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Nov 19, 2011

NYT Breaking News: Libya Says It Has Captured Qaddafi's Son Seif al-Islam

Breaking News
The New York Times
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Libya Says It Has Captured Qaddafi’s Son Seif al-Islam

Libya’s transitional government said Saturday that its fighters in the southern desert had captured Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the last fugitive son and one-time heir apparent of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

In a scene of celebration outstripped only by news of Colonel Qaddafi’s capture and death last month, Tripoli’s streets erupted into revelry. Vehicles clogged intersections, horns blaring, and militiamen shot their rifles into the sky.

Officials in the capital promised that the son would be closely guarded so he could face trial. But in a troubling echo of Colonel Qaddafi’s capture a month ago, in which he was killed while in the hands of militiamen without ever reaching the capital, the local militias who announced Seif al-Islam’s capture on Saturday suggested they would be the brokers of his fate, at least for now.

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The Washington Post Today's Headlines, Nov 19, 2011: Debt reduction panel still at odds

The Washington Post

TODAY'S HEADLINES

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Debt reduction panel still at odds
Negotiators on the congressional debt reduction ‘supercommittee’ hit another impasse as the clock ticks down on efforts to reach a deal.
(By Paul Kane and Rosalind S. Helderman)

Military health-care reform leaves wounded troops with more red tape
Families say changes meant to streamline care have, in many cases, worsened bureaucracy.
(By Steve Vogel)

Gingrich welcomes scrutiny as front-runner
The Republican presidential candidate defends his lucrative consulting career and plays down his work with Freddie Mac, which paid him up to $1.8 million in fees.
(By Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen)

Obama finds green at the grass roots
President Obama is doing far better in attracting small donations than his GOP rivals and his own 2008 record effort, surprising many Democratic strategists and fundraisers.
(By Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam)

A mission of Curiosity
NASA’s most high-stakes, ambitious planetary mission in decades is scheduled to launch next week with a goal right out of science fiction: To learn whether Mars was, or ever could be, home to extraterrestrial life.
(By Marc Kaufman)

NATION
White House welcomes new era in Burma
Administration to send secretary of state to long-isolated nation; dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi, meanwhile, ends her political boycott.
( by David Nakamura and William Wan , The Washington Post)

A mission of Curiosity
NASA’s most high-stakes, ambitious planetary mission in decades is scheduled to launch next week with a goal right out of science fiction: To learn whether Mars was, or ever could be, home to extraterrestrial life.
( by Marc Kaufman , The Washington Post)

U.S. probing use of surveillance technology in Syria
Blue Coat Systems, a California company, has said it did not sell technology to Syria but has acknowledged that its products are being used there.
( by Sari Horwitz and Shyamantha Asokan , The Washington Post)

Retired justice Stevens remains busy
John Paul Stevens served more than 34years on the U.S. Supreme Court. In retirement, he remains busy.
(, The Washington Post)

Report: More frequent droughts, floods to come
A U.N. panel says climate change will force nations to rethink the way they cope with disasters.
( by Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines - Washington Post



METRO
Colleges square off in Ethics Bowl
At least 15 teams will compete (presumably in a fair-minded, open way) in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Daylight hours dwindling
The shortest days of the year have set in, with Thursday representing the last 10-hour day until late January.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

New middle schools offered for Ward 5
DCPS officials proposes three new magnet schools in response to parents’ complaints.
( by Bill Turque , The Washington Post)

Economic consultant Medley dies
Dr. Richard H. Medley advised George Soros and co-founded International Economy magazine.
( by Emily Langer , The Washington Post)

Panel suggests options for reviving MLK library
Experts suggest that the city could rent out space in the historic library to generate revenue for rehabilitation, or it could sell the building and construct a new one.
( by Luz Lazo , The Washington Post)

More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More - The Washington Post


POLITICS
Gingrich welcomes scrutiny as front-runner
The Republican presidential candidate defends his lucrative consulting career and plays down his work with Freddie Mac, which paid him up to $1.8 million in fees.
( by Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen , The Washington Post)

Feds probe promised Cuba flights
Investigation concerns whether a Fla. firm broke rules by promoting trips to Cuba from BWI Airport.
( by The Associated Press , The Washington Post)

Bill would overhaul D.C. ethics rules
The D.C. Council is considering new ethics regulations and the creation of an independent panel.
( by Tim Craig , The Washington Post)

Military health-care reform leaves wounded troops with more red tape
Families say changes meant to streamline care have, in many cases, worsened bureaucracy.
( by Steve Vogel , The Washington Post)

