Gazans flee after Israel warns of coming assault

Tens of thousands fled from their homes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “a significant blow” to Hamas could restore long-term calm.

Russian intervention feared imminent in Ukraine

Moscow warned of “irreversible consequences” as the rhetoric escalated sharply after a Russian civilian was killed. Ukrainian officials denied lobbing a deadly shell across the border.

Fans cheer in Berlin after Germany scores. (Getty)

A collective scream of German pride

The World Cup win — Germany’s first as a united team following reunification — will be remembered as a touchstone moment.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Argentina's agony. (AP/Getty)

Argentina's agony. (AP/Getty)

For Argentina and Lionel Messi, a crushing moment

It wasn’t just a game. And it wasn’t just a loss.

Sleep disorders, PTSD may increase risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds

Sleep disorders, PTSD may increase risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds

But there are tools to help prevent dementia, such as exercise and stimulating games or puzzles.

A mother asks: ‘Is it a crime to want
to give your children a better future?’

A mother asks: ‘Is it a crime to want <br>to give your children a better future?’

An immigrant who left Honduras 10 years ago paid to have her children smuggled into the United States.

In the red state of Alaska, a Democrat banks on his ability to nag Obama

In the red state of Alaska,  a Democrat banks on his ability to nag Obama

Seeking reelection to the Senate, Mark Begich promises to be “a total thorn” in Washington.

Politics

Democrats on the Hobby Lobby case

Democrats on the Hobby Lobby case

FACT CHECKER | All too often, rhetoric gets ahead of the facts when Democrats discuss the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.

Lifestyle

Not swollen with silicone or frozen in time: Plastic surgery to stay ‘relevant’

Not swollen with silicone or frozen in time: Plastic surgery to stay ‘relevant’

In the nation’s capital, everyone is exhausted, but no one can look tired. That’s where the doctors come in.

Arts

In ‘Rodney King,’ a whispered evocation of the L.A. riots

In ‘Rodney King,’ a whispered evocation of the L.A. riots

Production examines public, private life of figure whose abuse by police inflamed racial tensions.

Real Estate

Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor

Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor

Also D.C. is ranked America’s most walkable city.

Sports

Nats thump Phillies to wrap up season’s first half

Nats thump Phillies to wrap up season’s first half

Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer and Tanner Roark pitched seven strong innings in the victory.

Business

Will 2014 be ‘a lost year’ for Washington’s local economy?

Will 2014 be ‘a lost year’ for Washington’s local economy?

Job growth is scant, the housing market is tepid and the region’s slow slog may continue.

Federal Government

House hearing examines ‘viability’ of senior executive service

House hearing examines ‘viability’ of senior executive service

FEDERAL DIARY | GOP House members consider federal senior executives to be overpaid and overprotected.

Discussions

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Hank Stuever discussed the Emmy nominations and what’s coming in the fall TV season.

Diversions