National Guard to leave Ferguson as violence eases

The move is the clearest sign yet that authorities believe the clashes between police and residents are subsiding after nearly two weeks of civil unrest.

Did U.S. policy fail Foley
with refusal to pay ransom?

WORLDVIEWS | There are times that the U.S. does negotiate with kidnappers, but no one wants a payday for terrorists.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Bob McDonnell arrives at court with his daughter Cailin Young. (AP)

    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.

    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.

    In D.C., Uber now delivers items like toothpaste — to wealthy areas only

    In D.C., Uber now delivers items like toothpaste — to wealthy areas only

    THE SWITCH | It plans to expand, but the NW and Hill zones paint a stark picture of the economic divide.

    Marvin Gaye mural, a symbol of ‘old’ Shaw amid development, is destroyed

    Marvin Gaye mural, a symbol of ‘old’ Shaw amid development, is destroyed

    COLUMN | But the visual anchor in “New Shaw” will be replaced by a fresh painting of the native D.C. son.

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    In significant blow to Hamas, Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top commanders

    In significant blow to Hamas, Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top commanders

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

    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.

    Men accused of sex assaults at colleges lash out, call discipline systems unfair

    Men accused of sex assaults at colleges lash out, call discipline systems unfair

    Some blame federal pressure — led by the White House — to stamp out sexual violence on campuses.

    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

    Rendon’s turn to be a hero

    Rendon’s turn to be a hero

    Pinch-hit single in the ninth lifts Nationals to 3-2 victory over Arizona, extending win streak to nine and lead over Atlanta to seven.

    Real Estate

    When a housing wish list evolves

    When a housing wish list evolves

    After evaluating their needs and market conditions, some buyers may opt to shift their priorities.

    Lifestyle

    The exclusive, nerdy trivia community slowly spreading across the Web

    The exclusive, nerdy trivia community slowly spreading across the Web

    It takes quiz games to a new level
    of obsession and competition.
    (Try a few questions for yourself!)

    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

    Holder: The Department of Justice ‘stands with the people of Ferguson’

    He pledged to conduct a thorough and fair investigation into Michael Brown’s death.

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