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18 min ago | The Washington Post

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) provides climate costs talking points

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray discuss their initial meeting at the U.S. Capitol Oct. 17, 2013 in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, The Washington Post Company, Global Warming, Publishing

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Berkshire Hathaway 2Q Profit Jumps 41 Percent

Warren Buffett's company says its second-quarter profit soared 41 percent on a significant investment gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett, Publishing

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Iowa Dems propose changes to caucus system

At a community center in downtown Rock Rapids, Iowa, Carol Hill, former Precinct 7 Republican chairwoman, greets caucus participants as she sets up, and plans before the evening caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Rock Rapids, IA, Publishing, The Washington Post Company, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

What to expect in 95 Express Lanes work zone

The work zone for the express lanes is in the middle of I-95 in Northern Virginia.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Virginia, Publishing, Virginia Government, Sports

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Game over: The pinball wizard and his lost dream of a Washington museum

At one point, David Silverman owned 900 pinball machines. But then the games that brought him joy became a burden.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Publishing

18 hrs ago | GPB.org

In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday as he announces new economic sanctions against the Russian economy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Publishing

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Washington Post

5Sen. Ted Cruz denies he worked against House GOP border bill

As House Republicans struggled Thursday to rally behind legislation to address the influx of illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, Sen. Ted Cruz , a tea party favorite who has close ties to House conservatives, dismissed talk that he was partly responsible for the GOP's stumble.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Illegal Immigration, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, The Washington Post Company, Publishing

NewsBusters.org

CNN's Costello Rips Congress For Adjourning While 'Rome...

Carol Costello badgered Congressman Matt Salmon on Thursday's CNN Newsroom over Congress choosing to go into recess instead of dealing with issues like illegal immigration: " Congress is again the butt of jokes on late-night TV.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Representative Matt Salmon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illegal Immigration, James Sensenbrenner, Publishing

Editor & Publisher

Sacramento Bee, Washington Post Investigations Honored in Broun Awards

A powerful series exposing a coal industry conspiracy that schemed to deny even meager benefits to miners suffering black lung disease has won the prestigious Heywood Broun Award, presented annually by The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

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East Bay Express

Washington Post Columnist: Marijuana Is About as Addictive as Video Gaming

The shockwaves continue from the New York Times ' bold call to end the national prohibition on marijuana this week.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Publishing, Colorado, Colorado Government

The Washington Post

Will dog owners spend any amount on their pets? Probably.

Ruby, a Beagle Chihuahua mix is run on the treadmill as Sofie, a Weimaraner, looks on.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Ohio

FishBowl

VICE Chats with an Atypical Crack Reporter

We thoroughly enjoyed this week's interview by VICE staff writer Matt Taylor with Ruben Castaneda , the Washington Post alum who once upon a time covered the crack beat while also, himself, regularly getting high on crack.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Publishing

Jerusalem Post

Tunnel vision

Egypt, Fatah, the Saudis and some of the Gulf Arabs publicly condemned the Israeli invasion but all privately cheered it on in the hope that it could destroy the Islamist terror group that they all see as a threat to them as well.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Publishing, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Opinion

The Washington Post

Virginia may replace I-66 HOV lanes with express lanes, but is that a hot idea?

They like two things: Tolling is a widely used method of managing traffic . And it's also a way of paying for megaprojects, either by adding more revenue for the government to spend on highway improvements or by creating an incentive for private companies to do the work for the government in exchange for the toll money.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, The Washington Post Company, Publishing

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Obama's Walter Cronkite Moment

President Lyndon B. Johnson knew the Vietnam War was a lost cause when Walter Cronkite, America's most respected television news anchor, turned against it--symbolizing, for Johnson, that a large portion of the American public had likewise turned negative.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Publishing

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Judge says driver a didna t looka when she fatally struck cyclist

Trish Cunninghams daughter, Morgan, leaves flowerson Sept. 28, 2013,at the location where her mother was killed.

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Switched

Iran Reportedly Frees U.S.-Iranian, But Three Journalists Still Held

An Iranian-American man detained along with three journalists in Iran last week has been released, a source close to one of those being held said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Publishing

The Washington Post

Democratic phonies are on the run

What's with all the Democratic Senate candidates being caught displaying a condescending, insulting contempt for voters? The latest embarrassing incident involves Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who suffered the indignity of having her 144-page campaign plan leaked .

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Publishing, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa

NewsBusters.org

WashPost Promises to Help Tear Down Former GOP Governor of Virginia:...

The Washington Post has deeply and lovingly covered the corruption scandal around former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, and couldn't contain its excitement over the trial.

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Related Topix: Virginia, The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Journalism, Washington, Washington Government, US News

NewsBusters.org

WashPost's Dana Milbank Blames North Carolina GOP For Woman's Death

On July 1, a local hospital in Belhaven, North Carolina closed its doors in part because the state legislature opposed the expansion of Medicaid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Belhaven, NC, Publishing

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