Category: Global Warming

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)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


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


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


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


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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Today’s Newsheadlines 10.03.12

NATION
Interior approves first section of 146-mile power line
The Obama administration says the project will improve the grid; environmentalists say it will harm public lands.
( by Darryl Fears , The Washington Post)

Duncan reaches out to teachers
The education secretary said the Obama administration understands many educators feel besieged.
( by Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post)

Md. liposuction investigation expands
The state is working with federal, Pa. and Del. officials to probe infections at a Baltimore Co. center.
( by Lena H. Sun , The Washington Post)

Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona
FBI is investigating shooting that killed one agent, wounded another; manhunt is underway in desert.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

‘Give me your tired’ but . . .
COLUMN | When it comes to entrepreneurial talent, America is experiencing a persistent immigrant brain drain.
( by Vivek Wadhwa , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Gray to unveil city playoff plans
D.C. will spend up to $76,000 per Nationals game for more police, traffic officers and inspectors.
( by Nikita Stewart , The Washington Post)

Md. governor to seek utility surcharge
Plan would add “a dollar or two” to bills, allow companies to charge in advance for serious maintenance.
( by Aaron C. Davis , The Washington Post)

Officer hurt by car
An off-duty Montgomery County police officer was trying to help motorists involved in two crashes on a slippery road when a third car crashed into him, authorities said.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Congress financial reports up
Stock Act discloses lawmakers’ financial reports online.
( by Eric Yoder , The Washington Post)

Parents protesting policy that requires more students to walk to school
Some Arlington parents are getting signatures on a petition to let their children ride the bus again.
( by Susan Svrluga , The Washington Post)

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


POLITICS
Gray to unveil city playoff plans
D.C. will spend up to $76,000 per Nationals game for more police, traffic officers and inspectors.
( by Nikita Stewart , The Washington Post)

Md. governor to seek utility surcharge
Plan would add “a dollar or two” to bills, allow companies to charge in advance for serious maintenance.
( by Aaron C. Davis , The Washington Post)

Congress financial reports up
Stock Act discloses lawmakers’ financial reports online.
( by Eric Yoder , The Washington Post)

Republicans jump on Biden ‘buried’ remark
“We agree,” Ryan says after VP says those in middle class have been “buried the last four years.”
( by Rachel Weiner , The Washington Post)

Judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID rule
A judge orders the state not to enforce the controversial requirement in this year’s elections.
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)

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


STYLE
Moving on
Her boyfriend isn’t making progress toward their planned move. What now?
(, The Washington Post)

Moderating presidential debates: harder than it looks
Moderators have to be part inquisitor, part referee, part timekeeper and part wallpaper.
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)

Singing shows as ad ammo?
“The X Factor” and “The Voice” are down in the ratings, but networks rely on such DVR-resistant reality hits.
(, The Washington Post)

Rock climber, 11, hits new heights
For Annandale girl, rock climbing is like a roller coaster ride.
(, The Washington Post)

New York’s wheely big idea
City wants to build world’s biggest Ferris wheel on Staten Island.
(, The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
In fund industry, a ‘like’ can be trouble
Companies eager to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media shy away because of federal regulations.
( by Theresa Hamacher and Robert Pozen , The Washington Post)

After election, how will Wall St. react?
For investors with angst about Nov. 6, an idea: Don’t worry about it. (But good luck with that.)
( by Cezary Podkul Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

Internet companies oppose update of child privacy law
Facebook, Twitter and Google are protesting an update of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, written before a majority of U.S. youths owned smartphones, apps began tracking locations and Facebook’s “like” button was ubiquitous on the Web.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

Decline in immigrant entre­pre­neur­s could harm economy, study warns
The proportion of new firms founded by the foreign-born is falling, and a bitter partisan divide over visa changes is blocking a remedy.
( by J.D. Harrison , The Washington Post)

The growing burden on caregivers
In the battle to contain health-care costs, more caregivers perform tasks usually left to medical staff.
(, The Washington Post)

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


SPORTS
TV and radio listings, October 3

( , The Washington Post)

No letup for Nats
One night after clinching NL East crown, the Nationals moved a step closer to claiming the best record in the National League, relying on a patchwork lineup for a 4-2 win over the Phillies.
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post)

