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.

Adult stem cells grown for 1st time with cloning technique

The controversial development — which could open up new therapies — is likely to revive the debate about human cloning.

Timothy Huffman with daughter Jaelyn. (Courtesy of Holly Garity)

Lives linked in death by heroin

They were young, loved and full of potential. They were strangers to one another in life, but they shared an addiction. And none of their mothers was prepared to bury them.

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2008 photo of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 29,028 feet. (Reuters)

2008 photo of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 29,028 feet. (Reuters)

Tragedy at 21,000 feet: Guides buried by avalanche on Everest

The deadliest day in Everest’s history claims the lives of 12 Nepalese guides with others missing.

Pro-Russian activists defy accord, continue grip in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists defy accord, continue grip in eastern Ukraine

Some militants say they will surrender weapons and pull back if Ukrainian forces also withdraw.

S. Korean ferry passengers told to stay put after captain abandoned ship

S. Korean ferry passengers told to stay put after captain abandoned ship

Compounding the tragedy, a surviving high school vice principal committed suicide, media reported.

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.

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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)

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The best of Peeps Show 2014

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

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Rustic Omelet Cake photographed in Washington, DC.  Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

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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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Photos of the day

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

Scenes of Pompeii

Italy’s culture minister inaugurated three restored ancient homes at Pompeii with the aim of attracting Easter visitors.

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.

Politics

Obama campaign gurus to face off in British vote

Obama campaign gurus to face off in  British vote

David Axelrod signs up for Labor, pitting him against Jim Messina and the Tories.

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Edward Snowden’s cowardice on Russian TV

Edward Snowden’s cowardice on Russian TV

POST PARTISAN | The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible, unlike Edward Snowden himself.

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

Moss Hart’s Memoir “Act One” Opens as Broadway Play

Moss Hart’s Memoir “Act One” Opens as Broadway Play

Hart’s memoir converted to Broadway play starring Tony Shalhoub.

Local

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.

Sports

Nats lose in 8-0 blowout to Cardinals

Nats lose in 8-0 blowout to Cardinals

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

Technology

Michaels confirms 3 million hit by hack

Michaels confirms 3 million hit by hack

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

Business

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

Tax experts also suspect that Starbucks could ultimately end up paying less in taxes, not more, by going to London.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

The former residence of William H.G. FitzGerald gets a facelift.

Federal Government

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

FEDERAL EYE | We asked federal workers in a survey this week to share their thoughts about the prevalence of political appointees in the government.

World

S. Korea expects death toll to rise in ferry sinking

S. Korea expects death toll to rise in ferry sinking

No new survivors were located Thursday, and the death toll, which stands at 14, was expected to grow.

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