Islamic State claims to behead U.S. journalist

A video purported to show the death of James Foley in retaliation for strikes in Iraq. A second prisoner, also said to be American, was threatened in the video.

Uber hires David Plouffe for a prominent political fight

WONKBLOG | The controversial online transportation firm learned it needs firepower to conquer the markets and brought on a former Obama strategist.

Protests over the death of Michael Brown continue Tuesday night. (Reuters)

Arrests, rising tension in Ferguson

Late-night clashes continued 11 days after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen. “It’s like a switch is flipped.”

Local News

Sister-in-law: Former Va. first lady could be ‘sweet’ or ‘deceptive’

Sister-in-law: Former Va. first lady could be ‘sweet’ or ‘deceptive’

Robert McDonnell’s sister made the case that the couple’s marriage was more strained than their finances.

Congressmen ask Va. GOP to postpone party battles, but the answer is no

Congressmen ask Va. GOP to postpone party battles, but the answer is no

The rebuff from state Republican leaders is a fresh sign of discord within the organization.

GOP win in Va. Senate race gives Republicans control in Richmond

GOP win in Va. Senate race gives Republicans control in Richmond

After gaining a seat formerly held by a Democrat, the party will dominate the entire General Assembly.

Why it’s so hard to find a cheap apartment in Washington, D.C.

Why it’s so hard to find a cheap apartment in Washington, D.C.

STORYLINE | There are plenty of new homes in the city, but fewer options for those who are strapped.

The nation’s best new restaurant is right here in D.C., Bon Appetit says

The nation’s best new restaurant is right here in D.C., Bon Appetit says

Rose’s Luxury in Capitol Hill represents a “revelation” in people-focused dining, the magazine said.

Nats win one the easy way,
stomping Diamondbacks 8-1

Nats win one the easy way, <br>stomping Diamondbacks 8-1

Relentless offense — and Stephen Strasburg’s strong outing — gave the team its 8th straight win.

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A separation at the border, and a frantic search for a 10-year-old girl

A separation at the border, and a frantic search for a 10-year-old girl

A Honduran family fleeing to the U.S. didn’t foresee the risk of their child being lost in the chaos.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is booked on felony charges, then goes for ice cream

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is booked on felony charges, then goes for ice cream

He was accused last week of abusing his office and trying to coerce an elected official to resign.

Uber hires David Plouffe for a prominent political fight

Uber hires David Plouffe for a prominent political fight

WONKBLOG | The controversial online transportation firm learned it needs firepower to conquer the markets and brought on a former Obama strategist.

Barrier-breaker Hashim Khan, who won 7 world squash titles in ’50s, dies

Barrier-breaker Hashim Khan, who won 7  world squash titles in ’50s, dies

Kahn, whose record stood for a generation, learned to play squash barefoot in what is now Pakistan.

Local Columnists

Getting art out of museums and people into them

Getting art out of museums and people into them

COLUMN | Copies of famous paintings are popping up as part of Art Everywhere U.S. Have you seen them?

Sports

Nats win one the easy way,
stomping Diamondbacks 8-1

Nats win one the easy way, <br>stomping Diamondbacks 8-1

Relentless offense — and Stephen Strasburg’s strong outing — gave the team its 8th straight win.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Young homeowner ponders becoming landlord

Real Estate Matters | Young homeowner ponders becoming landlord

Consider buying a multi-family property to rent out or lease out current home.

Lifestyle

Look out!: Learning to drive in D.C., where number of crashes is rising

Look out!: Learning to drive in D.C., where number of crashes is rising

For Malia Obama and other teenagers of the District, this rite of passage is a little bit scarier.

Arts

Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

Soil and sand on the Mall will transform into lofty artwork

Viewed from atop the Washington Monument in October, artist’s rows of dirt will look like a person’s face.

Federal Government

In the Loop: SeaWorld and Disney

In the Loop: SeaWorld and Disney

Despite financial woes, SeaWorld is still awash in political activity

National

Monsoon deluge near Phoenix floods highway, forces water rescues

Monsoon deluge near Phoenix floods highway, forces water rescues

WEATHER GANG | Torrential rains sweeping through the Phoenix area, have caused extensive flooding in the region.

Business

Meet the ordinary people who want to influence monetary policy

Meet the ordinary people who want to influence monetary policy

WONKBLOG | Community groups take their message to the elite economics conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this week.

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