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With its natural wood floors and plush upholstery, Carafem aims to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic. But the slick ads set to go up in Metro stations across the Washington region leave nothing to doubt: “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.”Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Sandhya Somashekhar | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I’m stopping short of advertising a beautiful, warm week but, compared to previous weeks, it’s a step in the right direction....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Monday, March 30, 2015
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It seemed like a routine traffic stop.It started last March, when a speeding van drove through Haymarket going 55 in a 25 mph zone. Haymarket police officer Coire O’Neal turned on his lights.As O’Neal walked to the van, he could hear commotion inside....
From: Washington Post | By: Victoria St. Martin | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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BALTIMORE — Black teenagers, from high schools scattered around the city, are among many drawn to the Inner Harbor on warm days to enjoy the waterfront tourist spot.But for them, the visits had become less about shops, restaurants and meeting friends,...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Hermann | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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PAYDAY LENDING is capitalism at its unloveliest. It’s a business that wouldn’t even exist if the market were providing everyone with enough income to meet their needs — yet 12 million adults, the vast majority of them low-income, resorted to short-term,...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal plane crash near the Orange County Airport that killed a 16-year-old pilot Sunday morning.Authorities said Ryan Lee McCall, of Spotsylvania, was killed Sunday morning after his plane when down in a field...
From: Washington Post | By: Victoria St. Martin | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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People tend to think about inequality in Manichean terms. It's either all good or all bad, when reality is a lot more banal than that. Some inequality is good, but that doesn't mean more is always better. Now, if people can't make money, then they won't...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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WHEN YOU look at the specialty license plate on the car in front of you, who do you think is communicating a message — the state government that printed the plate or the driver who chose the design and paid for it? The Supreme Court wrestled with this...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A federal audit of Maryland’s once-troubled health insurance exchange found that the state waited too long to formally update its enrollment projections and numbers with federal grant providers, resulting in the misallocation of $28.4 million. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Johnson | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Washington and Oregon on Friday joined Colorado in defending its recreational marijuana law against a suit brought by two of its neighboring states.In a filing, Colorado asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the lawsuit — filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The city of Alexandria on Friday won the last of the legal challenges brought against it in the wake of its controversial 2012 waterfront development plan.The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that any errors made during the process of passing the plan and...
From: Washington Post | By: Patricia Sullivan | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Commerce Department put on a big show for foreign investors at the Gaylord National hotel, just outside Washington, D.C. President Obama showed up for a lunchtime keynote, followed the next day by Secretary of State John Kerry;...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Friday, March 27, 2015
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At budget time, federal employees have come to expect a familiar series of hits from Republicans — shots that can ricochet off the public.Require feds to contribute more out of pocket toward their retirement plan with no increase in benefits — check.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Joe Davidson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Former pastor and soon-to-be-2016-GOP-presidential-candidate Mike Huckabee (R) sat down Friday with Bill Maher -- a man who once produced a movie mocking religion -- to talk Christianity (and promote his book, naturally).Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) made a little news on Sunday, using the tried-and-true tactic of underdogs in political history: Attack the front-runner. “The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families,”...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Monday, March 30, 2015
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When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) ran for governor in 2012, he received massive support from Bill Oesterle of Indianapolis, to the tune of at least $150,000, according to state records. It's not a surprise that Oesterle backed Pence; he'd served as campaign...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Monday, March 30, 2015
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WARNING: Spoilers everywhere. The fifth season of The Walking Dead wrapped up last night with surprisingly little bloodshed and a record number major characters -- 18 of them, in fact -- surviving to head in to the next season. Curious how this number...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Monday, March 30, 2015
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At first blush, it wouldn't appear that older workers have it all that bad in today's economy. They got their start long before the economy's Troubles really began seven years ago (or even 17 years ago). They had time to sock away money while times...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Ind., noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people addicted...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25 cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson. When I wrote about her in the Post last...
From: Washington Post | By: Chico Harlan | Monday, March 30, 2015
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You don't have to look far these days to find stories about the rising costs of prescription drugs. By one count, drug spending jumped 13 percent last year, the highest annual increase in more than a decade. And health insurers have spent the better...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Monday, March 30, 2015
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You don't have to look far these days to find stories about the rising costs of prescription drugs. By one count, drug spending jumped 13 percent last year, the highest annual increase in more than a decade. And health insurers have spent the better...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Ind., noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people addicted...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25 cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson. When I wrote about her in the Post last...
From: Washington Post | By: Chico Harlan | Monday, March 30, 2015
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It's the holy grail for TV viewers who are fed up with sky-high cable bills: A do-it-yourself bundle made up of channels you chose. The problem? By the time you add up separate subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, SlingTV and all the other streaming video...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Moving forward, we no longer see the potential for sustained cold and/or accumulating snow....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The tragedy in the office of late Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich has deepened.A month after Schweich died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound amid an alleged political smear campaign focused on his faith, a top aide appears to have committed suicide...
