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  1. Book on Bob Dylan 'going electric,' by Elijah Wald, on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago |

    Noted rock journalist and musician Elijah Wald is writing a book on Bob Dylan , focusing on his controversial, and much misreported, appearance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The tome, to be titled "Darkness at the Break of Noon: Bob Dylan at Newport," promises to put "the moment Bob Dylan 'went electric' at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival in a context significantly broader than a simple declaration of rock 'n' roll independence, explaining why that moment became instantly iconic and still has such resonance today."


  2. GOP Connects with Women Voters Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Two prominent GOP groups recently issued a report, based on eight focus groups and a poll of 800 registered female voters, on the GOP 's "women" problem. As usual, media accounts zeroed in like a laser on the question of abortion, and here, despite many strong points, the report suggests a variant of the so-called truce strategy.


  3. Smart phone placeboRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Within the crainium

    Forget about the iPhone 6. Dutch designer Ingmar Larsen has helped create a new phone that is shatterproof, battery-free and toilet-bowl resistant. Sure, it doesn't have all the fancy features of an iPhone - say, the ability to make and receive calls - but Larsen says it's better.


  4. Most Americans Believe in Obama's ISIS Plan, but Not in HimRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Government Executive

    Most Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work. According to a new Wall Street Journal /NBC News poll , 68 percent of Americans have "very little" or "just some" confidence in Obama's ability to degrade and destroy ISIS.


  5. In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Was it really only a year ago that we were gearing up for the big unveil of, where the uninsured could seamlessly go online and shop for health care as they would for cheap flights? It was September 2013 when Republicans last sparred with Democrats over the future of President Obama 's health-care law, a disagreement that prompted a 17-day shutdown of the federal government. It was pretty much all anyone on Capitol Hill talked about.


  6. People are auditioning for a new marijuana reality show. Ita s called a The Marijuana ShowaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Nearly every industry has a reality show dedicated to it. Shipping stuff? Yes . Dog whispering? Check .


  7. Vietnam War, Gettysburg soldiers get belated Medals of HonorRead the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    Washington, DC, United States - President Barack Obama presented Medals of Honor for two Vietnam War soldiers and announced the same award for a Civil War Union lieutenant on Monday. In a ceremony held at the East Room of the White House, Obama draped the Medal of Honor around the neck of retired Green Beret Sgt.


  8. Boggs created modern world of D.C. lobbyingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Politico

    With a penchant for martinis and cigars, Boggs was remembered by friends for his love of duck hunting, spending time on the Eastern Shore and storytelling. "Tommy was a wonderful friend," said J.D. Williams, a retired veteran tax lobbyist and founder of Williams & Jensen.


  9. Yoshiko 'Shirley' Yamaguchi, actress, dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Born to Japanese parents in Manchuria, Ms. Yamaguchi masqueraded as a Chinese actress under the name Li Xianglan in propaganda films during World War II.


  10. Georgetown University Student Pleads Guilty to Lethal Poison PossessionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Daniel J. Milzman, 20, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of possessing a deadly poison in his Georgetown University dorm room without registering it, according to The Washington Post . Milzman faces a penalty of a fine or prison time up to five years.


  11. Ex-'Seinfeld' Writer on New Novel and Favorite George Costanza MomentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Hollywood Reporter

    Former Seinfeld writer and co-executive producer Peter Mehlman released his first novel, It Won't Always Be This Great , Monday. The novel's tale, narrated by a Jewish podiatrist living in New York, begins with an uncharacteristic act of vandalism, and spirals out of control from there.


  12. Reports say Redskins' Griffin has no fracture in injured ankle, may play again this seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | York Dispatch

    Two media outlets are reporting that Robert Griffin III says an MRI showed no broken bones in his injured left ankle, leaving open the possibility that he could play again this season. The Washington Post and reported that the Washington Redskins quarterback said Monday that he "positive news" on the results from the exam on the dislocated left ankle he suffered in the first quarter of the Redskins' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.


  13. Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lensRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court - at least not in the short run. Boies, who helped lead the legal team that won a Supreme Court victory allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California, said his organization is focused on challenging tenure in state courts.


  14. TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Belmont Club

    The signs of the times as read by the Roger Cohen of New York Times at least in his piece The Great Unraveling throw shadows upon a doubtful scene. He surveys our age and writes, "it was a time of beheadings.


  15. WaPo Ed Board Rejects Pot Legalization, Is Not as Cool as NY Times Ed BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    The Washington Post editorial board published an editorial Sunday evening imploring voters to reject the district's proposal to legalize marijuana. The board - which supports "the more cautious path" of decriminalization - cited some studies about the negative health effects on marijuana on The Youth, and a handful of unintended consequences of Colorado's legalized weed "experiment."


  16. Coach: RG3's ankle dislocated, not brokenRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has a dislocated, but not broken left ankle, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden announced in a Monday afternoon press conference Griffin is still waiting to meet with an orthopedic surgeon to receive the test results and consult with the Washington medical staff, according to The Washington Post . Gruden: QB @RGIII has a dislocated, and not broken, left ankle.


  17. The Needle: Bear HugRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | City Paper

    In Defense of Arlington: An Arlington native carved a detailed bear sculpture into a dying oak tree in Virginia Square. +2 Put It Out : The Washington Post editorial board wrote that D.C. voters should reject the rush to legalize marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot.


  18. Enterovirus D68: What you need to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    FILE: Preventing the spread of EV-D68 involves common-sense precautions like hand washing and covering one's mouth when coughing. Health officials are concerned that a respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing kids in the United States has made its way into Canada.


  19. 7 things you didna t read todayRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    "I think that Rand has a picture of what a utopia would look like," the friend added. "And he's very realistic about how long it would take to get there."


  20. Lobbyist Thomas H. Boggs Jr. Dies at Age 73Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Thomas Boggs Jr., partner at Patton Boggs, a major lobbying firm in Washington, died Monday at the age of 73. The Washington Post first reported the news that Boggs died at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. Boggs' sister, journalist Cokie Roberts, told the Post that her brother died of an apparent heart attack.