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Morning News Headlines 01.01.13

realtalklogoNATION
Excess-profits tax on contractors during wartime is long overdue
FINE PRINT | For the new year, a radical national security idea that should have happened years ago.
(, The Washington Post)
Hillary Clinton’s blood clot in her skull, doctors say.
The secretary of State did not sustain a stroke or neurological damage, her spokesman said late Monday.
( by David Brown and Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)
Exercise DVDs for the new year offer ways to lose weight and get fit
Also: AARP magazine suggests tips for caregivers coping with their stressed lives.
(, The Washington Post)
How to recover from surgery faster
Wise patients know what to expect in the hospital, use painkillers wisely and plan for after-discharge care.
( by Consumers Union of United States , The Washington Post)
An antibiotic didn’t help get rid of a lower respiratory tract infection
Study of 2,000 adults finds that amoxicillin didn’t work any better than a placebo.
(, The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Prince William motorcycle officer dies in collision
Officer Chris Yung, 35, was killed in Manassas while responding to a call.
( by Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)

WWI-era Navy mine ‘rendered safe’
Authorities detonate an unexploded Navy mine dating to World War I found in St. Mary’s County.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)
Metro police announcement is white noise to some riders
The Metro Transit Police chief’s voice accompanies countless Metro rides, but are riders listening?
( by Mark Berman , The Washington Post)
Homicides decrease in Washington region
The District recorded 88 killings in 2012, down from 108 in 2011.
( by Allison Klein , The Washington Post)
Odd bills back on agenda for Va. lawmakers
Legislative proposals often reflect constituents’ concerns back home
( by Errin Haines , The Washington Post)
More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More – The Washington Post


POLITICS
Helping VA rehabilitate those with multiple wounds of war
Micaela Cornis-Pop oversees more than 110 rehabilitation facilities around the country, helping the VA stay at the forefront of developments in treating traumatic brain injury and other medical issues facing injured veterans.
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post)
After a ‘cliff’ deal, what next?
The accord would set the stage for more discord between Obama and congressional Republicans.
( by Rosalind S. Helderman , The Washington Post)
It’s Biden, McConnell to the rescue once again
Vice president, Senate minority leader struck late deals in 2010 tax-cut fight, 2011 debt-ceiling crisis.
( by David A. Fahrenthold and Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)
Odd bills back on agenda for Va. lawmakers
Legislative proposals often reflect constituents’ concerns back home
( by Errin Haines , The Washington Post)
New abortion clinic regulations approved by McDonnell
Clinics say strict building codes could put them out of business
( by Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post


STYLE
Mom worries successful daughter’s boyfriend may be a freeloader
How can Mom come to terms with this relationship?
(, The Washington Post)

‘Watch Night’ services commemorate a turning point for African Americans
On 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation, Fort Washington church rings in new year.
( by Lonnae O’Neal Parker , The Washington Post)
Storm names: Public service or just a lot of hot air?
The Weather Channel defends its practice of naming storms
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)
Mark your calendars, or not: 2013’s weirdest holidays
Some unusual observances in the coming year include National Yo-Yo Day and Get a Different Name Day.
(, The Washington Post)
On ‘Downton Abbey,’ aspic matters
Extensive research goes into the fare shown in the kitchen and on the table in the hit PBS series.
( by Becky Krystal , The Washington Post)
More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More – The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Senate approves deal to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’
Bipartisan measure passes 89-8 in rare New Year’s morning vote.
( by Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane , The Washington Post)
Tax increase coming for many Americans
With end of payroll tax holiday, 2013 bill will rise regardless of “fiscal cliff” resolution.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)
White House likes what it sees in possible deal and chance to win battle.
Proposal could raise taxes $600 billion over 10 years, impose few cuts and open door to more gains.
(, The Washington Post)
Amazon apologizes for Christmas Eve outage affecting Netflix
A disruption in Amazon’s cloud-computing services hindered Netflix customers from watching movies.
( by Danielle Kucera Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Chavez Suffers Complications After Fourth Cancer Operation
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez suffered a new setback in his battle against cancer, forcing his vice president and chosen successor to stay on in Cuba as the president struggles to recover from a respiratory infection.
( by Jose Orozco, Corina Pons and Charlie Devereux Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis – The Washington Post


