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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With an estimated 25 million new people becoming insured over the next few years, a coalition of family physicians have a message for the country: Don't forget about us.  The timing is right for the group, which on Thursday announced a five-year, $20...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a new set of protocols for travelers arriving from countries affected by Ebola. Travelers will be required to provide the agency with contact information for themselves and a relative or...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Who chooses to install solar panels on their roof? You might assume that the people who do so are probably fairly rich (an average installation can cost around $35,000, prior to tax credits or other incentives), and most assuredly, politically liberal....
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Who chooses to install solar panels on their roof? You might assume that the people who do so are probably fairly rich (an average installation can cost around $35,000, prior to tax credits or other incentives), and most assuredly, politically liberal....
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Fairfax County teens will get extra sleep next fall under a new initiative approved late Thursday that will push back the first class of the day in high schools to 8 a.m. or after. The school board voted 11 to 1, with board member Kathy Smith (Sully)...
From: Washington Post | By: T. Rees Shapiro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Republican Governors Association has purchased more than $1 million in additional television advertising time in Wisconsin to boost embattled Gov. Scott Walker, who is locked in a close race against Democrat Mary Burke. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Costa | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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For 15 years, more and more people rode Metro. Ridership increased an average of 3 percent annually, going from 150 million trips in 1996 to almost 225 million trips in 2009, according to the agency. Growth came not only from the job gains Washington...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonathan O'Connell | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Politics is an elegant art, filled with plenty of low-bid pizza and people paid to follow other people around in the hopes of catching them doing anything remotely humiliating. But there is no component of the political campaign more strictly adherent...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The U.S. economy has fallen, and it can't get up. At least that's the way it seems. That's because our slump hasn't really ended, even though the Great Recession officially did more than five years ago. Growth has been low, unemployment is still high,...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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At some performances of “Our War,” an actor or two will be put out of work, if only briefly. Arena Stage has enlisted “notable Washingtonians” to appear at certain performances and read a monologue of their choice. On Friday that space belongs...
From: Washington Post | By: Kristen Page-Kirby | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Real estate Web site Movoto just came up with a ranking of most of the ZIP Codes in the U.S. The ranking is based on household income, unemployment rate, high school graduation rate and a few other factors (including median rent, taken as a positive,...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Even four months after the Supreme Court's divisive Hobby Lobby decision, we still have no idea just how broad the ruling's impact will be. That's thanks to the ambiguity of the 5-4 decision, which said owners of "closely held" for-profit businesses...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Even four months after the Supreme Court's divisive Hobby Lobby decision, we still have no idea just how broad the ruling's impact will be. That's thanks to the ambiguity of the 5-4 decision, which said owners of "closely held" for-profit businesses...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The Afghan opium poppy...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Supreme Court opinions are painstaking collaborations crafted by the nation’s most potent legal minds, sometimes running hundreds of pages. But at Supreme Court Haiku, Houston lawyer Keith Jaasma can reduce any one of them to three lines and 17 syllables....
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The influx of money into state judicial elections may be bad news for those accused of crimes. A new study finds that the more ads aired during state supreme court campaigns, the more likely justices are to rule against criminal defendants—potentially...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The Afghan opium poppy...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Cash, credit or smartphone? Apple has promised that its Apple Pay service can revolutionize the way we shop, replacing the normal credit card swipe with a tap of the phone and a fingerprint scan. But we wanted to see if Apple Pay would work as promised...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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KABUL — The leaders of an Afghan newspaper are being investigated for blasphemy following publication of an article that questioned whether Muslims should embrace the possibility that more than one God exists. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Craig | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This was the first game in Joe Moore’s four-year career at Anacostia in which he felt the pressure. Under bright lights on senior night, the homecoming king dazzled the crowd of current and former students and the neighbors watching from their back...
From: Washington Post | By: Rhiannon Walker | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The quarterback battle began anew this past Monday at West Springfield, with Peter Muskett and Jake Herzog sharing reps in what’s become a season-long contest for the starting spot. This week’s audition revolved around Annandale, an opponent that...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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A partial eclipse of the sun, a spellbinding celestial event, occurred Thursday afternoon, but because of earthly circumstances it may have been seen in the Washington area primarily by optimists. The eclipse, in which the moon covered part of the sun...
From: Washington Post | By: Martin Weil | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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CANADA Officials vow stiffer laws on terrorism Canada vowed Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed that a majority of Canadians lack confidence in their security services’ ability to deter homegrown radicals like two who...
From: Washington Post | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Entering Friday night’s homecoming matchup against Seneca Valley, No. 6 Damascus knew its defense would have to contain the Screaming Eagles’ shifty 5-foot-7 running back, Adrian Feliz-Platt. And as Feliz-Platt tore through the Swarmin’ Hornets...
