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Political TV ad spending likely to hit $2.4B record

The deluge of ads is being driven largely by super PACs and other independent groups seeking to shape the hard-fought battle over control of the U.S. Senate.

Court: Maine nurse to stay at least 3 feet from anyone

A judge ordered Kaci Hickox to limit her travels and keep a certain distance from members of the public.

Greener tones show West Berlin. (ESA/NASA)

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago
— but Germany is still divided

WORLDVIEWS | At first glance, it seems as if the country is more united than some nations. But numbers and images from East and West Germany tell a different story.

    Hall tears his Achilles’ tendon again, could be out another 6 to 9 months

    Hall tears his Achilles’ tendon again, could be out another 6 to 9 months

    The Redskin first tore it during the Sept. 21st game, then re-injured himself at home while recovering.

    Man attacks D.C. police officer with ax

    Police are searching for a suspect who injured the officer in an unprovoked 3 a.m. attack in Brookland.

    Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

    Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

    Police say drivers who recovered money in Urbana have to turn it in or they’ll face theft charges.

    Gap between Sen. Warner, challenger Gillespie has narrowed to 7 points

    Gap between Sen. Warner, challenger Gillespie has narrowed to 7 points

    A new poll shows the Republican is gaining ground on the U.S. senator from Va. as Election Day nears.

    8 things to do this weekend

    8 things to do this weekend

    From Halloween bases to Wizards’ home opener to “Novemberfest,” this weekend is a good one.

    I’ve dodged it for too long: How do I tell my kids where babies come from?

    I’ve dodged it for too long: How do I tell my kids where babies come from?

    LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

    Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins
    to dominate Northern Va. real estate

    Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins <br> to dominate Northern Va. real estate

    The Silver Line won’t arrive at Reston Town Center for years, but companies are flocking there.

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    Manhunt for alleged cop-killer
    ends after 48 days with a surrender

    Manhunt for alleged cop-killer <br>ends after 48 days with a surrender

    The search for Eric Frein seeped into the daily lives of Pennsylvania residents living among the turmoil.

    At Brookings, donors may have impact on the storied think tank’s agenda

    At Brookings, donors may have impact on the storied think tank’s agenda

    OUTSIDE IN | As the group emphasizes fundraising, donors gain a voice in setting the agenda.

    Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

    Journalists will have to pay $60,000 each for flights on Obama’s Asia trip

    That cost — the most expensive total ever — does not include hotel stays, meals and shared “ground costs.”

    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.

    Sports

    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

    Wall scores 30 as Wizards take first win of season

    Marcin Gortat hit 10 of 13 shots and grabbed 12 rebounds to bounce the Wizards back and over the Magic.

    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 | What does make us shudder, though, is scary data about our country and world. From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

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