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.

Court: Quarantined nurse banned from public places

Maine health officials have obtained a 24-hour court order that restricts Kaci Hickox’s movements.

Anna and Olaf share a moment in "Frozen." (Disney)

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    Trick or treat, rich stranger

    Trick or treat, rich stranger

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    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

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    Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

    Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

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

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

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    ‘The number one problem in Adams Morgan’ just lost its liquor license

    ‘The number one problem in Adams Morgan’ just lost its liquor license

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    Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

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

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    The Kochs were running ads during
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    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

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    Real Estate

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    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

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    Federal Government

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    Hatch Act do’s and dont’s for federal employees

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    Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

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    Twinkies, beer and turnarounds give rise to a billionaire

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