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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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PROBABLY THE most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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North Carolina lawmakers are pressuring Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to call a special session of the state legislature to pass a package of economic development bills, including one extending tax incentives for film and television production, that wasn’t...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Pennsylvania won federal approval to expand its Medicaid program to nearly 500,000 low-income adults on Thursday, becoming the ninth state led by a Republican governor to join the expansion under the president's health-care law. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Defense giant Lockheed Martin continued its trend of acquiring small companies with focused capabilities. This week, the contractor bought a Massachusetts-based energy start-up named Sun Catalytix for an undisclosed sum and also wrapped up its $61...
From: Washington Post | By: Amrita Jayakumar | Friday, August 29, 2014
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BALTIMORE — In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms. They sat in any quiet corner of the schools they could claim: the sociologists from Johns Hopkins and, one at a time, the excitable...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Friday, August 29, 2014
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For cars, there are mechanics. For corporate data breaches, there are Chris Cwalina and Steve Roosa. Cwalina and Roosa are attorneys who lead the data privacy and security team at law firm Holland & Knight, and they are building a novel practice...
From: Washington Post | By: Catherine Ho | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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It's estimated that the three-year conflict in Syria has drawn foreign fighters to its frontlines at a rate faster than any such war in modern memory, including the struggle of the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The group that...
From: Washington Post | By: Ishaan Tharoor | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. Join us today for our weekly live chat, Switchback. We'll kick things off at 11 a.m. Eastern time. You can submit your questions now, right...
From: Washington Post | By: Hayley Tsukayama | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A battle over whether to expand Medicaid that has divided Arizona Republicans for nearly two years will soon advance to the state’s highest court. The Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge from Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is seeking...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Ferris | Friday, August 29, 2014
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One of the first steps to rebuilding confidence in the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is getting enough of the right people to do the job. VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald is trying to do that by launching a new recruitment effort to boost...
From: Washington Post | By: Joe Davidson | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In March 2002, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act -- commonly known as McCain-Feingold for its two lead Senate sponsors -- became law. It sought to make political donations far more transparent and to keep unregulated "soft" money out of the political...
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The grocery industry is grappling with significant transformation in the marketplace.  Traditional supermarkets are feeling pressure from new competitors, including upstarts focused on natural and organic goods and big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Halzack | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The 2010 Supreme Court decision that helped usher in a new era of political spending gave Republicans a measurable advantage on Election Day, according to a new study. The advantage isn’t large, but it is statistically significant: The researchers...
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions released guidelines this week for judges who receive gifts, and noted even if gifts are of nominal value, they cannot be accepted in certain circumstances. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Hunter Schwarz | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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FERGUSON, Mo. — The city of St. Louis — and the nation — are deeply divided over whether a police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., should be charged with a crime. The law that determines when police can use deadly...
From: Washington Post | By: Carol D. Leonnig | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children’s hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. His diagnosis became clear three days after he was admitted. The Ola During hospital — the nation’s only pediatric center — was...
From: Washington Post | By: Todd C. Frankel | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least six other police officers in the town’s 53-member department have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of...
From: Washington Post | By: Kimberly Kindy, Carol D. Leonnig | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Short of world war, it’s rare that a chief executive goes through a foreign policy month like President Obama’s August. U.S. warplanes struck in Iraq for the first time in years, as U.S. diplomats struggled to establish a new government in Baghdad....
From: Washington Post | By: Karen DeYoung, Dan Balz | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Koreans are not exactly used to seeing 300-pound Americans in tiny black underpants with “strong man” emblazoned across the rear. So they audibly gasped when Jon Andersen, the professional wrestler from San Francisco...
From: Washington Post | By: Anna Fifield | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A single-engine airplane that was scheduled to land in Manassas crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast, authorities said. The Coast Guard said the pilot, the only person on board, appeared to be unconscious as the Cessna flew...
From: Washington Post | By: Martin Weil | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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For the die-hard book lovers of Washington, the Mall was the perfect place for the celebrated National Book Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the country. There was a certain magic, festivalgoers said, as people wandered by and became entranced...
From: Washington Post | By: Brigid Schulte | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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DALLAS, Tex. — The other potential 2016 candidates who spoke at the Americans for Prosperity conference this weekend — including Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — were outshone by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), whose raucous, rabble-rousing...
From: Washington Post | By: Sebastian Payne | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Inside a Southeast apartment she could no longer afford, Nkechi Feaster piled all the paperwork onto her donated coffee table. There were late notices and unemployment papers, pay stubs and payment ledgers — a stack that had become an accidental timeline...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Samuels | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Less than a minute remained in the fourth quarter, and Spalding needed a fourth-down conversion. Two yards would all but seal a season-opening win. Anything less would give the ball back to Riverdale Baptist’s offense, which had shown it could score...
