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Abby Phillip, Sarah Larimer and Amrita Jayakumar
Orbital Sciences Corp. says development of a new rocket engine could be accelerated if the old Russian engine is to blame.
Maine has placed a nurse who treated Ebola patients under a voluntary quarantine, but she had said she would ignore it.
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The National Law Journal profiles a forthcoming movie based on Kelo v. City of New London, one of the most controversial property rights decisions in the history of the Supreme Court.
Mary C. Curtis
Because of practical politics, especially in the South, probably not, though some of the president’s supporters may wince as they mark their ballots.
Recent changes to delivery standards have resulted in slower mail across the nation, according to a GAO report.
Frank Underwood would be pleased.
So says New York’s highest court, unanimously.
Not that it hasn’t been worth it.
It’s a logistical and symbolic no-brainer.
A study of police stops of Kansas City-area drivers yields insights into the effects of this controversial policy.
The San Francisco Giants manager followed the simplest but often hardest rule in leadership: Get out of the way.
Even a convent of nuns in Missouri took to Facebook to express their support for the Kansas City Royals during the World Series.
Staten Island says they’d like to keep their current representative, despite the indictment.
The Jerusalem passport case does not raise any difficult questions about the exclusivity of presidential recognition power. But it does not raise and questions about the extent of Congressional power either.
With great ratings among young people comes great risk.
We waited nearly 40 years for a disruptive breakthrough in car airbags, now it may be too late.
Ward Farnsworth (guest-blogging)
We both give our money to a Ponzi schemer, and he spends mine but not yours. Should you get all of yours back?
Enze Han and Joseph O’Mahoney
The British colonial empire spread laws that criminalized homosexuality. Many of these laws are still there.
It doesn’t seem too fun.
A deeper dive into how residents of red and blue states spend their money and time reveals little difference in charity.
After whistleblowers told Washington Post that their reports had been altered to remove negative findings, OIG cancels leadership meeting overseas to focus on damage control.
A Belgian student devised a “ambulance drone” that includes a defibrillator.
Reactions to Obama’s immigration decision are quite muted, despite the narrative.
The agency has had its share of problems, and a series of government audits raises questions about whether it’s prepared for new threats.
Barbara Comstock’s campaign says she saved $400 million on Silver Line construction. But there’s not much to that number.
Special access for wealthy contributors fuels a fundraising bonanza for the RGA.
Michael Alison Chandler
Lawsuit would “eviscerate” local control of schools, D.C. public education advocates say.
Districts unsure Common Core exams are improvement and expect logistical problems, new poll finds
For-profit colleges will have to limit student debt in career-training programs or have federal funding cut.
A roundup of business news from around the world.
Sari Horwitz and Wesley Lowery
They would not say when Thomas Jackson would step down or under what circumstances.
Officials had established a new policy to ensure that they did not violate the civil liberties of Americans.
Lena H. Sun, Brady Dennis and Joel Achenbach
Officials still caution that the disease is unpredictable and could surge again in West Africa.
University president Wallace D. Loh was personally involved in definition of sexual assault and other issues.
Jason Rezaian, the media company’s Tehran correspondent, has been held without formal charges for 100 days.
The FDA now has approved vaccines for all five forms of bacterial meningitis.
T. Rees Shapiro
A former assistant principal, two former teachers and a student have accused a principal of discrimination.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease needs. Just in case.
Polls, games and money, money, money.
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