Israel vows to press the fight against Hamas

Tens of thousands flee from Gaza homes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu says “a significant blow” could restore long-term calm.

8 things to know about the political landscape right now

THE FIX | The president and Republicans in Congress are done dealing with each other. Is there any cause for hope about the legislative progress?

Mario Goetze, left, celebrates after scoring for Germany. (Reuters)

  • Mario Goetze, left, celebrates after scoring for Germany.
  • (Reuters)
  • Germany’s Mario Goetze scores.
  • (AP)
  • German goalkeeper Neuer collides with Argentina's Higuain.
  • (AP)
  • Germany’s Hoewede attempts to score.
  • (Reuters)
  • Argentina’s Romero saves a shot by Germany’s Mueller.
  • (AP)
  • Germany’s Kroos kicks the ball.
  • (AFP/Getty)
  • German and Argentine players fight for the ball.
  • (AFP/Getty)
  • Argentina’s Biglia, center, heads the ball.
  • (AP)
  • Germany fans at Maracana Stadium.
  • (Reuters)

After 64 matches, World Cup leaves behind a conflicted host country

The estimated $12 billion price tag and nationwide protests — plus the failings of Brazil’s team — are a bittersweet legacy.

Local News

New bill would ban suspensions
for the District’s pre-K students

New bill would ban suspensions <br>for the District’s pre-K students

The proposal comes after a report detailed high suspension rates that disproportionately affect minorities.

Decline of D.C. housing complex raises questions about management, politics

Decline of D.C. housing complex raises questions about management, politics

The nonprofit corporation that owns the apartments in Southeast D.C. has defaulted on a government loan.

Severe thunderstorm watch for most of D.C. area through the evening

Severe thunderstorm watch for most of D.C. area through the evening

The National Weather Service warns of damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and an isolated tornado.

Opposing D.C.’s pot law is GOP Rep. Andy Harris’s latest unpopular stance

Opposing D.C.’s pot law is GOP Rep. Andy Harris’s latest unpopular stance

He equates mandated insurance coverage of contraception to the burning of churches, too.

Will 2014 be ‘a lost year’ for Washington’s local economy?

Will 2014 be ‘a lost year’ for Washington’s local economy?

Job growth is scant, the housing market is tepid and the region’s slow slog may continue.

The brilliant conductor founded Virginia’s Castleton Festival

The brilliant conductor founded Virginia’s Castleton Festival

He went from a child prodigy to leader of some of the world’s top classical music institutions.

Target security officer fired
after reporting shoplifting

Target security officer fired <br>after reporting shoplifting

The man reportedly seen on video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy.

Nationals thump Phillies, wrap up
first half of the season with a win

Nationals thump Phillies, wrap up <br>first half of the season with a win

Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer and Tanner Roark pitched seven strong innings in the victory.

A nip here, a tuck there: D.C.’s
power brokers aim to appear ‘relevant’

A nip here, a tuck there: D.C.’s <br>power brokers aim to appear ‘relevant’

In the nation’s capital, everyone is exhausted, but no one can look tired. That’s where the doctors come in.

More Top Stories

Eric Holder says threats from Syria
are ‘more frightening than anything’

Eric Holder says threats from Syria<br> are ‘more frightening than anything’

The attorney general says reports of undetectable explosives being built gives the U.S. “extreme concern.”

In the red state of Alaska, a Democrat banks on his ability to nag Obama

In the red state of Alaska,  a Democrat banks on his ability to nag Obama

Seeking reelection to the Senate, Mark Begich promises to be “a total thorn” in Washington.

Why Harper Lee never wrote again

Why Harper Lee never wrote again

OUTLOOK | The reclusive author gets a chance to tell her side, and dispel rumors around “Mockingbird.”

Local Columnists

Branching out

Branching out

COLUMN | Why do some trees in Washington bear little metal numbered tags? Answer Man is on it.

Sports

Nats give a little extra, top Phils

Nats give a little extra, top Phils

Zimmerman delivers key blow in the 10th as Nationals rally after blowing 3-0 lead against division rival.

Real Estate

A D.C. developer’s rural retreat

A D.C. developer’s rural retreat

Jim Abdo, who helped transform Logan Circle and H Street, spends many of his weekends in the country.

Lifestyle

A nip here, a tuck there: D.C.’s
power brokers aim to appear ‘relevant’

A nip here, a tuck there: D.C.’s <br>power brokers aim to appear ‘relevant’

In the nation’s capital, everyone is exhausted, but no one can look tired. That’s where the doctors come in.

Arts

‘What Would Tina and Amy Do?’ plays it straight at Fringe

‘What Would Tina and Amy Do?’ plays it straight at Fringe

Don’t look for anything frisky and sharp in this gentle, conventional buddy dramedy at the Fringe Festival.

Federal Government

The federal government had 25,566
information-security incidents in 2013

The federal government had 25,566 <br>information-security incidents in 2013<br>

FEDERAL EYE | That is more than double the number of problems reported in 2009.

Discussions

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Hank Stuever discussed the Emmy nominations and what’s coming in the fall TV season.

Diversions