Europe eyes next step after Greeks reject austerity

Officials in control of the funds that have kept Greece afloat gave no immediate indication they would rush to make a bailout deal even with Greece’s banks still closed and teetering near insolvency.

Flamboyant finance minister quits, decries ‘debt-bondage’

Yanis Varoufakis’s resignation might appease European officials, but his blog post announcing the move sounded like a war cry against Greece’s creditors.

Man arrested in slaying of American U. grad on Metro

Man arrested in slaying  of American U. grad on Metro

Jasper Spires, 18, is charged in the stabbing of Kevin Sutherland.

WOMEN’S  WORLD CUP

Lloyd scored three goals in16 minutes for the U.S. team. (AP)

‘Beast,’ ‘weirdo,’ choker, winner:
Carli Lloyd dominates in U.S. victory

The midfielder who powered her team to victory encapsulates U.S. soccer: athletic but sometimes artless, disciplined but also prone to breakdowns, capable of greatness but often coming up short.

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Burt's Bees soap wrapper. (AP)

Burt's Bees soap wrapper. (AP)

Burt Shavitz, the cantankerous hippie behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

He missed out on the millions. “But I got the land, and land is everything.”

NASCAR faces rebellion as Confederate flags fly at Daytona

NASCAR faces rebellion as Confederate flags fly at Daytona

Some race fans called it “political correctness” and rejected offers to replace the banners with U.S. flags.

Scott Walker’s wife, toughened by loss, is ready for fires of a campaign

Scott Walker’s wife, toughened by loss, is ready for fires of a campaign

Tonette Walker endured poverty and familial loss early in her life. Now she’s eyeing the White House.

After a heart-stopping glitch, NASA prepares for historic Pluto flyby

After a heart-stopping glitch, NASA prepares for historic Pluto flyby

Things got scary for a few hours on July 4, but the New Horizons spacecraft is back to normal now.

SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

BASTROP, TX - May 12 - Bastrop County Republican chairman Albert L. Ellison in front of wall outside the GOP Headquarters in Bastrop, TX. Jade Helm 15 military exercise response in Bastrop, TX Tuesday May 12, 2015. Photo by Erich Schlegel/For The Washington Post)

"The fear factor is justified," Albert Ellison says. (Post)

The Americans are coming! Some in Texas fear Obama-led U.S. invasion.

Bastrop residents fear a military exercise will be used to spy on them, confiscate their guns and establish martial law — and they blame President Obama.

These 8 things could help make you
more creative and insightful

These 8 things could help make you <br>more creative and insightful

Neuroscientists say altering aspects of your environment can trigger better out-of-the-box thinking.

Local

Why smoke and haze obscured some
of the July 4 fireworks on the Mall

Why smoke and haze obscured some <br>of the July 4 fireworks on the Mall

WEATHER GANG | The air was stagnant and moist, and little wind was available to clear the skies between bomb bursts.

Sports

Stephen Strasburg placed on DL with left oblique strain

Stephen Strasburg placed on DL with left oblique strain

NATIONALS JOURNAL | The Nationals’ right-hander hits another speed bump, shut down for at least two weeks by a strained left oblique.

Technology

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao tries to soothe ruffled redditors

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao tries to soothe ruffled redditors

Site moderators blacked out popular sections of the site last week after a well-liked Reddit employee was let go.

Business

These maps show the vastly separate worlds of the rich and poor

These maps show the vastly separate worlds of the rich and poor

WONKBLOG | The stubborn persistence of city poverty and suburban wealth.

Federal Government

Security clearance vetting to resume — on paper

Security clearance vetting to resume — on paper

FEDERAL EYE | Authorities hope to minimize delays by jumpstarting the process with hard copy questionnaires.

Real Estate

10 renovation trends that will put your home on the cutting edge

10 renovation trends that will put your home on the cutting edge

Solar tubes to bring in natural light, pocket doors and electric outlets under the cabinets instead of in your backsplash pattern are some of the latest design ideas.

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