3 states to keep medical staff in Ebola quarantine

Illinois joins New York and New Jersey with new rules for medical workers returning from West Africa as the number of worldwide cases topped 10,000.

2 students shot near Seattle identified as gunman’s kin

Three of four victims hospitalized are said have head wounds after Friday’s shooting in a high school cafeteria.

Kyle Balduf will run for his twin, Kevin, who died in Afghanistan. (Post)

Why marathoners go the distance

They train for months, and they’ll line up with 30,000 others for the Marine Corps Marathon. Each runner has to find motivation to push beyond exhaustion to the finish line 26.2 miles later.

Local News

Body found in Va. is confirmed
as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

Body found in Va. is confirmed <br>as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

The news ends part of the mystery surrounding the sophomore, who went missing Sept. 13.

Ex-legal client pleads guilty to trying to blackmail Va. Senate leader

Ex-legal client pleads guilty to trying to blackmail Va. Senate leader

He targeted Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. with “embarrassing e-mails.”

Brown has huge cash advantage over Hogan in Maryland gubernatorial race

Brown has huge cash advantage over Hogan in Maryland gubernatorial race

The Republican is participating in the state’s public financing system and cannot raise money directly.

Anne Arundel police arrest suspect in August killing of gas station clerk

Anne Arundel police arrest suspect in August killing of gas station clerk

A 26-year-old Glen Burnie man was charged with murder in the shooting at a Hanover gas station.

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 27: Runners head under the Memorial Drive bridge near Arlington Cemetary to start the 38th Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 27, 2013. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Runners start the Marine Corps Marathon in 2013. (Post)

How to survive the marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon requires careful planning whether you’re running, watching or fleeing the crowds.

Q Street rowhouse built in 1885 is historic on the outside, modern inside

Q Street rowhouse built in 1885 is historic on the outside, modern inside

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Many of the home’s period details were preserved when it was modernized.

As Capital Bikeshare’s market grows,
its workers consider unionizing

As Capital Bikeshare’s market grows, <br>its workers consider unionizing

The Transport Workers Union sees an opportunity for greater collective action as bike shares catch on.

More Top Stories

Marine is first to die in Iraq during
U.S. mission to fight Islamic State

Marine is first to die in Iraq during <br>U.S. mission to fight Islamic State

Lance Cpl. Sean Neal, 19, of California died in a non-combat incident, the Pentagon said.

A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

A teacher spent 2 days as a student. What she learned surprised her.

ANSWER SHEET | Her takeaways include that sitting all day is tiring and that many lessons are passive.

A comedian walks into the Senate
— and there’s no punch line

A comedian walks into the Senate <br>— and there’s no punch line

Afraid of missteps, politicians are following Al Franken and turning boredom into a campaign virtue.

In search of the origins of ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’

In search of the origins of ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’

BOOK REVIEW | As the Halloween classic turns 48, we learn the inside scoop on the “Peanuts” gang.

 Picks of the Week 

Killing them with kindness: Welcoming Islamic fighters home

Killing them with kindness: Welcoming Islamic fighters home

As other Western countries bar or jail returning jihadists, Denmark is taking a novel approach.

Why quirky Portland is winning the battle for America’s college grads

Why quirky Portland is winning the battle for America’s college grads

WONKBLOG | For decades, the Oregon city has pursued values that many now consider ideal.

A bad boss can actually make you sick

A bad boss can actually make you sick

Heart attacks. Stress. Increased depression and substance abuse. Run away, experts advise.

A Secret Service officer is seen with an attack dog outside the White House September 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. US Secret Service raised security after an intruder was able to jump the fence and run into the White House. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

(Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

The White House’s potent,
persistent four-legged weapons

Though bruised in the process, the Secret Service beasts still got the latest fence jumper — and
became canine heroes.

Local Columnists

When female teachers have sex with
male students, it’s no teenage fantasy

When female teachers have sex with <br>male students, it’s no teenage fantasy

COLUMN | A D.C. substitute charged with abusing a teen may have damaged more than her reputation.

Sports

Griffin trying to listen and learn

Griffin trying to listen and learn

REDSKINS BLOG | He’s doing his best to listen and learn all he can while making a gradual return to the field.

Real Estate

Q Street rowhouse built in 1885 is historic on the outside, modern inside

Q Street rowhouse built in 1885 is historic on the outside, modern inside

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Many of the home’s period details were preserved when it was modernized.

Federal Government

Federal workers losing faith in leaders

Federal workers losing faith in leaders

FEDERAL EYE | A government survey found that morale plummeted a year after the shutdown and furloughs.

National

The owners of HealthCare.com won’t mind if you think it is HealthCare.gov

The owners of HealthCare.com won’t mind if you think it is HealthCare.gov

WONKBLOG | On Nov. 15, Americans will shop for insurance. This Web site hopes to capi­tal­ize on confusion.

Lifestyle

In fan fiction, you can make Harry Styles the man of your dreams

In fan fiction, you can make Harry Styles the man of your dreams

Fan fiction borrows stories from boy bands and Jane Austen — and traditional publishers embrace it.

Arts

Saluting Brazil’s rich musical heritage

Saluting Brazil’s rich musical heritage

Brazilian Film Week features documentaries about a singer, a composer and bossa nova.

Diversions