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Apr 22, 2012

Rising supervisor uncovers scandal: The Washington Post | Today's Highlights

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Rising supervisor uncovers scandal
EXCLUSIVE | Secret Service supervisor and Maryland native Paula Reid set in motion the public revelation of the most wide-reaching scandal for the agency in decades.
(By Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura)

High court again looks at federal power
The Supreme Court will take up Arizona’s controversial immigration law on Wednesday.
(By Robert Barnes)

Big money in a big way for Obama
President Obama’s reelection campaign is reaping the rewards from big-money “bundlers” with an especially warm embrace from Hollywood.
(By T.W. Farnam)



Joining Washington’s one percenters takes more than the U.S. average
To be considered part of the area’s 1 percent takes a household income far above the national average of $387,000. The gateway for the region is $527,000.
(By Annie Gowen, Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik)

NATION
U.N. authorizes full Syria mission
Agreement shows unity by the fractious Security Council in support of envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan.
( by Colum Lynch and Alice Fordham , The Washington Post)

George Cowan, nuclear pioneer, dies
Dr. Cowan was a pioneer in nuclear chemistry who worked on the Manhattan Project and became a civic and cultural leader in the Los Alamos area.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

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METRO
Heavy rain predicted for Sunday
Forecasters expected as much as two inches of rain across the region Sunday, along with temperatures in the 40s for much of the day.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Dr. Gridlock’s traffic and transit tips
The next phase of the 495 Express Lanes project is getting underway at the I-66 interchange, one of several big work zones around the Capital Beltway.
( by Robert Thomson , The Washington Post)

Anne Arundel school discipline investigated for racial disparities
Federal officials are probing complaints that African American students are treated unequally in discipline processes.
( by Donna St. George , The Washington Post)

Loudoun is on the fringe of making a historic error
Changes are needed to save the vital, long-standing plan to extend Metrorail to Dulles and beyond.
(, The Washington Post)

Arlington budget raises property taxes
Arlington County homeowners will pay about $156 more in property taxes and water and sewer fees in the coming year.
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
Big money in a big way for Obama
President Obama’s reelection campaign is reaping the rewards from big-money “bundlers” with an especially warm embrace from Hollywood.
( by T.W. Farnam , The Washington Post)

High court again looks at federal power
The Supreme Court will take up Arizona’s controversial immigration law on Wednesday.
(by Robert Barnes , The Washington Post)

Rising supervisor uncovers scandal
EXCLUSIVE | Secret Service supervisor and Maryland native Paula Reid set in motion the public revelation of the most wide-reaching scandal for the agency in decades.
( by Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura , The Washington Post)

Chuck Colson, Watergate scandal figure, dies at 80
The Republican political operative who boasted he would “walk over my own grandmother” to ensure the reelection of President Richard Nixon went on to found a worldwide prison fellowship ministry after his conversion to evangelical Christianity.
( by Michael Dobbs Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

A tight election from the start
THE TAKE | Polls tell us neither Obama nor Romney should feel comfortable.
(, The Washington Post)

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STYLE
In Estonia’s capital, let freedom sing
In Tallinn, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, history — and freedom — thrive.
( by Steven V. Roberts Special to The Washington Post , The Washington Post)

What’s really wrong with moving too fast?
Carolyn Hax advises a reader who wants to break out of a bad pattern of relationships.
(, The Washington Post)

From Georgetown to Sundance
Writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling began honing their filmmaking style while students at Georgetown University, where with fellow Hoya Mike Cahill they made the school, better known for politics and law, an unlikely cinematic incubator.
( by Ann Hornaday , The Washington Post)

On Sale: Plant deals and baubles
Get your garden growing at Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s spring heirloom plant sale; a jewel of a sale at Tiny Jewel Box.
(, The Washington Post)

Jason Statham is ready for his close-up
He takes starring role in “Safe,” playing a cop-turned-ultimate-fighter who loses everything.
( by Christopher Kompanek , The Washington Post)

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SPORTS
TV and radio listings: April 22

(, The Washington Post)

Cassell joins future teammates
At the Capital Classic, Sam Cassell Jr. recommitts to Maryland and plays alongside four future teammates in a 105-93 victory for the United States All-Stars.
( by Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)

Wizards edge Miami’s skeleton crew
John Wall and Nene form a potent duo in the final minute in a win over a Heat team resting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
( by Michael Lee , The Washington Post)

Capital Classic notebook
West Springfield All-Met senior forward Logan Battle earns MVP honors while leading Virginia girls’ all-stars past Maryland.
( by Preston Williams and Steve Yanda , The Washington Post)

Georgetown Prep defeats Langley
LACROSSE | Chris Hampton dominates on faceoffs and scores twice to lift the No. 7 Little Hoyas, 12-3.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

