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.

Valcarce with war hero Bernardo de Galvez's portrait. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

How one woman cajoled Congress to make good on a 231-year-old promise

Teresa Valcarce spearheaded an effort to see a portrait of a Spanish hero in the Revolutionary War hung in the Capitol.

    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.

    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.

    Conditions will slowly deteriorate today as Halloween cold front arrives

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

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

    Rabbi’s arrest in voyeurism case
    spurs calls to reform conversions

    Rabbi’s arrest in voyeurism case <br>spurs calls to reform conversions

    A major rabbinical body announced the formation of a committee to review the conversion process.

    Halloween carpetbaggers expose fault lines between the haves and have-nots

    Halloween carpetbaggers expose fault lines between the haves and have-nots

    COLUMN | Is it okay for poor kids to go trick-or-treating in safer, more affluent neighborhoods?

    Man attacks D.C. police officer with ax

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

    John Wall scores 30 points to lead
    Wizards to first win of the season

    John Wall scores 30 points to lead <br>Wizards to first win of the season

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

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

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

    GOING OUT GUIDE | Fights, overcrowding and repeated use of marijuana led to the club’s closure.

    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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    38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change

    38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change

    Volumes of documents, expected to be released publicly today, detail the threat and strategies for change.

    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.

    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.

    Abbott is likely the next governor of Texas. He may run for president, too.

    Abbott is likely the next governor of Texas. He may run for president, too.

    Driven by Lone Star ambition, the attorney general's path to power may take him beyond his home state.

    Forget the Tater tots and nuggets: Some chefs put a stop to kids’ menu

    Forget the Tater tots and nuggets: Some chefs put a stop to kids’ menu

    If healthful eating proponents have their way, fried-food-heavy kids' menus would be a thing of the past.

    Politics

    The worst ads of campaign 2014

    The worst ads of campaign 2014

    FACT CHECKER | The Fact Checker presents his list of the ten worst ads from the midterm elections.

    Sports

    John Wall scores 30 points to lead
    Wizards to first win of the season

    John Wall scores 30 points to lead <br>Wizards to first win of the 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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