O’s keep title hopes alive
Chris Davis’s homer in the fourth provides the decisive run in Baltimore’s 1-0 victory, sending AL East race to the season’s final day.
( by Eduardo A. Encina , The Washington Post)

A manager’s winning ways
Davey Johnson, 69, has finished first six times in an impressive career. “It never gets old,” the skipper says.
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post)

Harper comes of age when it counts
OPINION | During the stretch run, no Nat has been more valuable than the team’s 19-year-old wunderkind.
(, The Washington Post)

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TECHNOLOGY
Internet companies oppose update of child privacy law
Facebook, Twitter and Google are protesting an update of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, written before a majority of U.S. youths owned smartphones, apps began tracking locations and Facebook’s “like” button was ubiquitous on the Web.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

Facebook launches new Help Center
The social network aims to clarify privacy settings and point out new features.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Google, Microsoft in close race for second most valuable tech company
Google briefly passed Microsoft, but fell to third again in Monday trading.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Samsung can sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 again
If you were looking to pick up a Galaxy Tab 10.1, then there’s some good news for you.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?
Rise in caps has let ISPs influence the internet in subtle ways — most of which seem harmful to innovation.
( by Stacey Higginbotham | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com)

More Technology News – The Washington Post


WORLD
A central banker’s rebellion
Germany’s Jens Weidmann is using his influential pulpit to combat the European Central Bank’s bond-buying efforts to stem the debt crisis.
( by Michael Birnbaum , The Washington Post)

Libyans say few questions being asked about attack
The investigation into the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador has started slowly.
( by Michael Birnbaum and Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)

Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona
FBI is investigating shooting that killed one agent, wounded another; manhunt is underway in desert.
( by Sari Horwitz , The Washington Post)

Georgia votes opposition in
Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling party loses election after years of reform and unchallenged authority.
( by Kathy Lally , The Washington Post)

Syria’s Kurds plan for post-Assad life
The minority group has been quietly laying foundations for what it hopes will be an autonomous region.
( by Loveday Morris | Financial Times , The Washington Post)

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


EDITORIAL
The Zinger candidate
From Romney, it’s all sugary platitudes, no protein.
(, The Washington Post)

The ‘99 percent’ debate
Let’s ask questions that actually reflect Americans’ concerns.
(, The Washington Post)

The Nats take the East
And baseball delirium returns to D.C. after 88 years.
(, The Washington Post)

A Catholic in favor of Question 6

(, The Washington Post)

A McGovern poster whose time has come again

(, The Washington Post)

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Free Range on Food: Apples, cider, poaching eggs and more
Have cooking questions? We have answers. Ask us now.
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Celebritology Live
Join Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney to gab about the latest celebrity gossip and pop culture news making waves across the Web.
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The Web Hostess: What you’re missing (or not) on the internet
Web Hostess Monica Hesse sifts the Internet so you don’t have to, searching for meaning, manners and the next great meme.
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The Reliable Source Live
Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discuss your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns.
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Ask Boswell: All things Washington sports
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell answered reader questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.
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Today’s News Headlines 07.30.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
In Syria, U.S. intelligence gaps 
The United States is struggling to develop a clear understanding of opposition forces inside the country, according to U.S. officials.
(By Greg Miller and Joby Warrick) 

James Holmes appears in court 
The Colorado massacre suspect, his hair dyed reddish-orange, seemed lethargic at his first court hearing and did not speak.
(By David A. Fahrenthold and Carol D. Leonnig) 

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride dies at 61 
Sally Ride, an astronaut and physicist who in 1983 became the first American woman sent into space, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at her home in La Jolla, Calif. She was 61.
(By T. Rees Shapiro and Brian Vastag) 

More intraparty incumbent battles 
Although incumbent vs. incumbent contests won’t be decisive in determining control of the House, they disrupt friendships and help determine the future direction of both parties.
(By Rosalind S. Helderman) 

Returning migrants boost Mexico’s middle class 
In the United States, they were illegal aliens. Back home, they are new entrepreneurs using the billions of dollars earned “on the other side” to create a Mexican middle class as the U.S. economy slowed in the global recession.
(By William Booth and Nick Miroff) 

