Global efforts to end Gaza conflict intensify

In an emergency midnight meeting, the U.N. Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire to the devastating three-week-old Gaza war.

U.S.: Images show that Russia fired over border

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, surveillance images allegedly show that Russia has acted to support the rebels.

New U.S. aid to Syrian rebels might be too little, too late

U.S.-authorized arms are flowing in, but the rebels have lost ground recently to government forces and extremists.

Rriders stream into new Wiehle-Reston East Metro stop on Saturday. (Post)

Silver Line’s first real test: Rush hour

LIVE UPDATES | Whether you’re riding the line for the first time today or watching from afar, follow along for the latest news.

Local News

D.C. police are told not to enforce gun ban as the city seeks a stay of ruling

D.C. police are told not to enforce gun ban as the city seeks a stay of ruling

Residents are now permitted to carry registered pistols in public, officers are told.

Beretta — moving out of Md. — joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

Beretta — moving out of Md. — joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

The company is taking its manufacturing to Tennessee, costing Prince George’s 160 jobs.

In Richmond, students seek to revive
a Confederate soldier as mascot

More than 1,200 students, alumni and parents with links to Freeman High School support “Rebel Man.”

4 miles from home, a valedictorian struggles to fit in at Georgetown

4 miles from home, a valedictorian struggles to fit in at  Georgetown

A Dunbar High School graduate talks about the challenges of traversing two sides of D.C.

Ahead this week: Near-perfect weather

Ahead this week: Near-perfect weather

WEATHER GANG | After some possible showers today, the week with see sunshine and low humidity.

Addressing overcrowded housing remains an uphill battle in Fairfax

Addressing overcrowded housing remains an uphill battle in Fairfax

A proposal for more studio units likely will be shelved, leaving the county in search of answers.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

Dr. Kent Brantly treats Ebola patient. (AP)

U.S. missionaries infected in spreading Ebola crisis

Christian aid workers fall victim to Africa’s worst-ever outbreak.

Va.’s low-key lieutenant governor juggles politics and pediatrics

Va.’s low-key lieutenant governor juggles politics and pediatrics

Ralph S. Northam is the latest politician toiling in relative obscurity for a chance to become governor.

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For Chris Christie, N.J. pension battle
an unwelcome blot on campaign image

For Chris Christie, N.J. pension battle <br>an unwelcome blot on campaign image

An unexpected budget shortfall could mar the Republican governor’s political success story.

Man dies after lightning strikes
13 people in Southern California

Man dies after lightning strikes <br>13 people in Southern California

Those injured at Venice Beach were either in or near the water, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Immigrants, reviled in some nations, find a warm welcome in Germany

Immigrants, reviled in some nations, find a warm welcome in Germany

The economic powerhouse is counting on foreigners to offset the dangers of a shrinking population.

Their bags are packed, but there’s no place to go for would-be ambassadors

Their bags are packed, but there’s no place to go for would-be ambassadors

Unless the Senate acts before its August recess, some Foreign Service families will stay stateside.

Zookeepers face a cold, stark truth:
Their animals’ future is in the freezer

Zookeepers face a cold, stark truth: <br>Their animals’ future is in the freezer

Zoos are desperately trying to restock their populations by freezing DNA in semen, a tricky business.

Local Columnists

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

COLUMN | D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing to relieve traffic

Sports

MLB trade deadline primer

MLB trade deadline primer

As Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, Barry Svrluga looks at the needs and potential solutions for all 17 postseason contenders.

Real Estate

Off-beat house has all the right angles — and some sharp ones, too

Off-beat house has all the right angles — and some sharp ones, too

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The wedge-shaped flatiron house in NW is listed for $1.25 million.

Arts

What you need to know about the Corcoran Gallery case

What you need to know about the Corcoran Gallery case

An evidentiary hearing begins Monday in D.C. Superior Court over the proposed breakup plan.

Business

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

With Silver Line, will people live in Tysons?

Tysons already has a city’s worth of office space, shopping and jobs. Until recently, it hardly had any people.

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