DHS deportation program meets with resistance

The federal agency is trying to mend ties with cities and police departments, but few publicly say whether they will participate in the successor to the scrapped Secure Communities effort.

Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood stalls

A procedural vote on a Senate bill failed, but some hard-liners have said they are willing to force a government shutdown if federal support to the women’s health-care provider is not curtailed.

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

Why is there such a spike in violence this year? Police chiefs don’t know.

Why is there such a spike in violence this year? Police chiefs don’t know.

Cathy Lanier held a summit with other chiefs, all feeling “a sense of urgency because people are dying.”

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.

Nats tumble out of first place in NL East despite rally against Arizona

Nats tumble out of first place in NL East despite rally against Arizona

The loss was the fourth straight after Washington was swept by the Mets, the new division leader.

This 14-year-old Sidwell Friends student outwitted a college historian

This 14-year-old Sidwell Friends student outwitted a college historian

Refuting a claim that “No Irish Need Apply” job advertisements were rare, she turned interest into action.

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.

More Top Stories

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.

Charles Koch’s focus on ‘injustices’
is fueled by an unlikely partnership

Charles Koch’s focus on ‘injustices’ <br> is fueled by an unlikely partnership

The billionaire industrialist has forged a friendship with the head of the United Negro College Fund.

Debt-plagued Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment

Debt-plagued Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment

The move likely sets up a long battle with creditors as it seeks to restructure $73 billion in loans.

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.

Diversions