SPORTS
TV and radio listings: January 1
(, The Washington Post)
For Morris, it’s too good to be believed
COLUMN | Redskins rookie Alfred Morris puts his signature on finale to a Hollywood-script regular season.
(, The Washington Post)
Shanahan might get new offer
Redskins are seriously considering negotiating a contract extension this offseason with their head coach.
( by Mark Maske , The Washington Post)
Hamilton has D.C. pipeline at Stanford
Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton had deep Washington roots, and uses them to give Stanford an edge.
( by Chelsea Janes , The Washington Post)
Wizards get closer to full strength
John Wall and Trevor Ariza return to the practice court, although neither participate in full-contact drills.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More – The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
Tech trends to watch in 2013
What consumer trends will we see in the next year?
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Five security resolutions for 2013
Protect yourself before you wreck yourself.
( by Meghan Kelly | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
Year in Review: Technology
A look at what major tech companies did in 2012.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Why 2012 was the year we started to care about tech policy
If 2012 has taught us anything, it’s that the average, often faceless Internet user’s voice can make a difference like never before.
( by Tom Cheredar | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
N. Korea’s Kim says he wants peace with South
Supreme leader calls for détente, but with conditions South Korea’s new president will find difficult to accept.
( by Chico Harlan , The Washington Post)
Excess-profits tax on contractors during wartime is long overdue
FINE PRINT | For the new year, a radical national security idea that should have happened years ago.
(, The Washington Post)
Weeks after truce with Hamas, Israel lets more building materials into Gaza
Limited amount of gravel heads to private construction projects, but Gazans say it’s still not enough.
( by Joel Greenberg , The Washington Post)
Pakistan releases eight Taliban prisoners
Islamabad said it hopes the release will facilitate the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.
( by Shaiq Hussain , The Washington Post)
Muted New Year’s celebrations in India after gang-rape victim’s death
Many Indians decided not to celebrate the advent of 2013 out of respect for the 23-year-old victim.
( by Rama Lakshmi , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
The new year
‘Fear itself’: FDR’s words are even more true today.
(, The Washington Post)
Stop the gun madness
The new year is a time for action.
(, The Washington Post)
An F for effort
Tuition aid shields colleges from hard budgetary choices.
(, The Washington Post)
Republicans adrift
In more ways than one, the party is out to sea.
(, The Washington Post)
Vanden Heuvel: It’s past time to fix the economy
Stop trying to figure out how best to hurt it.
(, The Washington Post)
More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials – The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
The List: Discuss what’s in and what’s out
Dan Zak and Monica Hesse discuss The List – Style’s guide to what’s in and what’s out.
(, vForum)
Web Hostess Live: The latest from the Web
Web Hostess Monica Hesse sifts the Internet so you don’t have to, searching for meaning, manners and the next great meme.
(, vForum)
Ask Boswell: The Washington Redskins
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell answered reader questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.
(, vForum) 

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS NATION 08.26.12

9 wounded outside Empire State Building all hit by police gunfire
Evidence indicates all the victims were hit by fragments or bullets fired by police. Officials said the officers had no choice but to shoot.
( by Tom Hays and Verena Dobnik , The Washington Post)
Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon, dies at 82
The astronaut, whose “one small step” on the moon immortalized him in the annals of space exploration, recently had cardiac bypass surgery.
( by Paul Duggan , The Washington Post)
China’s arms flooding sub-Saharan Africa
China has stood apart from other major arms exporters for its assertive challenge to U.N. authority, routinely refusing to cooperate with U.N. arms experts and flexing its diplomatic muscle to protect its allies.
( by Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
A bit of a wet patch in a dry year
August is on track to break a seven-month run of below-normal precipitation.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)
Still searching for insights
Sacrifice and significance of the Second Battle of Manassas is recalled during sesquicentennial.
( by Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)
Refuge from racism at a crossroads
Young Highland Beach, Md., residents lose their connection to what made the community so special.
( by Annys Shin , The Washington Post)
Deep need in an area of affluence
Montgomery County students get ready to go back to class, some with free school supplies.
( by J. Freedom du Lac , The Washington Post)

Southeast man killed by police during confrontation
Albert Jermaine Payton, 24, died of his wounds at a hospital. Police said he was brandishing a knife and failed to comply with their orders to drop it.
( by Martin Weil and Clarence Williams , The Washington Post)

More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More – The Washington Post


POLITICS
Ron Paul fans throw a party without guest of honor
The crowd, or what’s left of it, celebrates the Republican candidate with a subdued festival.
( by Jason Horowitz , The Washington Post)
Isaac delays GOP convention
GOP officials announced late Saturday that they would open the convention on Monday morning and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon.
( by Dan Balz and Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)
Republican convention cancels Monday events due to TS Isaac
GOP officials announced late Saturday that they would open the convention on Monday morning and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)
It’s showtime for Romney
THE TAKE | He needs a big week in Tampa to show voters he really can fix the economy.
(, The Washington Post)
Eight questions going into the Republican National Convention
Can Romney reintroduce himself? What roles will Christie, Santorum and Ryan play? Will Romney-Ryan take the lead?
( by Dan Balz , The Washington Post)
More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post


STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Stepmothers have to carry some wicked baggage
Remembering a stepmother who was a second mother in every sense.
(, The Washington Post)

