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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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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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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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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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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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The most important thing Jai Kumar learned from participating in the Young Scientist Challenge? How to fail. “I failed many times,” he said. “Building stuff, testing stuff, researching stuff.” Jai’s biggest failure came a few weeks before the...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Kaplan | 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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Recent reports of Egyptian military aircraft bombing Islamist militant positions in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have highlighted once more how the Mediterranean state has become a contested site of regional proxy wars. The projection of Middle...
From: Washington Post | By: Frederic Wehrey | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Keith Jaasma, who created Supreme Court Haiku, picked the following poems as his favorites. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (June 30, 2014) Birth control mandate Corporations are “persons” Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The emerging reaction to America’s newest case of Ebola shows that many Americans are scared by serious contagious diseases. Recent polling of Americans shows that public concern over Ebola has grown since the first cases arrived in the United States...
From: Washington Post | By: Shana Gadarian, Bethany Albertson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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To prove the point that New York City's subway isn't infected with Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio did what a politician must: He rode it himself this morning. Scenes from Mayor @BilldeBlasio's morning commute on the subway. pic.twitter.com/dHxGjfEwAm —...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Friday, October 24, 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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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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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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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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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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To run for Congress as a Republican in one of the most Democratic districts in the nation, a candidate has to believe he can be an exception. Micah Edmond has believed that most of his life. He is an African American who grew up poor and converted to...
From: Washington Post | By: Patricia Sullivan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Until a few weeks ago, Michael Anthony Peroutka belonged to the League of the South, an Alabama-based group that decries the presence in this country of “hordes of non-white immigrants” and wants the South to secede from the union and return to its...
From: Washington Post | By: Bill Turque | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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By her mother’s account, 53-year-old Tonya Reaves rode her bike everywhere, no matter the time of day. Donna Hill said her daughter used to pedal home when she got off late from her former job at Pizza Hut, and she would frequently bike over to her...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Zapotosky | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Hundreds of D.C. voters cast ballots Saturday morning in the first hours that early voting stations opened citywide, and candidates for mayor planned a series of appearances in the afternoon, marking the start of a final sprint to Election Day in the...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron C. Davis | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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DENVER — Over the next nine days, the focus in Colorado will be on the competitive Senate race between Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his challenger, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, and on the gubernatorial contest that pits Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Balz | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces said they cleared booby traps and explosives from a flash point town south of Baghdad on Saturday after retaking it from Islamic State militants, amid a push to shore up security ahead of a major religious festival....
From: Washington Post | By: Loveday Morris, Mustafa Salim | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Anne Arundel County police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in connection with the August killing of a gas station clerk in Hanover. Authorities said the clerk, 49-year-old Rajinder Kumar of Glen Burnie, was shot Aug. 7 about 1 a.m. at an Exxon...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Sadon | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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This, from Reuters, tells you everything you need to know about Europe's continued descent into depression: According to German officials, Merkel felt betrayed by Draghi's speech at a central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in August in...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Ever since NASA retired its last space shuttle in 2011, American space travel has taken a back seat to news of growing Chinese space ambitions, Indian Mars missions, Iranian space chimps, and Russian space geckos. But make no mistake, the United...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Ever since NASA retired its last space shuttle in 2011, American space travel has taken a back seat to news of growing Chinese space ambitions, Indian Mars missions, Iranian space chimps, and Russian space geckos. But make no mistake, the United...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The Washington Post's Joby Warrick has a fascinating investigation into the Soviet military laboratories where Moscow once sought to weaponize biological agents, including Ebola. Talking to U.S. researchers and experts, Warrick tries to lift the lid...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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WEATHER GANG | An early morning chill is expected, but then grown warmer throughout the day....
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Stillman | Saturday, October 25, 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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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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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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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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