At least 15 dead after U.N. school in Gaza hit by shells

A Palestinian child is wounded after a strike at a school. (AP)

Palestinian officials said more than 100 people were wounded in a school sheltering women and children who were trying to escape the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

2 die as tornado rips through Va. Eastern Shore

A Weather Service meteorologist said the apparent twister that injured 30 touched down near Cape Charles at 8:30 a.m.

Arizona execution: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this’

In an execution that lasted nearly two hours, witnesses said Joseph R. Wood III gasped more than 600 times before dying by lethal injection.

Air Algerie plane with 116 people vanishes from radar

The MD-83 traveling from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital was missing for hours before the news was made public.

Local News

Parents are furious when local kids’ play space stumbles into Gaza conflict

Parents are furious when local kids’ play space stumbles into Gaza conflict<br>

The Playseum invited kids to send letters to impacted Israeli children. Then, 2 hours later, to Palestinians.

Who is living in D.C.’s low-income housing? Sometimes, the middle class.

Who is living in D.C.’s low-income housing? Sometimes, the middle class.

A shortage of units means lower-income families are competing against the more affluent.

RGIII not sharp in first team practice

RGIII not sharp in first team practice

INSIDER | The Redskins’ defense outplayed the offense, but the QB says he’s upbeat as camp begins.

Bethesda and Rockville get ranked among nation’s ‘snobbiest’ small cities

Bethesda and Rockville get ranked among nation’s ‘snobbiest’ small cities

The Montgomery Co. communities’ wealth and education push them onto a Movato.com list.

More Top Stories

Ukraine’s prime minister announces resignation after coalition falls apart

Ukraine’s prime minister announces resignation after coalition falls apart

Meanwhile, artillery explosions could be heard around Donetsk.

Sen. John Walsh plagiarized from me

Sen. John Walsh plagiarized from me

POST EVERYTHING | A researcher says he’s not that outraged about it, but is instead a little flattered.

It’s marine biologist vs. a 13-year-old
in a fight over scientific glory

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A teenager’s “breakthrough” science project is at the center of controversy after a researcher’s explosive claim.

Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star after 10 years?

Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star after 10 years?<br>

The reality show promised to find new fashion talent, but the industry’s hard truths have stolen the spotlight.

Politics

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire daily?

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire daily?

FACT CHECKER | Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says 10,000 baby boomers retire every day. It turns out his math is accurate.

Local Columnists

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Sports

Observations from Thursday’s practice

Observations from Thursday’s practice

REDSKINS BLOG | The team didn’t have a flawless practice, but players classified the day as a good start to camp and said they believe improvement will naturally come.

Real Estate

Ask the Builder | Here are the tools and supplies you’ll need in a natural disaster

Ask the Builder | Here are the tools and supplies you’ll need in a natural disaster

These items can help you secure your home in the event that first responders are delayed in reaching you.

Lifestyle

For White House interviews, it’s never one-on-one

<b>For White House interviews, it’s never one-on-one</b>

A press staffer almost always attends when reporters sit down with administration officials.

Arts

Tapman needs a sidekick: A sound designer

Tapman needs a sidekick: A sound designer

Capital Fringe’s “The Adventures of Tapman” has great dancing, but the production values keep it from flying.

Federal Government

Here’s what the IRS told a federal court about Lois Lerner’s hard drive

Here’s what the IRS told a federal court about Lois Lerner’s hard drive

FEDERAL EYE | IRS officials filed court statements about the agency’s efforts to recover Lerner’s files. Find out what they said.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema took your dining questions, rants and raves.

Diversions