Gay marriage bound for clear victory in Ireland

The nation — which became the first to put legalization of the issue to a public vote — is poised to amend its constitution for same-sex marriages.

Senate rejects compromise bill on NSA surveillance

The measure would have ended the NSA’s bulk collection of private phone records. Senators aren’t convening again until May 31, just hours before the legal authority for the existing program expires.

Judge John O'Donnell explains gunshot wounds on mannequins. (AP)

Officer Michael Brelo was acquitted in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. They were killed after a chase that began when officers mistook their car backfiring for gunshots.

Local News

Police: Accomplices probably helped
restrain D.C. family, housekeeper

Police: Accomplices probably helped <br>restrain D.C. family, housekeeper

Police said in court papers that all four victims were stabbed and had been captive over 19 hours.

New trial likely for man convicted
of killing intern Chandra Levy

New trial likely for man convicted <br>of killing intern Chandra Levy

Prosecutors dropped their long-standing opposition to efforts to have a new jury hear the case.

Fairfax approves $2.6B school budget with raises and later high school start

Fairfax approves $2.6B  school budget with raises and later high school start

Most school staff will get a 3.1 percent raise, bringing salaries closer to neighboring districts.

New World War I memorial will honor all — not just Gen. Pershing

New World War I memorial will honor all — not just Gen. Pershing

There is an international competition to redesign the Pennsylvania Avenue park as an official memorial.

ROCKVILLE, MD - MAY 22: Eric Powell and Laura Stotz have a wedding ceremony at Woodley Gardens Park following field day for Christ Episcopal School on Friday May 22, 2015 in Rockville, MD. Eric was recently diagnosed with ALS. Laura is a teacher at Christ Episcopal School. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

Eric Powell and Laura Stotz kiss during their wedding. (Post)

Their extraordinary response
to a diagnosis of a fatal disease

Eric Powell and Laura Stotz never planned on getting married. That changed when he found out he had ALS.

Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper
pace Nationals to sixth straight win

Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper <br>pace Nationals to sixth straight win

Right-hander throws eight strong innings and slugger blasts league-leading 16th homer in home victory.

Positive first impressions

Positive first impressions

DATE LAB | When he saw her, he thought, “Wow!” She was equally charmed. What happens next?

D.C. sisters separated at birth finally get closure — on a VH1 reality show

D.C. sisters separated at birth finally get closure — on a VH1 reality show

The two had never taken a DNA test to confirm their blood relation -- until “Swab Stories” came calling.

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The Duggars: A harmful cult of purity

The Duggars: A harmful cult of purity

COMPOST | A family focused on ideals of modesty also fostered a culture of blaming the victim.

Eyewitness to the Waco biker brawl: ‘Richie died, then Diesel, then Dog’

Eyewitness to the Waco biker brawl: ‘Richie died, then Diesel, then Dog’

A Cossack biker says his club had been invited to make peace with rivals. Then the shooting started.

Kim Jong Un’s brother is said to
have attended Eric Clapton concert

Kim Jong Un’s brother is said to <br>have attended Eric Clapton concert

WORLDVIEWS | Kim Jong Chul is apparently such a big fan, he saw the performer two nights in a row.

Could Chinese ‘thunder god vine’
hold the solution for obesity?

Could Chinese ‘thunder god vine’ <br>hold the solution for obesity?

A plant extract was found to reduce food intake and help obese mice lose 45% of their body weight.

Politics

Republicans’ Josh Duggar problem

Republicans’ Josh Duggar problem

THE FIX | There’s no shortage of photos of the reality TV star posing with GOP elite. That’s a problem now.

Sports

Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper
pace Nationals to sixth straight win

Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper <br>pace Nationals to sixth straight win

Right-hander throws eight strong innings and slugger blasts league-leading 16th homer in home victory.

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.

National

California accepts farmers’ offer to cut water use during historic drought

California accepts farmers’ offer to cut water use during historic drought

State officials had warned that they were about to impose reductions for the first time in more than 30 years.

Technology

New Apple TV could come with broadcast channels

New Apple TV could come with broadcast channels

In order to avoid an Aereo-like legal situation, Apple will need to conduct extensive negotiations with broadcasters — and potentially delay its product.

Business

How, and how much, to help a college grad

How, and how much, to help a college grad

COLUMN | There’s a fine line between assisting and enabling adult children. Start by knowing your family’s situation.

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