U.S. to lead Ebola fight with 3,000 troops in Africa

Obama plans to announce that the U.S. military will take the lead in overseeing what has been a chaotic response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

    Obama will seek faster phaseout of popular coolant

    The White House is preparing to introduce steps to phase out production of a coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

    When a low-paying job
    can be a risky choice

    For America’s poor, the security of public benefits can outweigh the risks of a job.

    The USS America off the coast of Brazil in August. (Ricky Carioti/Post)

    The continuing journey to get the USS America, a $2.8 billion ship, ready for commissioning remains harder without its top designer.

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    A White House bid by Gov. O’Malley is a long shot. And that’s okay with him.

    A White House bid by Gov. O’Malley is a long shot. And that’s okay with him.

    Past success as an underdog emboldens him to consider a run — possibly against Hillary Clinton.

    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.

    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.

    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 after just 30 minutes.

    Flooding from storm surge could put parts of the Mall under water by 2100

    Flooding from storm surge could put parts of the Mall under water by 2100

    At least 1,000 homes and 3 military bases in D.C. will be threatened 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.

    Study: Liberals and conservatives sniff out like-minded mates by body odor

    Study: Liberals and conservatives sniff out like-minded mates by body odor

    New study shows people prefer the smell of those who vote like they do.

    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

    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.

    Sports

    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.

    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.

    Lifestyle

    ‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants (and Julianne Hough)

    ‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants (and Julianne Hough)

    How did the performers and the new judge fare on the first night of Season 19?

    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

    A guide to breaking up with your bank

    A guide to breaking up with your bank

    People who aren’t careful when they make the change can face steep fees for missed payments, money transfers and overdrafts.

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