Armed convicted felon was feet from Obama

The security contractor was allowed on an elevator with the president Sept. 16, violating Secret Service protocols, three people familiar with the incident said.

China taking the Putin
approach to democracy

President Xi Jinping has renewed efforts to crack down on civic organizations and insulate China from Western ideas.

Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, speaks about the Ebola case. (AP)

First U.S. case of Ebola is diagnosed

Health officials were quick to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing that the U.S. is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease that has killed thousands in West Africa.

    ‘Kiss any hope goodbye’: Democrats flood inboxes for campaign cash

    ‘Kiss any hope goodbye’: Democrats flood inboxes for campaign cash

    The subject lines might sound like lyrics to a moody ballad, but party strategists insist that they work.

    Suspect in U-Va. case was known
    as ‘an all-around good person’

    Suspect in U-Va. case was known <br>as ‘an all-around good person’

    Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.

    Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps straight to launching Windows 10

    Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps straight to launching Windows 10

    THE SWITCH | The odd decision to skip ahead could be a way to signal a clean break from Windows 8.

    Humans have killed off half of the world’s animals since 1970, study finds

    Humans have killed off half of the world’s animals since 1970, study finds

    WONKBLOG | The report’s radical takeaway: We should probably stop killing everything on Earth.

    Local

    Hillary Clinton skips Anthony Brown fundraiser in Md., sends Bill instead

    Hillary Clinton skips Anthony Brown fundraiser in Md., sends Bill instead

    Clinton is clearing her calendar to spend more time with her newborn granddaughter Charlotte.

    Sports

    Redskins might find neither Griffin nor Cousins is answer

    Redskins might find neither Griffin nor Cousins is answer

    COLUMN | The uncertainty surrounding both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

    Lifestyle

    Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

    Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

    The violinist charmed a Union Station mob, seven years after his undercover L’Enfant Plaza stunt.

    Arts

    In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

    In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

    Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s monumental work pushes the boundaries of art and portraiture.

    Business

    NYC mayor expands living-wage law for thousands

    NYC mayor expands living-wage law for thousands

    WONKBLOG | Bill deBlasio expanded the city’s living-wage law, requiring certain businesses to pay $13.13 an hour.

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