Today’s News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event raises $200,000 for National Arboretum

( by Vanessa Small , The Washington Post) 

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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: June 26 

(, The Washington Post) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Headlines 06.22.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
1984 Bain Capital money photo captured Romney on eve of major success 
A snapshot of Mitt Romney and his fellow Bain Capital founders with $10 and $20 bills chronicles a moment when Romney was about to become wildly successful in business — but it also embodies one of his challenges as a candidate: his wealth. 
(By Philip Rucker) 

Mubarak lawyer denies report that former president is ‘clinically dead’ 
Mubarak was moved to a military hospital after suffering a stroke late Tuesday.
(By Ernesto Londoño and Ingy Hassieb) 

Officials: U.S., Israel developed Flame virus to slow Iran nuclear efforts 
The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, according to Western officials.
(By Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate) 

Obama hopeful that European leaders will act to rescue financial system 
At G-20 meeting, Obama offers cautious optimism, but no specific plans have been revealed.
(By David Nakamura) 

U-Va. board member, professor quit amid uproar over Sullivan’s ouster 
Vice rector says he hopes his resignation will “begin a needed healing process” following president’s ouster.
(By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise) 

NATION
Russian ship carrying helicopters to Syria turns back
A British insurer cancels coverage after being warned by the British government that the delivery would violate European Union sanctions. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

Investigators recommend punishment for Koran burning
U.S. military investigators have recommended servicemembers face possible administrative punishment, but no criminal charges, for their role in the incineration of Korans in Afghanistan. 
( by Greg Jaffe , The Washington Post) 

Jerry Sandusky trial: Wife Dottie defends husband
Sandusky’s wife Dottie took the stand, and testified that she never knew of any inappropriate behavior by him toward any of the eight accusers. 
( by Joel Achenbach , The Washington Post) 

FBI gets a broader role in coordinating domestic intelligence
The move is meant to improve collaboration among intelligence agencies, but it is causing friction with the CIA. 
( by Greg Miller , The Washington Post) 

Americans see environment deteriorating
On the eve of a conference on the state of the planet, a new Washington Post poll shows that most Americans think the world’s natural environment has deteriorated over the past decade, and more than six in 10 say human activity is making the problem worse. 
( by Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement , The Washington Post) 

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LOCAL
A ‘troubling’ report about charter schools
A federal study says that public charter schools enroll fewer children with disabilities than traditional public schools. 
( by Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post) 

U-Va. chooses Zeithaml as interim president
Colleagues and competitors of UVA dean Carl Zeithaml are lauding his selection as interim president after the controversial ouster of president Teresa Sullivan. 
( by Annys Shin , The Washington Post) 

D.C. Jesuit parish closing
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a 153-year-old Jesuit parish known for an eclectic congregation of students, homeless people and social justice activists, will close this summer. 
( by Michelle Boorstein , The Washington Post) 

Montgomery residents home during burglaries
Police say that 23 thefts have been reported in the upper part of the county since April 6. Also, neighborhoods there were the victims of cars being stolen or items taken out of them. 
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post) 

Lorton arts center faces red ink
Huge debts at Fairfax County’s Workhouse Arts Center jeopardize arts venue. 
( by Fredrick Kunkle , The Washington Post) 

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POLITICS
Fourth generation of Zumwalt family receives Bronze Star
Former Navy Lt. James Zumwalt, who served in Iraq, follows in the footsteps of relatives back to WWII. 
( by Steve Vogel , The Washington Post) 

In Michigan, Romney sees opportunity during nostalgic homecoming
Romney is bullish about his chances to become the first Republican presidential nominee to win Michigan in a quarter century, buoyed both by his faith in his family’s good name here as well as by recent state polls showing a tightening race with President Obama 
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post) 

Obama hopeful that European leaders will act to rescue financial system
At G-20 meeting, Obama offers cautious optimism, but no specific plans have been revealed. 
( by David Nakamura , The Washington Post) 

Lorton arts center faces red ink
Huge debts at Fairfax County’s Workhouse Arts Center jeopardize arts venue. 
( by Fredrick Kunkle , The Washington Post) 

Walking Sister Corita’s bumpy road
American nuns face much of the official repression artist and Sister Corita Kent tried fight off in 1960s. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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STYLE
Wife dreads exhausting visits with extrovert husband’s family
Carolyn Hax’s advice: For introvert, quantity of social time comes at expense of quality. 
(, The Washington Post) 

