Morning News Headlines 01.01.13

realtalklogoNATION
Excess-profits tax on contractors during wartime is long overdue
FINE PRINT | For the new year, a radical national security idea that should have happened years ago.
(, The Washington Post)
Hillary Clinton’s blood clot in her skull, doctors say.
The secretary of State did not sustain a stroke or neurological damage, her spokesman said late Monday.
( by David Brown and Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)
Exercise DVDs for the new year offer ways to lose weight and get fit
Also: AARP magazine suggests tips for caregivers coping with their stressed lives.
(, The Washington Post)
How to recover from surgery faster
Wise patients know what to expect in the hospital, use painkillers wisely and plan for after-discharge care.
( by Consumers Union of United States , The Washington Post)
An antibiotic didn’t help get rid of a lower respiratory tract infection
Study of 2,000 adults finds that amoxicillin didn’t work any better than a placebo.
(, The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Prince William motorcycle officer dies in collision
Officer Chris Yung, 35, was killed in Manassas while responding to a call.
( by Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)

WWI-era Navy mine ‘rendered safe’
Authorities detonate an unexploded Navy mine dating to World War I found in St. Mary’s County.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)
Metro police announcement is white noise to some riders
The Metro Transit Police chief’s voice accompanies countless Metro rides, but are riders listening?
( by Mark Berman , The Washington Post)
Homicides decrease in Washington region
The District recorded 88 killings in 2012, down from 108 in 2011.
( by Allison Klein , The Washington Post)
Odd bills back on agenda for Va. lawmakers
Legislative proposals often reflect constituents’ concerns back home
( by Errin Haines , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Helping VA rehabilitate those with multiple wounds of war
Micaela Cornis-Pop oversees more than 110 rehabilitation facilities around the country, helping the VA stay at the forefront of developments in treating traumatic brain injury and other medical issues facing injured veterans.
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post)
After a ‘cliff’ deal, what next?
The accord would set the stage for more discord between Obama and congressional Republicans.
( by Rosalind S. Helderman , The Washington Post)
It’s Biden, McConnell to the rescue once again
Vice president, Senate minority leader struck late deals in 2010 tax-cut fight, 2011 debt-ceiling crisis.
( by David A. Fahrenthold and Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)
Odd bills back on agenda for Va. lawmakers
Legislative proposals often reflect constituents’ concerns back home
( by Errin Haines , The Washington Post)
New abortion clinic regulations approved by McDonnell
Clinics say strict building codes could put them out of business
( by Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
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STYLE
Mom worries successful daughter’s boyfriend may be a freeloader
How can Mom come to terms with this relationship?
(, The Washington Post)

