Scope of Gaza devastation is clear in cease-fire

The conflict’s devastation has left bomb craters and impassable streets. And the human toll mounts as crews finally recover bodies and look for the wounded while fighting pauses for 12 hours.

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence

“Security has to come first,” a State Department official says after clashes in the capital heated up in recent days.

Ukraine’s president:
Help us, U.S.

OPINION | The country’s president says Russia is playing a dangerous game.

Metro's new Silver Line opens today at noon. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

What’s along the Silver Line

GRAPHIC | Here is a look at each station, the ways to get there and a peek at developments to come.

Local News

Isolated storm risk today; increased threat of severe weather Sunday

Isolated storm risk today; increased threat of severe weather Sunday

WEATHER GANG | A strong cold front and a speedy jet stream will keep things interesting.

In a first for major D.C. pulpits, a rabbi is hired with a same-sex spouse

In a first for major D.C. pulpits, a rabbi is hired with a same-sex spouse

Temple Sinai’s new rabbi, Adam Rosenwasser, believes in creating a haven for all.

‘It’s a great piece of American history’

‘It’s a great piece of American history’

While restoring U-Va.’s iconic Rotunda, workers discovered remnants of its Jeffersonian past.

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When it comes to the wood in their bats, the choice of players is personal

When it comes to the wood in their bats, the choice of players is personal

Ash, maple or birch — the Nationals have their preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.

More Top Stories

Buzzfeed fires Benny Johnson
for plagiarism, issues apology

Buzzfeed fires Benny Johnson <br>for plagiarism, issues apology

The site’s editor acknowledged that Johnson had plagiarized the work of others 40 times.

Stephen A. Smith apologizes after domestic abuse remarks create stir

Stephen A. Smith apologizes after domestic abuse remarks create stir

ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle was among those critical of how he discussed Ray Rice’s suspension.

Texas man close to exoneration didn’t realize DNA testing was happening

Texas man close to exoneration didn’t realize DNA testing was happening

Usually those who have their name cleared spend time making their cases. Not so for Michael Phillips.

Picks of the Week 

They want a baby.
The economy is making them wait.

They want a baby.<br>The economy is making them wait.

STORYLINE | This is one couple’s lesson in the new economics of American child-rearing.

Redemption? In Iowa, Rick Perry moves beyond the ‘oops.’

Redemption? In Iowa, Rick Perry moves beyond the ‘oops.’

The immigration crisis has given him the chance to stare down Obama — and win back voters.

I blamed my wife for our messy home. I was wrong for many reasons.

I blamed my wife for our messy home. I was wrong for many reasons.

ON PARENTING | He thought a dirty house was a sign of a lazy mom. Then he realized it was their mess.

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Jealousy is one of humanity's most baffling emotions. (Bigstock)

Dogs want your attention. All of it.

TO YOUR HEALTH | A new study suggests that dogs can feel jealousy, marking an important shift in the way scientists study the emotion.

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

When it comes to the wood in their bats, the choice of players is personal

When it comes to the wood in their bats, the choice of players is personal

Ash, maple or birch — the Nationals have their preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Lifestyle

Would-be ambassadors, families are living in limbo

Would-be ambassadors, families are living in limbo

Fourth grade in Falls Church or Albania? It depends on if the Senate acts before its August recess.

Arts

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

His comment on satisfaction is about his work; at home, life is tranquil, filled with the comforting sounds of family.

Federal Government

An offer the White House can’t refuse?

An offer the White House can’t refuse?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) gives a top Obama political adviser an alternative to testifying before Congress.

Discussions

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Going Out Guide shared ideas for what to do in D.C.

Business

Shark Tank investor: Don’t make this pitch mistake

Shark Tank investor: Don’t make this pitch mistake

“It makes me want to leave the room,” says real estate mogul and shark investor Barbara Corcoran.

Diversions