House GOP pulls border bill rather than face defeat

With more than 20 House conservatives opposed, Boehner did not have enough votes from his own Republican ranks because virtually all Democrats opposed the legislation to address immigration.

Witness: McDonnells got gifts ‘because they’re helping me’

Jonnie Williams testified that he was generous to the couple, hoping a relationship would help him promote a supplement created by his company.

The SS United States sits across from an Ikea. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)

Seeking new life for a ghost ship

The designer’s granddaughter wants to preserve the record-setting transatlantic ocean liner.

CIA admits improper Senate computer search

An agency investigation determined that its employees improperly searched computers used by committee staff to review classified files on interrogations of prisoners.

Local News

D.C. students’ proficiency rates
inch up a year after ‘historic’ gains

D.C. students’ proficiency rates <br>inch up a year after ‘historic’ gains

But underneath the slight growth in math and reading on annual tests were some unsettling data points.

Three Pinocchios: New pro-‘Redskins’ site devoted to ‘the facts’ misses a lot

Three Pinocchios: New pro-‘Redskins’ site devoted to ‘the facts’ misses a lot<br>

FACT CHECKER | The site backed by former players leaves out many key facts about the term’s history.

‘This is their window’: Trade deadline comes at a key moment for the Nats

‘This is their window’: Trade deadline comes at a key moment for the Nats<br>

Mike Rizzo has indicated he won't mortgage important future assets in a desperate, win-now move.

Fred Flintstone isn’t Ray Rice, and don’t implicate Bam-Bam, either

Fred Flintstone isn’t Ray Rice, and don’t implicate Bam-Bam, either

DC SPORTS BOG | A letter to the editor goes viral after a comparison of the character to the Raven.

Local Columnists

Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from Maureen McDonnell

COLUMN | The former first lady’s supposed crush is a sad act to help her and her husband avoid jail time.

Sports

Observations from Day 8

Observations from Day 8

REDSKINS BLOG | Things kicked up another notch at Redskins training camp a day after a low-key practice on Wednesday. Today, the shoulder pads were back on, so that meant more contact, and more of a spirited atmosphere.

Real Estate

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Searching for a pet-free rental -- it’s a jungle out there

Check with management companies on their policies and consider renting a single-family house.

Lifestyle

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s dumbest, most dangerous teen trends

A comprehensive guide to YouTube’s dumbest, most dangerous teen trends

THE INTERSECT | The so-called “fire challenge” is only the latest. Don’t try these at home.

Arts

Star witness for foes of Corcoran breakup entertains court

Star witness for foes of Corcoran breakup entertains court

Philanthropist Wayne Reynolds said he could close the gallery’s budget deficit with one dinner party.

Federal Government

Inspector general warns against nonprofit’s gag provisions

More than half of IRD’s separation agreements contain clauses that violate federal whistleblower laws.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

Ask Tom: Bad service? Bad food? Ask for the manager.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Tom Sietsema took questions, rants and raves on D.C. dining.

Business

Tofu and fish nuggets come to McDonald’s Japan

Tofu and fish nuggets come to McDonald’s Japan

McDonald’s Japan introduced tofu and fish nuggets amid a shortage of chicken products, the result of the Chinese food safety scandal.

Diversions