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This is the front line of Saudi Arabia’s invisible war

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A battlewagon roarsthrough the gates of a beach villa on Yemen’s Red Sea coast, a luxury property with a 20-foot chandelier and indoor pool, now repurposed as a busy field hospital. Young fighters, drenched in the sweat of the battle, leap from the pickup and hoist a wounded comrade, blood streaming down his face, into the emergency ward.

A piece of shrapnel had sliced his nose and lodged in his right eye. The fighter, a portly young man named Ibrahim Awad, groans. “Please, Hameed” he calls to a fellow fighter, a glint of panic in his one good eye. “My head feels heavy.”

The Saudi-led war in Yemen has ground on for more than three years, killing thousands of civilians and creating what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. But it took the crisis over the apparent murder of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate two weeks ago for the world to take notice.

Saudi Arabia’s brash young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, under scrutiny over the Khashoggi case, now faces a fresh reckoning for his ruthless prosecution of the war in Yemen — yet another foreign policy debacle for Saudi Arabia, and a catastrophe for the Arab world’s poorest country.

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Outside Yemen, the catastrophic war has been largely overlooked.

The Saudis barred foreign journalists from northern Yemen, scene of the biggest airstrike atrocities and the deepest hunger. The conflict is mostly unknown to Americans, whose military has backed the Saudi-led coalition’s campaign with intelligence, bombs and refueling, leading to accusations of complicity in possible war crimes.

Since June, the war has centered on the Red Sea port of Hudaydah. After a tense journey along a coastal highway prone to bombs and ambushes, we made a rare visit this month to the chaotic battlefield at the city gates. There we saw what Prince Mohammed’s war looks like up close, from one side, among those Yemenis who are fighting and dying in it.

READ MORE: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/20/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-invisible-war-yemen.html

Morning News Headlines 01.16.13

ImageNATION
Readers speak on budget, contractors, corruption, whistleblowers
Federal Diary gives readers a chance to speak out on issues affecting federal employees.
(, The Washington Post)
U.S. weighs military aid for France in Mali
Help wouldn’t include combat troops but could test U.S. boundaries and stretch counterterrorism resources in a murky new conflict.
( by Anne Gearan, Karen DeYoung and Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)
Daniel J. Edelman, founder of influential public relations firm
Mr. Edelman looked deep into the postwar American culture and divined the potential power of public relations.
( by Emily Langer , The Washington Post)

Federal, local authorities prepare for security challenges at inauguration
While far fewer spectators are expected for Monday’s swearing-in, police plan to deploy thousands.
( by Peter Hermann , The Washington Post)

At world’s largest gun show, few worries about tighter controls
Gun makers and dealers argue that tougher controls won’t cure violence and won’t get past Congress.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Rector at St. John’s Church in D.C. to deliver inaugural benediction
The Cuban-born Episcopal priest is likely to be a less-controversial choice than the original one.
( by Michelle Boorstein , The Washington Post)

Prince George’s officer convicted of stealing guns
Juan Carter was accused of selling and giving away guns he had seized from criminals.
( by Matt Zapotosky , The Washington Post)

CIA sisterhood: One spy cared for her dying colleague, an agency pioneer
Jeanne Vertefeuille and Sandy Grimes were legendary CIA mole hunters and best friends.
( by Ian Shapira , The Washington Post)

Relatives of ex-MWAA official were paid $175,000-plus in no-bid contract
Files show a friend of an ex-vice president’s hired the official’s wife and daughter and paid them.
( by Cheryl W. Thompson , The Washington Post)

Tuskegee airmen, Martin Luther King Jr. to be honored in inaugural parade
Floats will also represent several states, the presidential committee announces.
( by Michael E. Ruane , The Washington Post)

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


POLITICS
White House sounds hopeful on bipartisan immigration reform
Spokesman says proposals from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) “bode well” for a “productive” debate.
( by David Nakamura and Felicia Sonmez , The Washington Post)

Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations
Proposal will include assault weapons ban, universal background checks and magazine size limits.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Patrick Leahy could prove key to gun-control debate on Capitol Hill
Vermont Democrat could slow Obama’s plans for quick action on proposals.
( by Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)

Obama to use D.C. ‘taxation without representation’ license plates
The license plates will be placed on all presidential limousines starting this weekend.
( by Tim Craig , The Washington Post)

