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Mar 17, 2012

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Afghanistan shooting suspect identified
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused in Afghan shooting rampage, had served three combat tours, been injured in Iraq.
(By Craig Whitlock, Mary Pat Flaherty and Carol D. Leonnig)

David Ignatius: Bin Laden’s plot to kill Obama
EXCLUSIVE | Papers from slain al-Qaeda leader’s compound also detail plan to kill Gen. David Petraeus. U.S. officials say plan was never a serious threat.
(By David Ignatius)

Romney advisers try to lay groundwork for united GOP against Obama
While Mitt Romney’s public activities are geared almost entirely toward winning the nomination, his campaign is on a private mission aimed past this spring.
(By Philip Rucker)

Some college plans exempt from birth control rule
Requirement for insurance coverage will not apply to a type of plan used by about 200,000 students.
(By N.C. Aizenman)

Follow him @dcjail #facingyears
An alleged drug dealer can’t quit his Facebook and Twitter habits, even while jailed during his trial in D.C. federal court.
(By Del Quentin Wilber)

NATION
Afghanistan shooting suspect identified
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused in Afghan shooting rampage, had served three combat tours, been injured in Iraq.
( by Christian Davenport, Carol D. Leonnig and Mary Pat Flaherty , The Washington Post)

Bin Laden wanted Obama, Petraeus killed
The al-Qaeda chief’s ambitions appear in a collection of classified records that the Obama administration is planning to release to the public in the coming months.
( by Greg Miller , The Washington Post)

Stink bugs migrating South
As Mid-Atlantic infestation wanes, agricultural researchers fear insects’ damage elsewhere, such as in Florida and Georgia.
( by Darryl Fears , The Washington Post)

Former Dover mortuary officials face discipline
The Air Force says it will impose harsher penalties after a federal probe says the pair retaliated against subordinates for reporting systematic problems.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

Not so fast: Second experiment refutes faster-than-light particles
Those supposedly faster-than-light particles that shook up the world of physics last September are now looking a lot slower after a second experiment refutes the original finding.
( by Brian Vastag , The Washington Post)

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METRO
Winter heat wave ebbs in D.C.
After three consecutive days of temperatures in the 80s, Washington turned out to be one of the cooler spots in the region Friday, failing to reach 60.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Young voice in fight vs. bullying
Katy Butler, a 17-year-old from Michigan, has built up a network of support in her effort to get the rating of the documentary “Bully” changed from R to PG-13 so more teenagers can see it.
( by Donna St. George , The Washington Post)

Unlikely ally for Pr. George’s casino
A potential competitor has no problem with County Executive Baker’s National Harbor plan.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)

Follow him @dcjail #facingyears
An alleged drug dealer can’t quit his Facebook and Twitter habits, even while jailed during his trial in D.C. federal court.
( by Del Quentin Wilber , The Washington Post)

Court rejects attempt to halt Alexandria waterfront plan
The group had hoped to require the plan to get “yes” votes from six of seven City Council members.
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
Unlikely ally for Pr. George’s casino
A potential competitor has no problem with County Executive Baker’s National Harbor plan.
( by John Wagner , The Washington Post)

GOP presidential race arrives in Puerto Rico
The turbulent GOP presidential race, just like the drawn-out Democratic primary battle in 2008, has come to Puerto Rico.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Some college plans exempt from birth control rule
Requirement for insurance coverage will not apply to a type of plan used by about 200,000 students.
( by N.C. Aizenman , The Washington Post)

On another subject, based on what you've heard or read, do you think Iran is or is not trying to develop nuclear weapons?

( by  , The Washington Post)

To try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose The United States bombing Iran's nuclear development sites?

( by  , The Washington Post)

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STYLE
Breaking up is hard to do
A reader wonders if there’s a way to make the hurt less painful.
(, The Washington Post)

George Clooney’s week: From White House to big house
The actor tops off a hectic week — testifying before a Senate committee, the British State Dinner, a meeting with President Obama — with his planned arrest during a protest.
( by Aaron Leitko , The Washington Post)

Seeking a peaceful life after war
War veterans and civilians talk about perceptions of the military and the challenging life transitions in a Washington’s first Veteran-Civilian Dialogue.
( by Dan Zak , The Washington Post)

In Germany’s Mosel Valley, wine is king
Beer is on tap here, but you won’t see many people drinking it. This is grape country, with varieties not seen anywhere else.
( by Bert Archer , The Washington Post)

This week’s travel news in brief
COMING & GOING | European hotel rates jump, J.D. Power and Associates releases its customer service ratings for travel companies, and more.
( by Andrea Sachs , The Washington Post)

