Lewd conduct, hazing alleged in Blue Angels

EXCLUSIVE | The Navy has reassigned an ex-leader of the elite team of pilots amid allegations that he promoted a work environment rife with explicit speech and the open display of pornography.

Ex-DHS watchdog watered down reports, Hill panel says

The top watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security altered inquiries at the request of administration officials, compromising his role as an inspector general, a Senate panel report says.

Dostum allegedly let prisoners bake to death in shipping containers. (Reuters)

Ex-warlord has a new role: Candidate

Abdurrashid Dostum was America’s man in Afghanistan, until he aggravated officials so much, they sent a bomber to buzz his house. Now he may again assume a key role in Afghan politics.

Local News

Pr. George’s Wayne Curry has cancer

Pr. George’s Wayne Curry has cancer

He was the first African American elected to lead a county in the Washington region.

Nationals break out the ninth-inning heroics to dodge Angels’ broom

Nationals break out the ninth-inning heroics to dodge Angels’ broom

One inning away from being swept by visiting Los Angeles, the Nats scored four times in the ninth to win.

Va. lawmakers fail to override
any of governor’s vetoes

Va. lawmakers fail to override <br>any of governor’s vetoes

But they rejected more than a dozen of McAuliffe’s amendments in the legislature’s annual “veto session.”

After two shooting incidents near zoo
in a week, neighbors want answers

After two shooting incidents near zoo <br>in a week, neighbors want answers

At a packed meeting, residents call for more security, and some urge an end to an annual family day event.

What lies ahead for the Redskins:
An instant analysis of the schedule

What lies ahead for the Redskins: <br>An instant analysis of the schedule

Coming off a 3-13 season, the team will be under the leadership of first-year head coach Jay Gruden.

Moms who visit schools are ‘helpers,’ but when dads visit, they’re ‘heroes’

Moms who visit schools are ‘helpers,’ but when dads visit, they’re ‘heroes’

Schools are rolling out the red carpet for fathers in an attempt to boost volunteerism.

More Top Stories

FDA outlines its first moves to regulate electronic cigarette industry

FDA outlines its first moves to regulate electronic cigarette industry

The FDA’s proposal stops short of broader restrictions sought by many­ ­tobacco-control advocates.

In a digital world, computer science is largely missing from U.S. education

In a digital world, computer science is largely missing from U.S. education

“It’s shocking how little there is,” especially for girls and minorities, but there are signs of more interest.

What professional players see at the poker table. (Hint: More than you.)

What professional players see at the poker table. (Hint: More than you.)

The world of high-stakes cards has its own lingo, including calling bad players “fish” and “donkeys.”

Don’t take your toilet for granted: In U.S., 1.6M don’t have indoor plumbing

Don’t take your toilet for granted: In U.S., 1.6M don’t have indoor plumbing

WONKBLOG | And where do these people live? There is considerable geographic variation.

Editors’ Picks

William Shakespeare, 'Vincent' First Folio, 1623
(STC 22273 copy 1 no. 1)

Folger Exhibitions
A Shared Passion:  Henry Clay Folger, Jr. and Emily Jordan Folgeras Collectors
June 26 - October 26, 2002
Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol Street, SE, WDC 20003

Photo credit:  Julie Ainsworth
not for reproduction without written permission from the Folger Shakespeare Library

(Julie Ainsworth)

Which Shakespeare hero are you?

QUIZ | In honor of his birthday, take our quiz to find out which of the author’s tragic heroes you’re most like.

(National Low Income Housing Coalition)

How much for a decent 1-bedroom?

MAP | Search your county to see what you’d need to earn to rent what the U.S. considers a modest home.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Keystone pipeline protest, New York World’s Fair anniversary, ATLAS humanoid robot and more.

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.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

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

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Government regulations are aimed at preventing escalation of waste problem in the Bay.

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

Cory Booker, Democrat of Tinseltown

Cory Booker, Democrat of Tinseltown

IN THE LOOP | The senator from New Jersey spends a lot of time on that other coast.

Going Out Guide

Why don’t more local breweries sell Nationals T-shirts?

Why don’t more local breweries sell Nationals T-shirts?

Gear that combines beer and baseball hasn’t caught on in Washington yet.

Technology

Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend

Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend

Strong iPhone sales boost results; buyback and dividends increased; 7-to-1 stock split announced.

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

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Reporter Aaron Blake took questions about the latest political news.

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