From: Washington Post | By: Abby Phillip | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The kinds of anti-gay discrimination that advocates fear Indiana’s new law will allow are already explicitly banned in roughly 18 other states.It’s already been well established that Indiana is far from the first state to pass religious protections...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Monday, March 30, 2015
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With Tax Day only two weeks away (haha, happy Monday morning!), it seems like an appropriate time to entertain a common non-Tax-Day-specific gripe: government is expensive and big and pays for things I don't want. Very good; complaining about taxes and...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Seven years ago, Ted Kennedy changed the course of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. He endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton.Here's the key passage from Kennedy's speech that late January day at American University:Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Three assailants cornered Washiqur Rahman, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi blogger, outside his Dhaka home on Monday and hacked him to death with meat cleavers. Police said the attackers rained their blows on Rahman's head, "distorting" his face.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Monday, March 30, 2015
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He is a familiar sight, smiling and waving to drivers as they pass the Church of Our Redeemer on Route 50. He is the Rev. John Sheehan, the waving priest of Aldie.Fifteen minutes before the start of each worship service, no matter the weather, Sheehan...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Barnes | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Some streets near the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress are closed as authorities investigate an unattended stroller and a bicycle with a package on its seat, according to a police spokeswoman.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Hermann | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their “debt strike” has picked up 85 more disgruntled borrowers willing to jeopardize their financial future to pressure the government into forgiving their student loans.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Someone chucked a brick through the windshield of an X2 bus at around 9:45 a.m. Monday morning, sending two passengers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The incident occurred around 19th and Benning Road NE. Metro spokesman Michael Tolbert...
From: Washington Post | By: Perry Stein | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A rhinoceros entered the town of Hetuada in southern Nepal on Monday, creating chaos and killing at least one person. The wild creature's rampage was documented by a number of social media users.Rhino on the streets in Hetauda. Must have come to visit...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor | Monday, March 30, 2015
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DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot suspected of crashing a Germanwings jetliner had been treated years earlier for suicidal tendencies, German authorities said Monday, in a development that was sure to fuel an emerging debate about the limits of medical...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Birnbaum, Anthony Faiola | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Two people were being treated for injuries Monday at one of the gates at the huge military installation of Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, according to the Associated Press.Few details were immediately available about the incident, which the AP said...
From: Washington Post | By: Dana Hedgpeth | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The Going Out Guide lists five things to do for $5 or less this week.MONDAYSpider Press DemoRead full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Lauren McEwen | Monday, March 30, 2015
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What is the world's largest subway system? The chart below, created by Leon Markovitz of Dadaviz, shows there are a few ways to answer this question.The New York City subway has more stops than any other system, with more than 400 stations — double...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The Supreme Court Monday told a federal judicial panel in Virginia to take another look at its decision that lawmakers improperly packed minority voters into one congressional district.The court without comment sent the case back following its decision...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The White House announced Monday morning that President Obama will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya this July.BREAKING: In July, President Obama will attend the #GES2015 in Kenya to #StarttheSpark for entrepreneurs in Africa and the...
From: Washington Post | By: Jose A. DelReal | Monday, March 30, 2015
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“Interior’s $5,000 a well cost estimate is laughable,” Kathleen Sgamma, vice president for government and public affairs at the Western Energy Alliance, said today in a telephone interview. The final rule adds costs atop those estimated at $97,000...
From: Washington Post | By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Monday, March 30, 2015
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What is the world's largest subway system? The chart below, created by Leon Markovitz of Dadaviz, shows there are a few ways to answer this question. The New York City subway has more stops than any other system, with more than 400 stations – double...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A Muslim was jailed for six years in China for refusing to shave off his beard, while his wife was imprisoned for two years for wearing a burqa, as part of a severe crackdown on religious “extremism” in the far-western province of Xinjiang, local...
From: Washington Post | By: Simon Denyer, Xu Yangjingjing | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Truxton Circle, nestled between booming Bloomingdale and Shaw in Northwest Washington, has been slower to change than its neighbors.The modest rowhouses, smaller than Bloomingdale’s Victorians, change hands quietly, with an occasional gut renovation....
From: Washington Post | By: Shilpi Malinowski | Monday, March 30, 2015
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D.C. fire and police officials are investigating a fire in a Northeast Washington duplex that left a male occupant dead, according to authorities.The fire was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday in a red brick house in the 5800 block of Eastern Avenue...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Hermann | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses, with a special focus on policy and government. Here’s what’s affecting my small business, my clients and other...
From: Washington Post | By: J.D. Harrison | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said Saturday that he's in discussion with state lawmakers to clarify the state's controversial bill that would protect those who deny service because of religious beliefs -- known as a "religious freedom" law.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Police in Frederick said they arrested a woman after she was found walking along the runway of a local airport. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday at the Frederick Municipal Airport. Police responded to call for a suspicious person. When officers...
From: Washington Post | By: Dana Hedgpeth | Monday, March 30, 2015
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