Conflict rages
in Gaza despite offers of a truce

President Obama pressed for an unconditional cease-fire as the death toll surpassed 1,000, with 70 percent of the dead being civilians in the 20-day conflict.

New U.S. aid to Syrian rebels might be too little, too late

U.S.-authorized arms are flowing in, but the rebels have lost ground recently to government forces and extremists.

This image purports to show the before and after of an artillery strike. (AP)

U.S. releases images purporting
to show that Russia fired over border

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, surveillance images allegedly show that Russia has acted to support the rebels.

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Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

U.S. missionaries infected in spreading Ebola crisis

Christian aid workers fall victim to Africa's worst-ever outbreak.

For Chris Christie, N.J. pension battle
an unwelcome blot on campaign image

For Chris Christie, N.J. pension battle <br>an unwelcome blot on campaign image

An unexpected budget shortfall could mar the Republican governor’s political success story.

Beretta — moving out of Md. — joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

Beretta — moving out of Md. — joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

The company is taking its manufacturing to Tennessee, costing Prince George’s 160 jobs.

Man dies after lightning strikes
13 people in Southern California

Man dies after lightning strikes <br>13 people in Southern California

Those injured at Venice Beach were either in or near the water, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Zookeepers face a cold, stark truth:
Their animals’ future is in the freezer

Zookeepers face a cold, stark truth: <br>Their animals’ future is in the freezer

Zoos are desperately trying to restock their populations by freezing DNA in semen, a tricky business.

Immigrants, reviled in some nations, find a warm welcome in Germany

Immigrants, reviled in some nations, find a warm welcome in Germany

The economic powerhouse is counting on foreigners to offset the dangers of a shrinking population.

BuzzFeed’s plagiarizer: Brazen, lazy, ignorant or entitled. Perhaps all four.

BuzzFeed’s plagiarizer: Brazen, lazy, ignorant or entitled. Perhaps all four.

COLUMN | Benny Johnson violated a rule even high-schoolers know: Give credit for the work of others.

A quarter of McDonald’s branches in China may have served expired meat

A quarter of McDonald’s branches in China may have served expired meat

WONKBLOG | KFC and Pizza Hut also apologized after a supplier was caught mishandling its protein.

Politics

House, Senate negotiators reach deal on VA bill

House, Senate negotiators reach deal on VA bill

With four days until recess, the overhaul would allow for more health-care workers to be hired.

Arts

What you need to know about the Corcoran Gallery case

What you need to know about the Corcoran Gallery case

An evidentiary hearing begins Monday in D.C. Superior Court over the proposed breakup plan.

Real Estate

Off-beat house has all the right angles — and some sharp ones, too

Off-beat house has all the right angles — and some sharp ones, too

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The wedge-shaped flatiron house in NW is listed for $1.25 million.

Sports

MLB trade deadline primer

MLB trade deadline primer

As Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, Barry Svrluga looks at the needs and potential solutions for all 17 postseason contenders.

Business

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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