‘African Cosmos’ looks to the heavens
In paintings, carvings and masks, the Smithsonian examines human ties with celestial phenomena. 
( by Lonnae O’Neal Parker , The Washington Post) 

TV: NBC drafts Todd Palin
The husband of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will compete with other celebrities on thereality series “Stars Earn Stripes.” 
(, The Washington Post) 

Backstage: Patricia Wettig in “The Normal Heart”
Patricia Wettig, known for many TV roles, is back onstage in “The Normal Heart” at Arena Stage. 
( by Jessica Goldstein , The Washington Post) 

Good to Go: Kohinoor Dhaba in Arlington
Even though the sprawling a la carte menu is Punjab-inspired, the $9.95 buffet is the way to go. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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BUSINESS
Pizza chains oppose plan to post calorie counts for pies
Pizza chains, citing scores of ways to make a pie, oppose proposed menu labeling plan to post calorie counts in restaurants. 
( by Dina ElBoghdady , The Washington Post) 

Microsoft aims to straddle two worlds with new Surface tablet
Several years behind its Silicon Valley rivals, Microsoft is betting it can play catch-up on tablets and smartphones by leveraging its dominance in the workplace and its success in the living room. 
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post) 

Fed expected to do more stimulus
The Federal Reserve is expected to extend a program intended to provide a modest push to economic growth by bringing down long-term interest rates. 
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post) 

Walgreens buys stake in Alliance Boots
The move makes for a strategic partnership between the U.S.’s largest drug store chain and a pharmacy and beauty company. 
( by Sarah Halzack , The Washington Post) 

Facebook explains reporting tool 
On Tuesday, Facebook released an infographic that explains the process of reporting/marking as spam a little more, and drew back the curtain on what happens when its users report to the site. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

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SPORTS
OPINION | LeBron deserves his due
Miami’s LeBron James has a gritty performance for the ages in a crucial Game 4 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Miami takes command of series
The Heat edges the Thunder to take a 3-1 series lead despite missing a hobbled LeBron James for parts of the fourth quarter. 
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post) 

Wang produces a clunker in Nats’ loss
Chien-Ming Wang yields five runs over 3 1/3 innings and Rays relief pitcher Joel Peralta is ejected for having a foreign substance on his glove. 
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post) 

Santana, Mets blank O’s
Baltimore is shut out for the second straight game as New York’s Johan Santana is too much to handle. 
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post) 

Zimmerman works through slump
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman admits his shoulder isn’t 100 percent, but says “if I wasn’t good enough to play, I wouldn’t be out there.” 
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post) 

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TECHNOLOGY
Facebook explains reporting tool 
On Tuesday, Facebook released an infographic that explains the process of reporting/marking as spam a little more, and drew back the curtain on what happens when its users report to the site. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Review: MacBook Pro with Retina display
Should you buy it over the standard Pro? 
( by Ross Miller | TheVerge.com , TheVerge.com) 

‘Civilization V: Gods & Kings’ review
Strategic combat finally feels strategic. 
( by Russ Pitts | TheVerge.com , TheVerge.com) 

Microsoft Surface: Five things we don’t know
Questions remain about the Microsoft Surface tablet. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Should Netflix buy Spotify?
Netflix and Spotify are a bit like two peas in a pod: Both are championing all-you-can-eat subscription packages over transactional models for online media. Both are trying to establish themselves as global leaders. Both have the potential to disrupt traditional business models. Both want to be on as many devices as possible. Maybe they should just join forces, with Netflix buying the smaller Spotify? 
( by Janko Roettgers | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com) 

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WORLD
Russian ship carrying helicopters to Syria turns back
A British insurer cancels coverage after being warned by the British government that the delivery would violate European Union sanctions. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

Investigators recommend punishment for Koran burning
U.S. military investigators have recommended servicemembers face possible administrative punishment, but no criminal charges, for their role in the incineration of Korans in Afghanistan. 
( by Greg Jaffe , The Washington Post) 

Among Syrian rebels, a shared sense of commitment
Rebels lack training or heavy weapons but desperately want to remove President Bashar al-Assad. 
( by Austin Tice , The Washington Post) 

