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The Washington Post: Today's Highlights: Gaddafi forces mount fierce counterattack; witnesses describe 'massacre' in city under siege

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Gaddafi forces mount fierce counterattack; witnesses describe 'massacre' in city under siege Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi unleashed their fiercest counterattack yet against the opposition Friday, assaulting rebel-held positions by ground and air. (By Leila Fadel and Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post) U.S. adds 192,000 new jobs in February; unemployment rate dips to 8.9 percent (By Neil Irwin, The Washington Post) East Coast Rapist caught in Connecticut, authorities say (By Josh White and Maria Glod, The Washington Post) Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate (By Peter Finn, The Washington Post) In the House, compostable cutlery trashed in favor of old-fashioned plastic (By David A. Fahrenthold and Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post Today's Highlights: U.S., Europe tighten noose around Libya's government

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS U.S., Europe tighten noose around Libya's government The United States and its European allies tightened their noose around Libya's besieged government Monday, positioning military assets for possible action in the Mediterranean as they launched humanitarian efforts to assist refugees and rebel forces that have seized the eastern part of the country. (By Karen DeYoung and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post) Outside Yemen's capital, anger and grievances run deep (By Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post) Obama offers states more flexibility in health-care law (By Amy Goldstein and Dan Balz, The Washington Post) With government shutdown looming, freshmen are the wild cards (By David A. Fahrenthold and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post) Poll: Blame for possible government shutdown is divided (By Jon Cohen and Paul Kane, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

Egypt's generals impose martial law : The Washington Post - Today's Highlights

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Egypt's generals impose martial law CAIRO - Egypt's generals imposed martial law on Sunday, dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution, moves that many of the protesters who helped topple President Hosni Mubarak said were necessary to excise a rotten form of government. (By Craig Whitlock and Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post) Washington area is beginning to bounce back from recession, economists say (By Christian Davenport, The Washington Post) Mubarak loyalists change stripes to fit into the new Egypt (By Leila Fadel, The Washington Post) Supreme Court confronts conflicting laws on post-conviction DNA testing (By Robert Barnes, The Washington Post) Caregivers of wounded troops still waiting for benefits signed into law by Obama (By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights: Egypt's military to keep Mubarak government for now; protesters still in Tahrir

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Egypt's military to keep Mubarak government for now; protesters still in Tahrir CAIRO - Egypt's military chiefs on Saturday sought to restore calm and stability to a country still exhilarated by the first fruits of its revolution. But the armed forces signaled there were limits to how much change they would tolerate, ignoring demonstrators' demands to dismantle the institut... (By Craig Whitlock, Leila Fadel and Samuel Sockol, The Washington Post) Mubarak resignation throws into question U.S.-Egyptian counterterrorism work (By Mary Beth Sheridan and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post) Pepco shareholders faring better than customers (By Annys Shin, The Washington Post) Obama to propose spending cuts in budget plan aimed at countering conservatives (By Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post) For District's tea party supporters, home can feel like enemy turf (By Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post)

The Washington Post Today's Highlights: Mubarak steps down, prompting jubilation in Cairo streets .

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Mubarak steps down, prompting jubilation in Cairo streets CAIRO - The popular uprising in Egypt triumphed Friday as President Hosni Mubarak surrendered to the will of a leaderless revolution and stepped down after 30 years of autocratic rule over the Arab world's most populous nation. (By Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post) In Mubarak's final hours, defiance surprises U.S. and threatens to unleash chaos (By Joby Warrick, The Washington Post) Mubarak resignation creates political vacuum for U.S. in Middle East (By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post) After 3-decade rule, Mubarak will be remembered for how it ended (By Caryle Murphy and Howard Schneider, The Washington Post) Administration proposals to overhaul federal housing role draw fire from left (By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights : Since D.C.'s handgun ban ended, well-heeled residents have become well armed

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Since D.C.'s handgun ban ended, well-heeled residents have become well armed In the 2½ years since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the District's handgun ban, hundreds of residents in Washington's safest, most well-to-do neighborhoods have armed themselves, registering far more guns than people in poorer, crime-plagued areas of the city, according to D.C. police data. (By Paul Duggan, The Washington Post) Federal judicial vacancies reaching crisis point (By Jerry Markon and Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post) Muslim Brotherhood eyes comeback in Egypt (By Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post) With Detroit in dire straits, mayor invites big thinking (By Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post) In-app purchases in iPad, iPhone, iPod kids' games touch off parental firestorm (By Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights:After days of violence, anti-government protesters bolstered by 'Day of Departure' rallies

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS   After days of violence, anti-government protesters bolstered by 'Day of Departure' rallies CAIRO - Tentative signs of a possible solution to Egypt's crisis began to emerge Friday, with leading pro-democracy figures surfacing to claim a role in a transition process as tens of thousands of protesters again flooded central Cairo. (By Will Englund and Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post) Where Egyptian military's loyalties lie remains unclear (By Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post) Giffords's husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will command space shuttle Endeavour (By Brian Vastag and Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post) For rural Va. town, post office delivers more than mail (By Paul Schwartzman, The Washington Post) Super Bowl: Dallas weather complicates plans for fans, business owners (By Mark Maske and Rick Maese, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post Today's Highlights:-South Korea , remains on alert to see if North Korea will follow through on threats .

