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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, August 26, 2014
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FOR MORE than a century, scientists have understood the basic physics of the greenhouse effect. For decades, they’ve realized humans can affect the climate by burning coal, oil and gas. But the country’s leaders remain divided on the need to curb...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Monday, August 25, 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, August 26, 2014
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It's only a matter of weeks before Apple is expected to lift the curtain on the next version of the  iPhone. Apple has not actually confirmed it's launching a new iPhone, but analysts think the phone will have a larger screen and may come in two models. One...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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When Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas went up with a television ad last week alluding to some benefits of Obamacare, partisans on both the left and the right saw the spot as a sign that vulnerable Democrats might finally be embracing the polarizing health-care...
From: Washington Post | By: Matea Gold | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heralding a new "culture of accountability" at the Veterans Affairs Administration, President Obama announced a number of executive actions to help active-duty military members, their families and veterans,  from strengthening...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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It turns out that gun violence isn't just a public safety issue—it's also extremely expensive for taxpayers. The total national hospital costs associated with firearm assault injuries ballooned to almost $700 million in 2010, according to a new analysis...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Looking back on the cold and snowy winter of 2013-2014 through beautiful, black and white photography....
From: Washington Post | By: Kevin Ambrose | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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KABUL — A U.S.-brokered agreement to salvage Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election is once again being challenged, as the campaign of second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned Tuesday that changes must be made within 24 hours for the...
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Craig | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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In Catch Up, we pull together stories we think might matter to you right now. Sending kids off to college is about more than decorating the dorm room. Parents also need to school their children about budgeting, the risks of using credit cards and other...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonnelle Marte | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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John G. Sperling, a former history professor who founded the for-profit University of Phoenix and oversaw its growth into a colossal higher education business central to debates over student debt and government regulation, died Aug. 22 at a hospital...
From: Washington Post | By: Nick Anderson | Monday, August 25, 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, August 25, 2014
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More than a year after the Supreme Court ruling that allowed federal benefits for same-sex married couples, gays are still struggling for equality with three agencies. Federal laws prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Monday, August 25, 2014
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We all know Obamacare is a pretty big law, with plenty of obscure provisions that don't get much attention. For one, the law targets big executive pay packages at health insurance companies — and based on data released Wednesday, the provision is already...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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From: Washington Post | By: Ryan McCarthy | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A report published Wednesday by a United Nations-appointed commission on Syria indicates that both the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel factions seeking its overthrow, including the extremist Islamic State, are guilty of war crimes...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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BEIRUT — Syrian rebels claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel on Wednesday, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symbolic...
From: Washington Post | By: Liz Sly | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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We all know Obamacare is a pretty big law, with plenty of obscure provisions that don't get much attention. For one, the law targets big executive pay packages at health insurance companies — and based on data released Wednesday, the provision is already...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act has proven to be its own kind of jobs act, especially when it comes to the Washington-area IT community. When, in several places, the bill called for the creation of an "Internet...
From: Washington Post | By: Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Two D.C. charter schools you’ve probably never heard of have just been declared vital for our nation’s educational future. The reasons for focusing on these two schools are intriguing and mostly overlooked in the national debate about charters. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Jay Mathews | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Prince William County Schools officials will hold a community meeting Sept. 25 on a proposed school bus transportation center to serve the rapidly growing area northwest of the Manassas Battlefield. The meeting will give the public the opportunity to...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Barnes | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the U.S. Department of Education of illegally coercing states to adopt the Common Core academic standards by requiring states that want to compete for federal grants to embrace the...
From: Washington Post | By: Lyndsey Layton | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Alonso Abugattas found his days filled with meetings and paperwork after he started his job as natural resources manager for Arlington County Parks and Recreation nearly three years ago. The Arlington native, who had spent 22 years working in the field,...
From: Washington Post | By: Bettina Lanyi | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Prince William County These were among sales data provided to The Washington Post by Black Knight Financial Services. To find sale and assessment records for homes elsewhere in the Washington area, visit www.washingtonpost.com/homesales . Read full article...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Fairfax County These were among incidents reported by the Fairfax County Police Department. For information, call 703-246-2253. Fair Oaks District THEFTS/BREAK-INS Alliance Dr., 4900 block, Aug. 17. A license plate was stolen from a vehicle. Read full...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Charlene M. Dukes, president of the Maryland State Board of Education, will lead the 12-member policy-making panel for a third one-year term. Dukes, unanimously reelected by the board late last month, continues as board president at a time when the state...
