Kerry claims progress in push for cease-fire

More than 650 Palestinians have been killed and 4,000 wounded in Israeli airstrikes and artillery attacks in the last 16 days.

Israel revives punitive home demolitions in West Bank

To deter Hamas, the military plans to destroy the homes of Palestinians accused of violence — displacing families in the process.

The issue that moved a governor to tears

The unaccompanied migrant child dilemma is forcing state officials to have emotional, uncomfortable and politically treacherous conversations.

A handout released says it shows a flight path. (U.S. Intelligence Community)

U.S. releases intelligence on Flight 17

Officials describe the sensitive information as evidence that Moscow trained and equipped rebels who downed the plane.

Bodies arrive in<br> the Netherlands

Bodies arrive in
the Netherlands

2 warplanes in Ukraine shot down

Separatists are taking credit for downing the Ukrainian jets near where the Malaysia plane was shot down.

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Stories from all over

Burial area at Tuam home in Ireland (AP)

Burial area at Tuam home in Ireland (AP)

Irish baby homes report says some used for medical research

Ireland’s probe of old unwed mothers’ homes turns up new details of treatment of babies.

Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may
still be available, House GOP says

Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may <br> still be available, House GOP says

FEDERAL EYE | Lawmakers say that the hard drive was only “scratched.” Lerner is set to testify Wednesday.

Her grandfather gave the Redskins their name. She wants to change it.

Her grandfather gave the Redskins their name. She wants to change it.<br>

Jordan Wright, a relative of George P. Marshall, who brought the team to D.C. in 1937, still goes to games.

Perdue wins GOP Senate runoff in down-to-the-wire race in Georgia

Perdue wins GOP Senate runoff in down-to-the-wire race in Georgia

The former Dollar General CEO will face Michelle Nunn in what’s expected to be a tight battle.

Whether or not climate change is real, these maggots in her basement are

Whether or not climate change is real, these maggots in her basement are

The effects of climate change are creeping into Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods.

RFK Jr. and the autism-vaccine claim

RFK Jr. and the autism-vaccine claim

The activist has mounted a campaign arguing the dangers of vaccines. But what has it cost him?

Ask a Harvard psychologist for advice on how to raise kind children

Ask a Harvard psychologist for advice on how to raise kind children

LIVE CHAT, 11 a.m.| Richard Weissbourd, who wrote about raising children to be kind, takes your questions.

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

Lawmakers question $190 million contract for firm accused of fraud

Lawmakers question $190 million contract for firm accused of fraud

FEDERAL EYE | The contract went to a firm that the Justice Department has accused of fraud in an alleged scheme to rush through background checks and increase revenue.

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