Debt reduction panel still at odds
Negotiators on the congressional debt reduction ‘supercommittee’ hit another impasse as the clock ticks down on efforts to reach a deal.
( by Paul Kane and Rosalind S. Helderman , The Washington Post)

More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post


STYLE
The pain of being a bore
A reader is stung by being called dull and seeks ways to become more memorable.
(, The Washington Post)

Embracing another faith’s traditions with spirit
A local couple incorporated Jewish wedding traditions into their ceremony, even though he was raised Catholic and she is a Chinese American raised Episcopalian.
( by Lindsey Anderson Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

No-fail holiday cocktails
Jason Wilson has recommendations to calm the annual kerfuffle over what to drink when the guests arrive for Thanksgiving.
(, The Washington Post)

Food calender
Culinary events for Nov. 21-Dec. 3.
(, The Washington Post)

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers
Solo cooks who get loaded with leftovers as they leave the party will appreciate these ways to use them up.
( by Joe Yonan , The Washington Post)

More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More - The Washington Post


SPORTS
Douglass 40, Glenelg 20
Eagles advance to Maryland 2A state semis.
( by Terron Hampton , The Washington Post)

Brooke Point 47, Br. Run 27
The Black-Hawks (9-3) advance to face Commonwealth District rival North Stafford at 2 p.m. Saturday in the region final.
( by Preston Williams , The Washington Post)

S. County 25, Stone Bridge 3
For the first time since 2001, Stone Bridge will not be playing for a region title after South County crushes it in the Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 5 title game.
( by Paul Tenorio , The Washington Post)

Barons claim 4th straight title
GIRLS’ SOCCER | Zoe Mesirow converts a fifth-round penalty kick to give B-CC a 3-2 win over Severna Park in the shootout and their record fourth consecutive state title.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

River Hill 21, Atholton 12
Against No. 8 Atholton in a Maryland 3A East region final in Columbia, The Hawks used a different blend of running styles to upset the Raiders.
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post)

More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More - The Washington Post


WORLD
Spotlight on Afghan refugees in Pakistan
Discontent is growing in Pakistan over millions who fled war in neighboring Afghanistan.
( by Karin Brulliard , The Washington Post)

White House welcomes new era in Burma
Administration to send secretary of state to long-isolated nation; dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi, meanwhile, ends her political boycott.
( by David Nakamura and William Wan , The Washington Post)

Tensions brew over South China Sea
U.S. and Chinese leaders sparred Friday over how to handle competing claims to the pivotal waterway.
( by Ben Blanchard and Olivia Rondonuwu , The Washington Post)

Defiant Syria kills more civilian protesters
Seventeen reported killed a day before expiration of an Arab League deadline for Syria to accept rights monitors.
( by Liz Sly , The Washington Post)

U.S. probing use of surveillance technology in Syria
Blue Coat Systems, a California company, has said it did not sell technology to Syria but has acknowledged that its products are being used there.
( by Sari Horwitz and Shyamantha Asokan , The Washington Post)

More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Redskins-Cowboys postgame chat with Cindy Boren
Live discussion about the Redskins vs. Cowboys game.
(, vForum)

Election 2012: The Fix Face-Off (video)
Political blogger Chris Cillizza's fast-paced video Q&A about the 2012 presidential election and other political issues.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors 2011 (Friday, Dec. 9)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life and your holiday horrors.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems (Friday, Dec. 2)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

Free Range on Food: Thanksgiving cooking help
Free Range on Food is a forum for discussion of all things culinary.
(, vForum)

More Conversations: Discussions, Blogs, Debates, Live Q&A's and More - The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
Spotify loses over 200 labels
ST Holdings, a music distributor, has pulled its labels from Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming services.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Review: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’
A fantastic addition to the Zelda series, “Skyward Sword” is also a boon for the Wii.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Brin’s foundation donates to Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has been asking for donations for months
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Modern Warfare 3 sets five-day sales record
The Call of Duty franchise has another record-breaking title on its hands.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Amazon loses $3 on every Kindle Fire
According to a tear-down from iHS Suppli, it costs Amazon about $202 to make each Fire.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

More Technology News - The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Will the E.U. topple?
It may break up before the currency breaks down.
( by Niall Ferguson , The Washington Post)

The Saudi juggernaut
Growing power in the Middle East.
(, The Washington Post)

Palinization of the GOP
The least informed earns the loudest applause.
(, The Washington Post)

A successful supercommittee?
This member still has hope.
( by James E. Clyburn , The Washington Post)

George Will’s wife
Did her GOP work influence his columns?
(, The Washington Post)

