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Widespread power outages affected the White House, the Capitol, museums, train stations and other sites across Washington and its suburbs Tuesday afternoon - all because of an explosion at a Maryland power plant, an official said. Many of the outages were brief, but some were longer and forced evacuations. Comment?
After securing a surprisingly broad and detailed framework for a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Barack Obama must now subject his signature foreign policy pursuit to the gauntlet of partisan American politics. A blueprint finalized Thursday after marathon negotiations in Switzerland did little to ease the standoff between Obama and some lawmakers over Congress' role in a final accord. Comment?
Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up to "party" at a motel, police said Tuesday. The FBI said the driver, Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27, died at the scene, and his passenger remained hospitalized Tuesday with unspecified injuries. Comment?
Join New England humorist and master storyteller Tim Sample for Red Flannel Radio II at 6 p.m. today, March 29, at the Rochester Opera House. With a late-night TV format, the show captures quintessential New England humor and features colorful guests, skits, music, ad-libs and audience participation with odd-ball trivia games and silly prizes. Comment?
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely to be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on the federal role in education. His speech - on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's introduction of a landmark education equity bill - was the Obama administration's latest effort to make its case for federally mandated testing. Comment?
Army Pvt. Tyler W. Dumont has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. Comment?
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