NATION
Study says young gay black men at high risk for HIV
Newly released data indicate that more than half of all U.S. black men under 30 could be infected with the virus that causes AIDS in the next decade unless improvements are made. 
( by Lena H. Sun , The Washington Post) 

Politicians praise AIDS investment, urge more spending
At the 19th Annual International AIDS Conference, powerful players from Washington and beyond had the same message: We must do more. 
( by David Brown and Alyssa A. Botelho , The Washington Post) 

James Holmes appears in court
The Colorado massacre suspect, his hair dyed reddish-orange, seemed lethargic at his first court hearing and did not speak. 
( by David A. Fahrenthold and Carol D. Leonnig , The Washington Post) 

A little bipartisan light amid the darkness in the House
FINE PRINT | There was some bipartisanship, but the House debate on a defense bill makes one wonder whether Congress can claim to be a serious legislative body. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Environmentalists target Republicans on climate
The League of Conservation Voters’ campaign will target five lawmakers who question the link between human activity and climate change, and will test how voters feel about global warming. 
( by Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post) 

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Former Prince George’s officer sentenced to almost four years
Richard J. Delabrer, a former police sergeant, helped smuggle untaxed cigarettes and alcohol from Virginia to Maryland. 
( by Ann E. Marimow and Miranda S. Spivack , The Washington Post) 

Arlington residents discuss density, streetcars
More than 120 people attend meeting of the County Board. 
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post) 

Thomas Jefferson H.S. unfair to minorities, complaint alleges
Next year’s freshman class at Thomas Jefferson H.S. includes just 4 percent black and Latino students, who represent 32 percent of Fairfax County’s overall enrollment. 
( by Emma Brown , The Washington Post) 

Federal Faces: Dan Stoneking of FEMA
FEMA’s Dan Stoneking makes sure the government and the private sector collaborate in the wake of natural disasters. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Costco gas station bill up for a vote
The Montgomery County Council will vote Tuesday on the measure, which would block the long-fought project near the Wheaton mall that some say would create a public health risk. 
( by Victor Zapana , The Washington Post) 

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


POLITICS
Engaging the private sector in emergency preparedness and response
As head of FEMA’s Private Sector Outreach, Stoneking has been instrumental in linking the government and the private sector as partners in disaster assistance. 
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post) 

GAO report fails to resolve pay dispute
A GAO report does not solve a dispute on whether federal workers are paid too much or too little compared with workers in the private sector. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Federal Faces: Dan Stoneking of FEMA
FEMA’s Dan Stoneking makes sure the government and the private sector collaborate in the wake of natural disasters. 
(, The Washington Post) 

No pay study is definitive, GAO says
Studies have reached widely varying conclusions about how federal and non-federal pay compare, but no one approach is definitive, a GAO report says. 
( by Eric Yoder and Lisa Rein , The Washington Post) 

U.S. tribalism vs. Afghan tribalism
Al Kamen’s In the Loop recommends Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s “Little America,” about the war within the U.S. war effort. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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


STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Finding the balance in parenting
What’s a good book on child-rearing for a couple looking to go “the anti-helicopter route” while still raising a civilized kid? 
(, The Washington Post) 

Quick Spins: Cooly G’s ‘Playin’ Me’
The British artist’s vocals give this album crossover appeal. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Quick Spins: Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’
An impressive second outing for Michael Angelakos’s electropop band. 
(, The Washington Post) 

In 2012, AIDS is a different beast for gay men in D.C.
Gay D.C. in 2012 is a very different place than gay D.C. 30 years ago. It’s younger and more populous. More liberated socially and more equal legally. More complacent. But we still need to talk about HIV and AIDS. 
( by Dan Zak , The Washington Post) 

Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells: A disjointed pairing
On Sunday, Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells played hour-long back-to-back sets at Merriweather Post Pavilion. But it wasn’t entirely clear why they paired up in the first place. 
( by Megan Buerger , The Washington Post) 

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BUSINESS
Why not Uncle Ben’s Crazy Housing Sale?
The time has come for Ben S. Bernanke to announce that the Fed intends to begin buying huge numbers of mortgage-backed securities with the simple intention of bringing the interest rate on a 30-year mortgage down to about 2.5 percent and holding it there for one year, and one year only. 
(, The Washington Post) 

iOS 6 may not require you to enter password when downloading free apps 

( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

GeoEye, DigitalGlobe agree to $900 million merger
Herndon-based GeoEye will combine with its one-time competitor, pending regulatory approval. 
( by Steven Overly , The Washington Post) 

