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Political TV ad spending likely to hit $2.4B record

The deluge of ads is being driven largely by super PACs and other independent groups seeking to shape the hard-fought battle over control of the U.S. Senate.

Judge rejects Maine’s request to quarantine nurse

The judge said that Kaci Hickox should continue daily monitoring for Ebola and coordinate her travel plans with officials.

Greener tones show West Berlin. (ESA/NASA)

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago
— but Germany is still divided

WORLDVIEWS | At first glance, it seems as if the country is more united than some nations. But numbers and images from East and West Germany tell a different story.

    Manhunt for alleged cop-killer
    ends after 48 days with a surrender

    Manhunt for alleged cop-killer <br>ends after 48 days with a surrender

    The search for Eric Frein seeped into the daily lives of Pennsylvania residents living among the turmoil.

    At Brookings, donors may have impact on the storied think tank’s agenda

    At Brookings, donors may have impact on the storied think tank’s agenda

    OUTSIDE IN | As the group emphasizes fundraising, donors gain a voice in setting the agenda.

    Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

    Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

    That cost — the most expensive total ever — does not include hotel stays, meals and shared “ground costs.”

    DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

    DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

    IN THE LOOP | A media report highlighted a practice that allows employees to spend up to $3,000.

    I’ve dodged it for too long: How do I tell my kids where babies come from?

    I’ve dodged it for too long: How do I tell my kids where babies come from?

    LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

    5 myths about Halloween

    5 myths about Halloween

    It’s not surprising that there are so many misconceptions about the holiday shrouded in darkness.

    Is the world turning on Bill Cosby?

    Is the world turning on Bill Cosby?

    Sex assault allegations have followed the comedian for years. So why have they come up again?

    The Kochs were running ads during
    ‘Daily Show.’ So Stewart trolled them.

    The Kochs were running ads during <br>‘Daily Show.’ So Stewart trolled them.<br>

    THE FIX | The lesson: Make sure that the content surrounding your ad buy doesn't disagree with you.

    Evangelical haunted houses designed to show sinners they’re going to hell

    Evangelical haunted houses designed to show sinners they’re going to hell

    POST EVERYTHING | They’re just one manifestation of the impulse to save one’s self by “saving” others.

    Sports

    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

    Marcin Gortat hit 10 of 13 shots and grabbed 12 rebounds to bounce the Wizards back and over the Magic.

    Lifestyle

    Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

    Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

    A troubling combination of charm and darkness make his latest character relatable and disturbing.

    Arts

    Ten famously delayed rap albums

    Ten famously delayed rap albums

    A lot can happen between signing with a label and releasing a record.

    Business

    The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

    The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

    WONKBLOG | What does make us shudder, though, is scary data about our country and world. From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

    Federal Government

    Hatch Act do’s and don’ts for federal employees

    Hatch Act do’s and don’ts for federal employees

    FEDERAL EYE | Federal employees must follow Hatch Act restrictions on their political activities, but there are still many things they can do.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    Built in 1905, Wirelawn has hosted parties for presidents, senators and other Washington elite and been home to an ambassador.

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