Armed convicted felon was feet from 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.

China taking the Putin
approach to democracy

President Xi Jinping has renewed efforts to crack down on civic organizations and insulate China from Western ideas.

Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, speaks about the Ebola case. (AP)

First U.S. case of Ebola is diagnosed

Health officials were quick to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing that the U.S. is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease that has killed thousands in West Africa.

    Local News

    Suspect in U-Va. case was known
    as ‘an all-around good person’

    Suspect in U-Va. case was known <br>as ‘an all-around good person’

    Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.

    Before Graham, another student vanished in the night in Charlottesville

    Before Graham, another student vanished in the night in Charlottesville

    Morgan Harrington’s case is back in the spotlight after police said they have evidence linking both cases.

    Hillary Clinton skips Anthony Brown fundraiser in Md., sends Bill instead

    Hillary Clinton skips Anthony Brown fundraiser in Md., sends Bill instead

    Clinton is clearing her calendar to spend more time with her newborn granddaughter Charlotte.

    America’s disabled veterans get a memorial all their own

    America’s disabled veterans get a memorial all their own

    CHECKPOINT | The new site, which opens on Sunday, tells the story of veterans from every conflict.

    D.C. chancellor says schools on track to speed up progress this year

    D.C. chancellor says schools on track to speed up progress this year

    “We know what we need to do, and we have what it takes to it done,” Kaya Henderson said Tuesday.

    Report finds racial, ethnic differences between teachers and students

    In Montgomery County, the student population is majority minority, but most teachers are white.

    10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

    10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

    It took riches of about $1.4 billion to make the list, and candy firm owner Jacqueline Mars leads the pack.

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    ‘Kiss any hope goodbye’: Democrats flood inboxes for campaign cash

    ‘Kiss any hope goodbye’: Democrats flood inboxes for campaign cash

    The subject lines might sound like lyrics to a moody ballad, but party strategists insist that they work.

    Humans have killed off half of the world’s animals since 1970, study finds

    Humans have killed off half of the world’s animals since 1970, study finds

    WONKBLOG | The report’s radical takeaway: We should probably stop killing everything on Earth.

    Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps straight to launching Windows 10

    Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps straight to launching Windows 10

    THE SWITCH | The odd decision to skip ahead could be a way to signal a clean break from Windows 8.

    Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

    Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

    Research shows that earnings are higher for college grads. But some majors pay a lot more than others.

    Local Columnists

    Four men try to break their
    51-year-old swim record in Virginia

    Four men try to break their <br>51-year-old swim record in Virginia

    COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

    Sports

    Redskins might find neither Griffin nor Cousins is answer

    Redskins might find neither Griffin nor Cousins is answer

    COLUMN | The uncertainty surrounding both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

    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?

    National

    Researchers: Link between repeated antibiotic use in early childhood and obesity

    Researchers: Link between repeated antibiotic use in early childhood and obesity

    Those exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics early in life, at zero to five months of age, had an 11 percent greater risk of becoming obese.

    Lifestyle

    Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

    Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

    The violinist charmed a Union Station mob, seven years after his undercover L’Enfant Plaza stunt.

    Arts

    In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

    In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

    Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s monumental work pushes the boundaries of art and portraiture.

    Business

    NYC mayor expands living-wage law for thousands

    NYC mayor expands living-wage law for thousands

    WONKBLOG | Bill deBlasio expanded the city’s living-wage law, requiring certain businesses to pay $13.13 an hour.

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