More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post


BUSINESS
Inside the SEC-Citigroup case
An inspector general’s report rejects accusations that SEC‘s Robert Khuzami acted improperly in a Citigroup case.
( by David S. Hilzenrath , The Washington Post)

Millions lost in local Ponzi scheme
A North Bethesda man ran a Ponzi scheme that cheated investors in the Washington area, including charities, out of millions of dollars, the SEC said.
( by David S. Hilzenrath , The Washington Post)

ECB chief chides politicians
The European Central Bank must focus on price control, its president said, rather than take on the risks of fighting the debt crisis.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

Spotify loses over 200 labels
ST Holdings, a music distributor, has pulled its labels from Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming services.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Black Friday 2011: AT&T, Best Buy tout deals
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just days away, many companies are leaking deals early in an attempt to get a leg up on the competition. At&T has announced its smartphone deal, phones for a penny.
(, The Washington Post)


NYT Todays Headlines, Nov. 19, 20011: Egypt Islamists Demand the End of Military Rule


TOP NEWS

Egypt Islamists Demand the End of Military Rule

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK 
 
A rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday represented the beginning of a new battle between Egypt's two most powerful political forces, the military and the once-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

As Deadline Nears, Deficit Panel Is Still at Deep Impasse

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR
Pessimism mounted among members of a Congressional panel on deficit reduction about their ability to strike a deal by Monday and avert a high-profile failure.

As Myanmar Eases Controls, U.S. Sees Diplomatic Opening

By THOMAS FULLER and MARK LANDLER
New leaders have begun to relax Myanmar's political system, court the opposition and fix relations with other powers, an opportunity the Obama administration has eagerly embraced.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"The people didn't sacrifice hundreds of lives in the revolution so that the military would jump over their will. If they can do that, what is the point of parliamentary elections?"
MOHAMED IBRAHIM, a teacher, at a protest in Cairo demanding that Egypt's interim rulers step down.

N.Y. / Region

Interactive Feature: A New Perspective on Crime Scenes

Using a camera called the Panoscan, the New York City Police Department creates 360-degree panoramic images of crime scenes.
Opinion
Capitalizing on Collapse
Campaign Stops

Capitalizing on Collapse

Many Republicans and Democrats have concluded that they will get more out of the failure of negotiations to cut the deficit than they would out of success.
WORLD

U.S. Plans New Sanctions Against Iran's Oil Industry

By MARK LANDLER and ALAN COWELL
A resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency made no threat of further pressure or actions to curb Iran's contentious uranium enrichment program.

With Rainfall and Aid, the Number Facing Starvation in Somalia Drops by Half a Million

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The number of people facing starvation dropped to nearly 250,000 from 750,000, the United Nations said Friday.

New Calls to Press Syria From France and Turkey

By NADA BAKRI
The two countries called for greater international effort to exert pressure on Syria to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters, as at least 15 more people were reported killed on Friday.
U.S.

Older, Suburban and Struggling, 'Near Poor' Startle the Census

By JASON DePARLE, ROBERT GEBELOFF and SABRINA TAVERNISE
A new Census Bureau measure denotes households pulled out of poverty by benefits or closer to it by certain expenses, and a count suggests they are far more numerous than previously understood.

Wildfire Damages 25 Homes Outside of Reno

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Firefighters from across Nevada came close to taming a sudden wildfire that sent 16 people to hospitals and was blamed for the death of a 74-year-old man who had a heart attack while trying to flee.

A Dude Ranch Rests Hopes on a Rockefeller Deal

By KIRK JOHNSON 
 
The National Park Service put a Grand Teton National Park concession up for bid. The family operators say a 1926 deal with an infatuated city slicker holds sway.

POLITICS

Vilifying Rival, Wall St. Rallies for Senate Ally

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Senator Scott P. Brown of Massachusetts, a leading fund-raiser in the financial industry, is expected to face Elizabeth Warren, a strong proponent of regulation, next year.

Niche Voters Giving Paul Momentum in Iowa Polls

By TRIP GABRIEL
In a year when the Republican field is unusually fractured, Ron Paul's ability to mobilize niche groups like home-schoolers may make a big difference.

Deal With the Devil Foreseen by Romney

By ASHLEY PARKER
Mitt Romney expressed pointed doubts on Friday about the ability of the members of a Congressional panel on deficit reduction to reach an acceptable solution.
BUSINESS

Europe Fears a Credit Squeeze as Investors Sell Bond Holdings

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and ERIC DASH
Financial institutions around the world are getting rid of holdings in European government debt and spurning new bond issues, raising fear of a credit crisis.

