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KABUL — The day is still etched in the Afghan judge’s mind more than a decade later — when she was in Washington, when she met with Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She recalls feeling awed and barely present,...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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You'd think some of the world's greatest minds would be more into artificial intelligence. But not, at least, when it comes to arming it.An open letter signed by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak, among others, is making the case (again) that...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Paying off credit card debt can take a really, really long time.Just how long it takes depends not only on the total amount of debt and the interest rate, but also on how big your paycheck is. A rule of thumb some credit counselors use is that credit...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonnelle Marte | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The Federal Trade Commission has warned that a scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Francesca Daniele allegedly spent $21,000 then told her employer she had lost her credit card....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Federal employees and retirees could invest in outside mutual funds and would have more options in how they take out their retirement savings under plans approved Monday....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The city of Boston is ending its bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, conceding to residents who've vocally protested the idea for months. Poll numbers have shown that a majority of people in the region were opposed to hosting the Games, which have become...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Monday, July 27, 2015
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A couple of decades ago, industry analysts predicted that Amazon would kill off the physical bookstore with its ability to deliver books practically anywhere with the click of a button. Since then, the online retailer has expanded into dozens of other...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Monday, July 27, 2015
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In their long campaign against SeaWorld’s treatment of Orca whales, animal rights groups pulled out all the stops: Protests, ad campaigns, even a lawsuit on behalf of the animals themselves. The 2013 CNN documentary “Blackfish” advanced the cause,...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Working Again PAC released an ad promoting former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) over his fellow contenders for the Republican party's nomination for president in 2016....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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In their long campaign against SeaWorld’s treatment of Orca whales, animal rights groups pulled out all the stops: Protests, ad campaigns, even a lawsuit on behalf of the animals themselves. The 2013 CNN documentary “Blackfish” advanced the cause,...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The Chinese stock markets plummeted Monday in the biggest one-day drop since 2007. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5 percent, weighing on Japanese, Hong Kong and U.S. markets. The trend is raising doubts about the effectiveness of Beijing’s recent...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Americans these days line up to buy iPhones, but half a century ago, they were flocking to see gleaming, futuristic prototypes of kitchen appliances. General Motors's Kitchen of Tomorrow, part of a traveling exposition of the company's products, featured...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Monday, July 27, 2015
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KABUL — A gun battle between supporters of two rival warlords at a wedding party has killed 21 people in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, the provincial police chief said on Monday.Warlords, apart from Taliban insurgents, pose a serious threat...
From: Washington Post | By: Sayed Salahuddin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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A majority of the justices were appointed by a Republican, but these days they’re getting little love from the right....
From: Washington Post | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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A little less than four years ago, the world looked like it was about to end and gold hit an all-time high of $1,895 an ounce. The United States had manufactured a debt crisis, and Europe hadn't been able to manufacture a solution to its actual debt...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Humidity trends upward today, and doesn't plan on coming back down anytime soon, with a steady diet of midweek 90s in store....
From: Washington Post | Sunday, July 26, 2015
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A new analysis by Bloomberg challenges Donald Trump's claim that he is worth more than $10 billion. Based on the company's standardized method for estimating billionaires' wealth, Trump is worth only about $2.9 billion, even less than Forbes's estimate...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Economic segregation has some obvious consequences for how we live. It means that poor and rich children attend different schools, that their parents shop in different stores, that their families rely on separate amenities, whether parks or transit lines...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Who decides (besides Fox News)?...
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Obama says U.S. food aid policies in Africa are making a difference....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Economic segregation has some obvious consequences for how we live. It means that poor and rich children attend different schools, that their parents shop in different stores, that their families rely on separate amenities, whether parks or transit lines...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The lawyer for a Washington Post journalist facing trial in Iran on charges including espionage was quoted Tuesday urging for his release from prison following the nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Murphy | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Earlier, trains were sharing a track on the Red Line between Forest Glen and Wheaton stations. There was a disabled train at the Wheaton stop. Delays for riders....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The West is burning up, and we don't have the cash to fight it....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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TOWN SQUARE | Brokerage says 'Book It Now' is designed to help househunters schedule a showing quickly....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Water main break causes part of Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda to close...
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Moniz, a nuclear physicist with mad-scientist hair, has already been credited as the administration’s secret weapon in the lengthy negotiations to secure an Iran deal....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Time magazine gave Rand Paul that title in October, but the polls today are telling a different story....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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In crowded presidential field, former preacher-turned-politician draws on faith to connect with black churches....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The White House's nominee to be ambassador to Norway breezed through his confirmation hearing unlike the nominee before him....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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No civil suit ever investigated the shooting, so father sought details from Fairfax police investigation....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The "ugh" factor is pretty high this week....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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KARACHI, PAKISTAN — A two-year-old government effort to restore order in this Pakistani port city has halved the notoriously high murder rate, but security officials’ tactics have intensified confrontation with a powerful political movement that...
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Craig | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on two U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, said the State Department has pledged to hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the incident on......
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The body of Douglas Brown was recovered from the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Maryland on Monday, two days after his brother Daniel Brown's body was recovered. The two men disappeared while swimming off Cove Point beach on Friday....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Homeowners battle utility’s tree-cutters as they move through back yards in suburban Maryland....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Montgomery County officials accuse agency of holding transfer of facility “hostage” for more money....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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"It was a good lesson to remember that we still don’t have a country of complete justice," he said in fluent Spanish....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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BOCA RATON, Fla. — On the campaign trail, Jeb Bush has repeatedly emphasized his record overseeing Florida’s boom economy as the state’s governor. He says it’s an example of an economy that created a huge number of jobs and benefited the middle...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Tankersley | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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AFTER YEARS of working at cross-purposes, the United States and Turkey have finally begun to cooperate on Syria. Last week the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that it would allow U.S. planes and drones to operate out of two Turkish air bases...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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HOUSTON, THE Smithsonian has a problem — or at least it did. Its National Air and Space Museum wanted to display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit in July 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but traditional fundraising...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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BY THIS time next year, a crucial federal safety-net program could be out of cash, or almost out of cash. We refer to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which paid benefits to 9 million disabled workers (and 2 million of their dependents) in...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Members of Oversight and Government Reform Committee say they have lost faith in fix-it man John Koskinen....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't want anything to get in the way of passing his highway bill....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Just as in baseball, scholars are trying to measure presidential attributes using the statistical art known as "sabermetrics."...
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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At the Braille Rallye, country roads are full of challenging curves....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Mr. Kalam, a scientist, was known as the father of the country’s military missile program....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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