Drake joins Meek Mill at the Fillmore
Meek Mill has managed to get some star rappers to make surprise appearances with him on tour; Friday, Drake shocked the crowd at the Fillmore.
( by Sarah Godfrey , The Washington Post)
More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More – The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Some hospital networks also become insurers
North Shore-LIJ Health System, with 15 hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers in Long Island and New York City, is laying the groundwork to be an insurer, as well as a provider of health care.
( by Roni Caryn Rabin | Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News , The Washington Post)
Turning mobile device into math whiz
AppCylon’s calculator app comes in handy for math homework.
(, The Washington Post)
Pinterest for iPad, Android
Pinterest is expanding its app empire to include the iPad and Android devices.
(, The Washington Post)
More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis – The Washington Post


SPORTS
Baker’s comeback reaches U.S. Open
After years of injuries, the 27-year-old is finally healthy and looking to continue his improbable run this week at Flushing Meadows.
( by Matt Brooks , The Washington Post)
Fr. Collegiate opens with 21-6 win over St. John’s
Friendship Collegiate begins the season with a 21-6 victory over St. John’s of the WCAC.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)
Nats hit another pothole in Philly
Starter Gio Gonzalez stumbles out of the gate, allowing two runs before recording a second out as Washington stumbles for a second consecutive night.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)
OPINION | Misplaced hero worship
Sixteen years ago, Betsy Andreu said she heard Lance Armstrong admit he took PEDs. Will people start believing her now?
(, The Washington Post)
Impact shuts out United
Washington plays its third of five matches in a two-week period. “These two weeks are going to be a grind,” says coach Ben Olsen.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)
More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More – The Washington Post


WORLD
As Paralympics start, Britain’s disabled decry cuts
Hundreds of thousands of disabled Britons are seeing their benefits cut or facing the prospect of diminished or eliminated aid under the Conservative-led coalition government.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)
Syrian troops press attack on Damascus suburb, killing scores
Killings appeared to be part of a campaign in recent days to root out rebel fighters and their supporters.
( by Babak Dehghanpisheh , The Washington Post)
China’s arms flooding sub-Saharan Africa
China has stood apart from other major arms exporters for its assertive challenge to U.N. authority, routinely refusing to cooperate with U.N. arms experts and flexing its diplomatic muscle to protect its allies.
( by Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
Broken pledges hinder E.U. recovery
Gap between European governments’ words and deeds on measures to address debt has helped prolong two-year-old crisis.
( by Edward Cody in PARIS , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Waiting for a serious campaign
Will a responsible candidate please stand up?
(, The Washington Post)
Clean as a whistle in D.C.
A comprehensive review finds that students didn’t cheat to improve their test scores.
(, The Washington Post)
Realities of gaming
(, The Washington Post)

Go ‘all in’ with Strasburg
(, The Washington Post)

Two types of hate groups
(, The Washington Post)

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Today’s News Headlines 07.30.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
In Syria, U.S. intelligence gaps 
The United States is struggling to develop a clear understanding of opposition forces inside the country, according to U.S. officials.
(By Greg Miller and Joby Warrick) 

James Holmes appears in court 
The Colorado massacre suspect, his hair dyed reddish-orange, seemed lethargic at his first court hearing and did not speak.
(By David A. Fahrenthold and Carol D. Leonnig) 

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride dies at 61 
Sally Ride, an astronaut and physicist who in 1983 became the first American woman sent into space, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at her home in La Jolla, Calif. She was 61.
(By T. Rees Shapiro and Brian Vastag) 

More intraparty incumbent battles 
Although incumbent vs. incumbent contests won’t be decisive in determining control of the House, they disrupt friendships and help determine the future direction of both parties.
(By Rosalind S. Helderman) 

Returning migrants boost Mexico’s middle class 
In the United States, they were illegal aliens. Back home, they are new entrepreneurs using the billions of dollars earned “on the other side” to create a Mexican middle class as the U.S. economy slowed in the global recession.
(By William Booth and Nick Miroff) 

NATION
Study says young gay black men at high risk for HIV
Newly released data indicate that more than half of all U.S. black men under 30 could be infected with the virus that causes AIDS in the next decade unless improvements are made. 
( by Lena H. Sun , The Washington Post) 

Politicians praise AIDS investment, urge more spending
At the 19th Annual International AIDS Conference, powerful players from Washington and beyond had the same message: We must do more. 
( by David Brown and Alyssa A. Botelho , The Washington Post) 

James Holmes appears in court
The Colorado massacre suspect, his hair dyed reddish-orange, seemed lethargic at his first court hearing and did not speak. 
( by David A. Fahrenthold and Carol D. Leonnig , The Washington Post) 

