Showdown over pensions is new test for Christie

The battle, the N.J. governor said, is his own choice. And one, he added, that previous governors ducked. The outcome could affect his chances in 2016.

U.N. calls for an immediate truce in Gaza conflict

In an emergency midnight meeting, the U.N. Security Council called for a cease-fire in a devastating three-week-old clash that has claimed more than 1,000 lives.

Ukraine captures territory close to Flight 17 crash site

The fighting has forced international investigators to postpone a trip to the debris field for a second day.

One of the day's first trains leaves the new Wiehle-Reston East station. (Post)

Silver Line’s first real test: Rush hour

LIVE UPDATES | Whether you’re riding the line for the first time today or watching from afar, follow along for the latest news.

Local News

Court ruling forces police to stop enforcing D.C.’s main gun ban

Court ruling forces police to stop enforcing D.C.’s main gun ban

Residents are now permitted to carry registered pistols in public, officers are told.

Corruption trial to cast harsh light on ex-Va. governor’s friends, marriage

Corruption trial to cast harsh light on ex-Va. governor’s friends, marriage

Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will submit themselves to a potentially humiliating spectacle.

Beretta is leaving Md., and it’s not only gunmaker going to a friendlier state

Beretta is leaving Md., and it’s not only gunmaker going to a friendlier state

After nearly 40 years, the company is taking its manufacturing to Tenn. costing Prince George’s 160 jobs.

Near-perfect weather is coming soon

Near-perfect weather is coming soon

WEATHER GANG | After some possible showers today, it will be all sunshine and low humidity.

4 miles from home, a valedictorian struggles to fit in at Georgetown

4 miles from home, a valedictorian struggles to fit in at  Georgetown

A Dunbar High School graduate talks about the challenges of traversing two sides of D.C.

Va. students, alumni want Confederate soldier revived as high school mascot

More than 1,200 people with links to Richmond’s Freeman High School support “Rebel Man.”

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

U.S. missionaries infected in spreading Ebola crisis

Christian aid workers fall victim to Africa’s worst-ever outbreak.

The differences between Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan are already clear

The differences between Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan are already clear

The days of micromanaging are gone: Redskins’ coach believes in delegating and practicing hard.

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How I survived four months in an Iranian prison for doing my job

How I survived four months in an Iranian prison for doing my job

POST EVERYTHING | Maziar Bahari has a good idea what the Post’s Jason Rezaian is going through.

People keep leaving kids in hot cars. This teen thinks she can stop it.

People keep leaving kids in hot cars. This teen thinks she can stop it.

ON PARENTING | Alissa Chavez has spent years designing a car-seat alarm. Now she’s ready to build it.

BuzzFeed’s plagiarizer: Brazen, lazy, ignorant or entitled. Perhaps all four.

BuzzFeed’s plagiarizer: Brazen, lazy, ignorant or entitled. Perhaps all four.

COLUMN | Benny Johnson violated a rule even high-schoolers know: Give credit for the work of others.

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

This isn’t the first time Stephen A. Smith has blamed women for domestic violence

This isn’t the first time Stephen A. Smith has blamed women for domestic violence

ESPN commentator has been nothing if not consistent, may take radio show to Sirius XM.

Real Estate

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

Business

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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