U.S. military will lead $750 million Ebola fight

President Obama plans to announce that up to 3,000 personnel are headed to West Africa amid a chaotic response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Obama will seek faster phaseout of popular coolant

The White House will announce new steps today to phase out a widely used coolant said to be spurring climate change.

A Palestinian woman collects items from the rubble of her house. (Getty)

Rent skyrockets in devastated Gaza: ‘This is much worse than the war’

Thousands of displaced residents elbow into a saturated housing market where prices have more than doubled since the conflict.

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    O’Malley ponders run for president
    in underdog role against Clinton

    O’Malley ponders run for president <br>in underdog role against Clinton

    But can he win? A recent poll showed that only 2 percent of Iowa’s Democrats support him.

    A Beltway World Series is more possible this season than ever before

    A Beltway World Series is more possible this season than ever before

    For fans of the Nationals and O’s, dreams of making the playoffs have moved to buoyant inevitability.

    Nats are 1 win away from clinching
    the NL East. Is tonight the night?

    Nats are 1 win away from clinching <br>the NL East. Is tonight the night?

    In Atlanta, the Nationals topped their rivals the Braves again to drop the magic number to two.

    Just two senators attended the D.C. statehood hearing. One walked out.

    Just two senators attended the D.C. statehood hearing. One walked out.

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) called the whole exercise a waste of time, and then left just a half hour in.

    Splendid weather for the rest of week

    Splendid weather for the rest of week

    WEATHER GANG | Partly to mostly sunny skies offer plenty of Nice Day qualifiers in the days ahead .

    D.C. flooding from storm surge would threaten $7 billion worth of property

    D.C. flooding from storm surge would threaten $7 billion worth of property

    The nation’s capital will routinely be threatened by storm-driven floods as sea levels rise, a report has found.

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    Obama’s Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

    Obama’s Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

    Congress is expected to soon approve training and equipping rebels battling the Islamic State.

    Woeful year aside, fans say NBA is more attuned to race than other sports

    Woeful year aside, fans say NBA is more attuned to race than other sports

    The league confronted racial issues swiftly and forcefully after incidents involving the Clippers and Hawks.

    ‘Extraordinary stories can get lost,’ Obama says of 2 Vietnam War vets

    ‘Extraordinary stories can get lost,’ Obama says of 2 Vietnam War vets

    Five decades later, the soldiers were awarded Medals of Honor with congressional approval.

    Lesbian mom: How do I handle
    nosy questions about my family?

    Lesbian mom: How do I handle <br> nosy questions about my family?

    CIVILITIES | Keeping your children at the forefront is a good idea as you choose your answer.

    Politics

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

    Local Columnists

    Domestic violence puts many women on a path to prison

    COLUMN | The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

    Real Estate

    Town Square | Four extraordinary homes on tour in Potomac

    Town Square | Four extraordinary homes on tour in Potomac

    Also Georgetown home sells for $510,000 above list price.

    Federal Government

    FBI’s D.C. field office at center of efforts to get U.S. hostages home

    FEDERAL EYE | The field office, the second-largest in the FBI, manages the Syria portfolio.

    National

    A tiny tick sets off a big controversy about Lyme disease

    A tiny tick sets off a big controversy about Lyme disease

    Along with aches and pains, the disease raises difficult questions when symptoms won’t go away.

    Arts

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    South Africa’s Isango Ensemble (making its U.S. debut) beautifully remolds the Western work.

    Business

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    WONKBLOG | The central bank is nearing a milestone, and communicating its next steps could prove challenging.

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