Fatal checkpoint gunfight raises Ukraine tensions

The Russian Foreign Ministry seizes on the clash as evidence the government can’t keep order despite Easter truce.

Camaraderie of military life leaves veterans with a void

Camaraderie of military life leaves veterans with a void

The transition to civilian life becomes defined by isolation for many.

Elyse Morehead, 3, hunts for Easter eggs in Paducah, Ky. (AP)

Five myths about Easter

OUTLOOK | When death and resurrection mix with bunnies and chocolate eggs, you get the most misunderstood of holy days.

Local News

Despite ‘sick game,’ autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of abusing him

Despite ‘sick game,’ autistic Md. boy defends girls accused of abusing him

A16-year-old autistic student says he still yearns for the friendship of his alleged tormenters.

Site preparation and paperwork get rolling for National Harbor casino

Site preparation and paperwork get rolling for National Harbor casino

Pr. George’s processes usually take a bit longer, but not for the $925M luxury casino slated to open in 2016.

Why did it take so long for people to notice damaged trees in D.C.?

Why did it take so long for people to notice damaged trees in D.C.?

COLUMN | Someone carved holes and circles into more than 750 trees. Who saw him and did nothing?

Even though there’s talk of tolls on the 14th Street Bridge, it won’t be soon

Even though there’s talk of tolls on the 14th Street Bridge, it won’t be soon

The political, financial and engineering hurdles to the project are formidable. Just ask Virginia.

There won’t be dinosaurs on the Mall, but no need to roam far to find more

There won’t be dinosaurs on the Mall, but no need to roam far to find more

While the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum exhibit is renovated, explore beyond the beltway.

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Denard Span hits a walk-off sacrifice fly and Washington forces a series split against St. Louis.

Live discussion: Wizards at Bulls

Live discussion: Wizards at Bulls

The Washington Wizards begin their first playoffs season in years in Chicago for a best-of-seven series.

More Top Stories

One year after horrific bombings,
fear is far from the finish line

One year after horrific bombings, <br>fear is far from the finish line

Every hotel room in Boston is booked and tens of thousands are expected to run in the marathon.

Navy looks at sleep research to
address fatigue on submarines

Navy looks at sleep research to <br>address fatigue on submarines

Study shows that sailors, who typically work every 18 hours, aren’t as tired on a more natural schedule.

Boxer whose wrongful conviction came to symbolize racial injustice dies at 76

Boxer whose wrongful conviction came to symbolize racial injustice dies at 76

“Hurricane” spent 19 years in prison for the deaths of three whites before the convictions were overturned.

Editors’ Picks

Washington, DC - March 27, 2014: Peep diorama's were photographed at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on Thursday March 27, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik/Post)

Peeps worthy of a president

PHOTOS | From Peeps in the Oval Office to Peeps painting, here are some of this year’s best.

(The Washington Post)

Capitol dome gets a little TLC

INTERACTIVE | Extensive repairs are underway on the leaks, cracks and corrosion dotting the cast-iron dome.

Featured Photo Galleries

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

The former boxer was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1967, spending almost two decades in jail before being exonerated.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

Celebrating Easter around the world

With candles, angels, decorated eggs and straw, people remember the traditions of Easter and attend religious services.

Families mourn Nepalese Sherpas

The deadly avalanche on Mount Everest was a brutal reminder of the risks they face.

Best news photos of the week

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of April 13.

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and son in New Zealand, Australia

The British royal family are visiting New Zealand and then Australia.

Landslide in Wyoming picks up speed

The slide in Jackson, first noticed April 4, had been moving at a rate of about an inch a day.

A change in justice on Indian reservations

Pascua Yaqui is one of three tribes chosen for pilot project allowing prosecution of non-tribal men.

Politics

Inside the Romney retreat

Inside the Romney retreat

THE FIX | Mitt Romney will host several potential GOP presidential contenders, former government officials, business leaders, even Payton Manning, at this summer in Park City, Utah, for his third annual policy summit.

Real Estate

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

The houses are well-priced and the tales well-told in this North Laurel neighborhood.

Lifestyle

‘Mad Men’s’ Christina Hendricks talks Season 7 and getting ready for the end

‘Mad Men’s’ Christina Hendricks talks Season 7 and getting ready for the end

The men “don’t know how to see someone smart and talented and powerful,” she says of the male characters’ reaction to Joan.

Arts

Spirit of Professor Longhair alive at annual jazz festival

Spirit of Professor Longhair alive at annual jazz festival

Two film projects are in the works to tell the life story of Henry Roeland “Fess” Byrd, who died in 1980.

Local Columnists

The return of the ring(s)

The return of the ring(s)

COLUMN | David Copperfield has nothing on this amazing magic trick, 30 years in the making.

Sports

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Nationals rally, walk off with win

Denard Span hits a walk-off sacrifice fly and Washington forces a series split against St. Louis.

Federal Government

Does the GPO need a Web-savvy name?

Does the GPO need a Web-savvy name?

FEDERAL EYE | A bipartisan bill would swap “printing” for “publishing” to better reflect the agency’s digital-age offerings.

Going Out Guide

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

Free and Easy: Ella Fitzgerald and Spring Arts Festival

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

Technology

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Here’s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

The FCC expects to set aside at least 18 megahertz of spectrum for unlicensed uses in its upcoming broadcast auction.

Business

Barry Ritholtz: What’s gone up won’t always come down

Barry Ritholtz: What’s gone up won’t always come down

You might think that after last year’s strong gains, the markets might be due for a breather, but . . .

Discussions

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

Q&A with ‘Clean Person’ Jolie Kerr

TRANSCRIPT | Tips for dealing with a cluttered house and annoying stains.

Obituaries

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.

Diversions