Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza Strip

Israel hit Gaza with some of the heaviest fire since fighting began after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed calls for an immediate cease-fire and told his nation to prepare for a long fight.

At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims

“Oh my God, what happened to us?” one man cried, after an explosion killed 10 people, including seven children.

Spec. Andrew Kline helps Lt. John Eife with a radio while on patrol. (Post)

One last chance to tip the scales of war

U.S. paratroopers drop into contested areas to examine how Afghan troops are faring in the battle against the Taliban.

Local News

Silver Line’s 5 new stations weather their first rush of weekday commuters

Silver Line’s 5 new stations weather their first rush of weekday commuters

Things seemed to run smoothly along the 11.7 miles of track connecting the Dulles corridor.

Three days of top-notch weather

Three days of top-notch weather

WEATHER GANG | A pool of cool air will treat us to another round of super-pleasant summer weather.

Soccer group of 15,000 players sues Md. schools over use of playing fields

Soccer group of 15,000 players sues Md. schools over use of playing fields

Montgomery Soccer claims the school system’s bid process benefited only “elite clubs.”

Appeals court rules that Va.’s ban
on gay marriage is unconstitutional

Appeals court rules that Va.’s ban <br>on gay marriage is unconstitutional

By a 2-to-1 vote, a panel in Richmond said the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed by law.

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

In D.C.-area maternity wards, some suspect a baby boomlet has to do with government furloughs.

Soriano lets Marlins off the hook

Soriano lets Marlins off the hook

Washington was leading 6-0 into the seventh, then relief pitcher Rafael Soriano suffered a meltdown.

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U.S.: Russia violated 1987 treaty by testing ground-launched missiles

U.S.: Russia violated 1987 treaty by testing ground-launched missiles

The pact on intermediate-range missiles was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year

A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year

WONKBLOG | About 77 million Americans struggle with delinquent debt, according to a new report.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

WORLDVIEWS | The highly infectious virus has killed nearly 700 people as it sweeps through Africa.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid
reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid <br> reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Some were told they were a good match when they were only a 30% match. Just to see what happened.

Local Columnists

A Marine mom seeks the terrible
details of her son’s death in Iraq

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COLUMN | With a dance ballet, Amy Wolfe attempts to soothe the gaping wound her son’s death left.

Sports

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Drafted to complement star rushers, the Stanford grad who can rope a steer is standing out at training camp.

Real Estate

Searching for a pet free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Lifestyle

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

In D.C.-area maternity wards, some suspect a baby boomlet has to do with government furloughs.

Arts

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

The National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal were awarded Monday at the White House.

Federal Government

The VA bill would make firings easier. Is that a good thing?

FEDERAL EYE | Opponents say the proposal would roll back civil-service protections and discourage talented professionals from joining the VA.

Business

At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

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