Migration crisis swamps Europe’s capacity to help

As the number of people seeking asylum in Europe swells to levels not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a multi-nation system created to absorb refugees is overwhelmed and unraveling.

DEA chief will step down after ‘sex parties’ scandal

Michele Leonhart’s departure follows the release of an inspector general report that detailed a series of incidents alleging misconduct by agents, including parties with prostitutes paid for by cartels.

Maria Oliveira reveals the dust from a cabinet in her home. (Mount/The Post)

In Brazil, rural radicalism springs up to challenge iron industry’s expansion

Residents of poor villages say building a second rail line to carry iron ore would add to the region’s pollution and health problems without providing enough jobs for the community.

    Local News

    Justice Dept. opens civil rights probe into Baltimore police-custody death

    Justice Dept. opens civil rights probe into Baltimore police-custody death

    Authorities will investigate the case of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury after being arrested.

    Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle
    suit in John Geer police killing

    Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle <br>suit in John Geer police killing

    The civil suit in the 2013 death ends, but no decision has been made on charging the officer who shot Geer.

    Vaccines are debated now, but 60 years ago one’s arrival was celebrated

    Vaccines are debated now, but 60 years ago one’s arrival was celebrated

    A McLean doctor gave the first polio shots as part of a national trial that saw nearly 1.4 million vaccinated.

    What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

    What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

    Most area residents said that a personal net worth of $270,000 is enough to be “comfortable.”

    Capitals even series with Islanders on Backstrom’s Game 4 overtime winner

    Capitals even series with Islanders on Backstrom’s Game 4 overtime winner

    The center’s long-range shot, 11 minutes into the extra session, gave Washington new life in the series.

    Wizards take 2-0 lead in playoff series with another road win in Toronto

    Wizards take 2-0 lead in playoff series with another road win in Toronto

    Bradley Beal and John Wall combined for 54 points to lead the Wizards in a rout of the Raptors.

    Breaking down the Redskins’
    2015 schedule, week by week

    Breaking down the Redskins’ <br>2015 schedule, week by week

    Washington will play in three prime-time matchups and kicks off the season with two home games.

    A how-to guide to annoying the White House Correspondents’ Association

    A how-to guide to annoying the White House Correspondents’ Association

    RELIABLE SOURCE | It involves a magazine, a vodka company and an Obama impersonator.

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    Senate reaches compromise, paves way for vote on Lynch nomination

    Senate reaches compromise, paves way for vote on Lynch nomination

    A confirmation vote on the attorney general nominee could come as soon as Thursday.

    Clinton hedges on trade initiative as Democrats’ discord goes public

    Clinton hedges on trade initiative as Democrats’ discord goes public

    The tension between the pro-labor and pro-business wings of the party threatens to expose old divisions.

    Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turning 25 with a cloudy future

    Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turning 25 with a cloudy future

    The Hubble is doing great science for now, but its fate depends on old hardware and gravity.

    Kansas lawmakers want to fill budget hole with tax hike that could hit poor

    Kansas lawmakers want to fill budget hole with tax hike that could hit poor

    WONKBLOG | The state had hoped more generous tax policies would stimulate the economy. It didn’t.

    Real Estate

    6 key things to decide before your home remodel

    6 key things to decide before your home remodel

    It’s important for the family to sit down and determine the needs of everyone and the desired flow of the house before calling a contractor.

    National

    Photo of an ‘unrepentant’ marathon bomber helps launch penalty phase

    Photo of an ‘unrepentant’ marathon bomber helps launch penalty phase

    After seeing victims’ pictures, jurors are shown a startling one: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making a rude gesture.

    Business

    Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

    Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

    WONKBLOG | If you add in shadow unemployment, the economy is still about 3.5 million full-time jobs short of where it needs to be.

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