Sunday News Headlines 10.21.12

NATION
Rapid expansion of U.S.-trained Afghan security force comes at a cost
Soldiers, policemen far from ready to take over country, casting doubt on Pentagon’s focus on numbers.
( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post)
Meningitis outbreak puts researchers in unexplored territory
New form of the disease is without precedent.
( by David Brown , The Washington Post)
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LOCAL
Problems thwart replacement of overpass in Md.
Crews had to halt plans to remove an old section of an overpass for the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)
Land-use decisions haunt Alexandria City Council election
Development drives questions in Alexandria’s City Council race
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)

Kaine, Allen hunt for votes
Senate candidates spent Saturday making in-person appeals.
( by Ben Pershing and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Opponents of Virginia power line plan say it zaps James River’s history
Utility wants to build transmission line, towers across river, navigated by the first Colonial settlers in 1607.
(, The Washington Post)
Students hope for ‘Dream’
Montgomery College already gives qualified undocumented students a break on tuition.
( by Nick Anderson , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Land-use decisions haunt Alexandria City Council election
Development drives questions in Alexandria’s City Council race
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)
Kaine, Allen hunt for votes
Senate candidates spent Saturday making in-person appeals.
( by Ben Pershing and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Obama and Romney hit final stretch
As a close presidential campaign reaches its last two weeks, candidates make final arguments.
( by Karen Tumulty , The Washington Post)
Maryland gambling issue has netted $56 million from companies for ads
The money is being shelled out at a rate of $6 million a week and exceeds what the candidates spent in Maryland’s last two gubernatorial races combined.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)
Obama outspent Romney in September
The president is pressing his financial advantage over his Republican challenger, spending more than twice as much money in September, according to new federal disclosure documents.
( by T.W. Farnam , The Washington Post)
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STYLE
Friend the one venting and shoot the messenger
A sister-in-law vents about her difficult life and a mutual friend betrays the confidence. Don’t dismiss the message just because the messenger botched the job.
(, The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
TechBits: Paper
With easy social media sharing and a nifty “rewind” feature, Paper makes for a good free notebook app for iPad, though it could use more color.
(, The Washington Post)

TechBits: Pocket Planes
This oddly compelling mobile game aims to make you an airline tycoon one plane at a time.
(, The Washington Post)
Debt settlement rarely works
Only about one in 10 consumers participating in debt-settlement programs actually ends up debt-free in the promised period of time, according to a consumer alert.
(, The Washington Post)

U.S. jobs or more outsourcing?
This could be the question faced by one mortgage-servicing company.
( by Allan Sloan and Doris Burke Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)
BP’s pivotal, multi-billion-dollar moment
Oil giant must decide whether to sell stake in Russian oil venture and must settle with the Justice Department on the 2010 oil spill.
( by Steven Mufson , The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: Oct. 21
(, The Washington Post)
United clinches postseason berth
Lewis Neal scores in the closing moments as D.C. United secures its first playoff berth in five seasons in front of its largest home crowd of the season.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)
Cavs lose sixth in a row, fall to Deacons
Chad Hedlund’s three field goals and Wake Forest’s improved defense help beat mistake-prone Virginia.
( by Hank Kurz Jr. , The Washington Post)
Midshipmen win third straight
Keenan Reynolds throws a four-yard touchdown pass to Matt Aiken with just over two minutes remaining as Navy rallies past visiting Indiana.
( by Gene Wang , The Washington Post)
E. Roosevelt rises up
Raiders Coach Tom Green changes up his personnel, and the result is a 39-0 win over previously unbeaten DuVal.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)
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WORLD
Rapid expansion of U.S.-trained Afghan security force comes at a cost
Soldiers, policemen far from ready to take over country, casting doubt on Pentagon’s focus on numbers.
( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post)
Lebanon’s government under pressure
Anti-Syrian opposition urges ouster of Hezbollah-led government after top official’s assassination.
( by Liz Sly , The Washington Post)

Golden Dawn rises in Greece
To fulfill its promise of a Greece for Greeks alone, the party appears willing to go to great lengths.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)
In Japan, more fossil fuels, more greenhouse gas
With nuclear plants idled, Japan backs away from old emissions-cutting targets
( by Chico Harlan in TOKYO , The Washington Post)
Beirut killing raises fear of Syria effect
Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan had been closely allied to Lebanon’s anti-Syrian factions.
( by Liz Sly and Ahmed Ramadan , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Investigating Jim Graham
A test for D.C.’s new ethics panel
(, The Washington Post)
Promises and Pell grants
The presidential candidates like federal tuition aid, but they won’t address a looming shortfall.
(, The Washington Post)
Mr. Romney’s leaky bucket
Capping deductions won’t raise enough to pay for his tax cut.
(, The Washington Post)
The path to cultural diversity
(, The Washington Post)
How Teddy won
(, The Washington Post)
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