A little bipartisan light amid the darkness in the House
FINE PRINT | There was some bipartisanship, but the House debate on a defense bill makes one wonder whether Congress can claim to be a serious legislative body. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Environmentalists target Republicans on climate
The League of Conservation Voters’ campaign will target five lawmakers who question the link between human activity and climate change, and will test how voters feel about global warming. 
( by Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post) 

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Former Prince George’s officer sentenced to almost four years
Richard J. Delabrer, a former police sergeant, helped smuggle untaxed cigarettes and alcohol from Virginia to Maryland. 
( by Ann E. Marimow and Miranda S. Spivack , The Washington Post) 

Arlington residents discuss density, streetcars
More than 120 people attend meeting of the County Board. 
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post) 

Thomas Jefferson H.S. unfair to minorities, complaint alleges
Next year’s freshman class at Thomas Jefferson H.S. includes just 4 percent black and Latino students, who represent 32 percent of Fairfax County’s overall enrollment. 
( by Emma Brown , The Washington Post) 

Federal Faces: Dan Stoneking of FEMA
FEMA’s Dan Stoneking makes sure the government and the private sector collaborate in the wake of natural disasters. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Costco gas station bill up for a vote
The Montgomery County Council will vote Tuesday on the measure, which would block the long-fought project near the Wheaton mall that some say would create a public health risk. 
( by Victor Zapana , The Washington Post) 

More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More – The Washington Post


POLITICS
Engaging the private sector in emergency preparedness and response
As head of FEMA’s Private Sector Outreach, Stoneking has been instrumental in linking the government and the private sector as partners in disaster assistance. 
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post) 

GAO report fails to resolve pay dispute
A GAO report does not solve a dispute on whether federal workers are paid too much or too little compared with workers in the private sector. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Federal Faces: Dan Stoneking of FEMA
FEMA’s Dan Stoneking makes sure the government and the private sector collaborate in the wake of natural disasters. 
(, The Washington Post) 

No pay study is definitive, GAO says
Studies have reached widely varying conclusions about how federal and non-federal pay compare, but no one approach is definitive, a GAO report says. 
( by Eric Yoder and Lisa Rein , The Washington Post) 

U.S. tribalism vs. Afghan tribalism
Al Kamen’s In the Loop recommends Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s “Little America,” about the war within the U.S. war effort. 
(, The Washington Post) 

More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post


STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Finding the balance in parenting
What’s a good book on child-rearing for a couple looking to go “the anti-helicopter route” while still raising a civilized kid? 
(, The Washington Post) 

Quick Spins: Cooly G’s ‘Playin’ Me’
The British artist’s vocals give this album crossover appeal. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Quick Spins: Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’
An impressive second outing for Michael Angelakos’s electropop band. 
(, The Washington Post) 

In 2012, AIDS is a different beast for gay men in D.C.
Gay D.C. in 2012 is a very different place than gay D.C. 30 years ago. It’s younger and more populous. More liberated socially and more equal legally. More complacent. But we still need to talk about HIV and AIDS. 
( by Dan Zak , The Washington Post) 

Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells: A disjointed pairing
On Sunday, Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells played hour-long back-to-back sets at Merriweather Post Pavilion. But it wasn’t entirely clear why they paired up in the first place. 
( by Megan Buerger , The Washington Post) 

More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More – The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Why not Uncle Ben’s Crazy Housing Sale?
The time has come for Ben S. Bernanke to announce that the Fed intends to begin buying huge numbers of mortgage-backed securities with the simple intention of bringing the interest rate on a 30-year mortgage down to about 2.5 percent and holding it there for one year, and one year only. 
(, The Washington Post) 

iOS 6 may not require you to enter password when downloading free apps 

( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

GeoEye, DigitalGlobe agree to $900 million merger
Herndon-based GeoEye will combine with its one-time competitor, pending regulatory approval. 
( by Steven Overly , The Washington Post) 

Spain fears pull down stocks
Spanish borrowing costs soared for the third-straight trading day on Monday, driving European and U.S. markets downward. 
( by Michael Birnbaum and Steven Mufson , The Washington Post) 

Amazon working on multiple Kindle Fires, report says
Amazon is reportedly working on “up to five or six tablets” in different sizes, including a 10-inch tablet that could be a potential competitor to Apple’s iPad. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis – The Washington Post


SPORTS
TV and radio listings: July 24
TV and radio listings: July 24 
(, The Washington Post) 

O’s settle for three out of four
Justin Masterson pitches into the eighth inning and prevents Baltimore from completing a four-game sweep in Cleveland. 
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post) 

Harper propels Nats past Mets
Bryce Harper belts a home run in his first at-bat in New York, then singles in the 10th inning to help Washington break it open. 
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post) 