Spain fears pull down stocks
Spanish borrowing costs soared for the third-straight trading day on Monday, driving European and U.S. markets downward. 
( by Michael Birnbaum and Steven Mufson , The Washington Post) 

Amazon working on multiple Kindle Fires, report says
Amazon is reportedly working on “up to five or six tablets” in different sizes, including a 10-inch tablet that could be a potential competitor to Apple’s iPad. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: July 24
TV and radio listings: July 24 
(, The Washington Post) 

O’s settle for three out of four
Justin Masterson pitches into the eighth inning and prevents Baltimore from completing a four-game sweep in Cleveland. 
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post) 

Harper propels Nats past Mets
Bryce Harper belts a home run in his first at-bat in New York, then singles in the 10th inning to help Washington break it open. 
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post) 

ACC coaches react to Penn St. sanctions
Though Monday represented the final day of the ACC’s football kickoff, the upcoming season was largely overshadowed by the Penn State situation. 
( by Mark Giannotto , The Washington Post) 

No job, but a shot at gold
Maryland native Suzanne Stettinius delayed getting a job for a chance at a medal in the modern pentathlon in the Olympics. 
( by Matt Breen , The Washington Post) 

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TECHNOLOGY
iOS 6 may not require you to enter password when downloading free apps 

( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

Amazon working on multiple Kindle Fires, report says
Amazon is reportedly working on “up to five or six tablets” in different sizes, including a 10-inch tablet that could be a potential competitor to Apple’s iPad. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S III units
The Galaxy S III is selling fast, as analysts expect a slow quarter for the iPhone 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Google sells out of Nexus 7 16GB model
Users looking to buy the Nexus 7 16GB version are encouraged to enter their e-mail addresses in order to be notified when the company gets more in stock. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

16GB Nexus 7 tablet sells out
It appears that the company did not prepare for the tremendous demand the device has attracted thus far. 
( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com) 

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WORLD
Cross-border shelling raises tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Officials say insurgents continue to shell Konar province from the Pakistani side of the border. 
( by Sayed Salahuddin , The Washington Post) 

Returning migrants boost Mexico’s middle class
In the United States, they were illegal aliens. Back home, they are new entrepreneurs using the billions of dollars earned “on the other side” to create a Mexican middle class as the U.S. economy slowed in the global recession. 
( by William Booth and Nick Miroff in SANTA MARIA DEL REFUGIO, Mexico , The Washington Post) 

James Holmes appears in court
The Colorado massacre suspect, his hair dyed reddish-orange, seemed lethargic at his first court hearing and did not speak. 
( by David A. Fahrenthold and Carol D. Leonnig , The Washington Post) 

A little bipartisan light amid the darkness in the House
FINE PRINT | There was some bipartisanship, but the House debate on a defense bill makes one wonder whether Congress can claim to be a serious legislative body. 
(, The Washington Post) 

In Syria, U.S. intelligence gaps
The United States is struggling to develop a clear understanding of opposition forces inside the country, according to U.S. officials. 
( by Greg Miller and Joby Warrick , The Washington Post) 

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


EDITORIAL
The next massacre
A murderous rampage we will not try to stop. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Report cites shortage of of public hospital beds for mentally ill
Maryland and Virginia both lost a significant number of public psychiatric hospital beds between 2005 and 2010, a new report says. 
( by Justin Moyer , The Washington Post) 

Mayhem, made in Europe
How the continent enables U.S. gun culture. 
(, The Washington Post) 

The secret in Romney’s taxes
His firm stand reveals more than anything we’ll find. 
(, The Washington Post) 

The betrayal of Happy Valley
Care for Jerry Sandusky’s victims is critical. 
( by John M. White , The Washington Post) 

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Free Range on Food: Grilling fruit, corn many ways and more
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Chat with The Container Store’s college organizing expert, Kelly Vrtis | Home Front
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Tuesdays with Moron: Chatological Humor Update
Gene Weingarten brings you an update to his monthly Chatological Humor live chat. 
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Dr. Gridlock
The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues. 
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Dr. Gridlock
The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues. 
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