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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, is on hand as D.C. public officials speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Backdoor gun control: D.C. sets impossible hurdles for carry permits

- The Washington Times

The District’s newly minted concealed carry laws require gun owners seeking permits to complete 18 hours of firearms training. One problem: As of Wednesday, the day before a court-ordered deadline for the permitting process to begin, no instructors had been approved to teach the compulsory course.

FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, listens during an event sponsored by The Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate, at the Watergate office building in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

- Associated Press

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.

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Outbreak: A 1989 Veterinary Medicine Division team at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) found Ebola could be spread airborne in primates. (Associated Press)

Airborne Ebola spread can't be ruled out, docs from infamous 'Hot Zone' episode say

- The Washington Times

Both President Obama and his top infectious disease experts tried to calm Americans' fears about Ebola this week by saying the current outbreak cannot be transmitted through the air. But less than 30 miles from where top government officials made their declarations in Washington, scientists a quarter century ago did in fact prove that an Ebola strain contained to monkeys could spread airborne.

This 2010 photo provided by tcu360.com, the yearbook of Texas Christian University, shows Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. Records show that Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields and sometimes full-body suits when caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of tcu360.com)

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola arrives in Maryland

- Associated Press

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital has arrived in Maryland for treatment at a specialized isolation unit.

Visitors line up to enter the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, as the justices begin the second week of the new term. The landscape has changed very quickly for gay marriage in the U.S. Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from several states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. The Oct. 6 move effectively legalized gay marriage in about 30 states and triggered a flurry of rulings and confusion in lower courts across the nation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court upholds 18-year sentence for $600 drug deal

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition Tuesday from three D.C. drug defendants serving lengthy prison sentences for dealing minor amounts of cocaine, but three justices disagreed — arguing the court missed a key opportunity to rule on an important Sixth Amendment issue.

Maryland gubernatorial candidates Republican Larry Hogan, left, and Democrat Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown have a laugh before the Maryland gubernatorial debate at News Channel 8 in Arlington, Va., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Brown and Larry Hogan spent much of their second debate trading accusations and focusing on weaknesses. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Melina Mara, Pool)

Maryland gubernatorial candidates hold 2nd debate

- Associated Press

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan pressed their attacks on each other's competence and credibility Monday in the second televised debate of the governor's race in Maryland.

Stop muddying the Ebola issue

- The Washington Times

Ebola has not yet been contained, people are dying at a breathtaking clip and nobody has come forward to announce the comforting words, "We are prepared to combat Ebola with a vaccine called ..." The Ebola issue also is being muddied by politics, racial hatred and ethnic bias, and ordinarily respected partisan mouthpieces.

Unarmed police are sitting ducks

- The Washington Times

David Grosso, a freshman at-large council member, wants members of the Metropolitan Police Department to serve but not protect. He wants to take their guns away, and he wants us to participate in a love-in of the '60s and '70s variety. Mr. Grosso must be having flashbacks from innocently being in the vicinity of second-hand reefer smoke.

Washington, D.C. MPD Chief Cathy Lanier announces that the police department is testing 5 different kinds of body-worn cameras as part of a pilot program, during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. citizens decry police tactics at hearing

- The Washington Times

Dozens of residents and activists gathered this week at Howard University and testified before the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to shed light on police practices they say have terrorized the city’s black residents.