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CompaniesAllstate Insurance of Chantilly appointed Dave Simons sales leader for the capital region.Apex Companies of Rockville appointed Lynn Ameson vice president and national account manager, Jay Borkland vice president and national program manager...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Sunday, Jan. 25Photo hike A guided hike to identify and photograph local plants and animals. All photography skill levels are welcome. Take a camera. 9-10:30 a.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. 703-442-7557. $5. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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ATHENS — After five years of extreme austerity prescribed to treat an epidemic of debt, a battered but defiant Greece appeared poised Sunday to reject the medicine.With millions of voters turning out, from graffiti-scarred lanes in the Parthenon’s...
From: Washington Post | By: Griff Witte | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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By the account of D.C. prosecutors, Claire Rice fell deep in debt, but didn’t want to give up the fancy dinners and elaborate vacations she enjoyed. The 67-year-old became so desperate, they argued, that she took out $100,000 in insurance policies...
From: Washington Post | By: Keith L. Alexander | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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We may see some flurries this morning but then dry out before our next snow chance late Thursday....
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Rogers | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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On a quiet weeknight among the stately manors of Great Falls, ten men sat around a table in the basement of a private home last November playing high stakes poker. Suddenly, masked and heavily armed SWAT team officers from the Fairfax County Police Department...
From: Washington Post | By: Tom Jackman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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An intricate chart drawn by Finnish-Swedish graphic artist Minna Sundberg traces the common roots of the tongues spoken by a vast swathe of humanity. The myriad "Indo-European" languages all share a common ancestor, though historians debate who that...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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“One of the very first acts President Obama did upon being elected was sending Churchill’s bust back to the UK, and I think that foreshadowed everything that was to come the next six years.”—Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), remarks at Iowa Freedom Summit,...
From: Washington Post | By: Glenn Kessler | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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NEW DELHI — President Obama heads to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to offer condolences to the family of the late King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and meet with his successor.Obama cut short his visit to India, scrapping plans to visit the Taj Mahal on Tuesday,...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima, Carol Morello | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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NEW DELHI — President Obama laid out a sweeping vision for the future of U.S.-India relations here Tuesday, pushing India on human rights issues while asserting that the relationship between the two countries could become one of the “defining partnerships”...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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As the ruler of a country that sits atop 300 billion barrels of oil, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was no fan of proposals to limit the burning of fossil fuels. During most of his reign, the king’s chief envoy to climate talks was a ­global-warming...
From: Washington Post | By: Joby Warrick | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Snow continued to fall in the Washington region into the late hours of Monday night and was expected to continue into Tuesday morning as the area was brushed by a storm expected to make weather history in the Northeast. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Martin Weil, Ashley Halsey III | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The following is a list of weather-related closings and delays for Tuesday:SchoolsRead full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Washington Post staff | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Alert: It's snowing, and if you are like many Americans, you're worried about how much bread and milk you have at home. Leaving work early so I can get milk, bread, and eggs before it starts to really snow. — Mike U III (@micyou3) January 26, 2015...
From: Washington Post | By: Drew Harwell | Monday, January 26, 2015
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BUENOS AIRES — In her first speech since the mysterious death of a top prosecutor, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said Monday night that her government would dissolve and rename the nation’s spy agency, and she defended herself...
From: Washington Post | By: Joshua Partlow | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The District put its cold emergency plan into effect Monday night in anticipation of dangerously cold weather. Under the plan, the city opens warming sites, and increases its effort to shelter those who are without a warm place to stay. The plan is to...
From: Washington Post | By: Martin Weil | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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WARSAW, Ind. — Tom Till eyes the morning’s e-mail to see who’s angling to hire his students. A local employer, which had already hired 23 people in less than a year, says it needs three more to help make the artificial hips, knees and other devices...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Appleby | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The intrusion by a recreational drone early Monday onto the White House lawn exposed a security gap at the compound that the Secret Service has spent years studying but has so far been unable to fix, according to several officials familiar with the concern.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Carol D. Leonnig, Craig Whitlock | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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NEW YORK — Several inches of snow had fallen in New York City by the time the sun went down Monday, just the start of what the city is expected to see over the next 24 hours as people here and along the Northeast Corridor scrambled to get home —...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Senate Democrats stalled the Republican-led push to construct the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday, dealing the first significant blow to the new Republican majority less than three weeks after being sworn in.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The parents who are against vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella and other childhood diseases have proven a point — and it’s a scary one. They are no longer just putting their own kids at risk. By taking their unvaccinated children to the happiest...
From: Washington Post | By: Petula Dvorak | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A former CIA officer involved in a highly secretive operation to give faulty nuclear plans to Iran was convicted Monday of giving classified information about his work to a New York Times reporter — a significant win for federal prosecutors and a presidential...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt Zapotosky | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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RICHMOND — A panel of Virginia senators advanced a bill Monday that would require public colleges to report an alleged campus sexual assault to police within 24 hours of notification, defying the wishes of some survivors and their advocates.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Portnoy, Nick Anderson | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The shock that Tim Clark was dead at 26, felt throughout a packed Bible Way Church in Northwest D.C. Monday morning, was compounded in many minds by bewilderment.Tim Clark was only 26?Clark had just started a new job, in the economic development office...
