National Guard to leave Ferguson as violence eases

The move is the clearest sign yet that authorities believe the clashes between police and residents are subsiding after nearly two weeks of civil unrest.

Israeli airstrikes kill 3
top Hamas commanders

The Palestinian group called the targeted attack in Gaza “a despicable crime for which Israel will pay dearly.”

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell arrives at federal court. (AP)

    Local News

    New boundaries are the first comprehensive overhaul in more than 40 years, and it aims to create a more coherent school system with predictable feeder patterns. (Graphic: Washington Post Staff)

    The new map of neighborhood schools. (Post)

    Mayor Gray adopts new school boundary policy, redrawing maps

    The move caps a contentious 10-month process. A third of D.C. public school families will see a change.

    ‘Mr. Honest’ is betraying his wife and airing dirty laundry to avoid jail time

    ‘Mr. Honest’ is betraying his wife and airing dirty laundry to avoid jail time<br>

    COLUMN | Ex-governor McDonnell used his wife as a campaign prop. What he’s doing now is worse.

    Scattered storms into this evening; another round could come Friday

    Scattered storms into this evening; another round could come Friday

    WEATHER GANG | A storm cluster extends east into the District, but it is much weaker inside the Beltway.

    No firefighters fired in case of man
    who collapsed near D.C. station, died

    No firefighters fired in case of man <br>who collapsed near D.C. station, died<br>

    One suspension, one reprimand and one exoneration were revealed after two months of deliberations.

    RGIII’s tired hero act needs to end

    RGIII’s tired hero act needs to end

    COLUMN | If he really wants to succeed, the QB needs to listen up, get down and stop taking hits.

      Local Columnists

      Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

      Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

      COLUMN | One family’s experiences highlight how necessary U.S. protection is for refugees.

      Sports

      Rendon’s turn to be a hero

      Rendon’s turn to be a hero

      Pinch-hit single in the ninth lifts Nationals to 3-2 victory over Arizona, extending win streak to nine and lead over Atlanta to seven.

      Real Estate

      When a housing wish list evolves

      When a housing wish list evolves

      After evaluating their needs and market conditions, some buyers may opt to shift their priorities.

      Lifestyle

      The exclusive, nerdy trivia community slowly spreading across the Web

      The exclusive, nerdy trivia community slowly spreading across the Web

      It takes quiz games to a new level
      of obsession and competition.
      (Try a few questions for yourself!)

      Arts

      Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

      Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

      Viewed from atop the Washington Monument in October, artist’s rows of dirt will look like a person’s face.

      Federal Government

      Hashtag #BlameTheIntern

      Hashtag #BlameTheIntern

      IN THE LOOP | When it comes to public officials’ social media faux pas, it’s usually the interns who take the fall.

      National

      GAO: Guantanamo transfer for Bowe Bergdahl violated laws

      GAO: Guantanamo transfer for Bowe Bergdahl violated laws

      FEDERAL EYE | The Obama administration violated its requirement to notify Congress and used unauthorized funds for the prisoner swap, according to an official review.

      Diversions