Markets fall as twin defaults
loom in Greece, Puerto Rico

Protesters gather in front of Greek parliament in Athens. (AFP/Getty)

Greece appeared increasingly likely to miss a critical debt payment, while Puerto Rico’s governor announced that the island cannot pay back more than $70 billion in debt.

Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

Alejandro Garcia Padilla proposed creating a committee that would work to create reforms, but he said “sacrifices should be shared.”

In 5-4 decision, justices allow use of execution drug

The challenge was brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma, who allege that the use of a sedative called midazolam has resulted in troubling executions that violate the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Justices block restrictive Texas abortion-clinic rules

The measure, which was to go into effect Wednesday, would have shuttered most of the state’s clinics.

NBC dumps Trump over ‘rapist’ remark on Mexicans

NBC dumps Trump over ‘rapist’ remark on Mexicans

The company said it will no longer work with the mogul, including on “The Apprentice.”

Local News

Seven Corners residents want to downsize plan to revive aging suburb

Seven Corners residents want to downsize plan to revive aging suburb

Some homeowners in the Northern Va. suburb argue that the plan would bring too much density and traffic.

Condo wars: How a water leak
turned into a $30 million lawsuit

Condo wars: How a water leak <br> turned into a $30 million lawsuit

Damage has forced all residents out of one of Georgetown’s most prestigious addresses.

Federal appeals court lets D.C.
enforce its strict gun-permitting law

Federal appeals court lets D.C. <br>enforce its strict gun-permitting law

District police can require a “good reason” for a gun permit pending a final decision on the rule.

Federal background check system shut down because of ‘vulnerability’

Federal background check system shut down because of ‘vulnerability’

Officials say the shutdown is not related to the recent hack, but the weakness posed a significant risk.

Landlord files lawsuit to evict
Gypsy Soul from Mosaic District

Landlord files lawsuit to evict <br>Gypsy Soul from Mosaic District

Documents say chef R.J. Cooper owes more than $270,000 — and he just settled a similar complaint.

4 free things to do in the D.C. area during the week of June 29-July 5

4 free things to do in the D.C. area during the week of June 29-July 5

Celebrate the 4th of July, attend an album release concert and sing along at a screening of “Grease.”

More Top Stories

How Rubio turned political star
power into a soaring personal income

How Rubio turned political star <br> power  into a soaring personal income

As the Republican’s stature grew in Florida, law firms paid big for his skills — and political connections.

Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

Records and interviews present a picture of a man who often benefited from his family connections.

Texas attorney general: Clerks don’t have to issue gay marriage licenses

Texas attorney general: Clerks don’t have to issue gay marriage licenses

Ken Paxton says officials can opt out of issuing licenses if they have religious objections.

Politics

Jeb Bush, in South Carolina, calls Confederate flag ‘racist’

Jeb Bush, in South Carolina, calls Confederate flag ‘racist’

He also met privately with a group of pastors in the wake of the Charleston church shooting.

PostEverything

Can the European Union recover from Grexit?

Can the European Union recover from Grexit?

European integration is a story of one step back and then two steps forward. Can there be any steps forward after a Grexit?

Real Estate

Post Real Estate contributors win three national journalism awards

Post Real Estate contributors win three national journalism awards

Columnist Kenneth R. Harney and freelancer Audrey Hoffer are recognized for excellence in writing contest.

Federal Government

Feds’ anger grows over data breach

Feds’ anger grows over data breach

FEDERAL EYE | Employees are dismayed by news that the ongoing investigation “could reveal additional exposures.”

Business

Things in Puerto Rico are getting really bad: What you need to know

Things in Puerto Rico are getting really bad: What you need to know

WONKBLOG | This is the place to start if like most people, you haven’t been keeping track of what’s going on in Puerto Rico.

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