Clinton. Benghazi. Yawn?
The secretary of state is unlikely to make big news when she testifies, Al Kamen’s In the Loop says.
(, The Washington Post)

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


STYLE
On Love: Jessica Lohmann and Jaime Duque
On Love: Surprise! This engagement party is a wedding.
(, The Washington Post)

2nd celebration? A big fizzle.
History shows presidents — Lincoln excepted — often have a hard time recapturing the glow of the first oath.
( by Monica Hesse , The Washington Post)

At service for Joe Allbritton, a wealth of stories
Friends and colleagues remembered Joe Allbritton, who died on Dec. 12, as a man of vast interests.
( by Carol Morello , The Washington Post)

Oprah stretches Lance Armstrong interview from one night to two
TV COLUMN | The Queen of the Confessional says the exclusive interview lasted more than 2 hours.
(, The Washington Post)

Atlantic fiasco is latest incident to spur ethics concerns about advertorials
After allowing a Scientology ad that looked like a real article on its Web site, the magazine pulled it.
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)

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


BUSINESS
In latest debt-ceiling move, Treasury to tap Thrift Savings Plan money
Congress will have until between mid-February and early March to raise the $16.4 trillion debt limit.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)

In a stalled French economy, mixed signals from the socialist government
The political leadership seems torn between its socialist pedigree and more market-friendly policies.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

For taxpayers, complexity run amok
COLUMN | For taxpayer advocate Nina E. Olson, a familiar refrain: The tax code is too complex.
(, The Washington Post)

Facebook introduces feature to search for friends’ interests and ‘likes’
Company officials say the tool will let it leverage social data for searches, a market Google dominates.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Between Europe and United States, the world recovery remains weak
World Bank cuts its 2013 estimate of global economic growth over U.S. debt talks and the euro crisis.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

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


SPORTS
Patriots rebound with victory
George Mason surges in the second half for its 10th consecutive home victory over James Madison.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)

Ellis boosts Gwynn Park
After sitting out the first quarter, Takayla Ellis scores 17 points to lead Gwynn Park past Friendly in a battle of PG 3A/2A/1A contenders.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

TV and radio listings: January 16
(, The Washington Post)

Johnson catches fire for Riverdale
George Washington recruit Nigel Johnson poured in a season-high 39 points to pace Riverdale Baptist to a 77-62 win over National Christian.
( by Brandon Parker , The Washington Post)

Transfers propel Saints to victory
Junior transfer Cameron Gregory dropped in the game-winning layup to lift St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes to a 54-52 win over IAC rival Episcopal.
( by Roman Stubbs , The Washington Post)

More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More – The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
Facebook introduces feature to search for friends’ interests and ‘likes’
Company officials say the tool will let it leverage social data for searches, a market Google dominates.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

NRA faces backlash over shooting app
The pro-gun group is facing criticism for an app that it released a month after the Newtown shootings.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Facebook’s big announcement: What could it be?
The social network has been very quiet about its impending news, and the speculation is in high gear.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Can ‘big data’ lift people out of cycles of debt?
To better gauge the arguments on both sides of this question, we ask a financial-technology investor and a big data entrepreneur.
( by Christina Farr | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)

MySpace offering track from site backer Justin Timberlake
The new version of the site has music and tools for musicians at its core.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
Insurgents attack Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul, killing 2 employees
Violence adds to security concerns as U.S. continues drawing down troops.
( by Kevin Sieff and Sayed Salahuddin , The Washington Post)

Helicopter crashes in central London

Aircraft apparently hit crane atop building in densely populated neighborhood; 2 dead, 9 injured.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)

U.S. weighs military aid for France in Mali
Help wouldn’t include combat troops but could test U.S. boundaries and stretch counterterrorism resources in a murky new conflict.
( by Anne Gearan, Karen DeYoung and Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

At world’s largest gun show, few worries about tighter controls
Gun makers and dealers argue that tougher controls won’t cure violence and won’t get past Congress.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

Panetta reassures Portugal on Azores Islands after U.S. downsizes base there
Visit reflects Pentagon problem: how to warn allies against defense cuts while undertaking its own.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

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


EDITORIAL
Stop the debt bluster
Their tough talk notwithstanding, the president and the GOP need to reach a debt accord.
(, The Washington Post)

