Off-duty agent tackled intruder at White House

EXCLUSIVE | The Secret Service agent — part of the Obama daughters’ security detail — is said to have been coincidentally inside the mansion.

Secret Service chief grilled over breach at mansion

Julia Pierson faced hard-edged questioning — from both Democrats and Republicans — as House lawmakers called for an independent investigation.

Guests of the couple enter through the back yard. (Marvin Joseph/Post)

A ‘Top Chef’ and his dream party space

Bart Vandaele of Belga Cafe is king of a castle with a “dining terrace” that has room for 40 tables, plus an area for sunbathing.

Local News

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested
in Baltimore on DUI charges

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested <br> in Baltimore on DUI charges

Police say the swimmer was speeding and swerving in a tunnel. It is his second DUI arrest.

Before Graham, another student vanished in the night in Charlottesville

Before Graham, another student vanished in the night in Charlottesville

Morgan Harrington’s case is back in the spotlight after police said they have evidence linking both cases.

Joshua Bell on his Union Station crowd: ‘This is more like it’

Joshua Bell on his Union Station crowd: ‘This is more like it’

Seven years after his incognito gig, as more than 1,000 commuters rushed by, the violinist delights.

Two deaths in separate incidents in Potomac may be linked, police say

One person died after a car hit a tree. Another was found dead at a house where a small fire was put out.

Counting down critic Tom Sietsema’s top 10 restaurants: No. 8 is . . .

Counting down critic Tom Sietsema’s top 10 restaurants: No. 8 is <span>. . .</span>

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Partisan, with its wide charcuterie options and four menus, grabs the slot with 2.5 stars.

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.

Hey, D.C. pedestrians: That red-hand sign means ‘DON’T WALK.’ So don’t.

Hey, D.C. pedestrians: That red-hand sign means ‘DON’T WALK.’ So don’t.

COLUMN | City streets would be less gridlocked if walkers stopped ignoring traffic signs.

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As Hong Kong prepares for more protests, both sides aim for the middle

As Hong Kong prepares for more protests, both sides aim for the middle

The government and the demonstrators compete to appeal to residents’ practical natures.

U.S. and Britain combine to launch largest day yet for strikes in Iraq, Syria

U.S. and Britain combine to launch largest day yet for strikes in Iraq, Syria

CHECKPOINT | The U.S. carried out 11 strikes each in Iraq and Syria. Britain launched its first two in Iraq.

What we know about the suspect
in the Oklahoma beheading case

What we know about the suspect <br> in the Oklahoma beheading case

Alton Nolen was charged with first-degree murder in the decapitation of a former co-worker.

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

A guide to Matt Williams’s nicknames for Nationals players, coaches

A guide to Matt Williams’s nicknames for Nationals players, coaches

NATIONALS JOURNAL | The Nationals skipper has a variety of monikers for players, most of them ones he has picked up in his first season in Washington.

Federal Government

Fine Print: Islamic State’s message machine

Fine Print: Islamic State’s message machine

FINE PRINT | Group with medieval, barbaric tactics has a sophisticated media strategy.

National

After a beheading in Oklahoma, debate over what to call it

After a beheading in Oklahoma, debate over what to call it

Authorities are calling the gruesome crime a case of workplace violence

Lifestyle

How to tell friends you are gay and a Republican with conservative views

How to tell friends you are gay and a Republican with conservative views

CIVILITIES | Six out of 10 young Republicans now support same-sex marriage, according to a study.

Arts

Washington Concert Opera offers a mezzo, tenor to love

Washington Concert Opera offers a mezzo, tenor to love

WCO’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” presents some superb singing from Kate Lindsey and David Portillo.

Business

How Wall Street took over the Forbes 400

How Wall Street took over the Forbes 400

WONKBLOG | Thirty years ago, Wall Street only made up a sliver of the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. Not anymore.

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