Man with gun, criminal record was on elevator with Obama

The security contractor got close to the president two weeks ago, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.

    Secret Service agent who tackled intruder was off duty

    The agent, part of the Obama daughters’ security detail, is said to have been coincidentally in the mansion.

    Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, speaks about the Ebola case. (AP)

    First U.S. case of Ebola confirmed

    The patient arrived from Liberia on Sept. 20 and showed symptoms four days later. The CDC said the infection will be contained, but others who came into contact could develop Ebola.

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      Two deaths in separate incidents in Potomac may be linked, police say

      Two deaths in separate incidents in Potomac may be linked, police say

      One person died after a car hit a tree. Another was found dead at a house where a small fire was put out.

      Before Graham, another student vanished in the night in Charlottesville

      Before Graham, another student vanished in the night in Charlottesville

      Morgan Harrington’s case is back in the spotlight after police said they have evidence linking both cases.

      Joshua Bell on his Union Station crowd: ‘This is more like it’

      Joshua Bell on his Union Station crowd: ‘This is more like it’

      Seven years after his incognito gig, as more than 1,000 commuters rushed by, the violinist delights.

      Hillary Clinton skips Anthony Brown fundraiser in Md., sends Bill instead

      Hillary Clinton skips Anthony Brown fundraiser in Md., sends Bill instead

      Clinton is clearing her calendar to spend more time with her newborn granddaughter Charlotte.

      Counting down critic Tom Sietsema’s top 10 restaurants: No. 8 is . . .

      Counting down critic Tom Sietsema’s top 10 restaurants: No. 8 is <span>. . .</span>

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      Partisan, with its wide charcuterie options and four menus, grabs the slot with 2.5 stars.

      10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

      10 billionaires from D.C. region land on Forbes list of nation’s wealthiest

      It took riches of about $1.4 billion to make the list, and candy firm owner Jacqueline Mars leads the pack.

      Hey, D.C. pedestrians: That red-hand sign means ‘DON’T WALK.’ So don’t.

      Hey, D.C. pedestrians: That red-hand sign means ‘DON’T WALK.’ So don’t.

      COLUMN | City streets would be less gridlocked if walkers stopped ignoring traffic signs.

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      U.S. to greatly expand resettlement
      for Syrian refugees of civil war

      U.S. to greatly expand resettlement <br> for Syrian refugees of civil war

      The State Department is reviewing more than 4,000 applications for 2015, up from just dozens.

      What we know about the suspect
      in the Oklahoma beheading case

      What we know about the suspect <br> in the Oklahoma beheading case

      Alton Nolen was charged with first-degree murder in the decapitation of a former co-worker.

      Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

      Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

      Research shows that earnings are higher for college grads. But some majors pay a lot more than others.

      Local Columnists

      Four men try to break their
      51-year-old swim record in Virginia

      Four men try to break their <br>51-year-old swim record in Virginia

      COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

      Sports

      Redskins might find neither Griffin nor Cousins is answer

      Redskins might find neither Griffin nor Cousins is answer

      COLUMN | The uncertainty surrounding both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

      Federal Government

      Fine Print: Islamic State’s message machine

      Fine Print: Islamic State’s message machine

      FINE PRINT | Group with medieval, barbaric tactics has a sophisticated media strategy.

      National

      Researchers: Link between repeated antibiotic use in early childhood and obesity

      Researchers: Link between repeated antibiotic use in early childhood and obesity

      Those exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics early in life, at zero to five months of age, had an 11 percent greater risk of becoming obese.

      Lifestyle

      Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

      Joshua Bell’s Metro encore draws a crowd

      The violinist charmed a Union Station mob, seven years after his undercover L’Enfant Plaza stunt.

      Arts

      In Washington, a giant face emerges on nation’s front lawn

      In Washington, a giant face emerges on nation’s front lawn

      Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s monumental work pushes the boundaries of art and portraiture.

      Business

      The definitive guide to how people around the world snack

      The definitive guide to how people around the world snack

      WONKBLOG | Americans snack on potato chips, Europeans munch on candy, and Latin Americans love cookies. Everything you’ll ever need to know about snacking worldwide.

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