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 track connecting the Dulles corridor.

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.”

Do you think you’re too young to treat bad joints with a hip replacement?

Do you think you’re too young to treat bad joints with a hip replacement?

A Bethesda man, who thought surgery was for the elderly, kept putting off the inevitable procedure.

Marlins erase a six-run deficit
late in the game to stun Nationals, 7-6

Marlins erase a six-run deficit <br>late in the game to stun Nationals, 7-6

Washington was leading 6-0 into the seventh, then relief pitcher Rafael Soriano suffered a meltdown.

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.

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.

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U.S.: Russia violated 1987 treaty by testing ground-launched missiles

U.S.: Russia violated 1987 treaty by testing ground-launched missiles

The pact on intermediate-range missiles was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should worry.

WORLDVIEWS | The highly infectious virus has killed nearly 700 people as it sweeps through Africa.

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.

Local Columnists

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.

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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