Tag: World News

News Headlines 02.28.13

ImageNATION 
Health law’s rules help hospitals cut patient readmission rate 
The law includes both penalties and incentives for better coordinating care for patients after they head home. 
( by N.C. Aizenman , The Washington Post) 

ICE release of illegal immigrants sparks political firestorm in Arizona 
Politicized controversy surrounds release of illegal immigrants from federal custody. 
( by Pamela Constable , The Washington Post) 
Limits on government travel could backfire 
House hearing looks at limits on government travel. Spending drops, but so could needed collaboration. 
(, The Washington Post) 
Millionaire’s Mars mission: To inspire the children (and to beat China there) 
Tito’s proposed high-risk, budget-class journey would (if achieved) smash the barrier to deep space. ( by Brian Vastag , The Washington Post) 

Prudence Bushnell on being a diplomat 
“If nobody’s in charge or cares, then you get policy disasters like Rwanda.” 
( by Tom Fox , The Washington Post) 
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post 


LOCAL 
Montgomery police canvass for information on fatal crash 
Police are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run Tuesday that killed a woman on Connecticut Avenue. 
( by St. John Barned-Smith , The Washington Post) 
Large families crowd D.C. shelters 
As homelessness in the District rises, large families linger in the city’s crowded main shelter. 
( by Annie Gowen , The Washington Post) 
6 teens indicted on murder charges in Woodley Park Metro stabbing 
Initially, only one teen had been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Olijawon Griffin. 
( by Keith L. Alexander , The Washington Post) 
Alexandria police officer shot and wounded in Old Town 
Police said the officer is in serious condition. 
( by Allison Klein and Michael Alison Chandler , The Washington Post)
Metro’s deputy GM leaving 
In coming weeks, David Kubicek, who oversees rail operations, will be one of two high-level departures. 
( by Dana Hedgpeth , The Washington Post) 
More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More – The Washington Post 


POLITICS 
House to vote on Violence Against Women Act measures 
Republican leaders are prepared to allow a vote on a version favored by Democrats, pointing to GOP division. 
( by Rosalind S. Helderman , The Washington Post) 

In the Loop: A multilingual secretary 

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks French to the French, German to the Germans, and on it goes… 
(, The Washington Post) 

Michael A. Brown tries to rebound from loss of D.C. Council seat 
Michael A. Brown says he has been cleared by a federal investigation into missing campaign funds. 
( by Tim Craig , The Washington Post) 
Sequester spin gets ahead of reality 
How bad will the cuts really be? No one really knows. The dire warnings the reflect a lot of guesswork. 
( by Karen Tumulty and Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post) 
Authorities say U-Md. shooter admitted self for treatment 
Governor’s gun-control bill would not have stopped subsequent gun purchases. 
( by Aaron C. Davis and Matt Zapotosky , The Washington Post) 
More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post 


STYLE 
Jimmy Kimmel and Morrissey feud over ‘Duck Dynasty’ 
The singer canceled an appearance on the late-night show. 
(, The Washington Post) 
On gun ownership, a right to privacy or a right to know? 
Newspapers face death threats over requests for public records on gun owners. 
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post) 
100 years later, activists will march in tradition of Inez Milholland 
Milholland sitting astride a white horse is the most iconic image of that 1913 march for women’s rights. 
( by Lonnae O’Neal Parker , The Washington Post) 
Hot-bar leftovers: To trash or not to trash? 
Supermarket chains take different approaches to the food the remains on their hot bars. 
( by Tim Carman , The Washington Post) 
Carolyn Hax: Husband is walking the line between caring and badgering 
He says that he cares about her health, but she says that he makes her feel like crud. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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


BUSINESS 
Survey finds gap in Internet access between rich, poor students 
Vast majority of teachers rely on social media and other digital resources, Pew study says. 
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post) 
Supreme Court defines SEC time limits for pursuing civil cases 
Court says the clock starts ticking when the violation takes place, not when it’s discovered. 
( by Dina ElBoghdady , The Washington Post) 
Senate confirms Lew as Treasury secretary 
Jack Lew gets Senate green light in a 71-26 vote just as economy faces potentially severe budget cuts. 
( by Jia Lynn Yang , The Washington Post) 
JPMorgan layoffs reflect some hope 
Many of the employees the nation’s largest bank is letting go were hired to deal with mortgages in default. 
( by Danielle Douglas , The Washington Post) 
conomic crisis ‘balkanized’ global finance 
Study documents continued collapse in global finance, pushing world system back by decades. 
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post) 

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


SPORTS 
Terrapins suffer a damaging loss 
U-Md. falls to 1-6 on the road in the ACC and may need a deep run in the conference tournament to impress the NCAA selection committee. 
( by Alex Prewitt , The Washington Post) 
Vikings advance to 4A West final 
Whitman tops Walter Johnson, 49-42, to set up a region final matchup with Gaithersburg on Friday night. 
( by Roman Stubbs , The Washington Post) 
Capitals bullied, trounced by Flyers 
Starting goaltender Braden Holtby is chased in the second period after allowing four goals on 18 shots and Washington provides hardly any punch in a loss to Philadelphia. 
( by Katie Carrera , The Washington Post) 
Porter’s better half vaults Hoyas 
Otto Porter Jr. scores 21 of his 22 points after halftime, including the game-winner with 9.5 seconds to go in double overtime, as 7th-ranked Georgetown secures a 10th straight victory. 
( by Liz Clarke , The Washington Post) 
Jaguars dump Bowie to advance to region final 
De’Janae Boykin finishes with 18 points and 14 rebounds as No. 18 C.H. Flowers drops No. 17 Bowie to reach the Maryland 4A South final. 
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post) 

