In Dallas, Obama resists calls to visit border

After meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the president said he’s “not interested in photo ops,” as pressure mounted to witness the crisis caused by an influx of tens of thousands of foreign children.

Should drug sales reps be able to tout ‘off label’ uses?

Partly in response to court rulings, the FDA reviews restrictions on the data distributed by drug firms, confronting issues of free speech and drug safety.

Israelis take cover on the highway while sirens sound over Tel Aviv. (EPA)

As rockets fall, Israelis in Tel Aviv cling to a slightly altered sense of normalcy

Barrages fired from Gaza bring the conflict closer, but the city’s residents go about their lives, only occasionally seeking shelter.

Report: Chinese hacked into federal government’s massive personnel office

Report: Chinese hacked into federal government’s massive personnel office

Office of Personnel Management has files on all federal employees, including top-secret clearances.

The saga of slain sniper Chris Kyle
vs. Jesse Ventura gets day in court

The saga of slain sniper Chris Kyle <br> vs. Jesse Ventura gets day in court

The SEAL-turned-author said he punched a celebrity — the former wrestler — while mourning a death.

Hobby Lobby stunt: Protest or prank?

Hobby Lobby stunt: Protest or prank?

A New York activist’s in-store “pro choice” display gets widespread Internet attention, if not results.

Like an episode of ‘Cops’: D.C. visitor says Uber driver took him on wild ride

Like an episode of ‘Cops’: D.C. visitor says Uber driver took him on wild ride

A man says he and his colleagues wound up in a driver’s high-speed attempt to avoid a taxi inspector.

Argentina defeats Netherlands in shootout to reach final vs. Germany

Argentina defeats Netherlands in shootout to reach final vs. Germany

After 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, the semifinal comes
down to penalty kicks.

Politics

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

The effort comes a week after the Supreme Court ruled that private companies may seek exemptions.

Local

D.C. falls short of goal of placing 500 homeless families into apartments

D.C. falls short of goal of placing 500 homeless families into apartments

Only 187 families have moved, and lawmakers fear a repeat of last winter’s housing crisis.

Lifestyle

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWAR has celebrated tastelessness for decades. Now the band’s members plan to open a restaurant.

Arts

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

“Great Britain” tells us the obvious, at great length, in satirizing Britain’s fact-challenged tabloid papers.

Real Estate

Need an eight-car garage? Here’s what some homes with one costs.

Need an eight-car garage? Here’s what some homes with one costs.

A look at the most expensive listings in the Washington area.

Sports

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Ramos, Desmond and Werth homer as Washington supercharges its offense in a win over the Orioles.

Federal Government

In the Loop: Putin brings politicians together

In the Loop: Putin brings politicians together

IN THE LOOP | Lawmakers are united in their displeasure over the U.S. pace in slamming Russia.

Discussions

Ask Boswell: Baseball’s All-Star picks are out, but are they right?

Ask Boswell: Baseball’s All-Star picks are out, but are they right?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Sports columnist Tom Boswell discussed the Nationals, and the latest in national and international sports.

Diversions