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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:26:17 -0700 | business-news

On the heels of three major passenger plane crashes in the span of eight days, the airline industry finally got some good news last week when American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines all reported record profits for the...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:26:14 -0700 | technology-news

Act's provisions that presume cellphone unlocking and similar activities to be illegal by default. The results of that fight, advocates say, will likely shape the future of all technologies involving intellectual property ranging from self-driving cars to media and entertainment to...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:26:19 -0700 | business-news

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges that Symantec, the California-based computer software giant, overcharged the federal government and some states by tens of millions of dollars. The suit claims that Symantec misrepresented to the General Services...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:26:18 -0700 | business-news

In the six years since the financial crisis rewrote economic history books, the country's central bank has held its benchmark interest rate at zero and pumped trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy. Now, it is getting ready to turn...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:18:26 -0700 | political-news

Members of Congress have only a few days in town before they scramble home for their August recess. Major issues remain unresolved , including highway spending, the border crisis, Veterans Affairs' issues and a host of nominees awaiting confirmation.
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:16:27 -0700 | political-news

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) at a 2012 hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) The congressman who brought a joint to a hearing, and injected weed jokes into speeches long before legalizing marijuana became mainstream, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is holding his final...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:16:33 -0700 | political-news

Hologram USA's lifelike three-dimensional images, which can be broadcast live across the country, are vital communications tools. "A general or a politician or a head of corporate can project themselves physically in a life-size projection that is completely believable at...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 10:16:32 -0700 | political-news

I wrote my newspaper column today on a theme I started exploring in the Fix last week: The idea that America -- and American politics -- are fundamentally adrift, caught between an old way of doing things that they know...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 14:41:50 -0700 | health-news

The cause was something she never imagined. (Robert Carter for The Washington Post) July 28 at 4:58 PM At first the rash didn't bother her, said Julia Omiatek, recalling the itchy red bumps that suddenly appeared one day on her...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 20:20:32 -0700 | disasters-news

Witnesses in a Chicago suburb say a police officer shot and killed a young dog in front of its 6-year-old owner Friday afternoon. The dog's owners say 1-year-old shepherd-mix Apollo had escaped their yard in Hometown. They found the dog...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 22:19:31 -0700 | health-news

Regular running can be a big boost to cardiovascular fitness. But do you need to run long distances at a fast pace to reap the benefits?...Over the next 15 years, 3,413 people died, with 1,217 of the deaths attributed to...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 18:05:01 -0700 | political-news

John Oliver, ever the peacemaker, has an idea for uniting a fractured world behind a common cause: rescuing the Russian satellite sent to space to observe gecko mating habits in zero gravity  a.k.a. the " lizard sex satellite ." That's...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 08:16:02 -0700 | political-news

Turn on a TV in Colorado and you might assume there are no issues more important to state voters than abortion rights, access to contraception and the definition of personhood...If it strikes one as odd that a Colorado race, or...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 12:52:23 -0700 | technology-news

Since the change, most health-care professionals are stressed and perhaps depressed. The vast majority of people who go into medicine do not pursue it primarily for income...But what many physicians experience is criticism, second-guessing and a standard of unattainable perfection....
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 12:52:25 -0700 | health-news

Username About 80 percent of people experience back pain at some point. The Whiteboard Med School can tell you more. (Bigstock) July 28 at 1:33 PM Would you like to quit smoking?...Check out Mike Evans , a Toronto physician and...
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