Obama pledges justice in killing of U.S. journalist

The president said the U.S. “will be vigilant and we will be relentless” against Islamic State militants following the execution of journalist James Foley.

Executioner’s accent in video prompts reckoning in Britain

Executioner’s accent in video prompts reckoning in Britain

Officials in London are alarmed over the role of their countrymen.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell arrives at court. (AP)

    Local News

    Supreme Court puts Va. same-sex marriage ruling on hold

    Supreme Court puts Va. same-sex marriage ruling on hold

    The action blocks Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least for now.

    Line of thunderstorms approach D.C.

    Line of thunderstorms approach D.C.

    WEATHER GANG | While most of the line is sub-severe, some severe storm warnings have been issued .

    Longtime referee told NFL in ’06 that he couldn’t officiate Redskins games

    Longtime referee told NFL in ’06 that he couldn’t officiate Redskins games<br>

    COLUMN | Respected official Mike Carey took a quiet, almost unheard of stand against the team’s name.

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    Beatings, clashes break out in slum
    as Liberia enforces Ebola quarantine

    Beatings, clashes break out in slum <br>as Liberia enforces Ebola quarantine

    Protests began when armed patrols blocked the neighborhood in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

    Police arrest 47 people overnight,
    but a ‘turning point’ seen in Ferguson

    Police arrest 47 people overnight, <br> but a ‘turning point’ seen in Ferguson

    Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald Johnson said a city torn by riots was beginning to heal.

    The simple policy that led to America’s biggest drop in teenage births

    The simple policy that led to America’s biggest drop in teenage births

    STORYLINE | The lessons and stories from Colorado’s surprisingly effective approach.

    Politics

    NRA launches ad campaign attacking Michael Bloomberg

    NRA launches ad campaign attacking Michael Bloomberg

    The nation’s largest gun rights groups goes after a leading gun control activist.

    Local Columnists

    Ferguson waits for the arc of moral justice to bend its way

    Ferguson waits for the arc of moral justice to bend its way

    At the Martin Luther King Memorial, quotes about ending racial injustice resonate as protests rage in Missouri.

    Sports

    Nats extend winning streak to season high 8 games

    Nats extend winning streak to season high 8 games<br>

    Relentless offense, and Stephen Strasburg’s strong outing, lead the team to stomp the Diamondbacks.

    Real Estate

    When a housing wish list evolves

    When a housing wish list evolves

    After evaluating their needs and market conditions, some buyers may opt to shift their priorities.

    Arts

    Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

    Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

    Viewed from atop the Washington Monument in October, artist’s rows of dirt will look like a person’s face.

    Federal Government

    In the Loop: SeaWorld and Disney

    In the Loop: SeaWorld and Disney

    Despite financial woes, SeaWorld is still awash in political activity

    National

    More states fund ACT college admission testing

    More states fund ACT college admission testing

    Thirteen states paid this year for 11th-graders to take the exam during the school day. More plan to follow suit.

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