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Navy investigates ex-Blue Angels commander after complaint he allowed sexual harassment

washingtonpost.com — But an internal military document that a Navy official inadvertently e-mailed to a Washington Post editor states that a former member of the Blue Angels filed a complaint last month accusing McWherter of promoting a hostile work environment and tolerating sexual harassment.
RT @washingtonpost: Former Blue Angels commander accused of encouraging, allowing lewd activity wapo.st/1jD8qnM
RT @MatthewKeysLive: Don't you just hate it when you accidentally send a Washington Post editor an internal military document by e-mail? - wapo.st/1jQ3WLM
RT @laura_nelson: "... an internal military document that a Navy official inadvertently e-mailed to a Washington Post editor..." Oops. wapo.st/1l3Ftp0
RT @MatthewKeysLive: Don't you just hate it when you accidentally send a Washington Post editor an internal military document by e-mail? - wapo.st/1jQ3WLM
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1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live

washingtonpost.com — The Pew Research Center's excellent FactTank blog reported Tuesday that the Census Bureau is considering dropping a number of questions from its American Community Survey. The ACS has been a perennial target of Republican lawmakers, who say that its questions on everything from household income to commute times constitute an invasion of privacy.
RT @sarakgoo: 1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live wapo.st/1pr6vv0 via @_cingraham
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Happy 450th birthday to Shakespeare, the indispensable

washingtonpost.com — Every so often I wake up in a blinding panic and I start to worry about the State of the Shakespeare. Wednesday marked his 450th birthday*, and I panicked still more. I paced back and forth, wringing my hands. "Shakespeare is not dead, by any means," I told myself.
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Rand Paul: GOP might be over-selling voter fraud

washingtonpost.com — Here's another interesting comment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) during his sitdown with former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday: Paul said that the Republican Party might be over-selling incidences of voter fraud. The GOP has cited actual fraud and the potential for fraud while pushing new voting laws, including requiring voters to present identification at the polls.
Pretty telling that @SenRandPaul's totally anodyne comments on voter fraud legitimately merit a short news item: washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…
RT @AaronBlakeWP: Paul: "Republicans who want to make their whole thing eliminating early voting, I think that's a mistake." wapo.st/1hjJuEI
RT @ptbrennan11: Questioning the GOP's obsession with voter fraud is one of the best things I've ever heard from Rand Paul. washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…
RT @ptbrennan11: Questioning the GOP's obsession with voter fraud is one of the best things I've ever heard from Rand Paul. washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…
.@SenRandPaul : GOP "may have over-emphasized" voter fraud, and scrapping early voting "is a mistake". washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…
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Dostum, a former warlord who was once America’s man in Afghanistan, may be back

washingtonpost.com — The return of a strongman known for brutal, reckless behavior would be a troubling development for the U.S. government, which has spent billions of dollars trying to build a stable democracy in Afghanistan. As recently as 2009, American officials tried to block Dostum from returning to Kabul from a stint abroad.
RT @katherinemiller: “The first thing that came to my mind was: Good, he’ll die.” wapo.st/1nHJfnN
RT @ksieff: You can't make this up: Afghanistan's next VP might be a drunken warlord on the CIA's payroll. @partlowj explains: wapo.st/1nHzVjK
RT @ksieff: You can't make this up: Afghanistan's next VP might be a drunken warlord on the CIA's payroll. @partlowj explains: wapo.st/1nHzVjK
RT @ksieff: You can't make this up: Afghanistan's next VP might be a drunken warlord on the CIA's payroll. @partlowj explains: wapo.st/1nHzVjK
RT @jaylyall_red5: Meet Dostum, "Known Killer," Corrupt CIA Bagman and, Maybe, Just Maybe, Afghanistan's Next VP if Ghani wins elex wapo.st/1l43hZO
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The rise of the modern smartphone addict, in three charts

washingtonpost.com — More than nine in 10 Americans own a cell phone, and of those, nearly seven in 10 compulsively check for messages ... even when there's nothing there.
RT @washingtonpost: If you're reading this on your phone, you might be part of the problem. wapo.st/1l3QaYF
Guilty... RT @washingtonpost: If you're reading this on your phone, you might be part of the problem. wapo.st/1l3QaYF
The rise of the modern smartphone addict, in three charts. m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl… First step is admitting you have a problem.
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How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into one of the world’s greatest geopolitical controversies

washingtonpost.com — Justin Bieber has a habit of getting into trouble, but nothing may have quite prepared the Canadian pop star for the scale of the geopolitical situation he just got himself into in Japan. The problem arose when the 20-year-old posted two photos that appeared to show his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to his Instagram page.
How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into a big geopolitical controversy @ Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine wapo.st/1pqKTin
WH might now be keener to deport Justin Bieber! As fast as Obama making friends in Asia Bieber losing them #Yasukuni wapo.st/1pqKTin
"How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into one of the world’s greatest geopolitical controversies" wapo.st/1pqKTin
RT @moneyries: How Justin Bieber inadvertently stepped into one of the world’s greatest geopolitical controversies washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie…
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So, what did Hillary Clinton accomplish at the State Department?

