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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his third trip to Maryland to support fellow Republican Larry Hogan (left), who is hoping to become only the second GOP governor to lead Maryland since 1969. Mr. Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will make his fourth trip to Maryland on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Brown, Hogan neck and neck heading into Maryland election

- The Washington Times

Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan called in the big guns for the final week of a tight race for governor in Maryland, with national organizations and top political figures joining an election battle that will decide whether the Democratic Party keeps its lock on power in the state.

Quinn Bradlee, son of Ben Bradlee, is embraced by Carl Bernstein as Bob Woodward, stands upper left, before a funeral service for Ben Bradlee, former managing editor and executive editor of The Washington Post, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. Bradlee, who led the Post during some of its biggest years and proudest moments, died last week at age 93. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Editor Ben Bradlee remembered at D.C. service

- Associated Press

Ben Bradlee, who led The Washington Post during some of its proudest moments, is being remembered in a service at Washington National Cathedral.

Yelp backed by Facebook, Google, Twitter in anonymous reviews case

- The Washington Times

Internet heavyweights including Facebook, Google and Twitter are taking the side of popular review website Yelp in a Virginia Supreme Court case to be heard Tuesday that will consider whether commenters who anonymously criticized a prominent local carpet-cleaning business must be identified.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.