Defense chief: Iraqis showed
‘no will to fight’

Ashton Carter, in an interview with CNN, rejected calls for sending U.S. ground troops into Iraq to fight Islamic State militants. He also said U.S.-led airstrikes have been effective.

GOP 2016 nomination fight likely to drag on and on

THE FIX | A crowded field and the rise of super PACs could combine to keep the Republican primary season active until late spring, and maybe later.

Nash revolutionized the field of game theory. (EPA)

Nobel laureate, who was the subject
of the film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ dies

The mathematician, 86, and his wife, 82, were killed in a two-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

    Local News

    Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

    Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

    The four were not charged in the D.C. slayings, which police believe involved more than one person.

    Va. gun shop encounters resistance
    as it plans to expand into Arlington

    Va. gun shop encounters resistance <br>as it plans to expand into Arlington

    Despite the state’s gun-friendly laws, residents say the business will not be a fit for the neighborhood.

    When they locked eyes, that was
    ‘when the music actually stopped’

    When they locked eyes, that was <br>‘when the music actually stopped’

    ON LOVE | Justin Zielke and Aaron Schmidt survived a travel challenge only three months into dating.

    The long weekend is only half over. There’s still lots to do around town.

    The long weekend is only half over. There’s still lots to do around town.

    GOING OUT GUIDE | A highlight tonight will be the Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol’s West Lawn.

    Bike-share programs are expanding worldwide, but are they successful?

    Bike-share programs are expanding worldwide, but are they successful?

    There were just 13 bicycle-sharing systems in 2004.Today, there are more than 855 in use worldwide.

    When one graduate stood his ground

    When one graduate stood his ground

    ESSAY | The author’s speech exhorted his classmates to avoid apathy — but the principal balked.

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    With a stunningly lopsided vote,
    Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage

    With a stunningly lopsided vote, <br>Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage

    The Irish are “generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people,” the premier said.

    International women’s activists
    cross from North to South Korea

    International women’s activists <br> cross from North to South Korea

    Critics said the bus crossing, which was led by Gloria Steinem, aided the Pyongyang regime.

    Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought

    Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought

    More homeowners, such as the actor who played Peter on “The Brady Bunch,” have opted for synthetic turf.

    Politics

    A Rubio 2016 blueprint for all to see

    A Rubio 2016 blueprint for all to see

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    Sports

    Rafael Nadal enters French Open as the King of Clay on shifting sands

    Rafael Nadal enters French Open as the King of Clay on shifting sands

    The world’s dominant clay-court player appears vulnerable, one of many intriguing story lines at the start of the Grand Slam at Roland Garros.

    Real Estate

    WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

    WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

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    National

    Military mom surprises son at high school graduation

    ANSWER SHEET | She turns up on stage to hand him his diploma. Watch the video.

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