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The situation at the border is growing increasingly volatile, with more than 15,000 troops said to be massed on the Russian side and indications the heavily militarized area is about to get more so.
Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth
Five Palestinians are reported killed in clashes, as protests against Israel’s Gaza assault broke out in several areas.
One Direction fans scream at a 2012 concert in New Zealand. (Getty)
Boy bands might elicit the Edvard Munch in adults, but there’s a happy explanation for why girls scream.
The suspect in the murder of teen Erica Heather Smith committed suicide, Loudoun investigators said.
The event is so far the only debate that the Democratic senator and his GOP rival have agreed to.
Protesters descended on his office for a tongue-in-cheek “constituent service day” to highlight his move.
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See the Piano Man at Nats Park, sip a brew at a rooftop beer garden or chow down on grilled cheese.
Carol Schwartz served four terms on the D.C. Council. (Post)
The ex-D.C. Council member and perennial mayoral candidate, tries again — her fifth run in 30 years.
Take an aerial tour of Metro’s new Silver Line, set to open to the public on July 26.
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DEBRIEF | The president resurrects his campaign rhetoric in a midterm strategy of hammering Republicans.
In the post-Snowden era, officials face wiretap issues due to a surge in communications hard to intercept.
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USA Discounters’ lending practices are said to conceal a dark underside of court-sanctioned debt collection.
ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle was among those critical of how he discussed Ray Rice’s suspension.
Why this case is different.
A hepatitis C drug sparks debate about how far society should go to make sure the poor get treatment.
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Todd C. Frankel
U.S. birth rates are near a historic low. This is one couple’s lesson in the new economics of child-rearing.
The immigration crisis has given him the chance to stare down Obama — and win back voters.
ON PARENTING | He thought a dirty house was a sign of a lazy mom. Then he realized it was their mess.
Jealousy is one of humanity's most baffling emotions. (Bigstock)
TO YOUR HEALTH | A new study suggests that dogs can feel jealousy, marking an important shift in the way scientists study the emotion.
Malaysia Airlines ends MH17 flight code
Ariz. prison chief: Execution wasn't botched
Investigation at MH17 crash site ‘hampered’ by separatists
Police: Doctor who shot gunman ‘saved lives’
Plane leaves Ukraine with more bodies of crash victims
Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali
FAA lifts flight ban but Gaza fighting rages on
Wounded victims of U.N. school shelling arrive at hospital
Long execution leads to calls for review in Arizona
Tornado kills three, injures 20 at Va. campground
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Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
THE FIX | Democrats could very well lose the Senate but gain governor’s seats.
The United States keeps making the same mistake.
COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.
Ash, maple or birch — Nationals have their preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.
Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.
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Social media make it easy for journalists to unburden themselves, but can call neutrality into question.
His comment on satisfaction is about his work; at home, life is tranquil, filled with the comforting sounds of family.
FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.
Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Going Out Guide shared ideas for what to do in D.C.
The most sophisticated surveillance technologies are not always available to law enforcement because they are classified, current and former officials say.
Colorado is racing ahead with clean energy. But the transition is sending some citizens’ bills skyrocketing.
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