TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS NATION 08.26.12

9 wounded outside Empire State Building all hit by police gunfire
Evidence indicates all the victims were hit by fragments or bullets fired by police. Officials said the officers had no choice but to shoot.
( by Tom Hays and Verena Dobnik , The Washington Post)
Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon, dies at 82
The astronaut, whose “one small step” on the moon immortalized him in the annals of space exploration, recently had cardiac bypass surgery.
( by Paul Duggan , The Washington Post)
China’s arms flooding sub-Saharan Africa
China has stood apart from other major arms exporters for its assertive challenge to U.N. authority, routinely refusing to cooperate with U.N. arms experts and flexing its diplomatic muscle to protect its allies.
( by Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
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LOCAL
A bit of a wet patch in a dry year
August is on track to break a seven-month run of below-normal precipitation.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)
Still searching for insights
Sacrifice and significance of the Second Battle of Manassas is recalled during sesquicentennial.
( by Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)
Refuge from racism at a crossroads
Young Highland Beach, Md., residents lose their connection to what made the community so special.
( by Annys Shin , The Washington Post)
Deep need in an area of affluence
Montgomery County students get ready to go back to class, some with free school supplies.
( by J. Freedom du Lac , The Washington Post)

Southeast man killed by police during confrontation
Albert Jermaine Payton, 24, died of his wounds at a hospital. Police said he was brandishing a knife and failed to comply with their orders to drop it.
( by Martin Weil and Clarence Williams , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
Ron Paul fans throw a party without guest of honor
The crowd, or what’s left of it, celebrates the Republican candidate with a subdued festival.
( by Jason Horowitz , The Washington Post)
Isaac delays GOP convention
GOP officials announced late Saturday that they would open the convention on Monday morning and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon.
( by Dan Balz and Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)
Republican convention cancels Monday events due to TS Isaac
GOP officials announced late Saturday that they would open the convention on Monday morning and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)
It’s showtime for Romney
THE TAKE | He needs a big week in Tampa to show voters he really can fix the economy.
(, The Washington Post)
Eight questions going into the Republican National Convention
Can Romney reintroduce himself? What roles will Christie, Santorum and Ryan play? Will Romney-Ryan take the lead?
( by Dan Balz , The Washington Post)
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STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Stepmothers have to carry some wicked baggage
Remembering a stepmother who was a second mother in every sense.
(, The Washington Post)

Drake joins Meek Mill at the Fillmore
Meek Mill has managed to get some star rappers to make surprise appearances with him on tour; Friday, Drake shocked the crowd at the Fillmore.
( by Sarah Godfrey , The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
Some hospital networks also become insurers
North Shore-LIJ Health System, with 15 hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers in Long Island and New York City, is laying the groundwork to be an insurer, as well as a provider of health care.
( by Roni Caryn Rabin | Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News , The Washington Post)
Turning mobile device into math whiz
AppCylon’s calculator app comes in handy for math homework.
(, The Washington Post)
Pinterest for iPad, Android
Pinterest is expanding its app empire to include the iPad and Android devices.
(, The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
Baker’s comeback reaches U.S. Open
After years of injuries, the 27-year-old is finally healthy and looking to continue his improbable run this week at Flushing Meadows.
( by Matt Brooks , The Washington Post)
Fr. Collegiate opens with 21-6 win over St. John’s
Friendship Collegiate begins the season with a 21-6 victory over St. John’s of the WCAC.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)
Nats hit another pothole in Philly
Starter Gio Gonzalez stumbles out of the gate, allowing two runs before recording a second out as Washington stumbles for a second consecutive night.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)
OPINION | Misplaced hero worship
Sixteen years ago, Betsy Andreu said she heard Lance Armstrong admit he took PEDs. Will people start believing her now?
(, The Washington Post)
Impact shuts out United
Washington plays its third of five matches in a two-week period. “These two weeks are going to be a grind,” says coach Ben Olsen.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)
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WORLD
As Paralympics start, Britain’s disabled decry cuts
Hundreds of thousands of disabled Britons are seeing their benefits cut or facing the prospect of diminished or eliminated aid under the Conservative-led coalition government.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)
Syrian troops press attack on Damascus suburb, killing scores
Killings appeared to be part of a campaign in recent days to root out rebel fighters and their supporters.
( by Babak Dehghanpisheh , The Washington Post)
China’s arms flooding sub-Saharan Africa
China has stood apart from other major arms exporters for its assertive challenge to U.N. authority, routinely refusing to cooperate with U.N. arms experts and flexing its diplomatic muscle to protect its allies.
( by Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
Broken pledges hinder E.U. recovery
Gap between European governments’ words and deeds on measures to address debt has helped prolong two-year-old crisis.
( by Edward Cody in PARIS , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Waiting for a serious campaign
Will a responsible candidate please stand up?
(, The Washington Post)
Clean as a whistle in D.C.
A comprehensive review finds that students didn’t cheat to improve their test scores.
(, The Washington Post)
Realities of gaming
(, The Washington Post)

Go ‘all in’ with Strasburg
(, The Washington Post)

Two types of hate groups
(, The Washington Post)

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