At Brookings, donors may have impact on agenda

OUTSIDE IN | As the storied think tank increasingly emphasizes fundraising, donors — corporations, wealthy individuals and foreign entities — gain a voice in setting the agenda.

Militants still flow to Syria despite U.S.-led airstrikes

More than 1,000 fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

Chef Todd Gray talks with young diners. (Katherine Frey/Post)

Scallops for toddlers? Some chefs say ‘bye-bye’ to the kids’ menu.

At certain restaurants, chefs are now offering young diners grilled polenta over ratatouille and spaghetti squash instead of the usual fare of chicken fingers and french fries.

    Local News

    After a lifetime in politics, can Hogan finally get elected to his first office?

    After a lifetime in politics, can Hogan finally get elected to his first office?

    In liberal Maryland, the Republican candidate for governor has run a surprisingly competitive campaign.

    Halloween forecast: Conditions will deteriorate today as cold front arrives

    Halloween forecast: Conditions will deteriorate today as cold front arrives <br>

    WEATHER GANG | Highs may reach the 60s but wind chills will fall into the 30s and 40s this weekend.

    Trick or treat, rich stranger

    Trick or treat, rich stranger

    COLUMN | Is it okay for poor kids to go spend Halloween in safer, more affluent neighborhoods?

    Cash is flying around I-270 after armored truck is involved in crash

    Cash is flying around I-270 after armored truck is involved in crash

    The incident briefly led police to close all northbound lanes near Urbana to try to recover the money.

    Hall tears his Achilles’ tendon again, could be out another 6 to 9 months

    Hall tears his Achilles’ tendon again, could be out another 6 to 9 months

    The Redskin first tore it during the Sept. 21st game, then re-injured himself at home while recovering.

    Man attacks D.C. police officer with ax

    The officer was injured in the unprovoked overnight Brookland incident, from which the suspect fled.

    Gap between Sen. Warner, challenger Gillespie has narrowed to 7 points

    Gap between Sen. Warner, challenger Gillespie has narrowed to 7 points

    A new poll shows the Republican is gaining ground on the U.S. senator from Va. as Election Day nears.

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    Alleged Pa. cop-killer and ‘most wanted’ fugitive nabbed at airstrip

    Alleged Pa. cop-killer and ‘most wanted’ fugitive nabbed at airstrip

    Despite a massive manhunt, survivalist Eric Frein evaded being captured for more than six weeks.

    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.”

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

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

    WORLDVIEWS | Stunning satellite images show how east and west differ from each other even today.

    The Kochs were running ads during
    ‘Daily Show.’ So Stewart trolled them.

    The Kochs were running ads during <br>‘Daily Show.’ So Stewart trolled them.<br>

    THE FIX | The lesson: Make sure that the content surrounding your ad buy doesn't disagree with you.

    Sports

    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

    Marcin Gortat hit 10 of 13 shots and grabbed 12 rebounds to bounce the Wizards back and over the Magic.

    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 dont’s for federal employees

    Hatch Act do’s and dont’s 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

    Carmen de Lavallade’s stirring memoir told through dance

    Carmen de Lavallade’s stirring memoir told through dance

    At 83, the esteemed dancer and actress recalled her time with bold-face names in a refined solo show.

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