Pause in Gaza fighting begins
as promised

The planned 12-hour cease-fire comes after large Palestinian protests spread across the West Bank and U.S.-led talks to gain a lasting truce faltered.

Russia and Ukraine trade
charges of border shelling

The situation is growing increasingly volatile, with more than 15,000 troops said to be massed on the Russian side.

Men are detained during an anti-gang raid in El Salvador in March. (AP)

Gang member deportations in ’90s may have contributed to border crisis

Critics of proposals to deport the new crop of youths from Central America warn that the U.S. risks making the same mistake twice.

Local News

What’s along the Silver Line

What’s along the Silver Line

GRAPHIC | Here is a look at each station, the ways to get there and a peek at developments to come.

Isolated storm risk today; increased threat of severe weather Sunday

Isolated storm risk today; increased threat of severe weather Sunday

WEATHER GANG | A strong cold front and a speedy jet stream will keep things interesting.

D.C. region high on list of places taking in kids who’ve crossed Mexican border

D.C. region high on list of places taking in kids who’ve crossed Mexican border

Since January, about 4,600 children have been sent to live temporarily with family or guardians here.

Woman who touted her charity work sentenced in $5.1M embezzlement

Woman who touted her charity work sentenced in $5.1M embezzlement

Ephonia Green was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking money from a D.C.-based nonprofit.

Carol Schwartz is running for D.C. mayor. For the fifth time. In 30 years.

Carol Schwartz is running for D.C. mayor. For the fifth time. In 30 years.

The ex-D.C. Council member and perennial candidate who “missed the game, terribly” is trying again.

‘It’s a great piece of American history’

‘It’s a great piece of American history’

While restoring U-Va.’s iconic Rotunda, workers discovered remnants of its Jeffersonian past.

Roark earns 10th win, Span collects 4 hits as Nats rough up Reds, 4-1

Roark earns 10th win, Span collects 4 hits as Nats rough up Reds, 4-1

Nationals starter Tanner Roark has another stellar outing to lead Washington against the Reds.

More Top Stories

Buzzfeed fires Benny Johnson for plagiarism, issues apology

Buzzfeed fires Benny Johnson for plagiarism, issues apology

The site’s editor acknowledged that Johnson had plagiarized the work of others 40 times.

Killer of 3 Marines tried as a juvenile
in Afghanistan, prompting outrage

Killer of 3 Marines tried as a juvenile <br>in Afghanistan, prompting outrage

The family of one of the slain servicemen alleges they were “misled” about the proceedings.

How spy agencies keep surveillance ‘toys’ from law enforcement

How spy agencies keep surveillance ‘toys’ from law enforcement

The most sophisticated technology — the tools and sometimes even their existence — is often classified.

Texas man close to exoneration didn’t realize DNA testing was happening

Texas man close to exoneration didn’t realize DNA testing was happening

Usually those who have their name cleared spend time making their cases. Not so for Michael Phillips.

Picks of the Week 

They want a baby.
The economy is making them wait.

They want a baby.<br>The economy is making them wait.

U.S. birth rates are near a historic low. This is one couple’s lesson in the new economics of child-rearing.

Redemption? In Iowa, Rick Perry moves beyond the ‘oops.’

Redemption? In Iowa, Rick Perry moves beyond the ‘oops.’

The immigration crisis has given him the chance to stare down Obama — and win back voters.

I blamed my wife for our messy home. I was wrong for many reasons.

I blamed my wife for our messy home. I was wrong for many reasons.

ON PARENTING | He thought a dirty house was a sign of a lazy mom. Then he realized it was their mess.

Dogwire1105

Jealousy is one of humanity's most baffling emotions. (Bigstock)

Dogs want your attention. All of it.

TO YOUR HEALTH | A new study suggests that dogs can feel jealousy, marking an important shift in the way scientists study the emotion.

Local Columnists

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Sports

Choice of bats is highly personal

Choice of bats is highly personal

Ash, maple or birch — Nationals have their preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Lifestyle

Would-be ambassadors, families are living in limbo

Would-be ambassadors, families are living in limbo

Fourth grade in Falls Church or Albania? It depends on if the Senate acts before its August recess.

Arts

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

‘Never happy’ Woody Allen talks ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

His comment on satisfaction is about his work; at home, life is tranquil, filled with the comforting sounds of family.

Federal Government

An offer the White House can’t refuse?

An offer the White House can’t refuse?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) gives a top Obama political adviser an alternative to testifying before Congress.

Discussions

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Going Out Guide shared ideas for what to do in D.C.

Business

Shark Tank investor: Don’t make this pitch mistake

Shark Tank investor: Don’t make this pitch mistake

“It makes me want to leave the room,” says real estate mogul and shark investor Barbara Corcoran.

Diversions