Conflict rages
in Gaza despite offers of a truce

President Obama pressed for an unconditional cease-fire as the death toll surpassed 1,000, with 70 percent of the dead being civilians in the 20-day conflict.

New U.S. aid to Syrian rebels might be too little, too late

U.S.-authorized arms are flowing in, but the rebels have lost ground recently to government forces and extremists.

This image purports to show the before and after of an artillery strike. (AP)

U.S. releases images purporting
to show that Russia fired over border

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, surveillance images allegedly show that Russia has acted to support the rebels.

Local News

D.C. will seek stay of judge’s ruling overturning ban on handguns

D.C. will seek stay of judge’s ruling overturning ban on handguns

Legal experts said that all parties must typically be given a chance to appeal a ruling before it takes effect.

Beretta — moving out of Md. — joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

Beretta — moving out of Md. — joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

The company is taking its manufacturing to Tennessee, costing Prince George’s 160 jobs.

In Richmond, students seek to revive
a Confederate soldier as mascot

More than 1,200 students, alumni and parents with links to Freeman High School support ”Rebel Man.”

4 miles from home, a valedictorian struggles to fit in at Georgetown

4 miles from home, a valedictorian struggles to fit in at  Georgetown

A Dunbar High School graduate talks about the challenges of traversing two sides of D.C.

Va.’s low-key lieutenant governor juggles politics and pediatrics

Va.’s low-key lieutenant governor juggles politics and pediatrics

Ralph S. Northam is the latest politician toiling in relative obscurity for a chance to become governor.

Addressing overcrowded housing remains an uphill battle in Fairfax

Addressing overcrowded housing remains an uphill battle in Fairfax

A proposal for more studio units likely will be shelved, leaving the county in search of answers.

Forest Heights mayor wants the town to live up to its arboreal namesake

Forest Heights mayor wants the town to live up to its arboreal namesake

Tree-canopy planting in Prince George’s is driven by data on the environment and the economy.

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For Chris Christie, N.J. pension battle
an unwelcome blot on campaign image

For Chris Christie, N.J. pension battle <br>an unwelcome blot on campaign image

An unexpected budget shortfall could mar the Republican governor’s political success story.

Immigrants, reviled in some nations, find a warm welcome in Germany

Immigrants, reviled in some nations, find a warm welcome in Germany

The economic powerhouse is counting on foreigners to offset the dangers of a shrinking population.

Ebola virus kills Liberian doctor;
2 Americans have been infected

Ebola virus kills Liberian doctor; <br>2 Americans have been infected

Health workers are combatting an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

Their bags are packed, but there’s no place to go for would-be ambassadors

Their bags are packed, but there’s no place to go for would-be ambassadors

Unless the Senate acts before its August recess, some Foreign Service families will stay stateside.

Zookeepers face a cold, stark truth:
Their animals’ future is in the freezer

Zookeepers face a cold, stark truth: <br>Their animals’ future is in the freezer

Zoos are desperately trying to restock their populations by freezing DNA in semen, a tricky business.

Local Columnists

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

COLUMN | D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing to relieve traffic

Sports

MLB trade deadline primer

MLB trade deadline primer

As Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, Barry Svrluga looks at the needs and potential solutions for all 17 postseason contenders.

Real Estate

Off-beat house has all the right angles — and some sharp ones, too

Off-beat house has all the right angles — and some sharp ones, too

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The wedge-shaped flatiron house in NW is listed for $1.25 million.

Arts

What you need to know about the Corcoran Gallery case

What you need to know about the Corcoran Gallery case

An evidentiary hearing begins Monday in D.C. Superior Court over the proposed breakup plan.

Business

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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