In Dallas, Obama resists calls to visit border

After meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the president said he’s “not interested in photo ops,” as pressure mounted to witness the crisis caused by an influx of tens of thousands of foreign children.

Should drug sales reps be able to tout ‘off label’ uses?

Partly in response to court rulings, the FDA reviews restrictions on the data distributed by drug firms, confronting issues of free speech and drug safety.

Israelis take cover on the highway while sirens sound over Tel Aviv. (EPA)

As rockets fall, Israelis in Tel Aviv cling to a slightly altered sense of normalcy

Barrages fired from Gaza bring the conflict closer, but the city’s residents go about their lives, only occasionally seeking shelter.

Local News

Researcher works to define what many thought D.C. didn’t have: A dialect

Researcher works to define what many thought D.C. didn’t have: A dialect

Pronunciation differs along with the use of words such as “bama” (unkempt) and “cised” (excited).

Report: Chinese hacked into federal government’s massive personnel office

Report: Chinese hacked into federal government’s massive personnel office

Office of Personnel Management has files on all federal employees, including top-secret clearances.

D.C. visitor: Uber driver kidnapped me

D.C. visitor: Uber driver kidnapped me

A man says he and his colleagues wound up in a driver’s high-speed attempt to avoid a taxi inspector.

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Ramos, Desmond and Werth homer as Washington supercharges its offense in a win over the Orioles.

D.C. falls short of goal of placing 500 homeless families into apartments

D.C. falls short of goal of placing 500 homeless families into apartments

Only 187 families have moved, and lawmakers fear a repeat of last winter’s housing crisis.

Police want to take explicit photos of teen in sexting case, lawyer says

A guardian for the 17-year-old says the investigators’ effort is tantamount to creating child pornography.

Storm chances on the wane today; humidity, heat will build over weekend

Storm chances on the wane today; humidity, heat will build over weekend

WEATHER GANG | It’s not as humid today and, with just a little luck, storms will stay to our south.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Booking photo of Alix Catherine Tichelman (AP)

Booking photo of Alix Catherine Tichelman (AP)

The troubled trail of the alleged call-girl killer of Google exec

“Selling my soul would be a lot easier if i could find it,” she wrote on Twitter in July 2012.

Critics of D.C. education policies question validity of test score gains

Critics of D.C. education policies question validity of test score gains

A group is calling on the city to release more data instead of “cherry-picking specific numbers.”

Maryland GOP gubernatorial nominee to use public funds in his campaign

Maryland GOP gubernatorial nominee to use public funds in his campaign

Larry Hogan is the first in 20 years to participate, cementing his financial disadvantage in the race.

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Hobby Lobby stunt: Protest or prank?

Hobby Lobby stunt: Protest or prank?

A New York activist’s in-store “pro choice” display gets widespread Internet attention, if not results.

The saga of slain sniper Chris Kyle
vs. Jesse Ventura gets day in court

The saga of slain sniper Chris Kyle <br> vs. Jesse Ventura gets day in court

The SEAL-turned-author said he punched a celebrity — the former wrestler — while mourning a death.

Have America’s biggest alcohol brands set their sights on underage youth?

Have America’s biggest alcohol brands set their sights on underage youth?

WONKBLOG | There’s a strong link between spirits drinkers like and the ones they see in magazines.

Argentina defeats Netherlands in shootout to reach final vs. Germany

Argentina defeats Netherlands in shootout to reach final vs. Germany

After 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, the semifinal comes
down to penalty kicks.

Local Columnists

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

COLUMN | How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.

Sports

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Nationals switch on power, blast their way into first place in the NL East

Ramos, Desmond and Werth homer as Washington supercharges its offense in a win over the Orioles.

Lifestyle

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWAR has celebrated tastelessness for decades. Now the band’s members plan to open a restaurant.

Arts

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

“Great Britain” tells us the obvious, at great length, in satirizing Britain’s fact-challenged tabloid papers.

Federal Government

Federal hiring hits eight-year low; fiscal pressures cited

FEDERAL EYE | Getting a federal job is getting harder as hiring declines

Discussions

Ask Boswell: Baseball’s All-Star picks are out, but are they right?

Ask Boswell: Baseball’s All-Star picks are out, but are they right?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Sports columnist Tom Boswell discussed the Nationals, and the latest in national and international sports.

Diversions