‘Watch Night’ services commemorate a turning point for African Americans
On 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation, Fort Washington church rings in new year.
( by Lonnae O’Neal Parker , The Washington Post)
Storm names: Public service or just a lot of hot air?
The Weather Channel defends its practice of naming storms
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)
Mark your calendars, or not: 2013’s weirdest holidays
Some unusual observances in the coming year include National Yo-Yo Day and Get a Different Name Day.
(, The Washington Post)
On ‘Downton Abbey,’ aspic matters
Extensive research goes into the fare shown in the kitchen and on the table in the hit PBS series.
( by Becky Krystal , The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
Senate approves deal to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’
Bipartisan measure passes 89-8 in rare New Year’s morning vote.
( by Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane , The Washington Post)
Tax increase coming for many Americans
With end of payroll tax holiday, 2013 bill will rise regardless of “fiscal cliff” resolution.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post)
White House likes what it sees in possible deal and chance to win battle.
Proposal could raise taxes $600 billion over 10 years, impose few cuts and open door to more gains.
(, The Washington Post)
Amazon apologizes for Christmas Eve outage affecting Netflix
A disruption in Amazon’s cloud-computing services hindered Netflix customers from watching movies.
( by Danielle Kucera Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Chavez Suffers Complications After Fourth Cancer Operation
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez suffered a new setback in his battle against cancer, forcing his vice president and chosen successor to stay on in Cuba as the president struggles to recover from a respiratory infection.
( by Jose Orozco, Corina Pons and Charlie Devereux Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: January 1
(, The Washington Post)
For Morris, it’s too good to be believed
COLUMN | Redskins rookie Alfred Morris puts his signature on finale to a Hollywood-script regular season.
(, The Washington Post)
Shanahan might get new offer
Redskins are seriously considering negotiating a contract extension this offseason with their head coach.
( by Mark Maske , The Washington Post)
Hamilton has D.C. pipeline at Stanford
Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton had deep Washington roots, and uses them to give Stanford an edge.
( by Chelsea Janes , The Washington Post)
Wizards get closer to full strength
John Wall and Trevor Ariza return to the practice court, although neither participate in full-contact drills.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
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TECHNOLOGY
Tech trends to watch in 2013
What consumer trends will we see in the next year?
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Five security resolutions for 2013
Protect yourself before you wreck yourself.
( by Meghan Kelly | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
Year in Review: Technology
A look at what major tech companies did in 2012.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Why 2012 was the year we started to care about tech policy
If 2012 has taught us anything, it’s that the average, often faceless Internet user’s voice can make a difference like never before.
( by Tom Cheredar | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
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WORLD
N. Korea’s Kim says he wants peace with South
Supreme leader calls for détente, but with conditions South Korea’s new president will find difficult to accept.
( by Chico Harlan , The Washington Post)
Excess-profits tax on contractors during wartime is long overdue
FINE PRINT | For the new year, a radical national security idea that should have happened years ago.
(, The Washington Post)
Weeks after truce with Hamas, Israel lets more building materials into Gaza
Limited amount of gravel heads to private construction projects, but Gazans say it’s still not enough.
( by Joel Greenberg , The Washington Post)
Pakistan releases eight Taliban prisoners
Islamabad said it hopes the release will facilitate the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.
( by Shaiq Hussain , The Washington Post)
Muted New Year’s celebrations in India after gang-rape victim’s death
Many Indians decided not to celebrate the advent of 2013 out of respect for the 23-year-old victim.
( by Rama Lakshmi , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
The new year
‘Fear itself’: FDR’s words are even more true today.
(, The Washington Post)
Stop the gun madness
The new year is a time for action.
(, The Washington Post)
An F for effort
Tuition aid shields colleges from hard budgetary choices.
(, The Washington Post)
Republicans adrift
In more ways than one, the party is out to sea.
(, The Washington Post)
Vanden Heuvel: It’s past time to fix the economy
Stop trying to figure out how best to hurt it.
(, The Washington Post)
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News Headlines 10.31.12

