Obstacles remain as Iran nuclear talks hit overtime

Negotiators scrambling to chart Iran’s nuclear future said that several “key issues” remain unresolved, casting doubt on earlier, more optimistic predictions.

Indiana law draws GOP contenders into culture wars

Most top Republican presidential contenders backed the bill, putting them out of step with a growing national consensus on gay rights.

Monica Lewinsky speaks at a TED2015 conference in Canada. (Reuters)

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    Both NSA gate-crashers have criminal histories in Md., court records show

    Both NSA gate-crashers have criminal histories in Md., court records show

    The FBI identified Ricky Hall as the man who died after the stolen SUV plowed into a police cruiser.

    Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

    Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

    Police said Wossen Assaye took a gun off a guard at a Virginia hospital before carjacking two people.

    Shell shock: An out-of-town impostor could lurk in your Maryland crab cake

    Shell shock: An out-of-town impostor could lurk in your Maryland crab cake

    Nearly 40 percent of the time, crabs were imported, not Chesapeake blues as advertised, a report says.

    Tribe claiming Pocahontas as ancestor says federal recognition long overdue

    Tribe claiming Pocahontas as ancestor says federal recognition long overdue

    Citing the tribe’s civil rights record, opposition groups have lobbied hard against the Pamunkey Indians’ bid.

    When a volleyball player was benched, her parents sued for playing time

    When a volleyball player was benched, her parents sued for playing time

    Families across the nation have increasingly turned to the courts to intervene in youth sports disputes.

    With his 50th goal of the season, Ovechkin joins rarefied group

    With his 50th goal of the season, Ovechkin joins rarefied group

    His tally against Carolina made him just the sixth player in NHL history to record six, 50-goal seasons.

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    How a Bush-allied nonprofit could inject more secret money into ’16 race

    How a Bush-allied nonprofit could inject more secret money into ’16 race

    The Fla. governor tacitly endorsed a nonprofit group that allows donors to give without releasing their name.

    Poll: Obama regains some ground lost to Republicans after midterms

    Poll: Obama regains some ground lost to Republicans after midterms

    A Post-ABC News poll also shows congressional Democrats with higher ratings than Republicans.

    Boehner visits Netanyahu in Israel. Neither mentioned Iran nuclear talks.

    Boehner visits Netanyahu in Israel. Neither mentioned Iran nuclear talks.

    The Israeli prime minister had addressed Congress about the talks weeks before his reelection.

    An heir to oil baron’s fortune found dead in latest Getty family tragedy

    An heir to oil baron’s fortune found dead in latest Getty family tragedy

    The cause was not known — but scandal and tragedy have followed this family for decades.

    Federal Government

    Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

    Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

    IN THE LOOP | The fears of the merely wealthy, eager for postings at U.S. embassies, may be unfounded.

    National

    Supreme Court says state Medicaid payments not open to private lawsuits

    Supreme Court says state Medicaid payments not open to private lawsuits

    The justices split, 5 to 4, with the court’s conservative judges siding with the Obama administration.

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