Fast approval
of military action
is questioned

DEBRIEF | Some lawmakers say Congress’s short debate sent a bad signal for a body in low public esteem.

Secret Service: Breach at White House ‘not acceptable’

An unarmed man jumped the fence and reached the mansion minutes after the president had left for Camp David. The intruder was arrested just inside the doors.

A Uighur woman walks with her baby. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s war on terrorism — and Islam

A campaign against separatism blurs into an attack on Islam in Xinjiang, stoking resentment and, at times, deadly protests.

Local News

Police seek information about man seen with missing U-Va. student

Police seek information about man seen with missing U-Va. student

Hannah Graham was last heard from Sept. 14, and the public’s help is sought to locate the 18-year-old.

‘Daily Show’ springs showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans

‘Daily Show’ springs showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans

Fans of the team say they were misled after being confronted by activists on a yet-to-air show.

LaRoche propels Nats over Marlins

LaRoche propels Nats over Marlins

Fresh off two days of rest, he delivers his team-leading 25th home run in the win over Miami.

Councilman says Relisha Rudd report was slanted to protect D.C. from suits

Councilman says Relisha Rudd report was slanted to protect D.C. from suits

Jim Graham says the city should not have absolved itself of blame in the 8-year-old’s disappearance.

Weekend temperatures tick higher, but it’s still nice and getting nicer

Weekend temperatures tick higher, but it’s still nice and getting nicer

WEATHER GANG | A bit warmer before Monday begins another stretch of superb weather.

She’s turning her D.C. childhood home into LGBT-friendly housing for seniors

She’s turning her D.C. childhood home into  LGBT-friendly housing for seniors

Imani Woody saw a need for a place that older people in the district’s LGBT community have lacked.

Opening up their homes, happily

Opening up their homes, happily

D.C. residents make money and meet people by offering their homes on Airbnb and other services.

More Top Stories

Ahead of midterms, one thing’s MIA from Democrats’ speeches: Obama

Ahead of midterms, one thing’s MIA from Democrats’ speeches: Obama

IN THE LOOP | People in the president’s party seem to be distancing themselves on the Hill.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with Democratic Party leaders

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with Democratic Party leaders

One day after a scathing story, it was air-kisses all around between the DNC chair and party luminaries.

As the NFL fumbles, Hollywood
turns abuse into an easy plot device

As the NFL fumbles, Hollywood <br>turns abuse into an easy plot device

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Movies about violence against women let filmmakers indulge toxic fantasies.

Pope indicates a shift by appointing
a moderate as Chicago archbishop

Pope indicates a shift by appointing <br>a moderate as Chicago archbishop

Blase Cupich has called for civility in the culture wars and will succeed a conservative, who is battling cancer.

Picks of the Week 

‘This Town’ or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

‘This Town’  or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

Lately, both political parties are competing anew, this time on the number of steps they walk each day.

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
He knows he needs more in politics.

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.<br> He knows he needs more in politics.

The pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a congressional race.

Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

Basic goals such as getting married, having a secure job and owning a home still are cherished.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY Spirit planes sit on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Internatational Airport May 21, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Low-cost airlines now account for about 20 percent to 25 percent of the market and in the U.S., that figure is predicted to rise to more than 40 percent within a few years.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Last in service, first in profit:
Spirit a model (of sorts) for airlines

The seat is yours. But water? That’s a fee. A carry-on bag? That’s another charge. Spirit’s fares are lowest, but the fees are plentiful.

Politics

The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

THE FIX | Both parties are playing plenty of defense -- even in pretty friendly states.

Local Columnists

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

Sports

Fister, LaRoche propel Nats

Fister, LaRoche propel Nats

Doug Fister pitches into the seventh inning, and Adam LaRoche delivers his team-leading 25th home run.

Real Estate

The importance of a well-designed street

The importance of a well-designed street

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

Federal Government

Is the federal hiring system broken?

Is the federal hiring system broken?

FEDERAL EYE | The Post wants your opinion on why government recruiting is so hard, and what managers are doing about it.

National

After massive horror, questions loom

After massive horror, questions loom

Police have few clues as to why a man opened fire on his daughter and her six children in a small Fla. town.

Lifestyle

Will success spoil Ariana Grande?

Will success spoil Ariana Grande?

As with many celebrities on the cusp of major fame, the pop princess has legions of new fans — and critics.

Arts

The comic side of race

The comic side of race

COMIC RIFFS | A new academic work helps fill the void of published scholarship on the history of black comics and their creators.

Business

Sidelined by disability and saddled with student loans

Sidelined by disability and saddled with student loans

When it was clear a new graduate could not work, the federal government forgave his debt. The private lender wasn’t required to do so.

Diversions