NATION
Vast storm packs wallop for millions
The awesome scale of Sandy meant an extraordinary number of people received close to a direct hit.
( by Joel Achenbach and Colum Lynch , The Washington Post)
Euthanasia should be a right
Readers respond to an article about the end-of-life decisions and to one about the call of mockingbirds.
(, The Washington Post)
Philadelphia prepares for storm
From laundromats to shelters, officials, residents ready for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
( by Lisa Rein , The Washington Post)
The cost of Romney’s larger military?
Walter Pincus examines the candidate’s proposal for boosting troop numbers.
(, The Washington Post)
Exercise may protect the aging brain
A new study suggests that physical activity may mitigate cognitive decline in older adults.
(, The Washington Post)
More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
New York, New Jersey devastated by Sandy
One of the largest and fiercest storms to menace the East Coast in years caused widespread flooding, power outages and damage. At least 16 have died, AP reports.
( by Fredrick Kunkle, Laura Vozzella and Jeremy Borden , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: District tips and information
( by Washington Post staff , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy pummels East Coast
Storm comes ashore in N.J. but swamps New York city, flooding much of the financial district.
( by Ashley Halsey III, Lori Aratani and Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: Anne Arundel County tips and information
( by Washington Post Staff , The Washington Post)
Hurricane Sandy: Manassas tips and information
( by Washington Post Staff , The Washington Post)
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POLITICS
Working to reduce food waste and protect the environment
At just 26 years-old, Laura Moreno is a tireless crusader for reducing and recycling food waste.
( by The Partnership for Public Service , The Washington Post)
Rep. Donna Edwards, an outsider again
The Maryland congresswoman is breaking with fellow Democrats by opposing Question 7, which would expand gambling in the state.
( by Miranda S. Spivack , The Washington Post)
Election lawyers at the ready
Thousands of attorneys are poised to challenge election results that may be called into question by machine failures, voter suppression or other allegations of illegal activity.
( by Bill Turque , The Washington Post)
Storm throws a wrench into the works of Va. campaigns, voting efforts
As Sandy approached, it became clear the biggest political impact was likely to be in hotly contested Virginia.
( by Amy Gardner , The Washington Post)
Challenge to surveillance act divides Supreme Court
The justices debate whether anyone can contest the law if they’re not sure they’re being monitored.
( by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)
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STYLE
Carolyn Hax: Travel turbulence
It is reasonable to ask a husband to give his wife and child a two-hour ride to the airport for a three-hour flight? Or is there a larger question here?
(, The Washington Post)
We all agree: Sandy is more than hot air
Hard evidence of a real threat is more convincing than reporters in rain gear.
( by Ann Gerhart , The Washington Post)
Residents pack up, prep for flooding
Low-lying areas braced for flooding, as workers cleared sewer grates and residents prepared to flee.
( by Carol Morello and Corinne Reilly , The Washington Post)
Decoding our ‘Frankenstorm’
Storm cliches and neologisms are a way of trying to assert control when we’re vulnerable to nature’s wrath.
( by Emily Wax , The Washington Post)
Traveling after Sandy
Advice for travelers stuck while Hurricane Sandy storms up the Eastern Seaboard.
( by Andrea Sachs , The Washington Post) More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More – The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Businesses adjust to Sandy
Some closed early, but others received a bonanza as the storm bore down.
( by Jonathan O’Connelland Abha Bhattarai Capital Business Staff Writers , The Washington Post)
Microsoft adds features to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Apple IPad Mini Shipping Delay Suggests That Tablet Sold Out
Apple Inc.’s iPad mini will now take about two weeks to ship to customers who order it from the company’s online store, suggesting the product may be temporarily sold out.
( by Adam Satariano Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Chrysler Group Quarterly Net Income Rises to $381 Million
Chrysler Group LLC said its third- quarter net income rose to $381 million from $212 million a year earlier on increased revenue.
( by Bill Koenig Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)
Superstorm Sandy may test limits of homeowners’ insurance
Standard homeowners’ insurance likely won’t cover the damage to flooded basements.
( by Steven Mufson , The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings, October 30
(, The Washington Post)
OPINION | Same old Wizards? Maybe not.
Coach Randy Wittman is upbeat about a new attitude on the team as the NBA season begins.
( by Mike Wise , The Washington Post)
For Beal, it’s all in the family
Wizards rookie has the support of parents and brothers as he makes the transition to life in the NBA.
( story by Michael Lee  photo by Katherine Frey , The Washington Post)
Giants built to succeed for the future
After two World Series wins in three years, the San Francisco Giants appear built for even more success.
( by Barry Svrluga , The Washington Post)
Ready for an encore?
After finally getting the championship monkey off his back, the Heat’s LeBron James preps for his next act.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)
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TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft adds features to Windows Phone 8
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
Google added a smartphone and two tablets to its gadget lineup.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)
In Washington he’s a wonk rock star, but he’s Comcast’s secret weapon
David Cohen, the cable giant’s chief lobbyist and a veteran of Philadelphia politics, is critical to its dominance.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)
The big market Facebook is missing out on
While the service is still unrivaled as a means of staying connected with friends, its offerings are hobbled by a surprising gap.
( by Brian McConnell, entrepreneur, publisher Translation Reports | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com)
Nokia announces $99 Lumia 822
If Nokia wants to save its skin, it’s going to need Verizon’s help.
( by VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)
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WORLD
The cost of Romney’s larger military?
Walter Pincus examines the candidate’s proposal for boosting troop numbers.
(, The Washington Post)
Ningbo protest, response both typical of China’s environmental debate
Chinese are more and more willing to take their grievances to the street, particularly for pollution-related issues.
( by Patti Waldmeir, Leslie Hook and Jamil Anderlini | Financial Times , The Washington Post)
Observers criticize election in Ukraine
In parliament vote, ruling party tightens grip while opposition parties cry foul over campaign, results.
( by Will Englund , The Washington Post)
Education proves difficult amid Pakistan’s conflicts
Teaching continues at middle school in North Waziristan, despite fighting.
( by Michele Langevine Leiby and Saleem Mehsud , The Washington Post)
Hillary Clinton in Algeria to urge military help for Mali
The Algerian government is leery of an international coalition to push militants out of Mali.
( by Anne Gearan , The Washington Post)
More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting – The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Oil and capitalism
The Rosneft deal casts a cloud over Russia’s economy.
(, The Washington Post)
California’s green life cycle
A challenge to the state’s push to reduce its carbon footprint.
(, The Washington Post)
Romney passes the buck for Sandy
His plan for disasters: Make the states pay.
(, The Washington Post)
Obama’s ‘victory’ failure
One choice may bring the president down.
(, The Washington Post)
The president who doesn’t care
Obama has never espoused a cause bigger than his own political survival.
(, 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)

