Amid new Ebola fears, stricter controls debated

The governors of N.Y. and N.J. imposed new quarantine rules for medical workers returning from West Africa — guidelines that go beyond federal requirements.

Student shoots 5 at school near Seattle, killing one

The gunman, identified as Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire in the cafeteria before taking his own life, authorities said.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). (AP)

A comedian walks into the Senate
— and there’s no punch line

Terrified of making mistakes, political candidates like Sen. Al Franken are tactically turning boredom into a campaign virtue.

    Local News

    Body found in Va. is confirmed
    as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

    Body found in Va. is confirmed <br>as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

    The news ends part of the mystery surrounding the sophomore, who went missing Sept. 13.

    Virginia’s busiest elections office reportedly embroiled in infighting

    Virginia’s busiest elections office reportedly embroiled in infighting

    “In a nutshell, it’s chaos,” the liaison between unionized employees and Fairfax County officials said.

    Search of rabbi’s office at Towson U. finds tiny cameras, list of names

    Search of rabbi’s office at Towson U. finds tiny cameras, list of names

    The hidden cameras were seized in the probe of voyeurism charges against Barry Freundel.

    Later school start times in Fairfax Co. could set a trend in larger districts

    Later school start times in Fairfax Co. could set a trend in larger districts

    Teen health advocates hailed the decision as a victory in the push to help students get more sleep.

    Md. governor hopefuls say little about how to address area’s traffic woes

    Md. governor hopefuls say little about how to address area’s traffic woes

    Beyond debating the Purple Line, Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan offer few ideas to provide relief.

    On behalf of Relisha Rudd, friends have just one wish for her birthday

    On behalf of Relisha Rudd, friends have just one wish for her birthday

    They marked the missing girl’s ninth birthday with a party in the hope that the search for her won’t be forgotten.

    At what age should I stop treating my adult child like a kid at Christmas?

    At what age should I stop treating my adult child like a kid at Christmas?

    TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

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    The owners of HealthCare.com won’t mind if you think it is HealthCare.gov

    The owners of HealthCare.com won’t mind if you think it is HealthCare.gov

    On Nov. 15, Americans will shop for insurance. This Web site hopes to capi­tal­ize on confusion.

    For fanatics of the Supreme Court, justices’ work is all fun and games

    For fanatics of the Supreme Court, justices’ work is all fun and games

    But seriously, they also aim to make the opaque and misunderstood institution a little more accessible.

    Madeleine Albright-Conan O’Brien Twitter feud: Diplomat 1, Comedian 0

    Madeleine Albright-Conan O’Brien Twitter feud: Diplomat 1, Comedian 0

    The comedian sent out a teeny bit sexist tweet and quickly learned: Don’t go to war with a diplomat.

    Royals scrape out 3-2 win over Giants to take the lead in World Series

    Royals scrape out 3-2 win over Giants to take the lead in World Series

    Kansas City won the game with a strong defense, a scrappy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

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    Killing them with kindness: Welcoming Islamic fighters home

    Killing them with kindness: Welcoming Islamic fighters home

    As other Western countries bar or jail returning jihadists, Denmark is taking a novel approach.

    Why quirky Portland is winning the battle for America’s college grads

    Why quirky Portland is winning the battle for America’s college grads

    WONKBLOG | For decades, the Oregon city has pursued values that many now consider ideal.

    A bad boss can actually make you sick

    A bad boss can actually make you sick

    Heart attacks. Stress. Increased depression and substance abuse. Run away, experts advise.

    A Secret Service officer is seen with an attack dog outside the White House September 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. US Secret Service raised security after an intruder was able to jump the fence and run into the White House. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

    (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

    The White House’s potent,
    persistent four-legged weapons

    Though bruised in the process, the Secret Service beasts still got the latest fence-jumper — and
    became canine heroes.

    Finalist - Birds------------A focus of Jan’s trip to Ecuador was the astonishing sword-billed hummingbird – the only bird with a bill longer than its body (excluding its tail). One particular bird had a regular circuit through the forest, mapped out by its favourite red angel trumpet flowers and bird-feeders near Jan’s lodge. To get to the bird-feeders, it had to cross the territory of a fiercely territorial collared inca. Rather than being scared off, once or twice a day ‘it used its bill to make a statement’. Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Jan van der Greef/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 )

    (Jan van der Greef / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014)

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

    Feng knows several words of English. The salon where he works is in the middle of a renovation. Awaiting its completion, he spends his time in a small room which he rents from his employer.

    (Stéphanie Borcard and Nicolas Métraux)

    ‘Cutting’ through the cramped spaces of Chinese hairdressers

    Local Columnists

    When female teachers have sex with
    male students, it’s no teenage fantasy

    When female teachers have sex with <br>male students, it’s no teenage fantasy

    COLUMN | A D.C. substitute charged with abusing a teen may have damaged more than her reputation.

    Sports

    Colt McCoy has been watching and waiting. He’s about to get his chance.

    Colt McCoy has been watching and waiting. He’s about to get his chance.

    COLUMN | COLUMN | By starting Monday, the third-string Redskins QB can show what he’s learned from the wings.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

    House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

    The 1885 rowhouse, designed and built by Thomas Franklin Schneider, retains his historic character outside but has been modernized inside.

    Federal Government

    Federal workers losing faith in leaders

    Federal workers losing faith in leaders

    FEDERAL EYE | A government survey found that morale plummeted a year after the shutdown and furloughs.

    National

    Nurses demand new Ebola safeguards

    Nurses demand new Ebola safeguards

    SHE THE PEOPLE | Leaders of one health-care workers’ union say it will take an act of Congress or an executive order to force hospitals to improve protocols.

    Lifestyle

    Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

    Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

    Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet at the opening of a new gallery at London’s Science Museum. But did she write it?

    Arts

    Saluting Brazil’s rich musical heritage

    Saluting Brazil’s rich musical heritage

    Brazilian Film Week features documentaries about a singer, a composer and bossa nova.

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