Ind. law draws GOP contenders into culture wars

Republicans had sought to avoid such disputes in 2016, but most top GOP presidential contenders quickly backed the bill, putting them out of step with growing national support for gay rights.

Secret, unlimited donations could boost a Jeb Bush run

Bush has given his tacit endorsement to a new group that lets donors give unlimited amounts without releasing their names, as a super PAC does.

A member of Iraqi security forces watches smoke rise from Tikrit. (Reuters)

Iraqi prime minister claims victory against Islamic State in Tikrit

But military officials said some parts of the city are still heavily rigged with explosives, keeping them out of reach of an uneasy coalition of U.S. air power, Iraqi troops and Iran-backed militias.

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FBI identifies men involved in deadly incident at NSA security gate

FBI identifies men involved in deadly incident at NSA security gate

Ricky Hall died after a stolen vehicle crashed into a police cruiser. Kevin Fleming was with him.

Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

Police said Wossen Assaye took a gun off a guard at a Virginia hospital before carjacking two people.

D.C. man, claiming he was hazed, sues Md. fraternity and police officer

He says he was beaten and asked to do tasks in his underwear while trying to pledge Kappa Alpha Psi.

Bowser pledges era of transparency, accountability in D.C. government

Bowser pledges era of transparency, accountability in D.C. government

In her first citywide speech, the mayor sketched out a plan to combat economic inequality.

Former FBI agent pleads guilty
to 64 counts, including heroin theft

Former FBI agent pleads guilty <br>to 64 counts, including heroin theft

Matthew Lowry had worked on a team targeting violent drug traffickers in Md. and the District.

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When a volleyball player was benched, her parents sued for playing time

When a volleyball player was benched, her parents sued for playing time

Families across the nation have increasingly turned to the courts to intervene in youth sports disputes.

Why congressional gyms — and what people see — keep getting mentioned

Why congressional gyms — and what people see — keep getting mentioned

RELIABLE SOURCE | The vice president is only the latest to offer a too-much-information memory.

Peeps Show 2015 winner and finalists

Peeps Show 2015 winner and finalists

INTERACTIVE | Get a 180-degree view of the winning diorama and finalists, and see how they're made.

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Lufthansa acknowledges that it knew
about co-pilot’s depression in 2009

Lufthansa acknowledges that it knew <br>about co-pilot’s depression in 2009

The company’s admission came after it said last week it hadn’t known Andreas Lubitz’s medical history.

Iran nuclear talks continue past
self-imposed midnight deadline

Iran nuclear talks continue past <br>self-imposed midnight deadline

Leaders struggled to reach consensus on difficult issues, including sanctions and research.

Obama ends freeze on military aid
to Egypt but seeks tighter controls

Obama ends freeze on military aid <br>to Egypt but seeks tighter controls

The U.S. is trying to balance a desire to help Egypt confront militants with concerns about human rights.

For the 1st time, a Nigerian president lost an election — to a former dictator

For the 1st time, a Nigerian president lost an election — to a former dictator

Muhammadu Buhari stuck to a populist message and pulled off the first upset in 16 years of democracy.

Sports

U-Md. women heading to basketball semifinals

U-Md. women heading to basketball semifinals

The Terrapins pull away late to beat Tennessee, 58-48, and advance to their second straight Final Four to play Connecticut.

Real Estate

What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

A hike in the interest rates and/or a government shutdown could have a significant impact on whether house hunters maintain the financial ability and confidence to become buyers.

Federal Government

Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

IN THE LOOP | The fears of the merely wealthy, eager for postings at U.S. embassies, may be unfounded.

National

Supreme Court says state Medicaid payments not open to private lawsuits

Supreme Court says state Medicaid payments not open to private lawsuits

The justices split, 5 to 4, with the court’s conservative judges siding with the Obama administration.

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