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You might not always agree with Lindsey Graham, but at least you know what the man thinks. The Republican senator from South Carolina declared himself a candidate for president Monday morning. Although he enters the race as a conventional Republican, who...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Monday, June 1, 2015
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Tim Savoy is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dupont Circle.Conventional wisdom has it that millennials are uninterested in owning a home, that they are far more likely to rent an apartment than to own property.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Tim Savoy | Monday, June 1, 2015
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Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee (D), a one-time Republican U.S. senator who notably broke with the GOP on the 2002 Iraq war authorization, is expected to announce Wednesday that he will seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Jose A. DelReal | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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“Survey: Federal employees commemorate Memorial Day by watching porn”—Headline on article, May 22, 2015“What do federal employees do on their days off? When it’s a federal holiday like Memorial Day, you might imagine firing up the grill and...
From: Washington Post | By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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The latest threat to the Kremlin has nothing to do with the constant struggles between hawks and doves in Putin's administration. Instead, it's coming from crows.The Kremlin is being besieged by crows, who have been pecking away at the buildings, threatening...
From: Washington Post | By: Karoun Demirjian | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has been preparing a longshot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, has scheduled a major announcement about his likely 2016 candidacy for later this month.Jindal plans to declare his presidential intentions on...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Rucker | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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As Matt Borowski sprayed line drives throughout Marshall’s baseball field prior to Tuesday’s Virginia 5A North region quarterfinal against Potomac, an unnerving sense of déjà vu overcame the senior. Borowski had already seen one “great” batting...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Chantilly senior Ryan Rizzo scored his first goal Tuesday off a midair pirouette and notched his second on a fadeaway shot after dodging from behind the net. But defenseman Brendan Wallace didn’t truly understand how surreal this night had become for...
From: Washington Post | By: Mark Giannotto | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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As Robinson compiled a sizable lead in Tuesday’s 6A North region final against Oakton, the Rams were understandably wary, their cautious dispositions derived from experience. They recalled — all too well — jumping out on these same Cougars in the...
From: Washington Post | By: Joey LoMonaco | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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The USA Freedom Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, marks the first piece of legislation to rein in surveillance powers in the wake of disclosures two years ago by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and...
From: Washington Post | By: Ellen Nakashima | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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D.C. MAYOR Muriel E. Bowser (D) has added a new wrinkle to the city’s summer youth program by allowing residents ages 22 to 24 to enroll. There’s no question that many in this age group need help, and other cities have used summer employment programs...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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MOHAMED SOLTAN, a U.S. citizen imprisoned for nearly two years in Egypt on trumped-up political charges, was abruptly freed Saturday and allowed to return to the United States. His release marked a rare concession by the regime of Abdel Fatah al-Sissi...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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POLICE ARE shooting people fatally this year at twice the rate reported in past years to federal officials, a Post investigation has found. Most likely the disparity reflects poor reporting in official records. Many of the deaths occurred in troubling...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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The Maryland Republican Party, hoping to raise its profile in Baltimore, is partnering with the local NAACP branch to host several events next week to learn more about the community’s needs following the unrest sparked by the death of Freddie Gray...
From: Washington Post | By: Ovetta Wiggins | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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On their annual pilgrimage to Silicon Valley, a group of moderate congressional Democrats got an earful recently from some of the tech industry’s most powerful players about why they should support President Obama’s Pacific Rim trade accord.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: David Nakamura | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Though Takata still doesn’t know why its defective air bags killed six drivers, the car-parts giant is continuing to use a chemical that experts have blamed for the deadly defect, the company said Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the biggest...
From: Washington Post | By: Drew Harwell | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Ever since Mom died last year, Dad has been filling the silence in his house with TV news, mostly CNN. He has been bombarded with so much bad news lately — floods, earthquakes, riots, ISIS — that Wolf Blitzer might as well have been reading from...
From: Washington Post | By: Courtland Milloy | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Fairfax County’s board of supervisors on Tuesday cleared the way for a two-phase land swap in Lorton that county officials say will create space for a new reservoir and safeguard the county’s long-term drinking water needs.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Antonio Olivo | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Disney showed off its vision for the future of play Tuesday with a new line of smart and wearable toys, called "Playmation."The toys use a combination of Bluetooth, motion sensors and wearable technology that allow children to act out stories in interactive...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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The office of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced plans to treat heroin addicts in eight county jails and detention centers with a drug that could keep them from using once they are back on the streets.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Josh Hicks | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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John R. Allen, a Washington Post editor who in 34 years with the newspaper helped design the layout of stories on Page One as well as pages in the Metro, Style and Sports sections, died May 31 in Manhattan. He was 69.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Bart Barnes | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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#ICYMI: Our CapCam caught this shot of lighting over the #Captiol during last night's storms. http://t.co/VIxcQbP9Ew pic.twitter.com/5yTMXuT1YBA Senate Sergeant at Arms camera looking over the Capitol caught a shot of a dramatic lightning strike Monday....
