Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead

NSA police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver refused commands to stop at a security gate, according to the agency. Preliminary reports say the two men were dressed as women.

An aerial view of the shooting scene at Fort Meade. (Reuters)

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Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Court, police and other documents, along with family interviews, present a harrowing tale of alleged abuse.

D.C. Council member calls for ban
on city-funded trips to Indiana

D.C. Council member calls for  ban <br>on city-funded trips to Indiana

The move comes in response to Indiana’s recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Manassas girl was abused by 3 men
at her home, Pr. William police say

The sex assaults by men renting a room in the home began four years ago, when she was 5 years old.

Md. man sentenced to 18 months
after exposing two women to HIV

Md. man sentenced to 18 months <br>after exposing two women to HIV

A Montgomery County judge also told Daniel Cleaves, 28, that he can no longer have unprotected sex.

Metro’s passenger base should be booming, but service isn’t reliable

Metro’s passenger base should be booming, but service isn’t reliable

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | “Dr. Gridlock” takes your questions (and gripes) on traffic, transit and commuting.

Couple left baby home as they went
to commit robbery, police say

The Prince William pair were charged after one suspect dropped his wallet at the Woodbridge crime scene.

Postal employee to serve prison time after 7-year disability scam unravels

Postal employee to serve prison time after 7-year disability scam unravels

The Baltimore resident made false statements about injuries that let her collect disability benefits.

One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

COLUMN | Through no fault of his own, Teddy Boumboulis was thrown out of college for unpaid bills.

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Co-pilot of doomed plane was treated for ‘suicidal tendencies,’ official says

Co-pilot of doomed plane was treated for ‘suicidal tendencies,’ official says

Andreas Lubitz was in treatment with a psychotherapist years before he got his license to fly.

Obama promised an era of openness, but journalists say it’s the opposite

Obama promised an era of openness, but journalists say it’s the opposite

Reporters often encounter closed doors when seeking data and interviews from the administration.

Scores killed in apparent airstrike
at U.N. refu­gee camp in Yemen

Scores killed in apparent airstrike <br> at U.N. refu­gee camp in Yemen

It wasn’t clear if the incident was the result of an air raid by Arab forces fighting Iran-backed insurgents.

After a story is published, an Arkansas minimum-wage worker loses her job

After a story is published, an Arkansas minimum-wage worker loses her job

WONKBLOG | A hotel worker quoted about a 25-cent-an-hour raise was fired when the story came out.

Real Estate

$1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

$1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

The pricey development is unusual for the neighborhood, which has a median sales price of $645,000.

Federal Government

GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

FEDERAL DIARY | Budget proposals could lead to cuts not just for feds but also to the services they provide taxpayers.

National

Romantic encounters behind the wheel are a driving distraction

Romantic encounters behind the wheel are a driving distraction

People admit to loving moments, changing clothes, flossing, taking selfies and more as they drive.

Business

Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse.

Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse.

WONKBLOG | New data from AARP shows that older workers stay unemployed longer, and their new jobs pay less.

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