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Sunday, July 26, 2009

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Focus on Health Savings Obscures Other Issues President Obama says the primary goal of health reform is to rein in runaway spending, and he points to real-world examples in which doctors and hospitals have improved care and reduced costs. (By Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post) National Agenda Pushed In Debate McDonnell Also Presses Deeds On Transportation (By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post) A Case of Getting What You Pay For With Heart Attack Treatments, as Quality Rises, So Does Cost (By David Brown, The Washington Post) After Arrest, Cambridge Reflects on Racial Rift Forum to Explore Deep-Seated Issues (By Krissah Thompson and Cheryl W. Thompson, The Washington Post) In France, Chinese Swoop In To Buy Stake in Savoir-Faire (By Edward Cody, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights
POLITICS Focus on Health Savings Obscures Other Issues President Obama says the primary goal of health reform is to rein in runaway spending, and he points to real-world examples in which doctors and hospitals have improved care and reduced costs. (By Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post) He Promised Change, but Is This Too Much, Too Soon? (By Dan Balz, The Washington Post) Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Led to F-22's Demise (By Ann Gerhart and Perry Bacon Jr., The Washington Post) Bad Blood From Health Debate Spills Into Mailroom (By Ben Pershing, The Washington Post) Military Weighs Private Security on Front Lines Firm Could Have Broad Protection Authority in Afghanistan (By Walter Pincus, The Washington Post) More Politics
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NATION In Illinois Town, Still a Time to Mourn MARSEILLES, Ill. -- They are adding a panel to the black granite war memorial, the one etched with names of U.S. warriors killed in the Middle East and Afghanistan. The other 10 panels are filled, but the troops keep falling. (By Peter Slevin, The Washington Post) New Jersey Sting Shuffles Governor's Race Arrests Thin Ranks for Democratic Incumbent as Focus Turns to Corruption-Busting (By Keith B. Richburg, The Washington Post) After Arrest, Cambridge Reflects on Racial Rift Forum to Explore Deep-Seated Issues (By Krissah Thompson and Cheryl W. Thompson, The Washington Post) A Case of Getting What You Pay For With Heart Attack Treatments, as Quality Rises, So Does Cost (By David Brown, The Washington Post) Obama-Backed Proposal on Medicare May Save $2 Billion, CBO Estimates (By Michael D. Shear, The Washington Post) More Nation
WORLD Opposition Seeks Shift in Power as Iraqi Kurds Vote SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq, July 25 -- An opposition party promising to break the grip of the two ruling parties in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region made a surprisingly strong showing in elections Saturday that appeared certain to shift the region's political arithmetic, opposition and government... (By Anthony Shadid, The Washington Post) Hazaras May Play Key Role in Afghan Vote Long-Oppressed Minority Is Wooed By Karzai, Others (By Pamela Constable, The Washington Post) In France, Chinese Swoop In To Buy Stake in Savoir-Faire (By Edward Cody, The Washington Post) In Tokyo, Hitchcock Isn't Around, but He Seems to Have Sent the Birds (By Blaine Harden, The Washington Post) Military Weighs Private Security on Front Lines Firm Could Have Broad Protection Authority in Afghanistan (By Walter Pincus, The Washington Post) More World
METRO National Agenda Pushed In Debate HOT SPRINGS, Va., July 25 -- National Democratic policies on energy, labor and the economy and Virginia's mounting transportation needs emerged as defining issues in the race for governor Saturday as the dynamics of the campaign began to take shape during the first debate between Democrat R. Crei... (By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post) Developer Hopes To Transform Racetrack in Prince George's (By Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post) Southeast Equestrian Team An Unlikely Outlet for Kids (By Martin Ricard, The Washington Post) Storms Zap Power in Parts of D.C. Area (By Martin Weil, The Washington Post) D.C. Weighs Welfare Cut As Budget Gap Looms Aid Would Be Reduced For Recipients Failing To Meet Work Rules (By Henri E. Cauvin, The Washington Post) More Metro
BUSINESS The Squire's Son, Bullish on Print Finally. Someone who does not think my industry is a dinosaur headed for extinction. John Kent Cooke, former president of the Washington Redskins and son of the legendary entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, has followed his late father into the newspaper business. Last week, Cooke bought three daily ne... (By Thomas Heath, The Washington Post) Today's Financial Crunch Can Mean a Stress Test for Relationships, Too Today's Financial Crunch Can Mean a Stress Test for Relationships, Too (By Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post) The Upside of Entering on a Downswing (By Dan Rafter, The Washington Post) Investors Finally Have A Reason To Cheer (By Jonathan Starkey, The Washington Post) National Agenda Pushed In Debate McDonnell Also Presses Deeds On Transportation (By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post) More Business

TECHNOLOGY Digital Nomads Choose Their Tribes Frank Gruber's workstation at AOL in Dulles could be in any cubicle farm from here to Bangalore -- push-pin board for reminders, computer on Formica desk, stifling fluorescent lighting. It's so drab there's nothing more to say about it, which is why the odds of finding Gruber there are slim. (By Michael S. Rosenwald, The Washington Post) Barnes & Noble Repeats Amazon.com's Errors on E-Books (By Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post) One Fan Gets His Big Break With Rock Band's Expansion (By Mike Musgrove, The Washington Post) Help File: IE 6 Is Still Dead; Recordable DVD Formats (By Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post) Up, Up and Getaway? (The Washington Post) More Technology
SPORTS United Gives Up Lead But Holds On for Tie SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25 - D.C. United had a two-goal lead before the sun began to dip behind the Santa Clara Mountains, the gorgeous backdrop for Saturday night's MLS match against the dreary San Jose Earthquakes. (By Steven Goff, The Washington Post) Norman Avoids Bogeys to Lead Senior British (The Washington Post) Contador Is About To Claim 2nd Tour Armstrong In Line To Reach Podium (By Jamey Keaten, The Washington Post) 50-Year-Old Martin Makes History at Indy (The Washington Post) Contador Is About to Claim 2nd Tour Armstrong In Line To Reach Podium (By Jamey Keaten, The Washington Post) More Sports
STYLE 'I've Never Recorded Anything That I Didn't Want to Perform' Chris Isaak may be the closest thing popular music has to a Renaissance man. The moody singer-songwriter's résumé includes stints as television and movie actor, talk-show host, artist, surfer, fisherman and Golden Gloves champion. (Yes, the man with that soft-as-honey voice can throw a knockout p... (The Washington Post) 'Goddesses': A Designer's Borrowed Clothes (By Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post) Delaware Museum's American Portraits Have a New York Flavor (By Randall Chase, The Washington Post) All We Had ... Was Faith And Love" Tashia Gaskins & Kris Jenkins (By Ellen McCarthy, The Washington Post) Punk Rock Bride: It'll Turn Into a Ballroom Blitz (The Washington Post) More Style
The Health-Care Sacrifice PRESIDENT OBAMA sometimes presents health-care reform as a pain-free proposition, as simple as choosing the red pill over the blue -- one that's no more effective but costs twice as much. Asked at his news conference whether "the American people are going to have to give anything up in order for... (The Washington Post) Cocaine Justice Strides are being made toward fairness in sentencing. (The Washington Post) Raise the Gas Tax A win-win proposition for the District (The Washington Post)

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