Western powers halt democratic efforts in Libya

Amid the worst violence in Tripoli since the ouster of Moammar Gaddafi, France evacuated its embassy just days after the departure of U.S. diplomats, and Britain has removed all but essential personnel.

Star witness: Maureen McDonnell proposed deal

Jonnie Williams testified that the former Va. first lady offered to help his company, with her husband’s blessing, for $65,000.

A neighbor views the Balata home. (Max Becherer / Polaris Images for Post)

Gaza family loses 11 in a single strike

Some large families split up to lessen the risk all might be killed. The Balatas stayed together and suffered a tremendous loss.

Local News

McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson about public officials

McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson about public officials

COLUMN | While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line, let’s keep in mind the larger ethics issue.

A cyclist was killed in broad daylight. ‘This accident was preventable’

<span>A cyclist was killed in broad daylight. ‘This accident was preventable’</span>

The driver in the 2013 Md. fatality was found guilty of traffic citations by a judge who said, “You didn’t look.”

Virginia GOP official under fire
for online post about Muslims

Virginia GOP official under fire <br> for online post about Muslims

Several state party leaders want Treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds to resign.

USAID team leader brings venture-capital approach to federal agency

USAID team leader brings venture-capital approach to federal agency

Jill Boezwinkle is a finalist for the “Sammies,” a prestigious award for federal workers.

Fitness for dogs? Canine cardio is the metro area’s new pet project.

Fitness for dogs? Canine cardio is the metro area’s new pet project.

Frolick Dogs in pet-crazy Alexandria bills itself as the region’s first sports club for Fido.

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Ventura faces backlash for pursuing defamation case against slain SEAL

Ventura faces backlash for pursuing defamation case against slain SEAL

Veterans and their supporters denounce the ex-Minn. Governor, who this week was awarded $1.8M.

House Republicans clear way
for lawsuit against Obama

House Republicans clear way <br>for lawsuit against Obama

The party-line vote illustrates the polarized climate on Capitol Hill ahead of the November elections.

A simple blood test could help
predict a person’s risk of suicide

A simple blood test could help <br>predict a person’s risk of suicide

Researchers say they have found a genetic indicator linked to having a greater chance of suicidal thoughts.

The most frightening candidate I’ve met in seven years of interviewing

The most frightening candidate I’ve met in seven years of interviewing

POSTEVERYTHING | A Cook Political Report analyst calls Lenar Whitney of Louisiana “fact-averse.”

Local Columnists

Plaintiff in D.C. handgun ruling: ‘It felt good’

After ruling, George Lyon concealed a revolver in a pocket holster, walked out of his D.C. home and took a stroll.

Sports

Isner upset in Citi Open opener

Isner upset in Citi Open opener

Big-serving American, fresh off a win last week in Atlanta, is ousted by Steve Johnson in three sets.

Lifestyle

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s most dangerous teen trends

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s most dangerous teen trends

The so-called “fire challenge” is only the latest. Don’t try these at home.

Arts

Star witness for foes of Corcoran breakup entertains court

Star witness for foes of Corcoran breakup entertains court

Philanthropist Wayne Reynolds said he could close the gallery’s budget deficit with one dinner party.

Federal Government

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

IN THE LOOP | Federal appeals court vacancies are at their lowest point since 1990, though some GOP senators have been able to block nominees

Discussions

Civilities: What’s next for gay marriage in Va.?

Civilities: What’s next for gay marriage in Va.?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson joined columnist Steven Petrow to take questions.

Business

Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default looms

Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default looms

Talks aimed at averting the country’s second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations.

Diversions