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The Washington Post Today's Highlights: U.S.-funded infrastructure deteriorates once under Afghan control, report says .

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS U.S.-funded infrastructure deteriorates once under Afghan control, report says Roads, canals and schools built in Afghanistan as part of a special U.S. military program are crumbling under Afghan stewardship, despite new steps imposed over the past year to ensure reconstruction money is not being wasted, according to government reports and interviews with military and civilian personnel. (By Josh Boak, The Washington Post) Incoming House GOP chairmen have a long list of issues to investigate (By Philip Rucker, The Washington Post) New push to strengthen mine safety faces resistance based on longtime strategies (By Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post) Early supporter of Vietnam Memorial found dead in Delaware landfill (By Paul Duggan, The Washington Post) Tablets from Apple competitors will take center stage at electronics show (By Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post : Today's Highlights.. July 3rd., 2010

The Washington Post TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS In Kandahar, echoes of Baghdad KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- This city is starting to feel a lot like Baghdad. (By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post) Gulf disaster is biggest accidental spill in history, analysis says (By Joel Achenbach and David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post) Rep. Waters likely broke ethics rules, panel finds Conflict-of-interest problem could result in trial for a second leading Democrat (By Paul Kane and Ben Pershing, The Washington Post) Va. permits wider police immigration status checks QUERIES PERMITTED IN ROUTINE STOPS Cuccinelli opinion thrusts state into national debate (By Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post) Unlocking a long-lost town's secret past Excavation in Timbuctoo, N.J., may help rewrite black history (By DeNeen Brown, The Washington Post) POLITICS Obama's batting average not as high in lower courts President Obama, on the ver

The Washington Post : Today's Highlights.- Business.- Companies have the cash, but not the will to hire . July 15th., 2010

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Avandia gets equivocal vote from FDA panel Federal advisers delivered a mixed verdict Wednesday on the diabetes drug Avandia, with a significant number of experts voting to recommend that it be pulled from the market because of safety concerns but a majority urging to keep it available, perhaps with tough new restrictions and new warnings. (By Rob Stein, The Washington Post) House Democrats hit boiling point OBAMA TRIES TO QUELL UPRISING Anger over taking risks, getting little in return (By Paul Kane, The Washington Post) Karzai approves local defense plan Afghan leader agrees to 'community police' force of 10,000 officers (By Karen DeYoung and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post) Schooling the competition Study ranks D.C. area as the nation's best-educated (By Daniel de Vise, The Washington Post) POLITICS House Democrats hit boiling point House Democrats are lashing out at the White House,

The Washigton POst : Today's Highlights - Business - Roof-and-gutter service finds the silver lining in Snowmageddon . July 5th., 2010

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Close calls on the rise in skies over D.C. A 120-seat United Airlines plane bound for Reagan National Airport from Chicago narrowly avoided colliding with a business jet departing from Dulles last Monday, the latest of 22 recent potentially dangerous mistakes by air traffic controllers who command the skies above Washington. (By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post) A wounded Gulf of Mexico, and an elusive prognosis DISAGREEMENT ON DAMAGE Waters were ailing even before the spill (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post) On the Fourth, it's back to school Stressing the Constitution, tea party rallies mix the educational with the patriotic (By Amy Gardner, The Washington Post) Life, liberty and the right to a do-over Md. to vote in fall on constitutional convention (By Aaron C. Davis, The Washington Post) For China, modernity can go too far Racy TV dating show runs afoul of officials' morality cam

The Washington Post : Today's Hihghlights.- States seek financial help as new fiscal year begins . July 1rst., 2010

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Some Afghan military officers to receive training in Pakistan KABUL -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has agreed to send a group of military officers to Pakistan for training, a significant policy shift that Afghan and Pakistani officials said signals deepening relations between the long-wary neighbors. (By Karin Brulliard and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post) Living soldier could get Medal of Honor Pentagon recommends award that would be first since Vietnam War (By Greg Jaffe and Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post) Conservatives using Pelosi as face of liberalism (By Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post) Kagan wraps up confirmation hearings Republicans grill nominee but say they expect approval (By Robert Barnes and Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post) States seek financial help as new fiscal year begins Employees and programs will be cut to make up for deficits (By Michael A. Fletcher, The Washington Post)