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


TECHNOLOGY 
Survey finds gap in Internet access between rich, poor students 
Vast majority of teachers rely on social media and other digital resources, Pew study says. 
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post) 
Set up network security standards for the BYOD era now 
Tips for protecting your business in a bring-your-own-device world. 
( by Steve King | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

Samsung launches its own wallet app 
Like Apple’s Passbook, this mobile payment service gives users a digital place for their coupons and tickets. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 
What to expect from the Apple shareholders meeting 
Apple likely won’t be discussing a controversial proposal that landed the company in court. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 
Why First Solar’s new world record for solar cell efficiency is important 
First Solar announced on Tuesday that it’s managed to create a record 18.7 percent solar cell, up from the 17.3 percent cell it touted in July 2011. Here’s why this is a big deal. 
( by Ucilia Wang | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com

More Technology News – The Washington Post 


WORLD 
After pope’s farewell message, the main event begins: The conclave 
Attention quickly shifts to conclave — and the important matter of timing. 
( by Jason Horowitz , The Washington Post) 
Envoys agree to hold more nuclear talks amid positive signals from Iran 
Iran hails possible “turning point” as negotiations with bloc of six world powers yield modest progress. 
( by Joby Warrick and Jason Rezaian , The Washington Post) 
Kerry: U.S. must help counter aid to Syria opposition from extremists 
The U.S. is preparing a package of broader financial and practical support for the Syrian rebels. 
( by Anne Gearan , The Washington Post) 
Japanese warn against Chinese smog 
Residents will be urged to stay indoors if the level of toxic smog from China gets too high. 
( by Michiyo Nakamoto | Financial Times , The Washington Post) 
Hagel pledges straight talk, loyalty to troops on first day at Pentagon 
The new defense secretary praises the military and says the agency will cope with the looming budget cuts. 
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post) 
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post 


EDITORIAL 
Ending dysfunction central 
Republicans need to act responsibly and replace the sequester. 
(, The Washington Post) 
Golden goose eggs 
After 100 years, the Federal Reserve’s record on preventing recessions is stuck on zero. 
(, The Washington Post) 
The China challenge 
The U.S. has no choice but to work with China and all its insecurities. 
(, The Washington Post) 
How much time are we really losing in traffic? 
(, The Washington Post) 

The only way to cut the budget? 
(, The Washington Post) 

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


LIVE DISCUSSIONS 
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) 
Gluten-free kids with nutritionist Kelly Dorfman 
Nutritionist Kelly Dorfman talks about putting children on a gluten-free diet. 
(, vForum) 
The Reliable Source Live 
Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discuss your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns. 
(, vForum) 
Free Range on Food 
Have cooking questions? We have answers. Ask us now. 
(, vForum) 
Free Range on Food: Grocery store hot bars, cooking on a budget and more 
Have cooking questions? We have answers. Ask us now. 
(, vForum)

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)

Trending Now: News Headlines 01.02.13

realtalklogoNATION
Renditions continue under Obama
Secret detention of three in Djibouti shows administration’s continued embrace of controversial practice.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
D.C.-area lawmakers divide along unusual lines on ‘fiscal cliff’ vote
Only one of Virginia’s three House Democrats voted with the majority to pass legislation to avoid “fiscal cliff”
( by Ben Pershing , The Washington Post)
Former GWU president Lloyd Elliott dies at 94
Elliott played a key role in transforming GWU from a commuter school into a selective university.
( by Emma Brown , The Washington Post)

D.C. police chief has ordered 15 bars, clubs closed this year
Opinion is divided on whether Chief Cathy Lanier is making appropriate use of her emergency power.
( by Peter Hermann , The Washington Post)
Prince William officer killed in crash had sirens on and green light
Police released more information about the death of Officer Chris Yung, 35, on Monday afternoon.
( by Peter Hermann , The Washington Post)
Arlington housing to take center stage
New board chairman focuses on affordable rents for residents.
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Texas among 10 states facing lawsuits over education funding
Since 1984, the state’s school-funding system has been challenged six times, most recently in 2005.
( by Ben Wieder , The Washington Post)
D.C.-area lawmakers divide along unusual lines on ‘fiscal cliff’ vote
Only one of Virginia’s three House Democrats voted with the majority to pass legislation to avoid “fiscal cliff”
( by Ben Pershing , The Washington Post)
Action to avert ‘cliff’ leaves federal employees with uncertainty
Budget cuts for government agencies continue to loom just two months down the road.
(, The Washington Post)
Bethesda Row construction project agitates residents, businesses
Construction on a mixed-use building in downtown Bethesda will be completed in 2015.
( by Victor Zapana , The Washington Post)
For Korean War vets, Tournament of Roses is ‘the parade they never got’
Pentagon sponsors float in nationally televised event to raise awareness of anniversary of often-overlooked war.
( by Steve Vogel , The Washington Post)
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STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Seeking support during husband’s cancer diagnosis
How to get the help you need and support a loved one without making it “about you.”
(, The Washington Post)
Good to Go: Sprig & Sprout in Glover Park
Pho and Vietnamese sandwiches are made to order.
( by Andrea Adleman , The Washington Post)
Love of pizza, beach, words adds up to book
Aidan Meath, a 10-year-old boy from Bethesda, wrote a book.
(, The Washington Post)
Georgetown’s Kickk Spott is a slice of heaven for local sneakerheads
It’s the only boutique destination in the area for high-end sneakers.
( by Ryan Little , The Washington Post)
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to take up residence in Washington
By moving to the capital, she hopes the public will “sit down and have a conversation” with her about the craft.
(, The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
Auto sales saved the economy in 2012
WONKBLOG | Despite recalls and U.S. downturn, dealerships had highest sales since 2008 crisis hit.
( by Brad Plumer , The Washington Post)
Congress approves ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
Bill will increase taxes for the rich, shield the middle class and extend emergency unemployment benefits.
( by Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman , The Washington Post)
‘Fiscal cliff’ deal ignores threats to the economy both now and down the road
Bill avoids austerity but doesn’t tame dangers of national default, high unemployment or swelling debt.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)
‘Fiscal cliff’ bill is a bitter pill for House’s tea partiers to swallow
Conservatives grudgingly accept bill embodying everything tea party backers hate about Washington.
( by David A. Fahrenthold, Rosalind S. Helderman and Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)

