NSA dispute tests political ties of Paul, McConnell

The GOP senators’ clash on surveillance suggests that Rand Paul’s 2016 hopes loom over the “tight” bond described by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Post reporter’s trial in Iran will be closed to the public

Jason Rezaian’s trial on espionage charges will begin in Tehran on Tuesday, but his mother and wife have been barred from attending.

Pauline Elliott's photograph rests on a letter she wrote her husband. (Post)

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

When DeRonda Elliott finally read the letters her parents exchanged during the war, she found a love story.

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At Arlington Cemetery, Obama pays tribute for a ‘debt we will never repay’

At Arlington Cemetery, Obama pays tribute for a ‘debt we will never repay’

The president thanked American service members and their families for their sacrifices.

New LGBT protections to become law in Md. without Gov. Hogan’s signature

New LGBT protections to become law in Md. without Gov. Hogan’s signature

The move suggests the Republican governor is not keen to stir up controversy over social issues.

Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

GRADE POINT | They say mounting problems made the Virginia school increasingly unsustainable.

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and these mattress salesmen will not rest

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and these mattress salesmen will not rest

It’s prime time for people to buy new beds, and retailers along Rockville Pike spring into action for sales.

Marvelous holiday weather, but steamy and stormy by midweek

Marvelous holiday weather, but steamy and stormy by midweek

WEATHER GANG | It’s the unofficial start of summer, and Mother Nature sure has the message.

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In Tenleytown, community life revolves around hangouts

In Tenleytown, community life revolves around hangouts

WHERE WE LIVE | With tree-lined streets, parks and good schools, the Northwest neighborhood is praised.

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Ex-Israeli prime minister sentenced to prison

Ex-Israeli prime minister sentenced to prison

Olmert was convicted of accepting illegal campaign contributions from a U.S. businessman.

The fried-chicken wars: Inside KFC’s new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A

The fried-chicken wars: Inside KFC’s new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A

WONKBLOG | The chain is spending millions to retool its image as its once-dominant empire crumbles.

Checking the award claims of the National American Miss pageant

Checking the award claims of the National American Miss pageant

FACT CHECKER | The pageant says it awards as much as $1 million, but what can contestants actually win?

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Floods sweep across parts of Midwest, forcing hundreds to flee

Floods sweep across parts of Midwest, forcing hundreds to flee

May is already the wettest on record for several cities in the southern Plains states, with more rain coming.

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