Political calculus on immigration may be shifting

Once seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama, the tables are turning for Democrats on immigration thanks to the current crisis on the border.

Israeli troops raid rocket launching site in Gaza

It is the first time that Israeli ground troops are known to have entered Gaza in the current offensive.

The moon rises over houses in Olvera, Spain, on Saturday. (Reuters)

Supermoon, as seen around the world

PHOTOS | The moon is a “supermoon” when it is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it look larger and brighter than usual.

Local News

Family homeless shelter in District
is beset by dysfunction and decay

Family homeless shelter in District  <br>is beset by dysfunction and decay

The disappearance of an 8-year-old girl was part of a pattern of problems at the blighted facility.

Dulles Toll Road users shoulder an increasing share of Silver Line costs

Dulles Toll Road users shoulder an increasing share of Silver Line costs

Tolls are the rail project’s only open-ended funding source, making commuters a vulnerable target.

McAuliffe ‘has a Rolodex on a global scale’ — and he’s not afraid to use it

McAuliffe ‘has a Rolodex on a global scale’ — and he’s not afraid to use it

When it’s time to make a call for Virginia, the well-connected governor has a number at the ready.

Target security officer fired after reporting shoplifting

Target security officer fired after reporting shoplifting

The man reportedly seen on video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy.

How can colleges that ban premarital sex teach prevention of sexual assault?

How can colleges that ban premarital sex teach prevention of sexual assault?

Some religious schools, like Catholic University, say they still emphasize the need for consent.

In the District, we talk to our neighbors. We just don’t trust them.

In the District, we talk to our neighbors. We just don’t trust them.

A civic-engagement survey says D.C. is one of the least neighborly places in the country.

Nats give a little extra, top Phils

Nats give a little extra, top Phils

Zimmerman delivers key blow in the 10th as Nationals rally after blowing 3-0 lead against division rival.

160 cameras filmed Navy Yard attack. Yet police had no access to live video.

160 cameras filmed Navy Yard attack. Yet police had no access to live video.

A private guard locked himself in the surveillance room, blocking access to police trying to track the shooter.

His daughter wanted to be a princess, so he claimed a strip of African desert

His daughter wanted to be a princess, so he claimed a strip of African desert

A Virginia man planted a flag his kids designed on what his family calls the “Kingdom of North Sudan.”

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Afghan presidential rivals reach deal to accept recount of all runoff votes

<span>Afghan presidential rivals reach deal to accept recount of all runoff votes</span>

Secretary of State John F. Kerry helped ease a major political crisis in Afghanistan on Saturday.

College grads are sorting themselves into cities, out of everyone else’s reach

College grads are sorting themselves into cities, out of everyone else’s reach

WONKBLOG | Low-skilled workers are being pushed out as amenities and jobs cater to the more educated.

Life can be a challenge when everybody already knows your name

Life can be a challenge when everybody already knows your name

The burdens and blessings of living with a famous name inspire Amelia Earhart, horrify Justin Bieber.

What four public school teachers told Obama over the West Wing lunch table

What four public school teachers told Obama over the West Wing lunch table

ANSWER SHEET | A fifth-grade teacher says there’s nothing wrong with kids — it’s the tainted system.

Netherlands beats host Brazil

Netherlands beats host Brazil

The loss adds to Brazil’s frustration at the tournament following the disastrous 7-1 defeat to Germany.

The airline or car rental firm offers you an upgrade. Should you take it?

The airline or car rental firm offers you an upgrade. Should you take it?

COLUMN | Those last-minute deals are usually profitable for the company. But maybe not for you.

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The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

“If the Nazis had known who I really was, I wouldn’t be alive,’’ says Hessy Taft, who ended up in N.Y.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

COLUMN | GOP tactics are making it tougher for younger Americans to cast their ballots.

President Harding’s steamy love
letters to mistress to go public

President Harding’s steamy love<br> letters to mistress to go public

Letters from his affair with Carrie Phillips were held under court-ordered seal for the last 50 years.

The writer with her newborn twins. (Darlena Cunha)

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

A former TV producer chronicles her swift descent into poverty and what it taught her.

Local Columnists

Branching out

Branching out

COLUMN | Why do some trees in Washington bear little metal numbered tags? Answer Man is on it.

Sports

Jordan Zimmermann’s injury leaves Nationals with no active all-stars

Jordan Zimmermann’s injury leaves Nationals with no active all-stars

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Florida’s Henderson Alvarez was named the replacement, rather than another player from Washington.

Real Estate

Queen Anne Victorian represents the transition from rural to suburban

Queen Anne Victorian represents the transition from rural to suburban

The 1890s house called Glen Hurst was one of the original homes in the Palisades neighborhood.

Lifestyle

Zach Braff: The man who almost lost it all

Zach Braff: The man who almost lost it all

Braff was eager to follow up his mega-hit ‘Garden State.’ It took a decade to do it his way.

Arts

At Kennedy Center, the return of ‘The Lion King’

At Kennedy Center, the return of ‘The Lion King’

Members of the cast and crew talk about the circle of life in the touring production of the popular show.

Federal Government

The federal government had 25,566
information-security incidents in 2013

The federal government had 25,566 <br>information-security incidents in 2013<br>

FEDERAL EYE | That is more than double the number of problems reported in 2009.

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.

Business

This small Florida firm’s computers were attacked 39 million times

This small Florida firm’s computers were attacked 39 million times

Algenol says it holds the key to climate-friendly biofuels — and it’s under siege by the Chinese military.

Diversions