Get it right in this new year
COLUMN | Here’s a roundup of personal finance information to keep your eye on this upcoming year.
(, The Washington Post)
More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis – The Washington Post


SPORTS
TV and radio listings: January 2
(, The Washington Post)

Mavericks end slide, handle Wizards
Vince Carter regains his youth for a day, scoring 23 points to help Dallas end a six-game losing streak.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
Best of the Ravens’ regular season
A look at the highlights from the Baltimore Ravens’ regular season.
( by Jeff Zrebiec , The Washington Post)
Maryland defeats IUPUI
ACC schedule begins Saturday against Virginia Tech, and Coach Turgeon thinks his team is ready.
( by Alex Prewitt , The Washington Post)
‘Just another kick’
Stoic SoCal native Kai Forbath, Redskins’ rookie kicker, hit a record 17 straight to start his career.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)
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WORLD
Renditions continue under Obama
Secret detention of three in Djibouti shows administration’s continued embrace of controversial practice.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)
The Syrian conflict is having a profound effect on children
“The children’s thoughts are in red,” said a school principal about the war’s impact on the young.
( by Carol Morello , The Washington Post)
Indian border state grapples with rising drug epidemic
Joblessness, flood of Afghan heroin and easily available pharmaceuticals fuel drug use in Punjab state.
( by Simon Denyer , The Washington Post)
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EDITORIAL
The D.C. Council’s resolutions
Here’s hoping the members put better behavior on the list.
(, The Washington Post)
Assassinating Clinton’s character
The attacks on the secretary of state during her illness have been cruel and unfair.
(, The Washington Post)
Longshoremen lessons
How workers can succeed in a high-tech world.
(, The Washington Post)
Rash words on Israeli settlements
Harmful rhetoric from all sides.
(, The Washington Post)
Congress’s feeble finish
Having set the stage for major reforms, lawmakers instead elect to do almost nothing.
(, The Washington Post)
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Color of Money Live
Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.
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The Reliable Source Live
Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discuss your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns.
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Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
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The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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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.
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Today’s Headlines 10.24.12

NATION
Firm didn’t verify steroid was sterile
Massachusetts officials track shipments of prescription drug linked to deadly meningitis outbreak.
( by Sharon Begley , Reuters)
U.S. developing new blueprint for hunting terrorists
THE PERMANENT WAR | Over past two years, Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called the “disposition matrix.”
( by Greg Miller , The Washington Post)

Bar code security woes with airline boarding passes
Terrorists or smugglers could take advantage of security flaws in airline boarding passes, experts say.
( by James Ball , The Washington Post)
Talking shop with the top Girl Scout
“Sixty-one percent of girls are either ambivalent about leadership or say it’s not important to them.”
( by Tom Fox , The Washington Post)

Guilty plea in CIA leaks case
Former undercover agency operative John C. Kiriakou could spend up to 30 months in prison.
( by Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
I-95 North in Stafford reopened after crash
Left lane still blocked as crews work to clean up a diesel fuel spill following a tractor-trailer crash. Delays expected.
( by Curt Anderson , The Washington Post)

Women earn less than men, even one year out of college
One year after graduation, the Class of 2008’s women were making 82 percent of what their male counterparts were paid.
( by Jenna Johnson , The Washington Post)
800 gather to support Md. Dream Act
Minister urges supporters to get on phones and encourage friends and relatives to vote in referendum.
( by Robert Samuels , The Washington Post)

D.C.’s top speed camera slows some drivers, tickets the rest
The city raked in $178.4 million in traffic fines in the last fiscal year, a 32 percent increase from the previous year.
( by Ashley Halsey III , The Washington Post)
Penn St. teacher sues think tank, magazine
A Penn State climate science professor has sued a Washington-based think tank and a national magazine that called his scientific findings fraudulent and compared him to Jerry Sandusky.
( by Keith L. Alexander , The Washington Post)

