Retailer hooks some service members, then springs debt trap

USA Discounters files lawsuits in Virginia against service members based anywhere in the world, no matter how hard it would be for them to be in court. Since 2006, the firm has filed more than 13,470 suits, almost always winning.

The drug that could cure millions and imperil Medicaid

The breakthrough, $84,000 hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has sparked an urgent and highly sensitive debate about how far society should go to make sure the poor get the best available treatments.

The world mourns. (Clockwise from top left: Reuters, EPA, AFP/Getty, Post)

‘Bodies had started falling’ from the sky

The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner created a wave of grief and outrage that ripples globally: from the Ukrainian towns where debris came down to the other side of the world.

Local News

Is ‘sexting’ between teens child porn? Some say it shouldn’t even be illegal.

Is ‘sexting’ between teens child porn? Some say it shouldn’t even be illegal.

A Va. case reignited the debate on whether treating the practice under porn laws is too harsh on minors.

Md.’s Rep. Harris intervened on pot in D.C. So residents ask about bike lanes.

Md.’s Rep. Harris intervened on pot in D.C. So residents ask about bike lanes.

Protesters descended on his office for a tongue-in-cheek “constituent service day” to highlight his move.

9 things to do this weekend

9 things to do this weekend

See the Piano Man at Nats Park, sip a brew at a rooftop beer garden or chow down on grilled cheese.

These women could be the stars of
a new Washington reality TV show

These women could be the stars of <br>a new Washington reality TV show

RELIABLE SOURCE | Take a peek at the casting list of a rumored D.C. version of “Blood, Sweat & Heels.”

RICHMOND VA, JULY 24: Washington head coach Jay Gruden during day 1 of Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond VA, July 24, 2014. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Jay Gruden on Day 1 of training camp. (J. McDonnell/Post)

‘I think we’ll go 12-4’: Redskins
fans are high — on the Redskins

SPORTS BOG | Step outside and smell the optimism: Fans at training camp think the team will rock this season. Just like every other year.

How a deadly and exceedingly rare tornado struck Va.’s Eastern Shore

How a deadly and exceedingly rare tornado struck Va.’s Eastern Shore<br>

WEATHER GANG | It was on the ground for 15 minutes, with winds up to 75 mph and massive hail.

Let an expert take your questions

Let an expert take your questions

LIVE Q&A | Advice for life based on the experiences of someone who has been there.

More Top Stories

Kerry presents cease-fire proposal
as conflict in Gaza intensifies

Kerry presents cease-fire proposal <br> as conflict in Gaza intensifies

The secretary of state seeks to halt violence that threatens to spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem.

A town that blocked child immigrants

A town that blocked child immigrants

A town that prided itself on hospitality revealed a full-throated, bared-teeth rage.

Iran confirms Washington Post correspondent’s arrest in Tehran

Iran confirms Washington Post correspondent’s arrest in Tehran

An official in Tehran gave no reason for the detention of Jason Rezaian, his wife and two photographers.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman shines as antihero in one of his last leading roles

Phillip Seymour Hoffman shines as antihero in one of his last leading roles

MOVIE REVIEW | “A Most Wanted Man” is a gritty adaptation of John le Carré’s spy novel.

Local Columnists

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Sports

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Nats could win it all this year, but GM must weigh their present chances while protecting their future.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Lifestyle

Tweets can set you free — from a job

Tweets can set you free —  from a job

Social media make it easy for journalists to unburden themselves, but can call neutrality into question.

Arts

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

His comment on satisfaction is about his work; at home, life is tranquil, filled with the comforting sounds of family.

Federal Government

Will the White House accept this Issa deposition offer?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.

Discussions

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Going Out Guide shared ideas for what to do in D.C.

Business

How not to shut down coal plants

How not to shut down coal plants

Colorado is racing ahead with clean energy. But the transition is sending some citizens’ bills skyrocketing.

Diversions