Law schools try to adapt as job market sours

Facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, schools are offering more practical courses — including more semesters of writing courses and externships — to attract students worried about getting a job after graduation.

    U.N.: About 800 migrants died in capsized boat

    The U.N. estimate confirms fears that Sunday’s tragedy was the worst migrant disaster in the heavily trafficked Mediterranean Sea.

    Cellphone video of the arrest; Freddie Gray. (The Baltimore Sun)

    6 Baltimore officers suspended after man suffers fatal spinal cord injury

    City officials pleaded for calm as they launched an investigation into what happened to 25-year-old Freddie Gray after his arrest.

    Local News

    Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

    Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

    Maureen McDonnell’s appeal was very similar to that of her husband, ex-governor Robert McDonnell.

    Mostly sunny and breezy today;
    rain and cooler weather ahead

    Mostly sunny and breezy today; <br>rain and cooler weather ahead

    WEATHER GANG | Humidity will drop today, but winds will pick up by the afternoon.

    RGIII ponders a fifth-year option

    RGIII ponders a fifth-year option

    The Redskins must decide by May 3 whether to pick up the option on the quarterback’s contract.

    O’Malley gets bleeped in NPR interview talking about economy

    O’Malley gets bleeped in NPR interview talking about economy

    The Democratic White House hopeful had a few choice words for a GOP economic argument.

    House Republicans to challenge District law tied to abortion rights

    House Republicans to challenge District law tied to abortion rights

    A House panel will revisit a law that bans employer discrimination based on reproductive health decisions.

    D.C. has 13,000 open spots for trees.
    In a few clicks, you can help fill them.

    D.C. has 13,000 open spots for trees.<br>In a few clicks, you can help fill them.

    A new site shows the District’s empty tree boxes and lets residents prioritize which ones get filled.

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    Post reporter jailed in Iran faces
    4 charges including espionage

    Post reporter jailed in Iran faces <br> 4 charges including espionage

    An indictment is said to allege that Jason Rezaian provided information to “individuals with hostile intent.”

    Lilly Pulitzer’s collection for Target is good for retail, but terrible fashion

    Lilly Pulitzer’s collection for Target is good for retail, but terrible fashion

    CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | The clothes are cheap and unflattering. Maybe that’s part of their charm.

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, cruiser steam toward Yemen amid fighting

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, cruiser steam toward Yemen amid fighting

    The American ships are reportedly preparing to intercept Iranian vessels carrying arms.

    Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

    Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

    MEDICAL MYSTERY | A rare condition left her unable to walk, speak clearly or use her left hand.

    Sports

    Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

    Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

    Washington is 6-1 on the road in the playoffs since last season and could be poised to seize control of the series with a Game 2 win Tuesday.

    Real Estate

    More apartments coming to Capitol Riverfront

    More apartments coming to Capitol Riverfront

    TOWN SQUARE | The mixed-use project across from Nationals Park will also include a Residence Inn by Marriott and 25,000-square-feet of retail space.

    Federal Government

    Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

    Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

    FEDERAL DIARY | The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.

    National

    U.S. sends illegal immigrants home
    on charter flights that cost millions

    U.S. sends illegal immigrants home <br> on charter flights that cost millions

    FEDERAL EYE | FEDERAL EYE | Auditors also found that some of the flights were largely empty.

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