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Well, that didn't take long. After a series of highly-regarded conservatives voiced their support for Doug Elmendorf, the director of the Congressional Budget Office whose term is up in January, Elmendorf haters fired back on Friday, urging Republicans...
From: Washington Post | By: Lori Montgomery | Friday, November 21, 2014
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President Obama has announced an executive action granting undocumented immigrants a reprieve from deportation if their children are U.S. citizens. One of the goals is to prevent families from being separated by an immigration court. The order,...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is capturing more of them. In...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Here's a look at what's new and interesting among smartphones and tablets. iPhone 6 Get it: If you must have the latest iPhone Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Friday, November 21, 2014
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In less than two weeks, Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, will head to London to meet with international donors. At the conference, scheduled for Dec. 4, he will seek billions of dollars to develop Afghanistan in a new era, as U.S. and international...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has been running a provocative series on the lingering barriers blacks face in America. The title of the series: "When Whites Just Don't Get It." Each...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Big changes in federal immigration policy are big business for notarios, consultants who seemingly possess the legal power to help immigrants secure deferred deportations or work permits. Notarios, however, are not lawyers. They cannot represent immigrants...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Friday, November 21, 2014
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There's a game of chicken going on between public universities and states across the country over how to fund schools—and students and parents are losing. In California this week, the University of California's governing board voted in favor of increasing...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Friday, November 21, 2014
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As Americans experience the start of winter -- in some cases, an extreme winter -- it's time to get out the sidewalk salt and clean the furnace. And, usually, to turn up the heat. However, too few of us realize just how much energy and money we're...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Mooney | Friday, November 21, 2014
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President Obama has announced an executive action granting undocumented immigrants a reprieve from deportation if their children are U.S. citizens. One of the goals is to prevent families from being separated by an immigration court. Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is capturing more of them. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Mooney | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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It may house some of the most esteemed colleges in the country, but if you want to graduate without backbreaking debt, steer clear of schools along the eastern seaboard. That's what a series of new reports seem to suggest. Based on those reports from...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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It may house some of the most esteemed colleges in the country, but if you want to graduate without backbreaking debt, steer clear of schools along the eastern seaboard. That's what a series of new reports seem to suggest. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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TONGANOXIE, KAN. – The most pivotal moment of his career is about to unfold on prime time TV, and Kris Kobach has no way to watch. “There’s really no TV in here?” he says, and a waitress at a downtown diner in tiny Tonganoxie shakes her head....
From: Washington Post | By: Eli Saslow | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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For a federal agency that few Americans have ever heard of and almost none will ever use, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) sure can gin up some controversy. Just last week it began compensating people who were improperly fired in 2009 from...
From: Washington Post | By: Joe Davidson | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists....
From: Washington Post | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The crowd roars. The players take the field. And then they boot up their game controllers. Wait, what? That’s right, video gaming is a spectator sport. And a big one. Thousands of fans in Europe and Asia flock to see their favorite “esports” professionals...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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New York Rising temperatures raise threat of floods As temperatures near Buffalo rose above freezing Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help neighbors clear walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week. But the warming trend also raised...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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TEPETONGO, Mexico — To Sinforiano Armenta, the mayor of a disappearing Mexican town set on sweeping plains of cactus and brush, President Obama’s immigration plan means paved roads. It means drainage systems, covered basketball courts, clinics, and...
From: Washington Post | By: Joshua Partlow | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Everyone from giant Internet service providers to lone “Twilight” fan-fiction writers loves “net neutrality.” But few who genuflect toward the phrase can make sense of the bureaucratic battle raging in and around the Federal Communications Commission...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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IT HAS been a tumultuous November for the American political system. The Republican party swept to victory in the midterm elections, ousting the Democrats from control of the Senate in a result widely interpreted as voter repudiation of President Obama....
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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THE DIPLOMATIC betting is that the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program will end with an agreement to defer Monday’s deadline for a few months. Sanctions on Iran would remain, as would Tehran’s suspension of its most dangerous nuclear activities....
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The United States will remain in an armed conflict in Afghanistan — essentially at war — after the end of this year under rules for combat operations the Pentagon requested, and President Obama approved, early this month. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Karen DeYoung, Missy Ryan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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NAIROBI — Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan authorities said....
From: Washington Post | By: Tom Odula | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“I won’t hide my opinion about this, which is that one major determinant of whether we should approve a pipeline shipping Canadian oil to world markets, not to the United States, is does it contribute to the greenhouse gases that are causing climate...
From: Washington Post | By: Glenn Kessler | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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CHICAGO — Under huge U.S. and Mexican flags in a Chicago high school named for a Mexican president, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform Saturday morning and vowed to fight to force Congress...
From: Washington Post | By: Kevin Sullivan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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We're a nation of immigrants, and that's been one of the secrets of our economic success. That will continue even more now that President Obama has taken executive action to protect 5 million undocumented workers from deportation and increase high-skill...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Seattle is a strange city. There’s a giant troll under one of the city’s main bridges, a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin on a random street corner and an annual Spam carving contest to take in. The neighborhood with the Lenin statue, Fremont, encourages...
