Aging inmates pay a painful price in prison

Although sentences have been eased in recent years for some types of offenders, prisoners 50 and older are the fastest-growing population in federal prisons.

Some blacks rethink Ben Carson as he attacks Obama

Members of the black community worry that one of their role models risks eroding his legacy in their eyes as he tries to get conservatives’ presidential nod.

Manny Pacquiao, left, covers up as Floyd Mayweather attacks. (Reuters)

Mayweather wins unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated with his victory over Manny Pacquiao in the most anticipated fight in several years.

Local News

Why couldn’t $130 million transform one of Baltimore’s poorest places?

Why couldn’t $130 million transform one of Baltimore’s poorest places?

The neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested remains bleak despite a big push for change.

Spring will feel more like early summer in the week ahead

Spring will feel more like early summer in the week ahead

Today begins a sneak peek at summer with warmer days and some increasing humidity as well.

In Ward 8, a new Marion Barry rises, and his name is Trayon White

In Ward 8, a new Marion Barry rises, and his name is Trayon White

White’s emergence in a tight race vs. a candidate who outspent him 16 to 1 is a testament to Barry’s legacy.

Barring setbacks, hearings point to release of Reagan shooter Hinckley

Barring setbacks, hearings point to release of Reagan shooter Hinckley

Attorneys and doctors argue over when, not if, John W. Hinckley, Jr., should leave a psychiatric hospital.

Funk Parade: ‘It’s not about loot-y,
it’s about shaking your booty’

Funk Parade:  ‘It’s not about loot-y, <br>it’s about shaking your booty’

Thousands from across the District came together to celebrate the city’s music history.

Redskins introduce a really Big Three

Redskins introduce a really Big Three

Washington’s top draft picks — Brandon Scherff, Preston Smith and Matt Jones — reflect a focus on size.

Can an interpreter
hinder communication?

Can an interpreter <br> hinder communication?

@WORK ADVICE | Staffers are uncomfortable that a sign-language interpreter is present for reviews.

One run is all the Nationals
need in a shutout over the Mets

One run is all the Nationals <br>need in a shutout over the Mets

Gio Gonzalez worked seven strong innings and the bullpen held up its end in a 1-0 win over the Mets.

Frankly . . . Pizza! tosses pies that reach for perfection (and come close)

Frankly <span>. . .</span> Pizza! tosses pies that reach for perfection (and come close)

$20 DINER | Chef Frank Linn displays an obsessive focus at his Kensington pizzeria.

More Top Stories

A minute of horror, then hours of panic on the path to Mount Everest

A minute of horror, then hours of panic on the path to Mount Everest

Hundreds of climbers and guides were thrust into the deadliest event ever on the world’s highest peak.

American Pharoah delivers Derby win

American Pharoah delivers Derby win

The bay colt became the third straight favorite to win the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Britain’s Conservative Party should be a cautionary tale for U.S. Republicans

Britain’s Conservative Party should be a cautionary tale for U.S. Republicans

THE TAKE | Can a party energize its conservative base and modernize at the same time?

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

Some blacks rethink Ben Carson as he attacks Obama

Some blacks rethink Ben Carson as he attacks Obama <br>

Members of the black community worry that one of their role models risks eroding his legacy in their eyes as he tries to get conservatives’ presidential nod.

Business

The site hopes to change how you shop

The site hopes to change how you shop

By using real-time pricing and encouraging bundled orders, a new e-commerce site could be the next big thing in shopping.

Diversions