Ukraine seeks stiffer sanctions against Russia

At a meeting in Brussels, European leaders discussed using potential new economic sanctions to push Russia’s Putin to “change course.”

Rams release Michael Sam, NFL’s first drafted gay player

The defensive end failed to make the Rams’ roster, but he probably will have an NFL job soon with another team or back in St. Louis on the practice squad.

Angelina Jolie was one kind of powerful woman in "Maleficent." (Disney)

Kicking butt, but not stereotypes

Women and girls helped save Hollywood this summer, but they were given only a very narrow range of powerful characters to play.

Local News

Redskins finalize 53-man roster

Redskins finalize 53-man roster

INSIDER | As the last cuts were decided, Brandon Meriweather was put on the reserve/suspended list.

Mistakes undercut Navy’s momentum
in 34-17 loss to No. 5 Ohio State

Mistakes undercut Navy’s momentum <br>in 34-17 loss to No. 5 Ohio State

Navy’s early lead raised the specter of a big upset, but their two errors gave the Buckeyes a chance to win.

Suspicious fires at hotel force guests out of bed, into smoky corridors

Suspicious fires at hotel force guests out of bed, into smoky corridors

Many spent the night wrapped in blankets in the hallways and lobbies of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

McDonnell prosecutor to jury:
‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

McDonnell prosecutor to jury: <br>‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

Lawyers for the ex-Va. governor said the government’s star witness lied.

A blunt look at Alzheimer’s: ‘Whatever you do, it’s not going to help’

A blunt look at Alzheimer’s: ‘Whatever you do, it’s not going to help’

Meryl Comer’s caretaking memoir was written as both public service and impassioned confessional.

What kind of reader are you?

What kind of reader are you?

QUIZ | Depending on what you like reading, there’s an activity for you at the National Book Festival. 

Knee defenders or not, the legroom battle is really all about money

Knee defenders or not, the legroom battle is really all about money

COLOR OF MONEY | You’ve paid for that seat. But that doesn’t mean you should abuse your privileges.

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Besieged by Islamic militants, Iraqi town buoyed by the prospect of help

Besieged by Islamic militants, Iraqi town buoyed by the prospect of help

Residents of Amerli cite U.S. airstrikes and a government move against militants as cause for hope.

Why South Korea predicts it will
cease to exist by the year 2750

Why South Korea predicts it will <br> cease to exist by the year 2750

WORLD VIEWS | A new report says the effects of low fertility might be seen within a few generations.

Airlines are reaping record profits, and the Senate wants to know why

Airlines are reaping record profits, and the Senate wants to know why

COLUMN | Concerned about airline fee transparency and passenger privacy, it has launched an inquiry.

Picks of the Week 

The town where you must own a gun

The town where you must own a gun

It’s the culture — and the law — in Nucla, Colo., where the nearest stop light is two hours away.

Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

COLUMN | How to interpret a report on women, happiness and sexual partners before marriage.

The college majors most and least
likely to lead to underemployment

The college majors most and least <br>likely to lead to underemployment

WONKBLOG | Engineering and physics majors report success; English majors, not so much.

VIENNA, VA - AUGUST 21:
Tim Donaldson and Anna Whiston-Donaldson, whose son Jack died when he was swept away by a flash flood three years ago, stroll down the street August 21, 2014 in Vienna, VA.   She wrote a memoir titled 'Rare bird' detailing her ordeal.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

She let her son play in the rain.
He never came back.

After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

Politics

Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold commentary on Ferguson and race

Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold  commentary on Ferguson and race

SHE THE PEOPLE | Dogged by progressives, she finally spoke out on the controversy. And her remarks were more substantive than those of other political leaders.

Local Columnists

Purple Line critics hunt for critters
to justify lawsuit against project

Purple Line critics hunt for critters <br>to justify lawsuit against project

COLUMN | Opponents can’t find the tiny species in suburban Maryland, but they sued to protect it anyway.

Sports

No time for United to let up

No time for United to let up

D.C., paying its fifth match in 15 days, could use a win at home vs. New York before a tough stretch of road games.

Real Estate

House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

Lifestyle

Library of Congress announces $200,000 in literacy prizes

Library of Congress announces $200,000 in literacy prizes

SMART, Room to Read and Turkey’s Mother Child Education Foundation share awards.

Arts

Dylan in the District: Then and now

Dylan in the District: Then and now

A look at the legendary artist’s D.C. appearances, from the March on Washington in 1963 to a concert at Constitution Hall scheduled this fall.

Federal Government

Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

FEDERAL EYE | The move signals Obama’s intent to give the workers a pay bump while keeping the rates from automatically rising higher.

National

Can a $1M global teacher competition (backed by Clinton) boost profession?

Can a $1M global teacher competition (backed by Clinton) boost profession?

ANSWER SHEET | Does anybody really think there is a “best teacher in the world?” Or is the competition a gimmick?

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