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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We're a nation of immigrants, and that's been one of the secrets of our economic success. That will continue even more now that President Obama has taken executive action to protect 5 million undocumented workers from deportation and increase high-skill...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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NEW YORK — It was all Hillary Clinton, all day, Friday in New York, a day that helped crystallize how much already has been done for the prospective presidential candidate by others and, more importantly, what she has yet to do for herself. Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Balz | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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VIENNA — Negotiators working to slow Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions on the country resumed talks Saturday and dropped hints that they were at an impasse with just two days left before a deadline for an accord. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Carol Morello | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The deportation reprieves that President Obama extended to millions of immigrants this week are relatively arbitrary. The president's executive action would delay deportation for the undocumented mother of a child born in the U.S. on Thursday — but...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger and Kennedy Elliott | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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On a well-hidden corner of the Internet, a user going by the name of "FRIM" has a question: "Ever wanted to start your own reactor or build nukes? Well, this is probably the only missing component you needed and couldn't get until now!" The "missing...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The deportation reprieves that President Obama extended to millions of immigrants this week are relatively arbitrary. The president's executive action would delay deportation for the undocumented mother of a child born in the U.S. on Thursday — but...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger, Kennedy Elliott | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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President Obama’s announcement on Thursday that he would take unilateral action to address the nation’s “broken” immigration system shares at least one thing in common with how his Justice Department approaches enforcement of the nation’s marijuana laws:...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Every year, the United States offers permanent residency status to immigrants who -- in the vernacular -- "played by the rules." They applied for residency, didn't violate the law, and so on. As with every other aspect of the immigration debate, the...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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In today's Washington Post, we explore the country’s half-formed recovery, looking at how we have produced many jobs but little wage growth. While flat wages are a well-explored feature of the recovery, many Americans have actually seen their salaries...
From: Washington Post | By: Chico Harlan and Kennedy Elliott | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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When a woman from Oregon was arrested in Timor-Leste for sharing a cab with someone carrying drugs, there was no official U.S. ambassador there to advocate on her behalf. For nearly three months, Stacey Addison has been unable to leave the country. She...
From: Washington Post | By: Colby Itkowitz | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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In today's Washington Post, we explore the country’s half-formed recovery, looking at how we have produced many jobs but little wage growth. While flat wages are a well-explored feature of the recovery, many Americans have actually seen their salaries...
From: Washington Post | By: Chico Harlan, Kennedy Elliott | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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You may think the attention in Iran this weekend will be focused squarely on the backroom happenings in Vienna, where Iranian and Western diplomats are wrangling over the Islamic Republic's controversial nuclear program. But you would be wrong. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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RANGOON, Burma — Incense swirls through the air on a darkening evening, as a Buddhist monk sits cross-legged before an ancient temple, his eyes closed in meditation. His cellphone rings. The monk fumbles in his traditional crimson robes, speaks for...
From: Washington Post | By: Annie Gowen | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Before the pandemonium began, Glenelg Coach Butch Schaffer kept his promise. The Gladiators had just beaten River Hill, 21-6, on the road in Clarksville, earning a Maryland 3A East region championship and a berth in the state tournament. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Gabe Hiatt | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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On a fourth-and-goal play with two seconds remaining and his team six inches from a touchdown, Kyle Edwards told Lake Braddock Coach Jim Poythress to put the ball in his hands. The quarterback took the snap, bounced off two tacklers and tumbled into...
From: Washington Post | By: Rhiannon Walker | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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It wasn’t until the final minute of Friday’s playoff game against South County, with his team backed up to its own 13-yard line and in need of a fourth-down stop, that Battlefield defensive back Collin Parker finally felt things slow down. Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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All over the field at Thomas Stone High School on Friday night, each white Potomac jersey averaged a size or two larger than the blue one next to it. The numbers on the back of Wolverines generally rode a few inches higher than the ones on more the compact...
From: Washington Post | By: Chelsea Janes | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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WILMINGTON, Del. — Thomas Gray says he was fortunate coming out of the recession: He took a job in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, food services, preparing meals for 500 students in a Head Start cafeteria. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Chico Harlan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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BY ITS nature, the legislative process in Washington is political and partisan, and hence prone to error, bias and outright propaganda. The antidote is a common set of facts and objective analysis, provided by a source that everyone in Congress recognizes...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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THE 25TH anniversary of the anti-Communist revolution in Central and Eastern Europe has been marked by celebrations but also by worrying signs that some of its signal achievements are threatened. Since 1989, six former members of the Soviet-dominated...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Here's a range of interesting gadgets and luxury items that are reviewed by thewirecutter.com. TV: Sony X900B Get it: If you want a lifelike picture Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Thewirecutter.com, Thesweethome.com | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Tech news site Re/code become the latest news organization this week to bar readers from commenting on articles hosted on its site. "We thought about this decision long and hard, since we do value reader opinion," co-executive editors Kara Swisher and...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Friday, November 21, 2014
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