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Religious groups and some civil libertarians were often at odds during the last Supreme Court term, but they have found common ground on a religious freedom case that the justices will take up as one of their first orders of business in October. Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Monday, September 1, 2014
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MARYLAND Teen killed, 2 badly hurt in Olney crash A teenager was fatally injured and two others were seriously hurt in a crash early Saturday morning in Olney, Montgomery County police said Sunday. The three were in a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible on...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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One teenager has died and two others were seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning in Olney, Montgomery County police said Sunday. The three teens were traveling in a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible on Hines Road when the car struck a tree,...
From: Washington Post | By: Julie Zauzmer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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To govern is to choose. By that definition, the United States is not, at present, being governed. Or so one could reasonably conclude from the latest Congressional Budget Office assessment of the federal government’s fiscal condition, released last...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Sunday, August 31, 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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Andrew Sabin gave Republicans so much money in 2012 that he accidentally went over a limit on how much individuals could donate to federal candidates and party committees. So Sabin, who owns a New York-based precious-metals refining business, was delighted...
From: Washington Post | By: Matea Gold | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A state-by state analysis released Tuesday shows that students who were frequently absent from school did worse on the National Assessment of Educational Progress than those who were not. Fourth-grade students who reported that they had missed three...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Alison Chandler | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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In Virginia, a hot-dog cart, a nail salon and a pet shop require more licensing and regulation than some of the places that care for our tiniest, most vulnerable humans. The booming business of small, in-home and unregulated child care has claimed the...
From: Washington Post | By: Petula Dvorak | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Stephen D. Isaacs, who became The Washington Post’s city editor at 26, experimented with long-form journalism in a bid to save the old Minneapolis Star as its top editor, and was a demanding journalism professor at Columbia University, where he challenged...
From: Washington Post | By: Adam Bernstein | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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RICHMOND — The biggest trial in Virginia political history has turned, at times, on almost trite tales of marital dysfunction. Like the one about the busy husband, content with off-the-rack suits and slippers bound by duct tape, who watches his wife...
From: Washington Post | By: Laura Vozzella | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to...
From: Washington Post | By: Wesley Robinson | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Security at D.C. Superior Court is expected to be heightened Tuesday as R&B singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear for a possible plea deal in his nearly 11-month-old misdemeanor simple assault case. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Keith L. Alexander | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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They had just finished the first week of school, it was the start of Labor Day weekend and a small group of high school friends was hanging out at a home in Olney around midnight Friday. When Nick Stull decided to leave, he asked Shawn Gangloff if he...
From: Washington Post | By: Paul Schwartzman, Susan Svrluga | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The House is in GOP hands, and no one thinks the November midterm elections will change that. Republicans could lose governorships in presidential battleground states, and that is hardly insignificant. But House and gubernatorial contests pale in comparison...
From: Washington Post | By: Dan Balz | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The leaking of hundreds of private and intimate photographs of Hollywood celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites Monday as investigators probed for explanations of the high-profile breach. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson, Emily Yahr, Joby Warrick | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Growing up in certain Washington neighborhoods has long meant a student-athlete could choose where to play his or her respective sports in high school. If a student lived near Langston Golf Course on Benning Road in Northeast, he or she could choose...
From: Washington Post | By: Tariq Lee | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A “master list” of all the hacked celebrity photos includes Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Kirsten Dunst and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, among others, according to Buzzfeed.  Celebrities spoke out...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Gossard | Monday, September 1, 2014
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VIDEO FOOTAGE of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice dragging the unconscious body of his soon-to-be wife from an elevator in Atlantic City was shocking and upsetting. Equally disturbing was the National Football League’s weak response to this...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Monday, September 1, 2014
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THE EXTRAORDINARY surge of unaccompanied immigrant children at the Southwest border has eased somewhat, at least for now, thanks partly to the hot summer weather. But federal, state and local government agencies continue to struggle to accommodate the...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Monday, September 1, 2014
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THE WORLD is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet not learning them fast enough. The virus, for which there is no known vaccine or antiviral, has now infected 3,069 people and killed 1,552 in Guinea,...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A woman has died and her 3-year-old daughter was hospitalized in critical condition after they were hit by a sport utility vehicle in Riverdale on Monday, authorities said. Prince George’s County police were called to the site of the collision, near...
From: Washington Post | By: Lynh Bui | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Newell Quinton pointed through the rippled glass of a large second-story window into a sun-soaked field of tall grass. “You see where those short pine trees are? That was home plate.” Seventy years old, Quinton stood in the wood-planked halls of...
From: Washington Post | By: Karen Chen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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D.C. police are investigating the death of a man found shot in Southeast Washington over the weekend, authorities said. Shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, police said. They found...
From: Washington Post | By: Lynh Bui | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A business accelerator created specifically for cybersecurity start-ups in Virginia will welcome a new cohort of companies Tuesday, one year after its doors opened with the goal of establishing the commonwealth as a hotbed for the cybersecurity industry....
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Overly | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The recent stop-work order that has prevented a major U.S. contractor from conducting background investigations could significantly impact the security clearance process, especially if it lasts for an extended period, industry officials said. Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Christian Davenport | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NEW JERSEY Another casino in Atlantic City closing The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Go ahead, get the jokes out of your system. The staff of High Times, the counterculture drug magazine, has heard them all before. For 40 years, they’ve put up with stoner quips and stereotypes. “People have this idea that we sit around and get high...
