Gaza cease-fire collapses as clashes resume

Hours after a three-day humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, the truce broke down and an Israeli soldier was abducted.

Moments before a missile strike in Gaza City

Moments before a missile strike in Gaza City

A missile whooshed overhead before destroying a home.

Hiring surge continues as U.S. added 209K jobs in July

For six straight months, the U.S. economy has added more than 200,000 jobs, the longest streak since the mid-’90s.

Eric Cantor suffered a stunning loss in June's primary. (Melina Mara/Post file)

Eric Cantor to vacate House seat early

The departing House majority leader announced he will resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.

House GOP moves closer on immigration bill

Leaders appear optimistic a day after a revolt within the GOP quashed a border security vote.

Local News

New evidence: McDonnell sent witness a photo wearing apparent gifted Rolex

New evidence: McDonnell sent witness a photo wearing apparent gifted Rolex<br>

It could shatter the claim that the then-governor was unaware that Jonnie Williams bought the watch.

Maureen McDonnell’s puppy crush
is a sad act scripted to avoid jail time

Maureen McDonnell’s puppy crush <br>is a sad act scripted to avoid jail time

COLUMN | The prime players in this Virginia corruption case are all manipulators.

McAuliffe fine with ‘Redskins’ as long as team contributes to Va. economy

McAuliffe fine with ‘Redskins’ as long as team contributes to Va. economy

The governor says if Va. prospers, “it is not up to a governor to tell a private business what to do.”

RICHMOND VA, JULY 30: Washington free safety Ryan Clark (25) sits on his cooler and drinks his special beverage after day 6 of the Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond VA, July 30, 2014. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Ryan Clark's special drink boosts energy, hastens recovery. (Post)

30 is not the new 20: It’s survival
of the fittest for veteran Redskins

Older players go the extra mile by hiring personal chefs and special trainers to help extend their careers.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

U.N. official Christopher Gunness. (Al Jazeera)

U.N. official Christopher Gunness. (Al Jazeera)

The controversial U.N. agency that found rockets in its Gaza schools

A U.N. relief official’s emotional reaction to Gaza deaths fuels criticism of U.N. role in conflict.

Federal patent workers paid up to $80,000 a year to do almost nothing

Federal patent workers paid up to $80,000 a year to do almost nothing

Paralegals were idle for almost four years but still got paid, including bonuses, a probe finds.

The plot thickens: In court battle,
U-Md. offers to rescue the Corcoran

The plot thickens: In court battle, <br>U-Md. offers to rescue the Corcoran <br>

The university’s president said he could give a budget to meet the gallery’s needs within six weeks.

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Obamacare hits new low in popularity. It may not matter all that much.

Obamacare hits new low in popularity. It may not matter all that much.

THE FIX | A poll shows the law has never been more unpopular. So what does that really mean?

Ebola patient expected to leave Africa for treatment at Atlanta hospital  

Ebola patient expected to leave Africa for treatment at Atlanta hospital  

The patient will be treated in a special unit at Emory University.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’:
Close to a perfect summer movie

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: <br> Close to a perfect summer movie

REVIEW | This movie has a talking raccoon with a gun. Need we say more?

Local Columnists

Soccer vs. affordable housing

Soccer vs. affordable housing

Priorities among District officials, or hopeful ones, are out of whack.

Sports

Nats acquire Indians’ Cabrera for prospect Walters

Nats acquire Indians’ Cabrera for prospect Walters

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Washington deals a young player with potential for a veteran capable of replacing Ryan Zimmerman.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

Tudor Hall evokes spirited elegance of pre-Civil War times.

Lifestyle

Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

Hank Stuever on TV: It’s okay to quit ‘The Leftovers’

Viewers want to like it, for good reasons (it’s on HBO, intense performances), but they can’t go on.

Arts

Rembrandt humanely depicts rape, suicide of Lucretia

Rembrandt humanely depicts rape, suicide of Lucretia

Unlike many others, the painter shows men’s role in the Roman woman’s tragic story.

Federal Government

Does Lois Lerner have a problem with conservatives?

FEDERAL EYE | Republicans will need more than circumstantial evidence to prove that Lerner led efforts to hinder conservative groups.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Sietsema took questions, rants and raves on D.C. dining.

Diversions