Planes secretly monitored riot site in Baltimore

The ACLU is demanding answers about the previously secret nighttime aerial surveillance by city and federal authorities in the wake of protests and unrest over the death of Freddie Gray.

Germanwings co-pilot tested deadly descent, report says

Andreas Lubitz apparently plotted the suicide dive that killed 150 people in March by practicing on an earlier flight to Barcelona the day of the crash, according to a preliminary investigation by French aviation experts.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a rally Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)

In do-or-die battle to save his political life, Britain’s Cameron is letting it rip

Known for his refined restraint, Prime Minister David Cameron is unleashing a passion few voters have ever seen as he leads a political charge to keep himself and his fellow Tories in power.

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Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s low-key mayor is in the spotlight

Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s  low-key mayor is in the spotlight

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake works to pick herself up after public backlash after Freddie Gray’s death.

Officer’s attorney asks to see Freddie Gray’s knife, contends arrest was legal

Officer’s attorney asks to see Freddie Gray’s knife, contends arrest was legal

Edward Nero’s attorney argues that Gray’s arrest was justified because the knife was illegal.

Warm streak continues, but scattered showering possible this afternoon

Warm streak continues, but scattered showering possible this afternoon

WEATHER GANG | The D.C. area is now in the midst of an extended run with highs near 80 to the mid-80s.

After 30 years, a cathedral’s towering organ may finally find its full voice

After 30 years, a cathedral’s towering organ may finally find its full voice

As the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle nears its 175th anniversary, it hopes to finish the instrument.

Man who jumped onto Metro tracks to save a stranger knew he had to help

Man who jumped onto Metro tracks to save a stranger knew he had to help

The Canadian neurologist said when the man’s wheelchair rolled off the platform, he acted on instinct.

Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness

Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness

Sam Tsemberis was a psychologist doing outreach for the mentally ill when he stumbled upon a solution.

Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

The compound’s iron fencing apparently wasn’t enough; now it’s topped with razor wire.

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Frank Freshwaters in 1959 and 2015. (Reuters)

Frank Freshwaters in 1959 and 2015. (Reuters)

'Shawshank' prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

56 years later, marshals catch up to an escaped felon.

With Wall sidelined, Wizards’ playoff winning streak ends at 5 in Atlanta

With Wall sidelined, Wizards’ playoff winning streak ends at 5 in Atlanta

An injured wrist kept Washington’s all-star in a suit, and Atlanta pulled away late to even the series at 1-1.

Power couple Tammy Haddad and husband Ted Greenberg are splitting

Power couple Tammy Haddad and husband Ted Greenberg are splitting

RELIABLE SOURCE | The couple is perhaps best known for hosting an epic annual “garden brunch.”

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Gunmen who attacked cartoon contest were likely inspired by Islamic State

Gunmen who attacked cartoon contest were likely inspired by Islamic State

Officials were analyzing the shooters’ electronic devices to see if others were involved in the plot.

Periscope and other apps threaten
TV networks’ golden egg: Live sports

Periscope and other apps threaten <br>TV networks’ golden egg: Live sports

Sports used to be the only genre that was safe from piracy. Now it’s easy to set up illegal live streams.

Senate passes a deep-cutting budget, the first in more than 5 years

Senate passes a deep-cutting budget, the first in more than 5 years

Supported by zero Democrats, the plan calls for non-defense spending cuts of $496 billion over 10 years.

A Cuban town built by a U.S. chocolate tycoon in 1916 is in a sad state of ruin

A Cuban town built by a U.S. chocolate tycoon in 1916 is in a sad state of ruin

The relaxation of U.S.-Cuba trade limits fuels hope that some business will revive the town Hershey made.

Sheryl Sandberg: Husband’s death is my ‘darkest and saddest’ moment

Sheryl Sandberg: Husband’s death is my ‘darkest and saddest’ moment

The Facebook executive posted a heart-wrenching statement after Dave Goldberg’s memorial service.

Federal Government

Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

FEDERAL DIARY | A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

National

U.S. appeals court: No warrant needed for stored cellphone location data

U.S. appeals court: No warrant needed for stored cellphone location data

The judges reversed an earlier ruling; lawyers said they will appeal the privacy case to the Supreme Court.

Business

A silver lining for retirement savers

A silver lining for retirement savers

Target-date funds — one of the most popular retirement funds — are growing less expensive. People are smarter about using them, too.

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