Court rules Va.’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal appeals court panel in Richmond rules that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed under the Constitution.

Hopes for truce fade as blasts rock major hospital in Gaza

Hamas and Israel each blamed one another for explosions that witnesses said killed 10 near the hospital.

An Israeli soldier tours the tunnels used by Hama militants. (EPA)

Tunnels: The perfect conduit for terror

OUTLOOK | From ancient Rome to Gaza, tunnels remain a psychological weapon of the weak, one historian says.

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RESTON, VA - JULY 28: The sun rises on the Wiehle-Reston East station as commuters cross the skywalk during the first business day of operation for the silver line on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Reston, VA. (Photo by Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post)

Commuters cross the skywalk at Wiehle-Reston East. (Post)

The differences between Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan are already clear

The differences between Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan are already clear

The days of micromanaging are gone: Redskins’ coach believes in delegating and practicing hard.

Rumors fly about Nationals deals
as July 31 trade deadline creeps up

Rumors fly about Nationals deals <br>as July 31 trade deadline creeps up<br>

The team is scouring for a reliever, young shortstops and an infielder while Ryan Zimmerman is injured.

D.C. officials seek to halt ruling that struck down ban on handguns

D.C. officials seek to halt ruling that struck down ban on handguns

D.C. police have been ordered not to make arrests on the charge of “carrying a pistol without a license.”

Five things to watch as former Va. governor McDonnell, wife go to trial

Five things to watch as former Va. governor McDonnell, wife go to trial

This is what reporters will focus on as they watch for new revelations during the corruption trial.

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Health-care law boosts Medicare’s financial shape, forecast says

Health-care law boosts Medicare’s financial shape, forecast says

The program’s financial health is improving and will remain solvent until 2030, according to trustees.

At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S. and around the world

Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S. and around the world

WONKBLOG | We all know there are only two types of people in the world. Now we know where they each live.

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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

Real Estate

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

Business

After foreclosure, trying to buy their house back

After foreclosure, trying to buy their house back

Fannie would sell couple their home for $450,000, while Wall Street investors could buy it for $260,000.

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