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


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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Today News Headlines 08.20.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
Romney had to master many keys as a leader in the Mormon church
The Republican presidential candidate’s decades as a lay leader demonstrate an assurance with the institution and a confidence in his authority.
(By Jason Horowitz)

Jihadist group gaining prominence in Syrian rebel effort
The group, suspected of links to al-Qaeda, includes foreign fighters from Morocco, Libya and Tunisia, its commander in Aleppo says.
(By Justin Vela and Liz Sly)

Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence
The Chinese court’s decision ends a high-profile murder trial that appeared tightly scripted by the ruling Communist Party’s leaders.
(By William Wan)

Mayor Gray embraces his alter ego — first baseman
For Mayor Vincent C. Gray, 69, softball is a joyous escape from the pressures of work and a source of not-inconsiderable regret.
(By Paul Schwartzman)

Paul Ryan, GOP lightning rod
Just before he became Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president, Paul Ryan had decided that he was most likely out of the running. But close colleagues have long believed in him.
(By Michael Leahy)

NATION
Signs of funding strains surface at national parks
After more than a decade of scrimping and deferring maintenance and construction projects — along with a 6 percent budget cut in the past two years — the signs of strain are beginning to surface at national parks across the country.
( by Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post)

Crab harvest goes high-tech
A pilot program could provide the most precise count of the Chesapeake blue-crab harvest yet.
( by Darryl Fears , The Washington Post)

Researchers write book using DNA
Researchers have encoded a full book in DNA, the largest amount of information stored on the biological medium yet.
( by Hristio Boytchev , The Washington Post)

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(, The Washington Post)

Karl Fleming, reporter who covered the civil rights movement for Newsweek, dies at 84
Mr. Fleming, who risked his life to cover the civil rights movement in the 1960s, died Aug. 11.
( by Elaine Woo , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines – Washington Post


LOCAL
Disability advocates question new Metro SmarTrip dispensers
The new machines would not be accessible to the visually impaired, disability advocates say.
( by Luz Lazo , The Washington Post)

