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There's a popular rule you've probably heard before about losing weight: for every 3,500 calories you shed from your diet, you'll lose a pound. But just because everyone, including nutritionists with graduate degrees, keep repeating this doesn't make...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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There's a popular rule you've probably heard before about losing weight: for every 3,500 calories you shed from your diet, you'll lose a pound. But just because everyone, including nutritionists with graduate degrees, keep repeating this doesn't make...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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KABUL — The day is still etched in the Afghan judge’s mind more than a decade later — when she was in Washington, when she met with Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She recalls feeling awed and barely present,...
From: Washington Post | By: Sudarsan Raghavan | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Motorola is aiming wholeheartedly at the mid- and low range of the smartphone market. The company announced three models Tuesday aimed squarely at the more frugal consumer: While it didn't announced exact prices, the company did say that each would...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Afghan officials called a news conference Wednesday amid unconfirmed reports that the leader of the Taliban has died.Various Afghan and Pakistani media outlets, citing Afghan government sources, said that Mullah Mohammad Omar was dead, possibly years...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Murphy | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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You'd think some of the world's greatest minds would be more into artificial intelligence. But not, at least, when it comes to arming it.An open letter signed by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak, among others, is making the case (again) that...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A sharp rise in prescription drug spending, driven largely by a new generation of expensive hepatitis C drugs, helped push the nation's health-care expenditures to $3.1 trillion in 2014 -- the biggest increase since the recession. According to a new...
From: Washington Post | By: Carolyn Johnson | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Once a staple of the American workplace, the annual raise is turning into a relic of the pre-crisis economy as companies turn to creative -- and cheaper -- ways to compensate their employees.More businesses are upping their spending on benefits such...
From: Washington Post | By: Ylan Q. Mui | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Once a staple of the American workplace, the annual raise is turning into a relic of the pre-crisis economy as companies turn to creative -- and cheaper -- ways to compensate their employees. More businesses are upping their spending on benefits such...
From: Washington Post | By: Ylan Q. Mui | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Several non-Northwest Washington neighborhoods, including Anacostia and Congress Heights, showed impressive gains this year....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A new analysis by Bloomberg challenges Donald Trump's claim that he is worth more than $10 billion. Based on the company's standardized method for estimating billionaires' wealth, Trump is worth only about $2.9 billion, even less than Forbes's estimate...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Federal Trade Commission has warned that a scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Francesca Daniele allegedly spent $21,000 then told her employer she had lost her credit card....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Federal employees and retirees could invest in outside mutual funds and would have more options in how they take out their retirement savings under plans approved Monday....
From: Washington Post | Monday, July 27, 2015
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A couple of decades ago, industry analysts predicted that Amazon would kill off the physical bookstore with its ability to deliver books practically anywhere with the click of a button. Since then, the online retailer has expanded into dozens of other...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Paying off credit card debt can take a really, really long time.Just how long it takes depends not only on the total amount of debt and the interest rate, but also on how big your paycheck is. A rule of thumb some credit counselors use is that credit...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonnelle Marte | Monday, July 27, 2015
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KABUL — A gun battle between supporters of two rival warlords at a wedding party has killed 21 people in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, the provincial police chief said on Monday.Warlords, apart from Taliban insurgents, pose a serious threat...
From: Washington Post | By: Sayed Salahuddin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The combination of "conservative" and "cuckold" burned up Twitter as Trump fans warred with conservatives....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Senator can draw crowds but needs infrastructure to sustain his upstart bid for the Democratic nomination....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The most reviled creditor in Greece may be the only who that can deliver what the financially strapped country wants most of all: relief from the crippling debt that has trapped it in a vicious cycle of bailouts and busts. In a press conference Wednesday,...
From: Washington Post | By: Ylan Q. Mui and Steven Mufson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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On Monday, a top adviser to Donald Trump told the Daily Beast, "there's very clear case law" that a man cannot rape his wife. Of course, that isn't remotely true. Spousal rape is illegal in the United States. “It’s absolutely shocking to hear an...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Paquette | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NEW YORK - The questioner told Mike Huckabee he was worried about the "enormous and disturbing success" of Donald J. Trump, the brash billionaire now leading the Republican presidential field in the polls. He asked Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas...
From: Washington Post | By: Jim Tankersley | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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But it didn’t....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The Internet is in an uproar this week over the recent killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, allegedly baited the lion out of a national park by dragging a dead animal behind a car at night. Palmer shot it...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Wednesday, July 29, 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 | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Of the next six adults you meet, chances are one of them has never sent an e-mail. He's never done a Google search, never been Rickrolled. He thinks "doge" refers to a historical Italian government official. (Wow; very anachronism.)Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Brian Fung | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The House is about to take a tenth of the year off....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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There are many ways to measure what it means today to be a kid in America: We can size up the number of children in poverty, or the share who, at some point in the past year, didn't have enough to eat. We can count how often their parents read to them,...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The Internet is in an uproar this week over the recent killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, allegedly baited the lion out of a national park by dragging a dead animal behind a car at night. Palmer shot it...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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You shall not crucify Donald Trump upon a cross of economic coherence. America's premier real estate mogul-cum-reality TV star, utterer of the phrase "you're fired," and, for the moment, Republican presidential frontrunner, has risen to the top of the...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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There are many ways to measure what it means today to be a kid in America: We can size up the number of children in poverty, or the share who, at some point in the past year, didn't have enough to eat. We can count how often their parents read to them,...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger, Christopher Ingraham | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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You shall not crucify Donald Trump upon a cross of economic coherence.America's premier real estate mogul-cum-reality TV star, utterer of the phrase "you're fired," and, for the moment, Republican presidential frontrunner, has risen to the top of the...
From: Washington Post | By: Matt O'Brien | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration is planning to retrain officers on monitoring for weapons and contraband and to limit expedited screening as a means of managing long lines, Ron Nixon reports in The New York Times. He writes...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In a lakeside town 160 miles north of Quebec, hundreds of Canadian dairy farmers marched Monday, carrying signs in French saying “strong and united” in support of longtime import tariffs that range as high as 296 percent on goods such as milk, butter...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Get ready to hear a lot more about the Boy Scouts from the 2016 field....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The answer might be showing us the future of national politics....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration is planning to retrain officers on monitoring for weapons and contraband and to limit expedited screening as a means of managing long lines, Ron Nixon reports in The New York Times. He writes...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Cynthia Ambrose, chief academic officer of Horry County Schools in S.C., was recently hired in Loudoun....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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No motive in fatal shooting is given; fatal stabbing near police headquarters remains unsolved...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Delays on three Metro rail lines. Plus, escalator going down not working at Woodley Park station of Metro. Congestion at entrance of station....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The Planned Parenthood story is proving a boon for conservatives like Cruz....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A lot, actually....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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"He does not forget a grudge," says Matt Lauer....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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What are your odds of being a millionaire, do you think? One in 10? One in 50? One in 100? If you’re over 62, your odds of having at least $1 million in net wealth (your total assets minus your total debt) are relatively achievable -- about 1 in 7....
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Tomato pie, an old-school classic, takes on different styles and meanings at local restaurants this summer....
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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What are your odds of being a millionaire, do you think? One in 10? One in 50? One in 100?If you’re over 62, your odds of having at least $1 million in net wealth (your total assets minus your total debt) are relatively achievable -- about 1 in 7....
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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