From: Washington Post | By: Niraj Chokshi | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Yves Carcelle, the former chief executive who turned Louis Vuitton into the world’s largest and most valuable luxury brand, died Aug. 31 in Paris. He was 66. Paris- based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, which owns Vuitton, announced the death....
From: Washington Post | By: Andrew Roberts, — Bloomberg News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Nearly 400,000 Virginia students in the Washington area are scheduled to return to classes Tuesday morning for the start of the 2014-2015 school year, one that brings with it a number of changes across the region’s school districts. Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: T. Rees Shapiro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The following is a guest post from University of Michigan-Dearborn political scientist  Salomon Orellana . ***** Concern over climate change continues to grow among climate scientists and across the political spectrum. But climate change is a difficult...
From: Washington Post | By: Salomon Orellana | Monday, September 1, 2014
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power Monday as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the country’s powerful military will...
From: Washington Post | By: Shaiq Hussain, Tim Craig | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The District is on the cusp of a severe shortage of police officers as a potential flood of retirements and the departures of some young officers threaten to shrink the force even as the city grows and 911 calls increase. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Hermann | Monday, September 1, 2014
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MILWAUKEE — Headlining the annual “Laborfest” rally here Monday, President Obama joined with prominent union leaders in an effort to mobilize a critical part of the Democratic base with just over two months until the midterm elections. Read full...
From: Washington Post | By: Juliet Eilperin | Monday, September 1, 2014
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MILWAUKEE -- President Obama urged attendees at the Laborfest rally here to mobilize for the fall election rather than allow Republicans to dictate the course of national policy. After Obama complained that Republicans "oppose almost everything," sparking...
From: Washington Post | By: Juliet Eilperin | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Widely scattered storms have developed over the region, focused in two areas: northwest of the District and to the south....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Monday, September 1, 2014
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BAGHDAD — A day after breaking through a siege by Islamic State militants on the Shiite town of Amerli, Iraqi forces and pro-government militias on Monday pushed their way into nearby villages they accuse of helping to enforce the months-long blockade....
From: Washington Post | By: Abigail Hauslohner, Erin Cunningham | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Two weeks ago, Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, captured Foreign Policy readers’ attention with a post titled, “You are not nearly scared enough about Ebola.” She used buzzwords meant to invoke fear in Western...
From: Washington Post | By: Adia Benton, Kim Yi Dionne | Monday, September 1, 2014
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CARACAS, Venezuela — The trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López has proceeded along a clear trajectory so far, seemingly driven toward a predetermined outcome. Which, of course, is also how railroads work. Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Nick Miroff | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Loudoun County wide receiver Antonio Jackson was admittedly nervous prior to Friday’s matchup with Fauquier in Leesburg. His apprehension was warranted. Twelve months prior, Jackson broke his collarbone in the Raiders’ 2013 season opener when he...
From: Washington Post | By: Tariq Lee | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Down 20-3 to Fork Union in the third quarter Friday — in the midst of a tragic week that thrust such scoreboard deficits into stark perspective — Georgetown Prep rallied. The Little Hoyas lost a friend and former teammate the night of Aug. 25 when...
From: Washington Post | By: Chelsea Janes | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A man was found dead in a Falls Church area parking lot early Monday, and Fairfax County police are investigating his death as a possible homicide. The man’s identity was not released pending notification of his family. The Virginia medical examiner...
From: Washington Post | By: Tom Jackman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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For the past four years, Robinson’s head football coach position has been a revolving door, cycling in and out credible names like Trey Taylor and Dan Meier as the Rams searched for a way to reclaim the championship success they experienced before...
From: Washington Post | By: Brandon Parker | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A Fairfax City man was killed Sunday when the sport-utility vehicle he was working on apparently rolled off its support stands and crushed him, police said. The man was identified as Daniel Joseph Dorman, 45. Fairfax City police said they were summoned...
From: Washington Post | By: Tom Jackman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves all things Japanese. The bonhomie between Modi and his “old friend” Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, was evident during his five-day visit that began Saturday. The two inked business...
From: Washington Post | By: Rama Lakshmi | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Simon Denyer China is offering cash rewards for interracial marriages in its troubled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, according to news reports, mirroring a policy now being promoted in Tibet. President Xi Jinping has responded to ethnic unrest...
From: Washington Post | By: Simon Denyer | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Watch this timelapse view of the explosive growth of a thunderstorm, and appreciate how it’s energy is equivalent to a nuclear bomb....
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Samenow | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This week I asked you to name to two-word search terms, which I denoted as “red” and “blue.” How’d you do? @_cingraham am i doing this rite? pic.twitter.com/FElwBZjRwX No Mike, you are definitely not doing this rite. A number of you guessed...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Monday, September 1, 2014
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On Sunday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted this image out from his personal @governorperry Twitter account accompanied by the text "A2": That tweet was deleted and @governorperry then tweeted this: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized....
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This week I asked you to name to two-word search terms, which I denoted as “red” and “blue.” How’d you do? @_cingraham am i doing this rite? pic.twitter.com/FElwBZjRwX — Mike Bostock (@mbostock) August 29, 2014 No Mike, you are definitely...
From: Washington Post | By: Christopher Ingraham | Monday, September 1, 2014
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