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Washington Post will soon have an all-male masthead

washingtonpost.com — The Washington Post announced today that Usha Chaudhary, its chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration, would depart Nov. 21 to take a leadership post at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The news follows the Oct. 1 departure of Publisher Katharine Weymouth, who was replaced by former Allbritton Communications Co.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @crampell: Washington Post will soon have an all-male masthead wapo.st/1E6EZqt

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mikiebarb: There are about to be zero women on the Washington Post masthead (NYT has 7 on News/Editorial side alone). washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Oct 31, 2014

There are about to be zero women on the Washington Post masthead (NYT has 7 on News/Editorial side alone). washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

Oct 31, 2014

I thought (women-run) @Politico was the old-boys club. MT @crampell Washington Post will soon have all-male masthead wapo.st/1E6EZqt

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes after ‘in flight anomaly’ during test. One dead.

washingtonpost.com — Virgin Galactic's space tourism space craft crashed due to an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight on Friday. The company said the accident resulted "in the loss of SpaceShipTwo." According to the Associated Press, one person was killed and another was seriously injured. "#SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly.
Oct 31, 2014

Latest on the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash, which killed one person wapo.st/1yMGC9Z

Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic has taken deposits of $200,000 each from more than 700 people to reserve seats for space flights. wapo.st/1wOEw9U

Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after 'in flight anomaly' during test. One dead. wapo.st/1yMGC9Z

Oct 31, 2014

RT @JoelAchenbach: This is tragic news: SpaceShipTwo has crashed during test flight. Story developing. washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati…

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On Obama’s Asia trip, members of media will have to pay $60,000 each for flights

washingtonpost.com — President Obama's trip to Asia next month should prove to be reasonably newsworthy, given its regional summit meetings in China and Burma and a stopover in Australia. For the news media, however, there is a more immediate concern: the heart-stopping cost of covering the president's travels.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BoothWilliam: Dept of Unreality: On Obama Asia trip, traveling press asked to pay $60,000 each for flights, drinks not included. wapo.st/1wKH6Ni

Oct 31, 2014

Dept of Unreality: On Obama Asia trip, traveling press asked to pay $60,000 each for flights, drinks not included. wapo.st/1wKH6Ni

Oct 31, 2014

This is nuts! MT @washingtonpost: Mbrs of media will have to pay $60K each for flights to cover Obama's trip to Asia wapo.st/1wO8riv

Oct 31, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Members of media will have to pay $60,000 each for flights to cover Obama's trip to Asia wapo.st/1wO8riv

Oct 31, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Members of media will have to pay $60,000 each for flights to cover Obama's trip to Asia wapo.st/1wO8riv

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How to maximize your sugar high this Halloween

washingtonpost.com — This year at Wonkblog we've done data-driven investigations into the most efficient ways of getting drunk and high. We told you how to maximize alcohol and minimize calories. We helped you get the most alcoholic buzz for your buck. We even mapped the states with the cheapest weed.
Oct 31, 2014

I agree with @_cingraham that Fun Dip is 'criminally underrated'. How to maximize your Halloween sugar high wapo.st/1wNZaXS

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How to be a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ for a Halloween in three simple steps

washingtonpost.com — Halloween is the best. Okay, fine, it might not be the best, but it at least cracks the Top 5 on the Holiday Power Rankings. Did you forget a costume this year? Don't worry! We're here to help. Here's how you can dress as everyone's favorite Internet reaction, the shrug emoticon.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @rkellett: How to be a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ for a Halloween in three simple steps wapo.st/1wOwwWt

Oct 31, 2014

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ has been played out since brands started using it, but now it needs to be put down washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

Oct 31, 2014

You don't understand the spirit of Halloween (or the internet until) you've read this @slarimer piece right here: washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

