Gazans flee after Israel warns of coming assault

Tens of thousands fled from their homes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “a significant blow” to Hamas could restore long-term calm.

Russian intervention feared imminent in Ukraine

Moscow warned of “irreversible consequences” as the rhetoric escalated sharply after a Russian civilian was killed. Ukrainian officials denied lobbing a deadly shell across the border.

Fans cheer in Berlin after Germany scores. (Getty)

A collective scream of German pride

The World Cup win — Germany’s first as a united team following reunification — will be remembered as a touchstone moment.

Local News

This week starts steamy, and storms could be severe. Next: Polar cooldown.

This week starts steamy, and storms could be severe. Next: Polar cooldown.<br>

WEATHER GANG | The cold front will arrive Wednesday. Until then, expect to be wet and overheated.

This Md. Republican puts his foot down a lot. D.C. pot is his latest target.

This Md. Republican puts his foot down a lot. D.C. pot is his latest target.<br>

U.S. Rep. Harris also equates mandated insurance coverage of contraception to burning churches.

Dulles tolls have risen 5 years in a row.
What are they paying for? Silver Line.

Dulles tolls have risen 5 years in a row.<br>What are they paying for? Silver Line.

Drivers on Dulles Toll Road, the line’s only open-ended funding source, shoulder a growing share.

Not swollen with silicone or frozen in time: Plastic surgery to stay ‘relevant’

Not swollen with silicone or frozen in time: Plastic surgery to stay ‘relevant’

In the nation’s capital, everyone is exhausted, but no one can look tired. That’s where the doctors come in.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Argentina's agony. (AP/Getty)

Argentina's agony. (AP/Getty)

For Argentina and Lionel Messi, a crushing moment

It wasn’t just a game. And it wasn’t just a loss.

7 things to do this week — for free

7 things to do this week — for free

GOING OUT GUIDE | Go to a “Glee” star’s book signing or hit one of the nation’s largest arts festivals.

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Citigroup to pay $7 billion to resolve mortgage securities investigation

Citigroup to pay $7 billion to resolve mortgage securities investigation

Prosecutors had accused Citigroup of packaging loans into securities that they knew would go sour.

Nobel laureate exposed the toll of apartheid in her native South Africa

Nobel laureate exposed the toll of apartheid in her native South Africa

The novelist, who was an early member of the African National Congress, was 90.

You say ‘bleck.’ But almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee.

You say ‘bleck.’ But almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee.

WONKBLOG | So who exactly is gulping down all this instant coffee?

When Democrats’ overheated rhetoric ignores facts in Hobby Lobby case

When Democrats’ overheated rhetoric ignores facts in Hobby Lobby case

FACT CHECKER | We take a look at some of the more noteworthy claims.

Local Columnists

Lifelong readers think back on their read-letter moments

Lifelong readers think back on their read-letter moments

COLUMN | From street signs to newspaper comics to graffiti, readers remember how they learned to read.

Real Estate

Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor

Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor

Also D.C. is ranked America’s most walkable city.

Lifestyle

Not swollen with silicone or frozen in time: Plastic surgery to stay ‘relevant’

Not swollen with silicone or frozen in time: Plastic surgery to stay ‘relevant’

In the nation’s capital, everyone is exhausted, but no one can look tired. That’s where the doctors come in.

Arts

In ‘Rodney King,’ a whispered evocation of the L.A. riots

In ‘Rodney King,’ a whispered evocation of the L.A. riots

Production examines public, private life of figure whose abuse by police inflamed racial tensions.

Federal Government

House hearing examines ‘viability’ of senior executive service

House hearing examines ‘viability’ of senior executive service

FEDERAL DIARY | GOP House members consider federal senior executives to be overpaid and overprotected.

Discussions

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Hank Stuever discussed the Emmy nominations and what’s coming in the fall TV season.

Diversions