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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
A team of federal investigators known as the "BP squad" is assembling in New Orleans to conduct a wide-ranging criminal probe that will focus on at least three companies and examine whether their cozy relations with federal regulators contributed to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according...
(By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post)

House backs $37 billion in additional war funding
(By Perry Bacon Jr. and Ben Pershing, The Washington Post)

Red Line crash was inevitable, NTSB finds
'ONLY QUESTION WAS WHEN'
Board blames circuit failures, safety attitude

(By Ann Scott Tyson, The Washington Post)

Aretha Franklin, Condi Rice show each other a little bit of R-E-S-P-E-C-T
(By Anne Midgette, The Washington Post)

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POLITICS
The trying times of '02 could repeat for Rangel
The last time a congressman was put on trial before his congressional peers, he showed up late for his hearing, accused investigators of faking evidence and cracked lame jokes to break the tension.
(By Carol D. Leonnig, The Washington Post)

Bill on political ad disclosures falls short in Senate
DEMOCRATS SHY OF 60 VOTES
Setback for bid to curb corporate spending

(By Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)

Okla. GOP nominates Rep. Fallin for governor
(By Associated Press, The Washington Post)

House backs $37 billion in additional war funding
(By Perry Bacon Jr. and Ben Pershing, The Washington Post)

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NATION
Bill on political ad disclosures falls short in Senate
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation requiring fuller disclosure of the money behind political advertising, derailing a major White House initiative and virtually ensuring an onslaught of attack ads during this year's midterm election season.
(By Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)

Obama calls for more hiring of disabled
ADA's 20th anniversary brings House vote and executive order
(By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post)

Digital divide among groups of Latinos, study finds
(By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post)

'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
Criminal inquiry to focus on three firms and their ties to regulators
(By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post)

Corrections
(The Washington Post)

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WORLD
Leaked documents all part of U.S. plot, Pakistani says
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN -- From the deluge of leaked military documents published Sunday, a former Pakistani spy chief emerged as a chilling personification of his nation's alleged duplicity in the Afghan war -- an erstwhile U.S. ally turned Taliban tutor.
(By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post)

From Israel, mixed signals on peace effort
Chief envoy stands firm on settlements amid talk of bold gestures
(By Janine Zacharia, The Washington Post)

Long wary of foreigners, Japan now needs them
(By Chico Harlan, The Washington Post)

Nation Digest
(The Washington Post)

House backs $37 billion in additional war funding
(By Perry Bacon Jr. and Ben Pershing, The Washington Post)

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METRO
Local Digest
Fairfax County officials moved Tuesday to ban smoking at all public bus shelters, eight months after Virginia's restaurant-and-bar smoking ban went into effect.
(The Washington Post)

Red Line crash was inevitable, NTSB finds
'ONLY QUESTION WAS WHEN'
Board blames circuit failures, safety attitude

(By Ann Scott Tyson, The Washington Post)

Gun sales led to break in Md. double slaying
Suspect indicted; raids' finds revealed other crimes, alarming photos
(By Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

LOTTERIES
July 27
(The Washington Post)

For many, outages aren't just inconvenient
Lack of electricity can put those with medical needs in peril
(By Stephanie Lee and Rick Rojas, The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
Long wary of foreigners, Japan now needs them
TOKYO -- Her new country needs her, her new employer adores her, and Joyce Anne Paulino, who landed here 14 months ago knowing not a word of the language, can now say in Japanese that she'd like very much to stay. But Paulino, 31, a nurse from the Philippines, worries about the odds. To stay in J...
(By Chico Harlan, The Washington Post)

'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
Criminal inquiry to focus on three firms and their ties to regulators
(By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post)

The ruling and the bill
(The Washington Post)

How many lack health coverage? Census finds states vary widely.
(By Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post)

Bill on political ad disclosures falls short in Senate
DEMOCRATS SHY OF 60 VOTES
Setback for bid to curb corporate spending

(By Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)

More Business


TECHNOLOGY
Obama calls for more hiring of disabled
As the country marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act this week, the Obama administration and Congress are taking steps to give the disabled greater access to federal jobs and technology.
(By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post)

DIGEST
(The Washington Post)

Digital divide among groups of Latinos, study finds
(By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post)

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SPORTS
NASCAR team owner Roush injured in Wisconsin plane crash
MILWAUKEE -- NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night.
(By CHRIS JENKINS, AP)

Blue Jays continue to dominate Orioles
Bautista hits two homers, drives in five runs in Toronto's 8-2 victory
(By Jeff Zrebiec, The Washington Post)

Connecticut closes in on Mystics in the East
Half-game separates the teams following the Sun's 88-78 win
(By Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Batista wins fans, game for Nationals
Initially booed as Strasburg's replacement, 39-year-old pitcher leads 3-0 win
(By Gene Wang, The Washington Post)

MLS All-Stars vs. Manchester United
(The Washington Post)

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STYLE
Drawing lightness from dark
On Saturday, John Callahan died at 59. He was among the most brilliant and original cartoonists who ever lived. If you never heard of him, it is because he assured his semi-obscurity by venturing into some of the most unnerving, taboo areas imaginable, in a fearless pursuit of humor.
(By Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post)

At Pepco, the power to relate
Andre Francis works the Web, trying to amp down customer complaints
(By Monica Hesse, The Washington Post)

Video games, more than a blip on orchestras' landscape
(By Anne Midgette, The Washington Post)

Black Keys blur genres in lightning DAR set
(By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post)

Neil Finn & Crowded House: Intriguing mix of past, present
(By Chris Klimek, The Washington Post)

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LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Online manners, memes and must-see videos -- The Web Hostess
A weekly chat about the best ways to kill time online. Our Web Hostess, Monica Hesse, sifts the Internet so you don't have to, searching for meaning, manners and the next great meme.
(Monica Hesse, washingtonpost.com)

Washingtology quiz show: Stump our experts
(Marc Fisher,John Kelly,Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, washingtonpost.com)

Free Range on Food: Staffers solve your cooking conundrums
(Free Rangers, washingtonpost.com)

The Reliable Source
(Reliable Source, washingtonpost.com)

White House Debriefing Live Video, 11 a.m. -- Submit questions now
(White House Debriefing, washingtonpost.com)

More Live Discussions


Bang for the tax buck
THE TAX CUTS passed under President Bush are about to expire. The deficit is at a once unimaginable level. In a saner political environment, that would counsel revisiting the sustainability of all the tax cuts. Certainly, given the yawning debt, there is no reason to extend the tax cuts for the...
(The Washington Post)

Reforming Metro
Safety and oversight have been lacking, but both are within the system's grasp.
(The Washington Post)

Ungovernable Japan?
America's most important Asian ally seems adrift. Don't panic yet.
(The Washington Post)


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