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It was supposed to be a simple day trip to Niagara Falls. Little did he know the visit might land him in prison for the next 100 years. Ali Saboonchi was returning from the Canadian side of the falls with his wife in 2012 when he was detained by customs...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Last week La Tomate, the Dupont Circle mainstay, opened an adjoining cafe serving Illy coffee and casual bites. The ricotta cheesecake laced with Sambuca (an anise-flavored Italian liqueur) and topped with a fennel preserve ($8) is worth seconds. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Holley Simmons | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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To no one’s surprise, the House of Representatives has voted to approve a resolution (H. Res 676) authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue the president on its behalf. Following a party-line vote in the House Rules Committee on July 24, and a party-lineup...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrew Rudalevige | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Two teenagers were wounded Wednesday night on a residential street in Hyattsville when a group of three men approached them and one of them opened fire, city police said. Officials believe that a group of male teens, between ages 15 and 17, were walking...
From: Washington Post | By: Clarence Williams | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical “Flower Drum Song” in 1961. The year before, he won a Golden Globe as most promising newcomer. But after “Flower Drum Song” he never again played the leading man in...
From: Washington Post | By: David Colker, — Los Angeles Times | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Montgomery County couple accused of abusing their autistic twins agreed in court Wednesday to allow social workers to take temporary guardianship of the twins for the next two months. The parents, John and Janice Land, have not decided whether they...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Morse | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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After suffering the sharpest contraction since the recession ended, the U.S. economy rebounded this spring, providing fresh evidence that the recovery is finally turning a corner. Government data released Wednesday shows the economy expanded at an annual...
From: Washington Post | By: Ylan Q. Mui | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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You might have heard of the medical arms race in health care — hospitals investing millions of dollars in new, unproven technologies to beat local competition in the ongoing effort to attract higher-paying patients. Hospitals then advertise the new...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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You might have heard of the medical arms race in health care — hospitals investing millions of dollars in new, unproven technologies to beat local competition in the ongoing effort to attract higher-paying patients. Hospitals then advertise the new...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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After suffering the sharpest contraction since the recession ended, the U.S. economy rebounded this spring, growing at a solid 4 percent annual rate, according to new government data released Wednesday. Robust consumer spending helped drive the expansion...
From: Washington Post | By: Ylan Q. Mui | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay...
From: Washington Post | By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (Ore.) on Tuesday dismissed talk about impeachment as a "fundraising scam" driven by the White House and the House Democratic campaign arm. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The headquarters of the FBI would relocate from downtown Washington to a suburban campus in either Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield under plans by the General Services Administration, according to sources familiar with the plans. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonathan O'Connell | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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"It's all a scam started by the Democrats at the White House," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) insisted Tuesday when asked about impeaching President Obama. "Why? Because they are trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Montgomery County’s school board members unanimously voted to give up their district-paid credit cards Monday night, adopting a sweeping set of new spending rules after public disclosure of improper charges, unclear guidelines and poor oversight. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Donna St. George | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday rejected talk of impeaching President Obama, saying that the issue was being driven by White House staff and congressional Democrats who are trying to gin up liberal voters for the fall midterm elections....
From: Washington Post | By: Wesley Lowery, Paul Kane | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Anna Guest-Jelley thought something was wrong with her body, so she went on 65 different diets. Then, 15 years ago, she tried something that actually made her feel better: yoga. But instructors didn’t always know what to do with her larger frame, and...
From: Washington Post | By: Stephanie Kanowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Sunshine might be a rare commodity over the next few days. Shower and thunderstorm chances are on the rise as well, along with that humidity....
From: Washington Post | By: A. Camden Walker | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Eric Cantor, the departing House majority leader stunned by a June 10 upset in Virginia's primary, announced Friday morning that he would also resign altogether from Congress, effective Aug. 18. After giving a farewell address to House colleagues Thursday...
From: Washington Post | By: Paul Kane, Sebastian Payne | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Even after survey after survey has recently shown a major drop in the nation's uninsured rate, Obamacare just had its worst month in a key health-care poll. Kaiser Family Foundation, which has done arguably the best and most consistent polling on the...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, August 1, 2014
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A water main that ruptured Thursday night in Hyattsville will dampen Friday morning’s commute along Route 1, officials said late Thursday. The 4800 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Route 1) is closed in both directions, and will remain that way Friday...
From: Washington Post | By: Clarence Williams | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Health officials are cautioning that news reports that the parasitic disease known as chagas could be prevalent in Northern Virginia are overstated. The state doesn’t report ­cases of the illness, also known as “the kissing bug disease,” because...
From: Washington Post | By: Wesley Robinson | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Karen Walter Goodwin, a Broadway producer who also raised money to support productions of such theatrical hits as “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Miss Saigon,” died June 30 at a medical facility in Annapolis. She was 66. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Bart Barnes | Friday, August 1, 2014
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The adult son of D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) was ordered held in D.C. jail Thursday for violating a judge’s order and driving in the District on a revoked license. D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Karen Howze ordered Marion Christopher...
