Next Day’s News: Day 5 of McDonnell trial, fighting Ebola, collapse of Gaza cease-fire, immigration bill and more

August 1, 2014

Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.

DAY 5 of MCDONNELL TRIAL: On Day 5 of the McDonnell corruption trial, testimony included details about a post-earthquake sex joke, texts from the first lady and a testy exchanger over designer dresses. Laura Vozzella, Matthew Zapotosky and Rosalind Helderman are live-blogging from Richmond with the latest. Columnist Robert McCartney recently wrote, “Despite [McDonnell’s] apology and the public’s disgust over the scandal, little has been done to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

LEADERS OPTIMISTIC ON IMMIGRATION BILL: According to Ed O’Keefe, Robert Costa and Paul Kane, House Republicans moved closer to agreement Friday on immigration legislation, although GOP leaders cautioned they have yet to lock down the votes needed to pass border security legislation. This failure fits a now familiar pattern, writes Chris Cillizza and Dan Balz. Plus, this is how Ted Cruz played a role.

GAZA CEASE-FIRE COLLAPSES: Less than three hours after a three-day humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect Friday, the truce broke down when clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas fighters erupted and militants fired rockets into Israel, report Sudarsan Raghavan, William Booth and Ruth Eglash. Meanwhile, the Israeli military says it has discovered 32 underground passages from Gaza to its soil. When it comes to discussing the conflict, PostEverything contributor makes the case for radical empathy over believing hideous stereotypes.

FIGHTING EBOLA: An Outlook section contributor breaks down what we really need to fight Ebola. Follow reporting by Joel Achenbach and Lena Sun for more.

AFRICAN LEADERS CONVENE IN UNPRECEDENTED SUMMIT: Nearly 50 leaders from the continent are invited to a summit with President Obama on a range of issues, including economic potential. Juliet Eilperin provides a preview to the summit “which marks the first time an American president will have convened Africa’s leaders in a single conference.”

MH-17 CRASH SITE: A team of forensic experts return to the Malaysia Airlines plane crash site today to look for body parts and possessions. Carol Morello is in Kiev.

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