Three White House officials and the Rev. Al Sharpton are expected to attend the funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, in Ferguson, Mo.

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U.S. 'strongly supports' Gaza cease-fire

U.S. 'strongly supports' Gaza cease-fire

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the U.S. "strongly supported" the cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas and asked all sides to comply with its terms.

Iranian weapons delivered to Iraqi Kurdish forces

Iranian weapons delivered to Iraqi Kurdish forces

Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said his forces will fight the Islamic State with weapons suppied by Iran.

N.J. Rep. urges U.S., Israel to find missing student

N.J. Rep. urges U.S., Israel to find missing student

New Jersey politicians ask Israeli government to treat the search for 23-year-old Aharon Sofer, as if an Israeli soldier was missing. Sofer, a student from Lakewood, N.J., has been missing in Israel since Friday.

Obama outlines steps to improve care for veterans

Obama outlines steps to improve care for veterans

Veterans' unemployment and homelessness rates have been going down, President Obama told the American Legion's 96th National Conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. The president outlined what steps are being taken to continue improving life for veterans in America.

Campaign 2014: Mark Pryor 'Emergency Response'

Campaign 2014: Mark Pryor 'Emergency Response'

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) released this ad using the Ebola outbreak to bolster criticism of his opponent, Rep. Mark Cotton (R-Ark.), for voting "to cut billions from our nation's medical disaster and emergency programs."

Iraqi military evacuate residents from besieged town of Amerli

Iraqi military evacuate residents from besieged town of Amerli

The Iraqi military deliver aid and evacuate vulnerable residents from the town of Amerli in northern Iraq, which has been besieged by Islamic State militants for the past two months. The U.N.’s representative in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed alarm on the situation and warned of a possible massacre should the Islamist militants overrun the town.

Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

Convoys of tanks and armored vehicles have been seen rolling in eastern Ukraine as tensions with Russia remain high. Ukraine’s president dissolved the country’s parliament and announced early elections this fall.

Deadly car bomb goes off in Baghdad

Deadly car bomb goes off in Baghdad

A car bomb in a busy Shiite area of eastern Baghdad killed at least 11 people on Tuesday, according to local officials. The blast, which wounded 31 others, is the latest in a series of attacks.

Burger King considering move to Canada

Burger King considering move to Canada

Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, an increasingly popular move among companies that could shave its tax bill.

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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.