Tag Archives: Washington Post

Mayor: 13 dead, including gunman, at Navy Yard

September 16, 2013

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WASHINGTON  — The D.C. mayor says 13 people have died in the shooting rampage, including the gunman. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that the shooter was among the dead. Officials say the gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis. Earlier in the day, authorities had been looking for two […]

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Fake insurance exchanges target businesses, individuals as Obamacare nears

September 11, 2013

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A number of health insurance scams have emerged in recent months as crooks try to cash in on confusion over the health care reform law, and some officials say they are bracing for more in the months ahead, The Washington Post reports. The Mississippi Department of Insurance says it has not received reports of  the […]

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How Mississippi turned $3.5 million into $80 million

September 6, 2013

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The Mississippi Department of Revenue has validated that old adage that you must spend money to make money. A Washington Post report published today details how increased tax collection enforcement efforts from a $3.5 legislative allocation helped lead to collection of $190 million in unpaid taxes and increase state revenues by more than $80 million […]

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Mike Allen: Nine days that rocked U.S. media

August 6, 2013

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Politico Playbook’s Mike Allen outlines and aggregates the fallout from nine days that rocked U.S. media: July 28: Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media, will be CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, which includes television, radio, magazine, conference and digital businesses. July 29: The Allbritton family sells seven ABC affiliates, including WJLA ABC7 in Washington (plus […]

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Green paint found on Smithsonian statue, organ at National Cathedral

July 29, 2013

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According to The Washington Post, green paint was found Monday defacing a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and poured atop an organ in a chapel at the Washington National Cathedral, just three days after the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized in a similar manner. D.C. police have now joined the U.S. Park […]

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Worst Review Ever for a Restaurant? WaPo food critic wants hazardous duty pay

June 20, 2013

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La Tagliatella has just opened in Arlington, Va., but has already been deemed a threat to the nation by Washington Post restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema. Dining there is enough to make anyone anti-pasta, he writes in what the newspaper says might be one of the worst thrashings ever given a dining establishment by a WaPo […]

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WaPo: At 80, Myrlie Evers-Williams unhaunted by Mississippi ghosts

June 5, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Myrlie Evers-Williams moves gingerly about the crowd, slowed by her 80-year-old knees. The University of Mississippi chancellor, who has invited her to speak at commencement exercises, takes her hand to lead her down a flight of stairs. Students, black and white, ask to pose for a photo with her as she makes […]

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Note to Gov. Bryant: Aunt Bea and Andy can’t fix our schools

June 5, 2013

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It would be easy to pile on the comments Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant made about women and education this week in which he told an audience at a Washington Post event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” However, while many folks, including Bryant, may pine for a kinder, […]

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(VIDEO) Gov. Bryant: Working moms led to nation’s education woes

June 4, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant told an audience at today’s Washington Post Live event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” The comment is already a top headline trending on washingtonpost.com. The even was intended to focus on the importance of ensuring that children read well by the end of third […]

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Not an Onion headline: U.S. government to spend $890K on nothing

April 24, 2013

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If you are a federal worker on furlough this week — or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs — you might save your blood pressure, and go read another story. This one is about all the money the U.S. government spends on . . . nothing. As reported in the Washington Post, it is one of […]

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