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) 

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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) 

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


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)

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