A mother mallard duck walks with her 10 ducklings at the National Geographic Society. The mallard ducks have taken up refuge on the grounds of the National Geographic Society, where the staff have constructed a ramp for the chicks to enter and exit the fountain in the courtyard. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
Fukushima rating on par with Chernobyl’s
Japan raised the assessment of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant from a level 5 to a level 7, putting it on par with the Chernobyl explosion. It does not mean that the accident has gotten worse, but rather that the government has reassessed the damage of the disaster.
D.C. autonomy

It’s not often that a city’s mayor gets arrested and the town cheers for the arrest. But that’s what happened in Washington on Monday night when Vincent Gray was taken away in handcuffs. He and about 200 other people were protesting for voting rights in the city when he was arrested.

Getting arrested on the Hill for DC autonomy @DCVoteless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet ReplyVincent C. Gray

The force is with her

Who doesn’t love a girl with a little spunk? Sariah Gallego decided she liked what Darth Vader was selling at Disneyland: