Obama heralds 8M sign-ups under health law

He calls the feat a success story that Democrats should “forcefully defend” even as enrollees ages 18 and 34 make up only 28 percent, short of experts’ goal.

Scientific advance allows adult stem cells to be cloned

The controversial development — which could open up new therapies for an array of ailments — is likely to revive the debate about the ethics of human cloning.

He was awarded the Nobel for literature in 1982. (Reuters)

Author, cultural icon
fused magic with reality

The Nobel laureate addressed themes of love, loneliness and power, and was one of the 20th century’s most influential writers.

Local News

Three people linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

Three people linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

One by one, they died using heroin sold by the same D.C. drug dealer. He will be sentenced on Friday.

Washington and Lee U. administrators urged to atone for Confederate past

Washington and Lee U. administrators urged to atone for Confederate past

Black students want the school to be more welcoming to minority students and to confront its heritage.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown’s probation

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown’s probation

Los Angeles prosecutors said Bryan Norwood’s police agency did a poor job of supervising the star.

Drug courier found guilty in execution-style shootings of 2 women, 2 kids

Drug courier found guilty in execution-style shootings of 2 women, 2 kids

Darrell Bellard’s killings in Pr. George’s came after his marijuana stash disappeared, lawyers say.

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to increase

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to increase

Tuition and fees for Virginians at the public flagship university would be nearly $13,000 in coming year.

Baseball panic springs eternal

Baseball panic springs eternal

COLUMN | There are many reasons to be nervous about the Nats, and a few might even turn out to be true.

More Top Stories

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Her parents, who have broadly hinted about wanting a grandchild, expect to welcome the baby this fall.

Women are warned that surgery for uterine fibroids could spread cancer

Women are warned that surgery for uterine fibroids could spread cancer

Hidden cancers could be revealed by the common procedure involving a small incision, the FDA says.

Lawyer who defended Prop 8 planning daughter’s gay wedding, book says

Lawyer who defended Prop 8 planning daughter’s gay wedding, book says

Charles J. Cooper learned of his daughter’s sexual orientation during the legal battle over California’s ban.

Birth: A 43-hour labor of love

Birth: A 43-hour labor of love

SLATE | There are a falsehoods about birth, like don’t believe you can withstand agonizing pain.

Editors’ Picks

Washington, DC - March 27, 2014: Peep diorama's were photographed at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on Thursday March 27, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Post)

The best of Peeps Show 2014

PHOTOS | What kinds of scenes come together when marshmallow, ingenuity and tiny props are involved?

WASHINGTON, DC April 9, 2014. Daniel Patterson’s Poached Omelet photographed in Washington, DC. Tableware from Crate and Barrel. Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

(Deb Lindsey for The Post)

The best ways to cook eggs

PHOTOS | Turn one of the most versatile foods into a nutritious meal, from breakfast to dinner.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Ukrainian crisis, Iranian mother spares the life of her son’s killer just before his execution, Easter play and more.

The search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Shortly after the Boston bombing in 2013, police searched for the suspects in Watertown, Mass.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

The Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” influenced generations of writers around the world.

Chelsea Clinton through the years

The former first daughter is a special correspondent for NBC News and works with the Clinton Foundation.

Michelle Obama tells students to dream big

Visiting Howard University, she says a high school diploma is not enough.

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

PHOTOS | Judges whittled 700-plus dioramas in our annual contest to select these top five entries.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world.

Politics

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

The president says Vladimir Putin recognizes the superior military of the United States.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates fall for second week in a row

Mortgage rates fall for second week in a row

The 30-year fixed-rate average drops to 4.27 percent, its lowest level in 10 weeks.

Lifestyle

‘Orphan Black’ returns, engineered to near-perfection

‘Orphan Black’ returns, engineered to near-perfection

TV REVIEW | Tatiana Maslany’s brilliant performance(s) as a group of clones is worth all the silliness.

Arts

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

Studio Theatre 2ndStage mounts playwright Declan Greene's drama of painful adolescence.

Local Columnists

Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

COLUMN | Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Sports

Nats hand it to the Cardinals

Nats hand it to the Cardinals

Shoddy defense and an inept offense produce an 8-0 blowout at the hands of defending NL champions.

Federal Government

Federal workers on top priorities for office changes

Federal workers on top priorities for office changes

FEDERAL EYE | We asked federal employees in a recent survey to discuss their top priorities for changing the civil-service system.

Technology

Facebook knows who your ‘Nearby Friends’ are — and will let you know

Facebook knows who your ‘Nearby Friends’ are — and will let you know

THE SWITCH | Users of the social network can opt-in to track (or be tracked) by friends in real time.

Business

Why aren’t people getting smarter about their finances?

Why aren’t people getting smarter about their finances?

April is financial literacy month, a time for reflection on how much Americans know about their personal finances.

Obituaries

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

Diversions