White House security reviewed after breach

The Secret Service is investigating how an unarmed man from Texas was able to jump a fence and sprint across the North Lawn, getting just inside the mansion.

    49 Turkish hostages back from Islamic State custody

    Officials said the hostages — including two children — were freed without violence or deals, but diplomatic experts cast doubts on the explanation.

    The open-air deck is one place to pitch a tent. (Andrea Sachs/Post)

    A tent under the stars, over the water

    Ferry campers cruise on the cheap and see a stretch of the great outdoors that’s less traveled: the Alaska Marine Highway.

    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.

    Kirk Cousins gets his chance

    Kirk Cousins gets his chance

    INSIDER | With Robert Griffin III out, the backup quarterback inherits one of the most scrutinized jobs in D.C.

    Hillary Clinton to headline fundraiser for Maryland gubernatorial hopeful

    Hillary Clinton to headline fundraiser for Maryland gubernatorial hopeful

    The likely 2016 presidential candidate is set to appear at an event for Anthony Brown this month.

    TRAplantation. Undated handout photo. Carter's Grove Plantation, Williamsburg, Va. Credit: VTC

    Carter's Grove was sold on Friday. (VTC)

    Historic colonial plantation sold
    after private owner’s bankruptcy

    Colonial Williamsburg had taken over Carter’s Grove after its owner could not make necessary repairs.

    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.

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    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.

    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.

    Sierra Leone’s streets are deserted during 3-day lockdown to fight Ebola

    Sierra Leone’s streets are deserted during 3-day lockdown to fight Ebola

    The government’s emergency order is underway, and the capital city of Freetown is a ghost town.

    Why dentists are speaking out about the plastic beads in your toothpaste

    Why dentists are speaking out about the plastic beads in your toothpaste

    The beads are in popular brands approved by regulators, but they may cause more harm than they solve.

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    ‘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.

    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.

    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.

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