Bowser earns big lead in poll, but weaknesses seen

Although the Democratic candidate for D.C. mayor has a double-digit lead there are still several vulnerabilities for her — and opportunities for her opponents.

House approves plan
to fight Islamic State

President Obama’s plan includes training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels to counter the militants. The Senate is expected to approve the plan Thursday.

Green at the site of the Bible Museum. (Andre Chung for The Post)

A Bible museum near the Capitol?
That’s the Hobby Lobby CEO’s plan.

For Steve Green, there’s just one problem with his $800 million project: two blocks isn’t quite close enough to the National Mall.

Local News

Gun owners could soon be free
to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

Gun owners could soon be free <br>to carry concealed weapons in D.C.

City officials drafted a new law after a judge struck down D.C.’s ban on carrying firearms in public.

Police canvass Charlottesville for missing U-Va. sophomore

Police canvass Charlottesville for missing U-Va. sophomore

Hannah Graham,18, was last seen on surveillance video walking alone in the early morning hours Saturday.

CDC confirms respiratory illness in
Va. caused by an uncommon virus

CDC confirms respiratory illness in <br>Va. caused by an uncommon virus

State public health officials say seven of 10 children have tested positive for the infection enterovirus 68.

Police searching Va. land for evidence in case of long-missing Lyon sisters

Police searching Va. land for evidence in case of long-missing Lyon sisters<br>

They’re working to establish a connection to Del. inmate and “person of interest” Lloyd Lee Welch.

D.C. has second-rudest drivers, outranked only by Idaho, survey says

D.C. has second-rudest drivers, outranked only by Idaho, survey says

The drivers who gave D.C. the lowest marks were those from Maryland. The cross-border rivalry is real.

I asked for a refill and got charged. Shouldn’t diners be told if it isn’t free?

I asked for a refill and got charged. Shouldn’t diners be told if it isn’t free?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Post critic weighs in on your questions, rants and raves about D.C. dining.

Cross your fingers: There’s a 6.6% chance of a Nats-Orioles World Series

Cross your fingers: There’s a 6.6% chance of a Nats-Orioles World Series<br>

FANCY STATS | Both teams won their division. Here’s how they could end up facing each other in the end.

Spay my kitty? Not a hairball’s chance.

Spay my kitty? Not a hairball’s chance.

COLUMN | Experts say cats may not be truly content unless they’re spayed. But there are downsides.

More Top Stories

Sweeteners may trigger blood sugar spikes, study says

Sweeteners may trigger blood sugar spikes, study says

Artificial sweeteners may be contributing to the problems they were designed to combat.

Rand Paul says Post story is ‘full of inaccuracies.’ But he won’t specify.

Rand Paul says Post story is ‘full of inaccuracies.’ But he won’t specify.

The story showed that Paul has changed or dropped some of the ideas he supported as a candidate.

Joe Biden apologizes for using slur

Joe Biden apologizes for using slur

THE FIX | The vice president’s use of the term “Shylock” earns a rebuke — and an apology.

Local Columnists

Relive school days at your reunion

COLUMN | Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Sports

Five questions facing the Redskins

Five questions facing the Redskins

REDSKINS BLOG | The Redskins look to string together back-to-back wins for the first time since Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2012 season.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Should heir sell or rent Mom’s house?

Real Estate Matters | Should heir sell or rent Mom’s house?

Rent out the home and give yourself a year to decide whether to sell it.

Federal Government

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later

FEDERAL DIARY | People who were there talked about being in the building during the Navy Yard massacre one year ago.

Lifestyle

Battle still raging over Eisenhower Memorial design

Battle still raging over Eisenhower Memorial design

A commission will review a revised Frank Gehry design — one that the famed architect will not endorse.

Arts

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.

Business

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

WONKBLOG | An expert panel has a new plan for navigating the tricky politics around end-of-life care.

Diversions