Arab nations plan joint force to quell uprisings

Leaders meeting in Egypt agreed to create the combined military force while a Saudi-led coalition spent its fourth day attacking Shiite rebels in Yemen.

Slow economy could prompt Iran to take nuclear deal

International sanctions, low world oil prices and the expense of helping regional allies have weighed on a country that could be growing faster.

Indiana governor: Outrage stems from ‘misinformation’

Critics of the state’s new religious freedom law say it allows businesses to discriminate against gays.

Robin Stanford, 87, shows off a stereo picture. (Nikki Kahn/Post)

Grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to the Library of Congress

For 40 years, a Houston woman has gathered hundreds of
so-called stereo photos of war and slavery.

The Civil War, 150 years later: At war’s end

The Civil War, 150 years later: At war’s end

CHAPTER 10 | As the bloody conflict drew to a close and Gen. Robert E. Lee took flight, Richmond faced the Yankees.

Local News

Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

Concerns gained urgency when Marriott said it would move partly because workers want Metro access.

Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

Politicians described the legal group’s decision as an “outrageous” move that “sends the wrong signal.”

One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

COLUMN | Through no fault of his own, Teddy Boumboulis was thrown out of college for unpaid bills.

As Fairfax grows more diverse, candidates for office mostly don’t

As Fairfax grows more diverse, candidates for office mostly don’t

Democratic and Republican leaders voiced frustration about their efforts to find people of color willing to run.

Baltimore police try bonding with teens through Inner Harbor Project

Baltimore police try bonding with teens through Inner Harbor Project

The effort resembles others around the country as law enforcement reassesses its tactics.

SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: Nicole Coomber, a Phd management professor at the University of Maryland, plays with her youngest son, Gus after working all day, on March, 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Nicole Coomber with son Gus. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to spending time with kids

It appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids ages 3 to 11 has virtually no relation to how they turn out — but parent time is still important.

Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Court, police and other documents, along with family interviews, present a harrowing tale of alleged abuse.

Falls Church student pitches his patented football cleats to investors

Falls Church student pitches his patented football cleats to investors

With a shoe designed to prevent turf toe, teenager Brian Eck wants to start an athletic gear company.

Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

After 75 years in the meat business, the Alafoginis family’s legacy is as full-bodied as its dry-aged beef.

Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

After 75 years in the meat business, the Alafoginis family’s legacy is as full-bodied as its dry-aged beef.

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