Putin likens Ukraine troops to Nazi invaders

The Russian president praised separatists, as the Ukrainian government raised the prospect of joining NATO.

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

As closing arguments ended, lawyers for the former Virginia governor said that the government’s star witness lied.

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

    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.

    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.

    Ex-GWU president faces uproar over remarks about women and drinking

    Ex-GWU president faces uproar over remarks about women and drinking

    Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he did not mean to imply drunken women should be blamed if raped.

    Low income, high hopes: Your
    first-grade life and the rest of your life

    Low income, high hopes: Your <br> first-grade life and the rest of your life

    WONKBLOG | A study of Baltimore students over time suggests why some succeed and others struggle.

    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

    The National Book Festival heads inside, while Jazz in the Garden and the Backyard Barbecue wrap up.

    Give your house an easy makeover
    with these 6 tips from home-stagers

    Give your house an easy makeover <br> with these 6 tips from home-stagers

    Even if you’re not yet planning to sell, these ideas will help you enjoy your space — now.

    More Top Stories

    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 Texas abortion clinics

    Federal court blocks rule that could have shut 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 $11 million Kickstarter project

    ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $11 million Kickstarter project

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

    Picks of the Week 

    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.

    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

    What was fake on the Internet this week: Date-rape nail polish, ‘two moons’ and the return of ‘Breaking Bad’

    What was fake on the Internet this week: Date-rape nail polish, ‘two moons’ and the return of ‘Breaking Bad’

    The 26th installment in a weekly series that debunks the Web’s hoaxes, rumors and exaggerations.

    Arts

    Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub

    Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub

    Ishmael Beah, Lisa See and Tiphanie Yanique among others bringing tales of other cultures to D.C.

    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

    ‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

    ‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

    Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.

    Diversions