Israel halts
peace talks with Palestinians

Israel says it has decided to halt peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a new unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions.

After rancher’s slave remark, GOP leaders back away

Several senators and other politicians denounce Cliven Bundy’s remarks about African Americans and slavery.

U.S. Navy's Blue Angel perform in California in March. (AP)

Lewd conduct alleged in Blue Angels

EXCLUSIVE | The Navy has reassigned an ex-leader of the elite team of pilots amid allegations that the group was a hotbed of hazing and sexual harassment, documents show.

Local News

After two shooting incidents near zoo
in a week, neighbors want answers

After two shooting incidents near zoo <br>in a week, neighbors want answers

At a packed meeting, residents call for more security, and some urge an end to an annual family day event.

Pr. George’s Wayne Curry has cancer

Pr. George’s Wayne Curry has cancer

He was the first African American elected to lead a county in the Washington region.

Dog’s sense of smell is on the money

Dog’s sense of smell is on the money

U.S. Customs and Border canine Nicky nabs a traveler carrying $25K in cash — far more than reported.

What lies ahead for the Redskins:
An instant analysis of the schedule

What lies ahead for the Redskins: <br>An instant analysis of the schedule

Coming off a 3-13 season, the team will be under the leadership of first-year head coach Jay Gruden.

More Top Stories

Ex-DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports, panel says

Ex-DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports, panel says

Whistleblowers say boss deleted information that would embarrass White House, stalled investigations.

Up to 5 pro-Russian activists said to be dead in clashes across eastern Ukraine

Up to 5 pro-Russian activists said to be dead in clashes across eastern Ukraine

Russia’s Putin calls the use of the Ukranian military against its own citizens “a very serious crime.”

Did the pope call and say divorced Catholics can take communion?

Did the pope call and say divorced Catholics can take communion?

The reported phone call may portend changes in the church on “pastoral challenges to the family.“

Editors’ Picks

William Shakespeare, 'Vincent' First Folio, 1623
(STC 22273 copy 1 no. 1)

Folger Exhibitions
A Shared Passion:  Henry Clay Folger, Jr. and Emily Jordan Folgeras Collectors
June 26 - October 26, 2002
Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol Street, SE, WDC 20003

Photo credit:  Julie Ainsworth
not for reproduction without written permission from the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Which Shakespeare hero are you?

QUIZ | In honor of his birthday, take our quiz to find out which of the author’s tragic heroes you’re most like.

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How much for a decent 1-bedroom?

MAP | Search your county to see what you’d need to earn to rent what the U.S. considers a modest home.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

China fashion, London’s Globe Theatre, a breakaway iceberg, Sewol ferry victim search, a New York cat cafe and more.

Obama visits Japan

President Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday during his week-long trip to Asia.

Dads step up in classroom volunteering

Men are making their presence felt as women increasingly enter the workforce.

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, an Oscar and the cover of People.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

The modern face of Kabul

Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan and several recent militant attacks, Kabul, is home to a vibrant youth scene.

Earth Day around the globe

Global celebrations include a beauty pageant, mud costumes and a revised Apple logo.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

Dole: GOP is more conservative than it was even 20 years ago. He’s right.

Dole: GOP is more conservative than it was even 20 years ago. He’s right.

THE FIX | The idea that Republicans have moved further right than Democrats have moved left is real.

Real Estate

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

We compare a property that is for rent and for sale to see which is the better deal.

Lifestyle

Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir focuses on personal life, not politics

Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir focuses on personal life, not politics

The Massachusetts senator eschews policy-centric themes in the new “A Fighting Chance.”

Arts

‘Two Gentlemen’ strolls splendidly into the Folger Theatre

‘Two Gentlemen’ strolls splendidly into the Folger Theatre

New York-based Fiasco Theater is a welcome addition to DC’s Shakespeare gallery.

Local Columnists

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

COLUMN | All three major Democratic candidates hail from the D.C. area, a big plus for the region.

Sports

Redskins’ 2014 schedule: A game-by-game look

Redskins’ 2014 schedule: A game-by-game look

REDSKINS BLOG | Mike Jones takes a look at Washington’s schedule game by game.

Federal Government

The top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013: Healthier ice cream may be on its way

The top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013: Healthier ice cream may be on its way

FEDERAL EYE | The USDA has already provided us with frozen orange juice concentrate, breeds of blueberries and more.

Going Out Guide

Why don’t more local breweries sell Nationals T-shirts?

Why don’t more local breweries sell Nationals T-shirts?

Gear that combines beer and baseball hasn’t caught on in Washington yet.

Technology

Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend

Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend

Strong iPhone sales boost results; buyback and dividends increased; 7-to-1 stock split announced.

Business

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

The agency will introduce a proposal that could enshrine pay-for-play rules favoring large companies.

Discussions

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Valerie Strauss discussed the latest education news and how it impacts you.

Obituaries

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Mr. Marrero, the oldest surviving big leaguer, was renowned in Cuba before joining the Senators in 1950.

Diversions