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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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D.C. Council proactively probes police-community relations

- The Washington Times

Lawmakers and residents of cities across the country are increasingly calling for deeper scrutiny of the tactics employed by their police departments, including officials in the District who are trying to take a proactive approach to policing their own police.

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf leads a group of children in song Friday during a celebration of the first night of Hanukkah at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., in 2010. The rabbi has now come out as gay. (Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times)

Rabbi at conservative D.C. synagogue comes out as gay

- The Washington Times

Senior Rabbi Gil Steinlauf informed members of Adas Israel Congregation that after years and with the help of his wife, Batya, he came to understand "that I could walk my path with the greatest strength, with the greatest peace in my heart, with the greatest healing and wholeness, when I finally acknowledged that I am a gay man."

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, agreed on foreign policy and other issues but showed stark differences elsewhere. (Associated Press)

Virginia's Warner, Gillespie trade partisanship accusations in Senate debate

The Washington Times

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner repeatedly called Republican opponent Ed Gillespie a partisan political warrior incapable of seeing issues outside of the lens of party politics, as the two candidates squared off in a prime-time debate Tuesday evening in the battle for U.S. Senate in Virginia.

INSIDE JOB: The World Bank, which usually has to defend itself from demonstrators outside during its annual meetings, got an unexpected revolt Tuesday when staff members gathered in the lobby to protest hefty bonuses for top managers and aggressive cost-cutting elsewhere.

World Bank workers turn on bosses, protest pay cuts and executive bonuses

- The Washington Times

The World Bank has been the go-to financier for developing nations for decades. But now its own employees are staging a rich-nation protest reminiscent of Occupy Wall Street, voicing outrage that top managers got hefty bonuses while pushing an aggressive cost-cutting agenda expected to include salary reductions and layoffs for lower-level staff.