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  1. Illustration on Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Back in the day when Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem were in high school and a new girl walked into the classroom, the boys looked to see whether she was a pretty one, and the girls looked to see what she had to offer to their cliques. The boys evaluated looks, the girls personality.

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  2. Tom Coburn rankles Harry Reid in farewell Senate disputesRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Tom Coburn cast his final vote as a senator Tuesday night, and was the first to flee the chamber floor, returning to the citizen part of "citizen legislator." By Wednesday afternoon he was back in Oklahoma, driving to his home ... more > It takes a certain kind of senator to single-handedly block a bill that supporters say would save veterans from committing suicide.

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  3. Obama Cuba policy reversal ignites firestorm on Hill, excites U.S. businessesRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Anti-Castro protester Lazaro Lozano argues with a pro-Obama supporter in the Little Havana area of Miami Wednesday in the wake of an Obama administration announcement that could mean a major shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. more > Casting aside a half-century of foreign policy, President Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. will normalize ties with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and reduce trade and travel barriers - a seismic shift in America's relationship with the communist island that drew praise from businesses eager to tap into the Cuban market but touched off a bipartisan firestorm on Capitol Hill.

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  4. Obama: US ending outdated approach to CubaRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Washington Times

    The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement came amid a series of sudden confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American prisoner Alan Gross, as well as a swap for a U.S. intelligence asset held in Cuba and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S. Gross arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington late Wednesday morning.

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  5. DC Council to give final approval to stadium dealRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    The D.C. Council is set to give final approval to using public funds to help build a stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The deal calls for the District of Columbia to spend roughly $140 million to secure the land for the stadium site on Buzzard Point in southwest Washington, a neglected peninsula about 2 miles south of the U.S. Capitol.

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  6. Lanier: Nightly protests are taxing D.C. police resourcesRead the original story

    Tuesday | Washington Times

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Tuesday the near-daily protests against police use of force held in the District over the last several weeks have required 200 to 400 extra officers per day. To provide the staffing needed to monitor the protests and redirect traffic when protesters shut down city streets, Chief Lanier has deployed additional officers rather than pulling them from beat patrol in other neighborhoods.

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  7. Defense, tourism among winners in spending billRead the original story

    Monday | Washington Times

    A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress. Supporters of manufacturers added a provision that would create public-private partnerships to accelerate the transition of new technologies from basic research to commercial applications.

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  8. White teen Gilbert Collar killed by black cop Trevis Austin in Alabama mirrors FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Washington Times

    A two-year-old case involving the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old white man by a black police officer is gaining attention on social media in the wake of this week's protests and rioting in Ferguson , Missouri. Gilbert Collar , a white, unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs was shot and killed Oct. 6, 2012, by Officer Trevis Austin , who is black, in Mobile , Alabama.

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  9. Jumping the Tax Code Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Washington Times

    The latest disgrace out of Capitol Hill in this lame-duck session is the "tax extenders" bill. This has become an annual Washington ritual with Congress waiting until the very last minute to approve dozens of expiring tax credits, deductions and loopholes.

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  10. Now open: The National Cathedral's first cafeRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | Washington Times

    Constantine Stavropoulos is the owner of several District of Columbia restaurants - including Open City, Tryst, Tryst at the Phillips, The Diner and The Coupe - and Dec. 10, he opened his sixth. The space for his new project is considerably different from the large, cafeteria-like layouts of his other Northwest Washington restaurants: it's smaller and in the shape of an octagon.

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  11. Spending bill passes House after pleas from Obama, GOP leadersRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Washington Times

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds what may be his last news conference of the 113th Congress, though critical legislation is still pending, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a midnight Thursday deadline to keep ... more > A last-minute plea from President Obama and fatigued GOP leaders overcame rebellions from both conservatives and liberals, clearing the $1.1 trillion spending bill through the House on Thursday in a dramatic late-night vote.

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  12. DC leaders agree on how to fund DC United stadiumRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Washington Times

    District of Columbia leaders say they've worked out their differences on how to pay for a new stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The D.C. Council approved the stadium deal earlier this month.

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  13. D.C. scrambles to preserve pot legalization law gutted by CongressRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Washington Times

    The congressional architect of an amendment in a massive federal spending bill that rolled back new D.C. marijuana laws says the bill will block the city's voter-approved referendum legalizing recreational use of the drug, despite assertions from local leaders that the initiative could stand. The addition of the "rider" in the $1.1 trillion budget measure released Tuesday sent D.C. lawmakers and activists scrambling Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage the amendment could cause as well as to lobby to have it removed.

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  14. Obamacare mandatory for Senate Republicans' staffers after David Vitter resolution passesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Washington Times

    Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to abide by Obamacare by requiring all their staffers to sign up for insurance on the health care exchanges, a move designed to take the moral high ground when the GOP takes control of the chamber next year and moves to repeal the health care law altogether. The Senate Republican Conference agreed to the proposal in a closed-door vote.

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  15. Senate Republicans adopt party rule for st...Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Washington Times

    Senate Republicans adopted a proposal Tuesday that compels each of their staff members to get their health insurance through the Obamacare marketplace. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana proposed the nonbinding rule to the Senate Republican Conference to make sure his colleagues designated every staffer on Capitol Hill as "official," therefore making them have to buy insurance on the Affordable Care Act's health exchanges.

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  16. Naughty or nice?Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Washington Times

    A festive President Obama on Wednesday took part in the Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" program, joining with first lady Michelle Obama in delivering bags of Christmas toys for needy children. "I'm the big elf.

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  17. 50 sheriffs and two U.S. senators speak ou...Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Washington Times

    Law enforcement and lawmakers: 50 sheriffs arrive in the nation's capital Wednesday to demand that Congress address porous, dangerous U.S. borders - and the woes that go with them. "Never before in our nation's history has it been so important for the American sheriffs to stand united and speak with one voice to secure our nation's borders.

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  18. NFL to recognize sportsmanshipRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Washington Times

    Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the award Tuesday, with each team nominating one of its players during the season. A panel of former players will select eight finalists from the 32 nominees.

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  19. Edward H. Edens IV Joins The SPECTRUM GroupRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Washington Times

    Dec 9, 2014 - The SPECTRUM Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Edward H. Edens IV has joined our firm. Ed's impressive background serving on Capitol Hill in a number of senior staff assignments makes him a valuable addition to TSG.

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  20. AF General: Shaw may not see F-35 until 2020sRead the original story

    May 9, 2014 | Washington Times

    The commander of the Ninth Air Force says Shaw Air Force Base remains a strong candidate to host the service's next-generation F-35 fighter. The Sumter Item reported that Maj.

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