Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake

Major aftershocks continued to strike the region, and the number of dead was expected to rise as crews struggled to reach remote areas that lost electricity, roads and communications, and faced shortages in food, water and medicine.

Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights

The longest-serving justices on the current Supreme Court agree on many things, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

Clinton formally announced her presidential candidacy this month. (AP)

Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

But a Canada-based affiliate that bears Bill Clinton’s name will keep its donors secret because of restrictions in Canadian law.

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.

More than 50 Sweet Briar faculty file a lawsuit to keep the college open

More than 50 Sweet Briar faculty file a lawsuit to keep the college open

The group claims that shuttering the college is a breach of contract, and seeks $40 million in damages.

Week will begin on the chilly side, but coming weekend could be fantastic

Week will begin on the chilly side, but coming weekend could be fantastic

WEATHER GANG | It's on the cool side for the tail end of April, but the weekend forecast looks promising.

‘This is an issue, almost like a
bomb waiting to explode’

‘This is an issue, almost like a <br>bomb waiting to explode’

The Md. General Assembly passed required suicide-prevention training for school counselors.

Baltimore tries to recover after unrest leads to damage, multiple arrests

Baltimore tries to recover after unrest leads to damage, multiple arrests

The mayor said that the violence amid protests over the death of Freddie Gray was unacceptable.

Operational apples and oranges: Comparing Boston, D.C. rail systems

Operational apples and oranges: Comparing Boston, D.C. rail systems

Swift decisions in Mass. on reform contrast with Metro’s struggle for consensus on any major issue.

Wizards backed up their big talk in four-game rout of Raptors

Wizards backed up their big talk in four-game rout of Raptors

The Wizards should savor what they became over the course of their first four-game playoffs sweep ever.

Alexandria social worker makes sure students are ‘available to learn’

Alexandria social worker makes sure students are ‘available to learn’

Ana Bonilla-Galdamez works across language barriers and bridges cultural gaps to aid success.

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Kiran Joshi. (Courtesy)

Kiran Joshi. (Courtesy)

The moviemaker who envisioned Kathmandu's collapse

Animator saw the quake before it happened.

Slumps don’t last forever, but the Nationals’ entire season has been one

Slumps don’t last forever, but the Nationals’ entire season has been one

Some of Washington’s top sluggers are just recovering from injuries as the team tries to get more wins.

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The house where the women were held by Ariel Castro. (Getty)

A desperate birth and, somehow,
joy in a kidnapper’s prison

BOOK EXCERPT | Two women held captive for years in a Cleveland house recount their anguish as one of them gave birth in a plastic wading pool.

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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

A new coalition called the Army of Conquest has proved more cohesive and more effective than expected.

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.

Conservative group says it regrets
its portrayal of bin Laden shooter

Conservative group says it regrets<br> its portrayal of bin Laden shooter

ForAmerica said that Robert O’Neill was not consulted when it promoted its June fundraising event.

Western drought steals clean energy along with fresh water at power plants

Western drought steals clean energy along with fresh water at power plants

As Lake Mead shrinks, Hoover Dam tries to avoid the “dead pool” point of no return for generating power.

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The remarkable life and lessons
of the $8 million janitor

The remarkable life and lessons <br> of the $8 million janitor

COLUMN | The Vermont gas station attendant quietly accumulated a portfolio worth a fortune.

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