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


POLITICS
Ryan will hit economic notes in Ohio
In Ohio today, vice presidential candidate Ryan is set to highlight a different side of Romney, casting him as a compassionate conservative.
( by Nia-Malika Henderson , The Washington Post)
Romney woos Colorado Dems, independents
Romney urges Colorado crowd to help him win support of independents and Democrats.
( by Dan Balz and Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Strategies for the home stretch
In the campaign’s endgame, Obama will run as an underdog, while Romney will adopt the mantle of front-runner.
( by Philip Rucker and David A. Fahrenthold , The Washington Post)

Are Spanish-language media outlets vital for candidates’ pitches?
President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are taking different paths to reach Hispanic voters in the swing state of Florida.
( by Jason Horowitz , The Washington Post)
The many motives of a mega-donor
Sheldon Adelson’s giving supports his political and business interests, but also more selfless pursuits.
( by Marc Fisher , The Washington Post)

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


STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Dreading the old object of desire coming to town
The crush is long over, and bad feelings about her actions linger.
(, The Washington Post)
Florida’s Puerto Ricans: Swing voters in a swing state
Their population has increased quickly, creating another wild card in the presidential election.
( by Joel Achenbach , The Washington Post)

Come up to the lab
Guest narrators for “The Rocky Horror Show,” produced by the Washington Savoyards, recall the first time they saw the cult musical.
( by Jessica Goldstein , The Washington Post)
Getting to school is not always easy
Susan Hughes’s ‘Off to Class’ shows how kids around the world get an education even in difficult conditions.
(, The Washington Post)

Tom Sietsema’s First Bite: Shawafel
A Lebanese shop joins the list of late-night eats along H Street NE.
(, The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
Venture capital investments down
Uncertainty surrounding the presidential election may be making it harder for some VC firms to raise money.
( by Steven Overly , The Washington Post)
New rules for governing debt collectors
Starting Jan. 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will regulate 175 debt collection firms that each bring in more than $10 million in annual receipts.
( by Danielle Douglas , The Washington Post)

Can’t fix an error in credit report? Call on the CFPB.
The watchdog agency has begun accepting individual complaints about credit bureaus.
(, The Washington Post)
Senators urge financial industry not to sit on sidelines as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears
Democrat Warner and Republican Chambliss push for engagement in finding a way to avert economic hit.
( by Dina ElBoghdady , The Washington Post)

Apple stock falls after iPad mini launch
Its market share slipping, the tech giant unveils its $329-and-up 7.9-inch tablet.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis – The Washington Post


SPORTS
TV and radio listings: October 24
(, The Washington Post)
Madison’s Brooks guts one out
GIRLS’ GOLF | Madison’s Shannon Brooks shakes off some late struggles to birdie the final hole and win VHSL girls’ championship.
( by Brandon Parker , The Washington Post)

Fairfax rallies by Langley
VOLLEYBALL | Rebels overcome loss in first set to run off three consecutive wins to turn back the Saxons.
( by Matt Brooks , The Washington Post)
Zito to start Game 1 for Giants
NOTEBOOK | Two years after being left off the postseason roster, Barry Zito will start Game 1 of the World Series.
( by Barry Svrluga , The Washington Post)

Who will make the Md. playoffs?
We examine which teams are in the Maryland playoffs, which teams are in with a win and which teams are still alive.
( by Greg Schimmel , The Washington Post)

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


TECHNOLOGY
Apple’s new Mac Mini
Apple has updated its smallest Mac, adding new processor, ports.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Apple surprises with 4th-generation iPad, faces backlash
Apple’s surprise iPad announcement may not sit well with users
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Apple’s iPad mini: Here are the basic specs
Check out the price, size and the bells and whistles on the tiny tablet.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Microsoft announces details of Xbox SmartGlass app
App extends your entertainment experience across the  screens of the TV, tablet, phone and PC.
( by Dean Takahashi | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)

Apple to stream event; ‘iPad mini’ expected
In a surprise, Apple said it will livestream its announcement Tuesday over its own devices.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
At Afghan shrine, ancient treatment for mental illness
Mental health patients are chained to a cell for 40 days of living on bread, water and black pepper.
( by Kevin Sieff , The Washington Post)
U.S. developing new blueprint for hunting terrorists
THE PERMANENT WAR | Over past two years, Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called the “disposition matrix.”
( by Greg Miller , The Washington Post)

China’s military prepares for change
Along with next month’s political transition, sweeping turnover is coming to the world’s largest army.
( by Keith B. Richburg , The Washington Post)
Nerves over China’s military spending
The growing spending, worrisome to neighbors, is allowing PLA to embark on sweeping modernization program.
( by Keith Richburg , The Washington Post)

Presidential debate: Middle East pays little attention, while China listens
Many around the world remained more focused on the hefty issues that they will confront no matter who occupies the White House.
( by Michael Birnbaum and Keith B. Richburg , The Washington Post)
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EDITORIAL
What Romney’s moderation conceals
Despite his move to the center, he sits atop a radical GOP.
(, The Washington Post)
Groupthink Live
How conventional wisdom congeals in 2012.
(, The Washington Post)

Bench the Bible verses
Proselytizing has no place at a public high school football game.
(, The Washington Post)  

Remembering George McGovern
(, The Washington Post)

