U.S. personnel go overseas to ‘take the fight’ to Ebola

Thousands of American troops and civilians are headed to Liberia. But with the number of cases topping 10,000, the question now is whether this stronger response is too little, too late.

No Ebola quarantine for those returning to D.C. area

Officials in and around the nation’s capital chose not to follow three states that have required a 21-day quarantine for health workers coming from West Africa.

GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney at a meeting in Columbia. (Linda Davidson/Post)

In conservative S.C., few yard signs, debates or forums. This is an election?

All seven House members and both senators are floating toward Nov. 4 free and easy, running unopposed or facing absurdly underfunded, almost completely unknown challengers.

Local News

Secrecy of prior complaints against
rabbi raises calls for transparency

Secrecy of prior complaints against <br>rabbi raises calls for transparency

The Rabbinical Council of America investigated a Georgetown rabbi twice but didn’t tell his synagogue.

Republican with extremist ties
stirs up Anne Arundel council race

Republican with extremist ties <br>stirs up Anne Arundel council race

A few weeks ago, he belonged to group that supports secession and a return to “Anglo-Celtic” roots.

Dozens of developers in default
on D.C. affordable-housing loans

Dozens of developers in default <br>on D.C. affordable-housing loans

The city has allowed many debts — including some owed by politically connected groups — to languish.

To win in a Democratic district, a GOP candidate must be an exception. He is.

To win in a Democratic district, a GOP candidate must be an exception. He is.

This Va. congressional candidate is a black Republican Jew who backs welfare and free school lunches.

Second-degree murder charge in
D.C. hit-and-run that killed cyclist

Police allege a 20-year-old motorist ran over the cyclist last month near U Street NW and left the scene.

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 9: A crack and missing piece is seen in this detail of the North Te Deum window near the apse of the Washington National Cathedral Washington, D.C., on Thursday, October 9, 2014. The windows are being removed and will be repaired and cleaned. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

This window shows cracks and a missing piece. (Nikki Kahn/Post)

A restoration of the saints

After 82 years, Washington National Cathedral’s majestic stained glass is removed for a cleaning.

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.

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Newly hired teacher hailed as hero for trying to stop deadly school shooting

Newly hired teacher hailed as hero for trying to stop deadly school shooting

She intercepted the gunman as he paused, possibly to reload, said a student at the Wash. state school.

Clarence Thomas strikes conciliatory tone in return to Yale Law School

Clarence Thomas strikes conciliatory tone in return to Yale Law School

He joined fellow Supreme Court justices and alumni Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor Saturday.

After 13 years in U.S., undocumented immigrant’s dream is deferred

After 13 years in U.S., undocumented immigrant’s dream is deferred

Javier Flores hoped for a reprieve from Obama, but he was deported, leaving his wife and kids in Ohio.

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.

World Series Game 4

Royals 4, Giants 11

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 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.

Politics

What Colorado’s elections could say about 2016

What Colorado’s elections could say about 2016

THE TAKE | If Republicans can’t win the statewide races this year when national conditions favor the GOP, they could have an even more difficult time in 2016.

Local Columnists

Both parties’ attack ads twist reality on social issues

COLUMN | Both Democrats and GOP distort the truth on abortion, other women’s issues in political ads.

Sports

Badgers manhandle Terps

Badgers manhandle Terps

A 52-7 loss reiterates the question of whether Maryland is ready to compete with the Big Ten’s best.

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

Big band, small club, all the hits

Big band, small club, all the hits

The Foo Fighters bypass a stadium for a small club and give a few hundred fans a show to remember.

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.

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