From: Washington Post | By: Mike DeBonis | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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OVER THE past half-decade, one-quarter of Greece’s gross domestic product has simply disappeared, the largest such five-year peacetime economic contraction since the one that hit former Soviet republics in the 1990s. So it would have been a surprise...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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AMISSILE strike against the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday should have awakened Western leaders to the seriousness of Russia’s latest aggression in Ukraine. Some 30 civilians were killed and scores wounded in the attack, which came not long...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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THE URGE of Virginia lawmakers to do something about the problem of sexual assault on university and college campuses is understandable, even laudatory. But hastily shaped legislation now under consideration is not likely to help and may even make the...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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R.K. Laxman, India's preeminent political cartoonist, died Monday at 93. Laxman's daily cartoons on the front page of the Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language newspaper, were a staple of Indian life for some six decades. He was...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Monday, January 26, 2015
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One night earlier this month, the Capitol Christian Academy boys’ basketball team did something it will do only sporadically this season: It held a practice.The nascent Christian high school in Landover will play more games than any other team in the...
From: Washington Post | By: Mark Giannotto | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The chief budget analyst for the Maryland legislature on Monday criticized the administration of Gov. Larry Hogan (R) for including more than $100 million in unspecified spending cuts in the proposal it submitted last week.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: John Wagner | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In case you missed it last week, everyone’s favorite orange-haired political sideshow slammed a potential Mitt Romney rerun.“Frankly, he just choked, choked like a dog, and we cannot allow that to happen again,” Donald Trump said on Fox News. He...
From: Washington Post | By: Al Kamen, Colby Itkowitz | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A Senate bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline failed to clear a procedural hurdle Monday, the first significant blow to Republicans now in control of the Senate.The outcome handed at least a temporary victory to some Democrats and...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Monday, January 26, 2015
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President Obama's second visit to India during his two terms in office was full of fun tidbits (did you know Prime Minister Narendra Modi survived a crocodile attack?), images of a blossoming friendship, and yes, even a breakthrough nuclear "understanding."...
From: Washington Post | By: Swati Sharma, Anup Kaphle | Monday, January 26, 2015
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KIEV, Ukraine — As Western leaders mulled new punitive measures against Russia over its involvement in the latest violence in eastern Ukraine, Russian leaders lashed out Monday, blaming the West for using the events to incite anti-Russian hatred and...
From: Washington Post | By: Karoun Demirijian | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Headed into Friday's earnings report, Microsoft was riding a wave of goodwill thanks to a wide-ranging announcement last week that introduced a new version of Windows and its prototype smart headset, the HoloLens. Both are being looked as a way for...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Monday, January 26, 2015
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At the corner of 15th and L streets downtown, The Washington Post is on its way out and Fannie Mae is on its way in.Fannie Mae officials announced Monday  that they had signed a lease to move its headquarters into a new building Carr Properties plans...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonathan O'Connell | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) underwent a three and a half hour surgery Monday to remove a blood clot in his right eye, but surgeons still don't know whether his eyesight will be fully restored, according to his office.Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Ed O'Keefe | Monday, January 26, 2015
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While the U.S. -- or at least the East Coast -- talks about nothing other than the snow storm headed toward our nation's capital New York City, President Obama is on the other side of the world in India. He's huddled with Indian Prime Minister Narendra...
From: Washington Post | By: Team Fix | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that said retirees must pay for part of their medical benefits, even though the employees said no-cost coverage was a vested benefit of their service.The court’s ruling was unanimous , but it did not...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, said Monday he was asking the U.S. Supreme Court to postpone three executions in his state that are scheduled over the next six weeks, with the first set for Thursday.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Mark Berman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the "Ellen Show" on Monday to wish Ellen DeGeneres a happy birthday, giving humanity hope that he just might do this on request (Joe Biden holiday visits might be a great way for the government to...
From: Washington Post | By: Jaime Fuller | Monday, January 26, 2015
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After a cold and snow showery day, the odds of accumulating snow go up tonight. Icy travel is also a concern....
From: Washington Post | By: Ian Livingston | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The players on the St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes boys’ basketball team could have panicked – and perhaps they should have.Already mired in a three-game losing streak and with a record hovering near .500, the Saints’ firepower took a blow when top scorer...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Deshawn Anderson has waited 10-plus years for the chance to fashion his own high school football program. So what’s one more day?Last week, Anderson was hired as Blake’s new varsity coach, and he didn’t dawdle, holding an informational meeting...
From: Washington Post | By: Joey LoMonaco | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Alert: It's snowing, and if you are like many Americans, you're worried about how much bread and milk you have at home.Leaving work early so I can get milk, bread, and eggs before it starts to really snow.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Drew Harwell | Monday, January 26, 2015
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When President Obama greeted a news conference in Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, he made an extra effort to use Hindi language and expressions. "Namaste. Mera Pyaar Bhara Namaskar," he said as he opened the news conference ("My greetings...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Taylor | Monday, January 26, 2015
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NEW DELHI — President Obama on Monday announced a series of modest initiatives to bolster trade and investment with India as he nears the end of a three-day trip here that has underscored the fragile nature of the renewed U.S.-India partnership. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Katie Zezima | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Apple is set to report the results for its all-important holiday quarter on Tuesday, which analysts expect will reveal yet another record-breaking sales period for the iPhone.Apple has already announced that it saw "apps generated over $10 billion in...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Our collective waistline has been expanding for decades. The adult obesity rate in the United States surged from 13 percent in 1960 to a whopping 35 percent in 2012 — with the most pounds added during the ’80s, according to the Centers for Disease...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Our collective waistline has been expanding for decades. The adult obesity rate in the United States surged from 13 percent in 1960 to a whopping 35 percent in 2012 -- with the most pounds added during the ‘80s, according to the CDC. Meanwhile, the...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Monday, January 26, 2015
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