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Parents of ill British boy released from custody

Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.

Cuba limits goods travelers can bring into country

The Cuban government implemented new rules on Monday limiting the amount of goods people can bring onto the island in their luggage and raising customs duties of many other items.

The best campaign ads: Primary edition

The primary season has officially come to a close, but some of the ads were too good to forget. So while we await the onslaught of general election ads, here are some of the most successful from the early campaign.

White House: Thoughts, prayers with Sotloff family

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at the daily briefing on Tuesday that he could not confirm reports of the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff but that the administration's "thoughts and prayers first and foremost are with Mr. Sotloff and Mr. Sotloff's family and those who worked with him."

Campaign 2014: Planned Parenthood on Rep. Gardner

In June, Planned Parenthood launched a Web ad criticizing Rep. Cory Gardner's (R-Colo.), new support for birth control access.

Campaign 2014: Mark Udall 'Respect'

After Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced a Senate bid in April, his opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D), ran an ad detailing Gardner's past support of personhood policies.

Campaign 2014: Cory Gardner 'For You'

Senate candidate Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) contrasts himself with his opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D) on access to contraception.

Thousands of dead fish removed from Mexico lake

Workers wearing masks to ward off the smell removed over 53 tons of rotting fish from Lake Cajititlan in western Jalisco state. Authorities are not sure what killed the fish but say they did not die of natural causes.

Campaign 2014: Greg Abbott 'Garage'

Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott describes his perseverance after a being paralyzed.

Campaign 2014: Pete Gallego 'Washington needs to grow up'

Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Tex.) compares Congress to an elementary school playground in a new ad.

Crowds welcome Iraqi forces entering Amerli

Cheering crowds welcome Shiite militiamen, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Iraqi army forces in the Iraqi town of Amerli, after they break the two-month siege on the town.

Campaign 2014: American Crossroads 'Appreciate The Life'

Super PAC American Crossroads released this ad slamming Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for her connection to Washington and the Capitol Hill community.

Police catch wanted man, teen still missing

Jackson, Miss., police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. Dewayne Thomas was caught on Monday. Beard remains missing.

U.K.’s Cameron proposes broader anti-terror laws

On Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to parliament a plan that would give police temporary powers to seize passports of citizens suspected of travelling to fight with terror groups.

Detroit's bankruptcy trial begins

The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is scheduled to start Tuesday. One Detroit small business owner hopes officials won’t forget about him and his customers.

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Behind the circumcision ritual

Behind the circumcision ritual

Adults attending conversion classes at Sixth and I synagogue learn about the traditions behind the ancient Jewish practice of circumcision.

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

PostTV has incorporated technology that allows you to play any of our videos on your TV set through the popular Chromecast device. That means you can watch videos and news shows from The Washington Post and control the playback right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Property rights and the pipeline

South Dakota rancher John Harter tried to stop TransCanada from securing the right of eminent domain over his land where they want to put part of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, but Harter recently lost his battle in court.

Brazil swept up by new energy source

Brazil swept up by new energy source

In Northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.

Making the most out of your museum visit

Making the most out of your museum visit

The Post's Anne Midgette shares five tips for how to get the most out of your visit to a museum.

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.