Justices limit awards to victims of child porn

The Supreme Court threw out a $3.4 million award to a woman whose childhood rape was seen on the Web.

What the court’s ruling on race means for campuses

Some experts see a race-neutral approach to admissions — relying more on geography and income — as a way to maintain diversity. Others are dubious.

Susan Brennan, left, and Ellen Walker hope their stories help others. (Post)

Heroin in suburbia: ‘We had no clue’

Even in affluent Fairfax County, young people are jeopardizing their futures with a drug that for decades was seen as the choice of only the most desperate and hardened city junkies.

Local News

Judge stays order to extradite ‘person of interest’ in Alexandria killings

Judge stays order to extradite ‘person of interest’ in Alexandria killings

Defense for Charles Severance, who is being held in W.Va., will be allowed to mount an appeal.

Fairfax school board approves new plans for later high school start times

Fairfax school board approves new plans for later high school start times

Students may begin classes as late as 9:15 a.m. under one of the plans the board will offer for discussion.

Autistic boy says girl who allegedly abused him wanted secret relationship

Autistic boy says girl who allegedly abused him wanted secret relationship

The Maryland teen’s alleged abuse by two girls from his high school has generated outrage.

Dior, Longchamp and Hermes, oh my: Big names in retail eyeing CityCenter

Dior, Longchamp and Hermes, oh my: Big names in retail eyeing CityCenter

The developer is also in talks with Hilton’s Conrad brand, which would add to the center’s exclusive vibe.

Everything you need to know about why you have to get a new D.C. ID

Everything you need to know about why you have to get a new D.C. ID

The District will start issuing Real ID licenses May 1 — and all 540,000 of you will be making a trip to the DMV.

More Top Stories

What Georgia’s new pro-gun law does

What Georgia’s new pro-gun law does

GOVBEAT | The law greatly expands where Georgians can legally carry guns. But it also does much more.

Don’t take your toilet for granted: In U.S., 1.6M don’t have indoor plumbing

Don’t take your toilet for granted: In U.S., 1.6M don’t have indoor plumbing

WONKBLOG | And where do these people live? There is considerable geographic variation.

How Justin Bieber stepped into one of
the greatest geopolitical controversies

How Justin Bieber stepped into one of <br>the greatest geopolitical controversies

WORLDVIEWS | The singer visited a a shrine that is considered the most offensive place to many Asians.

Amazon Prime, with new HBO deal, just got a lot more attractive

Amazon Prime, with new HBO deal,  just got a lot more attractive

THE SWITCH | The deal allows Prime members to stream HBO’s classic shows online.

Editors’ Picks

William Shakespeare, 'Vincent' First Folio, 1623
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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.

April 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT — PostTV goes behind the scenes at the Washington Ballet to get six professional dancers to show off the most difficult moves in their repertoire. (Jason Aldag / The Washington Post)

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Washington Ballet’s hardest moves

VIDEO | Six dancers show off their most difficult moves in their repertoire.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Keystone pipeline protest, New York World’s Fair anniversary, ATLAS humanoid robot and more.

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.

The modern face of Kabul

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

Animal views

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

Paying respects to Gabriel García Márquez

Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.

Earth Day around the globe

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

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

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

Politics

This ad might be the GOP’s best response to the ‘war on women’

SHE THE PEOPLE | Female candidates are engaging with the “war on women” rhetoric, perhaps none better than Terri Lynn Land in Michigan, who is running for an open Senate seat.

Real Estate

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Government regulations are aimed at preventing escalation of waste problem in the Bay.

Lifestyle

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

The Comedy Central star trades one-liners with David Letterman. And yes, they took a selfie.

Arts

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

Orwa Nyrabia talks about “Return to Homs,” which screens at Filmfest DC on Wednesday.

Local Columnists

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

In D.C., pandas elicit more concern than the poor

COLUMN | Many have become detached from the violence and problems plaguing the poor areas of the District.

Sports

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

DC SPORTS BOG | Two games into his playoff career, Randy Wittman resides one spot ahead of Phil Jackson in winning percentage.

Federal Government

Teen stowaway prompts congressman to seek airport security perimeter review

Teen stowaway prompts congressman to seek airport security perimeter review

IN THE LOOP | Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) seeks GAO review of airport security perimeter after teen stowaway in jet wheel well.

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

How Russia and China are trying to undermine the Internet, again

How Russia and China are trying to undermine the Internet, again

The two countries’ latest attempt to gain greater control over the Web.

Business

They signed up for Obamacare.
Now, just keep them enrolled.

They signed up for Obamacare. <br>Now, just keep them enrolled.

Will the newly insured keep paying their premiums, and will they come back for a second year?

Discussions

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Reporter Aaron Blake took questions about the latest political news.

Obituaries

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Kevin Sharp, 43, overcame Ewing’s sarcoma in high school, then released three albums and a book.

Diversions