Star witness: McDonnell’s wife proposed deal

Richmond businessman Jonnie Williams testified that Virginia’s then-first lady offered to help his company, with her husband’s blessing, for $65,000.

In Germany, anti-Jewish slogans return to streets

The Gaza conflict has spilled into protests and accusations of anti-Semitism in Berlin and across Europe.

Paddlers in Fayetteville, W.Va. (Charlie Archambault for The Post)

How rafting outfitters were hurt by a chemical spill that never reached them

In January, 10,000 gallons of a chemical used in the mining industry poured into the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va. It was a disaster of unknowns and its impact is still being felt.

Suing Obama may not be a good bet for GOP

Suing Obama may not be a good bet for GOP

Unlike impeachment, the Republicans own the lawsuit idea — and its unintended consequences.

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.

Man opens fire on teen boys on Hyattsville street, police say

Three men approached the three teens and one began shooting, officials say. One teen, who was shot in the face, arm and torso, was in critical condition.

Unlimited sun today, but the weekend looks like it will be on the soggy side

Unlimited sun today, but the weekend looks like it will be on the soggy side

WEATHER GANG | The reality of summer sneaks back into the region with thunderstorm risks.

‘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.

Va. official: ‘What part of our nation’s fabric was woven by Muslims?’

Va. official: ‘What part of our nation’s fabric was woven by Muslims?’

Several state party leaders want GOP Treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds to resign over his Facebook post.

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Seeking a new life for crumbling ’50s ghost ship, the SS United States

Seeking a new life for crumbling ’50s ghost ship, the SS United States

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

What the Jon Lester-Yeones Cespedes trade means for the Oakland A’s

What the Jon Lester-Yeones Cespedes trade means for the Oakland A’s

EARLY LEAD | The move is the first ahead of baseball’s trade deadline.

Scott Walker receives a big win
from Wisconsin’s Supreme Court

Scott Walker receives a big win<br> from Wisconsin’s Supreme Court

The court upheld a controversial collective bargaining law and a law requiring voters to show ID.

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency in Ebola crisis

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency in Ebola crisis

Police and the military are being mobilized to help prevent the deadly disease from spreading.

Local Columnists

Plaintiff in D.C. handgun ruling: ‘It felt good’

After ruling, George Lyon concealed a revolver in a pocket holster, walked out of his D.C. home and took a stroll.

Sports

‘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>

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

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

5 of history’s most famous federal whistleblowers

FEDERAL EYE | Some whistleblowers are seen as heroes, but others are controversial. Here are five who became famous for their roles as informants.

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.

Diversions