An undocumented immigrant’s dream deferred

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

Javier Flores hoped for a reprieve from President Obama, but he was deported before it came.

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Two dead in school shooting near Seattle

The shooter, himself a student at the high school in Marysville, Wash, opened fire in the cafeteria before taking his own life; authorities say they are confident he was acting alone.

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The Americanization of British electioneering

The Americanization of British electioneering

Former Obama staffers sign up as political consultants — one for Conservatives, the other for Labor.

Teacher tried to stop shooter at Wash. state high school

The teacher confronted the shooter in the school’s cafeteria.

Yosemite rangers tracking bears with GPS

Wardens at the national park on the West Coast are trying to reduce humans’ encounters with the animals.

Clarence Thomas strikes conciliatory tone in return to Yale Law School

Clarence Thomas strikes conciliatory tone in return to Yale Law School

He joined fellow Supreme Court justices and alumni Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor Saturday.

Secrecy of prior complaints against rabbi raises calls for transparency

Secrecy of prior complaints against rabbi raises calls for transparency

The Rabbinical Council of America investigated a Georgetown rabbi twice but didn’t tell his synagogue.

Mayor reassures unruffled Manhattanites over Ebola

Mayor reassures unruffled Manhattanites over Ebola

To make a point, Bill de Blasio tracks the steps of a doctor ailing with the virus, even eating where he ate.

An undocumented immigrant’s dream deferred

An undocumented immigrant’s dream deferred

Javier Flores hoped for a reprieve from President Obama, but he was deported before it came.

U.S. personnel go abroad to fight Ebola

U.S. personnel go abroad to fight Ebola

Thousands of American troops and civilians are headed to Liberia. But with the number of cases topping 10,000, the question now is whether this stronger response is too little, too late.

No Ebola quarantine for those returning to D.C. area

No Ebola quarantine for those returning to D.C. area

Officials in and around the nation’s capital chose not to follow three states that have required a 21-day quarantine for health workers coming from West Africa.

In conservative S.C., few yard signs, debates or forums. This is an election?

In conservative S.C., few yard signs, debates or forums. This is an election?

All seven House members and both senators are floating toward Nov. 4 free and easy, running unopposed or facing absurdly underfunded, almost completely unknown challengers.

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.

The claims in Grimes’s new ad had already been proven to be false

The Kentucky Senate candidate makes another highly questionable assertion as well.

Free speech vs. voting rights and abortion rights

One of these rights is not like the others.

A Time magazine cover enrages teachers -- again

A Time magazine cover enrages teachers -- again

The title on the cover: “Rotten Apples.” And it isn’t referring to actual apples.

What Colorado’s elections could say about 2016

If Republicans can’t win the statewide races this year when national conditions favor the GOP, they could have an even more difficult time in 2016.

Marine is first to die in Iraq in fight against Islamic State

Marine is first to die in Iraq in fight against Islamic State

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

Republicans ramp up minority outreach ahead of 2016 campaign

Republicans ramp up minority outreach ahead of 2016 campaign

Party leaders see an opening to actively court black voters who have rebuffed previous efforts.

Buzz Aldrin really wants to send people to Mars -- and leave them there for a long time

Buzz Aldrin really wants to send people to Mars -- and leave them there for a long time

Unlike his own return to Earth from the moon, the Apollo 11 legend wants Mars explorers to stay a while.

A big profitable company that lets its workers go surfing

A big profitable company that lets its workers go surfing

Can a business that pampers its employees be profitable? It works for Patagonia.

Teach For America and protesting Harvard students open dialogue.

Teach For America and protesting Harvard students open dialogue.

Read the letters between the opposing sides.

Religion events from around the Washington area

Church bazaars and festivals, coat drive, Vienna Boys Choir concerts, choral Evensong, tulips, yoga, Zumba.

Fairfax’s later start times for high schools may set a trend

Fairfax’s later start times for high schools may set a trend

The county will open 25 schools later to give students more sleep while others in the nation study the issue.

Nurses need gear to care for Ebola patients

Nurses need gear to care for Ebola patients

Nurses put themselves at risk by caring for Ebola patients -- now they want support from Congress for mandated protocols.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to exit Turkey for Syria

Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to exit Turkey for Syria

About 200 pesh merga fighters could cross the border to aid the town of Kobane within days.

Survey: Federal employees unhappy with senior leaders

A survey of the federal workforce shows dissatisfaction with senior leadership, discontent overall.

Body found in Va. is confirmed
as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

Body found in Va. is confirmed <br>as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

The news ends part of the mystery surrounding the sophomore, who went missing Sept. 13.

25 euro-area lenders fail stress test, ECB report says

A roundup of business news from around the world.

Student kills one, injures four, then kills himself in Wash.

Deadly incident occurred in a high school cafeteria in the Seattle area.

DOJ inquiry on Pr. William school leads to new boundaries

County officials redraw the map to increase the number of minority students at a high school.

Podcast: Francis Collins on leadership

The director of the National Institutes of Health talks about the art of leading scientists.

8 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

8 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Best hair, Supreme Court haiku and the latest from the campaign trail.

Is Libya a proxy war?

Is Libya a proxy war?

A dangerous scenario looms ahead in Libya with an ongoing, multi-faceted struggle that is only partially understood.

With Martha Coakley, deep-blue Massachusetts continues to be a headache for Democrats

With Martha Coakley, deep-blue Massachusetts continues to be a headache for Democrats

The GOP has actually been in the ballgame for each of the last four major statewide campaigns.

Seven takeaways of the Vatican synod on family life

A two-week summit ended without a consensus on some hot-button topics. Where does that leave the papacy and the church?

Philadelphia archbishop ‘very disturbed’ after summit

Archbishop Charles Chaput said the debate over gays and remarried Catholics sent a confusing message.

Coeur d’Alene apparently changes stance, agrees that for-profit chapel need not perform same-sex weddings

The ordinance’s exemption for “religious corporations,” the City Attorney now concludes, applies to for-profit corporations as well as nonprofit ones.

Joni Ernst skipped an editorial board meeting. That was probably smart.

Joni Ernst skipped an editorial board meeting. That was probably smart.

Good for candidates. Bad for democracy.

U.S. paying $3.6 million to upgrade TV sports coverage in Afghanistan

U.S. paying $3.6 million to upgrade TV sports coverage in Afghanistan

An inspector general is questioning a $3.6 million contract for TV trucks to cover Afghan sports, including horseback goat-hauling matches and cricket.