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It's been a day of Obamacare whiplash in the federal courts, so let's sort out what just happened. The federal appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 this morning that the Affordable Care Act doesn't authorize the federal government to provide...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There were only a few ways Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) could react to HBO’s “True Blood” portrayal of Texas Republicans being murdered at a fictitious Cruz fundraiser. He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political. A scene in Sunday’s...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Apple's under a lot of pressure to deliver on its next generation of the iPhone -- the iPhone 6, if the company keeps to its naming scheme. And it's not only because it's under some customer pressure to wow with the next iPhone. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The fighting in eastern Ukraine has pushed the country deeper into an economic tailspin, and the strife-torn nation will need billions of dollars of new asssistance this year, economists say. Less than three months after approving a $17 billion loan...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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HEBRON, West Bank — Said Kawasmeh received the order from Israel’s military last week. His two-story house was to be demolished, and his large family had 48 hours to leave. The reason: Kawasmeh’s son is a key suspect in the brutal kidnapping and...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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BAGHDAD — To get to Dante’s lair, you have to walk down an alley, up the stairs and along a corridor of a dilapidated shopping center in Baghdad’s central Karrada district. Inside a dimly lit room there on a recent, sweltering night, I found a...
From: Washington Post | By: Abigail Hauslohner | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It's been a day of Obamacare whiplash in the federal courts, so let's sort out what just happened. The federal appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 this morning that the Affordable Care Act doesn't authorize the federal government to provide...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The two contradictory appeals court decisions that cast the future of Obamacare into uncertainty Tuesday morning largely center on a question of intent: When the Affordable Care Act was conceived and drafted, did its creators mean to withhold health...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The two contradictory appeals court decisions that cast the future of Obamacare into uncertainty Tuesday morning largely center on a question of intent: When the Affordable Care Act was conceived and drafted, did its creators mean to withhold health...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Despite its size, Congress can continue buying health insurance through the new marketplaces intended for small businesses thanks to a federal court ruling Monday. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach has dismissed a lawsuit from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)...
From: Washington Post | By: J.D. Harrison | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In recent years, banks have agreed to spend billions of dollars to help struggling homeowners as part of settlements with the government related to the lenders' alleged misconduct during the housing crisis. If all works as planned, the relief should...
From: Washington Post | By: Dina ElBoghdady | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Jason Millman reports that the D.C. federal appellate court just ruled that the federal government isn't authorized to administer insurance subsidies in the 36 states that refused to set up their own health insurance exchanges. If those subsidies are...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It has been more than two years since former House speaker Newt Gingrich -- once viewed as Mitt Romney's top competition in the 2012 GOP primary -- ended his campaign. And he did so with an extremely unhappy balance sheet: nearly $5 million in debt....
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Seems legit. https://t.co/vCDOft68Q1 pic.twitter.com/uP9DnVe9A2 Secrets are not supposed to be told, let alone shared publicly. Still, some people are posting their confessions on the app Secret, created by a Silicon Valley start-up that last week collected...
From: Washington Post | By: Mariana Marcaletti | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Jill Chodorov, a real estate agent with Long & Foster, writes an occasional column about local market trends and housing issues. At a recent appointment with a prospective home seller, I was asked a question that made me pause and think before offering...
From: Washington Post | By: Jill Chodorov | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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KABUL — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives detonated inside a security compound in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing four foreigners and injuring dozens more, police said. The attack, in the Qassaba district near Kabul International...
From: Washington Post | By: Erin Cunningham | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A fatal two-car accident has closed a northbound section of Route 210, also known as Indian Head Highway, at Old Fort Road in Fort Washington. A southbound section of Old Fort Road is also closed. A Prince George’s County police officer said that no...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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When Jyllene Edwards Wilson had a problem —a cold, an ache or odd pains —she called her ob/gyn of 20 years. When he changed offices, she followed him.When she and her husband’s hopes of conceiving a child ended in an ectopic pregnancy, the doctor...
From: Washington Post | By: Brigid Schulte | Monday, July 21, 2014
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For every 500,000 residents in Vermont, there are 10 full-time reporters covering the state's statehouse -- the best margin of people-to-reporters of any state in the country, according to a newly released study from the Pew Research Center. Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A $2.8 million facility the United States built in Afghanistan to store produce for local farmers has sat unused and unmaintained for more than a year, with Afghan officials still looking for a business to lease the property, according to a federal...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Nature gave Los Angeles architect Randall Stout a vision. Its destruction gave him a calling. Known for buildings that curved and swooped, drawing comparisons to birds and water, Mr. Stout sought to make each of his designs “respond to its place,”...
From: Washington Post | By: Jill Leovy | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Saint Francis of Assisi is often depicted surrounded by birds. Well, if my reader mail is any indication, our area is chock full of Saint Francises. I wrote Monday about the drama that plays out every day at my backyard bird feeders. Mary Jane Cox lives...