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SPORTS
Paul VI, DeMatha in Alhambra final
Guard Tilman Dunbar’s three-point play as time expired lifts Panthers past No. 5 Gonzaga, while Stags handled St. Benedict’s of Newark, N.J.
( by Josh Barr , The Washington Post)

TV and radio listings: March 17

(, The Washington Post)

Jets pick up ground on Caps
Dustin Byfuglien scores the tiebreaking goal as the Jets pull within two points of the Caps for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
( by Tarik El-Bashir , The Washington Post)

Boilermakers hold off Gaels in final minute
Purdue loses a 13-point lead but makes its free throws in the final minute to hold off Saint Mary’s, 72-69, in the Midwest Region.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)

Ohio does it again in upset of Michigan
Two years after shocking Georgeotwn, 13th-seeded Ohio upsets No. 4 Michigan.
( by Eric Prisbell , The Washington Post)

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WORLD
Afghanistan shooting suspect identified
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused in Afghan shooting rampage, had served three combat tours, been injured in Iraq.
( by Christian Davenport, Carol D. Leonnig and Mary Pat Flaherty , The Washington Post)

Sectarianism haunts Iraq as Sunnis call for more independence
Recent moves by Iraq’s political leadership and security forces have brought resentment to a head.
( by Alice Fordham , The Washington Post)

Bin Laden wanted Obama, Petraeus killed
The al-Qaeda chief’s ambitions appear in a collection of classified records that the Obama administration is planning to release to the public in the coming months.
( by Greg Miller , The Washington Post)

Former Dover mortuary officials face discipline
The Air Force says it will impose harsher penalties after a federal probe says the pair retaliated against subordinates for reporting systematic problems.
( by Craig Whitlock , The Washington Post)

N. Korea draws condemnation for rocket launch plan
Move could jeopardize agreement to halt weapons tests in exchange for food aid.
( by Chico Harlan and William Wan , The Washington Post)

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
The Reliable Source Live
Washington Post columnists Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discuss your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns.
(, vForum)

Jen Chaney discusses 'The Walking Dead' season finale
Join Jen Chaney as she discusses the season finale of The Walking Dead.
(, vForum)

Is March Madness healthy?
Bradley Hirschfield discussed whether or not Americans are too wrapped up in March Madness.
(, vForum)

Dana Milbank Live
Dana Milbank discusses his latest columns and political news.
(, vForum)

How to 'Mad Men' your home
HGTV's Vern Yip and the Post's Jura Koncius discuss how to give your home that 'Mad Men' style.
(, vForum)

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TECHNOLOGY
New iPad: Why you should never buy an LTE tablet

(, The Washington Post)

iPad launch draws fans and protesters across the U.S.
Apple’s third-generation iPad drew the expected crowds for its big public debut on Friday. The hubbub started a minute after midnight, when select Best Buy and Walmart locations opened their doors to customers. There were lines at some third-party resellers, but the bigger throngs of diehards went straight to the mother ship, the Apple Store, which started selling iPads at 8am local time.
( by Heather Kelly | VentureBeat.com , VentureBeat.com)

Public radio’s ‘This American Life’ retracts report on Apple’s supply chain
Program says the story — based on a show by actor Mike Daisey — “contained significant fabrications.”
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Apple fans swarm stores around world for new iPad
Apple started selling its new iPad at stores Friday, and the launch drew long lines around the world.
(, The Washington Post)

Protesters cloud Apple’s new iPad launch
Dozens of protesters turned up at Apple’s stores but were far outnumbered by eager customers
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

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EDITORIAL
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day locally

(, The Washington Post)

Accountability is more important than one teacher

(, The Washington Post)

Gas engines have come a long way

(, The Washington Post)

LED bulbs: an upfront cost but long-term savings

(, The Washington Post)

Two teams had to deal with fatigue

(, The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
New iPad: Why you should never buy an LTE tablet

(, The Washington Post)

Save American politics: Kill the primary
Ezra Klein takes a look at the goals of Americans Elect, a political-reform group funded by a collection of Wall Street executives.
(, The Washington Post)

Foreclosure whistleblower earns $18M
A lawyer who investigates insurance fraud is among six who will pocket $46.5M as part of a settlement.
( by Jef Feeley and David McLaughlin Bloomberg News , The Washington Post)

A guide to Washington-area graduate business degree programs

(, The Washington Post)

Congressman moves to ban BPA from food packaging
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) asked the federal government on Friday to ban the chemical bisphenol A from use in food and beverage containers.
( by Dina ElBoghdady , The Washington Post)

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