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Summer tends to be a slower time for news in general, and gadget news in particular. Companies have laid out their plans for next year, but it's still a little too far away to be talking devices. No one wants to talk about back-to-school yet, let alone...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The innovators who brought you the iMac, iPhone and iPad don’t usually look backward. But with one of their signature services, iTunes, weakening against competition from streaming music providers, Apple this past week finally responded — not with...
From: Washington Post | By: Marc Fisher | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Americans have grown accustomed to reading about the various social and scientific phenomena that give white Americans -- on average -- longer life spans, better health and better access to quality health care than any other group.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Janell Ross | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Daily Briefing's Dan Diamond noted something about the new jobs numbers.The health care industry has gained more jobs in the past 3 months than the entire U.S. economy gained from 2001-2004.That's true. In the past three months, the health-care industry...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The leader of a controversial pro-Israel group that was blocked in its effort to place ads featuring a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad in Metro stations has filed suit against the transit agency, saying that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Aratani | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Hours after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country, the backlash began. Comedian Jim Carrey unleashed a screed on Twitter denouncing the governor as a “corporate fascist,” and anti-vaccination...
From: Washington Post | By: Carolyn Johnson | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Find some of the best events of the next 7 days in this week’s Top Stops.ThursdayFaces of D.C. and Places of D.C. This cocktail party celebrates the winners of the Faces of D.C. and Places of D.C. spring photography competition. Head to the W Hotel...
From: Washington Post | By: Rudi Greenberg | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sen. Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration.Cruz (R-Tex.), in an interview with "Meet the Press" praised Trump for talking about immigration. Trump has made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, leading Macy's and Univision...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Bob Wood on Thursday became the fourth Republican to seek a spot on Alexandria’s all-Democratic City Council, announcing his candidacy and promising to address the city’s mounting debt and increased infrastructure needs. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Patricia Sullivan | Friday, July 3, 2015
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When Barack Obama entered the White House, many Ethio­pian immigrants in the Washington area cheered. When he gave a speech in Ghana in 2009, vowing to promote democracy and human rights across Africa, they were thrilled. But now that Obama will soon...
From: Washington Post | By: Pamela Constable | Friday, July 3, 2015
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BRADFORD, England — When three young men left behind the gentle West Yorkshire hills to blow themselves up on London trains and buses 10 years ago next week, the astonishment felt by people in this multiethnic area of northern England soon gave way...
From: Washington Post | By: Griff Witte, Souad Mekhennet | Friday, July 3, 2015
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THE DISTRICTBody found in Anacostia RiverPolice said the body of an unidentified man was found Friday in the Anacostia River beneath the Benning Road bridge in Northeast.He was described as a 20- to 30-year-old black male. Police said they received a...
From: Washington Post | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In January 1992, Virginia historian Betty Ownsbey got a call from a friend. She asked if she was sitting down.Ownsbey feared bad news, but her friend said the word, from the grapevine of Lincoln assassination buffs, was exciting: “They found Lewis...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael E. Ruane | Friday, July 3, 2015
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It was a blazing hot July afternoon, and the condemned were led in irons from the Washington penitentiary about 1 p.m.They passed the pre-dug graves, and the stack of gun crates that would serve as their coffins, and climbed the steps of the wooden gallows...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael E. Ruane | Friday, July 3, 2015
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HANOVER, N.H. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton sharpened her partisan rhetoric to appeal to Democratic primary voters here Friday by issuing a dire warning: President Obama's health care law would disappear if a Republican wins the White House in 2016.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Friday, July 3, 2015
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HANOVER, N.H. -- Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are not the only presidential candidates catching up with Mitt Romney in New England.Romney and his wife, Ann, plan to meet this coming week with former Florida governor Jeb Bush for lunch at Walker's...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Friday, July 3, 2015
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OCEAN CITY, Md. — Chuck Erbe knew dinner was over as soon as he saw the number on his ringing cellphone. There was a baby whale in distress. He told the waiter at Mio Fratello on Fenwick Island to bring a box for the pasta and headed for the quick...
From: Washington Post | By: Steve Hendrix | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A 45-year-old Maryland woman was arrested Friday and charged with giving marijuana to three teenagers at a birthday party, and trying to teach a 6-year-old how to smoke the drug.Sheriff’s deputies in St. Mary’s County said they were called to the...
From: Washington Post | By: Elizabeth Koh | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) raised over $590,000 in the past three months for her Senate bid, her campaign announced Friday. That’s far more than she raised in the first quarter of the year, but far less than her primary opponent, Rep. Chris Van Hollen,...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Weiner | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Separate reports this week indicated that Islamic State fighters were smashing cultural relics in the ancient city of Palmyra, once one of Syria's most crowded tourist destinations, but now in the grips of the extremist organization.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Gloria Thompson remembers her new skirt and black-and-white leather shoes, and the admonition from her parents to not react if she was harassed. She remembers the short car ride to Stratford Junior High and the scrum of reporters that followed her. She...
From: Washington Post | By: Moriah Balingit, Elizabeth Koh | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Greece is heading toward a major vote Sunday that will both shape the future of its economy and Europe's monetary union. It is a complicated story, and here at Wonkblog, we've tried to give you a clear sense of what's going on and what's next.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Zachary A. Goldfarb | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Greece is heading toward a major vote Sunday that will both shape the future of its economy and Europe's monetary union. It is a complicated story, and here at Wonkblog, we've tried to give you a clear sense of what's going on and what's next. But...