From: Washington Post | By: John Kelly | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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While families of the Malaysia Flight 17 crash victims face an agonizing wait for proper burials, online scammers have already started to hijack their memories for profit. At least six Facebook pages were created using the names of victims killed when...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Employees protest over many things: higher wages, better benefits, safer working conditions in their jobs. What's far more unusual, if not unprecedented, is to see workers, organized by senior managers, stage a rebellion to help their CEO get his...
From: Washington Post | By: Jena McGregor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Tuesday was a little muggy, and Wednesday should be moreso. Storms are back in the forecast starting Wednesday, as well....
From: Washington Post | By: Angela Fritz | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has had a good, strong run of public appearances and headlines over the last several days, further driving the presidential buzz surrounding her. She showed up in West Virginia July 14 to rally Democrats around long-shot...
From: Washington Post | By: Nia-Malika Henderson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There are Old Bay cheese curls, popcorn, chocolates, and beer. And beginning Thursday, fans of the spicy Maryland crab seasoning will get to try another inventive twist: A fried chicken sandwich between two slices of savory Old Bay-sprinkled doughnut....
From: Washington Post | By: Maura Judkis | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Nearly six days after the attack that brought down Malaysia Air Flight MH17, the plane's nearly 20-year-old pair of "black boxes" have been delivered to Malaysian authorities. The handover was the result of an agreement negotiated between Ukrainian separatist leader...
From: Washington Post | By: Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The sad, chaotic aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash continued Tuesday as confusion grew over the number of bodies taken for repatriation via to the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. As The Washington Post reports, one Dutch forensic...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Apple on Tuesday proved once again with its quarterly earnings that it's practically minting money selling iPhones. The company posted quarterly revenues of $37.4 billion, up six percent from last year, and a profit of $7.7 billion, up 12 percent from...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue held a slim lead over Rep. Jack Kingston late Tuesday in the hotly contested Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. More than three hours after polls closed, the outcome was still in doubt. With most...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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At Robert A. McDonald’s Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, lawmakers called the job of heading the “broken,” “failing” and “bankrupt” Department of Veterans Affairs all but impossible. The problems are so calcified, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)...
From: Washington Post | By: Melinda Henneberger, Melinda Henneberg | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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When a natural disaster results in property loss, insurance companies sometimes invoke a legal term — “act of God,” which exempts them from claims. Perhaps the term would be more appropriately used to describe acts of kindness. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Courtland Milloy | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is flying to Israel tonight on the Israeli airline El Al to protest a Federal Aviation Administration ban on U.S. carriers flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Former congressman Bob Barr won't be making a congressional comeback this year. He lost by a wide margin Tuesday in the Republican runoff for the U.S. House in Georgia's 11th district. The Associated Press has called the race for tea party-backed state...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Martin R. Hoffmann, a lawyer and onetime enlisted soldier who became secretary of the Army and helped guide the service through a high-profile cheating scandal at the West Point military academy in the mid-1970s, died July 14 at a hospital in Warrenton,...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Langer | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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FIRST BLAME Congress. Generally a useful rule these days, it certainly holds when considering Tuesday’s worrying, though possibly temporary, setback for the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Blame...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PLANS BY a well-regarded charter school organization to open a science-themed school in the District near a similarly themed traditional school has angered some school system officials. That’s not surprising since competition generally tends to make...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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GAZA CITY — Ordinary people in the Gaza Strip have been told by Israel they are being used as human shields by Hamas. Leaflets dropped from the sky and phone calls have warned them to flee the fighting immediately. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: William Booth | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Mail is delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time to residents and businesses in the District and the Maryland suburbs, an investigation released Tuesday found, raising concerns about the safety of letter carriers and provoking a deluge...
From: Washington Post | By: Lisa Rein, Lynh Bui | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Blaming Maryland’s new gun-control laws, Beretta USA said Tuesday that it is relocating its manufacturing operations from Accokeek to Tennessee, a move that will eliminate about 160 jobs in southern Prince George’s County. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael S. Rosenwald | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A four-month-old psychiatric-bed registry that is supposed to provide up-to-the-minute information for Virginians who need emergency mental health treatment is being updated as seldom as once a day, state officials told a panel of lawmakers this week....
From: Washington Post | By: Annys Shin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Thomas Berger, a novelist of protean abilities who wrote crime stories, science fiction and chronicles of Middle America but was best known for “Little Big Man,” a rollicking tale of the Old West narrated by a spirited centenarian, died July 13 at...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Schudel | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) this week will shift from his years-long focus on cutting spending to a new anti-poverty proposal that consolidates existing programs and gives more flexibility to the states — part of an effort to...
From: Washington Post | By: Zachary A. Goldfarb | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings to be disclosed to Congress...
From: Washington Post | By: Amy Goldstein | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The following is a guest post from political scientists Erik Bleich of Middlebury University and Rahsaan Maxwell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ***** It is easy to believe that Muslims are having trouble integrating into European...
From: Washington Post | By: Erik Bleich | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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