NSA dispute tests political ties of Paul, McConnell

The GOP senators’ clash on surveillance suggests that Rand Paul’s 2016 hopes loom over the “tight” bond described by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Defense chief: Iraqis lack ‘will to fight’ Islamic State

Ashton Carter’s comments on Iraq’s shaky troops reflect frustration and surprise in the Obama administration.

About 8,300 Americans are buried in Margraten. (The Washington Post)

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch never forgot.

Dutch families have adopted and cared for each of the graves at the Netherlands American Cemetery for 70 years.

Local News

New LGBT protections to become law in Md. without Gov. Hogan’s signature

New LGBT protections to become law in Md. without Gov. Hogan’s signature

The move suggests the Republican governor is not keen to stir up controversy over social issues.

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.

Va. House speaker and challenger battle in a pre-primary forum

Va. House speaker and challenger battle in a pre-primary forum

Republicans will choose between 28-year incumbent William Howell and Susan Stimpson on June 9.

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and these mattress salesmen will not rest

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and these mattress salesmen will not rest

It’s prime time for people to buy new beds, and retailers along Rockville Pike spring into action for sales.

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.

Local school districts are tossing out the idea of foam lunch trays

Local school districts are tossing out the idea of foam lunch trays

D.C. uses washable or compostable trays, while Montgomery is transitioning to something greener.

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.

In Tenleytown, community life revolves around hangouts

In Tenleytown, community life revolves around hangouts

WHERE WE LIVE | With tree-lined streets, parks and good schools, the Northwest neighborhood is praised.

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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.

How to give your college grad
a hand up and not a handout

How to give your college grad <br> a hand up and not a handout

COLOR OF MONEY | There’s a fine line between assisting and enabling adult children.

Nobel laureate who was the subject
of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies at 86

Nobel laureate who was the subject <br>of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies at 86

The mathematician who helped pioneer game theory was killed with his wife in a two-car accident.

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.

Politics

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the courts have too much power to “make law as well as enforce it.“

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.

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