Fence jumper made it deep into the White House

Omar Gonzalez is said to have gone farther into the mansion than was previously known, overpowering a guard and running through the main floor.

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.

Protesters block the main street to Hong Kong's financial district. (Reuters)

Swelling protests in Hong Kong
pose a conundrum for Beijing

If China cracks down hard, more people could rally for democracy. If protesters are ignored, Communist control could be questioned.

Local News

Nationals’ first playoff game
will start in afternoon Friday

Nationals’ first playoff game <br>will start in afternoon Friday

Depending on the opponent, Washington will play at either 12:07 p.m. or 3:07 p.m. at home on Friday.

Mother of missing Maryland toddlers is moved to psychiatric hospital

Mother of missing Maryland toddlers is moved to psychiatric hospital

Relatives have asked Maryland’s governor for an Amber Alert regarding the two missing children.

Takeovers of charter schools offer families stability — and a culture clash

Takeovers of charter schools offer families stability — and a culture clash

Struggling D.C. charter schools are sometimes being taken over by new operators with new methods.

D.C. Council could make it easier for bicyclists to collect insurance claims

D.C. Council could make it easier for bicyclists to collect insurance claims

A proposed change to a D.C. liability law would allow cyclists to argue comparative fault after a crash.

Ex-Va. senator Jim Webb takes on his party’s hawks. And maybe Clinton.

Ex-Va. senator Jim Webb takes on his party’s hawks. And maybe Clinton.

The Vietnam vet may be a disruptive force in 2016 as he questions military involvement abroad.

Is Donna Edwards the next Pelosi?

Is Donna Edwards the next Pelosi?

The Maryland Democrat is recruiting women to run and possibly aiming for a leadership post herself.

How the ‘creative class’ divides D.C.

How the ‘creative class’ divides D.C.

WONKBLOG | Where professionals want to live shapes the city for everyone else.

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N. Korea’s Kim, recently out of public view, had ankle surgery, report says

N. Korea’s Kim, recently out of public view, had ankle surgery, report says

The rumor mill had been in overdrive since the state media claimed that he was in an “indisposed condition.”

Maker of app marketed as a tool for catching ‘cheating’ spouses arrested

Maker of app marketed as a tool for catching ‘cheating’ spouses arrested

Critics have described the tools of StealthGenie as ways to help domestic abusers stalk victims.

For decades, she lived with digestive distress. What led to relief at last?

For decades, she lived with digestive distress. What led to relief at last?

MEDICAL MYSTERY | A new look at a longtime diagnosis finally helped solve her gastrointestinal woes.

Gen X: Last of the low-tech childhoods — and first of the high-tech parents

Gen X: Last of the low-tech childhoods  — and first of the high-tech parents

ON PARENTING | We straddled a world with technology and without. That makes parenting daunting.

HANDOUT IMAGE - @BillClinton and I are over the moon to be grandparents! One of the happiest moments of our life. Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky with their newborn baby girl Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. (Jon Davidson, Office of President Clinton)

(Jon Davidson / Office of President Clinton)

Chelsea Clinton: First daughter, philanthropist, new mother

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Cipriani hotel in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Clooney and Amal married Saturday, Sept. 27, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin married on Saturday.

George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in Venice

Local Columnists

Four men try to break their
51-year-old swim record in Virginia

Four men try to break their <br>51-year-old swim record in Virginia

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

Sports

Nats’ playoff roster projection

Nats’ playoff roster projection

NATIONALS JOURNAL | The Nationals have until 10 a.m. Friday to make their NLDS roster official.

Federal Government

In the Loop: The Secret Service as a punch line

In the Loop: The Secret Service as a punch line

IN THE LOOP | Journalists take to Twitter to take down the White House security team.

National

After a beheading in Oklahoma, debate over what to call it

After a beheading in Oklahoma, debate over what to call it

Authorities are calling the gruesome crime a case of workplace violence

Lifestyle

How to tell friends you are gay and a Republican with conservative views

How to tell friends you are gay and a Republican with conservative views

CIVILITIES | Six out of 10 young Republicans now support same-sex marriage, according to a study.

Arts

Washington Concert Opera offers a mezzo, tenor to love

Washington Concert Opera offers a mezzo, tenor to love

WCO’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” presents some superb singing from Kate Lindsey and David Portillo.

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