Second-inauguration blues
This time, Obama’s swearing-in feels more somber than celebratory.
(, The Washington Post)

Time to see the doctor
In the U.S., it’s survival of the economically fittest.
(, The Washington Post)

Cutting the capacity to kill
Shrinking the size of gun magazines will save lives.
( by Jason Ross , The Washington Post)

Capitol Hill’s crazy new normal
GOP Rep. Steve Stockman was once an outlier. No more.
(, The Washington Post)

More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials – The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Got Plans: Advice from the Going Out Gurus
Got Plans? Discuss great ideas for local entertainment, dates and family fun.
(, vForum)

Color of Money Live
Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.
(, vForum)

Eugene Robinson Live
Eugene Robinson discussed his latest columns and political news.
(, vForum)

Cold medicine for a sick child? Don’t bother.
Administering cold medicine probably won’t help a sick child. So, what will? Pediatrician Howard J. Bennett discusses common colds and the medicines that promise relief.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum) NATION
Readers speak on budget, contractors, corruption, whistleblowers
Federal Diary gives readers a chance to speak out on issues affecting federal employees.
(, The Washington Post)

U.S. weighs military aid for France in Mali
Help wouldn’t include combat troops but could test U.S. boundaries and stretch counterterrorism resources in a murky new conflict.
( by Anne Gearan, Karen DeYoung and Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

Daniel J. Edelman, founder of influential public relations firm
Mr. Edelman looked deep into the postwar American culture and divined the potential power of public relations.
( by Emily Langer , The Washington Post)

Federal, local authorities prepare for security challenges at inauguration
While far fewer spectators are expected for Monday’s swearing-in, police plan to deploy thousands.
( by Peter Hermann , The Washington Post)

At world’s largest gun show, few worries about tighter controls
Gun makers and dealers argue that tougher controls won’t cure violence and won’t get past Congress.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Rector at St. John’s Church in D.C. to deliver inaugural benediction
The Cuban-born Episcopal priest is likely to be a less-controversial choice than the original one.
( by Michelle Boorstein , The Washington Post)

Prince George’s officer convicted of stealing guns
Juan Carter was accused of selling and giving away guns he had seized from criminals.
( by Matt Zapotosky , The Washington Post)

CIA sisterhood: One spy cared for her dying colleague, an agency pioneer
Jeanne Vertefeuille and Sandy Grimes were legendary CIA mole hunters and best friends.
( by Ian Shapira , The Washington Post)

Relatives of ex-MWAA official were paid $175,000-plus in no-bid contract
Files show a friend of an ex-vice president’s hired the official’s wife and daughter and paid them.
( by Cheryl W. Thompson , The Washington Post)

Tuskegee airmen, Martin Luther King Jr. to be honored in inaugural parade
Floats will also represent several states, the presidential committee announces.
( by Michael E. Ruane , The Washington Post)

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


POLITICS
White House sounds hopeful on bipartisan immigration reform
Spokesman says proposals from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) “bode well” for a “productive” debate.
( by David Nakamura and Felicia Sonmez , The Washington Post)

Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations
Proposal will include assault weapons ban, universal background checks and magazine size limits.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Patrick Leahy could prove key to gun-control debate on Capitol Hill
Vermont Democrat could slow Obama’s plans for quick action on proposals.
( by Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)

Obama to use D.C. ‘taxation without representation’ license plates
The license plates will be placed on all presidential limousines starting this weekend.
( by Tim Craig , The Washington Post)

Clinton. Benghazi. Yawn?
The secretary of state is unlikely to make big news when she testifies, Al Kamen’s In the Loop says.
(, The Washington Post)

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


STYLE
On Love: Jessica Lohmann and Jaime Duque
On Love: Surprise! This engagement party is a wedding.
(, The Washington Post)

2nd celebration? A big fizzle.
History shows presidents — Lincoln excepted — often have a hard time recapturing the glow of the first oath.
( by Monica Hesse , The Washington Post)

At service for Joe Allbritton, a wealth of stories
Friends and colleagues remembered Joe Allbritton, who died on Dec. 12, as a man of vast interests.
( by Carol Morello , The Washington Post)

Oprah stretches Lance Armstrong interview from one night to two
TV COLUMN | The Queen of the Confessional says the exclusive interview lasted more than 2 hours.
(, The Washington Post)

