Defense chief: Iraqis showed
‘no will to fight’

Ashton Carter, in an interview with CNN, rejected calls for sending U.S. ground troops into Iraq to fight Islamic State militants. He also said U.S.-led airstrikes have been effective.

GOP 2016 nomination fight likely to drag on and on

THE FIX | A crowded field and the rise of super PACs could combine to keep the Republican primary season active until late spring, and maybe later.

Nash revolutionized the field of game theory. (EPA)

Nobel laureate, who was the subject
of the film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ dies

The mathematician, 86, and his wife, 82, were killed in a two-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

    Local News

    Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

    Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

    The four were not charged in the D.C. slayings, which police believe involved more than one person.

    Va. gun shop encounters resistance
    as it plans to expand into Arlington

    Va. gun shop encounters resistance <br>as it plans to expand into Arlington

    Despite the state’s gun-friendly laws, residents say the business will not be a fit for the neighborhood.

    Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

    Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

    GRADE POINT | They say mounting problems made the Virginia school increasingly unsustainable.

    Riders take part in the Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration motorcycle run on Memorial Day by crossing the Memorial Bridge leading from Arlington Cemetery into Washington May 24, 2015. The organizers of the annual event seek to highlight U.S. armed forces members believed to be prisoners of war or missing in action (POW-MIA). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Rolling Thunder bikers ride over the Memorial Bridge. (Reuters)

    Rolling Thunder rumbles in D.C.

    GALLERY | Thousands of motorcycles took to Washington’s streets for the annual Memorial Day ride.

    Bike-share programs are expanding worldwide, but are they successful?

    Bike-share programs are expanding worldwide, but are they successful?

    There were just 13 bicycle-sharing systems in 2004.Today, there are more than 855 in use worldwide.

    Harper’s all-around play helps Nats nail down series win against Phillies

    Harper’s all-around play helps Nats nail down series win against Phillies

    An RBI groundout and defensive play bring a Washington win, making the eighth straight series victory.

    The long weekend is only half over. There’s still lots to do around town.

    The long weekend is only half over. There’s still lots to do around town.

    GOING OUT GUIDE | A highlight tonight will be the Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol’s West Lawn.

    When one graduate stood his ground

    When one graduate stood his ground

    ESSAY | The author’s speech exhorted his classmates to avoid apathy — but the principal balked.

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    Ohio governor: ‘Look at Cleveland as a model’ after Brelo verdict response

    Ohio governor: ‘Look at Cleveland as a model’ after Brelo verdict response

    John Kasich spoke on ABC as Cleveland officials said 71 protesters were arrested overnight.

    With a stunningly lopsided vote,
    Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage

    With a stunningly lopsided vote, <br>Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage

    The Irish are “generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people,” the premier said.

    Half of the Stiller & Meara comic team and mother of Ben Stiller dies

    Half of the Stiller & Meara comic team and mother of Ben Stiller dies

    She and husband Jerry Stiller were on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and other shows starting in the 1960s.

    Real Estate

    WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

    WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | To persuade his wife to move to the U.S., a man built a duplicate of their home in Japan.

    National

    Military mom surprises son at high school graduation

    ANSWER SHEET | She turns up on stage to hand him his diploma. Watch the video.

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