U.S. military will lead $750 million Ebola fight

President Obama plans to announce that up to 3,000 personnel are headed to West Africa amid a chaotic response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Obama will seek phaseout of common chemical coolant

The White House will announce plans today to phase out a widely used coolant said to be spurring climate change.

Yoshi Takeuchi, left, and Megumi Yokota. (Anna Fifield/Post and AP)

In Japan, interest in citizens trapped in N. Korea leaves some feeling left out

There is little sympathy for women who moved to North Korea with their husbands as part of a Red Cross “repatriation” movement.

    A year after the shootings, the loss
    of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    A year after the shootings, the loss <br>of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    The lasting toll of Aaron Alexis’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship.

    D.C. flooding from storm surge could threaten $7 billion worth of property

    D.C. flooding from storm surge could threaten $7 billion worth of property

    The nation’s capital will routinely be threatened by storm-driven floods as sea levels rise, a report has found.

    O’Malley ponders run for president
    in underdog role against Clinton

    O’Malley ponders run for president <br>in underdog role against Clinton

    But can he win? A recent poll showed that only 2 percent of Iowa’s Democrats support him.

    Months after primary loss, corruption probe inches toward Vincent Gray

    Months after primary loss, corruption probe inches toward Vincent Gray

    The District’s U.S. attorney is investigating Gray’s 2010 campaign and early days as mayor.

    A Beltway World Series? It’s certainly possible this season on the basepaths.

    A Beltway World Series? It’s certainly possible this season on the basepaths.

    For fans of the Nationals and O’s, dreams of making the playoffs have moved to buoyant inevitability.

    He knew how Washington worked

    He knew how Washington worked

    With a gregarious charisma, the lobbyist spent four decades as a heavyweight in influence peddling.

    Works from Cosby family art collection to go on display

    Works from Cosby family art collection to go on display

    Pieces by African American artists will be showcased at the National Museum of African Art.

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    Obama’s Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

    Obama’s Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

    Congress is expected to soon approve training and equipping rebels battling the Islamic State.

    Woeful year aside, fans say NBA is more attuned to race than other sports

    Woeful year aside, fans say NBA is more attuned to race than other sports

    The league confronted racial issues swiftly and forcefully after incidents involving the Clippers and Hawks.

    Urban Outfitters apologizes for
    red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

    Urban Outfitters apologizes for <br> red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

    “Get it or regret it!” read the description for the garment that was briefly for sale for $129.

    ‘Extraordinary stories can get lost,’ Obama says of 2 Vietnam War vets

    ‘Extraordinary stories can get lost,’ Obama says of 2 Vietnam War vets

    Five decades later, the soldiers were awarded Medals of Honor with congressional approval.

    Politics

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

    Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

    Local Columnists

    Domestic violence puts many women on a path to prison

    COLUMN | The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

    Sports

    A West Coast profile?

    A West Coast profile?

    COLUMN | Given the offense Coach Jay Gruden likes to run, understudy Kirk Cousins might be leading-man material.

    Real Estate

    Town Square | Four extraordinary homes on tour in Potomac

    Town Square | Four extraordinary homes on tour in Potomac

    Also Georgetown home sells for $510,000 above list price.

    Federal Government

    In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?

    In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?

    IN THE LOOP | The fight over the health-care law just isn’t what it used to be.

    National

    A tiny tick sets off a big controversy about Lyme disease

    A tiny tick sets off a big controversy about Lyme disease

    Along with aches and pains, the disease raises difficult questions when symptoms won’t go away.

    Arts

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

    South Africa’s Isango Ensemble (making its U.S. debut) beautifully remolds the Western work.

    Business

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    What to watch when the Fed meets this week

    WONKBLOG | The central bank is nearing a milestone, and communicating its next steps could prove challenging.

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