U.S. to take over broken Oregon health exchange

Officials familiar with the decision say it reflects the Obama administration’s conclusion that several state-run marketplaces are too dysfunctional.

Russian activists said killed
as clashes spread in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns any use of the Ukrainian military against its own citizens.

Cliven Bundy poses at his home in Bunkerville, Nev. (Reuters)

GOP leaders back away from rancher

Several senators and other politicians denounce Cliven Bundy’s controversial remarks about African Americans and slavery.

Local News

Girl, 15, sentenced to juvenile facility for assaulting autistic teen in Md.

Girl, 15, sentenced to juvenile facility for assaulting autistic teen in Md.

She and a friend are accused of tormenting a schoolmate, including luring him onto a frozen pond.

Metro, MWAA reach deal that moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Metro, MWAA reach deal that moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Transit authority will allow MWAA to complete some parts of the project after it itakes control, officials say.

How college students are hacking
hook-up app Tinder to get free food

How college students are hacking <br>hook-up app Tinder to get free food

An American U. student’s “Swipes for Swipes” is a great example of the power of the sharing economy.

Teens shot near zoo were targeted

Teens shot near zoo were targeted

Police say they had monitored potential violence on social media prior to Easter Monday’s incident.

Dog’s sense of smell is on the money

Dog’s sense of smell is on the money

U.S. Customs and Border canine Nicky nabs a traveler carrying $25K in cash — far more than reported.

More Top Stories

Was Clinton’s speech a 2016 pep talk?

Was Clinton’s speech a 2016 pep talk?

DEBRIEF | Her address felt like the internal monologue of someone considering a presidential run.

Israel halts talks with Palestinians, ending more than a year of U.S. efforts

Israel halts talks with Palestinians, ending more than a year of U.S. efforts

A unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas, which Israel views as a terrorist group, spurs halt to talks.

Girl gives first lady her unemployed father’s résumé at White House event

Girl gives first lady her unemployed father’s résumé at White House event

When Michelle Obama called on the girl for a question, she took the opportunity to do a her dad a favor.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

China fashion, London’s Globe Theatre, a breakaway iceberg, Sewol ferry victim search, a New York cat cafe and more.

Obama visits Japan

President Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday during his week-long trip to Asia.

Dads step up in classroom volunteering

Men are making their presence felt as women increasingly enter the workforce.

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, an Oscar and the cover of People.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

The modern face of Kabul

Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan and several recent militant attacks, Kabul, is home to a vibrant youth scene.

Earth Day around the globe

Global celebrations include a beauty pageant, mud costumes and a revised Apple logo.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

Dole: GOP is more conservative than it was even 20 years ago. He’s right.

Dole: GOP is more conservative than it was even 20 years ago. He’s right.

THE FIX | The idea that Republicans have moved further right than Democrats have moved left is real.

Real Estate

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

We compare a property that is for rent and for sale to see which is the better deal.

Lifestyle

Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir focuses on personal life, not politics

Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir focuses on personal life, not politics

The Massachusetts senator eschews policy-centric themes in the new “A Fighting Chance.”

Arts

‘Two Gentlemen’ strolls splendidly into the Folger Theatre

‘Two Gentlemen’ strolls splendidly into the Folger Theatre

New York-based Fiasco Theater is a welcome addition to DC’s Shakespeare gallery.

Local Columnists

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

COLUMN | All three major Democratic candidates hail from the D.C. area, a big plus for the region.

Sports

Redskins’ 2014 schedule: A game-by-game look

Redskins’ 2014 schedule: A game-by-game look

REDSKINS BLOG | Mike Jones takes a look at Washington’s schedule game by game.

Federal Government

The top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013: Healthier ice cream may be on its way

The top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013: Healthier ice cream may be on its way

FEDERAL EYE | The USDA has already provided us with frozen orange juice concentrate, breeds of blueberries and more.

Going Out Guide

Finding the best views of Washington

Finding the best views of Washington

From the top of the National Cathedral to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, we round up the best spots to view the city.

Business

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

FCC expected to circulate new net neutrality rules

The agency will introduce a proposal that could enshrine pay-for-play rules favoring large companies.

Discussions

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Valerie Strauss discussed the latest education news and how it impacts you.

Obituaries

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Mr. Marrero, the oldest surviving big leaguer, was renowned in Cuba before joining the Senators in 1950.

Diversions