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  • Amid growing vaccination debate, measles continues to spread and is now in New York state

    31 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Peter Holley

    Health officials announced that a college student diagnosed with measles recently traveled across New York on a train, potentially exposing untold numbers of travelers to the virus, according to news reports.Read full article >>
  • John B. Geer had hands up when shot by Fairfax County police, documents show

    31 January 2015, 1:11 am by: Tom Jackman

    John B. Geer stood with his hands on top of the storm door of his Springfield townhouse and calmly said to four Fairfax County police officers with guns pointed right at him: “I don’t want anybody to get shot . . . And I don’t wanna get shot,…
  • For alleged Russian hacker, a visit to Amsterdam is a costly trip

    30 January 2015, 11:32 pm by: Ellen Nakashima

    At noon on June 28, 2012, Vladimir Drinkman, targeted as one of America’s most wanted cybercriminals, and his wife hustled into a cab pulling away from their Amsterdam hotel. They had just been tipped off that the police were on to them, but an unmarked…
  • A GOP governor means new challenges for longtime Md. Senate President Mike Miller

    30 January 2015, 10:36 pm by: Paul Schwartzman

    The lawmaker at the microphone asked if there were any more nominees to lead Maryland’s Senate, but he already knew the time-honored answer: No one dared challenge the incumbent, the hulking, white-haired man who now rose from his seat to claim his title, as…
  • John B. Geer had hands up when shot by Fairfax County police, documents show

    30 January 2015, 10:26 pm by: Tom Jackman

    Fairfax County on Friday night released more than 11,000 documents, plus audio and video files, that are part of the police investigation into the August 2013 police killing of an unarmed Springfield man.Read full article >>
  • CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

    30 January 2015, 10:14 pm by: Adam Goldman, Ellen Nakashima

    On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, a team of CIA spotters in the Syrian capital was tracking his movements. Read full…
  • Mitt Romney bows out of GOP presidential race over potential for political injury

    30 January 2015, 7:32 pm by: Dan Balz, Philip Rucker

    Mitt Romney’s exploration of a third presidential campaign ended Friday after three tumultuous weeks of deliberations that led him to conclude that, while he might emerge with the Republican nomination again in 2016, he might be so badly wounded in the…
  • Editorial: What worked in controlling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    30 January 2015, 6:59 pm by: Editorial Board

    THE WORLD’S tardy response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has killed 8,810 people, demands that lessons be learned. Toward that end, a fresh batch of scientific reports has emerged in recent days to guide future responses. The World Health…
  • Going to a public college isn’t as affordable as it used to be

    30 January 2015, 4:13 pm by: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

    Michael Bayne has done everything you’re supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He’s always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school,…
  • PostEverything: How sorority culture contributes to the campus rape problem

    30 January 2015, 3:22 pm by: Alexandra Robbins

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  • Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR itself tries to find the answer.

    30 January 2015, 3:13 pm by: Paul Farhi

    It’s a question sometimes whispered but never boldly confronted: Does NPR, and public radio in general, sound too “white”?NPR itself suggested Thursday that the answer might be yes in an unusual bit of public self-examination. In a commentary aired on…
  • Michelle Obama joins Bradley Cooper to praise ‘American Sniper’

    30 January 2015, 3:01 pm by: Krissah Thompson

    Avid movie fan Michelle Obama praised the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper” at a veterans-focused event Friday — potentially ending a media-fueled “culture war” over the politics of the film.Obama, who saw the film on Air Force One as she and her…
  • TVs tip over on toddlers with surprising frequency, causing injuries and deaths

    30 January 2015, 2:48 pm by: Lenny Bernstein

    It's not your imagination — Americans buy nearly three times as many televisions before the Super Bowl as they do before any other sporting event (the World Series is second, the NBA Finals third), according to the Consumer Electronics Association.Read full…
  • Sons of Metro victim Carol Glover sue WMATA for $50 million

    30 January 2015, 2:40 pm by: Lori Aratani

    The sons of Carol I. Glover, the Alexandria woman who died earlier this month after being trapped on a smoke-filled Metro train, on Friday filed a $50 million lawsuit against the transit agency, saying they hope no other passenger will ever have to suffer the…
  • WorldViews: Germany is housing refugees within Holocaust-era concentration camps

    30 January 2015, 2:22 pm by: Rick Noack

    On Tuesday, the world remembered the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. The same day, the German city of Augsburg decided to turn a branch of the former death camp at Dachau into a refugee center. The asylum seekers…
  • In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects

    30 January 2015, 1:30 pm by: Juliet Eilperin

    President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies — as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds — to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be…
  • How treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, ‘one of the smartest fugitives ever,’ was caught

    30 January 2015, 1:16 pm by: Abby Phillip

    Federal agents have finally caught one of the most frustratingly intelligent and elusive criminals they have ever sought: famed treasure hunter Tommy G. Thompson.On the lam for more than two years, Thompson did virtually everything he could to become…
  • Why McDonald’s should be afraid of Shake Shack

    30 January 2015, 1:07 pm by: Drew Harwell

    Shake Shack, the little New York burger joint that began 14 years ago in a hot-dog cart, just became a $1.7 billion behemoth. At its stock-market debut Friday morning, an investor burger binge doubled Shake Shack’s share price, sending its stock past…
  • How militias doomed an Iraqi’s attempt to replicate Paris’s ‘love locks’ bridge

    30 January 2015, 1:00 pm by: Loveday Morris

    BASRA, Iraq — When Ayman Karim fell in love last summer, he wanted others to experience his joy. Iraq was reeling from an escalating war with Islamist extremists, and men from his home city of Basra were dying by the dozens. Read full article >>
  • Wonkblog: Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens

    30 January 2015, 12:45 pm by: Max Ehrenfreund

    Although there were negligible differences among the racial groups in how frequently boys committed crimes, white boys were less likely to spend time in a facility than black and Hispanic boys who said they'd committed crimes just as frequently, as shown in…

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