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Armed former convict was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta

washingtonpost.com — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people with familiarity of the incident.
Oct 01, 2014

What a string of Secret Service coverage from @CarolLeonnig. Follow her now! Here's the latest scoop: washingtonpost.com/politics/armed…

Oct 01, 2014

"A security contractor with a gun and 3 convictions for assault ... was allowed on an elevator with President Obama." washingtonpost.com/politics/armed…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @theJeremyVine: Secret Service having a bad year: “Criminal with gun stood next to Obama in lift” wapo.st/1rDYTER

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CDC confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S.

washingtonpost.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola that's been diagnosed in the United States. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner told The Post that the case was confirmed but did not provide any additional details. The CDC will hold a press conference at 5:30 p.m.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @abbydphillip: 2 Dallas paramedics & 1 intern are being monitored after transporting the Ebola patient to the hospital http://t.co/7OGEK…

Sep 30, 2014

2 Dallas paramedics & 1 intern are being monitored after transporting the Ebola patient to the hospital wapo.st/1ubnjGF

Sep 30, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: CDC director: "There is no doubt in my mind that we will" stop Ebola in the U.S. wapo.st/1uaLLIq pic.twitter.com/GYbjuKmoTC

Sep 30, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: CDC director: "There is no doubt in my mind that we will" stop Ebola in the U.S. wapo.st/1uaLLIq pic.twitter.com/GYbjuKmoTC

Sep 30, 2014

Important to note: Experts again stressed how unlikely the virus is to spread in the U.S. wapo.st/1qSNv2Y

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Investigating Ebola in the U.S.: How contact tracing works

washingtonpost.com — Ebola has arrived in the United States - an unwelcome but not entirely unexpected guest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola that's been diagnosed here. A major part of the public health response to the case in Dallas will be a process called contact tracing.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @ElaheIzadi: RT @washingtonpost: Investigating Ebola: How contact tracing will work in Texas wapo.st/1rCZgOL

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The Graham era officially ends at the Washington Post today. It’s worth remembering.

washingtonpost.com — Today is Katharine Weymouth's last day as the publisher of the Washington Post. When she walks out the door tonight, it will be the first time in more than eight decades that no one in the Graham(or Meyer) family will be affiliated with the organization in a managerial role.
Sep 30, 2014

The Graham era officially ends today at the Washington Post. It's worth remembering. wapo.st/1vtWeiz via @washingtonpost

Sep 30, 2014

RT @TheFix: The Graham era officially ends today at the Washington Post. It’s worth remembering. wapo.st/1qS7i2u pic.twitter.com/axE5ikpZmP

Sep 30, 2014

RT @TheFix: The Graham era officially ends today at the Washington Post. It’s worth remembering. wapo.st/1qS7i2u pic.twitter.com/axE5ikpZmP

Sep 30, 2014

The Graham era officially ends today at the Washington Post. It’s worth remembering. wapo.st/1qS7i2u pic.twitter.com/axE5ikpZmP

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NFL penalizes Muslin player for praying after Chiefs touchdown

washingtonpost.com — When Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a Tom Brady pass and returned it for a touchdown Monday night, he did what so many other NFL players do to celebrate a big play: He paused to make a religious gesture of thanks.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @ElaheIzadi: So I wonder if "Abdullahing" is now gonna be a thing. wapo.st/1qRSnp6

Sep 30, 2014

So I wonder if "Abdullahing" is now gonna be a thing. wapo.st/1qRSnp6

Sep 30, 2014

The NFL never thought it would be so happy to have a religious controversy on its hands washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-le…

Sep 30, 2014

NFL says it was wrong to penalize player for Muslim prayer in end zone - The Washington Post ow.ly/C6Zzg

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U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement

washingtonpost.com — IT'S HARD not to be inspired by the images of crowds in the center of Hong Kong peacefully demonstrating in favor of democracy, their unlikely symbol not a clenched fist but an open umbrella. But it's also difficult not to remember the similar mass demonstrations that filled Beijing's Tiananmen Square 25 years ago and how those ended.
Sep 30, 2014

