Hope wanes for a quick deal on border crisis

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Deepening political divisions over emergency funding have undercut the White House’s aggressive bid to stem the flow of illegal immigration, raising doubts about Washington’s ability to restore order in the Rio Grande Valley, where thousands of undocumented minors have been apprehended this year.

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Carjackers drive into Philadelphia crowd, killing three people

Two men carjacked an SUV and drove it into a group of people on Friday morning, police said.

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4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

The senators tell intelligence chief their concerns about NSA collection of Americans’ e-mails, phone calls.

Afghan teen gets 7.5 years for killing 3 Marines

The victims’ families expressed surprise and anger that the assailant was tried as a juvenile.

Anti-dumping duties set on solar imports

A roundup of business news from around the world.

Religion events from across the Washington area

Labyrinth walks, church book and bake sale, Cathedral gargoyle tour, organ recital, Vacation Bible school.

Gang pressure driving child flight

Gang pressure driving child flight

U.S. policies of the 1990s and 2000s that deported thousands of gang members back to Central Americablamed for the massive arrival of unaccompanied children from Central America at the U.S. southern borde

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To stop U.S.-company defection, cure the symptom first

To stop U.S.-company defection, cure the symptom first

The corporate tax system needs to be fixed, yes, but corporations’ inversions need stopping first.

Workers find historic remnants of original U-Va. Rotunda

Workers find historic remnants of original U-Va. Rotunda

While restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, workers found pieces of its Jeffersonian past.

‘I’m the decider,’ Christie tells mayor

‘I’m the decider,’ Christie tells mayor

The N.J. governor is nothing if not consistent in his indifference to the Newark’s concerns over school reform.

One of the most awkward exchanges you will ever see, inside or outside the Capitol

One of the most awkward exchanges you will ever see, inside or outside the Capitol

Rep. Curt Clawson mistakes two administration officials for representatives of India.

Killer of Marines tried in Afghanistan as juvenile, prompting outrage

Killer of Marines tried in Afghanistan as juvenile, prompting outrage

The family of the late Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley is devastated by the decision, a lawyer for the family said.

More on privacy rights in e-mail stored outside U.S.

The briefing has now been completed in the Microsoft warrant challenge currently pending in the Southern District of New York. Here are a few thoughts on the arguments in the briefs.

LivingSocial today is smaller in size but losing less money

LivingSocial today is smaller in size but losing less money

The company posted narrowed losses for the second quarter but also saw a decline in total revenue.

Chris McDaniel’s last hopes hinge on nine more votes -- in a courtroom

Chris McDaniel’s last hopes hinge on nine more votes -- in a courtroom

Evaluating the McDaniel campaign’s end-game.

Amar on the backgrounds of Supreme Court Justices

An interesting lecture by one of America’s leading constitutional law scholars, and a few thoughts by me in reaction.

Guess who doesn’t think 18-year olds should be able to drink. Young adults.

Guess who doesn’t think 18-year olds should be able to drink. Young adults.

Americans are getting more liberal on marijuana, but not on booze.

More than 30,000 undocumented kids have already been released to sponsors in every state

More than 30,000 undocumented kids have already been released to sponsors in every state

Huge numbers of children have been placed with sponsors or relatives in a handful of states.

One idea to expedite government oversight? Toss officials in water and see if they can swim

One idea to expedite government oversight? Toss officials in water and see if they can swim

Democratic congressman suggests House Oversight install a swimming pool to expedite Republicans’ “witchhunt.“

‘Missing Words’: The week in one song

‘Missing Words’: The week in one song

The ACA returns to court.

The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

Democrats could very well lose the Senate but gain governor’s seats.

Virginia is the Best State in America

Virginia is the Best State in America

Virginia is one of five states — along with Tennessee, Idaho, Washington and Hawaii — that go to extreme lengths to mitigate budget ups and downs.

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect

New meta-analysis finds that more time practicing something doesn’t always help you learn how to do it well.

Obama’s new approach: Keep ‘hope and change’ alive

Obama’s new approach: Keep ‘hope and change’ alive

The president resurrects his campaign rhetoric in a midterm strategy of hammering Republicans.

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

The answer, of course, is that it’s complicated.

Congress is more and more polarized, and so is almost every other legislature in America

Congress is more and more polarized, and so is almost every other legislature in America

A look at partisanship on the state level, via the Measuring American Legislatures project.

Commentary: Synagogue attacks in Paris recall Nazi era

National Synagogue Shmuel Herzfeld said visit to France recalled his father’s wartime experiences

House panel rejects White House claim of immunity from subpoena

House panel rejects White House claim of immunity from subpoena

The move could set up a potential contempt battle between the White House and the House oversight committee.

‘Made in Tenn.’ ad campaign headed by Missouri firm

‘Made in Tenn.’ ad campaign headed by Missouri firm

Gov. Bill Haslam (R) expects every dollar of tourism spending to generate $19 in returns.

Which states are housing the young undocumented immigrants -- in 3 maps

Which states are housing the young undocumented immigrants -- in 3 maps

Of the more than 30,000 kids that have been released to sponsors, the most went to (or stayed in) Texas.

Proxy war can have dangerous consequences

Proxy war can have dangerous consequences

States often try to wage war surreptitiously through secretly helping insurgent groups. This strategy can go badly wrong, even when the state tries to retain control.

D.C. gets its first married gay rabbi in a major pulpit

D.C. gets its first married gay rabbi  in a major pulpit

Temple Sinai’s new rabbi, Adam Rosenwasser, believes in a haven for all — and singing as the soul’s voice

Booker Watch: 87 selfies to go

Booker Watch: 87 selfies to go

With August recess right around the corner, Sen. Cory Booker has a ways to go before he reaches his goal of 99 Senate selfies.

UC Santa Barbara professor pleads “no contest” to destroying anti-abortion sign, assaulting protester

For criminal purposes, the “no contest” plea is equivalent to a guilty plea. The likely sentence in this case: fine, restitution, community service, “anger management counseling.“

Survey: Does your federal job now require security clearance?

The Washington Post is seeking input from federal workers and contractors whose jobs now require security clearance.

New York court sets aside “gravity knife” prosecution

The court concludes dismissal would be in “the interest of justice,” under a New York statute authorizing such dismissals.

Montgomery gives go-ahead to schools’ tech initiative

The school system’s plan is designed to bring 40,000 laptops and tablets into classrooms in the coming year.

Paywall reprieve: Volokh content will be free and easy for everyone until Dec. 31, free for many (and free for all via RSS/Twitter/Facebook) after that

Users at .edu/.gov/.mil domains will be able to access the blog for free even after Dec. 31, everyone will be able to access it for free via RSS/Twitter/Facebook even after Dec. 31, and in any event there will be no paywall at all until Dec. 31.

Does the sex of your child affect your political attitudes? Usual survey data may not help

If the effect is small and variation is large, conventional data analysis using “statistical significance” can fool you, and there’s no substitute for looking at new data.

Why David Perdue is the favorite against Michelle Nunn in Georgia

Why David Perdue is the favorite against Michelle Nunn in Georgia

Sonny Perdue’s cousin has significant advantages against Sam Nunn’s daughter