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Vintage shopping and small space decorating with Sanity Fair blogger Skyla Freeman | HOME FRONT
Designing children’s rooms with Nancy Twomey | Home Front
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Who won the third debate? Obama or Romney
Associate editor Robert Kaiser live chats with readers to take questions on the presidential debate.
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Eugene Robinson Live
Live chat with Eugene Robinson about his latest columns and political news.
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The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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Tuesdays with Moron: Chatological Humor Update
Gene Weingarten brings you an update to his monthly Chatological Humor live chat.
(, vForum) 

Sunday News Headlines 10.21.12

NATION
Rapid expansion of U.S.-trained Afghan security force comes at a cost
Soldiers, policemen far from ready to take over country, casting doubt on Pentagon’s focus on numbers.
( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post)
Meningitis outbreak puts researchers in unexplored territory
New form of the disease is without precedent.
( by David Brown , The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Problems thwart replacement of overpass in Md.
Crews had to halt plans to remove an old section of an overpass for the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)
Land-use decisions haunt Alexandria City Council election
Development drives questions in Alexandria’s City Council race
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)

Kaine, Allen hunt for votes
Senate candidates spent Saturday making in-person appeals.
( by Ben Pershing and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Opponents of Virginia power line plan say it zaps James River’s history
Utility wants to build transmission line, towers across river, navigated by the first Colonial settlers in 1607.
(, The Washington Post)
Students hope for ‘Dream’
Montgomery College already gives qualified undocumented students a break on tuition.
( by Nick Anderson , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Land-use decisions haunt Alexandria City Council election
Development drives questions in Alexandria’s City Council race
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)
Kaine, Allen hunt for votes
Senate candidates spent Saturday making in-person appeals.
( by Ben Pershing and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Obama and Romney hit final stretch
As a close presidential campaign reaches its last two weeks, candidates make final arguments.
( by Karen Tumulty , The Washington Post)
Maryland gambling issue has netted $56 million from companies for ads
The money is being shelled out at a rate of $6 million a week and exceeds what the candidates spent in Maryland’s last two gubernatorial races combined.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)
Obama outspent Romney in September
The president is pressing his financial advantage over his Republican challenger, spending more than twice as much money in September, according to new federal disclosure documents.
( by T.W. Farnam , The Washington Post)
More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post


STYLE
Friend the one venting and shoot the messenger
A sister-in-law vents about her difficult life and a mutual friend betrays the confidence. Don’t dismiss the message just because the messenger botched the job.
(, The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
TechBits: Paper
With easy social media sharing and a nifty “rewind” feature, Paper makes for a good free notebook app for iPad, though it could use more color.
(, The Washington Post)

TechBits: Pocket Planes
This oddly compelling mobile game aims to make you an airline tycoon one plane at a time.
(, The Washington Post)
Debt settlement rarely works
Only about one in 10 consumers participating in debt-settlement programs actually ends up debt-free in the promised period of time, according to a consumer alert.
(, The Washington Post)

U.S. jobs or more outsourcing?
This could be the question faced by one mortgage-servicing company.
( by Allan Sloan and Doris Burke Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)
BP’s pivotal, multi-billion-dollar moment
Oil giant must decide whether to sell stake in Russian oil venture and must settle with the Justice Department on the 2010 oil spill.
( by Steven Mufson , The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: Oct. 21
(, The Washington Post)
United clinches postseason berth
Lewis Neal scores in the closing moments as D.C. United secures its first playoff berth in five seasons in front of its largest home crowd of the season.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)
Cavs lose sixth in a row, fall to Deacons
Chad Hedlund’s three field goals and Wake Forest’s improved defense help beat mistake-prone Virginia.
( by Hank Kurz Jr. , The Washington Post)
Midshipmen win third straight
Keenan Reynolds throws a four-yard touchdown pass to Matt Aiken with just over two minutes remaining as Navy rallies past visiting Indiana.
( by Gene Wang , The Washington Post)
E. Roosevelt rises up
Raiders Coach Tom Green changes up his personnel, and the result is a 39-0 win over previously unbeaten DuVal.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)
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WORLD
Rapid expansion of U.S.-trained Afghan security force comes at a cost
Soldiers, policemen far from ready to take over country, casting doubt on Pentagon’s focus on numbers.
( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post)
Lebanon’s government under pressure
Anti-Syrian opposition urges ouster of Hezbollah-led government after top official’s assassination.
( by Liz Sly , The Washington Post)

Golden Dawn rises in Greece
To fulfill its promise of a Greece for Greeks alone, the party appears willing to go to great lengths.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)
In Japan, more fossil fuels, more greenhouse gas
With nuclear plants idled, Japan backs away from old emissions-cutting targets
( by Chico Harlan in TOKYO , The Washington Post)
Beirut killing raises fear of Syria effect
Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan had been closely allied to Lebanon’s anti-Syrian factions.
( by Liz Sly and Ahmed Ramadan , The Washington Post)
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EDITORIAL
Investigating Jim Graham
A test for D.C.’s new ethics panel
(, The Washington Post)
Promises and Pell grants
The presidential candidates like federal tuition aid, but they won’t address a looming shortfall.
(, The Washington Post)
Mr. Romney’s leaky bucket
Capping deductions won’t raise enough to pay for his tax cut.
(, The Washington Post)
The path to cultural diversity
(, The Washington Post)
How Teddy won
(, The Washington Post)
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Today’s Newsheadlines 10.03.12

