Police didn’t have access to video in Navy Yard attack

A private security guard locked himself in the surveillance room, blocking access to D.C. police trying to track shooter Aaron Alexis, according to an internal report.

69 minutes from killer’s
first shot until he lay dead

69 minutes from killer’s <br> first shot until he lay dead

In 82 pages, police recount the rampage
in intimate detail.

Paperwork piles up at an official's office in New Delhi. (Simon de Trey-White)

Modi to lazy bureaucrats: Get to work

LETTER FROM INDIA | Gone are the days of golf courses and five-star hotels for India’s “babus.” The new prime minister has told the country’s famously slow bureaucracy it’s time to change.

There may be no clear winners in
Gaza fight, but there’s one big loser

There may be no clear winners in <br> Gaza fight, but there’s one big loser

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has become a bystander as hard-liners consolidate power.

For LeBron, ‘sorry’ was the key word

For LeBron, ‘sorry’ was the key word

COLUMN | In returning to Cleveland, James distinguishes himself by accepting and issuing apologies.

Tommy Ramone, cofounder of seminal punk band the Ramones, dies at 62

Tommy Ramone, cofounder  of seminal punk band the Ramones, dies at 62

The band influenced a generation of rockers and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

What four public school teachers told Obama over the West Wing lunch table

What four public school teachers told Obama over the West Wing lunch table

ANSWER SHEET | A fifth-grade teacher says there’s nothing wrong with kids — it’s the tainted system.

Picks of the Week 

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

“If the Nazis had known who I really was, I wouldn’t be alive,’’ says Hessy Taft, who ended up in N.Y.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

COLUMN | GOP tactics are making it tougher for younger Americans to cast their ballots.

President Harding’s steamy love
letters to mistress to go public

President Harding’s steamy love<br> letters to mistress to go public

Letters from his affair with Carrie Phillips were held under court-ordered seal for the last 50 years.

The writer with her newborn twins. (Darlena Cunha)

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

A former TV producer chronicles her swift descent into poverty and what it taught her.

Politics

Biden calls on governors to end partisan gridlock

Biden calls on governors to end partisan gridlock

The vice president showered praise on state leaders at the National Governors Association meeting.

Lifestyle

When everybody already knows your name

When everybody already knows your name

The burdens and blessings of living with a famous name inspire Amelia Earhart, horrify Justin Bieber.

Arts

A multitasker in art and life

A multitasker in art and life

Bass-baritone Eric Owens explores new roles on and off the stage, teaching, advising and conducting.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Queen Anne Victorian in NW DC for $4.25M

House of the Week | Queen Anne Victorian in NW DC for $4.25M

The 1890s home called Glen Hurst was one of the original houses constructed by the Palisades of the Potomac Land Improvement Co.

Sports

Building fields of hope in Brazil

Building fields of hope in Brazil

Washington native Drew Chafetz launched a nonprofit that builds soccer pitches for communities in need.

Business

A bank that fits in the palm of your hand

A bank that fits in the palm of your hand

Smartphone start-ups like Moven, Simple skip the tellers for a purely digital experience.

Federal Government

The federal government had 25,566
information-security incidents in 2013

The federal government had 25,566 <br>information-security incidents in 2013<br>

FEDERAL EYE | That is more than double the number of problems reported in 2009.

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