Europe gives Greece 5 days to avoid bankruptcy

An emergency meeting in Brussels ended acrimoniously as European leaders called Greece’s proposal inadequate and demanded it return with a detailed plan to save itself from economic oblivion.

Germans would rather send aid than forgive Greek debts

In rules-oriented Germany, support for a hard-line stance has only strengthened in the days since Greek voters resoundingly rejected tougher cuts.

Clockwise from top left, the suspect, scene and victim. (Post composite)

Horrified passengers witnessed brutal July 4 slaying aboard Metro car

After stabbing an American U. graduate more than 30 times, the alleged attacker is said to have asked other riders “What ya’ll got?”

Cosby’s admission in deposition offers sense of vindication for his accusers

Cosby’s admission in  deposition offers sense of vindication for his accusers

After the comedian’s team spent years fighting accusations, his brand might be irretrievably damaged.

A swath of Nevada will get set aside because Harry Reid loves the desert

A swath of Nevada will get set aside because Harry Reid loves the desert

The Democratic senator has secured federal protection for nearly 3.4 million acres over the years.

Kansas Gov. Brownback issues order said to protect religious freedom

Kansas Gov. Brownback issues order said to protect religious freedom

The move shows the shift in the marriage debate since the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling.

Okla. governor refuses to remove
Ten Commandments sculpture

Okla. governor refuses to remove <br>Ten Commandments sculpture

The state Supreme Court said the monument on statehouse grounds violates the state constitution.

Turns out sharks can’t sign exclusive television contracts with one network

Turns out sharks can’t sign exclusive television contracts with one network

WONKBLOG | Nat Geo Wild launched its own week-long event in hopes of stealing Discovery viewers.

Politics

The making of a Clinton echo chamber

The making of a Clinton echo chamber

As the Democratic front-runner struggles to appear accessible on the campaign trail, a super PAC is drilling supporters in talking points about why they want her for president.

Local

Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital.

Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital.

From New York to Northern Virginia, some of the clashes over what kind of books to buy have been heated.

Sports

Scherzer-Cueto duel fizzles as Nats ace is hammered in 5-0 loss to Reds

Scherzer-Cueto duel fizzles as Nats ace is hammered in 5-0 loss to Reds

Washington right-hander Max Scherzer fails to make it out of the fifth inning in his shortest start in more than a year.

Technology

AT&T teases a $5 Internet service to help seal the DirecTV deal

AT&T teases a $5 Internet service to help seal the DirecTV deal

Details on the telecom firm’s latest bid to win regulator approval for its massive acquisition of DirecTV.

Business

The biggest and most disruptive layoffs in America are coming from the military

The biggest and most disruptive layoffs in America are coming from the military

WONKBLOG | The Army has already discharged 80,000 troops. The next 40,000 will be harder, especially for the communities that depend on them.

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