Mayor Gray embraces his alter ego — first baseman
For Mayor Vincent C. Gray, 69, softball is a joyous escape from the pressures of work and a source of not-inconsiderable regret.
( by Paul Schwartzman , The Washington Post)

D.C. filming brings out roller skaters
Dozens of locals strapped on their roller skates to be extras in a short comedy film.
( by Katherine Shaver , The Washington Post)

Landowners invoke 18th-century law <br>in lawsuit over Va. river access
Dargan Coggeshall says he was just standing in the Jackson River, fishing for trout. Owners of homes on the bank say he was trespassing.
( by Susan Svrluga on the Jackson River in Virginia , The Washington Post)

Md. schools mix tech with teaching
“Our students are digital natives, and the teachers are digital immigrants,” a Pr. George’s teacher says.
( by Ovetta Wiggins , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
Democrats announce convention speakers
The Democratic convention will feature a slate of familiar faces and up and comers.
( by Nia-Malika Henderson , The Washington Post)

Romney had to master many keys as a leader in the Mormon church
The Republican presidential candidate’s decades as a lay leader demonstrate an assurance with the institution and a confidence in his authority.
( by Jason Horowitz , The Washington Post)

How Mitt Romney rose through the Mormon Church in Boston
His devout belief and abilities helped him ascend rapidly through the ranks.
( by Jason Horowitz In BOSTON , The Washington Post)

Akin says he misspoke about rape
Rep. Todd Akin, the newly chosen GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, said in an interview that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.
( by Aaron Blake , The Washington Post)

On the big screen, Pentagon wants accuracy
The man at the Pentagon who works with Hollywood directors says you can’t buy better p.r..
( by Matthew Schofield , The Washington Post)

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STYLE
Relationships take teamwork
Contributions to your household, as a whole, should be split as close to 50-50 as possible without bean-counting. Explore why you’re both acting as adversaries vs. teammates. Shift the center of gravity in the relationship from protecting yourselves to giving to each other.
(, The Washington Post)

Paul Ryan, GOP lightning rod
Just before he became Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president, Paul Ryan had decided that he was most likely out of the running. But close colleagues have long believed in him.
( by Michael Leahy , The Washington Post)

Frederick hosts high-wheel bike race
High-wheel enthusiasts were in Frederick on Saturday, doing their darndest to raise the profile of the Victorian-era velocipede by competing in the Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race.
( by Tomi Obaro , The Washington Post)

Be’La Dona, Klymaxx at Fort Dupont
The 40th anniversary season of the Fort Dupont Park Summer Theatre Concert Series came to a close Saturday night, and the final show was a historic one. The Southeast Washington park hosted go-go band Be’La Dona and Klymaxx, the ’80s diva R&B outfit behind “Meeting in the Ladies Room,” for the first exclusively female bill in the series’ history.
( by Sarah Godfrey , The Washington Post)

Dirty Projectors lighten up
On Friday night at the 9:30 Club, the members of Dirty Projectors showed that they’ve lightened up the band’s conceptual load a little.
( by Aaron Leitko , The Washington Post)
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BUSINESS
Charity Works: A match made in a recession
( by Vanessa Small , The Washington Post)
Charity week ahead for Aug. 20
(, The Washington Post)
Public relations firm does not want giving to be ‘egomaniacal’
(, The Washington Post)
Washington area businesses look to Belly for quirky rewards
About 250 companies in the Washington area are now using Belly, and the rewards they offer are as varied as the businesses themselves.
( by Abha Bhattarai , The Washington Post)

Fundrise relies on small investments for new property on H Street NE
The building that is to house a hybrid food and retail market when it opens early next year.
( by Abha Bhattarai , The Washington Post)
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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: August 20
(, The Washington Post)
United, Union play to a bizarre draw
United has to settle for a 1-1 draw with visiting Philadelphia in a game featuring three ejections and two disallowed goals.
( by Steven Goff , The Washington Post)

