Senate rejects compromise bill on 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.

Ireland votes resoundingly
to legalize gay marriage

Even as ballots in the world’s first national vote on the issue were counted, leaders on both sides said the referendum had passed and couples celebrated.

The Duggars face allegations against son Josh, right. (Matt McClain/Post)

Now is no time to cancel the Duggars

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Amid molestation accusations against the eldest son, TLC should present “19 Kids and Counting” as a truly unscripted show about a crisis largely of a family’s own making.

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.

Hogan vetoes bill that would allow thousands of Md. felons to vote

Hogan vetoes bill that would allow thousands of Md. felons to vote

The governor also rejected items allowing public pot smoking and marijuana paraphernalia.

Positive first impressions

Positive first impressions

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

Schools audit could show whether
Pr. George’s gets its money’s worth

Schools audit could show whether <br>Pr. George’s gets its money’s worth

Officials are in final preparation for the first comprehensive performance audit in nearly 20 years.

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.

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.

More Top Stories

What Hillary Clinton’s e-mails tell
us about her management style

What Hillary Clinton’s e-mails tell <br>us about her management style

DEBRIEF | Old loyalties have clouded her decision-making in the past. Can she move past them?

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.

The problem with heels (hint: they’re hurting more than women’s feet)

The problem with heels (hint: they’re hurting more than women’s feet)

WONKBLOG | The psychology of heels is complex, and not uniquely related to pressures facing women.

Please don’t thank this veteran
on Memorial Day for her service

Please don’t thank this veteran <br>on Memorial Day for her service

ESSAY | The holiday was originally set aside as a time to decorate the graves of those who died in battle.

Economy delivers a graduation gift, as new workers’ underemployment eases

Economy delivers a graduation gift, as new workers’ underemployment eases

The latest data suggests that more new candidates will find jobs that suit their education and experience.

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.

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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