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Money is flying around Interstate 270 north near Urbana after armored truck crash

washingtonpost.com — Money was flying around Interstate 270 Friday morning after an armored truck was involved in an apparent crash. Maryland State Police closed all northbound lanes of I-270 north near Route 80 to try to recover the money just before 9 a.m.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WPLyndaRobinson: Is this a trick or a treat? Money flies around I-270 after crash with armored truck wapo.st/10ETDXN via @postmetrogirl

Oct 31, 2014

“Most, if not all the vehicles suddenly stopped with people’s hands raised in the air.” washingtonpost.com/local/crime/mo…

Oct 31, 2014

Money flies around on I-270 after armored truck’s door malfunctions. "Wasn't much to pick up," state police said. washingtonpost.com/local/crime/mo…

Oct 31, 2014

Um, #FindersKeepers? RT @arelisrhdz: Money flies after armored truck’s door malfunctions; Possible theft charges ... wapo.st/10ETDXN

Oct 31, 2014

Money flies after armored truck’s door malfunctions; Theft charges forthose who thought it was Christmas.Turn it in. wapo.st/10ETDXN

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Bill Belichick is badly misinformed about weather forecasters

washingtonpost.com — In a rant about how useless weather forecasts are, New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick says he'd last about a week in his job if he performed at the level of meteorologists. Belichick's comments are typical of those ignorant about how accurate weather forecasters actually are.
Oct 31, 2014

Great post. RT @capitalweather: Bill Belichick is badly misinformed about weather forecasters: wapo.st/13p52fE pic.twitter.com/QNv2VP2zZz

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At fast-growing Brookings, donors may have impact on research agenda

washingtonpost.com — Of all the topics the venerable Brookings Institution has examined in recent years, legalizing marijuana was rarely high on anyone's scholarly agenda. That changed after a November 2012 visit from a lawyer working with Peter B. Lewis, the late billionaire insurance magnate who had made the legalization of marijuana his personal mission during the last years of his life.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CarolLeonnig: MONEY QUOTE: “When we were able to find a funder it was, like, ‘Hell, yeah, this is just what we wanted to do ,’wapo.st/1wKToVY

Oct 31, 2014

Recall Lalu's 'lecture' at Harvard @ $50,000. Superb take on how Brookings plays the game wapo.st/1wKToVY via @washingtonpost

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Maryland race between Brown and Hogan now a ‘tossup,’ Cook Political report says

washingtonpost.com — The Cook Political Report, one of the nation's leading prognosticators, on Friday declared Maryland's gubernatorial race to be a "tossup," giving rise to more speculation that Republican Larry Hogan could pull off a major upset in the heavily Democratic state. The publication, which had previously labled the race "leans Democrat," said it still believes that Lt.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonward11: whoa RT @PeterHambyCNN: Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’ wapo.st/1vpwro1

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonward11: whoa RT @PeterHambyCNN: Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’ wapo.st/1vpwro1

Oct 31, 2014

whoa RT @PeterHambyCNN: Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’ wapo.st/1vpwro1

Oct 31, 2014

RT @PeterHambyCNN: Cook Political Report: Md. governor’s race now a ‘tossup’ wapo.st/1vpwro1

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A grand, unified theory of Tom Cruise movies

washingtonpost.com — This is part of our continuing "Not Springsteen" storyline, in which we discuss how policy is reflected in culture - just no Springsteen references. Ever. Ryan McCarthy: You came into the office a few weeks ago and proclaimed: "I watched 'Edge of Tomorrow' on a plane - and it wasn't bad!"
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CarlosLozadaWP: "We have to repackage oldies into a narratively nonsensical melange of cultural jetsam." washingtonpost.com/news/storyline…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CarlosLozadaWP: "We have to repackage oldies into a narratively nonsensical melange of cultural jetsam." washingtonpost.com/news/storyline…

Oct 31, 2014

"We have to repackage oldies into a narratively nonsensical melange of cultural jetsam." washingtonpost.com/news/storyline…