washingtonpost.com — The first rule about running on your record? Make sure people know what it is. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised some eyebrows this week, when she was unable to name a single tangible accomplishment of the first audit of the department, which was a major project initiated under the leadership of former Secretary Hillary Clinton.
RT @ktumulty: So, what did Hillary Clinton accomplish at the State Department? wapo.st/1jPrwZ6 /spox cudn't name 1 - ouch #lvrj
So, what did Hillary Clinton accomplish at the State Dept? Jen Psaki couldn't seem to think of anything,off the cuff wapo.st/1jPrwZ6
RT @PhilipRucker: RT @ktumulty: So, what did Hillary Clinton accomplish at the State Department? wapo.st/1jPrwZ6
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The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play.

washingtonpost.com — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday will circulate a proposal for Internet rules that could allow broadband providers to charge Web firms for smoother and faster downloads to consumers, according to a person familiar with the plans.
RT @ceciliakang: FCC Chair Wheeler: reports he's gutting net neutrality are "flat out wrong." But he's got lots of explaining to do: wapo.st/1prEvXZ
FCC Chair Wheeler: reports he's gutting net neutrality are "flat out wrong." But he's got lots of explaining to do: wapo.st/1prEvXZ
#FCC net neutrality fans in a tizzy tonight: wapo.st/1prEvXZ Hot button words: "commercially reasonable" fast-lane Internet deals
What the #FCC needs to explain: ISPs will have"ability to enter into individual negotiations with content providers," wapo.st/1prEvXZ
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Keystone XL’s continued delay is absurd

washingtonpost.com — IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely - or at least, it seems, well past November's midterm elections.
"If foot-dragging were a competitive sport, Obama and his administration would be world champions..." wapo.st/1jQIBlk #KeystoneXL
RT @JTTriguero: Harsh editorial by the WaPo=>Keystone XL’s continued delay is absurd washingtonpost.com/opinions/keyst… #kxl
RT @PerrinBeatty: Wash Post The president should end this national psychodrama now, bow to reason, approve the pipeline... goo.gl/ofaSIs #KeystoneXL
"The administration’s latest decision is not responsible; it is embarrassing." @WashingtonPost Ed Board. washingtonpost.com/opinions/keyst…
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Iceberg eight times the size of Manhattan breaks off from Antarctica

washingtonpost.com — Timelapse imagery from NASA shows a massive iceberg breaking away from a glacier in Antarctica that could potentially pose a danger to ships.
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Homes without full plumbing, by county

washingtonpost.com — Where Americans live without plumbing
Western / northwestern Wisconsin is an outhouse hotspot, Washington Post map suggests. wapo.st/RMZYMp
1.7% of homes in Deschutes County have no indoor plumbing! In bottom tenth in the nation #inbend, #conews wapo.st/1lGzFAl
RT @starwatchtim: RT @mgroppe: Adams County ranks 18th among counties in the nation for share (7.9%) of houses without full plumbing. washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special…
RT @mgroppe: Adams County ranks 18th among counties in the nation for share (7.9%) of houses without full plumbing. washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special…
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Gabriel García Márquez was a gifted writer but no hero

washingtonpost.com — In 1968, just as "One Hundred Years of Solitude" was propelling García Márquez to fame, Padilla published a collection of poems titled " Out of the Game." Cuba's cultural authorities initially permitted and even praised Padilla's book, despite its between-the-lines protest against the official thought control that was already suffocating Cuba less than a decade after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.
"Heberto Padilla did not have half the talent Gabriel García Márquez had. Still, some of us admire him more." washingtonpost.com/opinions/charl…
RT @ChuckLane1: Charles Lane: Gabriel García Márquez was a gifted writer but no hero wapo.st/1rmM3c0 via @washingtonpost
RT @DHinNJ: Truly excellent @ChuckLane1 column on G.G. Márquez's "weird blend of literary brilliance and political rottenness." washingtonpost.com/opinions/charl…

AP reporter scorches State Department spokeswoman on Hillary Clinton initiative

washingtonpost.com — Matthew Lee strikes again. The Associated Press reporter who covers the State Department has a history of taking spokespersons to task. Like the time he hounded Victoria Nuland in 2011 over the Obama administration's position on Palestinians.
AP reporter scorches State Dept spokeswoman on Clinton initiative wapo.st/1pp4G1q She measured diplomacy by the mile, not results!
RT @CarlosLozadaWP: "Off the top of your head, can you identify one tangible achievement that the last QDDR resulted in?" washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…
RT @adamgoldmanwp: AP reporter scorches State Department spokeswoman on Hillary Clinton’s record wapo.st/1jAG4ui
Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure was a joke, part 29837: wapo.st/1lGeXoE
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Parents of Aurora victims denounce Koch group for using photo from post-shooting press conference

washingtonpost.com — The parents of four people killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theater shootings are calling on a Koch brothers-backed group to take down an ad featuring an image of President Obama's trip to Colorado following the shootings. The ad, from Americans for Prosperity, features an image of President Obama standing next to Sen.
RT @washingtonpost: Parents of Aurora shooting victims denounce Koch group for using photo of Obama's visit after children were killed wapo.st/1f7zY8C
RT @AaronBlakeWP: AFP has removed the Aurora image from its Udall attack ad #COSEN wapo.st/1jCHJzq
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