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)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


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)

More Technology News – The Washington Post


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) 

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