Ind. to ‘clarify’ new law decried as anti-gay

GOP lawmakers promised to amend a religious freedom bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay, bowing to protests.

Poll: Majority of Americans back nuclear deal with Iran

According to a new Post-ABC poll, 59 percent of Americans support a deal but they aren’t confident it will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

The scene of the shooting that left one dead. (Washington Post staff/AP)

A fatal wrong turn suspected at NSA

What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.

Local News

Manhunt in Va. after prisoner escapes from hospital, steals gun and car

Manhunt in Va. after prisoner escapes from hospital, steals gun and car

Wossen Assaye, who was at Inova Fairfax after a suicide attempt, is considered armed and dangerous.

Height of ‘pop-ups’ limited to 35 feet, D.C. Zoning Commission decides

Height of ‘pop-ups’ limited to 35 feet, D.C. Zoning Commission decides

Developers who have already built the controversial tall buildings will be able to put four condo units inside.

Md. woman who killed alleged abuser can’t escape clutches of felony past

Md. woman who killed alleged abuser can’t escape clutches of felony past

Stymied by employers wary of her record, Shari L. Thomas wonders: “When is enough enough?”

How maple syrup urine disease
in one girl saved another man’s life

How maple syrup urine disease <br>in one girl saved another man’s life<br>

Children usually can’t donate organs, but this case was different: Her diseased liver offered a cure.

Mostly sunny and warm today, but cooler tonight with rain likely

Mostly sunny and warm today, but cooler tonight with rain likely

WEATHER GANG | Today we manage seasonally warm conditions with highs in the 60s.

NCAA  TOURNAMENT

Maryland outlasts Tennessee; will
face UConn in semifinals on Sunday

Maryland outlasts Tennessee; will <br>face UConn in semifinals on Sunday

The Terps claimed the final spot in the women’s semifinals with a 58-48 victory over the Volunteers.

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Yemen rebels push offensive to last government stronghold, killing 26

Yemen rebels push offensive to last government stronghold, killing 26

The deaths came a day after an airstrike killed dozens at a camp for refugees in northern Yemen.

Spokesman found dead weeks after Missouri state auditor’s suicide

Spokesman found dead weeks after Missouri state auditor’s suicide

Spence Jackson had been outspoken about an “anti-Semitic” whisper campaign against his boss.

Access denied: Journalists say lid
has grown tighter under Obama

Access denied: Journalists say lid <br>has grown tighter under Obama

Reporters often encounter closed doors when seeking data and interviews from the administration.

Real Estate

What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

A hike in the interest rates and/or a government shutdown could have a significant impact on whether house hunters maintain the financial ability and confidence to become buyers.

Federal Government

Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

IN THE LOOP | The fears of the merely wealthy, eager for postings at U.S. embassies, may be unfounded.

National

Flossing, selfies, romantic encounters:
Driving distractions, by the numbers

Flossing, selfies, romantic encounters: <br>Driving distractions, by the numbers

Distracted-driving awareness month brings a slew of surveys and polls with some surprising results.

Business

Losing a job is terrible.
For those over 50, it’s worse.

Losing a job is terrible. <br>For those over 50, it’s worse.

WONKBLOG | WONKBLOG | Data from AARP show older workers stay unemployed longer, and their new jobs pay less.

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