Texas gunmen likely inspired by Islamic State

Investigators said the Islamic State’s propaganda could have fueled the attack on a cartoon contest lampooning the prophet Muhammad, but so far they saw no signs that the two men were directed by the group.

    Planes kept a secret watch over Baltimore trouble spots

    The ACLU is demanding answers about the previously secret nighttime aerial surveillance by city and federal authorities in the wake of protests and unrest over the death of Freddie Gray.

    Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a rally Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)

    In do-or-die battle to save his political life, Britain’s Cameron is letting it rip

    Known for his refined restraint, Prime Minister David Cameron is unleashing a passion few voters have ever seen as he leads a political charge to keep himself and his fellow Tories in power.

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    Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s low-key mayor is in the spotlight

    Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s  low-key mayor is in the spotlight

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake works to pick herself up after public backlash after Freddie Gray’s death.

    Officer’s attorney asks to see Freddie Gray’s knife, contends arrest was legal

    Officer’s attorney asks to see Freddie Gray’s knife, contends arrest was legal

    Edward Nero’s attorney argues that Gray’s arrest was justified because the knife was illegal.

    Jesse Matthew faces capital murder charges in U-Va. sophomore’s death

    Jesse Matthew faces capital murder charges in U-Va. sophomore’s death

    He faces charges of abducting and killing Hannah Graham and could face the death penalty if convicted.

    After 30 years, a cathedral’s towering organ may finally find its full voice

    After 30 years, a cathedral’s towering organ may finally find its full voice

    As the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle nears its 175th anniversary, it hopes to finish the instrument.

    Man who jumped onto Metro tracks to save a stranger knew he had to help

    Man who jumped onto Metro tracks to save a stranger knew he had to help

    The Canadian neurologist said when the man’s wheelchair rolled off the platform, he acted on instinct.

    Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

    Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

    The compound’s iron fencing apparently wasn’t enough; now it’s topped with razor wire.

    With Wall sidelined, Wizards’ playoff winning streak ends at 5 in Atlanta

    With Wall sidelined, Wizards’ playoff winning streak ends at 5 in Atlanta

    An injured wrist kept Washington’s all-star in a suit, and Atlanta pulled away late to even the series at 1-1.

    Strasburg exits early, and Nationals offense never arrives against Marlins

    Strasburg exits early, and Nationals offense never arrives against Marlins

    After mixing fastballs with grimaces, Stephen Strasburg departed after just three innings and 64 pitches.

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    Senate passes a deep-cutting budget, the first in more than 5 years

    Senate passes a deep-cutting budget, the first in more than 5 years

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    TV networks’ golden egg: Live sports

    Periscope and other apps threaten <br>TV networks’ golden egg: Live sports

    Sports used to be the only genre that was safe from piracy. Now it’s easy to set up illegal live streams.

    A Cuban town built by a U.S. chocolate tycoon in 1916 is in a sad state of ruin

    A Cuban town built by a U.S. chocolate tycoon in 1916 is in a sad state of ruin

    The relaxation of U.S.-Cuba trade limits fuels hope that some business will revive the town Hershey made.

    Need a legitimate excuse to hate millennials? Here are 5 of them.

    Need a legitimate excuse to hate millennials? Here are 5 of them.

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    Politics

    Controversies on display at Clinton Foundation’s event in Morocco

    Controversies on display at Clinton Foundation’s event in Morocco

    As the Clintons showcase their charity’s work, some criticize a Moroccan mining firm’s donations.

    Sports

    Strasburg exits early, and Nationals offense never arrives in 2-1 loss

    Strasburg exits early, and Nationals offense never arrives in 2-1 loss

    Right-hander leaves after three innings with an injury and the lineup fails to deliver in the clutch.

    Federal Government

    Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

    FEDERAL DIARY | A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

    National

    U.S. appeals court: No warrant needed for stored cellphone location data

    U.S. appeals court: No warrant needed for stored cellphone location data

    The judges reversed an earlier ruling; lawyers said they will appeal the privacy case to the Supreme Court.

    Business

    A silver lining for retirement savers

    A silver lining for retirement savers

    Target-date funds — one of the most popular retirement funds — are growing less expensive. People are smarter about using them, too.

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