Huckabee kicks off 2016 bid amid big challenges

The former Arkansas governor and 2008 Iowa caucuses winner will need to reach beyond evangelicals in a broad field of well-financed GOP contenders.

Islamic State claims its ‘soldiers’ attacked in Texas

The militant group’s claim that two of its soldiers attacked the exhibit with “negative pictures of the prophet Muhammad” could not be immediately verified.

Shadows across Central Park before and after development. (Municipal Art Society of New York)

As N.Y.’s luxury buildings get taller, Central Park will see less sunlight

WONKBLOG | “Billionaires’ Row” is a stark reminder that urban growth can come at the expense of those already living there.

Local News

U.S. Justice Department will help improve the Baltimore police

U.S. Justice Department will help improve the Baltimore police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to city officials after the unrest caused by Freddie Gray’s death.

A life cut tragically short: High school senior killed hours before prom

A life cut tragically short: High school senior killed hours before prom

Weekend crash leaves relatives and Howard High School friends mourning 18-year-old Garrett Bonin.

Va. delegation takes on the rest of Congress over Reagan National flights

Va. delegation takes on the rest of Congress over Reagan National flights

The delegation will fight any effort to tinker with operations at the airport, but they face major opposition.

R.I.P., Meskerem: How the Ethio­pian restaurant shaped Adams Morgan

R.I.P., Meskerem: How the Ethio­pian restaurant shaped Adams Morgan

For three decades, it was more than an immigrant haven. It introduced a cuisine that came to define D.C.

Why House cafeteria workers are paid better than Senate cafeteria workers

Why House cafeteria workers are paid better than Senate cafeteria workers

WONKBLOG | For now, Senate cafeteria workers will likely stay at lower wage and benefit levels.

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Parties in the Washington region run the gamut from inexpensive happy hours to one-night-only menus.

Five numbers that show how insane this Wizards playoff success has been

Five numbers that show how insane this Wizards playoff success has been

COLUMN | The last two springs have been unlike any in three decades for Washington fans.

Who was Valerie Jarrett’s mystery date to the White House state dinner?

Who was Valerie Jarrett’s mystery date to the White House state dinner?

RELIABLE SOURCE | The Obama confidante’s mystery man stirred intrigue in some Washington circles.

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The recovery is stalling out again. Is the economy actually in … a recession?

The recovery is stalling out again. Is the economy actually in … a recession?

WONKBLOG | Instead of the r-word, this may just be the the new normal of slow growth.

Obama announces Dunford and Selva as his picks to lead the Joint Chiefs

Obama announces Dunford and Selva as his picks to lead the Joint Chiefs

They were introduced in the Rose Garden at the White House on Tuesday.

Clinton to urge ‘full and equal path to citizenship’ for the undocumented

Clinton to urge ‘full and equal path to citizenship’ for the undocumented

Clinton is expected to make remarks that put her on the left side of her own party.

Politics

Obama discusses Baltimore arrests on Letterman

Obama discusses Baltimore arrests on Letterman

On Obama’s eighth and final “Late Night” appearance, he jokes about coming retirement for both men.

Federal Government

GOP targets federal workers, again

GOP targets federal workers, again

FEDERAL EYE | Government retirement and health programs would be slashed under a 10-year Republican spending plan.

National

Man who knowingly spread HIV sentenced to six months. Judge calls it a ‘travesty.’

“I think that’s a tremendous oversight in the law if this is just a misdemeanor,” said Judge Katherine Lewis.

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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