Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Big guns brought out to mark 1814 'Burning of Washington'
The event, part of the War of 1812 that came to be known as “The Burning of Washington,” is arguably one of the United States' most humiliating military defeats. White House historians, however, will use the anniversary of the burning this summer as an …
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Dartmouth College president: School's 'promise is being hijacked by extreme
Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, delivered a speech Wednesday night in which he said that the elite Ivy League school's promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior, masked by its perpetrators as acceptable fun.” He continued: “The …
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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 39
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia at noon Tuesday to lower the flag. Inslee ordered that flags at all state facilities be lowered to half-staff until the end of the day next Tuesday …
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Incumbents should stay on Washington County commission: Editorial endorsement
Say what you may about Washington County – and the candidates for the Board of Commissioners have plenty to say – the county has been the most functional in the Portland metro area over the past four years. In Clackamas County, commissioners don't …
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Online retailers add jobs as Washington state economy continues to improve
unemployment-march111 Washington state's employment picture continues to brighten, with a jobless rate of just 6.3 percent and about 6,700 new jobs added in March, according to a new report out from the Washington State Employment Security …
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Re-examining Redskins' needs: O-line
McGlynn was part of a bad line in Indianapolis; he was better at center than guard. Washington looked at a potential new right tackle in Donald Penn, but did not sign him. The interior struggled more than anywhere last season and that, at least, was …
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Cherry blossoms bloom in Washington DC
A sure sign of springtime in Washington D.C. is when the cherry blossom trees come into full bloom along the Tidal Basin. A sea of pink stretches from national monument to national monument. The 3,000 cherry trees were a gift from Japan in 1912 as a …
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Warren Buffett and Washington
Companies controlled by Democratic billionaire Warren Buffett are enjoying a relatively light touch from Washington. On Tuesday the government's Surface Transportation Board announced some good news for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, …
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Game On: Wizards fall short of Gortat's prediction
"We want to go into playoffs with a winning (streak) with the mental preparation," said Gortat, who came to Washington via trade with the Phoenix Suns just five days before the season began. "I was hoping we were going to be in playoffs. We are in …
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911 Outages Hit Washington State, Parts of Oregon

911 Outages Hit Washington State, Parts of Oregon
In addition, the Tribune reported that CenturyLink wasn't exactly forthcoming with Washington State emergency management officials on the details of what caused the outage, which has not pleased them, nor the state's governor who is demanding an …
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Nigel Williams-Goss returning to Washington
Williams-Goss' return is good news for Washington, which loses starters C.J. Wilcox and Perris Blackwell, a pair of senior co-captains, and junior forward Desmond Simmons, who is transferring. The Huskies finished 17-15 during 2013-14 and next season …
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It's probably too late to prevent war in Ukraine
Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in Washington on Thursday also could not agree on any measures. Consequently, none of those governments should have been surprised by the broader and more audacious offensive launched in eastern Ukraine …
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For Hillary Clinton and Boeing, a beneficial relationship
On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month …
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Mount St. Helens, more Washington travel planning tips coming next weekend

Mount St. Helens, more Washington travel planning tips coming next weekend
I leave the Oregon coast late this afternoon to spend a few days up in Washington. It seems only fair, since Seaside has been crawling with Washingtonians on spring break this weekend. I plan to visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at Mount Vernon …
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CenturyLink: Washington 911 Outage Due to Vendor
A seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service that left dispatchers deeply troubled was caused by a technical error by a third-party vendor, CenturyLink said Friday. The unspecified vendor worked with CenturyLink to resolve the issue "as quickly …
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Death toll from Washington landslide rises to 36
(CNN) — The death toll from a massive landslide that struck in Washington state's Cascade Mountains rose to 36 on Wednesday, the Snohomish County medical examiner said. Of those 36 bodies, 32 have been identified, county officials said. Ten people are …
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Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis: 'Obviously I was wrong'

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis: 'Obviously I was wrong'
RALEIGH, N.C., — It didn't take long for Washington Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis to offer something of a mea culpa now that his team will officially miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007. “Before the Capitals season started, I was quoted as …
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Student Deaths, One After the Other, Unsettle a Close-Knit Campus
WASHINGTON — Three deaths at a single dormitory this semester, two of them last week, have shaken the campus of George Washington University. The first death has been confirmed as a suicide. One last week is thought to have been a suicide, while the …
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Outage Hits Washington State's 911 Service
Emergency 911 service was down Thursday morning across most counties in Washington state. Phone company CenturyLink said the outage first struck 911 dispatch centers at about 1:30 am in Oregon. That problem was fixed, but part of Washington state is …
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Washington's population growth slows
The Washington region is in the midst of a striking slowdown in its growth rate as it draws far fewer residents from elsewhere in the country than in previous years. The region had a net influx of about 4,500 people from around the United States …
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Thought police on patrol

Thought police on patrol
Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Post, demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.
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A Raisin in the Sun – Broadway
A Raisin In the Sun, starring Denzel Washington, tells the story of an African-American family in the late '50s in a south side Chicago apartment. After matriarch Lena (LaTanya Richardson Jackson) receives a hefty insurance check, she plans to buy a …
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Washington State Spring Fair is all about youngsters
But for the teenagers from Fife High School's Future Farmers of America group, it's all part of a day's schoolwork – and part of the excitement of the Washington State Spring Fair. For fair visitors, the livestock is just one part of the package of …
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Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception
WASHINGTON (AP) – A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks …
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The Politics of Drought: California Water Interests Prime the Pump in Washington
The Senate bill would allow regulators to "provide the maximum quantity of water supplies possible" to where it's most needed and boost existing federal drought programs by $ 200 million. As is true with many issues in Washington, money is part of the …
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Quick Takes: Redskins news and nuggets
And he'd be wise to have a strong rest of the offseason as well, just to lay a foundation for what he'll be about in Washington. If he doesn't, then … But when you land a guy like this, who was cut from his previous team reportedly for reasons …
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Russia will respond only to increased sanctions over Ukraine
FOR NEARLY three weeks after announcing the annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin held off on further dismemberment of Ukraine. No doubt he was measuring the West's reaction to the first forcible change of borders in Europe since 1945. Apparently, he …
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Chris Brown arrives in Washington via 'Con Air' to face assault charge
(CNN) — Chris Brown's nightmare cross-country trip to face trial in Washington ended Monday five days after it began in Los Angeles. The singer's "Con Air" flight landed in the D.C. area, and he was escorted by U.S. marshals to a local jail where he …
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TV and radio listings: April 8
7 p.m. Miami at Washington » MASN, WJFK (106.7 FM). NHL. 8 p.m. Washington at St. Louis » Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports Network, WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM). NBA. 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami » TNT. 10:30 p.m. Houston at Los Angeles Lakers » …
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Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace
WASHINGTON — U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat …
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April 8: The day that everyone in Washington got into a fight
… everybody got into a spat. And while these kinds of clashes over politics, policy and personality aren't exactly rare here in Washington, it's worth running down all of the day's drama in the district. Secretary of State John F. Kerry vs. Sen. John …
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The less Americans know about Ukraine's location, the more they want US to

The less Americans know about Ukraine's location, the more they want US to
Where's Ukraine? Each dot depicts the location where a U.S. survey respondent situated Ukraine; the dots are colored based on how far removed they are from the actual country, with the most accurate responses in red and the least accurate ones in blue.
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Washington Nationals top Atlanta Braves, 2-1, to avoid three-game sweep
As the Washington Nationals fought a confluence of forces Sunday morning, Ian Desmond waged a more personal battle. Over the winter, he stopped using smokeless tobacco, and he vowed this season he would quit using the substance known in baseball …
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