ACC coaches react to Penn St. sanctions
Though Monday represented the final day of the ACC’s football kickoff, the upcoming season was largely overshadowed by the Penn State situation. 
( by Mark Giannotto , The Washington Post) 

No job, but a shot at gold
Maryland native Suzanne Stettinius delayed getting a job for a chance at a medal in the modern pentathlon in the Olympics. 
( by Matt Breen , The Washington Post) 

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TECHNOLOGY
iOS 6 may not require you to enter password when downloading free apps 

( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

Amazon working on multiple Kindle Fires, report says
Amazon is reportedly working on “up to five or six tablets” in different sizes, including a 10-inch tablet that could be a potential competitor to Apple’s iPad. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S III units
The Galaxy S III is selling fast, as analysts expect a slow quarter for the iPhone 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Google sells out of Nexus 7 16GB model
Users looking to buy the Nexus 7 16GB version are encouraged to enter their e-mail addresses in order to be notified when the company gets more in stock. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

16GB Nexus 7 tablet sells out
It appears that the company did not prepare for the tremendous demand the device has attracted thus far. 
( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
Cross-border shelling raises tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Officials say insurgents continue to shell Konar province from the Pakistani side of the border. 
( by Sayed Salahuddin , The Washington Post) 

Returning migrants boost Mexico’s middle class
In the United States, they were illegal aliens. Back home, they are new entrepreneurs using the billions of dollars earned “on the other side” to create a Mexican middle class as the U.S. economy slowed in the global recession. 
( by William Booth and Nick Miroff in SANTA MARIA DEL REFUGIO, Mexico , The Washington Post) 

James Holmes appears in court
The Colorado massacre suspect, his hair dyed reddish-orange, seemed lethargic at his first court hearing and did not speak. 
( by David A. Fahrenthold and Carol D. Leonnig , The Washington Post) 

A little bipartisan light amid the darkness in the House
FINE PRINT | There was some bipartisanship, but the House debate on a defense bill makes one wonder whether Congress can claim to be a serious legislative body. 
(, The Washington Post) 

In Syria, U.S. intelligence gaps
The United States is struggling to develop a clear understanding of opposition forces inside the country, according to U.S. officials. 
( by Greg Miller and Joby Warrick , The Washington Post) 

More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
The next massacre
A murderous rampage we will not try to stop. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Report cites shortage of of public hospital beds for mentally ill
Maryland and Virginia both lost a significant number of public psychiatric hospital beds between 2005 and 2010, a new report says. 
( by Justin Moyer , The Washington Post) 

Mayhem, made in Europe
How the continent enables U.S. gun culture. 
(, The Washington Post) 

The secret in Romney’s taxes
His firm stand reveals more than anything we’ll find. 
(, The Washington Post) 

The betrayal of Happy Valley
Care for Jerry Sandusky’s victims is critical. 
( by John M. White , The Washington Post) 

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Free Range on Food: Grilling fruit, corn many ways and more
Have cooking questions? We have answers. Ask us now. 
(, vForum) 

Chat with The Container Store’s college organizing expert, Kelly Vrtis | Home Front
Chat with The Container Store’s college organizing expert, Kelly Vrtis | Home Front 
(, vForum) 

Tuesdays with Moron: Chatological Humor Update
Gene Weingarten brings you an update to his monthly Chatological Humor live chat. 
(, vForum) 

Dr. Gridlock
The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues. 
(, vForum) 

Dr. Gridlock
The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues. 
(, vForum) 

Today’s News Headlines

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
For Obama, a tough term at high court 
Justices are expected to hand down long-awaited rulings on health care and immigration this week, but it’s already been a long year for the president before the Supreme Court.
(By Robert Barnes) 

Lawmakers moved holdings amid crisis talks 
At least 34 members of Congress recast their financial portfolios following phone calls or meetings with high-ranking Treasury Department and Federal Reserve officials during the economic crisis. 
(By Kimberly Kindy, Scott Higham, David S. Fallis and Dan Keating) 

Morsi named new Egyptian president 
Muslim Brotherhood-backed candidate becomes Arab world’s first elected Islamist head of state after more than a year of popular uprisings.
(By Ernesto Londoño and Karin Brulliard) 

War at home over war in Afghanistan 
Infighting in the Obama administration exacted a staggering cost: The White House failed to aggressively explore negotiations to end the war when it had the most boots on the battlefield. 
(By Rajiv Chandrasekaran) 

U-Va. community rallies for Sullivan 
Students gathered as faculty urged school’s governing board to reinstate the popular president.
(By Jenna Johnson) 

NATION
Powder River Basin coal leasing prompts IG, GAO reviews
The practice of selling coal to a single bidder is coming under scrutiny from environmentalists and federal officials, in part because the cheap coal is increasingly being shipped overseas. 
( by Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post) 