From: Washington Post | By: Keith L. Alexander | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Ryan Zimmerman has long been the face of the Nationals’ franchise, so it’s been tough for the team to see him miss so many games this season. Zimmerman has played in 53 of Washington’s games, missing half of the season so far due to thumb and,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Butt | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Washington, D.C., is a melting pot of cultures and languages. Over the course of several generations, those forces have mixed to give the District its own unique dialect. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Gossard | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Robert Drew, an innovative filmmaker whose intimate documentaries captured compelling moments during the campaign and presidency of John F. Kennedy and whose unadorned style influenced generations of documentarians, died July 30 at his home in Sharon,...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Schudel | Friday, August 1, 2014
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THE STRICT new rules put in place by the Montgomery County school board to govern member spending are aimed at reassuring taxpayers that their money is being wisely spent. There’s no question there was a need for tighter controls, but it is disconcerting...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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OPTING FOR the preposterous when summoned to do the practical, House Republicans rallied Wednesday behind a measure to sue President Obama, then threw up their hands Thursday when called on to resolve the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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THERE ARE no real good guys in the story of Argentina’s debt default, which pits President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s erratic populist government against bare-knuckled Wall Street hedge funds. The hedgies bet they could persuade U.S. courts...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I’m flying down the hill, on a mountain-biking high, when boom! My tires skid and I tumble back to reality in a twisted heap of limbs and metal. “Nothing like taking a soil sample,” Dave Taylor, my tour guide, jokes as he pulls me onto my feet....
From: Washington Post | By: Christine Dell’Amore | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It’s not often that a political candidate sees the need to promote a competitor’s fundraising events, but independent mayoral hopeful David Catania has found a reason. On Thursday evening, Democratic rival Muriel Bowser will greet hundreds of supporters...
From: Washington Post | By: Mike DeBonis | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A man suspected of fleeing the scene of fatal car crash a few weeks ago turned himself in Thursday, authorities said. Bryant Christopher Lewis, 23, turned himself in to the Department of Corrections after police issued a warrant for his arrest last week,...
From: Washington Post | By: Lynh Bui | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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After more than three decades on Black Entertainment Television, Bobby Jones was showing no signs of slowing down as he shuttled gospel artists on and off his stage last weekend for the taping of a gospel program that is the longest-running show on BET....
From: Washington Post | By: Hamil R. Harris | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Two women were found beaten Thursday morning in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood and D.C. police said that one of them died at the scene. Police said they found the victims about 5:20 a.m. in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW,...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Hermann | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A severe water main break in Hyattsville has shut down Rhode Island Avenue near Crittenden Street, authorities said. Prince George’s County Police tweeted a photo of brown water flooding a section of the road shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Lynh Bui | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Montgomery County taxi drivers — concerned about the changing industry and growing tensions with the county’s taxi companies— have decided to affiliate with the National Taxi Workers Alliance in hopes that it will give them a bigger voice in...
From: Washington Post | By: Luz Lazo | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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High school suspensions in Montgomery County plummeted nearly 37 percent in the past school year as the district made concerted efforts to use alternatives to out-of-school punishment and reduce racial disparities in discipline. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Donna St. George | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Here's an interesting factoid: People tend to incur a median overdraft fee of $34 on debit card transactions of $24 or less, but deposit money to cover the charge within three days, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But here's...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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When the United States first threatened Russia with sanctions in April, Iranian officials reportedly cautioned the Kremlin against ignoring the American warnings. Having experienced the effect of such restrictions on their own country, the Iranians apparently advised...
From: Washington Post | By: Rick Noack | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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MOSCOW — Russia’s shrinking space for freedom of expression on the Internet is set to constrict further on Friday, as tough regulations go into effect that will give Russian authorities powerful oversight powers over the country’s best-read online...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Birnbaum | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A symposium at the White House Thursday explored how increasing family engagement can drive school improvement. The meeting brought together administration officials, philanthropists, and researchers to discuss ways that parents and schools can work...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Alison Chandler | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Twitter's latest transparency report is out, and the company's new data show a 46-percent jump in the number of government requests for user information since the company issued its last report covering July to December of 2013. That most of the requests,...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Here's an interesting factoid: People tend to incur a median overdraft fee of $34 on debit card transactions of $24 or less and deposit money to cover the charge within three days, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Rain could begin as early as tonight, and chances are higher on Friday....
From: Washington Post | By: Angela Fritz | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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When Enrique Novella travels to his native Guatemala once a year, the requests from friends and family for American products come in waves. A cousin needs a new MacBook Pro. A friend wants the latest J. Crew apparel. For others, perhaps it’s a designer...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Overly | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Reston-based electrical contractor Truland Systems’s decision to file for bankruptcy could delay the construction of the new George Washington University science and engineering building and cost the construction company, Clark Construction, hundreds...
From: Washington Post | By: Catherine Ho | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Prince George’s County police are looking for at least two suspects in the fatal shooting of a Bowie, Md., man who was gunned down in his home early Thursday morning, authorities said. Police found 39-year-old Amir Ali Jr. suffering from a gunshot...
From: Washington Post | By: Lynh Bui | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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From a public perception standpoint, it often seems as if popular e-hailing apps Uber and Lyft have the upper hand over traditional taxis. Their services have become ubiquitous among young adults in cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Consumers...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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From a public perception standpoint, it often seems as if popular e-hailing apps Uber and Lyft have the upper hand over traditional taxis. Their services have become ubiquitous among young adults in cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Consumers...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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