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The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay...
From: Washington Post | By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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About 77 million Americans have a debt in collections,  a new report finds. That amounts to 35 percent of consumers with credit files or data reported to a major credit bureau, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonnelle Marte | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Jaime and Juana Coronel’s push to buy back the home they lost to foreclosure was featured in a Washington Post article on Sunday, which detailed the challenges the California couple faced because their loan was backed by mortgage finance giant Fannie...
From: Washington Post | By: Dina ElBoghdady | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Online real estate listing site Zillow has agreed to purchase competitor Trulia for $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal that Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says will make online real estate listings more like online dating -- not by allowing you to swipe right...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a new ad Tuesday that called on three Republican senators to support legislation to close federal loopholes that allow many domestic abusers to purchase...
From: Washington Post | By: Jackie Kucinich | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Anna Guest-Jelley thought something was wrong with her body, so she went on 65 different diets. Then, 15 years ago, she tried something that actually made her feel better: yoga. But instructors didn’t always know what to do with her larger frame, and...
From: Washington Post | By: Stephanie Kanowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In three weeks, I’m turning 40 years old. Oddly, I’m not upset about passing this major milestone. But to forestall any potential pain of a different kind, can you please suggest some comfortable party shoes for the big day? I’m going to dinner...
From: Washington Post | By: The Manolo | Monday, July 28, 2014
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ABORTION REMAINS legal in the United States, but states such as Texas are erecting legal impediments before clinics that perform the procedure. In effect, 40 years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade established the right to first-trimester...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Monday, July 28, 2014
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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — A baby — naked, with red-hennaed feet and round eyes lined with kohl — screamed in anguish as emergency doctors in this area’s hospital for war victims stitched up a finger-size gash on the side of her tiny head....
From: Washington Post | By: Erin Cunningham | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Once again, it's the time of year when Washington confronts the same existential question: Is Medicare going broke? Today marks the annual release of the Medicare trustees' report, when those guarding the health-care program's finances make their best...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Once again, it's the time of year when Washington confronts the same existential question: Is Medicare going broke? Today marks the annual release of the Medicare trustees' report, when those guarding the health-care program's finances make their best...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Monday, July 28, 2014
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If they can't do it this week, can they do it at all? That's what many Americans might be thinking in the next few days as the House and Senate try — or at least appear to be trying — to complete work on a series of complex issues before fleeing...
From: Washington Post | By: Ed O'Keefe | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A ballot measure that would require health insurers to cover out-of-network doctor visits is dividing two sides of the medical industry in South Dakota, sparking a costly campaign and a debate over health care led by two groups with big financial stakes....
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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LAST YEAR, the Supreme Court ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to reconsider the affirmative-action program at the University of Texas at Austin. This month, the appeals court determined again that the university’s admissions policies...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health has received about 7,000 comments on whether strict hospital-style regulations on abortion clinics should be retained, amended, or repealed and rewritten since Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for expediting...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Portnoy | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Acrimony, alimony and an Amway alibi — they all played a role during opening statements as a twisting murder trial got underway Tuesday in Montgomery County. Baldeo Taneja, a 63-year-old doctorate-level biostatistician, and his wife, Raminder Kaur,...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Morse | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The headquarters of the FBI would relocate from downtown Washington to a suburban campus in either Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield, under plans announced by the General Services Administration Tuesday. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonathan O’Connell | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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We’re now into serious nail-biting time for about 150 nominees to see whether they’ll be confirmed by the Senate before the lawmakers slither out of town for a five-week recess. The slow-boat route, via filing for cloture, would mean only a handful...
From: Washington Post | By: Al Kamen, Colby Itkowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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HOUSE AND Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation is now on a fast track to pass Congress before its August recess, showing that Republican...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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THERE ARE powerful reasons why a federal judge’s decision striking down the District’s ban on carrying handguns outside of a person’s home should not stand. Some are particular to this city: Washington is where the president lives, where the country’s...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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AS EFFORTS to forge even a temporary truce in Gaza founder, the Obama administration is indignantly protesting that its diplomacy has been unfairly maligned by critics, especially in Israel. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, officials say, has merely...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It can be difficult to enjoy August in the District. It’s hot, it's muggy, and the incessant honking of K Street traffic has everyone on their last nerve. Rather than deal with it, everyone goes away. Even Congress skips town. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Kaplan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Thursday, July 31 Walking club, for fitness and better health, co-sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free, with free parking. 202-364-7602. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble chief Robert McDonald as secretary of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Tuesday’s vote represented a rare example of swift, bipartisan action by the Senate to address...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Profits rose 7 percent at Marriott International during the second quarter, helped in part by strong demand for rooms during soccer’s World Cup, the hotel giant reported Tuesday. Second-quarter profits climbed to $192 million, or 64 cents per share,...
From: Washington Post | By: Abha Bhattarai | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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AT&T has become the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure that the company's streaming videos get to consumers without lagging or delay. Netflix said Tuesday that the two companies had reached an agreement on interconnection in May....
