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Bill Gates is a passionate technology advocate (big surprise), but his predictions about the future of computing aren't uniformly positive.During a wide-ranging Reddit "Ask me Anything" session on Wednesday -- one that touched upon everything from Gate's...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Holley | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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For decades, Americans have been in love with the automobile — or so the saying goes. This single idea has been a central premise of transportation policy, pop culture and national history for the last half-century. It animates how we think about designing...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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“While most Americans are going to be getting prepared for the Seahawks and the Patriots to tee off in the Super Bowl, the dirty little secret is that the Super Bowl actually is one of the highest levels of human sex trafficking activity of any event...
From: Washington Post | By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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PRESIDENT OBAMA sounded a triumphant note about the federal government’s fiscal condition in his State of the Union address last week, boasting that the budget deficit has fallen by two-thirds since 2009, his first year in office. He then went on to...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The challengers in the latest Supreme Court battle over the Affordable Care Act point to former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson as evidence of their claim that Congress intended that tax credits go only to qualified recipients in states that had established...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Supreme Court could soon move to void many Obamacare subsidies -- something Republicans are banking on to effectively gut the law. But even if that happens, the American people say they would like the GOP Congress to restore the subsidies.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Everything’s been coming up roses for Rick Perry, but beneath every rose is a pile of manure.His attempt to snuff out a pesky indictment — what his lawyers call a politically motivated attack from prosecutors in a persistently Democratic county...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Too lazy to separate your trash? Too bad if you're living in Seattle. Seattle began enforcing this month a new law, which aims to curb the amount of food sent to landfills. As of January 1, residents of the city, including all commercial establishments, must...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Too lazy to separate your trash? Too bad if you're living in Seattle.Seattle began enforcing this month a new law, which aims to curb the amount of food sent to landfills. As of January 1, residents of the city, including all commercial establishments, must...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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At the corner of 15th and L streets downtown, The Washington Post is on its way out and Fannie Mae is on its way in.Fannie Mae officials announced Monday  that they had signed a lease to move its headquarters into a new building Carr Properties plans...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonathan O'Connell | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Our collective waistline has been expanding for decades. The adult obesity rate in the United States surged from 13 percent in 1960 to a whopping 35 percent in 2012 -- with the most pounds added during the ‘80s, according to the CDC. Meanwhile, the...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Monday, January 26, 2015
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We've heard horror stories of people who dial 911 from their cell phones, only to die on the line as dispatchers listen helplessly because they can't get an accurate fix on the caller's location. The big problem? When you're calling from indoors, thick...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) confronted anti-war Code Pink protesters at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday. The hearing, to include testimony from former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright and George Shultz, was on...
From: Washington Post | By: Tom LeGro | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) this week may be sending the clearest signals yet that he intends to run for president rather than seek reelection to a second term in 2016. On a week when the Senate was consumed with a bill to approve construction of the Keystone...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan demanded proof Thursday from the Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is still alive, as a deadline set by the militant group for the kingdom to release a convicted terrorist passed without word on the fate of both sides’...
From: Washington Post | By: Taylor Luck, William Booth | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The idea of having more than one black family on network television was once considered risky by industry executives. But this season is upending all those rules, with shows created by and starring minorities among the biggest hits on television now.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Cecilia Kang | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Leslie Knope, the plucky public servant at the center of the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," just finished battling a data-mining tech company. But even though the current season is set in the near future of 2017, the show reflects the online privacy...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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It took Danny Meyer, founder of the soon-to-be-public company Shake Shack, nearly 10 years after opening his first restaurant, in 1985, to open his second one. And after he launched the first permanent Shake Shack location in New York's Madison...
From: Washington Post | By: Jena McGregor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Washington Post opinion writer Charles Lane summed up the administration’s plan to roll back the tax advantage of 529 plans this way: “The idea of taxing 529s was, in hindsight, so politically naive that only an administration guided by a genuine...
From: Washington Post | By: Michelle Singletary | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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NASA’s independent safety panel accused the agency of a “lack of transparency” about its program to hire commercial space companies to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, saying the opacity could create increased safety risks.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Christian Davenport | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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This post comes via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site.Are there good and bad days to play the stock market? Unfortunately no one can predict this for the future, but we can analyze what happened in the past.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday announced the formal launch of an exploratory committee to consider a 2016 bid for the White House, adding another candidate to an already crowded field of potential GOP presidential candidates.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Jose A. DelReal | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A bipartisan coalition of eight senators want Americans to make Cuba their next vacation destination. Or at least have that option.Four Republicans and four Democrats will introduce the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 Thursday to end the restrictions...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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KABUL – Many Afghans would like to see a greater American role after this year than is currently planned, while a majority believe that last year’s runoff election that led to a U.S.-brokered power-sharing government was “mostly fraudulent,”...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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On Wednesday, India's Ministry of External Affairs released a video showing President Barack Obama's official visit to the country. The glitzy, eight-minute long video showcased a lot of the political achievements as well as the personal ones (Indian...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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“Last year, $300 billion [in energy products] left our country to countries that either are unstable and could hate us if there was regime change, or already do hate us; $300 billion without economic activity for us empowering countries that make our...
