To critics, size
of NSC stifles decision-making

For many, the National Security Council has come to symbolize an overbearing and paranoid White House that insists on controlling even the smallest policy details, often at the expense of timely and effective decisions.

New rule could reveal gap between CEO, worker pay

The SEC’s rule would force public companies to disclose their pay ratio, allowing millions to see how their boss’s paycheck compares to their own.

A man helps Syrian refugees after their motor failed. (A. Penso for The Post)

On Greek island, migrants find paradise quickly turns to purgatory

Europe’s two great crises are converging as thousands of refugees flow into a country that can barely support its own citizens.

FBI looking into the security of
Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail system

FBI looking into the security of <br> Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail system

The probe is preliminary and focused on ensuring that sensitive material was handled properly.

GOP debate field set: Christie, Kasich make the cut; Perry, Santorum out

GOP debate field set: Christie, Kasich make the cut; Perry, Santorum out

THE FIX | As expected, Donald Trump nabbed the top spot and will likely be front and center Thursday.

Their two sons were murdered.
Now the moms are suing 3 suburbs.

Their two sons were murdered. <br>Now the moms are suing 3 suburbs.

Their unusual lawsuit argues that the towns don’t adequately regulate gun shops near the Chicago border.

Jon Stewart’s friends, enemies
and frenemies through the years

Jon Stewart’s friends, enemies <br>and frenemies through the years

When he took over “The Daily Show,” it became clear: You didn’t want to be on the host’s bad side.

All hail the wedge salad, summer’s most satisfying comfort food

All hail the wedge salad, summer’s most satisfying comfort food

It’s partly nostalgia, but the combination of creamy dressing and crunchy lettuce is something special.

Local

How to reduce Fairfax schools budget: Cut all sports and activities

How to reduce Fairfax schools budget: Cut all sports and activities

With a projected shortfall next year of $100 million, a task force is making some drastic suggestions.

Sports

Nationals hold on to beat Arizona after big hit from Wilson Ramos

Nationals hold on to beat Arizona after big hit from Wilson Ramos

The catcher breaks a tie with a two-run single in the eighth, enough for a 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Technology

Comcast is doubling the speed of its low-cost Internet plans

Comcast is doubling the speed of its low-cost Internet plans

It’s also expanding its program for low-income senior citizens.

Business

Why now is the best time to find cheap flights for the holidays

Why now is the best time to find cheap flights for the holidays

Waiting until the temperatures drop to start planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas could cost you.

Diversions