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1 hr ago | News Max

Obama Announces Coolant Phase-Out to Help in Global-Warming Fight

President Barack Obama, whose administration is moving quickly to enhance his environmental legacy, wants a quicker phase-out of the popular coolant chemicals used in homes and offices amid concerns they are hastening global warming, the Washington Post reports. The administration is seeking voluntary commitments from chemical manufacturers and retailers as it seeks to draw down the use of R-134a chemicals, known more widely as hydroflurocarbons , which have replaced ozone-damaging coolant chemicals like Freon.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Publishing

4 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Beautiful bagettes: The loaf that's come a long way

The crusty baguettes whose recipe propelled Fromartz to victory in an informal competition against commercially made loaves in 2009. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post Samuel Fromartz dusts shaped baguette dough with flour in his kitchen.

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Related Topix: Recipes, The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Life, Food, Organic Food, Baked Goods, Bread

5 hrs ago | ABA Journal

What do lawyers do when they leave law practice? In DC, baking appears to be popular

If you like cupcakes and ice cream and live in Washington, D.C., you and others with your tastes might be helping former lawyers. Baking appears to be one of the occupations of choice for former lawyers in the area, the Washington Post reports.

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Related Topix: Publishing

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Why none of the Roosevelts could be president today

Last month, inspired by his visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home at Hyde Park in New York, Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt pondered whether FDR could have been elected today. The same question has occurred to Ken Burns and Geoffrey Wards, whose look at the lives of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt began airing on PBS last night and will continue through Saturday evening.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, US Politics, US News

12 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Airborne military craft to conduct facial recognition from the sky

The era of privacy -- or, at least, the era of the expectation of privacy in the U.S., the first nation in history to even recognize it as an inherent right -- appears to officially be over. And of course, it's all for our own protection.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Cameras, US Military, US Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Mon Sep 15, 2014

National Review Online

Surprise! Hispanic American Voters Are People Too

A Washington Post report on the Coffman-Romanoff U.S. House race in the Denver suburbs undermines amnesty-pushers' insistence that our fellow citizens of Hispanic heritage are fixated on immigration policy: Political observers in Washington constantly call immigration reform essential to the future of the Republican Party, especially in districts like Coffman's and in states like Colorado, where Hispanics make up about 21 percent of the population.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Publishing, US News, Colorado

New Yorker

Hillary's Challenge: Dealing With Bill and Barack

Given the advance of satellite technology and the pressure on editorial budgets, you might have thought that the bean counters at the networks and other media outlets would have agreed upon a pooling system for events such as the weekend appearance at Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, in Iowa, by Hillary and Bill Clinton. Not so.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Publishing, Hillary Clinton

US News & World Report

Reject Pot Legalization, Washington Post Says

People cheer as doors open for the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Thurston County, Wash., at the 420 Carpenter store east of Lacey, Wash., on July 11. The Washington Post is urging D.C. residents to oppose legalization. Less than two months after The New York Times editorial board endorsed the efforts of marijuana legalization activists, editors at The Washington Post on Monday reinvigorated those seeking to break the momentum of pot reformers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Publishing, The Washington Post Company, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy, Democrat

Townhall

American Matthew Miller Handed Six Year Prison Sentence in North Korea

The DPRK has arrested, tried, and sentenced another American citizen for " hostile acts " against the Kim regime, the Washington Post reported. North Korea has sentenced Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor for committing "hostile acts," after the American reportedly ripped up his tourist visa upon arrival at the Pyongyang airport in April.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Publishing,

Business Journal

Lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. was a famed lobbyist and political fundraiser. Here he's seen in 2008 meeting with Roll Call staffers.

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Related Topix: Chevy Chase (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Roll Call, Publishing, Georgetown University

Examiner.com

'Forty-percenters' get drubbing, again, this time in Nevada

CeaseFire's Ralph Fascitelli was scolded for using a figure about background checks that the Washington Post and a Reno newspaper say is bogus. CeaseFire's Ralph Fascitelli was scolded for using a figure about background checks that the Washington Post and a Reno newspaper say is bogus.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Nevada Government, Publishing, Guns

The Washington Post

After the Silver Line: Fairfax looking at future bus service

Fairfax Connector routes underwent major changes to bring commuters to the Silver Line station at Wiehle Avenue and the Dulles Toll Road. Opening the Silver Line was the biggest shakeup in decades for Fairfax County's transportation system.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, The Washington Post Company, Dulles, VA, Publishing, Fairfax County, VA, Loudoun County, VA

The Washington Post

How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

Eighth graders from Kelly Miller Middle School, Donte Batts, 14, left, and Endia West, 13, do a thin layer chromatography lab on June 2, 2014. Students from Deal Middle and Kelly Miller Middle had their first face to face forensic science lab at Deal Middle School in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Blog News, Teachers College, Columbia University, Columbia University, Science, Computer Science

Business Journal

NFL controversy continues over weekend

The National Football League continues to be embroiled in controversy over its handling of domestic violence cases and whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA, The Washington Post Company, Publishing

The Washington Post

Read in: 50 Days Out Edition

Do you subscribe to Read In? Sign up now and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every morning! -- With 50 days to go until Election Day, the first votes of the midterm elections have already been cast in North Carolina. This week, absentee ballots become available in Minnesota on Friday and in Maine, New Jersey, South Dakota and Vermont on Saturday.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Publishing, US News, Media, New Times, Nathan Deal, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Chicago Tribune

Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: report

Workers for Liberia's Ministry of Health remove the dead body of a man who died Saturday in the New Kru Town neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia. Workers for Liberia's Ministry of Health remove the dead body of a man who died Saturday in the New Kru Town neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Publishing, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Forbes.com

Corruption, Casinos Converge In Complex Cultural Contexts: Activist Pisani

As editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming following nearly a decade as a special correspondent for Macau Business magazine, I cover the casino business in Macau and throughout Asia. I'm also a columnist for Asia Times and The Guardian .

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Related Topix: Publishing, New Jersey

CNN

Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, The Washington Post Company, Publishing, African-American, Iowa

Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Abortion, The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Wedding

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Bowser? Catania? D.C. mayoral race rests on an uninspired electorate

Left: Democratic nominee for D.C. mayor, Council member Muriel Bowser, speaks to members ofthe media at the National Press Club in Washington. Right: Council member David A. Catania, an independent candidate for mayor, listens to his deputy chief of staff during a meeting.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Anacostia (Washington, DC), Georgetown (Washington, DC), The Washington Post Company, Publishing, Vincent Gray, US Governors

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