Turkey shores up border to stem flow of jihadists

The Turkish government has vowed to join the fight against ISIS and is taking a harsher stance along its porous border with Syria, a home base to militants.

Dozens of donors funnel huge sums to ’16 campaigns

More than 50 individuals and entities have given at least $1 million apiece to super PACs backing specific candidates — with nearly half of the big donors giving to a group aligned with Jeb Bush.

Charles Schulz answered a fan in 1968. (Schulz Museum)

COMIC RIFFS | A teacher asked Charles Schulz to use his platform to react to MLK’s murder. He responded by integrating the comics.

Top Clinton aide was allegedly overpaid during State Dept. tenure

Top Clinton aide was allegedly overpaid during State Dept. tenure

Investigators say Huma Abedin, who is contesting the finding, received almost $10,000 while on leave.

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

A representative of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed the “local favorite,” is talking to officials.

How olives explain Greece’s plight

How olives explain Greece’s plight

Much of the nation’s “liquid gold” flows to Italy — which bottles, labels and profits from the oil.

Vatican doesn’t think existence of aliens would point to another Jesus

Vatican doesn’t think existence of aliens would point to another Jesus

Intelligent life elsewhere in the universe wouldn’t contradict Christianity, a Catholic official said.

Politics

What kind of party will the Republican nominee lead in 2016?

COLUMN | Thursday’s candidate debate will start to define the party as much as it begins to find a nominee.

World

Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world

Dahala Khagrabari was a part of India, surrounded by a Bangladeshi enclave, which was surrounded by an Indian enclave, which was surrounded by Bangladesh.

Local

Judge upholds 6½-year sentence for D.C. rabbi

Judge upholds 6<span>½</span>-year sentence for D.C. rabbi

Rabbi Barry Freundel’s term stands, with the judge saying he violated the trust of 52 people.

Sports

Bryce Harper ejected in 11th inning of a crucial game for arguing a called strike three

Bryce Harper ejected in 11th inning of a crucial game for arguing a called strike three

NATIONALS JOURNAL | “I’m sticking up for my team and myself at the same time. He was bad all night. I didn’t get up the next inning so nothing hurt.“

Technology

Scientists tested 30 Apple iPhone fitness apps for the quality of their workouts. Guess how many passed?

Scientists tested 30 Apple iPhone fitness apps for the quality of their workouts. Guess how many passed?

Researchers compared what the apps do against American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for physical activity.

Business

Excited about a raise? Don’t be.

Excited about a raise? Don’t be.

WONKBLOG | It might be awhile before the Federal Reserve raises rates after it turned out incomes aren’t rising after all.

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