NATO: Russia firing artillery within Ukraine

The conflict is escalating after Russia sent aid convoy over the border without permission from Ukraine.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Screengrab of an execution video released by the Islamic State,

The sadistic brutality of ‘Jihadi John’

The Islamist militants performed mock executions on U.S. journalist James Foley, one of which was reportedly a “crucifixion.“

Local News

Washington Post editorial board
to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

Washington Post editorial board <br>to stop using ‘Redskins’ name

The newspaper’s editorial board calls the team’s name a “slur.” News stories will continue to use it.

D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

The owl’s body was found on the shoulder of a Minnesota highway, not far from where he was released.

How rare is a 10-game streak?

How rare is a 10-game streak?

COLUMN | Pay attention, Nationals fans. This doesn’t happen every decade, even every generation.

My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?

My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?<br>

LIVE Q&A | The Post’s advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

See Miranda Lambert in concert, visit the Renaissance Festival or celebrate Bao Bao’s first birthday.

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Militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel in response to Hamas leaders’ deaths

Militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel in response to Hamas leaders’ deaths

Gaza gunmen lined up 7 suspects behind a mosque and shot them after midday prayers.

Their grandparents were civil in disobedience. Ferguson youth aren’t.

Their grandparents were civil in disobedience. Ferguson youth aren’t.

Unlike their elders, young protesters challenge authority and fuel their rage through social media.

The best butter knife ever and
9 other brilliant redesigns

The best butter knife ever and <br> 9 other brilliant redesigns

INNOVATIONS | Here are 10 clever variations on items many of us use every day.

Local Columnists

Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

COLUMN | One family’s experiences highlight how necessary U.S. protection is for refugees.

Sports

Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

REDSKINS BLOG | The preseason rolls on for the Washington Redskins, and on Saturday, they face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in a game that for the starters will likely serve as the final dress rehearsal for the regular season.

Real Estate

Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

Foreclosure and short sale veterans from 2007-13 are expected to make 10 percent of U.S. home buys in 2014.

Lifestyle

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ music video offensive? That’s what people say, mmm mmm.

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ music video offensive? That’s what people say, mmm mmm.

Two Post staffers -- one who never misses a beat, the other who is lightning on her feet -- debate the latest from Taylor Swift.

Arts

‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

Qui Nguyen’s play at Rorschach Theatre envelops us in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

Federal Government

‘Erroneous time-keeping’ violates federal laws, top Commerce official warns employees

‘Erroneous time-keeping’ violates federal laws, top Commerce official warns employees

FEDERAL EYE | The missive comes a week after the Washington Post reported that some patent examiners repeatedly lied about their hours.

National

What happened in Ferguson could be happening anywhere. But it was more likely in Missouri.

What happened in Ferguson could be happening anywhere. But it was more likely in Missouri.

THE FIX | Gallup shows the state ranks 49th out of 50 in how residents perceive race relations.

Diversions