Israel hits power plant, targets Hamas chief

Israel hit Gaza with heavy fire after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed calls for a truce and told his nation to prepare for a long fight.

The one thing Israelis seem to agree on: Kerry failed

WORLDVIEWS | The secretary of state has been lambasted by Israeli media for his apparent failure to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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.

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.”

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

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

D.C. lawyer will become the first woman to lead a major sports union

D.C. lawyer will become the first woman to lead a major sports union <br>

EARLY LEAD | NBA players group president Chris Paul rounded up votes for Michele Roberts.

Soriano lets Marlins off the hook

Soriano lets Marlins off the hook

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

Top-notch weather is here — for 3 days

Top-notch weather is here — for 3 days

WEATHER GANG | August starts Friday, and with it comes humidity and thunderstorm chances.

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China to investigate one of its most powerful leaders in last decade

China to investigate one of its most powerful leaders in last decade

Rumors have swirled around Zhou Yongkang, sending tremors through China’s political circles.

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.

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.

Politics

Bill revamping VA expected to pass easily, negotiators say

Bill revamping VA expected to pass easily, negotiators say

Top negotiator says House-Senate compromise to fix veterans’ health-care “must go beyond politics.”

Local Columnists

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

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COLUMN | Amy Wolfe attempts to soothe the gaping wound her son’s death left using dance.

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

Searching for a pet free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Lifestyle

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

One good thing may have come out of last year’s shutdown misery: Babies

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

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

The VA bill would make firings easier. Is that a good thing?

FEDERAL EYE | Opponents say the proposal would roll back civil-service protections and discourage talented professionals from joining the VA.

Technology

The FTC is expanding the war on bogus cell phone charges

The FTC is expanding the war on bogus cell phone charges

Up to 20 million people a year are affected by “mobile cramming,” according to a federal study. Now the FTC is laying out what wireless carriers should do to stop it.

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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