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Your garbage could help fuel airplanes. United Airlines announced Tuesday what it called the largest investment by an American airline in alternative fuels. The Chicago-based airline is buying a $30 million stake in Fulcrum Bioenergy and plans to go...
From: Washington Post | By: Thad Moore | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Find some of the best events of the next 7 days in this week’s Top Stops.ThursdayFaces of D.C. and Places of D.C. This cocktail party celebrates the winners of the Faces of D.C. and Places of D.C. spring photography competition. Head to the W Hotel...
From: Washington Post | By: Rudi Greenberg | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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If you pay for good health insurance, shouldn’t you be able to afford the medicine you need? For Kristin Agar, a 63-year-old social worker in Little Rock, Ark., this has not been the case. In 2008, Agar began experiencing strange symptoms. Her feet...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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“VIOLENTLY INSANE,” the Supreme Court wrote in 1890 of prisoners who had experienced solitary confinement. “The edge of madness, perhaps . . . madness itself,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy echoed 125 years later. Justice Kennedy’s concurring...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Not even a default by a rich European nation could knock stock markets off track for long.A day after Greece missed a critical debt payment to the International Monetary Fund, markets were back in the green Wednesday, gaining back significant ground...
From: Washington Post | By: Ylan Q. Mui | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The Greeks, Italians, Spaniards and Irish walk into a bar, where the French and Germans are the bartenders. It’s happy hour, and the Germans and the French are serving half-price drinks. Although everyone quickly...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Tucked behind several high-rise apartment and office buildings in downtown Bethesda, Md., sits an expansive red-brick plaza with inviting benches, planters of bright pink flowers and a colorful mosaic sculpture.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Katherine Shaver | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that despite growing violence, political instability and the emergence of the Islamic State in his country, Afghanistan will not collapse as a country. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: By Sayed Salahuddin | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Shortly after Jeb Bush left the Florida governor’s office in 2007, he established his own firm, Jeb Bush & Associates, designed to maximize his earning potential as one of the country’s more prominent politicians.Read full article >>...
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A U.S. drone strike has killed Tariq al-Harzi, a senior Islamic State militant in Syria, in an attack that took place a day after another American aircraft killed his brother, also an influential militant, in neighboring Iraq, the Pentagon said Thursday.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Missy Ryan | Friday, July 3, 2015
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ATHENS — The choice can be attractive for nations in financial peril: Stop paying debts, fire up the printing presses and flood the zone with cash. But the euro, for Greece, foreclosed that option. Now, longtime advocates of an exit from the shared...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Birnbaum, Anthony Faiola | Friday, July 3, 2015
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MEXICO CITY — The Mexican soldiers who killed 22 people last year in a town called Tlatlaya had been ordered by their superiors to “take out” criminals at night, according to military documents presented by a Mexican human rights group on Thursday.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Joshua Partlow | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Natasha Wilson always made Wills Memorial Park in the Southern Maryland town of La Plata part of her daily life. The 31-year-old runs a day care right behind the park and walked the children there in the morning so they could fling themselves down one...
From: Washington Post | By: Ian Shapira | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A Brazilian competitor died Thursday after a crash in a bike race at the World Police and Fire Games where two other racers were seriously injured, Prince William County police said.Authorities said Carlos Silva, 48, died from injuries he sustained during...
From: Washington Post | By: Clarence Williams, Julie Zauzmer | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The U.S. military will send its first class of trained Syrian fighters back into Syria in the next several weeks, in what promises to be a key test for the Obama administration’s effort to stand up an effective local force to combat the Islamic State,...
From: Washington Post | By: Missy Ryan, Greg Miller | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Now that school’s out, all you want to do is lie on the couch and watch TV, right? But your mom wants you to go outside and get some fresh air.Luckily, we have a solution that will make everyone happy. Go see an outdoor movie! Parks all around the...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Polus | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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D.C. police identified the body of a 19-year-old man who was found fatally shot inside a burning trash bin last week in Northeast Washington.Police said Heineken McNeil, of Southeast, was the victim discovered after firefighters extinguished a blaze...
From: Washington Post | By: Clarence Williams | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A secretive Silicon Valley startup attempting to disrupt the $50 billion global blood testing industry has received its first federal approval for a finger-prick blood test for herpes.Theranos announced Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had...
From: Washington Post | By: Carolyn Johnson | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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At this point in its long recovery, the U.S. economy has plenty of jobs and few of the fruits that were expected to come with them. The nation added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, according to government data released Thursday, but the labor market was...
From: Washington Post | By: Chico Harlan | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Former governor Rick Perry took his case for the GOP presidential nomination to the nation’s capital Thursday, arguing that it is the Republican Party’s moral and historical duty to court black voters.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Abby Livingston | Texas Tribune | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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LA CROSSE, Wis.—President Obama delivered a confident, even cocky, speech here Thursday that defended his record, stressed progressive ideals and poked fun at Republicans. It was the kind of speech he might have given if he were campaigning again for...
From: Washington Post | By: Greg Jaffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Seven-figure checks from billionaires Haim Saban and George Soros helped a quartet of independent groups supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 bid bring in more than $24 million in the first half of the year, officials said Friday.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Matea Gold, John Wagner | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A secretive Silicon Valley startup attempting to disrupt the $50 billion global blood testing industry has received its first federal approval for a finger-prick blood test for herpes. Theranos announced Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had...
