Ex-Va. governor reveals details of failing marriage

In his second day on the stand, Robert McDonnell testifies that he was blindsided by gifts and loans to his wife.

U.S.: Militant threat ‘beyond anything that we’ve seen’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left the door open to expanded U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria.

Shayne Bushfield is head nerd. (S. Eklund for The Post)

Google it? They don’t need to.

The trivia-obsessed nerds of the online community called LearnedLeague excel at an art that the Internet made obsolete. Among notable members is “Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings.

    Local News

    New boundaries are the first comprehensive overhaul in more than 40 years, and it aims to create a more coherent school system with predictable feeder patterns. (Graphic: Washington Post Staff)

    The new map of neighborhood schools. (Post)

    Mayor Gray adopts new school boundary policy, redrawing maps

    The move caps a contentious 10-month process. A third of D.C. public school families will see a change.

    ‘Mr. Honest’ is betraying his wife and airing dirty laundry to avoid jail time

    ‘Mr. Honest’ is betraying his wife and airing dirty laundry to avoid jail time<br>

    COLUMN | Ex-governor McDonnell used his wife as a campaign prop. What he’s doing now is worse.

    Scattered storms into this evening; another round could come Friday

    Scattered storms into this evening; another round could come Friday

    WEATHER GANG | A storm cluster extends east into the District, but it is much weaker inside the Beltway.

    No firefighters fired in case of man
    who collapsed near D.C. station, died

    No firefighters fired in case of man <br>who collapsed near D.C. station, died<br>

    One suspension, one reprimand and one exoneration were revealed after two months of deliberations.

    RGIII’s tired hero act needs to end

    RGIII’s tired hero act needs to end

    COLUMN | If he really wants to succeed, the QB needs to listen up, get down and stop taking hits.

    Another day, another walk-off as Nationals extend their streak to 10

    Another day, another walk-off as Nationals extend their streak to 10

    Denard Span scores on a throwing error in the ninth inning, giving the Nats a win over the Diamondbacks.

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    Targeted Israeli airstrikes kill 3
    top Hamas commanders in Gaza

    Targeted Israeli airstrikes kill 3 <br>top Hamas commanders in Gaza

    The Palestinian group called the attack “a despicable crime for which Israel will pay dearly.”

    Afghanistan, Libya, Syria: Jim Foley was a journalist who had to be there

    Afghanistan, Libya, Syria: Jim Foley was a journalist who had to be there

    The 40-year-old, killed by Islamist militants, was driven to report from dangerous places, friends said.

    NYC wants to regulate who can pose
    in costume for photos at Times Square

    NYC wants to regulate who can pose <br>in costume for photos at Times Square

    GOVBEAT | The call for IDs and background checks is meant to protect tourists, an official said.

    For Michael Sam, a victory even if he’s cut from the St. Louis Rams roster

    For Michael Sam, a victory even if he’s cut from the St. Louis Rams roster

    The NFL’s first openly gay player and his team have quieted a media frenzy and put the focus on football.

    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

    Nats make it 10 straight

    <b></b>Nats make it 10 straight

    Another day, another walk-off as Span comes home with winner on throwing error in ninth to beat Diamondbacks, 1-0.

    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.

    Lifestyle

    ‘The Simpsons’: A genius portrait of American childhood

    ‘The Simpsons’: A genius portrait of American childhood

    From the start, “The Simpsons” gave Lisa, Maggie and Bart rich and sophisticated inner lives.

    Arts

    Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

    Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

    Viewed from atop the Washington Monument in October, artist’s rows of dirt will look like a person’s face.

    Federal Government

    Hashtag #BlameTheIntern

    Hashtag #BlameTheIntern

    IN THE LOOP | When it comes to public officials’ social media faux pas, it’s usually the interns who take the fall.

    National

    GAO: Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl exchange

    GAO: Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl exchange

    FEDERAL EYE | The Obama administration violated its requirement to notify Congress and used unauthorized funds for the prisoner swap, according to an official review.

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