Ferguson officer unlikely to face civil-rights case

EXCLUSIVE | Law enforcement officials say Justice Dept. investigators have all but concluded they don’t have a strong enough case against Darren Wilson.

    Judge rejects Maine’s request to quarantine nurse

    The judge said that Kaci Hickox should continue daily monitoring for Ebola and coordinate her travel plans with officials.

    Wreckage of SpaceShipTwo in California's Mojave Desert. (KABC-TV via AP)

    Virgin Galactic craft crashes, kills 1

    SpaceShipTwo, the company’s tourism spacecraft, crashed in the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other.

    Local News

    At least 13 hurt, including children,
    in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

    At least 13 hurt, including children, <br>in 4-vehicle Montgomery Co. crash

    Two of the young victims required helicopter evacuation from the accident site in Sandy Spring.

    Metrobus swarmed at Stadium Armory as at least 2 climb on top

    Metrobus swarmed at Stadium Armory as at least 2 climb on top

    A witness said the commotion started after a nearby high school was dismissed for the day.

    Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

    Cash flew around I-270 after door malfunctioned on armored truck

    Police say drivers who recovered money in Urbana have to turn it in or they’ll face theft charges.

    I’ve done onstage sex scenes.
    It’s more work than you think.

    I’ve done onstage sex scenes. <br>It’s more work than you think.

    An actress discusses the challenges of being sexy — and funny — without being pornographic.

    8 things to do this weekend

    8 things to do this weekend

    From Halloween bases to Wizards’ home opener to “Novemberfest,” this weekend is a good one.

    Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins
    to dominate Northern Va. real estate

    Reston, not Tysons Corner, begins <br> to dominate Northern Va. real estate

    The Silver Line won’t arrive at Reston Town Center for years, but companies are flocking there.

    It’s beyond time for the Redskins
    to figure out what they have in RGIII

    It’s beyond time for the Redskins <br>to figure out what they have in RGIII

    COLUMN | As the QB makes a long-awaited return, Coach Gruden needs him to use his legs more.

    She thinks his family forcing her
    to pay into a swear jar is absurd

    She thinks his family forcing her <br>to pay into a swear jar is absurd

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

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    DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

    DHS workers put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit cards

    IN THE LOOP | A media report highlighted a practice that allows employees to spend up to $3,000.

    With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

    With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

    Dollars are flooding into modest local markets that are not in traditional battleground states.

    The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago
    — but Germany is still divided

    The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago <br>— but Germany is still divided

    WORLDVIEWS | Satellite images and maps show just how much East and West still differ from each other.

     Picks of the Week 

    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.

    7 countries where Americans
    can study for (nearly) free

    7 countries where Americans <br>can study for (nearly) free

    WORLDVIEWS | While the United States bankrupts you, these nations invest big time in higher education.

    Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills

    Rehearsal for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills<br>

    OPINION | Getting the kids in the closet: A terrifying routine — and maybe wrong.

    MONROVIA, LIBERIA – October 19: Georgina (right), 12, and Princess Manjoe (left), 13, sit near her family home as they undergo 21 days of quarantine after their mother, Mary Nyanfort, 40, was suspected of dying of Ebola just two days before, on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Close quarters in the large slum community of New Kru Town makes it very difficult to contain the spread of Ebola, prompting contact tracing teams to record and monitor those who may have been in contact with those who became infected. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for The Washington Post)

    Princess and Georgina Manjoe. (Tanya Bindra for The Post)

    Princess and Georgina: The long odds of saving these 2 from Ebola

    In a Liberian slum, health workers know what needs to be done to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. But trying to keep everyone safe is difficult.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., Georgian estate for $5.2M

    Built in 1905, Wirelawn has hosted parties for presidents, senators and other Washington elite and been home to an ambassador.

    Federal Government

    Hatch Act do’s and don’ts for federal employees

    Hatch Act do’s and don’ts for federal employees

    FEDERAL EYE | Federal employees must follow Hatch Act restrictions on their political activities, but there are still many things they can do.

    National

    Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

    Ferguson grand jury cleared of misconduct

    The St. Louis County prosecutor also criticized leaks about officer Darren Wilson’s testimony before the jury.

    Lifestyle

    Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

    Jake Gyllenhaal hopes ‘Nightcrawler’ really messes you up

    A troubling combination of charm and darkness make his latest character relatable and disturbing.

    Arts

    Ten famously delayed rap albums

    Ten famously delayed rap albums

    A lot can happen between signing with a label and releasing a record.

    Business

    The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

    The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

    WONKBLOG | From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.

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