Atlantic fiasco is latest incident to spur ethics concerns about advertorials
After allowing a Scientology ad that looked like a real article on its Web site, the magazine pulled it.
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)

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


BUSINESS
In latest debt-ceiling move, Treasury to tap Thrift Savings Plan money
Congress will have until between mid-February and early March to raise the $16.4 trillion debt limit.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)

In a stalled French economy, mixed signals from the socialist government
The political leadership seems torn between its socialist pedigree and more market-friendly policies.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

For taxpayers, complexity run amok
COLUMN | For taxpayer advocate Nina E. Olson, a familiar refrain: The tax code is too complex.
(, The Washington Post)

Facebook introduces feature to search for friends’ interests and ‘likes’
Company officials say the tool will let it leverage social data for searches, a market Google dominates.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Between Europe and United States, the world recovery remains weak
World Bank cuts its 2013 estimate of global economic growth over U.S. debt talks and the euro crisis.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

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


SPORTS
Patriots rebound with victory
George Mason surges in the second half for its 10th consecutive home victory over James Madison.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)

Ellis boosts Gwynn Park
After sitting out the first quarter, Takayla Ellis scores 17 points to lead Gwynn Park past Friendly in a battle of PG 3A/2A/1A contenders.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

TV and radio listings: January 16

(, The Washington Post)

Johnson catches fire for Riverdale
George Washington recruit Nigel Johnson poured in a season-high 39 points to pace Riverdale Baptist to a 77-62 win over National Christian.
( by Brandon Parker , The Washington Post)

Transfers propel Saints to victory
Junior transfer Cameron Gregory dropped in the game-winning layup to lift St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes to a 54-52 win over IAC rival Episcopal.
( by Roman Stubbs , The Washington Post)

More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More – The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
Facebook introduces feature to search for friends’ interests and ‘likes’
Company officials say the tool will let it leverage social data for searches, a market Google dominates.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

NRA faces backlash over shooting app
The pro-gun group is facing criticism for an app that it released a month after the Newtown shootings.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Facebook’s big announcement: What could it be?
The social network has been very quiet about its impending news, and the speculation is in high gear.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Can ‘big data’ lift people out of cycles of debt?
To better gauge the arguments on both sides of this question, we ask a financial-technology investor and a big data entrepreneur.
( by Christina Farr | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)

MySpace offering track from site backer Justin Timberlake
The new version of the site has music and tools for musicians at its core.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
Insurgents attack Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul, killing 2 employees
Violence adds to security concerns as U.S. continues drawing down troops.
( by Kevin Sieff and Sayed Salahuddin , The Washington Post)

Helicopter crashes in central London
Aircraft apparently hit crane atop building in densely populated neighborhood; 2 dead, 9 injured.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)

U.S. weighs military aid for France in Mali
Help wouldn’t include combat troops but could test U.S. boundaries and stretch counterterrorism resources in a murky new conflict.
( by Anne Gearan, Karen DeYoung and Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

At world’s largest gun show, few worries about tighter controls
Gun makers and dealers argue that tougher controls won’t cure violence and won’t get past Congress.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

Panetta reassures Portugal on Azores Islands after U.S. downsizes base there
Visit reflects Pentagon problem: how to warn allies against defense cuts while undertaking its own.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

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


EDITORIAL
Stop the debt bluster
Their tough talk notwithstanding, the president and the GOP need to reach a debt accord.
(, The Washington Post)

Second-inauguration blues
This time, Obama’s swearing-in feels more somber than celebratory.
(, The Washington Post)

Time to see the doctor
In the U.S., it’s survival of the economically fittest.
(, The Washington Post)

Cutting the capacity to kill
Shrinking the size of gun magazines will save lives.
( by Jason Ross , The Washington Post)

Capitol Hill’s crazy new normal
GOP Rep. Steve Stockman was once an outlier. No more.
(, The Washington Post)

More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials – The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Got Plans: Advice from the Going Out Gurus
Got Plans? Discuss great ideas for local entertainment, dates and family fun.
(, vForum)

Color of Money Live
Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.
(, vForum)

Eugene Robinson Live
Eugene Robinson discussed his latest columns and political news.
(, vForum)

Cold medicine for a sick child? Don’t bother.
Administering cold medicine probably won’t help a sick child. So, what will? Pediatrician Howard J. Bennett discusses common colds and the medicines that promise relief.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum)

