Amid new Ebola fears, stricter controls debated

The governors of N.Y. and N.J. imposed new quarantine rules for medical workers returning from West Africa as the number of worldwide cases topped 10,000.

Student shoots 5 at school near Seattle, killing one

The gunman, identified as Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire in the cafeteria before taking his own life, authorities said.

Kyle Balduf will run for his twin, Kevin, who died in Afghanistan. (Post)

Why marathoners go the distance

They train for months, and they’ll line up with 30,000 others for the Marine Corps Marathon. Each runner has to find motivation to push beyond exhaustion to the finish line 26.2 miles later.

Marine is first to die in Iraq during
U.S. mission to fight Islamic State

Marine is first to die in Iraq during <br>U.S. mission to fight Islamic State

Lance Cpl. Sean Neal, 19, of California died in a non-combat incident, the Pentagon said.

Could control of the Senate be swayed
by non-citizens casting illegal votes?

Could control of the Senate be swayed <br>by non-citizens casting illegal votes?

MONKEY CAGE | New research finds that non-citizens do vote, and this might swing some results.

A comedian walks into the Senate
— and there’s no punch line

A comedian walks into the Senate <br>— and there’s no punch line

Afraid of missteps, politicians are following Al Franken and turning boredom into a campaign virtue.

At what age should I stop treating my adult child like a kid at Christmas?

At what age should I stop treating my adult child like a kid at Christmas?

TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

 Picks of the Week 

Killing them with kindness: Welcoming Islamic fighters home

Killing them with kindness: Welcoming Islamic fighters home

As other Western countries bar or jail returning jihadists, Denmark is taking a novel approach.

Why quirky Portland is winning the battle for America’s college grads

Why quirky Portland is winning the battle for America’s college grads

WONKBLOG | For decades, the Oregon city has pursued values that many now consider ideal.

A bad boss can actually make you sick

A bad boss can actually make you sick

Heart attacks. Stress. Increased depression and substance abuse. Run away, experts advise.

A Secret Service officer is seen with an attack dog outside the White House September 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. US Secret Service raised security after an intruder was able to jump the fence and run into the White House. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

(Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

The White House’s potent,
persistent four-legged weapons

Though bruised in the process, the Secret Service beasts still got the latest fence jumper — and
became canine heroes.

Politics

The top 13 Senate races of 2014

The top 13 Senate races of 2014

THE FIX | There’s an unusually high amount of uncertainty this late in an election season.

Sports

Griffin trying to listen and learn

Griffin trying to listen and learn

REDSKINS BLOG | He’s doing his best to listen and learn all he can while making a gradual return to the field.

Lifestyle

In fan fiction, you can make Harry Styles the man of your dreams

In fan fiction, you can make Harry Styles the man of your dreams

Fan fiction borrows stories from boy bands and Jane Austen — and traditional publishers embrace it.

Arts

Saluting Brazil’s rich musical heritage

Saluting Brazil’s rich musical heritage

Brazilian Film Week features documentaries about a singer, a composer and bossa nova.

Diversions