War at home over war in Afghanistan
Infighting in the Obama administration exacted a staggering cost: The White House failed to aggressively explore negotiations to end the war when it had the most boots on the battlefield. 
( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post) 

Egypt appears to underline the limit of U.S. influence
Obama team seems stymied; critics aren’t offering better ideas. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
D.C. lawyer convicted of 6 felonies
Charles F. Daum conspired to obstruct justice by fabricating evidence and inducing perjury in a drug dealer’s trial, a judge rules. Two of his investigators were also convicted. 
( by Del Quentin Wilber , The Washington Post) 

Md. Marine dies in Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Mills, who was 21 , and listed Laurel as his home town, died June 22 in combat in Helmand province in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday. 
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post) 

A teacher’s long-lasting influence
Kevin Keegan’s students have become doctors, lawyers and journalists. One won a Pulitzer for feature-writing. 
(, The Washington Post) 

D.C. women lead HIV testing effort
The District’s high AIDS rate prompts African American women to lead the effort in HIV testing. 
( by Hamil R. Harris , The Washington Post) 

U-Va. community rallies for Sullivan
Students gathered as faculty urged school’s governing board to reinstate the popular president. 
( by Jenna Johnson , The Washington Post) 

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POLITICS
Lawmakers moved holdings amid crisis talks
At least 34 members of Congress recast their financial portfolios following phone calls or meetings with high-ranking Treasury Department and Federal Reserve officials during the economic crisis. 
( By Kimberly Kindy, Scott Higham, David S. Fallis and Dan Keating , The Washington Post) 

For Obama, a tough term at high court
Justices are expected to hand down long-awaited rulings on health care and immigration this week, but it’s already been a long year for the president before the Supreme Court. 
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post) 

George Allen pivots to general election with appeal to women, independents
With the Republican primary behind him, Allen can focus on fighting Tim Kaine for swing voters. 
( by Ben Pershing , The Washington Post) 

Sandusky juror: It’s ‘time to heal’
Joshua Harper, a high school teacher, said the former Penn State assistant football coach “looked guilty” upon hearing the jury’s verdict. “There was no shock, no surprise.” 
( by T. Rees Shapiro , The Washington Post) 

Obama’s make-or-break week
MONDAY FIX | With rulings pending on his health-care overhaul and Arizona’s immigration law, this is the most important week for his re-election bid. 
( by Chris Cillizza , The Washington Post) 

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STYLE
Getting rid of reputation as a one-upper
Carolyn Hax’s advice: It might work to take what you’re about to say about yourself and instead frame it as a question about the other person. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Waiting for the wheels of justice
As Washington waits for the Supreme Court to hand down its decision on President Obama’s health-care reform, the suspense is particularly tough for U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. 
( by Ann Gerhart , The Washington Post) 

Women have something to say about having ‘it all’
The Atlantic magazine story about women, work and family sparks an Internet-wide discussion. 
( by Katherine Boyle , The Washington Post) 

Mixing artistic voices to stay in step
DancEthos and Word Dance Theater joined to offer a variety of artistic voices at Dance Place on Saturday. 
( by Pamela Kidron , The Washington Post) 

Mynabirds’ joyful return to Black Cat
District native Laura Burhenn brought the folk rock of her band to a favorite venue. 
( by Patrick Foster , The Washington Post) 

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BUSINESS
Washington area bankruptcy filings for the week of June 25
These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s local court clerk’s offices. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Geoff Allen: Always jumping on the next big thing
“I generally see things ahead of others, and I have the engineering acumen to build a product,” says the Fairfax County native and serial entrepreneur. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Regulators surge in numbers while overseers shrink
That means there are fewer people to carry out OIRA’s main task of examining agency regulations to make sure that cost-benefit analysis and other measures of a rule’s value are up to standard. 
( by Andrew Zajac , Bloomberg) 

News personalities unite for cancer
The local news anchors came together for the D.C. NewsBabes Bash for Breast Cancer. 
( by Vanessa Small , The Washington Post) 

Event raises $200,000 for National Arboretum

( by Vanessa Small , The Washington Post) 

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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: June 26 

(, The Washington Post) 

Gatlin’s comeback steers toward London
Justin Gatlin, back after missing four years of competition because of a bad drug test, wins the 100-meter final at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. 
( by Rick Maese , The Washington Post) 

Fish, Querrey headline Citi Open
Formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the Citi Open will be minus a few stars who will be at the Olympics. 
( by Liz Clarke , The Washington Post) 

Quick goal not enough for United
Chris Pontius scores twice, including a record-setting goal 31 seconds in, but New York forges a first-place tie with a win. 
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post) 

