Obama says he’ll have to ‘act alone’ on border crisis

The president said he will likely have to use executive authority as the House GOP warned they still have not locked down the votes needed on the border bill.

Gaza cease-fire collapses; Israeli soldier captured

Obama said that the Israelis “are entirely right” to dismantle tunnel networks used by Hamas, but said there is a way to do it while minimizing bloodshed.

 MCDONNELL TRIAL

McDonnell seen driving Ferrari of Jonnie R. Williams. (U.S. attorney's office)

Star witness: Ex-Va. governor didn’t ask for Rolex, private jet ride for kids

Businessman Jonnie Williams said Robert F. McDonnell was not directly involved in soliciting many gifts he gave the first family.

    Why you won’t get Ebola in the U.S.

    Why you won’t get Ebola in the U.S.

    TO YOUR HEALTH | The disease is not very contagious, and the U.S. public is unlikely to ever encounter it.

    Death of man put in chokehold by
    NYC police officer ruled a homicide

    Death of man put in chokehold by <br>NYC police officer ruled a homicide

    Eric Garner’s death sparked widespread outrage after video of the incident was posted online.

    No more storage space on your phone? Here’s what you should trash first.

    No more storage space on your phone? Here’s what you should trash first.

    THE SWITCH | Try these quick fixes for common woes and tips to keep things in line for the long haul.

    Breastfeeding in U.S. varies greatly from region to region, report says

    Breastfeeding in U.S. varies greatly from region to region, report says

    In the West, almost 90 percent of moms breastfeed, but that number drops significantly in the Southeast.

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    America’s happiest places — and why people choose ‘unhappy’ places

    America’s happiest places — and why people choose ‘unhappy’ places

    WONKBLOG | Detroit is one of America’s least happy cities. So why chose to spend life there?

    Review: 2 decades of errors by FBI lab unit; includes death-penalty cases

    Review: 2 decades of errors by FBI lab unit; includes death-penalty cases

    Nearly every criminal case examined by the FBI and Justice Dept. includes flawed forensic testimony.

    The dating site that lied to you.
    (Did you lie to it?)

    The dating site that lied to you.<br>(Did you lie to it?)

    OKCupid told users they were a good match when they were a 30% match. And saw what happened.

    (Courtesy Micael Bogar)

    After my brother was killed in war, I met Obama. What I wanted to say.

    CHECKPOINT | The sister of a fallen soldier was glad to attend a medal ceremony but also struggled with it.

    Politics

    Obama: Katy Perry is ‘one of my favorite people’

    Obama: Katy Perry is ‘one of my favorite people’

    Perry, who once said she “won Wisconsin” for Obama in 2012, performed at the White House for the Special Olympics Thursday.

    Lifestyle

    Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

    Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

    Viewers want to like it, for good reasons (it’s on HBO, intense performances), but they can’t go on.

    Arts

    Rembrandt humanely depicts rape, suicide of Lucretia

    Rembrandt humanely depicts rape, suicide of Lucretia

    Unlike many others, the painter shows men’s role in the Roman woman’s tragic story.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

    House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

    Tudor Hall evokes spirited elegance of pre-Civil War times.

    Sports

    He can serve, but can he protect?

    He can serve, but can he protect?

    COLUMN | Chris Thompson offers Redskins a change of pace as a third-down back, but can he pick up a blitz?

    Federal Government

    Does Lois Lerner have a problem with conservatives?

    FEDERAL EYE | Republicans will need more than circumstantial evidence to prove that Lerner led efforts to hinder conservative groups.

    Discussions

    Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

    Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

    Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Sietsema took questions, rants and raves on D.C. dining.

    Diversions