Armed felon came within inches of Obama

The security contractor was allowed on an elevator with the president Sept. 16, violating Secret Service protocols, three people familiar with the incident said.

Hong Kong protests grow on holiday honoring China

Parts of the city came to a standstill as residents swarmed the streets to protest Beijing’s iron grip over their government.

The body of an Ebola victim is buried in Liberia. (Michel du Cille/Post)

The rule of rules when reporting
on Ebola: Don’t touch anyone

While everyone who is able is taking precautions in Liberia, you just can’t be sure where the invisible, 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.

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.

More Top Stories

President Obama is winning on a foreign policy issue — for a change

President Obama is winning on a foreign policy issue — for a change

THE FIX | The president cracks 50 percent on an issue for the first time since January.

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.

In Ferguson, protesters and police learn as they go amid standoff

In Ferguson, protesters and police learn as they go amid standoff

Police have stumbled from one tactic to another, and many protesters are politically active for their first time.

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

Rep. John Mica has a security tip for the Secret Service

Rep. John Mica has a security tip for the Secret Service

IN THE LOOP | The Florida congressman has an ADT system, he says, so why doesn’t the White House?

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.

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