From: Washington Post | By: Daniel Gallen | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Here’s a first look at scores and recaps from Friday’s slate of high school football action. Check out allmetsports.com later tonight for full game stories from Broadneck-Arundel, Seneca Valley-Damascus, Thomas Stone-Patuxent, Coolidge-Anacostia,...
From: Washington Post | By: From Staff Reports | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Last week, I wrote about the Entertainment Software Association's reaction to "Gamergate"  -- the months-long culture war over gender and ethics in the gaming industry. My Twitter feed was flooded with messages from those who said we'd been unfair...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Despite the panic over a doctor with Ebola in New York City, a case half the world away may be more dangerous in the long run. On Thursday, Mali's health minister confirmed that the country has its first confirmed Ebola case: A 2-year-old girl in...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor, Abby Ohlheiser | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The balloons were bright, the cake was sweet and the music loud. The only thing missing from the birthday celebration Friday at Hart Middle School in Southeast Washington was the birthday girl — Relisha Rudd. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Lynh Bui | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Bullis sophomore Rebecca Wuren barely had time to process her victory before teammate Ines Vias was charging toward her with a full-bodied embrace. The tackle knocked Wuren over and the rest of the team piled on to celebrate as tears rolled down their...
From: Washington Post | By: Kelyn Soong | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The body found on an abandoned property outside of this college town has been confirmed as the remains of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, a grim result that came nearly six weeks after the 18-year-old from Fairfax...
From: Washington Post | By: T. Rees Shapiro | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a mad-cap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero,...
From: Washington Post | By: Paul Kane | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Pennsylvania Fire destroys 9/11 mementos An inventory released Friday of items lost from a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters includes hundreds of original photographs and items found at the 9/11 crash site that were linked to the passengers...
From: Washington Post | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Federal employees’ satisfaction with their agencies’ senior leaders hit a five-year low last year, according to a survey of the workforce released Friday that also shows continuing discontent overall. Many employees still think the work they do is...
From: Washington Post | By: Lisa Rein | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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THE CLEAREST lesson of history, it has been said, is that people never learn the lessons of history. As if to prove that aphorism, federal regulators are relaxing rules governing the mortgage-backed securities business — less than a decade after an...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Friday, October 24, 2014
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TWO OF Northern Virginia’s three congressmen — Frank R. Wolf, a Republican, and James P. Moran Jr., a Democrat — are retiring after long tenures. There are spirited, expensive races to replace them. The 8th District, which extends west through...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Friday, October 24, 2014
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THE DISTRICT’S attorney general has looked askance at some of the promises made by the candidates vying for his office in next month’s general election, the first time the office will be subject to popular vote rather than mayoral appointment. “They’re...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Fairfax County’s plan to give more than 55,000 teens extra sleep next fall by delaying the first class of the day until 8 a.m. could set a trend for large school districts across the country as experts and educators seek to improve the health and...
From: Washington Post | By: T. Rees Shapiro, Ovetta Wiggins | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. If some of those people wind up by mistake at HealthCare.com instead, well, Jeff Smedsrud...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student walked into the cafeteria of a Seattle-area high school Friday and, without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and...
From: Washington Post | Friday, October 24, 2014
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CLEVELAND —It was an at-times tense but by all accounts probing conversation when a few hundred gathered here recently in a downtown warehouse space outfitted with projectors, folding chairs and a modest stage. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Wesley Lowery | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. If some of those people wind up by mistake at HealthCare.com instead, well, Jeff Smedsrud...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, makes the argument in Politico this week that voter ID laws hardly cause the harm their critics claim (hat tip to Jonathan Chait, who has written a thorough response to Lowry here). He questions conflicting...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, makes the argument in Politico this week that voter ID laws hardly cause the harm their critics claim (hat tip to Jonathan Chait, who has written a thorough response to Lowry here). He questions conflicting...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We hold onto the near-perfect temperatures, shed some of the clouds, but can’t totally rid ourselves of the wind...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Friday, October 24, 2014
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John and Sue Graham, University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham’s parents, issued this statement upon confirmation that the remains found on an abandoned property outside of Charlottesville are those of their daughter. Graham, 18, went missing...
From: Washington Post | Friday, October 24, 2014
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LISTEN:  A conversation with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health http://wp-stat.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/OL%20Francis%20Collins%20final%20podcast.mp3 Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Lillian Cunningham | Friday, October 24, 2014
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During the only public forum on Question J — the ballot question that would allow Prince George’s officials to serve three terms instead of two — the measure’s strongest proponent was absent. In his place, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III...
From: Washington Post | By: Arelis R. Hernández | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Maryland Republican Party on Friday reported raising more than $750,000 since late August to help boost the fortunes of its gubernatorial nominee, Anne Arundel County businessman Larry Hogan. The party’s efforts this year are crucial for Hogan,...
From: Washington Post | By: John Wagner | Friday, October 24, 2014
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