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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With the economy gaining steam, and the unemployment rate dropping, more workers are starting to look around for better jobs. But some of them are discovering their options are far more limited. They are the ones who have signed “non-compete agreements,”...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren is fed up with the woman President Obama assigned to keep an eye on Wall Street. Warren gave Mary Jo White, whom Obama nominated to the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a piece of her mind in a harshly worded letter...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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RICHMOND — The Virginia Republican Party has raised about $245,000 in 11 weeks, exceeding its self-imposed fundraising goal while remaining in debt going into an election year.The party launched the campaign for cash in hopes of rebounding from internal...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Portnoy | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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The Frederick County Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly against approving a historical designation for Trout Run, a retreat near Camp David, a stunning setback for a Scientology-backed drug treatment program that wants to open there.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael S. Rosenwald, Jacob Bogage | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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President Obama made an impassioned case for a Palestinian state in an interview with an Israeli television network on Tuesday, arguing that the current standoff imposed a steep moral cost that was eating away at Israel's core democratic values.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Greg Jaffe | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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U.S. states’ education spending averaged $10,700 per pupil in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but that average masked a wide variation, ranging from $6,555 per pupil in Utah to $19,818 in New York.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Emma Brown | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Hitting a seven-year low, Internet providers and pay-TV companies were literally just ranked as the least popular industries in America.Those businesses come tied in last place in the latest update to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, which...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Before becoming mayor, Muriel E. Bowser spent a considerable amount of time on the D.C. Council determining how best to get a new stadium built for D.C. United without trading away a prominent municipal building or overly strapping the city’s budget.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Aaron C. Davis, Jonathan O'Connell | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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A long-standing foreign leader, friendly with autocrats and recently reelected despite accusations of corruption,  stepped down Tuesday just days after the threat of U.S. intervention.Variations on that story, in one form or another, have appeared...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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The violent windstorm that tipped over a Chinese ferry boat carrying 458 people originated from a towering group of thunderstorms....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Our own Ian Livingston was in great position to catch this storm near Rapid City on Monday night....
From: Washington Post | By: Angela Fritz | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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It’s official: Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott K. York will run for reelection as an independent, months after saying he would step down from his post. “The field of candidates is simply not qualified to lead the county,” York said...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Weiner | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), fresh off a fight over the Patriot Act, has turned his attention to another national security battle: declassifying 28 pages of a 2002 Senate inquiry into the cause of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Chevy Chase was on the plane with Bill Clinton. So was a former president of Brazil. The founders of Google. A former president of Mexico. And John Cusack.They were all going to Davos, the Swiss resort that holds an annual conclave of the wealthy and...
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The political mind of former Arkansas governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee must be a very interesting place -- a place that looks and feels a lot like 2004.BuzzFeed spotted a video of Huckabee’s February address at the...
From: Washington Post | By: Janell Ross | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Bernie Sanders moved to Vermont in 1968, during a mass "hippie migration" that attracted young people eager for a new life and experimenting with communal living. It's the sort of thing that evokes folk music and drugs, but Sanders wasn't exactly your stereotypical...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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On Tuesday, Sepp Blatter resigned as chief of FIFA, the global governing body of soccer that has come under intense scrutiny after U.S. prosecutors alleged widespread corruption in the organization. Blatter stepped down after a key lieutenant was linked...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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On Tuesday, Sepp Blatter resigned as chief of FIFA, the global governing body of soccer that has come under intense scrutiny after U.S. prosecutors alleged widespread corruption in the organization. Blatter stepped down after a key lieutenant was linked...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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The mission of Google's Project Loon may be to bring Internet connectivity to the developing world. But someday, perhaps soon, even some of the richest countries on Earth could benefit from Google's big, floating balloons.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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There are two seemingly contradictory data points in a new New York Times-CBS national poll.1. 84 percent of people -- 80 percent of Republicans and 90 percent of Democrats -- believe money has too much influence in American politics.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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As the MSNBC morning-show host needled Scott Walker on his future plans, the Wisconsin governor finally confessed that he did have his eye on a higher office: “I’d love to be president though — I’ll say it right here and live — of Harley-Davidson...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Johnson | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Ron Paul, libertarian hero, three-time presidential candidate and father of senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that his record will only help his son, who is currently running for president himself.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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No one on this planet -- or, we speculate, any other distant, as-yet-undiscovered-by-mankind world -- has a higher opinion of Donald Trump than Donald Trump. It would certainly be hard for anyone else to view him more favorably than he views himself.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Tuesday, June 2, 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: Gene Marks | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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New polling from the Washington Post and ABC News confirms what we've suspected for a while now: Jeb Bush can no longer be described as even the nominal front-runner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary fight.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Drivers beware! Starting on Wednesday, five new speed cameras in the District go live and will start issuing tickets.The five cameras were put in last month and ran on a 30-day grace period. That grace time expires June 3 at midnight. At that point,...
From: Washington Post | By: Dana Hedgpeth | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Charles Kennedy, who led Britain’s Liberal Democrats to one of its best election results ever before resigning dramatically after admitting he was receiving treatment for an alcohol problem, died June 1 at his home in Fort William, Scotland. He was...
From: Washington Post | By: Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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RICHMOND — Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell continues to far out-raise his Republican challenger, who has nevertheless picked up support from some conservative heavy hitters, according to data released one week before the primary.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Portnoy | Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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