Markets fall as twin defaults
loom in Greece, Puerto Rico

Protesters gather in front of Greek parliament in Athens. (AFP/Getty)

Greece appeared increasingly likely to miss a critical debt payment, while Puerto Rico’s governor announced that the island cannot pay back more than $70 billion in debt.

Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

Alejandro Garcia Padilla proposed creating a committee that would work to create reforms, but he said “sacrifices should be shared.”

In 5-4 decision, justices allow use of execution drug

The challenge was brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma, who allege that the use of a sedative called midazolam has resulted in troubling executions that violate the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Justices block restrictive Texas abortion-clinic rules

The measure, which was to go into effect Wednesday, would have shuttered most of the state’s clinics.

Donald Trump talks himself right out of NBC’s plans

Donald Trump talks himself right out of NBC’s plans

His comments about immigrants led the network to sever ties.

His star dimmed, Christie leans on truth-teller persona as he readies bid

His star dimmed, Christie leans on truth-teller persona as he readies bid

The once-soaring hopeful is set to become the 14th official GOP presidential contender Tuesday.

How Rubio turned political star
power into a soaring personal income

How Rubio turned political star <br> power  into a soaring personal income

As the Republican’s stature grew in Florida, law firms paid big for his skills — and political connections.

In Japan, even the gun enthusiasts welcome restrictions on firearms

In Japan, even the gun enthusiasts welcome restrictions on firearms

Sport shooters express bafflement about the lack of U.S. controls in the wake of the Charleston killings.

Condo wars: How a water leak
turned into a $30 million lawsuit

Condo wars: How a water leak <br> turned into a $30 million lawsuit

Damage has forced all residents out of one of Georgetown’s most prestigious addresses.

What happened to Martha Stewart’s
$2 billion retail and lifestyle empire?

What happened to Martha Stewart’s <br> $2 billion retail and lifestyle empire?

For decades she ran the do-it-yourself industry. Now her brand is being broken up and sold for parts.

The heat and the hazard:
9 facts about summer health

The heat and the hazard: <br> 9 facts about summer health

From athlete’s foot and poison ivy, to hand, foot and mouth disease and swimmer’s ear, things to know.

Local

Federal appeals court lets D.C.
enforce its strict gun-permitting law

Federal appeals court lets D.C. <br>enforce its strict gun-permitting law

District police can require a “good reason” for a gun permit pending a final decision on the rule.

Technology

From unmanned fighters to orbital lasers, how the U.S. and China could fight a war

From unmanned fighters to orbital lasers, how the U.S. and China could fight a war

A new novel by Washington think tankers uses real-world technologies to explore the future of warfare.

Business

Things in Puerto Rico are getting really bad: What you need to know

Things in Puerto Rico are getting really bad: What you need to know

WONKBLOG | This is the place to start if like most people, you haven’t been keeping track of what’s going on in Puerto Rico.

Federal Government

Feds’ anger grows over data breach

Feds’ anger grows over data breach

FEDERAL EYE | Employees are dismayed by news that the ongoing investigation “could reveal additional exposures.”

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