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Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least six other police officers in the town’s 53-member department have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of...
From: Washington Post | By: Kimberly Kindy, Carol D. Leonnig | Saturday, August 30, 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 | Friday, August 29, 2014
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As the new school year starts around the country, educators and students in Oklahoma are caught in the middle of a dispute between the U.S. government and the state's lawmakers over what to teach in their classrooms and how. Since state lawmakers...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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As the new school year starts around the country, educators and students in Oklahoma are caught in the middle of a dispute between the U.S. government and the state's lawmakers over what to teach in their classrooms and how. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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North Carolina lawmakers are pressuring Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to call a special session of the state legislature to pass a package of economic development bills, including one extending tax incentives for film and television production, that wasn’t...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Defense giant Lockheed Martin continued its trend of acquiring small companies with focused capabilities. This week, the contractor bought a Massachusetts-based energy start-up named Sun Catalytix for an undisclosed sum and also wrapped up its $61...
From: Washington Post | By: Amrita Jayakumar | Friday, August 29, 2014
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BALTIMORE — In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms. They sat in any quiet corner of the schools they could claim: the sociologists from Johns Hopkins and, one at a time, the excitable...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Friday, August 29, 2014
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For cars, there are mechanics. For corporate data breaches, there are Chris Cwalina and Steve Roosa. Cwalina and Roosa are attorneys who lead the data privacy and security team at law firm Holland & Knight, and they are building a novel practice...
From: Washington Post | By: Catherine Ho | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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It's estimated that the three-year conflict in Syria has drawn foreign fighters to its frontlines at a rate faster than any such war in modern memory, including the struggle of the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The group that...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A battle over whether to expand Medicaid that has divided Arizona Republicans for nearly two years will soon advance to the state’s highest court. The Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge from Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is seeking...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Ferris | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. Join us today for our weekly live chat, Switchback. We'll kick things off at 11 a.m. Eastern time. You can submit your questions now, right...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Now that it’s September, the hot and humid summer that wasn’t has arrived,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Monday, September 1, 2014
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MOSCOW — Seeming to be searching for the right word during a prerecorded television interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Sunday that one of the issues to be resolved in the Ukrainian conflict is “statehood” for the eastern regions...
From: Washington Post | By: Karoun Demirjian, Annie Gowen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Who’s got the best stuff in the D.C. area? Pick your favorite in each category to be featured in our annual Best Of list on Oct. 16. Vote here. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: express | Monday, September 1, 2014
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FERGUSON, Mo. — Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother’s house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Green Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another roommate. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Wesley Lowery, Darryl Fears | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Religious groups and some civil libertarians were often at odds during the last Supreme Court term, but they have found common ground on a religious freedom case that the justices will take up as one of their first orders of business in October. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Monday, September 1, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK — While Bill and Hillary Clinton were vacationing in August at their rented mansion on a scenic bluff in the tony Hamptons, they read a flurry of e-mail updates from an earlier life. At 7:41 one Monday morning, the Clintons received word...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Being a rock star may look easy, but believe you me, it’s a lot of work. Have you tried to throw a TV off a hotel balcony into a swimming pool lately? The way today’s flat screens catch the air it’s more likely to sail into the valet parking area...
From: Washington Post | By: John Kelly | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The campaign for D.C. mayor enters the final fall stretch this week with new evidence that the quality of public schools — and how voters feel about them — could decide what is widely seen as the city’s most competitive general election in at least...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron C.Davis, Emma Brown | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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MARYLAND Teen killed, 2 badly hurt in Olney crash A teenager was fatally injured and two others were seriously hurt in a crash early Saturday morning in Olney, Montgomery County police said Sunday. The three were in a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible on...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A FEW YEARS ago a group of construction workers doing a major remake of a high school in Washington were eating lunch in the school parking lot when a teacher struck up a conversation with them. They were a little reluctant at first (their foremen had...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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WE WOULD congratulate Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), if it were seemly to commend public officials for doing the obvious. On Thursday, Mr. Corbett finalized a bargain with federal officials to expand Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, his bitter resentment at the Soviet empire’s collapse metastasized into seething Russian nationalism, has marginalized the political opposition, muzzled dissidents and intimidated independent voices in civil society. In prosecuting...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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JERUSALEM — The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements...
