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  • Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

    30 March 2015, 8:27 am by: Abby Ohlheiser

    When Jon Stewart leaves “The Daily Show” anchor desk later this year, his replacement will be Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African comedian with a short but memorable list of appearances as a contributor to the show.Read full article >>
  • Yes, they do abortions

    30 March 2015, 7:00 am by: Sandhya Somashekhar

    With its natural wood floors and plush upholstery, Carafem aims to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic. But the slick ads set to go up in Metro stations across the Washington region leave nothing to doubt: “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.”Read full…
  • Saudi-led airstrikes shake Sanaa for fifth day as rebels push toward Aden

    30 March 2015, 6:34 am by: Ali al-Mujahed, Heba Habib, Erin Cunningham

    SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes shook the Yemeni capital for the fifth day Monday as rebels pressed south toward the port city of Aden, the remaining power base for those allied with Yemen’s president, who has fled the country.Read full article >>
  • How Scientology controls John Travolta and Tom Cruise, according to ‘Going Clear’

    30 March 2015, 5:00 am by: Emily Yahr

    HBO hired 160 lawyers when the network decided to air “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” the two-hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright’s book. This makes sense when you watch the film, directed by Alex Gibney, which aired Sunday…
  • Fact Checker: Setting the record straight: The real story of a pivotal climate-change hearing

    30 March 2015, 3:00 am by: Glenn Kessler

    “That hearing was presided over and organized by then-Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.), who later told an interviewer that, for a bit of stage effect, he chose a particularly hot day in the summer — it turned out to be a record high — and left the…
  • Wind power or hot air? Foes question Christie’s shift on clean energy.

    29 March 2015, 10:01 pm by: Joby Warrick

    ATLANTIC CITY — Just off this city’s famous coastline is one of the windiest stretches of the Mid-Atlantic, where constant breezes can fill a sail or — in theory — turn the blades of a wind turbine. It’s a place the state’s Republican governor…
  • New hepatitis C drugs are costing Medicare billions

    29 March 2015, 10:00 pm by: Charles Ornstein | ProPublica

    Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows.Read full article >>
  • Arab leaders announce joint force to intervene in region’s wars

    29 March 2015, 8:23 pm by: Erin Cunningham, Heba Habib, Ali al-Mujahed

    CAIRO — Arab leaders ­announced Sunday that they would form a joint military force to intervene in neighboring states grappling with armed insurgencies. It is a dramatic step to quell the unrest that has broken out in the wake of the region’s uprisings,…
  • Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

    29 March 2015, 8:21 pm by: Tim Cook

    There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country.A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew…
  • In Nigeria, anxiously awaiting results to a crucial election

    29 March 2015, 8:10 pm by: Kevin Sieff

    KADUNA, NIGERIA — Nigerians waited anxiously Sunday as the results of a bitterly contested presidential election were tabulated, a pivotal moment for Africa’s largest democracy and the region as a whole.Read full article >>
  • Iraqi army weighs cost of U.S.-led strikes in Tikrit as militiamen leave

    29 March 2015, 8:10 pm by: Loveday Morris

    TIKRIT, IRAQ — In the makeshift Iraqi army command headquarters for the operation to clear Tikrit, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim reads out the coordinates for targets that planes from the U.S.-led coalition are to strike: the local council building, the…
  • Diehl: Obama’s next earthquake

    29 March 2015, 7:58 pm by: Jackson Diehl

    President Obama’s rhetorical assault on Benjamin Netanyahu last week was in part the product of pique. But it also set the stage for what could be another crockery-breaking bid by Obama for a foreign policy legacy, on a par with his opening to Cuba and…
  • Editorial: We don’t need labels on genetically modified foods

    29 March 2015, 7:36 pm by: Editorial Board

    EIGHTY-EIGHT percent of scientists polled by the Pew Research Center in January said genetically modified food is generally safe to eat. Only 37 percent of the public shared that view. The movement to require genetically modified food products to be labeled…
  • After rough day, Michigan State’s Dawson makes play of the game

    29 March 2015, 7:12 pm by: John Feinstein

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Senior Travis Trice was voted the most outstanding player of the East Region on Sunday. He was superb all day, finishing with 17 points, five assists and five rebounds in Michigan State’s scintillating 76-70 overtime win over Louisville.…
  • Slow economy could prompt Iran to take nuclear deal

    29 March 2015, 4:25 pm by: Steven Mufson

    The headlines in Tehran have been trumpeting some good news for Iran’s economy lately. In the first 11 months of the Iranian fiscal year, car production climbed 58 percent and pistachio exports shot up 71 percent. Inflation is high but easing, and after a…
  • DC Sports Bog: Organizers apologize for playing wrong anthem for El Salvador at FedEx Field

    29 March 2015, 4:04 pm by: Cindy Boren

    Organizers of the soccer friendly between El Salvador and Argentina have apologized for playing the wrong national anthem for El Salvador, saying the gaffe was “an honest mistake.”Hearing the strains of the wrong anthem appeared to confuse players as they…
  • Gov. Pence defends religious freedom bill amid continued criticism

    29 March 2015, 3:33 pm by: Josh Hicks, Sarah Halzack

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Sunday defended the religious freedom bill that he signed last week, saying the growing outrage over the legislation stems from “a tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding.”Read full article >>
  • Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks

    29 March 2015, 2:02 pm by: Carol Morello, William Booth

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program are focused on the pace at which sanctions and restrictions will be eased, diplomats said Sunday as Israel’s prime minister predicted that the emerging agreement would help Tehran…
  • Germanwings co-pilot worried about job security, officials say

    29 March 2015, 1:22 pm by: Michael Birnbaum, Anthony Faiola

    DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 had consulted with several medical professionals about a vision issue that, coupled with preexisting psychological problems, appeared to give him a growing sense of unease about his…
  • Indiana governor proud of state’s ‘religious freedom’ law, which has been criticized as…

    29 March 2015, 11:41 am by: Josh Hicks

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Sunday defended the religious-freedom bill that he signed last week, saying the growing outrage over the legislation stems from “a tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding.”Read full article >>

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