From: Washington Post | By: Carolyn Johnson | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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MEXICO CITY — The Dominican Republic’s government is facing new accusations that it has arbitrarily detained and deported people in recent months as part of a crackdown on undocumented Haitian migrants in the country.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Joshua Partlow | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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RICHMOND — The sprawling field hospital that springs up in rural southwest Virginia every summer has been called the largest health-care outreach operation of its kind.This year, the event will host another first.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Portnoy | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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For six decades, on a spit of land where Quantico Creek meets the Potomac River, the Possum Point Power Station burned fossil fuels, provided energy for thousands of Virginians and left behind truckloads of a waste product known as coal ash.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Victoria St. Martin | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Bob Kozloski has had two missions since his son died three years ago from an OxyContin overdose: honoring his son’s memory and helping others avoid the same fate.Thursday morning, he drove 40 miles from his home in Frederick to Silver Spring to testify...
From: Washington Post | By: Elizabeth Koh | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ATHENS — With just a day to go in a blink-and-you-miss-it campaign that could shape this country’s direction for decades, Greece is bitterly divided not only over how to vote, but over what question people are being asked to decide on.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Griff Witte | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could collect up to $4 million a year in pay as a result of new government rules that ease restrictions on the leaders’ compensation six years after the mortgage finance giants received massive bailouts...
From: Washington Post | By: Amrita Jayakumar | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Over the past week, Donald Trump's inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants have enraged the Hispanic community, cost him million-dollar business contracts and dominated media coverage of the 2016 presidential race.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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As President Obama arrived in Wisconsin on Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker warmly welcomed him with applause, a friendly smile and some laughing banter. Don't be fooled. These two are not as chummy as they briefly appeared.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Johnson | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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MOSCOW — America, you can rejoice, at least for a while, because the Kremlin has found a new object for its vitriol: Canada.That’s right. The United States’ Mountie-loving, maple-syrup-toting neighbor to the north —the one whose flag Americans...
From: Washington Post | By: Karoun Demirjian | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Anchorage set a new record for least snow in a season, 50 inches below average....
From: Washington Post | By: Angela Fritz | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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There are 155 T-shirts propped up and displayed in the front lawn of Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church. Each shirt has the name of a person, an age and the date the shooting happened.The 75 white shirts represent people shot dead in D.C. in 2014....
From: Washington Post | By: Perry Stein | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Friday holiday is cool, like today, with occasional waves of scattered showers....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Lifetime movies are a genre unto themselves: The television channel even aired a deadpan take on its particular brand of melodrama starring Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig -- "A Deadly Adoption" -- earlier this summer.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A conversation with my editor:And so:Part 18 in a series: Your online guide to the presidential candidates. Each time someone decides to run, we'll do something similar, helping you navigate the online world around each candidate.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ROCHESTER, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been a presidential candidate for only a few days, but he’s already settled into his routine: gather a crowd, remove his jacket and take questions — and more questions and more questions.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Balz, Philip Rucker | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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On Wednesday, President Obama hailed his administration's historic opening to Cuba as "another demonstration that we do not have to be imprisoned by the past." Formal ties have been reestablished after more than a half-century-long deep freeze.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Five things to know about Jim Webb, the latest to enter the 2016 presidential contest:*He’s spent about half his life as a journalist and author. Webb is the author of ten books, including several historical novels about Vietnam and a history of the...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Weiner | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Here’s who you need to know who’s close with Jim Webb, the latest presidential contender to enter the 2016 Democratic nomination race:*David “Mudcat” Saunders: This veteran Virginia Democratic strategist has been with Webb since the beginning...
From: Washington Post | By: Rachel Weiner | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The head of an influential national conservative organization defended Donald Trump on Thursday against criticism the Republican presidential hopeful has received over his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Daily Briefing's Dan Diamond noted something about the new jobs numbers.The health care industry has gained more jobs in the past 3 months than the entire U.S. economy gained from 2001-2004.That's true. In the past three months, the health-care industry...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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VIENNA — A diplomatic row is brewing between Russia and Finland over Helsinki’s refusal to grant entry visas to six Russian officials who are on a sanctions blacklist over the crisis in Ukraine.Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of the lower house of...
From: Washington Post | By: Carol Morello | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A child was handcuffed and severely beaten by his mother’s boyfriend for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission, Hagerstown police said Thursday.The boy has been hospitalized at Children’s National Medical Center in the District since...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In “Magic Mike XXL,” now playing, Channing Tatum rejoins his old clothing-removal crew to make it to a July Fourth clothing-removal convention. It makes sense that the showcase happens on a day when we recognize the things that make America great....
From: Washington Post | By: Rudi Greenberg | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan returned to his office at the Statehouse on Thursday for the first time since finishing his initial round of chemotherapy treatment.Hogan (R) spent the past five days receiving round-the-clock treatment for late stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s...
From: Washington Post | By: Ovetta Wiggins | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Here are the Independence Day weekend's best bets in nightlife, festivals, music, sports and so much more around the Washington area. For more information about July 4 events around the Mall, check out this list of Fourth of July events.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: John Taylor | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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You know what to expect if you go to the beach. Sand in your shoes, salt water in your hair, subtle yet frantic scanning for sharks. This year, as their fourth annual summer block party, the National Building Museum has taken all that away.Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Kristen Page-Kirby | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Summer tends to be a slower time for news in general, and gadget news in particular. Companies have laid out their plans for next year, but it's still a little too far away to be talking devices. No one wants to talk about back-to-school yet, let alone...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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