Scotland sticks with U.K. in historic vote

The decisive “no” vote following a divisive campaign and an extraordinary voter turnout means new life for a 307-year English-Scottish union that had appeared in grave danger of breaking apart.

A longtime dream shattered for Scottish nationalists

To come so close to victory is deeply agonizing for those who devoted their lives to the cause of independence.

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The TV shows worth watching this fall

REVIEWS | Which of the 26 new comedies and dramas should you check out? And which ones should you avoid? Here’s a cheatsheet.

    Local News

    ‘There’s a tense hopefulness.
    We want to bring Hannah home.’

    ‘There’s a tense hopefulness. <br>We want to bring Hannah home.’

    As police search a car and apartment in the case of the missing U-Va. teen, students call for her safe return.

    First debate in D.C. mayoral race
    a heated, three-way sparring match

    First debate in D.C. mayoral race <br>a heated, three-way sparring match

    Tension let loose as Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz lobbed criticism for 90 minutes.

    McDonnell asks to be acquitted
    of public corruption charges

    McDonnell asks to be acquitted <br>of public corruption charges

    The former Va. governor wants a federal judge to overturn the guilty verdicts or grant him a new trial.

    Milestone 184-mile hike ensured
    preservation of the C&O Canal

    Milestone 184-mile hike ensured <br>preservation of the C&O Canal <br>

    Sixty years ago a Supreme Court justice issued a challenge to safeguard the canal and its towpath.

    Recession-proof? Not this town.

    Recession-proof? Not this town.

    WONKBLOG | As the rest of the nation recovers, Washington’s economy is hitting a rough spot.

    7 things to do this weekend

    7 things to do this weekend

    Eat vegan morsels at D.C. VegFest, visit the H Street Festival and root for dachshunds in the Wiener 500.

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    Rift widens between Obama, generals

    Rift widens between Obama, generals

    The plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is a source of tension between him and the military.

    France conducts first airstrikes against Islamic State, joins U.S.

    France conducts first airstrikes against Islamic State, joins U.S.

    France’s president said the jets destroyed a supply depot in Iraq and that other operations would follow.

    Hope Solo and the domestic violence case that no one is talking about

    Hope Solo and the domestic violence case that no one is talking about

    EARLY LEAD | The goalkeeper has a November trial date, yet continues to play for U.S. national soccer team.

    Obama’s unofficial spokesmen:
    George Clooney and Jon Hamm?

    Obama’s unofficial spokesmen: <br> George Clooney and Jon Hamm?

    Celebrities have become an integral part of conveying messages to the masses for the White House.

    Local Columnists

    No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

    Sports

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, the early returns on defense are good.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Historic Alexandria home for $5.2M

    House of the Week | Historic Alexandria home for $5.2M

    Often referred to as Holland House, this modest two-story home gradually grew into a 6,125-square-foot L-shaped dwelling on nearly a half-acre.

    Federal Government

    In the Loop: Party at the White House or on the Hill?

    In the Loop: Party at the White House or on the Hill?

    IN THE LOOP | Lawmakers had to choose between a picnic or listening to Gingrich and DeLay discuss 1994.

    National

    Ebola outbreak in the U.S.? Probably not happening.

    Ebola outbreak in the U.S.? Probably not happening.

    “These are relatively small probabilities,” a Northeastern University researcher says of Ebola exportation from West Africa to the United States.

    Lifestyle

    From ‘Marry Me’ to ‘Selfie,’ fall TV is filled with love stories. Isn’t the rom-com genre dead?

    From ‘Marry Me’ to ‘Selfie,’ fall TV is filled with love stories. Isn’t the rom-com genre dead?

    The romantic comedy genre is supposedly dead. Looks like someone forgot to tell the 2014 fall television season.

    Arts

    A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

    A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

    A National Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Staging the Self,” features an exploration of Latin self-identity.

    Diversions