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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One could have heard a pin drop in U.S. District Court in Richmond today. William Burck, lawyer for  Maureen McDonnell, said in his opening argument in a trial that Virginia’s former first lady, who has been indicted on 14 public corruption charges,...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Galuszka | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Twitter quieted some doubters on Tuesday, reporting a strong quarter, showing that -- in the short-term, at least -- the firm has managed to fight off doubts that it would be able to make money following its decision to go public last year. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg once famously said that privacy was no longer a "social norm" in a society that seemed compelled to share everything. But recent moves from Facebook signal that Zuckerberg might be changing his mind about what privacy...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Karma AbuAyyash had never really known an Israeli before. The 22-year-old Palestinian had encountered them at checkpoints, on the streets of Ramallah, her hometown, at protests, and once when soldiers searched her home and took her pet turtle, Korka,...
From: Washington Post | By: Karen Chen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Justice Department on Tuesday announced it is suing the state of Pennsylvania over alleged gender discrimination in hiring entry-level state troopers. The department alleges that the physical fitness test used since 2003 disproportionately disadvantaged...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Behold the first artifact of a city coming to terms with its new firearms normal: Not 72 hours after a federal judge ruled the District’s ban on the carrying of handguns to be unconstitutional, the office of D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward...
From: Washington Post | By: Mike DeBonis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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D.C. Superior Court officials on Tuesday announced a new online Web chat feature where court users can ask questions of court employees about their cases within the civil division. Individuals with cases in small claims court (involving disputes of $5,000...
From: Washington Post | By: Keith L. Alexander | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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An obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago with little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But his life would not always be so simple. At centers he established on Mount Baldy, Calif.,...
From: Washington Post | By: Steve Chawkins, — Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ambitious land-use plan designed to spur creation of a new science-focused town center in the county’s long-neglected eastern sector. The White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan envisions...
From: Washington Post | By: Bill Turque | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the space shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 at a hospital in Chestertown, Md. He was 71. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Jamie Smith Hopkins, — Baltimore Sun | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Here at Wonkblog, we've talked a bit about how the franchise model makes it difficult for workers to organize, keeping wages low by giving franchisees such low margins that increasing them is nearly impossible. A few weeks ago, we previewed the National...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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With the fight over net neutrality still simmering, the Federal Communications Commission has opened up another front in the battle over the Internet's future. The agency wants to explore the possibility of helping cities build their own connections...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The changes sweeping through the media business have not left C-SPAN untouched. The service, probably best known for its coverage of Capitol Hill, has begun requiring viewers of some of its heretofore freely available online content to log into C-SPAN.org...
From: Washington Post | By: Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It was a two-fan day today for @CharlieCrist pic.twitter.com/OtnxSOSE8f This is a story of a man and his fan. The man is former Florida Republican governor Charlie Crist who is running as a Democrat to get his old job back this fall. And the fan is,...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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With temperatures in the mid-70s, the District was loving the weather on Tuesday. Wednesday will be warmer, but still beautiful....
From: Washington Post | By: Angela Fritz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Any way you slice it, video, computer and mobile games are becoming more social. We saw it first with mobile hits such as "Words With Friends," where you trade turns back-and-forth with friends playing the Scrabble-like game.  And now in the console world,...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Over the weekend, a federal judge struck down the District's ban on carrying handguns in public, the last such law in the country to fall as gun-rights advocates have been accumulating victories. Shortly afterward, Alan Gura, the lawyer representing...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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There’s smartglasses and smartwatches. Now, there are smartshoes. The Bluetooth-enabled Lechal shoes, designed by an Indian start-up called Ducere Technologies, can connect to a smartphone and pull out directions from Google Maps and direct you to...
From: Washington Post | By: Jiaxi Lu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (Ore.) on Tuesday dismissed talk about impeachment as a "fundraising scam" driven by the White House and the House Democratic campaign arm. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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On Election Day, there will be at least 12 women running for the United States Senate in 10 different races. Most are Democrats, but not all; Republicans could see the addition of four more women if everything falls their way. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) plans to seek another term as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee. "I fully intend to seek reelection as NRCC chairman. I've enjoyed the work. I think it's important work," Walden told reporters on Tuesday....
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Barack Obama is not getting impeached. But for several years, Republicans have been indulging and even encouraging that fantasy on the part of the more extreme edges of their base. Conservative backbenchers have told their constituents the votes are...
From: Washington Post | By: Karen Tumulty, Wesley Lowery | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble chief Robert McDonald to be the next secretary of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Tuesday’s vote is a rare example of swift, bipartisan action by the Senate to address...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Although it took six years for her to do it, former mayor of Wasilla/Alaska governor/GOP vice presidential nominee, and current author/Fox analyst/Tea Party favorite/social media pioneer/reality TV star and all around muckraker Sarah Palin has finally...
From: Washington Post | By: Nia-Malika Henderson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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