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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. 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. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Amid all the other news from Apple’s earnings call on Wednesday — the 7-for-1 stock split, the iPhone sales that helped earnings blow past expectations, the dividend increase — CEO Tim Cook revealed that Angela Ahrendts is finally on her way to...
From: Washington Post | By: Jena McGregor | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Apple may finally have some of its mojo. The firm shattered pessimistic expectations for a flat quarter Wednesday with news that it is selling more iPhones, making more money than expected and -- maybe -- even willing to listen to its investors. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Here at The Switch, we've been growing a lot lately. We've expanded our coverage recently to include more consumer technology, more nerdy cultural items like a data analysis of all the Star Trek episodes ever made, and more contextual analysis serving...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Have you subscribed yet? No? Well you can fix that right now. Sign up here to receive Read In in your inbox every day. It's free! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- President Obama said new sanctions against Russia...
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It’s fitting that the journey of Lupita Nyong’o has come full circle. In her widely seen and admired speech at the annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon earlier this year, she told her story of feeling “un-beautiful” until images such as model...
From: Washington Post | By: Mary C. Curtis | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Americans for Prosperity, the limited-government group that has spent $35 million attacking Democrats over the Affordable Care Act, released four ads on Tuesday—in New Hampshire, Louisiana, Colorado and Michigan. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Glenn Kessler | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Former lieutenant governor Don Beyer (D) is hitting the airwaves Thursday in the race for retiring Democratic Rep. James P. Moran's Northern Virginia-based U.S. House seat with an ad emphasizing his positions on women's issues. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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KABUL — Three Americans medical staff members died when an Afghan security official opened fire Thursday at an American-run Christian hospital in Kabul in the latest violence targeting foreigners in Afghanistan. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Craig | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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In this market, it’s not always easy to tell whether it makes more sense to rent or buy. With the help of Zillow, a real estate information Web site, we decided to compare a property that is listed both to rent and to buy and see which is the better...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. 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. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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KABUL — He was America’s ally, a stocky, gray-haired warlord who fought on horseback alongside U.S. Special Forces to overthrow the Taliban government in 2001. But within three years, Gen. Abdurrashid Dostum had so antagonized U.S. officials that...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Partlow | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Thursday, April 24 AARP’s smart driver class, a two-day class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $20; AARP members, $15. Registration required. 703-228-0955. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Attorney General Eric Holder praised Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday for her "courageous" dissent against the court's decision upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Latino students crossed a higher education milestone this year in the nation’s most populous state. For the first time, the University of California admitted more Latino applicants to its incoming freshman class than those who are non-Hispanic white....
From: Washington Post | By: Nick Anderson | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Whether you think Airbnb is a model of the economy's new sharing ethos or a tech company flouting local hospitality laws, most people following the short-term rental site's legal sagas can probably agree on one thing: The "host" recently caught listing...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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This is the first of two guest posts by Stanford political scientist Adam Bonica and lawyer Jenny Shen about the recent McCutcheon v. FEC decision. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court struck down limits on the total amount individuals can donate...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Bonica, Jenny Shen | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday released his third television ad on health care, promising to “get tough” on proposed rate hikes by insurance companies and calling the state’s online health exchange “a nearly $200...
From: Washington Post | By: John Wagner | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It’s almost May and a third of the Great Lakes is still covered by ice. This is unprecedented in records dating back more than three decades....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Last week, there were five state same-sex marriage bans that had yet to be challenged. On Tuesday, that number fell to four. Next week, it’s expected to drop to three. Georgia’s ban is the latest to be challenged. Seven people filed suit against...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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As a gallery owner, Jane Ernst knows a good deal about all sorts of art, from photography to painting to sculpture. This spring, she learned to work with a new medium: marshmallows, covered in neon-colored sugar and shaped like bunnies and ducklings....
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Dan Wittenberg bought about 13 acres of land in the Potomac River flood zone in St. Mary’s County because of his love of sailing and windsurfing. Eight years ago, with no special real estate or construction skills, Wittenberg built an 800-square-foot...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Wittenberg | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. 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. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The Arlington County Board unanimously approved a $1.1 billion budget Tuesday night that cuts the real estate tax rate even as authorized spending rises by about 5 percent, thanks to increased property values. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Between yesterday's Boston Marathon and this weekend's Nike Women's Half Marathon, it's a busy week for distance running. For some neophytes, though, the idea of running 26.2 or 13.1 miles at a time can be a little daunting. If you'd like to participate...