Gloomy skies, bright outlook for Nats
OPINION | With the Atlanta Braves heading to town for a crucial series, the Nationals need to take advantage of the opportunity to build on their division lead.
(, The Washington Post)
The heat is on in Atlanta
The Atlanta Braves dropped two of three games to the Dodgers this weekend, their first series loss since mid-July which only puts more pressure on them heading into Washington.
( by Ray Glier , The Washington Post)
Mystics hang on to win in overtime
Matee Ajavon (shown earlier this season) scores 22 points to lead Washington over Chicago for its first win since the Olympic break.
( by Mark Giannotto , The Washington Post)
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WORLD
Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence
The Chinese court’s decision ends a high-profile murder trial that appeared tightly scripted by the ruling Communist Party’s leaders.
( by William Wan , The Washington Post)
Jihadist group gaining prominence in Syrian rebel effort
The group, suspected of links to al-Qaeda, includes foreign fighters from Morocco, Libya and Tunisia, its commander in Aleppo says.
( by Justin Vela and Liz Sly , The Washington Post)
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EDITORIAL
False piety on Medicare
The big question before honest budget talks.
(, The Washington Post)
Why Ryan might be right.
Using the market to control Medicare costs.
(, The Washington Post)
Seeing reality in Egypt
Keeping the Muslim Brotherhood checked.
( by Dennis Ross , The Washington Post)
Trying to shrink government
Major structural changes are going to continue its growth.
( by Lawrence Summers , The Washington Post)
Bench the kid?
(, The Washington Post)
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News Headlines 06.22.12

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS
1984 Bain Capital money photo captured Romney on eve of major success 
A snapshot of Mitt Romney and his fellow Bain Capital founders with $10 and $20 bills chronicles a moment when Romney was about to become wildly successful in business — but it also embodies one of his challenges as a candidate: his wealth. 
(By Philip Rucker) 

Mubarak lawyer denies report that former president is ‘clinically dead’ 
Mubarak was moved to a military hospital after suffering a stroke late Tuesday.
(By Ernesto Londoño and Ingy Hassieb) 

Officials: U.S., Israel developed Flame virus to slow Iran nuclear efforts 
The massive piece of malware was designed to secretly map Iran’s computer networks and monitor the computers of Iranian officials, according to Western officials.
(By Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller and Julie Tate) 

Obama hopeful that European leaders will act to rescue financial system 
At G-20 meeting, Obama offers cautious optimism, but no specific plans have been revealed.
(By David Nakamura) 

U-Va. board member, professor quit amid uproar over Sullivan’s ouster 
Vice rector says he hopes his resignation will “begin a needed healing process” following president’s ouster.
(By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise) 

NATION
Russian ship carrying helicopters to Syria turns back
A British insurer cancels coverage after being warned by the British government that the delivery would violate European Union sanctions. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

Investigators recommend punishment for Koran burning
U.S. military investigators have recommended servicemembers face possible administrative punishment, but no criminal charges, for their role in the incineration of Korans in Afghanistan. 
( by Greg Jaffe , The Washington Post) 

Jerry Sandusky trial: Wife Dottie defends husband
Sandusky’s wife Dottie took the stand, and testified that she never knew of any inappropriate behavior by him toward any of the eight accusers. 
( by Joel Achenbach , The Washington Post) 

FBI gets a broader role in coordinating domestic intelligence
The move is meant to improve collaboration among intelligence agencies, but it is causing friction with the CIA. 
( by Greg Miller , The Washington Post) 

Americans see environment deteriorating
On the eve of a conference on the state of the planet, a new Washington Post poll shows that most Americans think the world’s natural environment has deteriorated over the past decade, and more than six in 10 say human activity is making the problem worse. 
( by Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement , The Washington Post) 

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LOCAL
A ‘troubling’ report about charter schools
A federal study says that public charter schools enroll fewer children with disabilities than traditional public schools. 
( by Lyndsey Layton , The Washington Post) 

