Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for a long conflict

Rebuffing appeals from President Obama, the United Nations and others for an immediate cease-fire, Israel’s prime minister vowed to press the offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims

“Oh my God, what happened to us?” one man cried, after an explosion killed 10 people, including seven children.

Spec. Andrew Kline helps Lt. John Eife with a radio while on patrol. (Post)

One last chance to tip the scales of war

U.S. paratroopers drop into contested areas to examine how Afghan troops are faring in the battle against the Taliban.

Local News

Silver Line’s 5 new stations weather their first rush of weekday commuters

Silver Line’s 5 new stations weather their first rush of weekday commuters

Things seemed to run smoothly along the 11.7 miles of tracks connecting the Dulles corridor.

Appeals court rules that Va.’s ban
on gay marriage is unconstitutional

Appeals court rules that Va.’s ban <br>on gay marriage is unconstitutional

By a 2-to-1 vote, a panel in Richmond said the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed by law.

Soccer group of 15,000 players sues Md. schools over use of playing fields

Soccer group of 15,000 players sues Md. schools over use of playing fields

Montgomery Soccer claims the school system’s bid process benefited only “elite clubs.”

Travelers with smartphones will gain more control over Hilton reservations

Travelers with smartphones will gain more control over Hilton reservations

The McLean-based hotel chain will eventually allow guests to use their phones as room keys.

Did shutdown boredom lead to the birds and the bees in the bedroom?

Did shutdown boredom lead to the birds and the bees in the bedroom?

In D.C.-area maternity wards, some suspect a baby boomlet has to do with the fall government furloughs.

A Marine mom seeks the terrible
details of her son’s death in Iraq

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COLUMN | With a dance ballet, Amy Wolfe attempts to soothe the gaping wound her son’s death left.

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Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S. and around the world

Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S. and around the world

WONKBLOG | We all know there are only two types of people in the world. Now we know where they each live.

For every teacher, there’s that kid — the one who makes the job infuriating

For every teacher, there’s <i>that kid</i> — the one who makes the job infuriating

ANSWER SHEET | One woman chose to teach “on an impulse.” The life lessons surprised her.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid
reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid <br> reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Some were told they were a good match when they were only a 30% match. Just to see what happened.

2,000 miles from the Mexican border, Syracuse confronts immigration issue

2,000 miles from the Mexican border, Syracuse confronts immigration issue

As neighbors argue, some find the discussion more complicated than the news ever makes it out to be.

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

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Drafted to complement star rushers, the Stanford grad who can rope a steer is standing out at training camp.

Real Estate

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

Lifestyle

Where the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in Virginia

Where the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in Virginia

The home and garden of the poet Anne Spencer are lovingly restored to keep the literary connection alive.

Arts

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

Ronstadt, Rehm receive arts and humanities medals

The National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal were awarded Monday at the White House.

Federal Government

In the Loop: Obama makes few speeches in the Oval Office

In the Loop: Obama makes few speeches in the Oval Office

IN THE LOOP | When the president speaks to the nation from the White House, he’s taken to using other backdrops.

Business

At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

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