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The fate of the Affordable Care Act, the president's signature domestic policy achievement, is once again in the hands of the Supreme Court this coming Wednesday. The justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a legal challenge to the financial...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Officials in several Republican states that balked at participating in President Obama’s health-care initiative are now revisiting the issue, amid mounting panic over a possible Supreme Court decision that would revoke federal insurance subsidies for...
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Little Man was America's ideal of a llama. Beautiful, gentle and heroic, he died in 2011 of presumed smoke inhalation after saving his owner's flock of sheep from a wildfire in Hesperia, Calif. It's just one example of why Americans have pursued...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Reporters covering the Supreme Court got an important message Thursday from the court: There was an error in the transcript of Wednesday’s oral arguments in an employment discrimination case.The case involved a woman who claimed Abercrombie &...
From: Washington Post | By: Al Kamen | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The financial crisis may have taken a larger toll on middle-age Americans than previously thought. The economic tumult may have been behind a sharp increase in suicides among adults between 40 and 64, according to new research published in the American...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, February 27, 2015
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When writing checks to the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayers might wish Uncle Sam had a much smaller appetite. Yet they know that putting him on a severe diet means Sam can’t get his job done.The diet Congress has imposed on the IRS means taxpayers...
From: Washington Post | By: Joe Davidson | Friday, February 27, 2015
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When you look out from your little airplane window, and you see the little trucks labeled Sky Chefs or Gate Gourmet rushing to deliver trays of frozen chicken and beef, you probably just want them to move faster. Terrold Turner, who drives one at Philadelphia...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Germany's balanced budget couldn't be more fiscally irresponsible. It's not just that Germany has gotten into the black by scrimping on repairs today that might end up costing it more tomorrow. It's that Germany's being so tight-fisted at the least opportune...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Warren Buffet drinks his first Coke of the day for breakfast. The second comes sometime not too long after. And the third he downs before heading out from work. But that's not all: He actually has another two once he's home. And he does it every...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Friday, February 27, 2015
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“How many have done more than this generation in uniform? The war on terror is the longest military engagement in U.S. history. So many have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tens of thousands wounded. More than 6,800 dead. The strain on military and...
From: Washington Post | By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Friday, February 27, 2015
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THE BIG story in the Caribbean these days is Cuba, where the Obama administration’s easing of U.S. economic sanctions has investors buzzing about the prospects for making money, someday, in a possible revival of that economic basket case. How ironic...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Friday, February 27, 2015
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MAZAR-E SHARIF, AfghanistanAt first glance, the Toyota Corolla looked like any other taxi bumping along the craggy street. In the back seat, three women wore blue burqas that covered their faces and bodies. In the front passenger seat, a bearded man...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Puerto Rico is buried under at least $73 billion in debt that has left its economy in a near perpetual recession and caused a significant number of its residents to relocate to the mainland. Worse, the island’s status as a U.S. territory leaves it...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael A. Fletcher | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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When writing checks to the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayers might wish Uncle Sam had a much smaller appetite. Yet they know that putting him on a severe diet means Sam can’t get his job done. The diet Congress has imposed on the IRS means taxpayers...
From: Washington Post | By: Joe Davidson | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Puerto Rico is buried under at least $73 billion in debt that has left its economy in a near perpetual recession and caused a significant number of its residents to relocate to the mainland. Worse, the island’s status as a U.S. territory leaves it...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael A. Fletcher | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Sen. Ted Cruz says states have the right to legalize marijuana, even though he criticized President Obama a year ago for not enforcing federal drug law in the states that have.“I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services for more than a decade. In this role, he manages a staff of 1,600 employees who delve into some of the government’s hot-button issues, including...
From: Washington Post | By: Tom Fox | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The Republican debate over Reaganomics is really a debate about priorities. The question for conservative thinkers is whether former President Ronald Reagan’s supply-side economic prescription is sufficient for today’s economic problems, particularly...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Tankersley | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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After more than 20 years working in government, Dan Tangherlini is getting out.Tangherlini took over the General Services Administration, which manages real estate for the federal government, in the wake of a conference spending scandal in 2012. He...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonathan O'Connell | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The fate of the Affordable Care Act, the president's signature domestic policy achievement, is once again in the hands of the Supreme Court this coming Wednesday. The justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a legal challenge to the financial...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Each year the Government Services Administration catches federal workers swiping taxpayer-funded credit cards assigned to gas up and maintain government vehicles to fuel their personal vehicles.Since 2010, federal employees have illegally stolen $2.4...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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DANDONG, China — When it comes to North Korea, there is no end to the conspiracy theories. The world had barely finished speculating about Kim Jong Un’s prolonged absence from the public eye last summer — Was it gout? Too much cheese? Broken ankles?...
From: Washington Post | By: Anna Fifield | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Scoreless and relegated to the role of sixth man at the start of the second half of Saturday’s Capital Beltway championship, Clinton Christian’sMatt Webber later admitted his psyche was shaken. But the freshman’s determination to play his part...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The books closed Saturday night on Washington’s frigid February, which might have provided more satisfaction if not for the dread aroused by the forecast for Sunday.Rather than look back with relief at what is gone, it appears that Washington will...
From: Washington Post | By: Martin Weil | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Eric Bowles’s lonely traipse to the visitors’ locker room at Hayfield was almost complete when he stripped off his navy blue No. 20 W.T. Woodson road jersey and wadded it into a fist in his left hand. Based almost entirely upon the merits of his...