U-Va. chooses Zeithaml as interim president
Colleagues and competitors of UVA dean Carl Zeithaml are lauding his selection as interim president after the controversial ouster of president Teresa Sullivan. 
( by Annys Shin , The Washington Post) 

D.C. Jesuit parish closing
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a 153-year-old Jesuit parish known for an eclectic congregation of students, homeless people and social justice activists, will close this summer. 
( by Michelle Boorstein , The Washington Post) 

Montgomery residents home during burglaries
Police say that 23 thefts have been reported in the upper part of the county since April 6. Also, neighborhoods there were the victims of cars being stolen or items taken out of them. 
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post) 

Lorton arts center faces red ink
Huge debts at Fairfax County’s Workhouse Arts Center jeopardize arts venue. 
( by Fredrick Kunkle , The Washington Post) 

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POLITICS
Fourth generation of Zumwalt family receives Bronze Star
Former Navy Lt. James Zumwalt, who served in Iraq, follows in the footsteps of relatives back to WWII. 
( by Steve Vogel , The Washington Post) 

In Michigan, Romney sees opportunity during nostalgic homecoming
Romney is bullish about his chances to become the first Republican presidential nominee to win Michigan in a quarter century, buoyed both by his faith in his family’s good name here as well as by recent state polls showing a tightening race with President Obama 
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post) 

Obama hopeful that European leaders will act to rescue financial system
At G-20 meeting, Obama offers cautious optimism, but no specific plans have been revealed. 
( by David Nakamura , The Washington Post) 

Lorton arts center faces red ink
Huge debts at Fairfax County’s Workhouse Arts Center jeopardize arts venue. 
( by Fredrick Kunkle , The Washington Post) 

Walking Sister Corita’s bumpy road
American nuns face much of the official repression artist and Sister Corita Kent tried fight off in 1960s. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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STYLE
Wife dreads exhausting visits with extrovert husband’s family
Carolyn Hax’s advice: For introvert, quantity of social time comes at expense of quality. 
(, The Washington Post) 

‘African Cosmos’ looks to the heavens
In paintings, carvings and masks, the Smithsonian examines human ties with celestial phenomena. 
( by Lonnae O’Neal Parker , The Washington Post) 

TV: NBC drafts Todd Palin
The husband of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will compete with other celebrities on thereality series “Stars Earn Stripes.” 
(, The Washington Post) 

Backstage: Patricia Wettig in “The Normal Heart”
Patricia Wettig, known for many TV roles, is back onstage in “The Normal Heart” at Arena Stage. 
( by Jessica Goldstein , The Washington Post) 

Good to Go: Kohinoor Dhaba in Arlington
Even though the sprawling a la carte menu is Punjab-inspired, the $9.95 buffet is the way to go. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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BUSINESS
Pizza chains oppose plan to post calorie counts for pies
Pizza chains, citing scores of ways to make a pie, oppose proposed menu labeling plan to post calorie counts in restaurants. 
( by Dina ElBoghdady , The Washington Post) 

Microsoft aims to straddle two worlds with new Surface tablet
Several years behind its Silicon Valley rivals, Microsoft is betting it can play catch-up on tablets and smartphones by leveraging its dominance in the workplace and its success in the living room. 
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post) 

Fed expected to do more stimulus
The Federal Reserve is expected to extend a program intended to provide a modest push to economic growth by bringing down long-term interest rates. 
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb , The Washington Post) 

Walgreens buys stake in Alliance Boots
The move makes for a strategic partnership between the U.S.’s largest drug store chain and a pharmacy and beauty company. 
( by Sarah Halzack , The Washington Post) 

Facebook explains reporting tool 
On Tuesday, Facebook released an infographic that explains the process of reporting/marking as spam a little more, and drew back the curtain on what happens when its users report to the site. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