NATION
Interior approves first section of 146-mile power line
The Obama administration says the project will improve the grid; environmentalists say it will harm public lands.
( by Darryl Fears , The Washington Post)

Duncan reaches out to teachers
The education secretary said the Obama administration understands many educators feel besieged.
( by Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post)

Md. liposuction investigation expands
The state is working with federal, Pa. and Del. officials to probe infections at a Baltimore Co. center.
( by Lena H. Sun , The Washington Post)

Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona
FBI is investigating shooting that killed one agent, wounded another; manhunt is underway in desert.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

‘Give me your tired’ but . . .
COLUMN | When it comes to entrepreneurial talent, America is experiencing a persistent immigrant brain drain.
( by Vivek Wadhwa , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Gray to unveil city playoff plans
D.C. will spend up to $76,000 per Nationals game for more police, traffic officers and inspectors.
( by Nikita Stewart , The Washington Post)

Md. governor to seek utility surcharge
Plan would add “a dollar or two” to bills, allow companies to charge in advance for serious maintenance.
( by Aaron C. Davis , The Washington Post)

Officer hurt by car
An off-duty Montgomery County police officer was trying to help motorists involved in two crashes on a slippery road when a third car crashed into him, authorities said.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Congress financial reports up
Stock Act discloses lawmakers’ financial reports online.
( by Eric Yoder , The Washington Post)

Parents protesting policy that requires more students to walk to school
Some Arlington parents are getting signatures on a petition to let their children ride the bus again.
( by Susan Svrluga , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
Gray to unveil city playoff plans
D.C. will spend up to $76,000 per Nationals game for more police, traffic officers and inspectors.
( by Nikita Stewart , The Washington Post)

Md. governor to seek utility surcharge
Plan would add “a dollar or two” to bills, allow companies to charge in advance for serious maintenance.
( by Aaron C. Davis , The Washington Post)

Congress financial reports up
Stock Act discloses lawmakers’ financial reports online.
( by Eric Yoder , The Washington Post)

Republicans jump on Biden ‘buried’ remark
“We agree,” Ryan says after VP says those in middle class have been “buried the last four years.”
( by Rachel Weiner , The Washington Post)

Judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID rule
A judge orders the state not to enforce the controversial requirement in this year’s elections.
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)

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


STYLE
Moving on
Her boyfriend isn’t making progress toward their planned move. What now?
(, The Washington Post)

Moderating presidential debates: harder than it looks
Moderators have to be part inquisitor, part referee, part timekeeper and part wallpaper.
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)

Singing shows as ad ammo?
“The X Factor” and “The Voice” are down in the ratings, but networks rely on such DVR-resistant reality hits.
(, The Washington Post)

Rock climber, 11, hits new heights
For Annandale girl, rock climbing is like a roller coaster ride.
(, The Washington Post)

New York’s wheely big idea
City wants to build world’s biggest Ferris wheel on Staten Island.
(, The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
In fund industry, a ‘like’ can be trouble
Companies eager to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media shy away because of federal regulations.
( by Theresa Hamacher and Robert Pozen , The Washington Post)

After election, how will Wall St. react?
For investors with angst about Nov. 6, an idea: Don’t worry about it. (But good luck with that.)
( by Cezary Podkul Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

Internet companies oppose update of child privacy law
Facebook, Twitter and Google are protesting an update of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, written before a majority of U.S. youths owned smartphones, apps began tracking locations and Facebook’s “like” button was ubiquitous on the Web.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

Decline in immigrant entre­pre­neur­s could harm economy, study warns
The proportion of new firms founded by the foreign-born is falling, and a bitter partisan divide over visa changes is blocking a remedy.
( by J.D. Harrison , The Washington Post)

The growing burden on caregivers
In the battle to contain health-care costs, more caregivers perform tasks usually left to medical staff.
(, The Washington Post)

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


SPORTS
TV and radio listings, October 3

( , The Washington Post)

No letup for Nats
One night after clinching NL East crown, the Nationals moved a step closer to claiming the best record in the National League, relying on a patchwork lineup for a 4-2 win over the Phillies.
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post)

O’s keep title hopes alive
Chris Davis’s homer in the fourth provides the decisive run in Baltimore’s 1-0 victory, sending AL East race to the season’s final day.
( by Eduardo A. Encina , The Washington Post)

A manager’s winning ways
Davey Johnson, 69, has finished first six times in an impressive career. “It never gets old,” the skipper says.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)

Harper comes of age when it counts
OPINION | During the stretch run, no Nat has been more valuable than the team’s 19-year-old wunderkind.
(, The Washington Post)

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TECHNOLOGY
Internet companies oppose update of child privacy law
Facebook, Twitter and Google are protesting an update of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, written before a majority of U.S. youths owned smartphones, apps began tracking locations and Facebook’s “like” button was ubiquitous on the Web.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

Facebook launches new Help Center
The social network aims to clarify privacy settings and point out new features.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Google, Microsoft in close race for second most valuable tech company
Google briefly passed Microsoft, but fell to third again in Monday trading.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Samsung can sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 again
If you were looking to pick up a Galaxy Tab 10.1, then there’s some good news for you.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?
Rise in caps has let ISPs influence the internet in subtle ways — most of which seem harmful to innovation.
( by Stacey Higginbotham | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com)

