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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

More Technology News – The Washington Post


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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