From: Washington Post | By: Zachary A. Goldfarb | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Trying to catch up on Reddit this holiday weekend? Good luck.The "Ask Me Anything" subreddit and several other major portions of the site are inaccessible to the public and it's all because of the sudden apparent removal of Reddit's popular director...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In the two weeks since a gunman walked inside a historic black church in Charleston and, after some prayer, shot and killed nine people, two competing narratives about what happened have emerged.Was the shooter a terrorist? Or was he simply a lost and...
From: Washington Post | By: Janell Ross | Friday, July 3, 2015
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BEDFORD, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comeback journey begins here in New Hampshire, so the Republican presidential candidate is paying a visit to the last winner of the state's first-in-the-nation primary and one of its most famous summertime...
From: Washington Post | By: Doug Wong | Friday, July 3, 2015
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VIENNA — The Iran nuclear talks appeared to be focusing on sanctions Friday, as Iran dispatched an influential economist to join its negotiating team.Iranian state media reported that Mohammad Nahayandian, the chief of staff for President Hassan Rouhani,...
From: Washington Post | By: Carol Morello, Karen DeYoung | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Alexandria police are investigating the city’s first homicide this year after Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs, 22, was shot Thursday night.Police responded to a shooting call around 11:32 p.m. and found Elliot-Tibbs, of Woodbridge, suffering from a gunshot wound...
From: Washington Post | By: Elizabeth Koh | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Its economy has been shrinking for years, its debts have been piling up for even longer, and its government has finally admitted that even brutal tax hikes and spending cuts wouldn't be enough for it to pay back everything it owes.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Friday, July 3, 2015
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On Sunday, Greek voters will head to the polls to decide whether to endorse an austerity program that Europe demands the country put in place in exchange for continued financial assistance. If Greek voters say Yes, the bailout will continue and Greece's...
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President Obama on Tuesday will meet with the general secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, the first such visit at the White House since the two countries normalized relations two decades ago.Obama and Nguyen Phu Trong are expected to discuss a range...
From: Washington Post | By: David Nakamura | Friday, July 3, 2015
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On Sunday, Greek voters will head to the polls to decide whether to endorse an austerity program that Europe demands the country put in place in exchange for continued financial assistance. If Greek voters say Yes, the bailout will continue and Greece's...
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Its economy has been shrinking for years, its debts have been piling up for even longer, and its government has finally admitted that even brutal tax hikes and spending cuts wouldn't be enough for it to pay back everything it owes. I'm talking, of course,...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Friday, July 3, 2015
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How you vacation says a lot about you. Dash around like a crazed squirrel? Hole up in a hammock sloth-style? A new survey gives insights into how people travel for pleasure and business, showing how people from China travel differently than the French,...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Keating | Friday, July 3, 2015
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How you vacation says a lot about you. Dash around like a crazed squirrel? Hole up in a hammock sloth-style? A new survey gives insights into how people travel for pleasure and business, showing how people from China travel differently than the French,...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Keating | Friday, July 3, 2015
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WAUKEE, Iowa — Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, whose own poll numbers haven’t really budged since entering the race, says his rival Bernie Sanders is on the rise partly because voters see him as a “protest candidate.”Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: John Wagner | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Here’s a list of open houses taking place this weekend in Maryland. We’ve divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Here’s a list of open houses taking place July 4-5 in Virginia. We’ve divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Here’s a list of open houses taking place July 4-5 in the District. We’ve divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Gov. Chris Christie has hired a seasoned Republican strategist to manage his nascent presidential campaign and has recruited other veteran operatives to round out a senior staff that also will include the top advisers who charted his rise in...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Friday, July 3, 2015
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ATHENS — Confusion reigned across Greece on Friday, the final day of a blink-and-you-miss-it campaign that could shape the country’s direction for decades but that has sown bitter divisions over how to vote and even what question people are being...
From: Washington Post | By: Griff Witte | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Jim Hughes, one of Metro’s top planning officials, spent years working on the rail service program that made room for the Silver Line trains and added service to central Washington, where new neighborhoods are blooming.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Thomson | Friday, July 3, 2015
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On a weekend that invites us to reflect on the greatness of our great big nation, it might prove easier to focus on the greatness of our city. For starters, we’re fortunate to have a music venue such as the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, which...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Richards | Friday, July 3, 2015
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For years, pediatrician Arthur Kreischer saw patients at his American University Park home. When he built the house in 1987, he had the first floor constructed as a medical suite with exam rooms and a laboratory. He and his family lived on the upper...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A bit more than a year ago, I wrote a post on WorldViews with this headline: The war over Benghazi is actually happening in Benghazi.It charted the violence rocking the Libyan coastal city at a time when politicos in Washington were feuding over that...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Friday, July 3, 2015
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TBILISI, Georgia – In this fiercely pro-Western nation that fought a brief war with Russia in 2008, few thought the Kremlin could ever regain a toehold. But with the West backing away from Georgia’s path to E.U. and NATO membership after a year of...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Birnbaum | Friday, July 3, 2015
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More rain is ahead, but with some luck it won’t damage holiday plans too heavily. Clouds and rain chances are keeping things “cool” at least....
From: Washington Post | By: A. Camden Walker | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Rain of significance wants to stay away, but some could certainly fall....
From: Washington Post | By: A. Camden Walker | Friday, July 3, 2015
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- On Monday, Maysoon Musa rose early for morning prayers, then helped harvest squash in the family fields. She acted “perfectly normal,” said her mother, who described her daughter as “just a quiet girl, as shy as a chicken.”...
From: Washington Post | By: William Booth | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Islamic State has shown time and time again that it is willing to both document its acts of extreme violence and then share these acts on social media. This tactic appears to serve a dual purpose: While these gruesome images anger and disgust much...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor | Friday, July 3, 2015
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