F.D.A. Revokes Approval of Avastin for Use as Breast Cancer Drug

By ANDREW POLLACK
The agency said the drug "has not been shown to be safe and effective" for breast cancer patients, but would remain available for treating other types of cancer.
The Saturday Profile

Seeing in Crisis the Last Best Chance to Unite Europe

By NICHOLAS KULISH and JACK EWING
Germany's finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, will be remembered as one of the key architects of the new Europe, or as a man who watched a project pursued for decades fall apart.
TECHNOLOGY
Critic's Notebook

For Some, Free Music Is an Investment That Pays Off

By JON CARAMANICA
Mac Miller, Wale and J. Cole have topped the charts after carefully nurturing an Internet fan base.
DealBook

LivingSocial Set to Raise Near $200 Million

By EVELYN M. RUSLI and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
LivingSocial is aiming to raise close to $200 million from new and old investors, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The deal, which is expected to close next week, should value the company north of $5 billion, one person added.

Fitness Junkies Get With the Program

By TOM SIMS
For athletes, an array of cellphone and tablet apps can help keep the endorphins flowing.
SPORTS

Boys Swimming on Girls Teams Find Success, Then Draw Jeers

By KAREN CROUSE
Boys have been members of girls swim teams since the 1980s, but it has only been in the last year or two that boys have swum well enough to draw attention.

Charity Founded by Accused Ex-Coach May Fold

By MARK VIERA, JO BECKER and PETE THAMEL
The Second Mile will try to transfer its programs to other nonprofit organizations and will conduct an investigation into its actions relating to Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual abuse.

The Next Best Thing to Herding Cats

By JENNIFER A. KINGSON
Feline agility competitions, in which cats run through an obstacle course, have become fixtures at cat shows like the ones in New York and Indianapolis this weekend.
ARTS
The TV Watch

A Throwback Is True to Form, Feisty Right to the End

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Regis Philbin promised not to cry amid all the tributes on his "Live! With Regis and Kelly" finale, and he didn't.

Advances in Medicine Lead Stars to Surgery

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
Keith Urban, Adele and John Mayer have all canceled concerts after opting for throat surgery, a result of new methods for detecting physical problems.
Critic's Notebook

City Opera Begins a Season That Is Set on Many Stages

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
The company began its pared-down roster of works with an evening of Rufus Wainwright.
NEW YORK / REGION

City Plans for Strike by School Bus Drivers

By FERNANDA SANTOS
A possible strike by school bus drivers would affect more than 150,000 New York City children, prompting the city to buy hundreds of thousands of MetroCards for them.

Comptroller, Facing Inquiry, Promises 'Full Accounting' of His Fund-Raising

By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
In a speech at New York Law School, John C. Liu, the New York City comptroller, called an investigation into claims of fund-raising improprieties "embarrassing."

28 Indicted in Theft of Steakhouse Patrons' Credit Card Data

By NOAH ROSENBERG
In the last year and a half, at least 50 diners had their card information stolen by a ring trying to purchase and resell luxury goods, according to the indictments.
TRAVEL

In the Pilgrims' Footsteps, Through England and the Netherlands

By CHARLES McGRATH
Before they set foot on the Mayflower, the Pilgrims journeyed from English farmlands to the urban streets of Leiden, in the Netherlands.

Thanksgiving Re-enactments, From Utah to Plymouth, Mass.

By NEIL GENZLINGER
Here are five places that let guests relive Thanksgiving the way the original settlers did. Just don't count on forks and knives.

36 Hours in Santa Barbara, Calif.

By INGRID K. WILLIAMS
Thanks to a new downtown scene, there's now a Santa Barbara for every budget.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

The Inside Man

After making a great deal of money in "consulting fees" from Freddie Mac, Newt Gingrich talks about reforming Washington cronyism.
Editorial

An Incremental Change

The review of deportation policies is a good idea, but its serious pitfalls underscore the urgent need to fix a broken immigration system.
Editorial

Selling Candy to Kids

Instead of giving in to lobbyists, the Obama administration should be doing more to limit the way unhealthy foods are marketed to children.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributors

Don't Give Up on Sanctions

By REUEL MARC GERECHT and MARK DUBOWITZ
If Washington learns how to leverage greed, effective energy sanctions against Iran will not raise oil prices.
Op-Ed Columnist

Decline of American Exceptionalism

By CHARLES M. BLOW
Polls suggest that Americans are not feeling very positive about their nation's standing in the world. We will have to work to make America great again.
Op-Ed Columnist

Republican Financial Plans

By GAIL COLLINS
The Republican presidential candidates seem to have done really, really well for themselves income-wise. Surely there are some career tips for us here.
ON THIS DAY
On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.