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.

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.

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.

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.

Giants jolt Royals’ bullpen for 8 runs, knot World Series at 2 games each

Giants jolt Royals’ bullpen for 8 runs, knot World Series at 2 games each

San Francisco notched 10 hits against a K.C. relief corps that had been near perfect in the postseason.

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.

 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

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.

Sports

Wisconsin wallops Maryland

Wisconsin wallops Maryland

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

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.

Diversions