Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Congress Health Overhaul

Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday...


Poll finds Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial primary to be wide open

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The race to challenge incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan, R, in Maryland’s 2018 election is wide open, according to a new poll, with nearly half of Democrats having no preferred candidate. Former state attorney general Douglas Gansler - who said last week that he will not run...


Millions of drivers lost their licenses for failing to pay court fees, study finds

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Millions of drivers in the United States have lost their licenses for failing to pay court debts, according to a new report, and advocates say the practice unfairly punishes the poor. The report, released Tuesday by the Falls Church, Virginia-based Legal Aid Justice...


Georgetown Law students plan to protest Jeff Sessions' speech

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will talk about free speech at the Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday, and many students and faculty members plan to protest the event. Some welcomed the opportunity to hear from the top law-enforcement officer and top lawyer in...


SEC chairman faces questions from Congress after data breach

SEC-Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to face an especially tough hearing in front of Congress on Tuesday, after the agency acknowledged that it also was a victim to a hack. News about the breach of an SEC network that delivers company news and data to...


NBA players want change, and now must decide how to proceed

Media Day Heat

MIAMI (AP) — NBA teams are going to do something. What, no one is exactly sure yet. The first practice of the year awaits most NBA teams Tuesday — and as if the task of getting ready for a regular season that starts in three weeks wasn’t daunting enough, coaches and players all over the league are...


Virginia Tech professor accused of scamming National Science Foundation

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The scramble for government funding on the university level is a bare-knuckle competitive business. Careers - and fortunes - are often tied directly to getting the right grant at the right time. One decorated researcher and professor from Virginia Tech is accused of...


New SAT scores sow confusion over how to tell a good result

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The perfect score of yore - 1600 - is back and just as impressive as ever. But many students could be forgiven these days for puzzling over whether their own SAT scores are good, great or merely OK. The first national report on the revised SAT shows the confusion that...


The man who had people worried about Sept. 23 apocalypse has a new doomsday date

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The man whose biblical doomsday claim had people worried about Sept. 23, 2017, is not backing down. The world did not end over the weekend, and David Meade, a self-described “specialist in research and investigations,” is saying that’s exactly what he had expected....


Poll shows 'Trump Effect' on race for Virginia governor

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - President Donald Trump looms large over the race for Virginia governor, according to a new survey that finds the president is a factor for a sizeable slice of the electorate. For nearly 40 percent of voters, Trump plays into the choice between Democrat...


Bill Cassidy: The public face of a doomed health-care bill

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Bill Cassidy of Louisiana walked down a hallway flanked by three members of the Capitol Police, each ready to ward off protesters who might confront him about his health-care bill. It was an unusual day for the little-known Republican senator, spent...

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