ISIS claims first deadly bombing in Afghanistan

At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 injured in what marked the first time the group has claimed to be behind an assault in the country.

Iraqis flee as militants gain ground in Sunni heartland

Thousands of families leaving the city of Ramadi clogged checkpoints leading to Baghdad amid claims that some security forces had pulled out.

McHenry interviews Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith. (AP)

ESPN, first in sports broadcasting
— and maybe staff suspensions

Britt McHenry’s suspension after her rant is the latest in the network’s storied history of sending its personalities to the sidelines after embarrassing episodes that grabbed headlines.

    Local News

    ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s attempts to stamp out parking fraud

    ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s  attempts to stamp out parking fraud

    The city’s efforts against parking cheaters offer a long lesson in how not to fix a common urban problem.

    Sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the 80s today

    Sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the 80s today

    WEATHER GANG | Today should be close to perfect when it comes to spring weather.

    Arlington police: Woman found dead in home appears to have been slain

    Arlington police: Woman found dead in home appears to have been slain

    Officials declined to release many details, including how the woman, who had two small children, died.

    Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

    Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

    Members of Congress urge Virginia to try other tactics to ease crowding, like more HOV enforcement.

    Pr. George’s boy receives donated wheelchair after his was stolen

    Pr. George’s boy receives donated wheelchair after his was stolen

    Police are looking for someone who was caught on surveillance camera rolling the chair away.

    **ONE TIME USE ONLY 305 Charles Alexander Court, Alexandria

    The house was once home to an order of nuns. (Taylor Dabney)

    Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The 200-year-old house was built by descendants of the founders of Alexandria.

    Capitals rally to beat Islanders,
    tie playoff series at 1 game each

    Capitals rally to beat Islanders, <br>tie playoff series at 1 game each

    Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists as Washington climbed out of an early hole to win 4-3.

    As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

    As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

    Washington acquired the future Hall of Famer for the playoffs, and he enters as Toronto’s chief antagonist.

    Do opposites really attract?

    Do opposites really attract?

    DATE LAB | She’s an avid reader and a foreign-film devotee. He’s more likely to watch or play sports.

    6 things about Metro’s 7000 series railcars that could change behavior

    6 things about Metro’s 7000 series railcars that could change behavior

    Blue Line riders were the first to experience brighter cars, more room to move and better signs.

    More Top Stories

    40 years after Vietnam War, children of U.S. servicemen still left behind

    40 years after Vietnam War, children of U.S. servicemen still left behind

    A DNA database may be the last chance to link Amerasians
    with their fathers.

    The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

    The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

    Republican presidential hopefuls flood the state, jockeying for a coveted breakout moment.

    The Keystone XL debate is partisan — unless you live near proposed route

    The Keystone XL debate is partisan — unless you live near proposed route

    A study found that liberals as a whole near the route have become more in favor of the pipeline.

    Politics

    Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

    Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

    The senator was both deliberate and seemingly at-ease in his first campaign trip since announcing.

    Real Estate

    Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

    Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The 200-year-old house was built by descendants of the founders of Alexandria.

    National

    Isis removed from list of potential hurricane names, Odile retired

    Isis removed from list of potential hurricane names, Odile retired

    WEATHER GANG | The WMO considered “Isis” an inappropriate name because of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.

    Technology

    Verizon breaks up TV bundle, offers choices

    Verizon breaks up TV bundle, offers choices

    In the basic plan, which will cost $54 per month, customers will get 35 basic channels including all local broadcast networks, CNN, HGTV, AMC, the Food Network and other channels.

    Business

    Credit is a powerful tool for American families

    Credit is a powerful tool for American families

    The credit conundrum: Is consumer credit good or evil? Two academics make the case for plastic.

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