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Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum....
From: Washington Post | By: Lynne O'Donnell | AP | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The United Nations says civilian injuries in Afghanistan’s long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia prompted declarations that Obama should not pick a replacement....
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Conservative lawmakers are unlikely to allow President Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday. During the Republican debate Saturday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said, "We have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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IT IS often said that good policy makes for good politics. And we still want to believe that, despite the history of the “Cadillac tax” in the Affordable Care Act.Current law excludes employer-paid health insurance from taxation, which is how nearly...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The conservative icon, known for his intellect, wit and biting opinions, had a huge impact on the high court....
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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“Not only the U.S., but the whole international community, are now starting to talk about long-term commitment,” Gen. John. F. Campbell said....
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Craig | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explore the use of medical marijuana as an alternative to the powerful opioid painkillers that kill thousands of people each year. In a letter to CDC chief Tom Friedan,...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Jamiel Shaw Sr. has been supporting Trump since last summer, appearing at news conferences and rallies. His son was killed in 2008, returning from the mall....
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Johnson | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Republican front-runner Donald Trump's new ad, "Jamiel," focuses on illegal immigration....
From: Washington Post | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over the phone-bricking "Error 53," which has left some customers in need of a new phone.The problem affects iPhone owners who've had third-party (read: non-Apple) work done on their phone's home buttons, which...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Friday, February 12, 2016
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It was a lively week....
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Friday, February 12, 2016
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If you’re like many shoppers, you’ve had a momentary blip of confusion — or maybe several of them — at a checkout counter lately.That’s because some stores have outfitted themselves with payment terminals that use your credit card’s new,...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Halzack | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Social Security is a big problem for Hillary Clinton. It's an issue that is forcing her to choose what kind of Democratic leader she wants to be: one who is willing to compromise with Republicans in the interest of progress, or one who will firmly stand...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, February 12, 2016
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San Francisco's Center for Investigative Reporting is now staging plays based on original investigative reporting of important cases....
From: Washington Post | By: Tom Jackman | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Health care has been the first item on the agenda for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders in both Democratic presidential debates Thursday and last week. It's one of few issues on which the two candidates have a real difference of opinion -- who...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Health care has been the first item on the agenda for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders in both Democratic presidential debates Thursday and last week. It's one of few issues on which the two candidates have a real difference of opinion -- who...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Poverty has a way of rearing its ugly head, slipping into the cracks in people's lives when they're young and then re-emerging later in life. Sometimes it happens in ways that are easily observable—what poor babies are fed, for instance, has...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A pregnant woman in Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling overseas — the second such case this week, health officials said Friday....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Guantanamo Bay may end up closing, but that won’t help three men in limbo at Bagram detention facility....
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Craig | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The president of the Madrid branch of Spain’s center-right Popular Party resigned Sunday amid allegations that the party benefited from irregular funding....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Greek police say they arrested a British citizen on the main border crossing to Turkey carrying a large weapons cache....
From: Washington Post | By: Costas Kantouris | AP | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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USPS records its first quarterly net profit in five years, but warns losses are not over. Meanwhile, the plan to eliminate Saturday service is dead....
From: Washington Post | By: Joe Davidson | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged EU member states not to close their borders to migrants, suggesting that “effective border control is more important.”...
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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A smaller debate stage sucked The Donald into every fight....
From: Washington Post | By: Peter W. Stevenson | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Kate McKinnon!...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly half a million people to flee to neighboring...
From: Washington Post | By: Krista Larson | AP | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country’s Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week’s departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply...
From: Washington Post | By: David McFadden | AP | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Swedish police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):...
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Speaking Spanish was once seen as a deficit....
From: Washington Post | By: Janell Ross | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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A study suggests the South isn’t exactly prim and proper when it comes to cussing....
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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This Arctic blast gives way to a full basket of winter weather concerns late tonight through late tomorrow night....
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Jackson | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Moderator John Dickerson mostly got out of the way....
From: Washington Post | By: Callum Borchers | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Swedish police say that the five people killed Saturday when their car plunged off the road into a canal in Sweden were British citizens....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen says the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms....
From: Washington Post | By: Matthew Lee | AP | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Somalia’s president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country’s youth....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Opposition activists say Turkey has shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation’s tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday....
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Sullivan | AP | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Donald Trump got into it with pretty much every other candidate at the Feb. 13 CBS News GOP debate....
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Balz | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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India says it is disappointed with the United States’ decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Things on stage at the CBS Republican presidential debate in Greenville, S.C. got a little weird when candidate Donald Trump brought up a line from a Boston Globe article on rival Jeb Bush's campaign....
From: Washington Post | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Here's our roundup of 12 fishy facts...
From: Washington Post | By: Glenn Kessler | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions after the Senate approved a bill to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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While speaking with Washington Post reporter Abby Phillip, Former president Bill Clinton offers condolences to the Scalia family Saturday, Feb. 13....
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The rowdiest of the GOP debates so far comes with much at stake for some of the candidates...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Balz | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Maybe Google doesn't tell us much about the debates....
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Sunday, February 14, 2016
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