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  • Divers unable to reach bodies spotted inside sunken South Korean ferry

    19 April 2014, 12:11 pm by: Chico Harlan, Yoonjung Seo

    SEOUL — Divers for the first time spotted bodies through the window of a sunken South Korean ferry Saturday but were unable to retrieve them in a rescue operation that is proving both ineffective and increasingly bleak. Read full article >>
  • After Russian moves in Ukraine, Eastern Europe shudders, NATO to increase presence

    18 April 2014, 10:37 pm by: Griff Witte

    LONDON — For decades, NATO has expanded inexorably outward, taking on new members and new missions that have carried it far beyond its original mandate in Western Europe and deep into the former Soviet sphere. Read full article >>
  • Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

    18 April 2014, 8:47 pm by: Sari Horwitz

    Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women. Read full…
  • Captain of South Korean ferry and two crew members arrested

    18 April 2014, 7:53 pm by: Yoonjung Seo, Chico Harlan

    JINDO, South Korea — The captain of a stricken ferry was arrested early Saturday as prosecutors said that he and other crew members might have exacerbated one of South Korea’s worst maritime disasters, the semi­official Yonhap news agency said. Read full…
  • Editorial: Pr. William’s schools plead poverty in failing to offer pre-K to disadvantaged students

    18 April 2014, 7:50 pm by: Editorial Board

    PRINCE WILLIAM County’s school system, with 85,000 students, is the second-largest in Virginia and among the 40 biggest in the United States; its annual budget is almost $1 billion. By contrast, the school system in Grayson County, in rural southwest…
  • Michaels says nearly 3 million customers hit by data breach

    18 April 2014, 7:33 pm by: Amrita Jayakumar

    Michaels has confirmed that credit and debit card information was stolen from 3 million customers who shopped at some of its stores during an eight-month period. The craft-store chain initially confirmed the data breach in January but gave few details of what…
  • Obama signs into law a measure aimed at blocking visa for Iran’s proposed U.N. envoy

    18 April 2014, 5:36 pm by: Katie Zezima

    President Obama on Friday signed a law barring the U.S. government from providing a visa to any nominee to the United Nations deemed to have engaged in terrorist activity, a measure aimed at blocking Iran’s preferred ambassador to the world body. Read full…
  • Land-farmed salmon: Coming (temporarily) to a restaurant or store near you

    18 April 2014, 5:29 pm by: Whitney Pipkin

    Still have farmed salmon crossed off your short list of eco-friendly fish? A local version that’s available for a limited time in the Washington area could temporarily rewrite your rules. Most farmed salmon are raised in open nets or pens in the ocean, where…
  • Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

    18 April 2014, 5:01 pm by: Nicole Arthur

    Three hundred and sixty-five days a year, The Washington Post’s reporters and editors deliver the news of the day to the public; once a year we ask you to return the favor. When you do, it is yellow. And sugary. ¶ Though it appears in the spring, the…
  • Mitt Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms

    18 April 2014, 4:23 pm by: Robert Costa, Philip Rucker

    One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy,…
  • Ecologists track D.C. ospreys’ long journey home — from South America to the Anacostia

    18 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Michael E. Ruane

    About three weeks ago, an osprey named Rodney left his wintering grounds among the sand dunes of western Venezuela and started his spring migration to Washington’s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on the Anacostia River. Read full article >>
  • Post Partisan: U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

    18 April 2014, 3:53 pm by: Fred Hiatt

    Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister,…
  • Keystone XL pipeline decision postponed by Obama administration

    18 April 2014, 3:19 pm by: Steven Mufson

    The Obama administration has — again — postponed a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline by giving eight different agencies more time to submit their views on whether the pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to the Texas Gulf Coast would serve the…
  • 75 years after ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ we need Ma Joad in the White House

    18 April 2014, 3:18 pm by: Susan Shillinglaw

    After its publication 75 years ago this month, “The Grapes of Wrath” became instantly renowned for its depiction of Depression-era poverty and homelessness; for the debate over whether John Steinbeck wrote truthfully about California’s miserable migrant…
  • Pro-Russian militants ignore settlement, continue occupation of buildings in Ukraine

    18 April 2014, 3:15 pm by: William Booth, Anthony Faiola

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian militants, boasting that they did not take orders from diplomats in Washington or Moscow, refused to end their armed occupation of a dozen government buildings across eastern Ukraine on Friday, upending hopes for a quick end to…
  • Hate the way advertisers Photoshop women’s bodies? So does the Rep. who proposed this…

    18 April 2014, 2:29 pm by: Caitlin Dewey

    Photoshop is one of the Internet’s eternal hate-issues. It’s ubiquitous. It’s ridiculous. It causes problems. But, because it helps people make money, it’s probably not going anywhere. That hasn’t stopped sharp-eyed, anti-Photoshop activists from…
  • The most interesting tidbits from the Clinton document dump (Part 4)

    18 April 2014, 2:04 pm by: Colby Itkowitz, Philip Rucker, Katie Zezima

    The National Archives posted the biggest batch of previously unseen documents from President Bill Clinton's White House years Friday, the fourth installment of its every-other-week deluge of Clinton administration e-mails, speeches and internal memos. This…
  • She The People: Attack on AP journalists in Afghanistan rekindles a daughter’s pain

    18 April 2014, 12:54 pm by: Tracee Herbaugh

    When news broke this month that two Associated Press journalists were attacked in Afghanistan, a familiar feeling of loss and powerlessness immediately took hold of me. Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon were sitting in a car when an Afghan police officer…
  • Milbank: Secession, a tournament for GOP

    18 April 2014, 12:20 pm by: Dana Milbank

    March’s NCAA playoffs are behind us, but the madness continues. From Wisconsin, cradle of the Progressive movement, comes news that the state Republican Party — the party of La Follette! — has advanced a pro-secession agenda. Read full article >>
  • Why we root for Chelsea Clinton

    18 April 2014, 12:17 pm by: Alyssa Rosenberg

    America is not a hereditary monarchy. However entertaining it is to speculate, the news seems unlikely to have any real impact on the 2016 presidential election. So why did I find myself caring so much when Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she and…
  • Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — jobs

    18 April 2014, 12:12 pm by: Ylan Q. Mui

    For the long-term unemployed, finding a job is hard — but keeping one may be even harder. New research tracking people who have been out of work for six months or longer found that 23 percent of them landed a job within a few months of the study. But a year…
  • The truth about dunking: It hurts

    18 April 2014, 10:30 am by: Dan Steinberg

    As the NBA playoffs get underway, highlight packages will be filled with majestic dunks. What you won’t see are the bruises and pain that follow. Frustrated by a missed dunk during a game nearly a decade ago, Drew Gooden vowed revenge on the offending rim.…
  • Date Lab: One of them is a bodybuilder

    18 April 2014, 10:18 am

    Rui is looking for someone with a “cool vibe” and “her own life/passions.” Megan says she’s “ambitious and passionate about what I do” and needs a creative guy with whom she can share big ideas. We sent them to Scion in Dupont Circle to see if…
  • Australia brings back knights and dames; critics call them a royal embarrassment

    18 April 2014, 9:20 am

    SYDNEY — When Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, arrived in Sydney this week for an official tour, they introduced Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, to their nine-month-old son, George. In return, the couple were greeted by…
  • The Switchboard: Michaels confirms 3 million customers hit by hack

    18 April 2014, 8:24 am by: Hayley Tsukayama

    Michaels confirms 3 million hit in hack: Craft store Michaels confirmed in a statement late Thursday that 3 million of its customers were affected by the hack of its point-of-sale system first disclosed by KrebsOnSecurity. The statement said that weeks of…

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