In wake of war in Gaza, a fight over numbers goes on

The United Nations says that 7 in 10 of the 2,104 Palestinians killed in the hostilities were civilians. Israel disagrees, citing a figure far smaller.

    Rebels besiege trapped Ukrainian volunteer soldiers

    Their plight and apparent dispatch into battle with little training and inadequate gear has sparked scorn across Ukraine.

    Jeff Gates takes a photo of his daughters on the Cape May ferry each year.

    I was taking pictures of my daughters. A man thought I was exploiting them.

    OUTLOOK | How an encounter with a stranger during a family vacation to the Jersey Shore left a bad taste in this dad’s mouth.

      Local News

      Redskins, Olympic backers both eye site of RFK for a new stadium

      Redskins, Olympic backers both eye site of RFK for a new stadium

      The District could follow other cities in building a venue to host the Olympics and a local pro team.

      McDonnell prosecutor to jury:
      ‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

      McDonnell prosecutor to jury: <br>‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

      As closing arguments ended, lawyers for the ex-Va. governor said the government’s star witness lied.

      Dominion’s plan for high-voltage power line gives Pr. William the jitters

      Dominion’s plan for high-voltage power line gives Pr. William the jitters

      The company said it’s to serve a customer that will add to local growth, but won’t name the client.

      Two private school students kicked off Wilson football team as season starts

      Two private school students kicked off Wilson football team as season starts

      The boys, who attend a school for students with disabilities, can’t play because they pay their own tuition.

      Nats hammer Seattle’s King Felix to win opener of West Coast swing

      Nats hammer Seattle’s King Felix  to win opener of  West Coast swing

      The Nats rapped 10 hits off Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez, including four home runs, en route to an 8-3 win.

      In 224 years, this Va. tomb has seen war and hippies. Time for a facelift.

      In 224 years, this Va. tomb has seen war and hippies. Time for a facelift.

      The grave of Pr. William’s only senator is being restored as part of a public-private partnership.

      Tales of a shipwreck, a war
      and nightclub dancers

      Tales of a shipwreck, a war <br>and nightclub dancers

      Three presenting authors at the National Book Festival put their histories in their plots.

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      State Department taps Texas lawyer to be ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’

      State Department taps Texas lawyer to be ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’

      His challenge? “A Muslim guy with the U.S. government is going to have limited credibility,” he said.

      Federal court blocks rule that could have shut most Texas abortion clinics

      Federal court blocks rule that could have shut most Texas abortion clinics

      A U.S. judge rules that requiring hospital-like features in such facilities burdens women.

      Kirsten Gillibrand’s story didn’t surprise any woman on Capitol Hill

      Kirsten Gillibrand’s story didn’t surprise any woman on Capitol Hill

      SHE THE PEOPLE | Her new book reveals boorish behavior women in Congress face from colleagues.

      ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $13 million Kickstarter project

      ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $13 million Kickstarter project

      Ryan Grepper’s duds included the Jello “shotslinger,” a foldable dog bowl and a picture-hanging device.

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      The town where you must own a gun

      The town where you must own a gun

      It’s the culture — and the law — in Nucla, Colo., where the nearest stop light is two hours away.

      Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

      Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

      COLUMN | How to interpret a report on women, happiness and sexual partners before marriage.

      The college majors most and least
      likely to lead to underemployment

      The college majors most and least <br>likely to lead to underemployment

      WONKBLOG | Engineering and physics majors report success; English majors, not so much.

      VIENNA, VA - AUGUST 21:
Tim Donaldson and Anna Whiston-Donaldson, whose son Jack died when he was swept away by a flash flood three years ago, stroll down the street August 21, 2014 in Vienna, VA.   She wrote a memoir titled 'Rare bird' detailing her ordeal.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

      (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

      She let her son play in the rain.
      He never came back.

      After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

      Politics

      Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold commentary on Ferguson and race

      Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold  commentary on Ferguson and race

      SHE THE PEOPLE | Dogged by progressives, she finally spoke out on the controversy. And her remarks were more substantive than those of other political leaders.

      Local Columnists

      Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

      Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

      COLUMN | A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

      Sports

      An unholy alliance?

      An unholy alliance?

      In South, college football and religion are conjoined in a way that is natural for some, uncomfortable for others.

      Real Estate

      House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

      House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

      Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

      Lifestyle

      The trio creating the new Washington

      The trio creating the new Washington

      Selling the nation’s capital worldwide, making the city a playground and designing the office of the future.

      Arts

      Dylan in the District: Then and now

      Dylan in the District: Then and now

      A look at the legendary artist’s D.C. appearances, from the March on Washington in 1963 to a concert at Constitution Hall scheduled this fall.

      Federal Government

      Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

      Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

      FEDERAL EYE | The move signals Obama’s intent to give the workers a pay bump while keeping the rates from automatically rising higher.

      National

      HIV case shutters porn film industry

      HIV case shutters porn film industry

      The moratorium comes two weeks after California lawmakers killed a bill requiring condoms on set.

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