U.S. military will lead $750 million Ebola fight

President Obama plans to announce that up to 3,000 personnel are headed to West Africa amid a chaotic response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Obama will seek phaseout of common chemical coolant

The White House will announce plans today to phase out a widely used coolant said to be spurring climate change.

Yoshi Takeuchi, left, and Megumi Yokota. (Anna Fifield/Post and AP)

In Japan, interest in citizens trapped in N. Korea leaves some feeling left out

There is little sympathy for women who moved to North Korea with their husbands as part of a Red Cross “repatriation” movement.

    Obama’s Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

    Obama’s Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

    Congress is expected to soon approve training and equipping rebels battling the Islamic State.

    O’Malley ponders run for president
    in underdog role against Clinton

    O’Malley ponders run for president <br>in underdog role against Clinton

    But can he win? A recent poll showed that only 2 percent of Iowa’s Democrats support him.

    A year after the shootings, the loss
    of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    A year after the shootings, the loss <br>of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    The lasting toll of Aaron Alexis’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship.

    He knew how Washington worked

    He knew how Washington worked

    With a gregarious charisma, the lobbyist spent four decades as a heavyweight in influence peddling.

    A Beltway World Series? It’s certainly possible this season on the basepaths.

    A Beltway World Series? It’s certainly possible this season on the basepaths.

    For fans of the Nationals and O’s, dreams of making the playoffs have moved to buoyant inevitability.

    Politics

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

    Local

    Senator walks out of D.C. statehood hearing

    Senator walks out of D.C. statehood hearing

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), called the whole exercise a waste of time.

    Sports

    A West Coast profile?

    A West Coast profile?

    COLUMN | Given the offense Coach Jay Gruden likes to run, understudy Kirk Cousins might be leading-man material.

    Arts

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    South Africa’s Isango Ensemble (making its U.S. debut) beautifully remolds the Western work.

    Business

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    WONKBLOG | The central bank is nearing a milestone, and communicating its next steps could prove challenging.

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