Secret Service director quits

Pierson was grilled by lawmakers Tuesday. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

Support for Julia Pierson rapidly declined on Capitol Hill just hours after a congressional hearing, during which she gave conflicting accounts of an incident in which a man ran into the White House.

Hospital system admits misstep on Ebola case

Information about the infected man’s travel was not relayed to everyone treating him, and as a result he was allowed to leave the hospital while symptomatic. He was not isolated until two days later.

The first rule of reporting on Ebola: Touch no one

A Post reporter describes working in Liberia and the uncertainty of never knowing where the lethal virus might be.

Local News

Suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

Suspect killed colleague’s wife and then committed suicide, police say

A work dispute likely preceded the Potomac incidents where two were found dead around the same time.

Court hearing for suspect in Hannah Graham’s abduction moved to Dec.

Court hearing for suspect in Hannah Graham’s abduction moved to Dec.

Jailed since his arrest on Sept. 24, Jesse Matthew was to make his first court appearance today.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: 'Out of Many, One' by artist, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is seen near the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Tuesday September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The image is a composite of photographs taken of subjects in the District. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

"Out of Many, One" by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. (M. McClain/Post)

The face on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

Sorry, fans: The best choice between RGIII and Cousins may be neither

Sorry, fans: The best choice between RGIII and Cousins may be neither<br>

COLUMN | The uncertainty around both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

A little pot is no longer criminal in Md. And pony up for the ‘yoga tax,’ D.C.

A little pot is no longer criminal in Md. And pony up for the ‘yoga tax,’ D.C.

Other new laws that took effect today include higher minimum wages in Montgomery and Pr. George’s.

10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

It took riches of about $1.4 billion to make the list, and candy firm owner Jacqueline Mars leads the pack.

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Kansas court rules Dems don’t need
to replace candidate on Senate ballot

Kansas court rules Dems don’t need <br> to replace candidate on Senate ballot

The ruling is a break for independent Greg Orman in his Kansas Senate race against Pat Roberts.

In Hong Kong, leaders on both sides of the conflict are eying the end game

In Hong Kong, leaders on both sides of the conflict are eying the end game

Authorities hold back, hoping the protesters will lose steam, while the protesters threaten to escalate.

9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

WORLDVIEWS | There have been a number of complicated attempts to illustrate the web of relationships.

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

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Will the NFL’s investigation of the Ray Rice incident be finished by next week?

Packers president: ‘The hope was the investigation would be completed’ in time for next week’s owners’ meetings.

Real Estate

How first-time home buyers can beat the odds

How first-time home buyers can beat the odds

Sign up for e-mail alerts with your agent so you can be notified when a property in your price range first hits the market.

Federal Government

Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Work culture

Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Work culture

FEDERAL DIARY | The agency’s director was bombarded during a House committee hearing.

National

Hospital system admits misstep on Ebola case

Hospital system admits misstep on Ebola case

Information about the infected man’s travel was not relayed to everyone treating him, and as a result he was allowed to leave the hospital while symptomatic. He was not isolated until two days later.

Lifestyle

‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix: A refresher (and ranking) on each season

‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix: A refresher (and ranking) on each season

We shouldn’t even have to say this, but spoilers abound.

Arts

The face on the Mall

The face on the Mall

REVIEW | An artist’s stunning new public portrait work in soil and sand pushes the boundaries of art.

Business

Why now is a good time to check your investment exit strategy

Why now is a good time to check your investment exit strategy

With volatility on the rise, investors should be ready to move quickly to safer ground if needed.

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