Editorial: The US response to Hong Kong has been gallingly timid. Obama should clearly warn against a crackdown wapo.st/1mO3ELZ

Sep 30, 2014

RT @stanyee: .@washingtonpost editorial: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement wapo.st/1vvfts0

Sep 30, 2014

RT @stanyee: .@washingtonpost editorial: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement wapo.st/1vvfts0

Sep 30, 2014

RT @stanyee: .@washingtonpost editorial: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement wapo.st/1vvfts0

Sep 30, 2014

.@washingtonpost editorial: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement wapo.st/1vvfts0

Live updates: Hearing on White House security and the Secret Service

washingtonpost.com — The head of the Secret Service will appear before a House oversight committee Tuesday morning to discuss security lapses involving the agency's protection of the White House. This hearing comes a day after The Washington Post reported that a man who recently jumped the White House fence made it much farther into the building than the Secret Service had admitted.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @markberman: That time a congressional hearing on Secret Service lapses and missteps turned into a commercial for ADT wapo.st/1pEbNgK

Sep 30, 2014

That time a congressional hearing on Secret Service lapses and missteps turned into a commercial for ADT wapo.st/1pEbNgK

Sep 30, 2014

Today we learned that the White House's front door couldn't be remotely locked before. (It's cool, now it can be.) wapo.st/1qRwqXd

Sep 30, 2014

The Secret Service acknowledges that yes, the White House fence jumper was a threat. Latest from the hearing: wapo.st/1qRwqXd

Sep 30, 2014

“I wish to God you protected the White House like you’re protecting your reputation,” Rep. Lynch tells Dir. Pierson, wapo.st/1vtG0WB

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From shaming to semi-stalking, Democrats flood inboxes for last-minute campaign cash

washingtonpost.com — "Absolute meltdown." "Kiss any hope goodbye." "We're done. Go home. Give up." The lyrics to a moody ballad? A depressing Facebook page? No, these are actual subject lines from a series of frantic e-mail messages sent to Democratic donors in recent days.
Sep 30, 2014

"We’re done. Go home. Give up." — @edatpost documents the desperate, stalker-like fundraising pitches this cycle. wapo.st/1ov7ViT

Sep 30, 2014

RT @mateagold: "We’re in real danger. All hope is lost. Throw in the towel." @edatpost on how Dem-pocalypse emails raise money: wapo.st/1vsb332

Sep 30, 2014

"We’re in real danger. All hope is lost. Throw in the towel." @edatpost on how Dem-pocalypse emails raise money: wapo.st/1vsb332

Sep 30, 2014

NEW THIS AFTERNOON: From shaming to semi-stalking, Democrats flooding inboxes for last-minute cash wapo.st/1ov7ViT

Sep 30, 2014

RT @sinderbrand: Here's a fun game: emo lyric or desperate end-of-quarter fundraising subject line? (The answer is both, probably.) wapo.st/1ov7ViT

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In Modi’s visit to MLK memorial, a touch of diplomatic poetry

washingtonpost.com — It was a moment of sheer diplomatic poetry. When President Obama showed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi around the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Tuesday, history seemed to come full circle. Many Indians take pride in the fact that King drew much inspiration from Mohandas Gandhi's teachings of nonviolence and civil disobedience.
Sep 30, 2014

"In what apparently was a spontaneous gesture, Obama decided to tag along" with Modi to MLK memorial. washingtonpost.com/world/national…

Sep 30, 2014

Obama takes Modi on impromptu visit to MLK memorial wapo.st/1yypHvc via@CMorelloWP and @katiezez

Sep 30, 2014

In India Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the MLK memorial, a touch of diplomatic poetry. wapo.st/1pENfnQ

Green groups are spending big in 2014 - after a quarter century of getting crushed

washingtonpost.com — If you pay even casual attention to politics, you know the name Tom Steyer. If you don't, or if you need a refresher, Steyer is the California billionaire who is pouring tens of millions of his own money into midterm races, with an eye toward electing a Congress that will go to the mat in support of legislation addressing climate change.