NATO boosts Baltic presence after Ukraine

With Russia’s recent moves, other former Soviet republics, where the alliance had previously had a light presence, are nervous they are Putin’s next targets.

Jobless caught in long-term trap with few escapes

Many long-term unemployed can’t hold onto jobs, and analysts say could become a permanent underclass.

Police in Watertown, Mass., following the Boston Marathon attack. (Getty)

ESSAY | A year ago, the author found himself at the frightening scene where police confronted the suspected Boston Marathon bombers.

Local News

Homeless man found dead near D.C. highway had places to call home

Homeless man found dead near D.C. highway had places to call home

“He didn’t have to die that way,” says a woman who knew one of the two men found dead Wednesday.

Woodson High parents seek action at Fairfax school after 6 student suicides

Woodson High parents seek action at Fairfax school after 6 student suicides

They want school administrators to help students cope with stress and other issues before problems arise.

Union vows to fight ruling that allows D.C. fire chief to change crew’s shifts

Union vows to fight ruling that allows D.C. fire chief to change crew’s shifts

He says it will save money, but the union contends it will ruin morale and upend the lives of firefighters.

Md. lawmaker counters allegations

Md. lawmaker counters allegations

In police reports, alleged assailants claimed that Del. Darren Swain used drugs with them.

Heroin dealer linked to three deaths receives a 30-year prison sentence

Heroin dealer linked to three deaths receives a 30-year prison sentence

The stiff term prompts Eugene Williams’s relatives to storm out of court and berate the federal judge.

D.C. region becoming a laboratory
for cutting-edge apartment designs

D.C. region becoming a laboratory <br>for cutting-edge apartment designs

Builders are changing to attract millennials who seek sleek, technologically savvy rentals.

The D.C. ospreys’ long journey home

The D.C. ospreys’ long journey home

After wintering in South America, two ospreys named Ron and Rodney return to D.C., arriving days apart.

More Top Stories

The 12 most interesting things from Friday’s Clinton document dump

The 12 most interesting things from Friday’s Clinton document dump

Most were related to Clinton’s health care plan, for which Rick Santorum was seen as a possible yes vote.

S. Korean ferry captain, two crew members arrested after disaster

S. Korean ferry captain, two crew members arrested after disaster

Some say the captain’s orders to passengers to stay in place could have increased the death toll.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Are
they money makers or money losers?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Are <br>they money makers or money losers?

Assessments of their profitability differ as a Senate panel weighs shutting down the mortgage giants.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest; at least 12 guides dead, four missing

Avalanche sweeps down Everest; at least 12 guides dead, four missing

This disaster, during peak climbing season, is the deadliest ever on the world’s highest peak.

Picks of the Week 

Racism, violence, drunkenness
‘hijacking’ Dartmouth’s future

Racism, violence, drunkenness <br>‘hijacking’ Dartmouth’s future

Ivy League college’s president offers an unusually candid campus assessment and promises change.

Having trouble sleeping? Here are foods to seek out — and to avoid.

Having trouble sleeping? Here are foods to seek out — and to avoid.

You can find claims about all kinds of foods that will help you sleep, but what does science really say?

The real reason people
root for Chelsea Clinton

The real reason people<br>root for Chelsea Clinton

COLUMN | Seeing the former first daughter happy feels like payback for all the years she was a target.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 9: Diana Minshall, one of the younger homeowners of Georgetown, taking a walk with Teddy, a 10-year-old Golden Retreiver on April, 09, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Diana Minshall owns a home in Georgetown. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

Georgetown’s quiet boom

As other parts of Washington get the hip restaurants and slick condos, this enclave prospers, too, in its own understated way.

Editors’ Picks

Washington, DC - March 27, 2014: Peep diorama's were photographed at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on Thursday March 27, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Post)

The best of Peeps Show 2014

PHOTOS | What kinds of scenes come together when marshmallow, ingenuity and tiny props are involved?

LAUREL, MD - APRIL17: A bloodied Jesus(John Polansky) carrying his cross in the road to calvary scene at the Scenes of Easter threatical production by The Tabernacle Church on  April 17, 2014 in Laurel, MD. The church production which included six scenes of the Easter story including the last supper, trial of Jesus and the crucifixion by 65 church members was performed in the shopping center parking lot at Laurel-Bowie Road and Contee Road Thursday and Friday nights.  (Photo by Mark Gail/For The Washington Post)

(Mark Gail / For The Washington Post)

Good Friday around the world

PHOTOS | Christians worldwide commemorated the holiday with re-enactments, processions and prayer.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Scenes from Holy Week events, South Korean ferry search efforts, macaw conservation and more.

A change in justice on Indian reservations

Pascua Yaqui is one of three tribes chosen for pilot project allowing prosecution of non-tribal men.

Images of space: 2014

Discoveries in our solar system and beyond.

Chelsea Clinton through the years

The former first daughter is a special correspondent for NBC News and works with the Clinton Foundation.

Best news photos of the week

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of April 13.

The search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Shortly after the Boston bombing in 2013, police searched for the suspects in Watertown, Mass.

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and son in New Zealand, Australia

The British royal family are visiting New Zealand and then Australia.

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

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

Politics

The top 11 Senate races of 2014

The top 11 Senate races of 2014

THE FIX | The battle to define state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) is on in North Carolina.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

The former residence of William H.G. FitzGerald gets a facelift.

Lifestyle

Superheroes — and villains too — head to the Mall

Superheroes — and villains too — head to the Mall

They have X-ray vision and superhuman strength, but can costumed characters set a record?

Arts

‘Don Quixote’ boldly delivers at Kennedy Center

‘Don Quixote’ boldly delivers at Kennedy Center

The production of Cervantes’s seminal work offers some thrills despite departing from the original.

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

Gio Gonzalez shuts down Cards

Gio Gonzalez shuts down Cards

He yields just four hits in seven strong innings as the Nats finally beat the defending NL champs.

Federal Government

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

FEDERAL EYE | We asked federal workers in a survey this week to share their thoughts about the prevalence of political appointees in the government.

Going Out Guide

Another round! 21 fresh bars for every occasion

Another round! 21 fresh bars for every occasion

A toast to Washington’s fresh batch of bars: Places to sip, snack and celebrate right now.

Technology

Michaels: Nearly 3 million customers hit by breach

Michaels: Nearly 3 million customers hit by breach

Retailer posts list of stores affected by breach, including several in the Washington area.

Business

The best education your money can buy

The best education your money can buy

Prepared to go for the dream school — at any cost — Michelle Singletary’s daughter writes about her early lesson in economics.

Discussions

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

TRANSCRIPT | Tips for dealing with a cluttered house and annoying stains.

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.

Diversions