From: Washington Post | By: Glenn Kessler | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Mitt Romney's nascent 2016 presidential campaign has a bit of a problem: It's broadcasting what its 2016 campaign and candidate will look like, but political reporters and analysts are dubious.To recap: Romney's team has said that he will cast himself...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Bruno Mars meet Barack Obama. We now have an extended version of Obama's trash talking State of the Union moment set to "Uptown Funk."Don't believe me, just watch:And, just in case you're lame and don't know this song,  here's the real thing:Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Nia-Malika Henderson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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BUENOS AIRES — There were candles, roses and black banners that read, “We are all Nisman,” but the crowd that assembled for the prosecutor’s wake was too angry to be solemn.“Assassin! Assassin!” people chanted as government drivers tried...
From: Washington Post | By: Joshua Partlow | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses, with a special focus on policy and government. Here’s what’s affecting my small business, my clients and other...
From: Washington Post | By: Gene Marks | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Geof Glass, a Ph.D. student at Simon Frasier University, makes an interesting point in a blog post that's been circulating for the last two days among people online fascinated by the economics of parking: The purchases you make at a store surrounded...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Mortgage rates drifted slightly higher this week, reversing course for the first time this year.After three weeks of declines, rates edged up but remained near 20-month lows, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Geof Glass, a Ph.D. student at Simon Frasier University, makes an interesting point in a blog post that's been circulating for the last two days among people online fascinated by the economics of parking: The purchases you make at a store surrounded...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV ShowsOn "The Nightly Show" on Wednesday, Larry Wilmore discussed the Koch brothers-backed groups' plan to spend nearly $1 billion on the 2016 election. Wilmore first noticed that sum was war more than...
From: Washington Post | By: Jaime Fuller | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, disagrees with him on marijuana. That weed is not safer than alcohol might have been the most controversial thing she said during her confirmation hearing Wednesday. As Danny Vinik notes,...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Sign up for Read In today and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every morning! It's fast, easy and free!A1: Today's top stories.-- President Obama will announce a proposal to roll back the budget sequester when he addresses...
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Thanks to cellphones, President Obama is almost definitely the most photographed president in history. However, if you are going to take part in the shameless ritual of Instagramming him, there is a 75 percent chance (rough estimate) that a professional...
From: Washington Post | By: Jaime Fuller | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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"Thank God for Mississippi," the old saying goes. The idea here being that no matter how badly things are in your state -- when it comes to health, or income, or education -- there's a good chance that you're still doing better than Mississippi, which...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, disagrees with him on marijuana. That weed is not safer than alcohol might have been the most controversial thing she said during her confirmation hearing Wednesday. As Danny Vinik notes,...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Web site crashes can be devastating to a small company, and unfortunately, there’s a limit as to what a small business owner can do to prevent a crash from occurring. However, there are at least a few practical steps your firm can take to decrease...
From: Washington Post | By: Jeff Neuburger | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.Remember to join us at 11 a.m. Eastern on Friday for Switchback, our weekly livechat for all things tech.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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"Thank God for Mississippi," the old saying goes. The idea here being that no matter how badly things are in your state -- when it comes to health, or income, or education -- there's a good chance that you're still doing better than Mississippi, which...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The heads of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week challenged Big Brother with the latest in a series of letters to the Obama administration questioning controversial new methods for domestic surveillance.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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President Obama on Thursday will seek to rally Democrats behind a budget proposal he'll release next week that exceeds the spending caps mandated by Congress four years ago in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: David Nakamura | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Nine years ago, six in 10 Americans said it was irresponsible for newspapers to run cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad over Muslims' objections. Today, six in 10 say they are okay with the newspapers doing just that.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The three former heads of the Department of Homeland Security are warning Congress not to hold up funding for the sprawling department as lawmakers continue fighting over immigration reform.The three former secretaries of homeland security -- two Republicans...
From: Washington Post | By: Ed O'Keefe | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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JERUSALEM — Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia appeared Thursday to be seeking calm a day after exchanging lethal fire across a fractious border that raised concern of another war erupting between the arch-enemies. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: William Booth, Hugh Naylor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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BEIJING — Google has been steadily strangled, and Gmail finally blocked more effectively than ever. Instagram and Flickr recently went black, while Microsoft Outlook was hacked. In the past few days, virtual private network (VPN) services, the tools...
From: Washington Post | By: Simon Denyer | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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RICHMOND — With control of the state Senate at stake, two of the most competitive races are quickly filling up with candidates.Manassas Mayor Harry J. “Hal” Parrish II will announce Thursday that he is running for the state Senate seat that retiring...
From: Washington Post | By: Laura Vozzella, Jenna Portnoy | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Signaling a hunger to step back into the ring, Mitt Romney took aim at Hillary Rodham Clinton in a speech here Wednesday and predicted that a nation he sees as in decline could turn a corner “with the right kind of leadership.”Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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