Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for a long conflict

Rebuffing appeals from President Obama, the United Nations and others for an immediate cease-fire, Israel’s prime minister vowed to press the offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims

“Oh my God, what happened to us?” one man cries, after an explosion kills 10 people, including seven children.

Spec. Andrew Kline helps Lt. John Eife with a radio while on patrol. (Post)

One last chance to tip the scales of war

U.S. paratroopers drop into contested areas to examine how Afghan troops are faring in the battle against the Taliban.

Local News

Silver Line’s 5 new stations weather their first rush of weekday commuters

Silver Line’s 5 new stations weather their first rush of weekday commuters

Things seemed to run smoothly along the 11.7 miles of tracks connecting the Dulles corridor.

Appeals court rules that Va.’s ban
on gay marriage is unconstitutional

Appeals court rules that Va.’s ban <br>on gay marriage is unconstitutional

By a 2-to-1 vote, a panel in Richmond says the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed by law.

Soccer group of 15,000 players sues Md. schools over use of playing fields

Soccer group of 15,000 players sues Md. schools over use of playing fields

Montgomery Soccer claims the school system’s bid process benefited only “elite clubs.”

Prediction: Redskins will top out
at 7 wins in the coming season

Prediction: Redskins will top out <br>at 7 wins in the coming season

FANCY STATS | Washington’s offense is better, but a solid defense is key to achieving 10 wins.

Jury is selected for corruption case
involving former Va. governor

Jury is selected for corruption case <br>involving former Va. governor

Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday in the trial of Robert McDonnell and his wife.

A Marine mom seeks the terrible
details of her son’s death in Iraq

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COLUMN | With a dance ballet, Amy Wolfe attempts to soothe the gaping wound her son’s death left.

More Top Stories

Judge rules against Donald Sterling, approves $2 billion sale of Clippers

Judge rules against Donald Sterling, approves $2 billion sale of Clippers

The owner’s estranged wife negotiated the deal after the NBA banned the 80-year-old.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid
reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid <br> reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Some were told they were a good match when they were only a 30% match. Just to see what happened.

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.

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

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Gritty Murphy is angling for a role with Redskins

Drafted to complement star rushers, the Stanford grad who can rope a steer is standing out at training camp.

Real Estate

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

Lifestyle

Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones’ cast reveals blooper reel and George R.R. Martin has a book to write

Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones’ cast reveals blooper reel and George R.R. Martin has a book to write

An already-viral blooper reel shows that the vibe on set was pretty light even during the most intense scenes.

Arts

‘Lucky Us,’ by Amy Bloom, America’s Victor Hugo

‘Lucky Us,’ by Amy Bloom, America’s Victor Hugo

A bustling tale of American reinvention, with two half-sisters toiling to reverse their fortunes.

Federal Government

Cruz lifts (toothless) hold on ambassador nominees

Cruz lifts (toothless) hold on ambassador nominees

IN THE LOOP | Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer holding up ambassadors, but that doesn’t mean they are likely to be confirmed any quicker.

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.

Diversions