The wonder drug that could cure millions — and imperil Medicaid

The breakthrough, $84,000 hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has sparked an urgent and highly sensitive debate about how far society should go to make sure the poor get the best available treatments.

Kerry presents truce plan as Gaza conflict intensifies

The secretary of state seeks to halt violence that now threatens to spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem.

The world mourns. (Clockwise from top left: Reuters, EPA, AFP/Getty, Post)

‘Children’s belongings
were everywhere’

The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner created a wave of grief and outrage that ripples globally: from the Ukrainian towns where debris came down to the other side of the world.

Local News

Is ‘sexting’ between teens child porn? Some say it shouldn’t even be illegal.

Is ‘sexting’ between teens child porn? Some say it shouldn’t even be illegal.

A Va. case reignited the debate on whether treating the practice under porn laws is too harsh on minors.

Metro says the Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up. Well, time will tell.

Metro says the Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up. Well, time will tell.<br>

It opens to passengers Saturday, and like any public transit system, Metro rarely operates flawlessly.

No more excuses, Robert Griffin III.
Time to prove the Shanahans wrong.

No more excuses, Robert Griffin III.<br>Time to prove the Shanahans wrong.

COLUMN | It’s a new era and RGIII won the battle vs. the Shanahans. Now he needs to go a step further.

Nice today, hot and humid tomorrow

Nice today, hot and humid tomorrow<br>

WEATHER GANG | We’re ending the work week with a gem of a day, but it won’t stay nice for long.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27- Victor Stewart issues a parking ticket while working his beat in July 27, 2011 in washington, dc. (Photo by Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post).

Victor Stewart issues a parking ticket in Georgetown. (Post)

The one thing money can’t
always buy: Parking in D.C.

Residents of historic neighborhoods like Georgetown struggle with too many cars but not enough spaces.

More Top Stories

Ryan’s poverty plan is so bipartisan it doesn’t sound like he’s running in ’16

Ryan’s poverty plan is so bipartisan it doesn’t sound like he’s running in ’16

ESSAY | In outlining how “we can repair the safety net,” he reveals changes in tone and rhetoric.

Sen. John Walsh, and how not to respond to a political scandal

Sen. John Walsh, and how not to respond to a political scandal

THE FIX | His campaign still says the plagiarism was an “unintentional mistake.” That’s hard to believe.

My son has been suspended from school five times. He’s 3 years old.

My son has been suspended from school five times. He’s 3 years old.

POSTEVERYTHING | Black families fight entrenched prejudices to get fair discipline for their children.

One Airbnb host’s nightmare guest: Long-term renter becomes squatter

One Airbnb host’s nightmare guest: Long-term renter becomes squatter

A California woman learns that she may have to hire a lawyer and wait to evict the unwanted tenant.

Politics

Scandal overshadows Mont. senator’s moment to shine

Scandal overshadows Mont. senator’s moment to shine

A plagiarism scandal complicates Democrat John Walsh’s uphill battle to win a full term in the Senate.

Local Columnists

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Sports

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Nats could win it all this year, but GM must weigh their present chances while protecting their future.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Going Out Guide

9 things to do this weekend

9 things to do this weekend

See the Piano Man at Nats Park, sip a brew at a rooftop beer garden or chow down on grilled cheese.

Lifestyle

Tweets can set you free — from a job

Tweets can set you free —  from a job

Social media make it easy for journalists to unburden themselves, but can call neutrality into question.

Arts

National Gallery of Art to exhibit works of Piero di Cosimo

National Gallery of Art to exhibit works of Piero di Cosimo

The museum will open a retrospective of the Renaissance painter’s work on Feb. 1.

Federal Government

Will the White House accept this Issa deposition offer?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema took your dining questions, rants and raves.

Business

How not to shut down coal plants

How not to shut down coal plants

Colorado is racing ahead with clean energy. But the transition is sending some citizens’ bills skyrocketing.

Diversions