More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
A central banker’s rebellion
Germany’s Jens Weidmann is using his influential pulpit to combat the European Central Bank’s bond-buying efforts to stem the debt crisis.
( by Michael Birnbaum , The Washington Post)

Libyans say few questions being asked about attack
The investigation into the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador has started slowly.
( by Michael Birnbaum and Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)

Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona
FBI is investigating shooting that killed one agent, wounded another; manhunt is underway in desert.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

Georgia votes opposition in
Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling party loses election after years of reform and unchallenged authority.
( by Kathy Lally , The Washington Post)

Syria’s Kurds plan for post-Assad life
The minority group has been quietly laying foundations for what it hopes will be an autonomous region.
( by Loveday Morris | Financial Times , The Washington Post)

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EDITORIAL
The Zinger candidate
From Romney, it’s all sugary platitudes, no protein.
(, The Washington Post)

The ‘99 percent’ debate
Let’s ask questions that actually reflect Americans’ concerns.
(, The Washington Post)

The Nats take the East
And baseball delirium returns to D.C. after 88 years.
(, The Washington Post)

A Catholic in favor of Question 6

(, The Washington Post)

A McGovern poster whose time has come again

(, The Washington Post)

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Today’s News Highlights 07.12.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
Mayor Gray allegedly knew in Jan. of scandal 
Bowser, Catania, Cheh say mayor should step down over “shadow campaign” controversy.
(By Mike DeBonis and Nikita Stewart) 

Behind the framework, a cautionary cyber tale 
PART 3 | The Tridium company’s widely used technology is a marvel of modern connectivity, but after its networks were found to be vulnerable to hackers, it is moving to boost its security.
(By Robert O’Harrow Jr.) 

Arlington Diocese parishioners question need for fidelity oath 
Teachers in the Arlington Catholic Diocese received a letter requiring them to submit “of will and intellect” to all of the teachings of church leaders.
(By Michelle Boorstein) 

Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for ‘mood disorder’ 
Disclosure comes amid calls for him to be more forthcoming about his condition. 
(By Ed O’Keefe and Rosalind S. Helderman) 

Bumbershoots may be standard issue at London Games 
With less than three weeks to go, Olympic organizers are preparing for a possibly soggy start, middle and finish to the 2012 London Games.
(By Anthony Faiola) 

NATION 
Swords into plowshares 
In Hanoi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Fulbright Exchange Program, which has involved 8,000 American and Vietnamese students, scholars, educators and businesspeople. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Most Medicaid visits to hospital are for urgent issues, study finds 
When Medicaid patients went to the emergency room, they did so for largely acute medical problems, according to research by the Center for Studying Health System Change. 
( by Sarah Kliff , The Washington Post) 

Ban on U.S. investment in Burma is lifted 
The move opens the door to U.S. companies, particularly in the energy sector, that have argued they were losing business to international competitors in Burma. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

Talking leadership with Joanne Weiss 
“You can never start being strategic if you are constantly fighting fires.” 
( by Tom Fox , The Washington Post) 

Why ‘work-life balance’ doesn’t work 
Most workers who attempt to change their ways just end up looking like slackers. 
( by Leslie Perlow , The Washington Post) 

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post 


LOCAL 
ACLU accuses Michigan of failing to adequately educate children 
Group sues state and a Detroit area school district, alleging they fail to adequately educate children. 
( by Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post) 

D.C. to introduce enhanced 911 
Residents who opt-in will be able to tell emergency responders automatically about preexisting conditions, drug allergies and their home’s floor plan. 
( by Mihir Zaveri , The Washington Post) 

Crime listings for Montgomery County, June 11- July 1 
Among incidents reported by Montgomery County, Rockville and Takoma Park police. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Metro to detail Green Line derailment 
Metro officials, board’s safety and security committee will look at what caused the train to jump its tracks. 
( by Lori Aratani and Ted Trautman , The Washington Post) 

D.C. community calendar, July 12 to 19, 2012 
Concerts, theater, nature programs, film screenings and other events in the city. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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POLITICS 
Fed worker profiles: Scoville improves military amputees’ care 
Scoville, 60, has been nominated for a federal award for his sports-based rehabilitation program . 
( by Steve Vogel , The Washington Post) 

DHS faces more scrutiny 
Congress is being particularly inquisitive about the Department of Homeland Security, which marks its 10th birthday in November. Over a three-day period, six congressional hearings are examining the department. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Romney is raising more cash than Obama, but the advantage means little 
Influence Industry’s Tim Farnam says it may not matter that Mitt Romney’s campaign is outpacing President Obama’s in fundraising. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Mitt Romney booed during NAACP speech 
The presumptive Republican nominee received the most hostile reception of his campaign and appeared visibly unsettled by three rounds of loud boos from NAACP audience members. 
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post) 

The Pentagon’s war on paper 
When it comes to reports to Congress that the Defense Department considers wasteful, the agency’s pique speaks volumes, Al Kamen says. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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STYLE 
Carolyn Hax: How to circulate cute-baby pics and pass the ‘brag test’ 
After Mom e-mails cute photos of her son, a friend tells her to resist the urge next time. Is she resigned to stop sharing his life with her nearest and dearest? 
(, The Washington Post) 