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WORLD
Radical left at crossroads in Latin America
Argentina’s takeover of a Spanish oil company draws praise from nationalists at a challenging time.
( by Juan Forero , The Washington Post)

U.N. authorizes full Syria mission
Agreement shows unity by the fractious Security Council in support of envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan.
( by Colum Lynch and Alice Fordham , The Washington Post)

Russia’s opposition goes old school
Protesters build on-the-ground organizations across their country that cast the Internet in a supporting role only.
( by Michael Birnbaum , The Washington Post)

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EDITORIAL
Stopping brutality in Syria
The longer the Obama administration backs feckless diplomacy, the more Syrians will die.
(, The Washington Post)

Is Dulles rail running aground?
A decision this summer by Loudoun County could be fateful for the Silver Line.
(, The Washington Post)

Why Abu Zubaida should be tried

(, The Washington Post)

Include Cuba in summits

(, The Washington Post)

An unfair burden on drivers

(, The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
IMF chair: U.S., Europe need to buckle down
Top IMF and developing world official says the west’s “political courage” may be tested given the depth of changes needed to restore their economies.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

App review: Finally get around to all that reading with help from Pocket
Once called Read It Later, this app lets you save things via phone or desktop to peruse at your leisure.
(, The Washington Post)

App review: Pholium
This app lets you curate and arrange digital photos and then share them with other iPad users.
(, The Washington Post)

Futures and options, week of April 23
Economic and business events the week of April 23, 2012.
(, The Washington Post)

Not all foreclosures are equal
Lenders discriminated in marketing and maintaining foreclosures in minority areas, complaints say.
(, The Washington Post)

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NYT Today's HeadlineTOP NEWS Wal-Mart Hushed Up a Vast Mexican Bribery Case

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ABC News: NSW business conditions slump to GFC lows


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Slipper stands aside amid harassment claims

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Stolen car passenger denied bail after Kings Cross shooting
Commuter terror as trains collide in Amsterdam
Bikie refused bail after torching police van
Latest Sydney shooting death not linked to bikies
UN approves Syrian monitoring mission
House sprayed with bullets in Darwin 'ghetto'
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb wakes from coma
100 asylum seekers involved in soccer brawl
Mystery skin infection claims 19 lives in Vietnam



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Destructive rivalries and rare political 'glimmer twins'

History is littered with examples of how personal rivalries within political parties can diminish careers.

Fraser-Peacock; Howard-Peacock; Hawke-Keating; Howard-Costello; Rudd-Gillard. Big names, and all of them at some stage hell bent on destroying the other.

But then you have the rare exceptions best characterised by the 'glimmer twins' of federal politics, Wayne Swan and Stephen Smith, and now, Greg Hunt and Josh Frydenberg.More »

Europe's debt crisis is back - in fact, it never left
Prayer is delusional but its power can be real
I might as well be an economist for all they know
Henry Lawson's timely account of drought and despair
The politics of housing: locking us out of affordable solutions
Ritalin and separation: whose issues are we really medicating?
A different inequality
Eye popping politics: Hockey 'entitled' to candour
Enough is enough: get us out of Afghanistan

Australia
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Slipper stands aside amid harassment claims

Peter Slipper has stood aside as Federal Parliamentary Speaker amid allegations he sexually harassed a staffer and misused taxpayer-funded Cabcharges. More »

Slipper touches down to harassment furore
Three to face court over Kings Cross car incident
Woman dies after falling from vintage car
Abbott urges AFP to investigate Slipper allegations
Man charged over disappearance of 13yo girl
Bikie charged over torched police van
Four charged after Kings Cross shooting
Call to open marine reserve to yellow fin tuna fishers
Calls for Slipper to stand down amid harassment claims

Business
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NSW business conditions slump to GFC lows

The latest New South Wales Business Chamber survey has found business conditions have slumped to levels not seen since the global financial crisis.

The quarterly survey of more than 7,000 businesses across the state shows 49 per cent recorded a decline in profits, while 35 per cent found conditions declined in March.

Business Chamber spokesman Damien Kelly says the high Australia dollar and the incoming carbon tax are contributing to low business confidence.More »

Industry applauds aged care reform plan
Qantas A380 fit to fly again
Abbott tries to trump 'green tape' scheme
Elder loses court fight over outback mining plan
Illegal downloading 'more like trespass than theft'
Shares edge higher in rush to finish line
Olympus investors approve new board
Discount wars slow Woolworths sales
Super tax hike would be 'breach of faith'


Politics
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Slipper stands aside amid harassment claims

Peter Slipper has stood aside as Federal Parliamentary Speaker amid allegations he sexually harassed a staffer and misused taxpayer-funded Cabcharges. More »

Slipper touches down to harassment furore
Abbott urges AFP to investigate Slipper allegations
Calls for Slipper to stand down amid harassment claims
Slipper denies sexual harassment allegations