After migrant boat sinks, more distress calls

Officials are under pressure for not doing more to aid migrants escaping oppression in Africa and the Mideast after a ship with as many as 950 people capsized.

The Post wins Pulitzer for Secret Service reporting

The Post wins Pulitzer for Secret Service reporting

Carol D. Leonnig was honored for uncovering agency security lapses.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police chief Anthony Batts. (WUSA)

City officials launched an investigation into what happened to 25-year-old Freddie Gray after his arrest and pleaded for calm amid rising protests.

Local News

Storms move quickly through D.C. area; tornado watch remains in effect

Storms move quickly through D.C. area; tornado watch remains in effect

WEATHER GANG | Severe line of storms brings lightning, reports of dime- to quarter-size hail to region.

House Republicans to challenge District law tied to abortion rights

House Republicans to challenge District law tied to abortion rights

A House panel will revisit a law that bans employer discrimination based on reproductive health decisions.

O’Malley gets bleeped in NPR interview talking about economy

O’Malley gets bleeped in NPR interview talking about economy

The Democratic White House hopeful had a few choice words for a GOP economic argument.

Caps fans encounter ‘homophobia, vandalism, racism’ at New York game

Caps fans encounter ‘homophobia, vandalism, racism’ at New York game

“People were literally coming up to my face and screaming” expletives, a Washington, D.C. fan said.

D.C. has 13,000 open spots for trees. Help to fill them with a few clicks.

D.C. has 13,000 open spots for trees. Help to fill them with a few clicks.

A new site shows the District’s empty tree boxes and lets residents prioritize which ones get filled.

Are you in a good place to grow old?
A new AARP Web site will tell you.

Are you in a good place to grow old? <br>A new AARP Web site will tell you.

The AARP Livability Index shows that communities in D.C., Maryland and Virginia offer what people need.

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Post reporter jailed in Iran faces
4 charges including espionage

Post reporter jailed in Iran faces <br> 4 charges including espionage

An indictment is said to allege that Jason Rezaian provided information to “individuals with hostile intent.”

Lilly Pulitzer’s collection for Target is good for retail, but terrible fashion

Lilly Pulitzer’s collection for Target is good for retail, but terrible fashion

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | The clothes are cheap and unflattering. Maybe that’s part of their charm.

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, cruiser steam toward Yemen amid fighting

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, cruiser steam toward Yemen amid fighting

The American ships are reportedly preparing to intercept Iranian vessels carrying arms.

Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

MEDICAL MYSTERY | A rare condition left her unable to walk, speak clearly or use her left hand.

Real Estate

Five real estate myths that snag buyers and sellers

Five real estate myths that snag buyers and sellers

Homeowner often believe they need to overprice the property and househunters think they can waive an inspection to save money.

Federal Government

Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

FEDERAL DIARY | The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.

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