Trending Now: News Headlines 01.02.13

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Renditions continue under Obama
Secret detention of three in Djibouti shows administration’s continued embrace of controversial practice.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)
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LOCAL
D.C.-area lawmakers divide along unusual lines on ‘fiscal cliff’ vote
Only one of Virginia’s three House Democrats voted with the majority to pass legislation to avoid “fiscal cliff”
( by Ben Pershing , The Washington Post)
Former GWU president Lloyd Elliott dies at 94
Elliott played a key role in transforming GWU from a commuter school into a selective university.
( by Emma Brown , The Washington Post)

D.C. police chief has ordered 15 bars, clubs closed this year
Opinion is divided on whether Chief Cathy Lanier is making appropriate use of her emergency power.
( by Peter Hermann , The Washington Post)
Prince William officer killed in crash had sirens on and green light
Police released more information about the death of Officer Chris Yung, 35, on Monday afternoon.
( by Peter Hermann , The Washington Post)
Arlington housing to take center stage
New board chairman focuses on affordable rents for residents.
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Texas among 10 states facing lawsuits over education funding
Since 1984, the state’s school-funding system has been challenged six times, most recently in 2005.
( by Ben Wieder , The Washington Post)
D.C.-area lawmakers divide along unusual lines on ‘fiscal cliff’ vote
Only one of Virginia’s three House Democrats voted with the majority to pass legislation to avoid “fiscal cliff”
( by Ben Pershing , The Washington Post)
Action to avert ‘cliff’ leaves federal employees with uncertainty
Budget cuts for government agencies continue to loom just two months down the road.
(, The Washington Post)
Bethesda Row construction project agitates residents, businesses
Construction on a mixed-use building in downtown Bethesda will be completed in 2015.
( by Victor Zapana , The Washington Post)
For Korean War vets, Tournament of Roses is ‘the parade they never got’
Pentagon sponsors float in nationally televised event to raise awareness of anniversary of often-overlooked war.
( by Steve Vogel , The Washington Post)
More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post


STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Seeking support during husband’s cancer diagnosis
How to get the help you need and support a loved one without making it “about you.”
(, The Washington Post)
Good to Go: Sprig & Sprout in Glover Park
Pho and Vietnamese sandwiches are made to order.
( by Andrea Adleman , The Washington Post)
Love of pizza, beach, words adds up to book
Aidan Meath, a 10-year-old boy from Bethesda, wrote a book.
(, The Washington Post)
Georgetown’s Kickk Spott is a slice of heaven for local sneakerheads
It’s the only boutique destination in the area for high-end sneakers.
( by Ryan Little , The Washington Post)
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to take up residence in Washington
By moving to the capital, she hopes the public will “sit down and have a conversation” with her about the craft.
(, The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
Auto sales saved the economy in 2012
WONKBLOG | Despite recalls and U.S. downturn, dealerships had highest sales since 2008 crisis hit.
( by Brad Plumer , The Washington Post)
Congress approves ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
Bill will increase taxes for the rich, shield the middle class and extend emergency unemployment benefits.
( by Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman , The Washington Post)
‘Fiscal cliff’ deal ignores threats to the economy both now and down the road
Bill avoids austerity but doesn’t tame dangers of national default, high unemployment or swelling debt.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)
‘Fiscal cliff’ bill is a bitter pill for House’s tea partiers to swallow
Conservatives grudgingly accept bill embodying everything tea party backers hate about Washington.
( by David A. Fahrenthold, Rosalind S. Helderman and Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)

Get it right in this new year
COLUMN | Here’s a roundup of personal finance information to keep your eye on this upcoming year.
(, The Washington Post)
More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis – The Washington Post


SPORTS
TV and radio listings: January 2
(, The Washington Post)

Mavericks end slide, handle Wizards
Vince Carter regains his youth for a day, scoring 23 points to help Dallas end a six-game losing streak.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
Best of the Ravens’ regular season
A look at the highlights from the Baltimore Ravens’ regular season.
( by Jeff Zrebiec , The Washington Post)
Maryland defeats IUPUI
ACC schedule begins Saturday against Virginia Tech, and Coach Turgeon thinks his team is ready.
( by Alex Prewitt , The Washington Post)
‘Just another kick’
Stoic SoCal native Kai Forbath, Redskins’ rookie kicker, hit a record 17 straight to start his career.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)
More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More – The Washington Post


WORLD
Renditions continue under Obama
Secret detention of three in Djibouti shows administration’s continued embrace of controversial practice.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)
The Syrian conflict is having a profound effect on children
“The children’s thoughts are in red,” said a school principal about the war’s impact on the young.
( by Carol Morello , The Washington Post)
Indian border state grapples with rising drug epidemic
Joblessness, flood of Afghan heroin and easily available pharmaceuticals fuel drug use in Punjab state.
( by Simon Denyer , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
The D.C. Council’s resolutions
Here’s hoping the members put better behavior on the list.
(, The Washington Post)
Assassinating Clinton’s character
The attacks on the secretary of state during her illness have been cruel and unfair.
(, The Washington Post)
Longshoremen lessons
How workers can succeed in a high-tech world.
(, The Washington Post)
Rash words on Israeli settlements
Harmful rhetoric from all sides.
(, The Washington Post)
Congress’s feeble finish
Having set the stage for major reforms, lawmakers instead elect to do almost nothing.
(, The Washington Post)
More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials – The Washington Post


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