Latin America’s media battlefields – Listening Post – Al Jazeera English

realtalklogoOne continent, multiple media battlefields. This year, some of our most compelling stories have come from Latin America. During the Mexican presidential elections, the country’s media giant Televisa stood accused of colluding with the man who is now president of the Republic, Enrique Pena Nieto and his party. Meanwhile, the media death toll continued to rise in the country’s bloody drugs war. In central America, journalists continued to face the dangers of reporting impunity in a region scarred by the legacy of civil war. Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala’s former army chief and new president pledged to protect journalists and freedom of expression – but will he succeed? And the mother of all media stories: the battle between media conglomerates and democratically elected left-wing presidents around the continent. Ecuador’s Rafael Correa was one of those leaders: press freedom pariah for some, press freedom fighter for others. This year he took the country’s media to court for trying to incite a coup to overthrow him – and he offered WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. As the year comes to an end, we have put together a special edition with three very different stories. In Argentina, the legal showdown between the government and the country’s most powerful media group Clarin. In 2009, the Kirchner government pushed through a media reform law that was as contentious as it was comprehensive. The law is designed to break up media conglomerates. Media reform has been on the cards since the end of the dictatorship and her supporters say the reform is long overdue. Critics say the target of the legislation is just Clarin and that freedom of expression and the president’s credibility is on the line. This is one of Argentina’s most contentious struggles over power and public influence in years and its only just heating up. In Mexico, journalists are some of the first in the firing line in a drugs war that has claimed more than 60,000 lives. This year alone, at least 27 journalists have been killed; media outlets have been bombed and even those who thought social media might be a safer way to report have died in the attempt to fill the information vacuum. In this part of the show, we team up with Al Jazeera’s documentary programme Witness to bring you the story of a photographer Ernesto Martinez working in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa. Filmed by Rick Rowley and John Gibler, the report follows Martinez for two days and reveals the risks some journalists are prepared to take to report what has become one of the world’s deadliest beats. CONTINUE READING

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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)
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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)
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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)
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News Headlines 10.31.12

NATION
Vast storm packs wallop for millions
The awesome scale of Sandy meant an extraordinary number of people received close to a direct hit.
( by Joel Achenbach and Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
Euthanasia should be a right
Readers respond to an article about the end-of-life decisions and to one about the call of mockingbirds.
(, The Washington Post)
Philadelphia prepares for storm
From laundromats to shelters, officials, residents ready for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
( by Lisa Rein , The Washington Post)
The cost of Romney’s larger military?
Walter Pincus examines the candidate’s proposal for boosting troop numbers.
(, The Washington Post)
Exercise may protect the aging brain
A new study suggests that physical activity may mitigate cognitive decline in older adults.
(, The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
New York, New Jersey devastated by Sandy
One of the largest and fiercest storms to menace the East Coast in years caused widespread flooding, power outages and damage. At least 16 have died, AP reports.
( by Fredrick Kunkle, Laura Vozzella and Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: District tips and information
( by Washington Post staff , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy pummels East Coast
Storm comes ashore in N.J. but swamps New York city, flooding much of the financial district.
( by Ashley Halsey III, Lori Aratani and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: Anne Arundel County tips and information
( by Washington Post Staff , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: Manassas tips and information
( by Washington Post Staff , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Working to reduce food waste and protect the environment
At just 26 years-old, Laura Moreno is a tireless crusader for reducing and recycling food waste.
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post)
Rep. Donna Edwards, an outsider again
The Maryland congresswoman is breaking with fellow Democrats by opposing Question 7, which would expand gambling in the state.
( by Miranda S. Spivack , The Washington Post)
Election lawyers at the ready
Thousands of attorneys are poised to challenge election results that may be called into question by machine failures, voter suppression or other allegations of illegal activity.
( by Bill Turque , The Washington Post)
Storm throws a wrench into the works of Va. campaigns, voting efforts
As Sandy approached, it became clear the biggest political impact was likely to be in hotly contested Virginia.
( by Amy Gardner , The Washington Post)
Challenge to surveillance act divides Supreme Court
The justices debate whether anyone can contest the law if they’re not sure they’re being monitored.
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)
More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post


STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Travel turbulence
It is reasonable to ask a husband to give his wife and child a two-hour ride to the airport for a three-hour flight? Or is there a larger question here?
(, The Washington Post)
We all agree: Sandy is more than hot air
Hard evidence of a real threat is more convincing than reporters in rain gear.
( by Ann Gerhart , The Washington Post)
Residents pack up, prep for flooding
Low-lying areas braced for flooding, as workers cleared sewer grates and residents prepared to flee.
( by Carol Morello and Corinne Reilly , The Washington Post)
Decoding our ‘Frankenstorm’
Storm cliches and neologisms are a way of trying to assert control when we’re vulnerable to nature’s wrath.
( by Emily Wax , The Washington Post)
Traveling after Sandy
Advice for travelers stuck while Hurricane Sandy storms up the Eastern Seaboard.
( by Andrea Sachs , The Washington Post) More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More – The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Businesses adjust to Sandy
Some closed early, but others received a bonanza as the storm bore down.
( by Jonathan O’Connelland Abha Bhattarai Capital Business Staff Writers , The Washington Post)
Microsoft adds features to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Apple IPad Mini Shipping Delay Suggests That Tablet Sold Out
Apple Inc.’s iPad mini will now take about two weeks to ship to customers who order it from the company’s online store, suggesting the product may be temporarily sold out.
( by Adam Satariano Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Chrysler Group Quarterly Net Income Rises to $381 Million
Chrysler Group LLC said its third- quarter net income rose to $381 million from $212 million a year earlier on increased revenue.
( by Bill Koenig Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Superstorm Sandy may test limits of homeowners’ insurance
Standard homeowners’ insurance likely won’t cover the damage to flooded basements.
( by Steven Mufson , The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings, October 30
(, The Washington Post)
OPINION | Same old Wizards? Maybe not.
Coach Randy Wittman is upbeat about a new attitude on the team as the NBA season begins.
( by Mike Wise , The Washington Post)
For Beal, it’s all in the family
Wizards rookie has the support of parents and brothers as he makes the transition to life in the NBA.
( story by Michael Lee  photo by Katherine Frey , The Washington Post)
Giants built to succeed for the future
After two World Series wins in three years, the San Francisco Giants appear built for even more success.
( by Barry Svrluga , The Washington Post)
Ready for an encore?
After finally getting the championship monkey off his back, the Heat’s LeBron James preps for his next act.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More – The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft adds features to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
Google added a smartphone and two tablets to its gadget lineup.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
In Washington he’s a wonk rock star, but he’s Comcast’s secret weapon
David Cohen, the cable giant’s chief lobbyist and a veteran of Philadelphia politics, is critical to its dominance.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)
The big market Facebook is missing out on
While the service is still unrivaled as a means of staying connected with friends, its offerings are hobbled by a surprising gap.
( by Brian McConnell, entrepreneur, publisher Translation Reports | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com)
Nokia announces $99 Lumia 822
If Nokia wants to save its skin, it’s going to need Verizon’s help.
( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
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WORLD
The cost of Romney’s larger military?
Walter Pincus examines the candidate’s proposal for boosting troop numbers.
(, The Washington Post)
Ningbo protest, response both typical of China’s environmental debate
Chinese are more and more willing to take their grievances to the street, particularly for pollution-related issues.
( by Patti Waldmeir, Leslie Hook and Jamil Anderlini | Financial Times , The Washington Post)
Observers criticize election in Ukraine
In parliament vote, ruling party tightens grip while opposition parties cry foul over campaign, results.
( by Will Englund , The Washington Post)
Education proves difficult amid Pakistan’s conflicts
Teaching continues at middle school in North Waziristan, despite fighting.
( by Michele Langevine Leiby and Saleem Mehsud , The Washington Post)
Hillary Clinton in Algeria to urge military help for Mali
The Algerian government is leery of an international coalition to push militants out of Mali.
( by Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Oil and capitalism
The Rosneft deal casts a cloud over Russia’s economy.
(, The Washington Post)
California’s green life cycle
A challenge to the state’s push to reduce its carbon footprint.
(, The Washington Post)
Romney passes the buck for Sandy
His plan for disasters: Make the states pay.
(, The Washington Post)
Obama’s ‘victory’ failure
One choice may bring the president down.
(, The Washington Post)
The president who doesn’t care
Obama has never espoused a cause bigger than his own political survival.
(, The Washington Post)
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