From: Washington Post | By: Chelsea Janes | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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MARYLAND Body found along Anacostia River trail Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Saturday morning along the Anacostia River trail in Cottage City. The man, who appeared young and who was not identified, suffered from “upper...
From: Washington Post | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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My mother worked at the torpedo plant in Alexandria during World War II. I am interested in learning more about its contributions to the war effort, as well as its history before and after the war. Also, did the Chinquapin Village houses that once stood...
From: Washington Post | By: John Kelly | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Meryl Comer’s husband vanished more than a decade ago. Yet she remained at his side ever since, caring for him night and day as he drifted into the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease. The story of how Comer, an Emmy Award-winning former broadcast journalist...
From: Washington Post | By: Fredrick Kunkle | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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American University professor David Culver spent a week in April hunting through damp spots in the forest floor in Montgomery County in hope of finding rare varieties of tiny, shrimp-like creatures called amphipods. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert McCartney | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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OCEAN CITY, Md.—For decades, Mallard Island has been an oasis of tranquility in this noisy, congested and boozy beach town, a slice of suburbia for well-connected townies who, in many cases, make their living off the tourist-saturated boardwalk a few...
From: Washington Post | By: Jenna Johnson | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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MOSCOW — The crisis in eastern Ukraine may “reach the point of no return,” the president of the European Commission said Saturday, as Ukraine’s president urged European leaders to stiffen sanctions against Russia during meetings in Brussels....
From: Washington Post | By: Karoun Demirjian | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The celebrated National Book Festival, held on the Mall in a picnic-like outdoor atmosphere for 13 years, came indoors for the first time this year. Organizers cut the festival from two days to one long 12-hour day. Instead of late September, when it’s...
From: Washington Post | By: Brigid Schulte | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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BAGHDAD — The long-suffering residents of Amerli, an impoverished town in northern Iraq that has been besieged by Sunni jihadists for two months, believe help may finally be on the way. Amerli residents and local officials said Friday and Saturday...
From: Washington Post | By: Abigail Hauslohner | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A series of suspicious fires early Saturday at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Northwest rousted guests from their rooms and clogged traffic in the area while firefighters battled the blazes. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Ruane | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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In the best of times, selling to the government is not an easy task. In the worst of times, it’s even harder. As federal budgets shrink and competition intensifies, contractors are battling it out not only for dollars, but also for the attention of...
From: Washington Post | By: Amrita Jayakumar | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Companies Cannabics Pharmaceuticals of Bethesda appointed Ika Abravanel senior adviser for operational and strategic planning and Sigalit Ariely-Portnoy senior adviser for regulation, validation and quality. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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At 11 a.m., it’s 83 degrees outside and even warmer inside the greenhouse tent in Northeast Washington where plastic barrels of tea sit to ferment. Wednesday is production day at Capital Kombucha, and John Lee, dressed in shorts, sneakers and a baseball...
From: Washington Post | By: Abha Bhattarai | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Today at 4:30 pm, I’ll be moderating a panel on the midterm elections.  It will include Amanda Cox, who helped develop the Upshot’s Senate forecasting model, Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report, Harry Enten of 538 and Gary Jacobson of the...
From: Washington Post | By: John Sides | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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MARIUPOL, Ukraine — A group of Ukrainian volunteer soldiers managed to escape Saturday from Ilovaysk, a southeastern town that has been besieged by pro-Russian separatists for almost a week, Ukrainian officials said. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Annie Gowen | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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John A. Walker Jr., the American who sold Navy secrets to the Soviets for 18 years in what has been described as one of the most damaging espionage operations of the Cold War, died Aug 28 in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina. He was 77. Read...
From: Washington Post | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Lida Moser, a photographer who trained her camera on faces and scenes that reflected life as it was experienced in New York and elsewhere during the second half of the 20th century, died Aug. 11 at a nursing facility in Rockville, Md. She was 93. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Langer | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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South Korea may be doomed. A recent study, conducted by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul, predicts that the country will reach zero inhabitants by 2750. The report makes it clear where the country's problem lies: A remarkably low birth...
From: Washington Post | By: Rick Noack | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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As the new school year starts around the country, educators and students in Oklahoma are caught in the middle of a dispute between the U.S. government and the state's lawmakers over what to teach in their classrooms and how. Since state lawmakers...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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As the new school year starts around the country, educators and students in Oklahoma are caught in the middle of a dispute between the U.S. government and the state's lawmakers over what to teach in their classrooms and how. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A wealthy billionaire who has spent millions on political races around the country plans to try to influence the makeup of the California state Senate by targeting Democratic candidates. It’s not the Koch brothers or any of the members of their influential...
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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WEATHER GANG | Don’t let our so-far tame summer fool you, heat and humidity are on the way....
From: Washington Post | By: Ian Livingston | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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