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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago - but Germany is still divided

washingtonpost.com — It can be hard for visitors to Berlin to imagine where the Berlin Wall once separated Germany's communist East from the U.S.-friendly West. Today, commuters run to catch a metro where trains stood for nearly 40 years.
Oct 31, 2014

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago — but Germany is still divided wapo.st/13nOt3x

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Report: DHS employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card

washingtonpost.com — Federal employees issued so-called purchase cards are permitted to spend up to $3,000 - known as "micropurchases" - and do not have to disclose those purchases publicly. A House Oversight subcommittee held a congressional hearing earlier this month on misuses of the government credit card, asking why federal employees were swiping the card for seemingly personal things like hair cuts, gym memberships and movie tickets.
Oct 31, 2014

Report: DHS employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card. Via WaPo: ow.ly/DDHn2

Oct 31, 2014

Report: DHS employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card wapo.st/1toHoId

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The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world

washingtonpost.com — Wonkblog laughs in the face of Halloween. Ghosts? Monsters? These things don't scare us. What does make us shudder, though, is scary data about our country and world. From global warming and Ebola to inequality, racism and ageism, these 13 charts should frighten you.
Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! The 13 scariest charts about our country and our world wapo.st/1tortv5

Oct 31, 2014

Now this is scary. In honor of #Halloween 13 charts about our country and our world wapo.st/1tortv5

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Consumers wasted at least $300 million paying for AT&T’s ‘unlimited’ data

washingtonpost.com — By now, you've probably heard that the Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for how it treats its unlimited data customers. Despite paying for an unlimited plan, these subscribers had their mobile Internet slowed to dial-up speeds, or "throttled," once AT&T decided they had surfed the Web too much.
Oct 31, 2014

Consumers wasted at least $300M paying for AT&T’s ‘unlimited’ data wapo.st/1G2JMen

Oct 31, 2014

RT @kansasalps: So @b_fung did the math: Consumers wasted at least $300 million paying for AT&T’s ‘unlimited’ data. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

Oct 31, 2014

So @b_fung did the math: Consumers wasted at least $300 million paying for AT&T’s ‘unlimited’ data. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

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Inside the decaying halls of American asylums

washingtonpost.com — In 2006 photographer Jeremy Harris came across a decaying building in upstate New York that he would later discover to be the former Buffalo State Lunatic Asylum.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @broocrum: These photos should be plenty Halloween-y for ya: Inside the decaying halls of American asylums - @washingtonpost wapo.st/1toRNoZ

Oct 31, 2014

These photos should be plenty Halloween-y for ya: Inside the decaying halls of American asylums - @washingtonpost wapo.st/1toRNoZ

Oct 31, 2014

Amazing photos MT @JennyAGold: incredible photo spread: Inside the decaying halls of American asylums #mentalhealth j.mp/1wO1ihj

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This is why the economy has fallen and it can’t get up

washingtonpost.com — Remember 2007? It was a simpler time when Beyoncé topped the charts, Hillary was going to be the next president, and Apple's new phone was the talk of the tech world. Okay, so not much has changed. Well, other than the fact that, since then, the economy has fallen and it can't get up.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @delong: @obsoletedogma This Is Why the Economy Has Fallen and It Can’t Get Up washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

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Fanged deer pops up in Afghanistan, 60 years after its last appearance

washingtonpost.com — It's aliiiiiiiiiive! Although the last reported sighting of the Kashmir musk deer was around 60 years ago, a Wildlife Conservation Society study confirms that these fanged beasts are still alive and kicking.
Oct 31, 2014

Perfecfly timed 1st appearance of a vampire-like fanged deer in 60 years washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-…

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Why a Nevada congressional candidate is paying for his opponent’s advertising

washingtonpost.com — The Republican challenging Rep. Steven Horsford (D) is probably the only candidate in the country who's actually paying to air one of his opponent's advertisements. But Assemblyman Cresent Hardy's (R) generosity isn't exactly altruistic - it's meant to drive up his own vote totals in key parts of the district.