The U.S. Coast Guard holds a news conference on the search and rescue for the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas with 33 mostly American crew members aboard.

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Vice President Joe Biden is a possible contender for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Here's where he stands on gun control, the Islamic State, climate change and more.

E.U. court strikes down free U.S. data transfers

The European Court of Justice struck a blow against more than 4,000 Web companies by ruling that a long-running pact allowing the free transfer of data was invalid. It found that the United States does not adequately protect consumers.

Donald Trump on gun control, Second Amendment

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., gun control and the Second Amendment at a campaign event in Franklin, Tenn.

Rockets hit Yemeni cabinet members' hotel

Three rockets slammed into Yemen's port city of Aden on Oct. 6, including one that struck a hotel home to Cabinet members of the country's exiled government. The missiles killed at least 15 people, Yemeni officials said.

Son of a Trump: Mexican comedians hit back in insult-laden show

Mexico's most popular comedians are lambasting U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a new play.

What's it like for a woman in the Border Patrol?

The U.S. Border Patrol pledged to hire up to 1,600 women to join the ranks. But only 50 women have been hired so far.

Kerry "greatly concerned" by Russian incursion into Turkish airspace

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voices concern about the incursion by a Russian airplane into Turkish airspace, and says he has intensified discussions with Moscow.

Fantasy football: Devonta Freeman's trade value, C.J. Anderson's decline and waiver wire options

The Post's fantasy football experts, Gene Wang and Des Bieler, discuss the major takeaways from Week 4 including Devonta Freeman, C.J. Anderson, Carlos Hyde, Antonio Gates and waiver wire options.

Who will be the next House speaker?

Here's a look at the top candidates vying to replace Rep. John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Watch: Bobby Kennedy calls for gun control in Roseburg, Ore.

Long before the UCC shooting, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy pushed for gun control legislation in Roseburg, Ore., to a skeptical crowd during his 1968 presidential campaign.

White House: Air strike at Afghanistan hospital 'a profound tragedy'

The White House said on Monday that the recent air strike that killed 22 people at a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was "a profound tragedy." White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States goes to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties and there were three current investigations into the incident.

What candidates shouldn't say after a mass shooting

In the wake of a shooting that left nine dead in Oregon, 2016 Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and former governor Jeb Bush took to the campaign trail to talk gun control. The Fix’s Chris Cillizza analyzes where they went wrong.

Clinton pushes for tighter gun control measures

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about gun control measures aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.

What's next for the Nationals now that Matt Williams is fired?

One year after winning 96 games, a division title and National League Manager of the Year, Williams was fired with a year remaining on his contract. This time around, the Nationals should look at experienced candidates, says The Post's Adam Kilgore.

U.S., 11 Pacific nations reach free-trade deal

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to a free-trade pact on Monday that will cut trade barriers, and set new labor and and environmental standards.

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Property rights and the pipeline

South Dakota rancher John Harter tried to stop TransCanada from securing the right of eminent domain over his land where they want to put part of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, but Harter recently lost his battle in court.

Brazil swept up by new energy source

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In Northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.

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Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.