Promised U.S. ‘pivot’ to Asia falls short

President Obama’s bid to focus attention on the region has failed to meet lofty expectations he set three years ago, and he is aiming to reinvigorate his strategy through upcoming trips to the area.

Nearly 300 missing in South Korean ferry disaster

At least eight people are confirmed dead, and the toll is expected to rise as the ferry slips deeper into the Yellow Sea.

A peeps family portrait. (Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Post)

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

PHOTOS | Judges whittled 700-plus dioramas in our annual contest to select these top five entries.

Local News

Two men are found dead near D.C. homeless camp after freezing night

Two men are found dead near D.C. homeless camp after freezing night

The bodies were discovered near Interstate 295 in Southeast the morning after a chilling April storm.

Troubled Silver Line project hits another hurdle as leader resigns

Troubled Silver Line project hits another hurdle as leader resigns

The move underscores concerns about the rail line, which is behind schedule and over budget.

Recognition at long last for a slave
who built a monument to freedom

Recognition at long last for a slave <br>who built a monument to freedom

A marker honors Philip Reid, who helped cast the Capitol’s Statue of Freedom and died a free man.

Why you don’t want to flip
homes in the Washington area

Why you don’t want to flip <br>homes in the Washington area

It looks easy and seems like a sure bet, but you have probably already missed the window.

DeSean Jackson’s path to the NFL snaked through L.A. gang territory

DeSean Jackson’s path to the NFL snaked through L.A. gang territory

The Redskins’ wide receiver was raised in the shadow of violence, but that doesn’t tell his whole story.

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Dartmouth’s president: ‘Extreme behavior’ is hijacking school’s future

Dartmouth’s president: ‘Extreme behavior’ is hijacking school’s future

Offering an unusually candid assessment of the elite campus, he says reforms are underway.

After his illicit kiss with a staffer, can Rep. McAllister make up with voters?

After his illicit kiss with a staffer, can Rep. McAllister make up with voters?

Video of the pair’s office smooch has turned the young Republican’s life into a political soap opera.

Even casually smoking marijuana
can change your brain, study says

Even casually smoking marijuana <br>can change your brain, study says

Even those who smoked once a week showed abnormalities, a study in the Journal of Neuroscience finds.

Uber’s surge pricing is a flop. So,
why are D.C. taxis considering it?

Uber’s surge pricing is a flop. So, <br>why are D.C. taxis considering it?

SLATE | A council measure would let mobile dispatch services adjust fares based on demand.

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How would you do on the new SAT?

QUIZ | Test your knowledge with sample questions that students might encounter on the new test.

WASHINGTON, DC April 9, 2014. Duck Egg Sandwich With Spinach and Chipotle Cream photographed in Washington, DC. Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

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The best ways to cook eggs

PHOTOS | Turn one of the most versatile foods into a nutritious meal, from breakfast to dinner.

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Photos of the day

South Korean ferry capsizes, Boston marathon bombing anniversary, T. rex bones, Viking longboat on the Thames and more.

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

PHOTOS | Judges whittled 700-plus dioramas in our annual contest to select these top five entries.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Press preview of the 2014 New York auto show

The show opens to the public on April 18.

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in which plants and decay reclaim manmade structures.

Boston Marathon bombing commemorated

Survivors, officials and relatives of victims observe the first anniversary.

‘Dancing With the Stars’

A look at the performances of Season 18.

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

As many as 290 remain unaccounted for as rescuers fear many were still trapped onboard.

Politics

Elections are far off, but campaign ads fill the airwaves

Elections are far off, but campaign ads fill the airwaves

Senate incumbents and challengers both say it pays to put their messages before the voters early.

Real Estate

Why you don’t want to flip
homes in the Washington area

Why you don’t want to flip <br>homes in the Washington area

It looks easy and seems like a sure bet, but you have probably already missed the window.

Lifestyle

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

The “Star Trek” legend doesn’t have a financial stake -- his reason is more personal.

Arts

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

Studio Theatre 2ndStage mounts playwright Declan Greene's drama of painful adolescence.

Local Columnists

E-cig ads target a new generation.
Don’t let Big Tobacco get away with it.

E-cig ads target a new generation. <br>Don’t let Big Tobacco get away with it.

COLUMN | The “vape” market is a growing one, and it’s not too late to stop teens from getting hooked.

Sports

Werth, Walters rescue Nationals

Werth, Walters rescue Nationals

Jayson Werth hits tying homer in sixth, then rookie delivers in a pinch in the eighth in win in Miami.

Federal Government

Census says it will be able to assess impact of health care

Census says it will be able to assess impact of health care

The Census Bureau’s director said it changed the phrasing of a survey this year to establish a benchmark.

Going Out Guide

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

Technology

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

Valve’s own games are the source of its incredible staying power.

Business

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Fed chairman stresses that flexibility is crucial to adjust to possibly changing conditions.

Obituaries

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

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