Israel hits power plant, targets Hamas chief

Israel hit Gaza with heavy fire after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed calls for a truce and told his nation to prepare for a long fight.

In Tennessee, consensus politics makes a last stand

The tea party is competing against more than just one sitting senator. They are running against the legacy of the state’s Republican godfather.

Residents voice their concerns. (M.J. Okoniewski for The Post)

‘Are we going to be afraid of children?’

The mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., told President Obama she wanted to house undocumented immigrant children. She did not expect the reaction she got.

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Stories from all over

Mob in Gujranwala. (AFP)

Mob in Gujranwala. (AFP)

How a 'blasphemous' Facebook post led to murder of Pakistani family

A murderous mob in Pakistan trapped members of a minority in burning buildings where they died.

China’s once-powerful ex-domestic security chief is target of probe

China’s once-powerful ex-domestic security chief is target of probe

Zhou Yongkang is the most powerful leader yet targeted by an anti-corruption campaign.

D.C. lawyer will become the first woman to lead a major sports union

D.C. lawyer will become the first woman to lead a major sports union <br>

EARLY LEAD | NBA players group president Chris Paul rounded up votes for Michele Roberts.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

WORLDVIEWS | The highly infectious virus has killed nearly 700 people as it sweeps through Africa.

Local

Silver Line’s first big day was smooth.
But buses left riders stranded and late.

Silver Line’s first big day was smooth. <br>But buses left riders stranded and late.

Word about the major Fairfax Connector overhaul timed with the opening didn’t get to many riders.

Lifestyle

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

In D.C.-area maternity wards, some suspect a baby boomlet has to do with government furloughs.

Arts

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

The National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal were awarded Monday at the White House.

Real Estate

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Sports

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Drafted to complement star rushers, the Stanford grad who can rope a steer is standing out at training camp.

Technology

The FTC is expanding the war on bogus cellphone charges

The FTC is expanding the war on bogus cellphone charges

Up to 20 million people a year are affected by “mobile cramming,” according to a federal study. Now the FTC is laying out what wireless carriers should do to stop it.

Business

Amazon adds a YouTube-like “Video Shorts” section that turns video browsing into a shopping opportunity

Amazon adds a YouTube-like “Video Shorts” section that turns video browsing into a shopping opportunity

A new component of Amazon’s Instant Video Web site, called Video Shorts, offers free video browsing and chance to purchase items related to the video clips.

Federal Government

The VA bill would make firings easier. Is that a good thing?

FEDERAL EYE | Opponents say the proposal would roll back civil-service protections and discourage talented professionals from joining the VA.

Discussions

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Dr. Gridlock: Reports from the Silver Line’s first rush hour

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Dr. Gridlock collected stories - good and bad - from the Silver Line’s first commute.

Diversions