Gaza cease-fire collapses as clashes resume

Hours after a three-day humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, the truce broke down and an Israeli soldier was abducted.

Moments before a missile strike in Gaza City

Moments before a missile strike in Gaza City

A missile whooshed overhead before destroying a home.

Hiring surge continues as U.S. added 209K jobs in July

For six straight months, the U.S. economy has added more than 200,000 jobs, the longest streak since the mid-’90s.

Eric Cantor suffered a stunning loss in June's primary. (Melina Mara/Post file)

Cantor to vacate House seat early

Departing House majority leader Eric Cantor announced early this morning that he would resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.

House GOP moves closer on immigration bill

Leaders appear optimistic a day after a revolt within the GOP quashed a border security vote.

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Stories from all over

U.N. official Christopher Gunness. (Al Jazeera)

U.N. official Christopher Gunness. (Al Jazeera)

The controversial U.N. agency that found rockets in its Gaza schools

A U.N. relief official’s emotional reaction to Gaza deaths fuels criticism of U.N. role in conflict.

Ebola patient expected to leave Africa for treatment at Atlanta hospital  

Ebola patient expected to leave Africa for treatment at Atlanta hospital  

The patient will be treated in a special unit at Emory University.

New evidence: McDonnell sent witness a photo wearing apparent gifted Rolex

New evidence: McDonnell sent witness a photo wearing apparent gifted Rolex<br>

It could shatter the claim that the then-governor was unaware that Jonnie Williams bought the watch.

Politics

Congress sends VA reform bill to White House

Congress sends VA reform bill to White House

Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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

Nats acquire Indians’ Cabrera for prospect Walters

Nats acquire Indians’ Cabrera for prospect Walters

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Washington deals a young player with potential for a veteran capable of replacing Ryan Zimmerman.

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