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SPORTS
OPINION | LeBron deserves his due
Miami’s LeBron James has a gritty performance for the ages in a crucial Game 4 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Miami takes command of series
The Heat edges the Thunder to take a 3-1 series lead despite missing a hobbled LeBron James for parts of the fourth quarter. 
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post) 

Wang produces a clunker in Nats’ loss
Chien-Ming Wang yields five runs over 3 1/3 innings and Rays relief pitcher Joel Peralta is ejected for having a foreign substance on his glove. 
( by Adam Kilgore , The Washington Post) 

Santana, Mets blank O’s
Baltimore is shut out for the second straight game as New York’s Johan Santana is too much to handle. 
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post) 

Zimmerman works through slump
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman admits his shoulder isn’t 100 percent, but says “if I wasn’t good enough to play, I wouldn’t be out there.” 
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post) 

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TECHNOLOGY
Facebook explains reporting tool 
On Tuesday, Facebook released an infographic that explains the process of reporting/marking as spam a little more, and drew back the curtain on what happens when its users report to the site. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Review: MacBook Pro with Retina display
Should you buy it over the standard Pro? 
( by Ross Miller | TheVerge.com , TheVerge.com) 

‘Civilization V: Gods & Kings’ review
Strategic combat finally feels strategic. 
( by Russ Pitts | TheVerge.com , TheVerge.com) 

Microsoft Surface: Five things we don’t know
Questions remain about the Microsoft Surface tablet. 
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post) 

Should Netflix buy Spotify?
Netflix and Spotify are a bit like two peas in a pod: Both are championing all-you-can-eat subscription packages over transactional models for online media. Both are trying to establish themselves as global leaders. Both have the potential to disrupt traditional business models. Both want to be on as many devices as possible. Maybe they should just join forces, with Netflix buying the smaller Spotify? 
( by Janko Roettgers | GigaOM.com , gigaom.com) 

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WORLD
Russian ship carrying helicopters to Syria turns back
A British insurer cancels coverage after being warned by the British government that the delivery would violate European Union sanctions. 
( by Karen DeYoung , The Washington Post) 

Investigators recommend punishment for Koran burning
U.S. military investigators have recommended servicemembers face possible administrative punishment, but no criminal charges, for their role in the incineration of Korans in Afghanistan. 
( by Greg Jaffe , The Washington Post) 

Among Syrian rebels, a shared sense of commitment
Rebels lack training or heavy weapons but desperately want to remove President Bashar al-Assad. 
( by Austin Tice , The Washington Post) 

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Embassy of Ecuador in London
Ecuadoran officials say they are considering WikiLeaks founder’s request. 
( by Anthony Faiola and Karla Adam , The Washington Post) 

Mubarak lawyer denies report that former president is ‘clinically dead’
Mubarak was moved to a military hospital after suffering a stroke late Tuesday. 
( by Ernesto Londoño and Ingy Hassieb , The Washington Post) 

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EDITORIAL
Debasing the presidency
Conservatives encourage vulgarity towards Obama. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Ending the super PAC farce
A constitutional campaign-finance amendment? 
(, The Washington Post) 

The other war on women 
The National Organization for Women insults Laura Bush. 
(, The Washington Post) 

A nuclear impasse with Iran
U.S. must be prepared if Tehran rejects a deal. 
(, The Washington Post) 

Picking a fight with the airports authority
Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s firing of board member ups the ante. 
(, The Washington Post) 

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron
Gene Weingarten takes polls and chats about his recent columns. 
(, vForum) 

Eugene Robinson Live
Eugene Robinson live chatted about the latest news in the presidential campaigns. 
(, vForum) 

Does your business model need tweaking?
Joyce Russell discussed jobs, negotiations and salary issues. 
(, vForum) 

Tuesdays with Moron: Chatological Humor Update
Gene Weingarten brings you an update to his monthly Chatological Humor live chat. 
(, vForum) 

Swat Summer Medical Myths
Reexamining summer medical myths 
(, vForum)