President Obama is expected to make a statement from the White House about the situation in Ukraine.

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Biden: Unions built the middle class

At a Labor Day event in Detroit, Vice President Joe Biden praises unions for helping workers, saying they are “the reason why every other American worker has the basic rights they have.”

Iraq forces fight Islamic State militants

Video obtained by the Associated Press showed Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias firing towards militants from the Islamic State militant group on Monday.

Rebels show desire for deal with Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

Biden salutes unions, middle class on Labor Day

Vice President Joe Biden says strong unions and a strong middle class have kept America stable through the 20th and 21st centuries. He spoke alongside union leaders during a Labor Day rally in Detroit.

‘Important victory’ over Islamic State in Iraq town

With the help of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli.

Pakistani protesters force state TV off air

Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air as they clashed with police.

Five killed in small plane crash near Denver

Officials north of Denver say all five people on a small plane died when it crashed near an airport. The Pipe PA-46 crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport on Sunday morning.

McCain: Obama ‘in denial or overwhelmed’ by Islamic State

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” called for additional U.S. troops to help combat the Islamic State.

U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq

As Iraqi troops help liberate the besieged town of Amerli, Australia joins the U.S. and other Western nations in carrying out airdrops of humanitarian aid and military equipment to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.

Ted Cruz: Only the White House is talking about a government shutdown

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) spoke at the Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream summit Saturday afternoon. Afterwards, he took questions on Obamacare, immigration reform, constitutional change and upcoming midterm elections.

Perry criticizes Obama's 'no strategy' on Islamic State

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate, says Obama has failed with his response to the Islamic State.

Pro-Russian rebels occupy key Ukrainian town

Pro-Russian rebels said that there are no Russian troops in the occupied south-eastern town of Novoazovsk, Ukraine. This comes after the Ukrainian government reported that Russian troops carrying heavy artillery crossed into Ukraine Thursday.

Faith in football

Each Sunday during the school year, members of the Ole Miss football team and head coach Hugh Freeze attend an optional FCA worship service in the Manning Center.

Rick Perry rails against President Obama on border crisis

Rick Perry spoke Friday at the Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream summit in Dallas, Tex., where he slammed President Obama over his handling of the ongoing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pentagon: Iraq operations costing $7.5 million per day

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said officials are planning for potential military options in Syria, extending efforts already underway in Iraq.

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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.

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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.