Ferguson officer unlikely to face civil rights case

Law enforcement officials say Justice Department investigators have all but concluded that they don’t have a strong enough case against Darren Wilson.

FBI misconduct probe leads to release of dozen convicts

At least two significant drug cases could be jeopardized because of an agent’s alleged misconduct, officials said.

Paranormal activity is suspected at the Karkardooma Court. (A. Gowen/Post)

An Indian courthouse is investigating some unusual suspects: Ghosts

When books began disappearing from a courthouse, employees wondered if it was haunted. They installed cameras to find out.

    Local News

    The trend that’s transformed Frederick, Md., into a mini-D.C.

    The trend that’s transformed Frederick, Md., into a mini-D.C.

    The same forces fueling growth in D.C. also are revitalizing downtowns in smaller cities across the country.

    Without even a thank you, Hirshhorn replaces docents with younger guides

    Without even a thank you, Hirshhorn replaces docents with younger guides

    The museum said the change was needed to keep up with the times; the docents called it uncouth.

    D.C. says it’s ready to help homeless families this winter. Some disagree.

    D.C. says it’s ready to help homeless families this winter. Some disagree.

    One council member criticizes the city’s plans to provide emergency shelter as “extremely inadequate.”

    Md.’s kindergartners face one-on-one assessment of readiness for school

    Md.’s kindergartners face one-on-one  assessment of readiness for school

    Some teachers are concerned that the hour-long test for each student takes away from regular instruction.

    How one homeowner narrowed down firms to do her remodeling project

    How one homeowner narrowed down firms to do her remodeling project

    The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

    Where We Live: Arlington Ridge

    Where We Live:  Arlington Ridge

    Residents say few are eager to leave the neighborhood south of the Pentagon and west of the airport.

    Kids late for school? Va. high court rules that parents can’t be charged.

    Kids late for school? Va. high court rules that parents can’t be charged.

    The court tossed convictions against a Loudoun County mom whose children were tardy.

    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.

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    Deadly Virgin Galactic spaceship explosion rattles fledgling industry

    Deadly Virgin Galactic spaceship explosion rattles fledgling industry

    The company founded by Richard Branson had hoped to launch commercial flights soon.

    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.

    Brittany Maynard effect: How she is changing the debate on assisted dying

    Brittany Maynard effect: How she is changing the debate on assisted dying

    OUTLOOK | A Harvard lecturer says Maynard has helped shift the focus to what dying patients want.

    With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

    With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

    Dollars are flooding into modest local markets that are not in traditional battleground states.

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    A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

    A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

    ANSWER SHEET | Her takeaways include that sitting all day is tiring and that many lessons are passive.

    7 countries where Americans
    can study for (nearly) free

    7 countries where Americans <br>can study for (nearly) free

    WORLDVIEWS | While the United States bankrupts you, these nations invest big time in higher education.

    Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills

    Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills<br>

    OPINION | Getting the kids in the closet: A terrifying routine — and maybe wrong.

    MONROVIA, LIBERIA – October 19: Georgina (right), 12, and Princess Manjoe (left), 13, sit near her family home as they undergo 21 days of quarantine after their mother, Mary Nyanfort, 40, was suspected of dying of Ebola just two days before, on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Close quarters in the large slum community of New Kru Town makes it very difficult to contain the spread of Ebola, prompting contact tracing teams to record and monitor those who may have been in contact with those who became infected. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for The Washington Post)

    Princess and Georgina Manjoe. (Tanya Bindra for The Post)

    Princess and Georgina: The long odds of saving these 2 from Ebola

    In a Liberian slum, health workers know what needs to be done to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. But trying to keep everyone safe is difficult.

    Sports

    RGIII thankful for Gruden, ready to lean on teammates

    RGIII thankful for Gruden, ready to lean on teammates

    REDSKINS BLOG | Quarterback said he doesn’t feel pressure to be a hero in his first game back from ankle injury.

    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 | From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

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