From: Washington Post | By: Donna St. George | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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THU 28 NOVA Open Miniature Wargaming Convention The largest East Coast tabletop convention features more than 30 tournaments, hobby and art seminars, vendors and a miniature figure art competition. Thursday at 9:30 a.m. through Sunday at 9 p.m. Hyatt...
From: Washington Post | By: — Compiled by Sarah Lane | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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From: Washington Post | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The aurora dipped as far south as Michigan and Wisconsin on Tuesday night, and intense displays of northern lights were seen at higher latitudes....
From: Washington Post | By: Angela Fritz | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Thursday, Aug. 28 Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. $2; members, free. 703-737-8039. Poker, age 55 and older. 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $1; center...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Prince William County police are investigating the death of a 20-month-old child who authorities believe drowned in a pool at her Woodbridge home, a spokesman said. Department spokesman Jonathan Perok said the baby, identified as Nichole Moran of Woodbridge,...
From: Washington Post | By: Victoria St. Martin | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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There will be top-flight wines poured by expert sommeliers, savory bites prepared by star chefs, a wine-blending competition guided by local winemakers — and, if all goes according to plan, about 3,000 visitors at the second annual Epicurience Virginia...
From: Washington Post | By: Caitlin Gibson | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Joshua Tucker: The following is a guest post from Columbia University political scientist Timothy Fyre. ***** President Petro Poroshenko recently announced that Ukraine will elect a new Parliament on Oct. 26.  One would expect voters to place a high...
From: Washington Post | By: Timothy Frye | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Fivethirtyeight founder Nate Silver posed a provocative question on Monday: Is the polling industry in stasis or in crisis? In a nutshell, Silver argues that polls today are largely accurate in general elections, but that “dismal” response rates...
From: Washington Post | By: Scott Clement | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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They found her in the back of a car, drunk. She was with a man who was found with pornographic photos of her on his phone. She was 12. This child, only known as Child H, is just one of an estimated 1,400 children who were sexually exploited in Rotherham,...
From: Washington Post | By: Abby Phillip | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Disney's "imagineers" are no strangers to using complex machinery to create spectacles. And patents filings from last week show the company is interested exploring drones as a way to spice up events at the company's chain of theme parks -- including...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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One week after new state-by-state employment data threw cold water on hopes of a summer rebound in the Washington area labor market, federal bean counters on Wednesday served up yet another round of job numbers, this time broken down by metropolitan...
From: Washington Post | By: J.D. Harrison | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A California bill expanding the definition of “revenge porn” to include selfies has passed the state legislature and is headed for Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk. “As technology evolves, it is important that government act to protect our citizens...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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On Tuesday night, former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist officially became the Democratic nominee for governor in the state. I reached out to Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith to talk to him about Crist's remarkable reinvention, his chances...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Annual budget deficits have plummeted as the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, falling to $506 billion in the fiscal year that ends in September, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday. But the overall national debt held by outside...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Montgomery | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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At first glance you might think that this flies in the face of the basic safety rule: when thunder roars go indoors....
From: Washington Post | By: Jack Williams | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Time Warner Cable is recovering from a major Internet blackout after network problems led to a sudden disruption of service for all of its broadband subscribers nationwide, the company said Wednesday. The outage occurred at 4:30 a.m. Eastern time, according...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Before sunrise each morning, Ian Hardy orders orange pekoe tea at his Toronto neighborhood’s Tim Hortons — “the best place in the world.” He returns at 9 a.m., after driving his 4-year-old son to preschool. And again at 2 p.m., before picking...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Annual budget deficits have plummeted as the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, falling to $506 billion in the fiscal year that ends in September, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Montgomery | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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It was a Sally Field moment in Florida on Tuesday night: They like him. They really like him. Charlie Crist took three-quarters of the vote in Florida’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, leaving no doubt that his new party has accepted the former Republican...
From: Washington Post | By: Karen Tumulty | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Thousands of Americans have taken Ice Bucket Challenge, raising tens of millions of dollars to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerois (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. On Aug. 20, George and Laura Bush joined their fellow citizens in this...
From: Washington Post | By: Justin Vaughn | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has done just about everything right from a public relations perspective ever since he was indicted on two felony counts. Until now. Here's what Perry said in Midland, Tex., on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press: Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups that are pressing President Obama to provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards for high-tech workers and the relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents....
From: Washington Post | By: David Nakamura | Wednesday, August 27, 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 | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Updated post at 8:50 a.m. D.C. police said the closure is cleared and no hazardous materials were found. Original post at 8:34 a.m. Authorities closed a section of Albermarle Street NW to investigate a suspicious package. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Hermann | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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