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Embassy of Ecuador in London
Ecuadoran officials say they are considering WikiLeaks founder’s request. 
( by Anthony Faiola and Karla Adam , The Washington Post) 

Mubarak lawyer denies report that former president is ‘clinically dead’
Mubarak was moved to a military hospital after suffering a stroke late Tuesday. 
( by Ernesto Londoño and Ingy Hassieb , The Washington Post) 

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EDITORIAL
Debasing the presidency
Conservatives encourage vulgarity towards Obama. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Ending the super PAC farce
A constitutional campaign-finance amendment? 
(, The Washington Post) 

The other war on women 
The National Organization for Women insults Laura Bush. 
(, The Washington Post) 

A nuclear impasse with Iran
U.S. must be prepared if Tehran rejects a deal. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Picking a fight with the airports authority
Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s firing of board member ups the ante. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron
Gene Weingarten takes polls and chats about his recent columns. 
(, vForum) 

Eugene Robinson Live
Eugene Robinson live chatted about the latest news in the presidential campaigns. 
(, vForum) 

Does your business model need tweaking?
Joyce Russell discussed jobs, negotiations and salary issues. 
(, vForum) 

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

Swat Summer Medical Myths
Reexamining summer medical myths 
(, vForum) 

Today’s News Headlines 06.21.12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: June 21

(, The Washington Post)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oakland Neighborhoods Desensitized to the Violence

While certainly Oakland is on the upswing in most areas traditionally, inhabited by a melting pot of people. Downtown is being taken over by the Shorenstein Corporation, a major owner of commercial buildings in San Francisco. The quality of life in the “Uptown Area” is finally blossoming. Jack London Square is our “SOMA” with all of the loft apartments, high-rise condos, eclectic restaurants of which the affluent are coming and establishing roots in an area no so long ago affectionately known as the “produce district”, well it is still sorta but the lofts, and high rent apartments are becoming more of a reality everyday. Most Oakland residents, longtime, new and transplanted from San Francisco, have developed a sense of pride for Oakland regardless of the sensational headlines received. Most people’s perception about the crime is that it occurs in East Oakland, Lower Park Blvd., and West Oakland. Crime is now infiltrating the traditional affluent neighborhoods, namely the Temescal neighborhoods, North Oakland’s Rockridge and more. As a resident of Oakland and community member, I have been desensitized to the violence, it is common knowledge to read, hear on the radio, see on television some type of violent event on a daily in Oakland. While that is very disturbing, it is not uncommon in most major cities today. However, now the violence is creeping into the so called “nice neighborhoods” people are starting to take notice and, say to themselves we have a problem! Our police department is understaffed, riddled with financial constraints, low moral and has to focus on violent crime as opposed to lessor crimes in nature, i.e., property crime against a home, car or valuables or possibly violent crime against an individual in the “nicer neighborhoods”. The response time is triaged due to the nature of the crime. Generally, when you call the police the first question asked is “did someone die, or get hurt”? We live in a society today, where violence is systematic due to unemployment, lack of employment, eroding of family values, and a general disregard for life. We cannot expect for the the police to post a guard on every corner, we have to band together as a community and say enough is enough. It has been debated that community crime prevention programs, or strategies help facilitate changes in the infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. However, I feel that while diversity of these approaches is necessary, we must include neighborhood watches, and community policing. Community leaders, should seek ways to engage residents as opposed to enraging and taxing them, include faith-based organizations in addressing the factors that contribute to the neighborhoods crime, and disorder.

AeroSoul 3: Urban Hieroglyphics from Khemet 2 Aztian

AeroSoul is both a Social Action and a Cultural Celebration. Black/African icons of the Aerosol Art movement from around the world will come together to promote the essence of Spray Can Writing culture. By participating in this exhibit of racial and cultural unity, artists will demonstrate the creative benefits of the art form, including how it is a means to address many of the social ills facing the black/brown community today, as well as a tool for collective empowerment and cultural liberation. Hosted by the Universal Zulu Nation, the July 13th opening is an opportunity to celebrate culture and the high caliber works of iconic artists of the movement. Many of the artists will be present to share and discuss their works. All Hip Hop cultural elements will be represented at the opening event through music, spoken word, dance, and visual art. It will be open to all ages and free to the public. (Wheel Chair Accessible)

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