OPINION | Nats’ pitching close to historic
Washington has a poor offense but, according to one statistic, the starting pitching and bullpen are among the best in the game’s history. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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WORLD
Election of Islamist as Egyptian president raises concerns in Israel
Morsi has criticized peace treaty with Israel; experts say relations between the two countries may suffer. 
( by Joel Greenberg , The Washington Post) 

New arrest in 2008 Mumbai attacks
Indian man suspected of directing deadly attacks on civilians from control room in Pakistan. 
( by Rama Lakshmi , The Washington Post) 

War at home over war in Afghanistan
Infighting in the Obama administration exacted a staggering cost: The White House failed to aggressively explore negotiations to end the war when it had the most boots on the battlefield. 
( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post) 

Turkey calls NATO allies to emergency meeting over Syrian downing of its jet
Turkish official calls Syrian action “an act of war,” potentially opening door to international intervention. 
( by Liz Sly , The Washington Post) 

Morsi named new Egyptian president
Muslim Brotherhood-backed candidate becomes Arab world’s first elected Islamist head of state after more than a year of popular uprisings. 
( by Ernesto Londoño and Karin Brulliard , The Washington Post) 

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EDITORIAL
Obama’s Arab Spring mess
The president has been indecisive, irresolute and reluctant to act. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Why the economy flounders
It’s not easy to build a new economic model. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Fixing the immigration system
The law and leniency for Dreamers. 
( by David A. Martin , The Washington Post) 

High stakes for Maryland gaming
No need to rush headlong into an expansion of gambling 
(, The Washington Post) 

Fund highways, not student loan cut
Congress should meet one deadline, not the other. 
(, The Washington Post)

Today’s News Headlines 06.21.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
Millions more shared homes in face of recession, Census Bureau reports
The downturn forced millions of Americans to share households, a Census Bureau report says.
(By Michael A. Fletcher)

Supporters plot to reinstate Sullivan as U-Va. president
Some board members seek support for a vote; incoming interim president Carl Zeithaml rules out becoming permanent president.
(By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise)

House panel recommends contempt vote on Eric Holder
A House committee urged Wednesday that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. be held in contempt for failing to cooperate with a congressional inquiry into Operation “Fast and Furious.”
(By Ed O’Keefe, Peter Wallsten and Sari Horwitz)

Afghan refugees forced to return home
Just as many seek a way out of war-ravaged Afghanistan, others are returning to the land of their birth.
(By Kevin Sieff)

Lisa De Moraes: ‘Today’ ratings in; Curry out.
One day before ratings come out that will probably show ABC’s “Good Morning America” beat NBC’s “Today,” word got out that NBC News was replacing Ann Curry.
(By Lisa De Moraes)

NATION
A taxing question about paying for war
At last, after 11 years of war, we have a few minutes of public discussion about a tax to pay for the next war.
(, The Washington Post)

U.S. health insurers owe consumers, businesses $1.1 billion in rebates
Whether money is paid depends on how the Supreme Court rules on the new health-care law.
( by Sarah Kliff , The Washington Post)

HIV infection rate among some poor black women in D.C. nearly doubles
The disease remains at epidemic levels in Washington.
( by Lena H. Sun , The Washington Post)

Faltering Iran talks stoke fears of new conflict
Stalled nuclear talks with Tehran raise fears about dangerous new maneuvers.
( by Joby Warrick , The Washington Post)

The enterprise social software market leader no one’s talking about
Pop quiz: this company competes in the enterprise social software market with the likes of Jive and Yammer.
( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)

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LOCAL
Crime listings for Montgomery County
Among incidents May 25-June 11 reported by Montgomery County, Rockville and Takoma Park police
(, The Washington Post)

Va. board to bypass N.Va. Transportation Commission
The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board voted to send money directly to cities and counties, bypassing the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission,
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)

Verizon Center owner’s proposed digital billboards rile neighbors
As many as nine billboards could be built on the arena’s facade, if the D.C. Council approves.
( by Mike DeBonis , The Washington Post)

Supporters plot to reinstate Sullivan as U-Va. president
Some board members seek support for a vote; incoming interim president Carl Zeithaml rules out becoming permanent president.
( by Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise , The Washington Post)

Pr. George’s council member gets probation before judgment
Council member Karen J. Toles gets probation before judgment on reckless driving charge.
( by Matt Zapotosky , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
GAO criticizes federal property management
The federal government knows very little about some of the properties it owns, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
( by Jonathan O’Connell , The Washington Post)

Supporters plot to reinstate Sullivan as U-Va. president
Some board members seek support for a vote; incoming interim president Carl Zeithaml rules out becoming permanent president.
( by Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise , The Washington Post)

Hispanic vote looms larger in this and future battleground state contests
Democrats hope to capture rapid Latino growth in five swing states and three GOP-dominated states.
( by Aaron Blake , The Washington Post)

