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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.

Greener tones show West Berlin. (ESA/NASA)

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.

Man attacks D.C. police officer with ax

Police are searching for a suspect who injured the officer in an unprovoked 3 a.m. attack in Brookland.

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.

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.

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.

I’ve dodged it for too long: How do I tell my kids where babies come from?

I’ve dodged it for too long: How do I tell my kids where babies come from?

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

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.

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At Brookings, donors may have impact on the storied think tank’s agenda

At Brookings, donors may have impact on the storied think tank’s agenda

OUTSIDE IN | As the group emphasizes fundraising, donors gain a voice in setting the agenda.

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.

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.”

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 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 | What does make us shudder, though, is scary data about our country and world. From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

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