From: Washington Post | By: Joey LoMonaco | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Of the nine consecutive appearances that Paul VI’s girls’ basketball team has made in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title game, this year’s served as perhaps the toughest. Not only did Saturday’s contest mark the Panthers’...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Earl Lloyd, who became the first African American player in the NBA with the old Washington Capitols in 1950 and who later became the league’s first non-playing black head coach, died Feb. 26 in Crossville, Tenn., where he lived. He was 86.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Schudel | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FACED WITH an impending debacle — the suspension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its 240,000 employees — the Senate did the sensible thing, voting to keep the department solvent through the remainder of the fiscal year. Then...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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THERE ARE legitimate reasons for concern about the accord the Obama administration is negotiating with Iran on its nuclear program. The latest U.S. offer would allow Iran to keep a large nuclear infrastructure, and all controls reportedly would lapse...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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LONDON — After the unmasking of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John as a West London computer programmer named Mohammed Emwazi, Asim Qureshi looked into the television cameras here and made an explosive assertion: Britain, he suggested, had created...
From: Washington Post | By: Anthony Faiola, Karla Adam | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: William Booth | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The District’s budget gap is not as dire as originally expected. Nearly half of the current shortfall was wiped away by a rise in tax revenue from year-end holiday sales and bonuses handed out by employers, the District’s independent financial officer...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron C. Davis | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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To understand the economic angst that helped elect a Republican governor in heavily Democratic Maryland, venture beyond the tony, millionaire-saturated suburbs to the working-class neighborhoods and rural towns where many people are struggling.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Johnson, Peyton Craighill | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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John B. Fairchild, who for decades exercised unprecedented power over style and fashion around the world as the creative, autocratic and opinionated publisher and editor of Women’s Wear Daily, died Feb. 27 at his home in Manhattan. He was 87. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Martin Weil | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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RICHMOND — Senate Republicans were ready to sink an ethics reform bill they thought was flawed until House Speaker William J. Howell threatened to shame them publicly if they passed nothing, participants in Friday’s last-minute negotiations said....
From: Washington Post | By: Laura Vozzella, Jenna Portnoy, Rachel Weiner | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Todd Watkins had been following the snow forecasts closely. By the time he climbed out of bed in the darkness of 2 a.m., he didn’t think a storm would wallop the Washington region. But he thought it was possible that Montgomery’s schools would open...
From: Washington Post | By: Donna St. George | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Monroe H. Freedman, a law professor who was often credited with establishing the academic field of legal ethics, and whose controversial views once led a future chief justice to call for his disbarment, died Feb. 26 at his home in New York City. He was...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Schudel | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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GOV. LARRY Hogan of Maryland, a Republican whose campaign last fall not surprisingly railed against the policies of the incumbent Democratic governor, Martin O’Malley, thus far seems more inclined to tweak than trash those policies. That’s probably...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The lecture about the dangers of Ebola had just begun, but the village had heard enough. A group of women started chanting, to warn the others against the visitors, “They are coming to kill you.” A mob of men masked their faces, waved machetes and...
From: Washington Post | By: Amy Brittain | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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In winter’s waning weeks, Venus and Jupiter continue to accentuate the night heavens, we change our clocks forward and we grab spring with no intention of letting go.Check the west-southwestern heavens at dusk to spy the vivacious Venus and the dim...
From: Washington Post | By: Blaine Friedlander Jr. | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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On Thursday, the Metro board’s safety committee got a report from the transit staff about weekend incidents involving smoke in the Metrorail system. It’s good that the board should get detailed explanations.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Thomson | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Construction of tall buildings is encroaching on the airspace of the historic College Park Airport, forcing pilots to adjust landing and takeoff strategies and raising concerns among some in this Maryland community that continued development could threaten...
From: Washington Post | By: Luz Lazo | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Springhouse of Silver Spring will close in June because of the pending sale of the assisted-living apartment building, according to residents and a notice circulated by management.The notice, dated Feb. 25, says that the landowner, HCP, is putting the...
From: Washington Post | By: Fredrick Kunkle | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Years ago, as the business development manager for a large local construction company, I was chasing the contract for building the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Va. While jockeying to qualify for the project’s...
From: Washington Post | By: John Kelly’ | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s national museum in Baghdad officially reopened to the public Saturday, 12 years after it was shuttered because of the looting of thousands of ancient artifacts in the days following the U.S.-led invasion.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Loveday Morris | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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In a chandeliered banquet hall not far from the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a man with a Duke MBA and a Wall Street background offered the same sort of tips often given to aspiring entrepreneurs in places like this one: develop a clear business plan; raise...
From: Washington Post | By: John Woodrow Cox | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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A father waiting outside an elementary school to pick up his child after a field trip was carjacked Friday evening, D.C. police said Saturday.The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of G Street Northeast, near Ludlow Taylor Elementary...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Sadon | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Leading American Jewish organizations have long claimed to be devoted to forging bipartisan support for Israel in the United States. Yet this is what bipartisanship on Israel looks like on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Two pedestrians standing near a bus stop were hit by a vehicle Saturday morning on Connecticut Avenue in Kensington, Md. A Montgomery County police spokesman said the driver appeared to be intoxicated.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Sadon | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Cold air firmly in place and moisture moving in create the perfect recipe for a wintry mix tomorrow across the D.C. area....
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Stillman, Ian Livingston | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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