Agency can reconfigure budget
Congress will allow the National Weather Service to reallocate $36 million to stave off furloughs this summer for 5,000 employees, lawmakers said Wednesday.
( by Lisa Rein , The Washington Post)

Prince George’s casino bid collapses
Members of a work group launched by Gov. O’Malley couldn’t agree to expand gambling in Maryland.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)

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STYLE
Lost in Translation 2.0
Style Invitational contest Week 977: Translate something using Google, then translate it back to English and see if it’s funny.
(, The Washington Post)

Carolyn Hax: Husband wants to skip first trimester
He took his wife’s miscarriage especially hard and didn’t want to know about the next pregnancy until the second trimester. Now, she’s pregnant again, and she wants to tell him.
(, The Washington Post)

Human trafficking victim tells his story through art
Vannak Anan Prum came to D.C. to receive an award from the State Department.
( by Michael Livingston , The Washington Post)

Nancy Pearl loses some luster
Local booksellers see little upside for them in author’s Amazon-published Book Lust Rediscoveries series.
( by Nora Krug , The Washington Post)

Students weather final days of school, eagerly awaiting summer
Fifth-graders at Shepherd Elementary in D.C. prepare to leave behind the school year and embark on their summer journeys and the prospect of sixth grade.
( by Monica Hesse , The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
Surface tablet can open doors for Microsoft
The second I walked in Microsoft’s campus, it was clear the work inside research and development was safely in the realm of mad science.
(, The Washington Post)

Federal Reserve renews program to spur growth amid economic concerns
The Fed said it would extend “Operation Twist,” a program that seeks to reduce long-term interest rates, through the end of the year.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Peter Whoriskey , The Washington Post)

Data show top banks get most complaints
Major banks received the largest number of complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2011, according to data obtained through a public records request.
( by Carter Dougherty , The Washington Post)

Millions more shared homes in face of recession, Census Bureau reports
The downturn forced millions of Americans to share households, a Census Bureau report says.
( by Michael A. Fletcher , The Washington Post)

Microsoft Surface: How the tablet stacks up to its competitors
Microsoft announced the arrival of a tablet called the Surface, a device that aims to siphon market share from Apple and Google.
(, The Washington Post)

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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: June 21

(, The Washington Post)

New York completes the sweep of O’s
The Orioles end their scoreless streak at 28 innings, but it isn’t enought to stop the Mets from completing the sweep at Citi Field.
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post)

Strasburg helps Nats snap skid
Stephen Strasburg strikes out 10 and allows five hits as the Nationals score all of the runs they need in the first inning.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)

Pine tar sparring continues
The Nats’ Davey Johnson and the Rays’ Joe Maddon are still debating who was in the wrong regarding Joel Peralta’s excessive use of pine tar.
( by Adam Kilgore and James Wagner , The Washington Post)

Coach tasked with saving two track programs
Andrew Valmon tries to focus energy on Team USA’s upcoming Olympic effort in London, while not forgetting that his teams back home at Maryland need him for a massive fundraising effort to save the men’s program.
( by Rick Maese , The Washington Post)

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TECHNOLOGY
House need work? There’s help online
From DIY projects to linking with experts, there’s help for your home online
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Windows Phone 8: No support for current devices
Windows Phone 8 will not work on current Windows Phones, but current users are getting an update.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Windows Phone 8: Speech, Wallet, and more games on the way
Microsoft unveiled a lot of details about their next smartphone platform
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Traffic app Waze now in business of saving drivers money too
Company is unveiling a discount fuel service that lets users receive five to 10 cents off each gallon they buy from more than 200,000 gas stations across the country.
( by Ryan Kim | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com)

Swype officially available to phone manufacturers
Swype may be the single most versatile soft keyboard released for Android yet.
( by Chris Ziegler | TheVerge.com , TheVerge.com)

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WORLD
Afghan refugees forced to return home
Just as many seek a way out of war-ravaged Afghanistan, others are returning to the land of their birth.
( by Kevin Sieff in Kabul , The Washington Post)

A taxing question about paying for war
At last, after 11 years of war, we have a few minutes of public discussion about a tax to pay for the next war.
(, The Washington Post)

Faltering Iran talks stoke fears of new conflict
Stalled nuclear talks with Tehran raise fears about dangerous new maneuvers.
( by Joby Warrick , The Washington Post)

Egypt election results to be delayed
Announcement that results will be given later than scheduled raised nation’s sense of uncertainty.
( by Karin Brulliard and Ingy Hassieb , The Washington Post)

WikiLeaks founder could be jailed
Assange broke curfew by spending the night at Ecuador’s embassy, a last-ditch attempt to avoid facing questioning in Sweden.
( by Anthony Faiola and Karla Adam , The Washington Post)