Downing of jets shows force of Ukrainian rebels

The attack on the two Ukrainian warplanes came just six days after the Flight 17 crash, which has showcased the advanced firepower that is apparently available on the ground in the region.

U.S. releases intelligence
in Malaysia Airlines crash

Officials describe the information on the downing of the plane as evidence of Russia’s and the rebels’ roles.

Russian theories: Planted corpses? Assassination plot?

The Russian media has repeated or originated several theories about why the Malaysia jet crashed.

Jealousy remains one of humanity's most baffiling emotions. (Bigstock)

Dogs want your attention. All of it.

A new study suggests that dogs can feel jealousy, marking an important shift in the way scientists study the emotion.

Kerry claims progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

Kerry claims progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

More than 650 Palestinians have been killed and 4,000 wounded in Israeli attacks.

Beck brought his Common Core attack to a Md. theater. 17 people showed up.

Beck brought his Common Core attack to a Md. theater. 17 people showed up.

The conservative star is led a simulcast strategy session in hopes of killing the academic standards.

Looking at the other side of the infamous ‘Auschwitz selfie’

Looking at the other side of the infamous ‘Auschwitz selfie’

THE INTERSECT | The funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them.

Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

WONKBLOG | Luke, I am more popular than Hillary Clinton and all of Congress.

Politics

Obamacare ‘exemption’ or hypocrisy?

Obamacare ‘exemption’ or hypocrisy?

FACT CHECKER | Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) makes a confusing attack on an Obamacare “exemption” his staff benefits from.

Lifestyle

Pity D.C.’s anti-pot crusaders.
Their clout has gone up in smoke.

Pity D.C.’s anti-pot crusaders. <br>Their clout has gone up in smoke.<br>

Opponents of marijuana find themselves in a lopsided battle as decriminalization goes into effect.

Arts

U.S. premiere of ‘The Veil’ from Quotidian Theatre

U.S. premiere of ‘The Veil’ from Quotidian Theatre

With solid acting, the staging of Conor McPherson’s play can stand against any BBC America miniseries.

Real Estate

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Real estate agents have differing views on whether to wait until fall or take the plunge now.

Sports

Five areas to monitor on special teams

Five areas to monitor on special teams

REDSKINS BLOG | We’ve tackled offense and defense. Here’s a look at the five areas to monitor on the special teams units this training camp.

Business

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

ON LEADERSHIP | An unusual alliance of managers and rank-and-file employees at a northeast grocery chain is rallying to prompt the return of a former executive.

Federal Government

Critics: Federal security efforts chill whistleblowers

Critics: Federal security efforts chill whistleblowers

Some fear the programs designed to stop government leaks may also keep employees from reporting problems.

Discussions

Ask Boswell: The Nats have good players, but no superstars

Ask Boswell: The Nats have good players, but no superstars

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Boswell took questions on D.C. and local sports.

Diversions