GOP effort to defund Planned Parenthood stalls

A procedural vote on a Senate bill failed by a tally of 53-46, but some Republicans have said they are willing to force a fall government shutdown if federal support to the group is not severed.

Puerto Rico fails to make
$58 million debt payment

The U.S. territory paid just $628,000 of the payment that was due Saturday, marking a significant escalation of the debt crisis the island is facing.

Carthan walks through Tchula's downtown. (Lucian Perkins for The Post)

A man ‘elected before his time’
in Miss. gives politics one more go

Eddie Carthan was mayor of a town that wasn’t ready to break from its past. Decades later, he’s again trying to change its trajectory.

Local News

After Freddie Gray’s death,
Baltimore needs to stop the bleeding

After Freddie Gray’s death, <br>Baltimore needs to stop the bleeding

COLUMN | With 45 killed in July, the last time this much blood was shed, it was August of 1972.

Va. Republicans to oust McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own

Va. Republicans to oust McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own

Justice Jane Marum Roush was sworn in last week but could be replaced as soon as next month.

Capital Bikeshare to get new bicycles, add nearly 60 stations starting this fall

Capital Bikeshare to get new bicycles, add nearly 60 stations starting this fall

A vendor’s bankruptcy and changes that followed stalled the system’s expansion for nearly two years.

Why Montgomery built a wooden box around a Confederate statue

Why Montgomery built a wooden box around a Confederate statue

The monument was spray-painted with “Black Lives Matter” after officials launched plans to relocate it.

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Va. woman reports sexual assault by person thought to be Uber driver

Va. woman reports sexual assault by person thought to be Uber driver

The victim said she got into a car that she did not order and the driver groped her after she couldn’t pay.

5 free things to do this week

5 free things to do this week

Learn about the writing of young women in Cape Town, sample some cannoli, and see an outdoor movie.

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Chris Wallace, moderator of the first GOP debate, plans ‘some doozies’

Chris Wallace, moderator of the first GOP debate, plans ‘some doozies’

The Fox News fixture is set to take on the unwieldy size of the field and what he calls the “Trump factor.”

Iran nuclear deal’s fate in Congress rests with undecided Democrats

Iran nuclear deal’s fate in Congress rests with undecided Democrats

Careful reviews from expected allies will leave the Capitol Hill outcome uncertain for weeks.

Chris Christie: National teachers union deserves ‘a punch in the face’

Chris Christie: National teachers union deserves ‘a punch in the face’

The GOP presidential hopeful has long tangled with public employee unions over pensions and benefits.

Feds call for more nursing home scrutiny after blood-thinner deaths

Feds call for more nursing home scrutiny after blood-thinner deaths

Regulators cited a report by The Post and ProPublica that focused on failure to manage Coumadin.

Real Estate

Should you rent a house or a high-rise unit? It depends on your lifestyle.

Should you rent a house or a high-rise unit? It depends on your lifestyle.

A house offers more room, flexibility -- and quiet. A high-rise offers more amenities and plenty of ways to be social.

Food & Drink

The Hotlist: What to see, eat, drink and do in August 2015

The Hotlist: What to see, eat, drink and do in August 2015

Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of the happenings you shouldn’t miss in the weeks ahead. Here’s what’s coming up in August.

Federal Government

Kelley leaves union presidency with list of victories for feds and continuing frustrations

FEDERAL EYE | Colleen M. Kelley talks about victories for federal employees and frustrations during her 16 years as president of the National Treasury Employees Union before she retires next week.

National

Pregnant woman shot in the eye after ‘unprovoked’ road rage incident

Pregnant woman shot in the eye after ‘unprovoked’ road rage incident

The woman remains in critical condition while the condition of her baby is unknown, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department.

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