From: Washington Post | By: William Booth, Ruth Eglash | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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At Julius West Middle School in Rockville, Md., all doors are locked after the morning bells ring. Those who arrive once the schoolday begins must buzz to get in, and they are video-recorded as they speak into an intercom. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Donna St. George, Ovetta Wiggins | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The best chance of storms in the D.C. metro area is from approximately 4 p.m. to midnight....
From: Washington Post | By: Jeff Halverson, Jason Samenow | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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One teenager has died and two others were seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning in Olney, Montgomery County police said Sunday. The three teens were traveling in a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible on Hines Road when the car struck a tree,...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I’m fascinated with how businesses work, particularly how good businesses work. [After college,] I went to [the investment firm American Capital Strategies] as a research analyst. They brought me on to do the research, to find and create this index...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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President Obama’s foreign-policy credentials took another hit Sunday as key lawmakers from both parties criticized his reaction to international turmoil and suggested the administration should be more assertive in addressing conflicts in the Middle...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Going Out Guide recommends free or low-cost things to do this week. (Events are free unless otherwise noted.) MONDAY 76th Annual Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Lauren McEwen | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Anne Arundel County police are investigating the homicide of a Popeye’s employee whose body was found badly beaten inside the fast-food restaurant’s stockroom Sunday morning. Authorities have not identified the female worker but said she was in her...
From: Washington Post | By: Keith L. Alexander | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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These firms recently filed with one of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s local court clerk’s offices. Under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company is protected from claims by creditors while it attempts to reorganize its finances under a...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Mount Vernon Square Metro station at 7th Street NW and the Convention Center has reopened after a man was struck by a train earlier Sunday afternoon, but Metro users should expect delays. Metro spokeswoman Caroline Lauren said the man was struck...
From: Washington Post | By: Keith L. Alexander | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Obama is "either in denial or overwhelmed" with regard to the Islamic State and called for “additional U.S. troops” to help combat the extremist group. The Arizona Republican, speaking on CBS's "Face the...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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BEIJING — China’s parliament decided Sunday against letting Hong Kong voters nominate candidates for the 2017 election, despite growing agitation for democratic reform. The move is likely to spark long-promised protests in Hong Kong’s business...
From: Washington Post | By: William Wan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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After a three-day search, Prince William County police arrested a 23-year-old man Saturday wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after pushing her down an embankment. Police said that Juan Carlos Lopez Ramirez pushed the 19-year-old victim...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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My colleague Reid Wilson explained in Outlook recently that Massachusetts appears to be our nation’s best state for education. Its preschool and kindergarten enrollment, testing standards, high school graduation rates, family income and parental employment...
From: Washington Post | By: Jay Mathews | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday suggested that President Obama should be more decisive in dealing with the Islamic State. "I think I've learned one thing about this president, and that is: He's very cautious —...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Metro Transit Police found a man dead in the parking garage at the Shady Grove Metro station shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. Metro spokeswoman Caroline Laurin said that the initial investigation suggested the man had died of a drug overdose. Metro police...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Sunday that President Obama's comments last week about not having a strategy to defeat the Islamic State show that his foreign policy is "in an absolute free fall." Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Sunday that the United States should provide "defensive weapons" for Ukraine, calling Russia's alleged incursion into the country a "direct invasion." Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Prince William County government is facing a revenue shortfall of $5.9 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to a staff presentation at a Board of County Supervisors meeting this month. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Barnes | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Projects Proposed Occoquan District 1. Cynthia Fournier, 12313 Antietam Rd. Special-use permit for day care with six to nine children in a townhouse. Woodbridge District 2. Life Anointed Ministries, 15060 Farm Creek Dr. Rezoning of 2.94 acres from heavy...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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There are currently four generations sharing space in the workforce, with a fifth soon to come, according to Sonia Aranza, an Alexandria-based consultant who specializes in diversity, cross-cultural communications and leadership. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Barnes | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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LOUISIANA GOV. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to withdraw his state from the Common Core State Standards were successfully rebuffed by members of his own administration. His attempted end-run to the courts was smacked down by a state judge who said the Republican...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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TO PROVIDE an effective defense, lawyers must know that conversations with clients won’t be shared with prosecutors. That’s why the attorney-client privilege is critical and why federal prisons typically disallow content monitoring of prison visits,...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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To govern is to choose. By that definition, the United States is not, at present, being governed. Or so one could reasonably conclude from the latest Congressional Budget Office assessment of the federal government’s fiscal condition, released last...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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