N.Y., N.J. tighten Ebola quarantine rules for workers

Medical workers returning from the Ebola-riddled countries in West Africa will be quarantined for 21 days if they had direct contact with an infected person.

Ebola as a weapon: Russia’s onetime military ambition

Before Ebola became an epidemic, the Russians were already researching the deadly disease’s potential as a weapon.

Students are reunited with their parents at a church. (AP)

Student at high school near Seattle shoots five people, killing one

The shooter, a male, opened fire in the cafeteria before taking his own life, and authorities were “confident” he was acting alone.

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.

Search of rabbi’s office at Towson U. finds tiny cameras, list of names

Search of rabbi’s office at Towson U. finds tiny cameras, list of names

The hidden cameras were seized in the probe of voyeurism charges against Barry Freundel.

Virginia’s busiest elections office reportedly embroiled in infighting

Virginia’s busiest elections office reportedly embroiled in infighting

“In a nutshell, it’s chaos,” the liaison between unionized employees and Fairfax County officials said.

Md. governor hopefuls say little about how to address area’s traffic woes

Md. governor hopefuls say little about how to address area’s traffic woes

Beyond debating the Purple Line, Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan offer few ideas to provide relief.

Later school start times in Fairfax Co. could set a trend in larger districts

Later school start times in Fairfax Co. could set a trend in larger districts

Teen health advocates hailed the decision as a victory in the push to help students get more sleep.

At what age should I stop treating my adult child like a kid at Christmas?

At what age should I stop treating my adult child like a kid at Christmas?

TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

8 things to do this weekend

8 things to do this weekend

Take the kids to Boo at the Zoo, tour a spooky cemetery or march with the undead at a zombie walk.

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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

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

Fantasy leagues, haiku and spoofs: Even the high court has its groupies

Fantasy leagues, haiku and spoofs: Even the high court has its groupies

Supreme Court fanatics say their goal is to make the institution more accessible — maybe even fun.

Madeleine Albright-Conan O’Brien Twitter feud: Diplomat 1, Comedian 0

Madeleine Albright-Conan O’Brien Twitter feud: Diplomat 1, Comedian 0

The comedian sent out a teeny bit sexist tweet and quickly learned: Don’t go to war with a diplomat.

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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.

Finalist - Birds------------A focus of Jan’s trip to Ecuador was the astonishing sword-billed hummingbird – the only bird with a bill longer than its body (excluding its tail). One particular bird had a regular circuit through the forest, mapped out by its favourite red angel trumpet flowers and bird-feeders near Jan’s lodge. To get to the bird-feeders, it had to cross the territory of a fiercely territorial collared inca. Rather than being scared off, once or twice a day ‘it used its bill to make a statement’. Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Jan van der Greef/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 )

(Jan van der Greef / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

Feng knows several words of English. The salon where he works is in the middle of a renovation. Awaiting its completion, he spends his time in a small room which he rents from his employer.

(Stéphanie Borcard and Nicolas Métraux)

‘Cutting’ through the cramped spaces of Chinese hairdressers

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

Colt McCoy has been watching and waiting. He’s about to get his chance.

Colt McCoy has been watching and waiting. He’s about to get his chance.

COLUMN | COLUMN | By starting Monday, the third-string Redskins QB can show what he’s learned from the wings.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

House of the Week | Dupont Victorian for $2.895M

The 1885 rowhouse, designed and built by Thomas Franklin Schneider, retains his historic character outside but has been modernized inside.

Federal Government

McCain to new VA Secretary: Hurry up and fire people already

FEDERAL EYE | “[W]e are dismayed to learn that senior leaders of the VA are still not being held accountable for their grievous misconduct,” wrote McCain and Flake.

National

Can we nudge people into conserving energy?

Can we nudge people into conserving energy?

An experiment in Vermont and Southern California finds people will use less electricity -- if they’re peer pressured into it.

Lifestyle

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet at the opening of a new gallery at London’s Science Museum. But did she write it?

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.

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