Tensions escalate with Ukrainian troop defections

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed City Hall in Donetsk, and some Ukrainians tasked with restoring order in the east have apparently defected to join the separatists.

College Board releases preview of new SAT questions

The SAT is endeavoring to move from a measure of “aptitude” to a test of high school achievement.

Crews rescue passengers from the sinking South Korean ferry. (AP)

Nearly 300 missing in ferry disaster

Four people were confirmed dead, and the toll was expected to rise as the S. Korean ferry slipped deeper into the Yellow Sea.

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Hank Aaron during a ceremony celebrating his home runs. (AP)

Hank Aaron during a ceremony celebrating his home runs. (AP)

Hank Aaron, Braves get racist mail after interview comments

“Back then they had hoods,” Aaron said. “Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal drug sales

Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal drug sales

State attorneys general want the search giant to do more, and some shareholders have filed suit.

Syrian rebels obtain U.S. anti-tank missiles, but the origin is unclear

Syrian rebels obtain U.S. anti-tank missiles, but the origin is unclear

U.S. officials declined to discuss the origin of the weapons but did not dispute that the rebels have them.

Radical health-care project to link medical records faces ethical issues

Radical health-care project to link medical records faces ethical issues

Scientists have begun creating a repository of medical information from up to 30 million Americans.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 9: A variety of pedestrians crosses Wisconsin avenue at M street in Georgetown on April, 09, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

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Georgetown’s new elite

As hip restaurants and slick condos spread east, a powerful enclave is drawing a different generation.

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The best ways to cook eggs

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

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Boston Marathon bombing commemorated

Survivors, officials and relatives of victims observe the first anniversary.

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Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

‘Dancing With the Stars’

A look at the performances of Season 18.

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

As many as 290 remain unaccounted for as rescuers fear many were still trapped onboard.

Lunar eclipse draws international attention

Tuesday’s full eclipse will be the first of four — two of them solar — for 2014.

A holy city’s challenge for India’s next prime minister

Muslim minorities and Hindus near the Ganges River depict key issues of May’s national election.

The faces behind the U.S. food stamp program

Post photographer Michael S. Williamson reveals with dignity the daily struggles of the Americans who rely on the benefits to survive.

Politics

First-quarter fundraising totals:
A look at the winners and losers

First-quarter fundraising totals: <br> A look at the winners and losers

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Ken Burns on his new film

Ken Burns on his new film

The renowned documentarian’s latest film, “The Address,” premiered on PBS on Tuesday.

Lifestyle

How a good (poetry) fence made good neighbors

How a good (poetry) fence made good neighbors

Fences can shut people out. But Renée Adams has been welcoming in neighbors with her “poetry fence.”

Arts

Golda Meir, vitally revealed in ‘Golda’s Balcony’

Golda Meir, vitally revealed in ‘Golda’s Balcony’

Tovah Feldshuh brings William Gibson’s one-person play about the Israeli prime minister to Theater J.

Local

Gay Democrats’ dilemma: Support Catania even if he’s independent?

Gay Democrats’ dilemma: Support Catania even if he’s independent?

David Catania would be D.C.’s first openly gay mayor, but some activists are putting their party first.

Sports

Nationals, Strasburg hammered in Miami

Nationals, Strasburg hammered in Miami

Stephen Strasburg is battered for four innings and the team sputters through an 11-2 loss to the Marlins.

Technology

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo beats expectations as it focuses on mobile, original content.

Business

Did you just overpay or underpay your taxes? Donald Rumsfeld has no idea.

Did you just overpay or underpay your taxes? Donald Rumsfeld has no idea.

Deep down, many Americans aren’t really sure if they filed their returns correctly.

Real Estate

Why you don’t want to flip
homes in the Washington area

Why you don’t want to flip <br>homes in the Washington area

It looks easy and seems like a sure bet, but you have probably already missed the window.

Federal Government

Conservatives not swayed by IRS plan to revise draft nonprofit rule

Conservatives not swayed by IRS plan to revise draft nonprofit rule

FEDERAL EYE | The IRS chief signaled that the his agency plans to re-write draft regulations limiting the political activities of tax-exempt groups.

World

Video shows brazen meeting of al-Qaeda fighters

A Yemeni who is group’s second in command tells followers that the U.S. remains a target.

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