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Sep 5, 2011

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TODAY'S HEADLINES

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
For U.S., an era of endless war
Radical ideologies, new technologies and cheap, powerful weapons have led to “persistent conflict.”
(By Greg Jaffe)

After 9/11, security guard on high alert at golf course
FOURTH IN A SERIES | Chris Stegherr is one of the security guards who was hired after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Before 9/11, Americans did not worry so much about random acts of terrorism, but now they find comfort in knowing that more than a million guards — double the number in the nation’s workforce a decade ago — are patrolling public spaces.
(By Marc Fisher)

Romney’s record in the ‘real economy’
Romney’s business record: Big profits for investors, but sometimes at the cost of jobs.
(By by Karen Tumulty and Jia Lynn Yang)

How far does Bachmann’s political outreach go?
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s efforts to expand her base of support appear at odds with her reputation in Minnesota as a champion of the right.
(By Sandhya Somashekhar)

Finding ‘grace notes’ in an intense summer
There hasn’t been a singular outrage; rather, a relentless pounding. Triple-A credit downgrade? Oh. Earthquake? Wow. Hurricane? Okaaaay.
(By David Montgomery)

POLITICS
Romney courts tea partiers
Mitt Romney is having to engage with the far right wing of the Republican Party, yet he must maintain some distance between his campaign and the tea party movement.
( by Nia-Malika Henderson , The Washington Post)

Romney claims outsider role but doesn't change stump speech for tea party rally
CONCORD, N.H. — Mitt Romney is trying to appeal to tea party activists by presenting himself as an outsider with less political experience than the rest of the Republican presidential field.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Va. Democrats believe they’ll keep state Senate
Virginia Democrats think the conservative crop of Republicans running in the November elections will ensure the state Senate stays in Democratic control.
( by Anita Kumar , The Washington Post)

Obama sees hurricane damage firsthand in New Jersey, says Washington will help town rebuild
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rain-swollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in New Jersey’s third-largest city and said Sunday the federal government would work to rebuild towns recovering from Hurricane Irene’s wrath.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Bachmann’s momentum made of straw?
The Minnesota congresswoman has struggled to keep pace after her Iowa straw-poll win.
(, The Washington Post)


STYLE
Hints From Heloise: The long war on ants
Heloise’s home remedy.
(, King)

Ready for an extramarital fling
This person is stuck in a “blah marriage” and has asked for a separation. Is there any reason not to have an affair?
(, The Washington Post)

Ask Amy: Sophomore slump hits parents hard
The youngest of two children, now entering her second year of college, is worried about her parents. They’re at loose ends now that they have the house to themselves.
(, Tribune Media Service)

Beloved beagle still missing
Takoma Park owners of Sassafras the beagle marshal volunteers and spend thousands to find their missing dog.
( by Monica Hesse , The Washington Post)

Blake Shelton wows the fair
Country music star Blake Shelton, who was a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” performs at the Maryland State Fair.
( by Emily Yahr , The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Gilles Simon returns to US Open as a father, fully focused on third-round match this time
NEW YORK — Gilles Simon was in a rush to get home from last year’s U.S. Open. He plans to stick around for a while this time.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Gray, Michael run for 2 TDs each, Tannehill throws for 2 as No. 8 Texas A&M beats SMU 46-14
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M couldn’t wait to get on the field and shift attention away from leaving the Big 12 and onto what could be the No. 8 Aggies’ best team in more than a decade.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Stosur adds to her US Open record collection with longest tiebreaker against Kirilenko
NEW YORK — As Sam Stosur’s record-breaking 17-15 tiebreaker in the second set against Maria Kirilenko at the U.S. Open carried on and on and on — and on some more — the Australian got a bit caught up in all the drama.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

TV and radio listings: September 5

(, The Washington Post)

Weaver and Davis score in 1st half to lead Dynamo to 3-0 win over CF Monterrey
HOUSTON — Cam Weaver and Brad Davis scored in the first half, leading the Houston to a 3-0 victory over CF Monterrey on Sunday night.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Gunmen abduct Filipino businesswoman in southern Philippines, officials say
MANILA, Philippines — Officials say gunmen have abducted a Filipino businesswoman in the southern Philippines.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Six months after tsunami, killer typhoon brings more destruction, misery to Japan
TOKYO — Rescuers and search parties scoured central Japan on Monday as the death toll from the worst typhoon to hit the country in seven years climbed to 26, adding more misery to a nation still reeling from its catastrophic tsunami six months ago.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Israeli military razes 3 houses in West Bank outpost
MIGRON, West Bank — Israeli military bulldozers razed three buildings in an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost before dawn on Monday, clashing with defiant settlers who reject a Supreme Court ruling ordering the enclave to be dismantled, the military said.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

A struggle for economic unity
A decade after constructing a common currency, Europe has been unable to build an integrated economy to match.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)

United Express plane from Chicago with 44 on board skids off runway in Canada; Nobody injured
OTTAWA, Ontario — Authorities say a United Express plane carrying 44 people has skidded off the runway at Ottawa International Airport.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Ask Boswell
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell will take your questions about baseball, the Redskins, the Wizards and more.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum)

Opinion Focus with Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson discusses his recent columns and the latest news in a live Q&A.
(, vForum)

Debt Ceiling drama: Why Jonathan Capehart thinks your voice needs to be heard
In his Post-Partisan blog post today, Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart said that "Folks should be marching on the Capitol" in protest of the way the debt issue is being handled. Do you agree?
(, vForum)

Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron
Gene Weingarten takes polls and chats about his recent columns.
(, vForum)


TECHNOLOGY
New rules, technology dramatically changed stock trading, boosted volume after 9/11
NEW YORK — In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, lower Manhattan has been transformed. Once the physical financial center of the country, the area has become largely an upscale residential neighborhood.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


EDITORIAL
D.C. special education school probed
Report says Rock Creek Academy employees improperly restrained or isolated students before the school was shut down in August.
(, The Washington Post)

National standards won’t help, won’t work
Here is why the profit motive and the political reaction againt debt will give our educators more chance to be creative.
(, The Washington Post)


BUSINESS
ConocoPhillips struggling with technical woes, political backlash from China oil spill
SHANGHAI — The oil spills from offshore wells operated by ConocoPhillips in China’s Bohai Bay are posing technical and political challenges for the oil company far messier than the crude and drilling mud seeping from the seabed.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

World stock markets tumble after dour US employment numbers revive fears of recession
BANGKOK — World stock markets took a beating Monday after U.S. companies stopped hiring in August, reviving fears that the world’s largest economy is heading back into recession.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

European Commission president tells Australian leaders that EU economy will grow modestly
CANBERRA, Australia — The European Union will avoid slipping into recession and is doing all it can to tackle the region’s debt problems, a top official said Monday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

More than 39,000 customers along Eastern Seaboard remain without power a week after Irene
HARTFORD, Conn. — More than 39,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remained without it a week after the storm.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Washington area business diary: Week of Sept.

(, The Washington Post)

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