2 gunmen killed near Muhammad cartoon exhibit

Authorities in Texas said the pair had pulled up in a car in front of the event center near Dallas and shot an unarmed security officer outside a cartoon exhibit and contest depicting the prophet Muhammad.

Meet the Texas contest’s incendiary organizer

Meet the Texas contest’s incendiary organizer

Pamela Geller has posed in a bikini to rant about Islam.

President Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra in Haiti iin 2014. (Getty Images)

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

As Hillary Clinton runs for president, her husband’s friendship with a mining magnate faces scrutiny.

Local News

Legal process for Baltimore police is expected to be lengthy, complex

Legal process for Baltimore police is expected to be lengthy, complex

The process could easily stretch more than a year, and a trial might not even take place in the same city.

What the riots and protests could mean for Baltimore’s economy

What the riots and protests could mean for Baltimore’s economy

The city has the reserves to weather short-term effects, but the unrest could have a longer-term impact.

Highs in the 80s most days this week as spring surrenders to summer

Highs in the 80s most days this week  as spring surrenders to summer

WEATHER GANG | After a chilly spring, we have a chance to see 80-plus each day this week.

Ben Carson confirms he will make his presidential bid official on Monday

Ben Carson confirms he will make his presidential bid official on Monday

The former Johns Hopkins surgeon and conservative hero tells a Florida TV station that he is all in.

Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis basks in a double dose of playoff glory

Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis basks in a double dose of playoff glory

The owner of the Wizards and Capitals has them in the second round together for the first time.

John Wall, Bradley Beal embody Wizards’ toughness during Game 1

John Wall, Bradley Beal embody Wizards’ toughness during Game 1

Washington’s young stars show they will fight to the end with a come-from-behind win over Atlanta.

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Oris Marla Romash a seasoned political consultant who does a little baking on the side?

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

A private South African game reserve. (Getty Images)

A private South African game reserve. (Getty Images)

Bleak study sees 'empty landscape' as large herbivores vanish

Elephants, hippos, rhinos and gorillas are vanishing from the globe at a startling rate.

SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

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Small items are vulnerable. (Washington Post illustration)

How show houses keep would-be thieves on the straight and narrow

Stealing can be a problem at open houses and show homes, but tricks can thwart sticky-fingered visitors.

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Former CEO Carly Fiorina joins
2016 race for the White House

Former CEO Carly Fiorina joins <br> 2016 race for the White House

With a tweet early Monday, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO launched a presidential campaign.

Ex-CIA deputy director: U.S. misjudged al-Qaeda revival

Ex-CIA deputy director: U.S. misjudged al-Qaeda revival

In a new book, Michael Morell says the agency underestimated Islamist extremists’ abilities.

Sure, she’ll dance with a turnip.
But first lady wants to leave a legacy.

Sure, she’ll dance with a turnip. <br> But first lady wants to leave a legacy.

Michelle Obama hopes the results of her push to end childhood obesity will last beyond her husband’s term.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter weighing 8lbs 3oz, Kensington Palace announced. The newly-born Princess of Cambridge is fourth in line to the British throne. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

(Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images)

Oh baby! Britain’s next royal is born in London

**MANDATORY CREDIT. FOR USE ONLY WITH REPORTING ON THE 2015 AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS** HANDOUT PHOTO: Professional Honorable Mention in the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards, Sandhill Cranes. (Photo by Jason Savage/Audubon Photography Awards)

(Photo by Jason Savage / Audubon Photography Awards)

The Audubon’s 2015 photography contest awards

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Johnny Weir walks the Kentucky Derby Red Carpet, Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watchmaker known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 141st annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

(Diane Bondareff / Invision For Longines)

Johnny Weir and other extravagant Kentucky Derby hats

Sports

Another 1-0 win for the Nats against the Mets

Another 1-0 win for the Nats against the Mets

The lack of hitting is concerning, but Doug Fister and the bullpen make one run stand up in New York.

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

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks

Colorado rangers have had to mark off 50 more piles a month after cleaning up 600 pounds, according to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails.

Business

Physicist-turned-businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Physicist-turned-businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

VALUE ADDED | He persuaded rich U.S. families to invest in generating jobs and profits instead of just giving funds to charity.

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