Evidence shows Islamic State used chlorine gas

The attack, which hospitalized 11 Iraqi police, appears to be the group’s first confirmed use of chemical weapons.

Russian fighter held near Bagram to be tried in U.S.

The foreign combatant is the first in Afghanistan to go to U.S. for trial.

Lewinsky was mistreated by Starr team, probe found

Lewinsky was mistreated by Starr team, probe found

The report details her 12-hour interrogation.

Secret Service dogs Hurricane, left, and Jordan. (U.S. Secret Service)

Dogs helped stop White House jumper

The latest suspect’s capture marked a contrast to the Secret Service’s handling of a similar event in September.

Local News

Three people killed when helicopter, small plane apparently collide in Md.

Three people killed when helicopter, small plane apparently collide in Md.

Two others were injured in the crash that occurred about a mile from the Frederick Municipal Airport.

Park Police mishandled search for elderly woman found dead, audit says

Park Police mishandled search for elderly woman found dead, audit says

A shift commander described Victoria Kong as a “9,000-year-old Alzheimer’s woman.”

Man charged in U-Va. kidnapping will face sex assault charges in Fairfax Co.

Man charged in U-Va. kidnapping will face sex assault charges in Fairfax Co.

A judge issued a warrant to transfer Jesse Matthew, accused in a 2005 attack in a park, from Charlottesville.

Multiple cases of meningitis reported at College Park campus of U-Md.

Multiple cases of meningitis reported at College Park campus of U-Md.

But the university did not say how many students were sickened by the illness or when it was first reported.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCT14: A DC streetcar in testing stops before the intersection of H Street and 3rd Street, NE, October 16, 2014. The streetcars haven't started carrying passengers but are already slowing down Metro buses (and other traffic) on H Street. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

An SUV turns in front of a streetcar in testing on H Street. (Post)

Streetcar test runs lead to snarled traffic, accidents and questions

D.C. intends to start the service this year, but basic safety and operation questions are still unanswered.

A cemetery for all seasons, all souls

A cemetery for all seasons, all souls

The Congressional Cemetery has become a daily draw for tourists, neighbors and dog walkers.

Confessions of a Metro commuter

Confessions of a Metro commuter

OPINION | I didn’t believe in purgatory until I began commuting on Metro 12 years ago.

From shelter to luxury brand: A rare, feel-good story of D.C. gentrification

From shelter to luxury brand: A rare, feel-good story of D.C. gentrification

COLUMN | A social services building will soon sell $15,000 flags. And all parties are satisfied.

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N.Y. health worker who returned
from W. Africa evaluated for Ebola

N.Y. health worker who returned <br> from W. Africa evaluated for Ebola

The man “presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms” and was transported to a hospital in NYC.

Guns, gay marriages open up partisan warfare for Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper

Guns, gay marriages open up partisan warfare for Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper

THE TAKE | After several missteps, the Democrat is in danger of losing to Republican Bob Beauprez.

‘Thank God’ for Kevin Vickers, Canada’s new national hero

‘Thank God’ for Kevin Vickers, Canada’s new national hero

Amid the chaos, parliament’s sergeant-at-arms retrieved his gun and prevented a massacre.

Zach Galifianakis grills Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston

Zach Galifianakis grills Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston

Things got (intentionally) awkward on the latest episode of “Between Two Ferns.”

Local Columnists

Barras: Swimming with sharks

Barras: Swimming with sharks

Muriel Bowser’s campaign is surrounded by shady characters.

Sports

Denard Span, Adam LaRoche named NL Gold Glove Award finalists

Denard Span, Adam LaRoche named NL Gold Glove Award finalists

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Span has never won the award and has been nominated twice, while LaRoche claimed the trophy in 2012.

Real Estate

A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

The Lauber-Hoffman home is filled with art and furnishings from the far corners of the world — and wine.

Federal Government

Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

FEDERAL EYE | A report said the Army restricted Tamara Lusardi’s restroom usage and stopped giving her work.

National

Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

The investigation details a scheme in which athletes were placed in courses they didn’t have to attend.

Lifestyle

Facebook finds friends among the senior set

Facebook finds friends among the senior set

Age and technical difficulties aside, seniors apply the lessons of life to the etiquette of the Internet.

Arts

How we create and rely on nature’s soothing qualities

How we create and rely on nature’s soothing qualities

In video works, “Days of Endless Time” at the Hirshhorn examines our need for nature to revitalize us.

Business

Big tobacco company bans smoking in the office

Big tobacco company bans smoking in the office

ON LEADERSHIP | The maker of brands such as Camel, Kool and Pall Mall will begin imposing more restrictions on where employees can light up.

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