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Five annuals to plant in late summer

These five can refresh your hot, tired garden. Here are tips on how to grow them and where to find them.



The lonely lot of the anti-pot crusader

Opponents of marijuana find themselves in a lopsided battle.


Washington, DC - May 12, 2014: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was making appearances at various events during National Police Week in Washington, DC on Monday May 12, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Robert Kennedy’s lonely crusade

He has mounted a campaign arguing the dangers of thimerosal in vaccines — but at what cost to him?


WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 19, 2014: Packed-in cooking implements and tools are offered at Best Kitchen Supply, a store for restaurant owners near the revamped Union Market. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post )

Finding hidden morsels on Morse Street

In the shadow of the spiffy Union Market, no-frills businesses sell cheap eats, kitchen supplies


Man running in a gym on a treadmill concept for exercising, fitness and healthy lifestyle

A beginner’s journey to the gym

Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

Weddings & Romance

Eleena and Daniel

Date Lab: They asked the D.C. questions, and the fun followed

Despite disagreeing on the merits of Louis C.K., this couple found much in common.


NBA star LeBron James poses with his fans during a basketball clinic in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Summer brings NBA action off the court

James returns to Cavaliers, Wizards re-sign Gortat and fans wonder if Durant will come back to D.C.


Carolyn Hax: No Hollywood ending for this in-law incident

After a woman overhears her in-laws insulting her and her family, she wonders about confronting them.

Reliable Source

Three things you didn’t know about BFFs Al Sharpton and the late James Brown

The two met in 1973,and Brown, who died in 2006, acted as his surrogate father from then on.


Hip Brooklyn store selling traditional jewish smoked fish , and Passover specials. Shelsky's. (Photo by Lisa Pines/Getty Images)

The New York Jewish deli, spiffed up for the 21st century

The traditional Jewish deli has been updated by new arrivals who have put a modern twist on the old traditions.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Beds ready for planting on an organic farm.

The organic-vs.-chemical can of worms

Barbara Damrosch’s case for organic food and a level playing field.


HANDOUT IMAGE: (L to R) Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn judge the first challenge of Project Runway season 13, premiering Thursday, July 24, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star?

The reality show promised to find new fashion talent and instead has shown hard truths about the industry.


6 things every parent must stop doing

Oops, looks like we’re doing this all wrong (or not).