Ukraine seeks stiffer sanctions against Russia

At a meeting in Brussels, European leaders discussed using potential new economic sanctions to push Russia’s Putin to “change course.”

Obama sets his own pace in a world whirling with crises

The president’s deliberative approach to foreign policy draws fire as problems erupt in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza.

A checkpoint to screen travelers for Ebola symptoms. (Pete Muller/Prime)

As Ebola spreads from remote African villages to teeming cities, fear swells

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, where 1.2 million people jostle for space, the streets hum with low-level panic and peddlers have switched from selling umbrellas to selling surgical gloves.

    Local News

    Redskins finalize 53-man roster

    Redskins finalize 53-man roster

    Three undrafted free agents survived cutdown day, while five recent draft picks were released.

    National Book Festival turns the page, moving indoors after years on the Mall

    National Book Festival turns the page, moving indoors after years on the Mall

    Some feared the event would lose its magic, but “huge” crowds lined up to hear authors and buy books.

    Suspicious fires at hotel force guests out of bed, into smoky corridors

    Suspicious fires at hotel force guests out of bed, into smoky corridors

    Many spent the night wrapped in blankets in the hallways and lobbies of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

    Maryland’s C.J. Brown sets feisty tone for blowout against James Madison

    Maryland’s C.J. Brown sets feisty tone for blowout against James Madison

    Despite throwing errors, the quarterback seemed determined to make his mark in the 52-7 win.

    When housing subsidies end, families thrown back into competitive market

    When housing subsidies end, families thrown back into competitive market

    For some, D.C.’s temporary “rapid rehousing” aid only delays the tough search for an affordable home.

    A blunt look at Alzheimer’s: ‘Whatever you do, it’s not going to help’

    A blunt look at Alzheimer’s: ‘Whatever you do, it’s not going to help’

    Meryl Comer’s caretaking memoir was written as both public service and impassioned confessional.

    Knee defenders or not, the legroom battle is really all about money

    Knee defenders or not, the legroom battle is really all about money

    COLOR OF MONEY | You’ve paid for that seat. But that doesn’t mean you should abuse your privileges.

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    In Saturday Ferguson rally, protesters seek to keep focus on police and race

    In Saturday Ferguson rally, protesters seek to keep focus on police and race

    Led by Michael Brown’s parents, Saturday’s throng peacefully made their way to a makeshift memorial.

    Besieged by Islamic militants, Iraqi town buoyed by the prospect of help

    Besieged by Islamic militants, Iraqi town buoyed by the prospect of help

    Residents of Amerli cite U.S. airstrikes and a government move against militants as cause for hope.

    Airlines are reaping record profits, and the Senate wants to know why

    Airlines are reaping record profits, and the Senate wants to know why

    COLUMN | Concerned about airline fee transparency and passenger privacy, it has launched an inquiry.

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    The town where you must own a gun

    The town where you must own a gun

    It’s the culture — and the law — in Nucla, Colo., where the nearest stop light is two hours away.

    Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

    Does the number of premarital partners affect marriage quality?

    COLUMN | How to interpret a report on women, happiness and sexual partners before marriage.

    The college majors most and least
    likely to lead to underemployment

    The college majors most and least <br>likely to lead to underemployment

    WONKBLOG | Engineering and physics majors report success; English majors, not so much.

    VIENNA, VA - AUGUST 21:
Tim Donaldson and Anna Whiston-Donaldson, whose son Jack died when he was swept away by a flash flood three years ago, stroll down the street August 21, 2014 in Vienna, VA.   She wrote a memoir titled 'Rare bird' detailing her ordeal.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

    (Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

    She let her son play in the rain.
    He never came back.

    After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

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    Purple Line critics hunt for critters
    to justify lawsuit against project

    Purple Line critics hunt for critters <br>to justify lawsuit against project

    COLUMN | Opponents can’t find the tiny species in suburban Maryland, but they sued to protect it anyway.

    Sports

    No time for United to let up

    No time for United to let up

    D.C., paying its fifth match in 15 days, could use a win at home vs. New York before a tough stretch of road games.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

    Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

    Lifestyle

    Summer 2014’s mixed messages about films

    Summer 2014’s mixed messages about films

    Among them, nostalgia pays, except when it doesn’t. And sometimes it’s being first that matters most.

    Arts

    Four stars for a 6-year-old theater critic

    Four stars for a 6-year-old theater critic

    Iain Armitage goes to plays with his parents, who then turn the camera on him for his reaction.

    Federal Government

    Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

    Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

    FEDERAL EYE | The move signals Obama’s intent to give the workers a pay bump while keeping the rates from automatically rising higher.

    National

    Can a $1M global teacher competition (backed by Clinton) boost profession?

    Can a $1M global teacher competition (backed by Clinton) boost profession?

    ANSWER SHEET | Does anybody really think there is a “best teacher in the world?” Or is the competition a gimmick?

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