U.N. calls for an immediate truce in Gaza conflict

In an emergency midnight meeting, the U.N. Security Council called for a cease-fire in a devastating three-week-old clash that has claimed more than 1,000 lives.

U.S.: Images show that Russia fired over border

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

Christie’s pension showdown: ‘Welcome to the real world’

The battle, the N.J. governor said, is his own choice. And one, he added, that previous governors ducked. The outcome could affect his chances in 2016.

One of the day's first trains leaves the new Wiehle-Reston East station. (Post)

Silver Line’s first real test: Rush hour

LIVE UPDATES | Whether you’re riding the line for the first time today or watching from afar, follow along for the latest news.

Local News

D.C. police are told not to enforce gun ban as the city seeks a stay of ruling

D.C. police are told not to enforce gun ban as the city seeks a stay of ruling

Residents are now permitted to carry registered pistols in public, officers are told.

Expect some drama at the McDonnells’ corruption trial: ‘It’s going to be ugly’

Expect some drama at the McDonnells’ corruption trial: ‘It’s going to be ugly’

The ex-Virginia governor and his wife will submit themselves to a potentially humiliating spectacle.

Beretta is leaving Md., and it’s not only gunmaker going to a friendlier state

Beretta is leaving Md., and it’s not only gunmaker going to a friendlier state

After nearly 40 years, the company is taking its manufacturing to Tenn. costing Prince George’s 160 jobs.

Near-perfect weather is coming soon

Near-perfect weather is coming soon

WEATHER GANG | After some possible showers today, it will be all sunshine and low humidity.

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. students, alumni want Confederate soldier revived as high school mascot

More than 1,200 people with links to Richmond’s Freeman High School support “Rebel Man.”

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Stories from all over

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

U.S. missionaries infected in spreading Ebola crisis

Christian aid workers fall victim to Africa’s worst-ever outbreak.

Va.’s lieutenant governor is a pediatric neurologist. Oh, and what’s his name?

Va.’s lieutenant governor is a pediatric neurologist. Oh, and what’s his name?

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

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Covert U.S. aid to Syrian rebels may be too late as battles intensify on 2 fronts

Covert U.S. aid to Syrian rebels may be too late as battles intensify on 2 fronts

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

Cheetahs, pandas and ferrets! Oh my! Zoos take unusual steps to save them.

Cheetahs, pandas and ferrets! Oh my! Zoos take unusual steps to save them.

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

BuzzFeed’s plagiarizer: Brazen, lazy, ignorant or entitled. Perhaps all four.

BuzzFeed’s plagiarizer: Brazen, lazy, ignorant or entitled. Perhaps all four.

COLUMN | Benny Johnson violated a rule even high-schoolers know: Give credit for the work of others.

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

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

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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