1. Is Mitch McConnell the answer to our debt ceiling prayers?
2. The mayor of Kandahar was killed by a suicide bomber.
3. Debate continues over whether the God particle exists.
4. “Tiger Congressman” David Wu has resigned.
5. Chronicling the strange, scrutinized saga of Bryce Harper.
6. U.S. officials think Al-Qaeda might be finished.
7. American Olympic medalist Jeret Peterson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
8. Even more NYC subway fare raises on the way.
9. The New York Times publishes latest installment in “India’s Way” series.
10. What is the best pop song of the last 30 years?