Armed felon came within inches of 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.

Hong Kong protests grow on holiday honoring China

Parts of the city came to a standstill as residents swarmed the streets to protest Beijing’s iron grip over their government.

The body of an Ebola victim is buried in Liberia. (Michel du Cille/Post)

The rule of rules when reporting
on Ebola: Don’t touch anyone

While everyone who is able is taking precautions in Liberia, you just can’t be sure where the invisible, lethal virus might be.

President Obama is winning on a foreign policy issue — for a change

President Obama is winning on a foreign policy issue — for a change

THE FIX | The president cracks 50 percent on an issue for the first time since January.

Republicans, on their heels a year ago, are poised to add to House majority

Republicans, on their heels a year ago, are poised to add to House majority

DEBRIEF | The shutdown last October was supposed to kill GOP chances this November. It didn’t.

In Iowa Senate debate, a clash over the impact of ‘personhood’ amendment

In Iowa Senate debate, a clash over the impact of  ‘personhood’ amendment

FACT CHECKER | Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst argued over whether contraception would be banned.

In Ferguson, protesters and police learn as they go amid standoff

In Ferguson, protesters and police learn as they go amid standoff

Police have stumbled from one tactic to another, and many protesters are politically active for their first time.

9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

WORLDVIEWS | There have been a number of complicated attempts to illustrate the web of relationships.

Local

Suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

A work dispute likely preceded the Potomac incidents where two were found dead around the same time.

Sports

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Packers president: ‘The hope was the investigation would be completed’ in time for next week’s owners’ meetings.

Lifestyle

‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix: A refresher (and ranking) on each season

‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix: A refresher (and ranking) on each season

We shouldn’t even have to say this, but spoilers abound.

Arts

The face on the Mall

The face on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

Business

Wall Street is betting on Republicans to take the Senate

Wall Street is betting on Republicans to take the Senate

WONKBLOG | Wall Street is betting that a flip in the Senate could usher in revisions to a key financial reform law.

Federal Government

Rep. John Mica has a security tip for the Secret Service

Rep. John Mica has a security tip for the Secret Service

IN THE LOOP | The Florida congressman has an ADT system, he says, so why doesn’t the White House?

Diversions