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  TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS South Korea conducts live-fire drills, remains on alert to see if North Korea will follow through on threats SEOUL -- South Korea on Monday conducted a 90-minute artillery drill on Yeonpyeong Island, drawing no immediate North Korean retaliation in spite of earlier threats. (By Chico Harlan, washingtonpost.com) For gay rights, is repeal of 'don't ask' military ban the end or the beginning? (By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post) Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal (By Peter Wallsten, The Washington Post) Enrollment of Muslim students is growing at Catholic colleges in U.S. (By William Wan, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights  

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights: Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal efforts

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal efforts The Senate on Thursday dealt another punch - this one potentially fatal - to the legislative effort to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The result infuriated gay rights groups and thwarted a months-long push by President Obama and the Democratic leadership to force a vote on the... (By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane, The Washington Post) As climate-change talks continue, lack of consensus spurs smaller-scale actions (By Juliet Eilperin and William Booth, The Washington Post) On eve of Nobel ceremony, China cracks down and lashes out (By Keith B. Richburg, The Washington Post) Santorum: A 2012 long shot tests the water (By Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post) Tax fight puts Schumer at odds with Obama (By Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts :The Washington Post Today's Highlights:

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts The White House and congressional Republicans have begun working behind the scenes toward a broad deal that would prevent taxes from going up for virtually every U.S. family and authorize billions of dollars in fresh spending to bolster the economy. (By Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post) House censures Rep. Charles Rangel in 333-79 vote (By Paul Kane and David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post) Army investigating 8 sets of remains buried in single gravesite at Arlington (By Christian Davenport, The Washington Post) Leaked Afghan cables show U.S. frustration with leader (By Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post) Consumers show renewed strength on positive retail, housing data (By Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights

The Washington Post Today's Highliights.-Fed aid in financial crisis went beyond U.S. banks to industry, foreign firms

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Fed aid in financial crisis went beyond U.S. banks to industry, foreign firms The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009. (By Jia Lynn Yang, Neil Irwin and David S. Hilzenrath, The Washington Post) Since beating that left student in coma, his father has kept a constant vigil (By Paul Schwartzman, The Washington Post) Administration reverses offshore drilling policy in eastern gulf, Atlantic (By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post) Presenting plan to cut deficit, commission members offer surprising compromises (By Lori Montgomery and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post) Hats off for Florida congresswoman-elect Frederica Wilson (By Robin Givhan, The Washington Post) More Today&

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights . August 23rd., 2010

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Al-Qaeda presence limited in war On Aug. 14, a U.S. airstrike in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed a Taliban commander known as Abu Baqir. In a country where insurgents are killed daily, this attack was notable for one unusual detail: (By Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post) Nowhere near Ground Zero, but no more welcome Outcry over mosque proposals in Tennessee and elsewhere could be a sign of rising anti-Muslim sentiment across the country (By Annie Gowen, The Washington Post) Albert Haynesworth has failed every test issued by Mike Shanahan (By Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post) Looking better from the inside In Arizona and Florida, establishment candidates rally to lead in polls while 'outsider' rivals fall (By Dan Balz, The Washington Post) Now D.C. is their kind of town With New York's dining scene in a slump, its restaurateurs turn to Washington (By Danielle Douglas, The Washington Post) POLI

The Washington Post : Today's Highlights - Business.- Skyrocketing costs imperil State's expanded role in Iraq . August 11th., 2010

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Ted Stevens, 86; longtime GOP senator showered funds on Alaska Former senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, 86, who funneled billions of dollars to his home state over six terms in office and became one of the most powerful and combative federal legislators of his generation, died of injuries suffered in a plane crash Monday in southwest Alaska. (By Emma Brown, The Washington Post) Skyrocketing costs imperil State's expanded role in Iraq Waning resources could endanger security gains, lawmakers are told (By Karen DeYoung and Ernesto Londoño, The Washington Post) Fed shifts its strategy as recovery slows CENTRAL BANK TO BUY U.S. DEBT Officials signal they will act to avoid deflation (By Neil Irwin, The Washington Post) 'I am not going away,' a defiant Rangel vows on House floor (By Paul Kane and Ben Pershing, The Washington Post) Coffee, tea or flee? Flight attendant's exit strategy serves a crummy job right. (By Monica

The Washington Post: Today's Highlights.- August. 9th., 2010

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Uneasy feeling in gulf over next step BURAS, LA. -- Obama administration officials promised Sunday to remain focused on the Gulf Coast -- punishing BP for the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and cleaning up what remains of the mess. (By Krissah Thompson and David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post) Ousted HP chief's accuser 'saddened' Hurd lost job Private settlement reached in case, ex-contractor says (By Jia Lynn Yang, The Washington Post) Effects of Palin nod for Murphy unclear EHRLICH RIVAL IN MD. PRIMARY Some question reasons behind endorsement (By John Wagner, The Washington Post) In Harlem, it's Rangel vs. Powell: The next generation Longtime congressman faces challenge in Democratic primary from the son of a legendary political figure he once defeated (By Perry Bacon Jr., The Washington Post) Devastated aid group pledges to continue Bodies of 10 slain workers are returned to Kabul along with lone surv