From: Washington Post | By: Fritz Hahn | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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An analysis reveals summers following icy Great Lakes winters tend to be cooler than normal in the central and eastern U.S....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It sounded as if Hillary Rodham Clinton was giving herself a pep talk. “There are times in all of our lives when we’re either given an opportunity or we see one we could seize and we get nervous, we worry . . . Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Twenty-two Republican senators expressed "grave concerns" Thursday with the Obama administration's ongoing review of immigration policy and the deportation of undocumented immigrants, and suggested that any attempts to change current policy would further...
From: Washington Post | By: Ed O'Keefe | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) share at least one thing: campaign donors. Booker, a Senate newbie, and McConnell, the Senate minority leader, show up dipping into the same donor pool more than any other opposing-party members...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It's almost as if President Obama can't get enough robot encounters. Maybe its because the White House has made a big push to promote K-12 science education with their White House science fair, or maybe its because we're rapidly hurtling toward a world...
From: Washington Post | By: Abby Phillip | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Republicans who have in recent days shown support for Cliven Bundy's beef -- no pun intended -- with the federal government are starting to back away from the Nevada rancher. That's what happens when you decide to muse about the possibility that, just...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Your mama may have told you not to put money in your mouth, and she was right on the money. Researchers at New York University tested dollar bills and found hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, reports the Wall Street Journal. Seriously, their findings...
From: Washington Post | By: Michelle Singletary | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The weekend’s best in nightlife, music and art. For even more, check out Nightlife Agenda. Through Sunday: The Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is closing for a five-year, $48 million makeover on April 28. So...
From: Washington Post | By: Going Out Guide staff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) share one thing: campaign donors. Booker and McConnell, the Senate minority leader, show up dipping into the same donor pool more than any other opposing-party members of Congress. They shared 74...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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If you live and work in D.C. and are offered a job at the same salary in any state, consider taking it. Odds are that your income will buy you more there. A salary of $53,046—the national median—has the same purchasing power in D.C. as a salary of...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Major health insurers are starting to report their first quarter of financial results under Obamacare's new market rules, giving us some perspective on how they're seeing the law's new insurance marketplaces playing out. It was Aetna's turn Thursday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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As tensions over a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku Islands in Japan and the Diaoyu Islands in China, refuse to go away, there is an important set of words that U.S. readers should probably know. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials will declare the Silver Line is “substantially complete” some time early Thursday, but the celebration is likely to be short-lived. Sources say it will still be several weeks before Metro will...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Aratani | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A 65-year-old man was killed in a fire Thursday morning in a two-story home in Germantown. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said the fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. after a man driving in the area saw smoke. Others called emergency personnel...
From: Washington Post | By: Dana Hedgpeth | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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We’ve shared with you inspired views of cherry blossoms and bluebells. Now feast your eyes on yet another beautiful symbol of spring: the tulip....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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This post has been updated. Since Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's remarks to the New York Times published yesterday — they began, “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro" — Republicans who have expressed previous admiration and...
From: Washington Post | By: Jaime Fuller | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Just as it looked as if mortgage rates were easing to spur the spring housing market, they reversed course, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. After falling the past two weeks, the 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 4.33 percent...
From: Washington Post | By: Kathy Orton | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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General Motors squeezed out a $100 million profit in the first three months of 2014, despite setting aside $1.3 billion to cover the cost of a huge recall to address a deadly ignition-switch defect that it has been linked to 13 deaths, the company reported...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael A. Fletcher | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Major health insurers are starting to report their first quarter of financial results under Obamacare's new market rules, giving us some perspective on how they're seeing the law's new insurance marketplaces playing out. It was Aetna's turn Thursday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. 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. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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This is the second of two guest posts by Stanford political scientist Adam Bonica and lawyer Jenny Shen about the recent McCutcheon v. FEC decision. Their first post is here. In our previous post, we addressed why and how much the McCutcheon decision...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Bonica, Jenny Shen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Gary Loffin is the head of a public safety answering point — better known as a 911 dispatch office — in York County, S.C. One day, the office got an emergency call from a woman's cell phone. If she'd been on a landline, finding her would've been...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Published every weekday, the Switchboard highlights five tech policy stories you need to read. And on Friday, the Switch will be launching Switchback, a weekly livechat where you'll be able to ask questions, give feedback and get to know the writers....
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher whom some Republicans and tea party activists have rallied around as he fights federal government efforts to restrict the land his cattle can graze on, suggests in a New York Times story that African Americans might be...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron Blake | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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