In wake of war in Gaza, a fight over numbers goes on

The United Nations says that 7 in 10 of the 2,104 Palestinians killed in the hostilities were civilians. Israel disagrees, citing a figure far smaller.

    Rebels besiege trapped Ukrainian volunteer soldiers

    Their plight and apparent dispatch into battle with little training and inadequate gear has sparked scorn across Ukraine.

    Jeff Gates takes a photo of his daughters on the Cape May ferry each year.

    I was taking pictures of my daughters. A man thought I was exploiting them.

    OUTLOOK | How an encounter with a stranger during a family vacation to the Jersey Shore left a bad taste in this dad’s mouth.

      McDONNELL TRIAL 

      McDonnell prosecutor to jury:
      ‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

      McDonnell prosecutor to jury: <br>‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

      As closing arguments ended, lawyers for the ex-Va. governor said the government’s star witness lied.

      Federal court blocks rule that could have shut most Texas abortion clinics

      Federal court blocks rule that could have shut most Texas abortion clinics

      A U.S. judge rules that requiring hospital-like features in such facilities burdens women.

      ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $13 million Kickstarter project

      ‘Coolest’ cooler inventor failed often before $13 million Kickstarter project

      Ryan Grepper’s duds included the Jello “shotslinger,” a foldable dog bowl and a picture-hanging device.

      Redskins, Olympic backers both eye site of RFK for a new stadium

      Redskins, Olympic backers both eye site of RFK for a new stadium

      The District could follow other cities in building a venue to host the Olympics and a local pro team.

      Picks of the Week 

      The town where you must own a gun

      The town where you must own a gun

      It’s the culture — and the law — in Nucla, Colo., where the nearest stop light is two hours away.

      Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

      Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

      COLUMN | How to interpret a report on women, happiness and sexual partners before marriage.

      The college majors most and least
      likely to lead to underemployment

      The college majors most and least <br>likely to lead to underemployment

      WONKBLOG | Engineering and physics majors report success; English majors, not so much.

      VIENNA, VA - AUGUST 21:
Tim Donaldson and Anna Whiston-Donaldson, whose son Jack died when he was swept away by a flash flood three years ago, stroll down the street August 21, 2014 in Vienna, VA.   She wrote a memoir titled 'Rare bird' detailing her ordeal.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

      (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

      She let her son play in the rain.
      He never came back.

      After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

      Politics

      Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold commentary on Ferguson and race

      Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold  commentary on Ferguson and race

      SHE THE PEOPLE | Dogged by progressives, she finally spoke out on the controversy. And her remarks were more substantive than those of other political leaders.

      Local

      Dominion’s plan for high-voltage power line gives Pr. William the jitters

      Dominion’s plan for high-voltage power line gives Pr. William the jitters

      The company said it’s to serve a customer that will add to local growth, but won’t name the client.

      Sports

      An unholy alliance?

      An unholy alliance?

      In South, college football and religion are conjoined in a way that is natural for some, uncomfortable for others.

      Lifestyle

      The trio creating the new Washington

      The trio creating the new Washington

      Selling the nation’s capital worldwide, making the city a playground and designing the office of the future.

      Arts

      Dylan in the District: Then and now

      Dylan in the District: Then and now

      A look at the legendary artist’s D.C. appearances, from the March on Washington in 1963 to a concert at Constitution Hall scheduled this fall.

      Federal Government

      Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

      Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

      FEDERAL EYE | The move signals Obama’s intent to give the workers a pay bump while keeping the rates from automatically rising higher.

      Diversions