Stepping out of the shadows 
Sabrina De Sousa wants an Italian court to overturn her conviction of helping to orchestrate the 2003 abduction of a radical Muslim cleric from the streets of Milan. 
( by Ian Shapira , The Washington Post) 

Mixed reviews among House visitors watching lawmakers at work 
In the visitors gallery, tourists give mixed reviews as they watch a vote to repeal Obama’s health-care law. 
( by Ann Gerhart , The Washington Post) 

Kids work the court at Kastles matches 
Washington Kastles matches include big-name tennis players and local teens who keep the action going.
(, The Washington Post) 

In Italy, gelato has gone to dogs 
A shop in Rome has adjusted the frozen treat to help pets make it through the dog days of summer. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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BUSINESS 
Businesses assess effects of storm, power outage 
Restaurants across the region reported losing tens of thousands worth of food after being without electricity for days. Meanwhile, hotels and movie theaters saw a boom in business. 
( by Abha Bhattarai , The Washington Post) 

Baltimore takes lead in suit against banks over Libor manipulation 
The city of Baltimore is leading a federal lawsuit against the group of big banks that set Libor, the London interbank offered rate, accusing them of conspiring to suppress the key benchmark. 
( by Michael A. Fletcher , The Washington Post) 

Fed officials split over next steps 
The minutes from the central bank’s June policy meeting show that the entity’s leaders are concerned about the economy but conflicted about what action, if any, to take. 
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post) 

Romney receives boos at NAACP speech 
Mitt Romney, trying to defeat the first black U.S. president, drew boos at times during a speech to the nation’s oldest civil-rights group as he said his policies would help the economic interests of blacks more than those of the Obama administration. 
( by John McCormick Bloomberg News , Bloomberg) 

Euro banks pass capital test, sort of 
Ordered to boost their capital reserves by the European Banking Authority, major banks used a host of techniques, including government aid, but they raised little money from new investors. 
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post) 

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SPORTS 
TV and radio listings, July 12 

(, The Washington Post) 

Durant embraces Olympic distraction 
After painful loss in NBA Finals, Kevin Durant is ready to move on to a new challenge — trying to win a gold medal. 
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post) 

Paes back to lead WTT champion Kastles 
Veteran doubles stalwart Leander Paes returns to lead the defending WTT champion Washington Kastles for another season. 
( by Matt Breen , The Washington Post) 

Washington Kastles home schedule 
Washington Kastles 2012 home schedule. 
(, The Washington Post) 

OPINION | Nats pitchers do more with less 
Thanks to expert handling by their manager and pitching coach, Washington’s pitching staff may be the freshest in all of baseball. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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TECHNOLOGY 
Android Jelly Bean rollout is underway 
Google announced Tuesday that the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ device would be the first to get the update. 
( by Sarah Halzack , The Washington Post) 

Viacom, DirecTV in dispute over channels 
Arguments over a la carte programming led to a blackout. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Are you happy with your movie recommendation engine? 
Tweak.tv and Foundd explore social discovery versus search algorithms. 
( by David Meyer | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com) 

Meet 7digital, the latest mobile music player to challenge iTunes 
Digital music retailer 7digital announces another big manufacturer carriage deal. 
( by Robert Andrews | PaidContent.org , paidcontent.org) 

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WORLD 
Swords into plowshares 
In Hanoi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Fulbright Exchange Program, which has involved 8,000 American and Vietnamese students, scholars, educators and businesspeople. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Ban on U.S. investment in Burma is lifted 
The move opens the door to U.S. companies, particularly in the energy sector, that have argued they were losing business to international competitors in Burma. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

U.S. Senate report says Mexico must focus on cops, courts, not army 
Committee warns that it could take a generation for Mexico to reform its often corrupt justice system. 
( by William Booth , The Washington Post) 

Clinton makes historic visit to Laos 
Secretary’s stop in Vientiane is part of longer Asian trip underscoring administration’s pivot to region. 
( by Stephanie McCrummen , The Washington Post) 

Bumbershoots may be standard issue at London Games 
With less than three weeks to go, Olympic organizers are preparing for a possibly soggy start, middle and finish to the 2012 London Games. 
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post) 

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


EDITORIAL 
Drowning, the silent epidemic 
Such deaths are relatively easy to prevent, but countries worldwide must get to work. 
(, The Washington Post) 

A tainted administration 
Mayor Gray’s failure to explain his role in a corrupt campaign is damning. 
(, The Washington Post) 

New Sudans, old troubles 
One year after independence, oil and border disputes linger between north and south. 
(, The Washington Post) 

The myth of shareholder power 
The supposed benefits are mostly mythical. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Middle East on edge 
Can diplomacy succeed with Iran and Syria? 
(, The Washington Post) 

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS 
Tracee Hamilton discusses local and national sports — and whatever else you want to talk about. 
Tracee Hamilton goes weekly with her chat about sports, life and everything else. 
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What it’s like to be an international fugitive 
Ex-CIA operative Sabrina De Sousa discusses what is has been like being an international fugitive, and what her future holds. 
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The Reliable Source Live 
Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discussed your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns. 
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Free Range on Food: Pie, wedding food, picky eaters and more 
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The Web Hostess: What you’re missing (or not) on the internet 
Web Hostess Monica Hesse sifts the Internet so you don’t have to, searching for meaning, manners and the next great meme. 
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