Court rules Va.’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal appeals panel in Richmond rules that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed under the Constitution.

Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for a long conflict

Hopes of a truce faded as five Israeli soldiers and at least 10 Palestinians were killed in new Gaza violence.

An Israeli soldier tours the tunnels used by Hama militants. (EPA)

Tunnels: The perfect conduit for terror

OUTLOOK | From ancient Rome to Gaza, tunnels remain a psychological weapon of the weak, one historian says.

Local News

RESTON, VA - JULY 28: The sun rises on the Wiehle-Reston East station as commuters cross the skywalk during the first business day of operation for the silver line on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Reston, VA. (Photo by Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post)

Commuters cross the skywalk at Wiehle-Reston East. (Post)

A Marine mom tells of sacrifice — by her son and others — through dance

A Marine mom tells of sacrifice — by her son and others — through dance

COLUMN | She knows her loss is “just one story among thousands,” so she’s talking to his comrades.

The differences between Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan are already clear

The differences between Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan are already clear

The days of micromanaging are gone: Redskins’ coach believes in delegating and practicing hard.

Rumors fly about Nationals deals
as July 31 trade deadline creeps up

Rumors fly about Nationals deals <br>as July 31 trade deadline creeps up<br>

The team is scouring for a reliever, young shortstops and an infielder while Ryan Zimmerman is injured.

D.C. officials seek to halt ruling that struck down ban on handguns

D.C. officials seek to halt ruling that struck down ban on handguns

D.C. police have been ordered not to make arrests on the charge of “carrying a pistol without a license.”

Five things to watch as former Va. governor McDonnell, wife go to trial

Five things to watch as former Va. governor McDonnell, wife go to trial

This is what reporters will focus on as they watch for new revelations during the corruption trial.

More Top Stories

Health-care law boosts Medicare’s financial shape, forecast says

Health-care law boosts Medicare’s financial shape, forecast says

The program’s financial health is improving and will remain solvent until 2030, according to trustees.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid
reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Data science or fraud? OkCupid <br> reveals it’s been lying to some users.

Some were told they were a good match when they were only a 30% match. Just to see what happened.

Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S. and around the world

Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S. and around the world

WONKBLOG | We all know there are only two types of people in the world. Now we know where they each live.

Local Columnists

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

Big transportation tasks for the area, post-Silver Line

COLUMN | D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing, to relieve traffic.

Sports

Keeping RGIII in the pocket

Keeping RGIII in the pocket

COLUMN | The Redskins made key changes to the offensive line to improve pass protection for the quarterback.

Real Estate

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

Lifestyle

Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones’ cast reveals blooper reel and George R.R. Martin has a book to write

Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones’ cast reveals blooper reel and George R.R. Martin has a book to write

An already-viral blooper reel shows that the vibe on set was pretty light even during the most intense scenes.

Arts

‘Lucky Us,’ by Amy Bloom, America’s Victor Hugo

‘Lucky Us,’ by Amy Bloom, America’s Victor Hugo

A bustling tale of American reinvention, with two half-sisters toiling to reverse their fortunes.

Federal Government

Cruz lifts (toothless) hold on ambassador nominees

Cruz lifts (toothless) hold on ambassador nominees

IN THE LOOP | Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer holding up ambassadors, but that doesn’t mean they are likely to be confirmed any quicker.

Business

After foreclosure, trying to buy their house back

After foreclosure, trying to buy their house back

Fannie would sell couple their home for $450,000, while Wall Street investors could buy it for $260,000.

Diversions