President Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement at the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday.

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Eric Cantor to leave Congress early

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the outgoing House majority leader, announced Friday that he will leave Congress on August 18, months earlier than expected.

Late-night laughs: Recess edition

Congress is heading out of town for August, but late-night hosts can’t let them leave without a send-off.

Faith leaders arrested at deportation protest

U.S. Park Police arrested more than 100 people, including numerous faith leaders and immigration rights activists during a sit-in near the White House on Thursday.

Clinton before Sept. 11: I could have killed bin Laden

New audio has emerged of former President Bill Clinton in 2001, saying he could have killed Osama bin Laden. The former president made the comment the day before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Obama welcomes Castro, inspires HUD staff

President Obama welcomed newly appointed Secretary Julian Castro (D-Tex.) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday and delivered words of inspiration to the HUD staff.

Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire."

White House: Israel’s shelling of U.N. school 'totally unacceptable'

The shelling of a U.N. facility in Gaza this week by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

Obama slams Republicans over lawsuit

President Obama slammed congressional Republicans’ vote to sue him over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Malaysian prime minister: Stop fighting in Ukraine

The Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is calling for cease-fire around plane wreckage in Ukraine.

White House: CDC says Ebola 'unlikely' to spread in United States

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at the daily briefing on Thursday that the Centers for Disease Control does not expect the Ebola virus to spread if it reaches the U.S. but are still taking precautions.

U.S. urges Israel to do more to 'ensure the safety' of civilians

During the daily briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said there was little doubt that the Israeli military was responsible for the attack that damaged a United Nations school in Gaza on Wednesday. Earnest said, "there is more that can and should be done" by Israel to spare civilians.

Eric Cantor bids farewell as House majority leader

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said his good-byes on the House floor Thursday morning as his tenure as majority leader comes to close.

Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

The U.S. Air Force says the death of a teenage male stowaway, who evidently climbed into the wheel well of cargo plane in Mali and was discovered dead at Ramstein Air Base, has triggered a security review.

Shootout leaves 3 dead, deputies wounded in N.C.

An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday.

Woodward: Ford's pardon of Nixon was an 'act of courage'

To mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, The Washington Post hosted a panel featuring legendary reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who did the majority of reporting surrounding the Watergate scandal for The Post. Woodward describes how he pressed President Gerald Ford to reveal why he pardoned President Nixon.

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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.

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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.