NATO: Russia firing artillery within Ukraine

The conflict is escalating after Russia sent aid convoy over the border without permission from Ukraine.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Screengrab of an execution video released by the Islamic State,

The sadistic brutality of ‘Jihadi John’

The Islamist militants performed mock executions on U.S. journalist James Foley, one of which was reportedly a “crucifixion.“

Local News

Washington Post editorial board
to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

Washington Post editorial board <br>to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

The newspaper’s editorial board calls the team’s name a “slur.” News stories will continue to use it.

D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

The owl’s body was found on the shoulder of a Minnesota highway, not far from where he was released.

Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

Mayor Eugene Grant says he will conduct business from a tent after the council voted that he vacate.

Chuck Brown, winding ’em up again

Chuck Brown, winding ’em up again

With his final album release and the dedication of a D.C. park, the late godfather of go-go’s legacy lives on.

How rare is a 10-game streak?

How rare is a 10-game streak?

COLUMN | Pay attention, Nationals fans. This doesn’t happen every decade, even every generation.

9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

See Miranda Lambert in concert, visit the Renaissance Festival or celebrate Bao Bao’s first birthday.

My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?

My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?<br>

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answered questions about the strange train we call life.

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Gaza militants execute at least 18
for collaborating with Israel

Gaza militants execute at least 18 <br> for collaborating with Israel

Hours later, a mortar barrage killed an Israeli child, 4, the first such fatality of the six-week conflict.

Chinese fighter jet came within 20 feet of Navy plane, prompting U.S. protest

Chinese fighter jet came within 20 feet of Navy plane, prompting U.S. protest

The pilot made several close passes, at one point performing a “barrel roll” over the P-8 Poseidon.

Their grandparents were civil in disobedience. Ferguson youth aren’t.

Their grandparents were civil in disobedience. Ferguson youth aren’t.

Unlike their elders, young protesters challenge authority and fuel their rage through social media.

Local Columnists

Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

COLUMN | One family’s experiences highlight how necessary U.S. protection is for refugees.

Sports

Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

REDSKINS BLOG | The preseason game Saturday will likely serve as the final dress rehearsal for the regular season for the starters.

Real Estate

Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

Foreclosure and short sale veterans from 2007-13 are expected to make 10 percent of U.S. home buys in 2014.

Arts

‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

Qui Nguyen’s play at Rorschach Theatre envelops us in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

Federal Government

An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

IN THE LOOP | After The Washington Post wrote about one ambassador nominee’s long wait for confirmation, the Senate voted. Others in his same position continue to wait in limbo.

National

White House offers new tweak to birth control rule

White House offers new tweak to birth control rule

WONKBLOG | The policy tries to address objections from religious groups still fighting the rule in court.

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