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  • N.Y., N.J. governors impose new Ebola quarantine rules

    24 October 2014, 10:18 pm by: Brady Dennis, Lena H. Sun, Mark Berman

    Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a three-mile run, grabbing coffee on the High Line, bowling in Brooklyn. Read full article >>
  • School shooting near Seattle; police say gunman and another person killed

    24 October 2014, 9:41 pm by: Mark Berman, Elahe Izadi

    A male student opened fire inside a high school cafeteria near Seattle on Friday, killing one student and injuring at least four others before taking his own life, officials said. Late Friday, the gunman was identified as Jaylen Fryberg by a government…
  • Sen. Al Franken is trying hard to be boring — and succeeding

    24 October 2014, 8:34 pm by: Paul Kane

    NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a mad-cap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero, Paul…
  • Authorities confirm body is U-Va. student Hannah Graham

    24 October 2014, 8:27 pm by: T. Rees Shapiro

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The body found on an abandoned property outside of this college town has been confirmed as the remains of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, a grim result that came nearly six weeks after the 18-year-old from Fairfax…
  • Editorial: A step backward for the housing industry

    24 October 2014, 7:59 pm by: Editorial Board

    THE CLEAREST lesson of history, it has been said, is that people never learn the lessons of history. As if to prove that aphorism, federal regulators are relaxing rules governing the mortgage-backed securities business — less than a decade after an epic…
  • Wonkblog: You’ve heard of HealthCare.gov. Now meet HealthCare.com

    24 October 2014, 7:18 pm by: Jason Millman

    In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. If some of those people wind up by mistake at HealthCare.com instead, well, Jeff Smedsrud is fine…
  • New York, New Jersey to quarantine medical workers returning from West Africa

    24 October 2014, 5:28 pm by: Mark Berman

    Medical personnel returning to New York and New Jersey from the Ebola-riddled countries in West Africa will be automatically quarantined if they had direct contact with an infected person, officials announced Friday. Read full article >>
  • Police find micro cameras, lists of names in search of rabbi’s Towson University office

    24 October 2014, 5:10 pm by: Peter Hermann

    Police searching the Towson University office of a prominent Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly recording women in a ritual bath found a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including a computer charger, a clock…
  • New quarantine rules considered for aid workers returning to U.S. from Ebola-stricken region

    24 October 2014, 2:43 pm by: Mark Berman

    The federal government is considering altering the protocols for doctors and health-care workers who return to the United States from West Africa, authorities said Friday. “It’s one of the questions the federal government is thinking through,” New York…
  • NIH authorities give details on Nina Pham, nurse who was treated for Ebola and is now ‘virus…

    24 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Dan Morse

    Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, walked out of the National Institutes of Health Friday morning after doctors there declared her free of the Ebola virus. Pham, 26, had cared for an infected Ebola patient in Dallas. She was…
  • Investigators on scene of plane, helicopter crash in Frederick

    24 October 2014, 12:32 pm by: Julie Zauzmer, John Woodrow Cox, Clarence Williams

    Federal investigators were in Frederick County on Friday morning to investigate a crash involving a helicopter and a plane that killed three people Thursday afternoon. National Transportation Safety Board officials are expected to spend the day at the crash…
  • Doctors, aid workers fight Ebola in West Africa, then fear of disease in U.S.

    24 October 2014, 12:27 pm by: DeNeen L. Brown

    Rajiv Shah returned from the Ebola hot zone last week. The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development had spent several days traveling in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where USAID announced $142 million in humanitarian projects and grants to…
  • Russia’s Putin blames U.S. for destabilizing world order

    24 October 2014, 12:07 pm by: Karoun Demirjian

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering the international order by trying to “remake the whole world” for its own, exclusive interests, and he predicted that Ukraine would not be the last conflict to…
  • WorldViews: Boko Haram was supposed to be releasing the Nigerian girls, but instead may have…

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Adam Taylor

    While it captured the attention of the world six months ago, #BringBackOurGirls — the online campaign to free 200 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by the extremist Boko Haram group — has faded from view almost as fast as it appeared. Here's just one…
  • Milbank: A quirky independent shakes up the Senate race in S.D.

    24 October 2014, 10:43 am by: Dana Milbank

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Many issues are at play in these 2014 midterm elections. The 1970s Abscam scandal has not been one of them. Until now. Former Republican senator Larry Pressler, mounting an independent candidacy to recapture the seat he lost 18 years ago,…
  • Reliable Source: What we wished Madeleine Albright had said to Conan O’Brien: ‘Homey don’t…

    24 October 2014, 10:28 am by: Helena Andrews

    Well that escalated quickly. The next time you decide to tweet a seasonal (and teeny bit sexist) punchline at a former secretary of state, just… don’t. Especially if the woman in question is one Madeleine Albright, who recently put Conan O’Brien (nay,…
  • The Queen sends her first tweet

    24 October 2014, 9:44 am by: Frances Stead Sellers

    It looked as if there was a little sleight of hand today at 11:35 a.m. GMT when the Queen opened a new gallery at London’s Science Museum and launched herself into the Information Age by sending her first tweet. Read full article >>
  • Ebola crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs

    24 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Joby Warrick

    She was an ordinary lab technician with an uncommonly dangerous assignment: drawing blood from Ebola-infected animals in a secret military laboratory. When she cut herself at work one day, she decided to keep quiet, fearing she’d be in trouble. Then the…
  • Has Wendy Davis helped or hurt the Democrats in Texas?

    24 October 2014, 7:43 am by: Karen Tumulty

    DALLAS — At St. Paul United Methodist Church, one of this city’s oldest African American churches, fiery young pastor Richie Butler delivered a message last Sunday that hit home with the white woman sitting at the center of the second pew. Read full…
  • PostEverything: My son tried to enter the White House. The mentally ill need help before they get…

    24 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Dottie Pacharis

    My adult son suffered from severe bipolar disorder. During his first manic episode in January 1994, while he lived in northern Virginia, he became psychotic, paranoid, and lost touch with reality. He developed an unhealthy fixation for the president and made…
  • New York doctor who worked in Guinea tests positive for Ebola

    24 October 2014, 5:55 am by: Brady Dennis, Abby Phillip, Elahe Izadi

    President Obama pledged federal support to New York on Thursday night after a doctor there tested positive for Ebola days after returning to the United States from the epicenter of the epidemic in West Africa. Read full article >>
  • Frank Mankiewicz, political and media insider, dies at 90

    23 October 2014, 11:48 pm by: Adam Bernstein

    Frank Mankiewicz, who came from a family of Hollywood luminaries but forged his own path in Washington politics and media, serving as a top aide to presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and George S. McGovern, as an ambitious president of National Public…
  • New York physician who worked in Guinea tests positive for Ebola

    23 October 2014, 11:11 pm by: Brady Dennis, Abby Phillip, Elahe Izadi

    A New York physician who recently returned from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa tested positive Thursday for the deadly virus after falling ill, days after his arriving back in the United States. Read full article >>
  • New York City physician has Ebola. Mayor: ‘No reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.’

    23 October 2014, 11:07 pm by: Abby Phillip, Elahe Izadi, Lena H. Sun

    A New York City physician who recently returned from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has tested positive for the deadly virus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a news conference Thursday night. Read full article >>
  • Three people are killed, two injured when two aircraft collide in Frederick County

    23 October 2014, 10:55 pm by: Julie Zauzmer, John Woodrow Cox, Clarence Williams

    Three people were killed Thursday when a helicopter conducting a training exercise and a private plane collided in midair near Frederick Municipal Airport. Two men from Montgomery County suffered minor injuries in the 3:40 p.m. crash and were released from…

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