Islamic militants still flow to Syria despite airstrikes

More than 1,000 fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

Fundraising push opens
door to outside influence in setting Brookings’s agenda

The storied think tank’s funding from corporations, wealthy individuals and foreign entities has increased.

Valcarce with war hero Bernardo de Galvez's portrait. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

How one woman cajoled Congress to make good on a 231-year-old promise

Teresa Valcarce spearheaded an effort to see a portrait of a Spanish military leader who became a hero during the Revolutionary War hung in the Capitol.

    Local News

    After a lifetime in politics, can Hogan finally get elected to his first office?

    After a lifetime in politics, can Hogan finally get elected to his first office?

    In liberal Maryland, the Republican gubernatorial hopeful has run a surprisingly competitive campaign.

    Halloween weather not too spooky, but the weekend won’t be a treat

    Halloween weather not too spooky, but the weekend won’t be a treat

    WEATHER GANG | Expect a cold weekend with the potential for some wind-whipped rain on Saturday.

    Rabbi’s arrest in voyeurism case
    spurs calls to reform conversions

    Rabbi’s arrest in voyeurism case <br>spurs calls to reform conversions

    A major rabbinical body announced the formation of a committee to review the conversion process.

    This year’s big Halloween costumes? Ebola and ‘Frozen’ steal the show.

    This year’s big Halloween costumes? Ebola and ‘Frozen’ steal the show.

    On the offensive Halloween costume scale, Ebola-related outfits have set social media ablaze.

    Halloween carpetbaggers expose fault lines between the haves and have-nots

    Halloween carpetbaggers expose fault lines between the haves and have-nots

    COLUMN | Is it okay for poor kids to go trick-or-treating in safer, more affluent neighborhoods?

    ‘The number one problem in Adams Morgan’ just lost its liquor license

    ‘The number one problem in Adams Morgan’ just lost its liquor license

    GOING OUT GUIDE | Fights, overcrowding and repeated use of marijuana led to the club’s closure.

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    Survivalist accused of ambushing
    2 Pa. troopers, killing 1, is captured

    Survivalist accused of ambushing <br> 2 Pa. troopers, killing 1, is captured

    Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, who was caught in an airplane hangar.

    Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive Apple with him

    Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive Apple with him

    The CEO said he is “proud to be gay,” cementing the company’s place in the equality debate.

    Defiant Maine nurse emerges at
    center of debate on Ebola, civil rights

    Defiant Maine nurse emerges at <br>center of debate on Ebola, civil rights

    Maine’s governor vows to keep Kaci Hickox, recently back from West Africa, quarantined.

    The Kochs were running ads during
    ‘Daily Show.’ So Stewart trolled them.

    The Kochs were running ads during <br>‘Daily Show.’ So Stewart trolled them.<br>

    THE FIX | The lesson: Make sure that the content surrounding your ad buy doesn't disagree with you.

    Abbott is likely the next governor of Texas. He may run for president, too.

    Abbott is likely the next governor of Texas. He may run for president, too.

    Driven by Lone Star ambition, the attorney general's path to power may take him beyond his home state.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    Built in 1905, Wirelawn has hosted parties for presidents, senators and other Washington elite and been home to an ambassador.

    Federal Government

    Hatch Act do’s and dont’s for federal employees

    Hatch Act do’s and dont’s for federal employees

    FEDERAL EYE | Federal employees must follow Hatch Act restrictions on their political activities, but there are still many things they can do.

    National

    Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

    Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

    The St. Louis County prosecutor also criticized leaks about officer Darren Wilson’s testimony before the jury.

    Lifestyle

    Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

    Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

    A troubling combination of charm and darkness make his latest character relatable and disturbing.

    Arts

    Carmen de Lavallade’s stirring memoir told through dance

    Carmen de Lavallade’s stirring memoir told through dance

    At 83, the esteemed dancer and actress recalled her time with bold-face names in a refined solo show.

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