Death toll tops 4,200 in Nepal earthquake

Three days after the quake toppled centuries-old monuments and engulfed Mount Everest’s base camp in an avalanche, the scope of the devastation is becoming clearer.

Gay marriage ruling could have explosive effect

If the Supreme Court, which will begin hearing arguments Tuesday, rules against gay couples’ constitutional right to get married, advocates say it will be a legal and political “mess.”

A person throws a rock at police Monday in Baltimore. (AP)

Protesters, police clash in Baltimore; at least seven officers are injured

The new confrontations occur as rival gangs are said to have entered into a partnership to “take out” law enforcement.

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Silver Line $200 million over budget; next phase may not open until 2020

Silver Line $200 million over budget; next phase may not open until 2020

The news came less than two weeks after officials said that signs “looked good” for a mid-2018 opening.

Man, 69, punched in the face on a Metro escalator at Eastern Market

Man, 69, punched in the face on a Metro escalator at Eastern Market

Surveillance video shows the victim falling down on the escalator after the alleged altercation on Friday.

Pope Francis will celebrate outdoor Mass at Catholic University in D.C.

Pope Francis will celebrate outdoor Mass at Catholic University in D.C.

The pope will canonize missionary Junipero Serra on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine.

National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. lab

National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. lab

The crime lab has a month to correct findings of inadequate procedures and poorly trained employees.

‘Keep calling, keep calling’: Frantic parents try reaching kids in Nepal

‘Keep calling, keep calling’: Frantic parents try reaching kids in Nepal

A Bethesda tattoo artist and his fiancee were in the capital city for an international convention.

Inside the hidden world of homeless teen mothers struggling to get by

Inside the hidden world of homeless teen mothers struggling to get by

Homeless adolescent moms are more at risk of sexual abuse, mental health issues and dropping out.

5 free things to do this week

5 free things to do this week

Yoga and Taekwondo classes and a funk music festival tops this week’s picks for free events.

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Assad’s hold on power looks shakier than ever as rebels advance in Syria

Assad’s hold on power looks shakier than ever as rebels advance in Syria

The battlefield shifts may force the United States to refocus its Middle East efforts on the unresolved war.

Financial arms race could drag out GOP’s 2016 primary season

Financial arms race could drag out GOP’s 2016 primary season

The GOP presidential race, designed to be a tidy affair, is instead shaping up to be a slog.

Carly Fiorina claims not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

Carly Fiorina claims not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

FACT CHECKER | The prospective 2016 GOP candidate keeps saying this, but she needs more research.

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Loretta Lynch is sworn in as attorney general

Loretta Lynch is sworn in as attorney general

Longtime U.S. attorney takes over the Justice Department at a time of tensions over race and policing.

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