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 2014 

Political TV ad spending likely to hit $2.4B record

The deluge of ads is being driven largely by super PACs and other independent groups seeking to shape the hard-fought battle over control of the U.S. Senate.

Judge rejects Maine’s request to quarantine nurse

The judge said that Kaci Hickox should continue daily monitoring for Ebola and coordinate her travel plans with officials.

(Visualization: Gene Thorp, The Washington Post)

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago
— but Germany is still divided

WORLDVIEWS | Satellite images and maps show just how different East and West Germany are from each other even today.

Metrobus swarmed at Stadium Armory as at least 2 climb on top

Metrobus swarmed at Stadium Armory as at least 2 climb on top

A witness said the commotion started after a nearby high school was dismissed for the day.

Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

Police say drivers who recovered money in Urbana have to turn it in or they’ll face theft charges.

I’ve done onstage sex scenes.
It’s more work than you think.

I’ve done onstage sex scenes. <br>It’s more work than you think.

An actress discusses the challenges of being sexy — and funny — without being pornographic.

8 things to do this weekend

8 things to do this weekend

From Halloween bases to Wizards’ home opener to “Novemberfest,” this weekend is a good one.

Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins
to dominate Northern Va. real estate

Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins <br> to dominate Northern Va. real estate

The Silver Line won’t arrive at Reston Town Center for years, but companies are flocking there.

She thinks his family forcing her
to pay into a swear jar is absurd

She thinks his family forcing her <br>to pay into a swear jar is absurd

LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

It’s beyond time for the Redskins
to figure out what they have in RGIII

It’s beyond time for the Redskins <br>to figure out what they have in RGIII

COLUMN | As the QB makes a long-awaited return, Coach Gruden needs him to use his legs more.

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DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

IN THE LOOP | A media report highlighted a practice that allows employees to spend up to $3,000.

Brittany Maynard effect: How she is changing the debate on assisted dying

Brittany Maynard effect: How she is changing the debate on assisted dying

OUTLOOK | A Harvard lecturer says Maynard has helped shift the focus to what dying patients want.

Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

That cost — the most expensive total ever — does not include hotel stays, meals and shared “ground costs.”

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 don’ts for federal employees

Hatch Act do’s and don’ts 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

Ten famously delayed rap albums

Ten famously delayed rap albums

A lot can happen between signing with a label and releasing a record.

Business

The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

WONKBLOG | From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

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