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Congress, Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, greets Enis Sullivan, 101, during his visit to XMA Corp. on March 25 in Manchester, N.H. hide caption

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Politics

Congress, Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

The vice president is traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named

In spite of mounting pressure to change the Washington Redskins' name, team owner Daniel Snyder seems to remain unmoved. hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named

As the NFL begins training camp, commentator Frank Deford wonders why Washington's team keeps its contentious nickname. He suggests alternatives, like the Lobbyists, the Presidents, or simply the Who.

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

Will it rain or not? How you interpret the forecast could mean the difference between getting soaked or staying safe. Maria Pavlova /iStockphoto hide caption

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Risk And Reason

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.

California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

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Shots - Health News

California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle KQED

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

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On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

Police officers separate demonstrators on opposing sides of the immigration debate outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif., on July 4. hide caption

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It's All Politics

On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Retirees Mike Shane, left, and William Davis protest near the federal courthouse in Detroit on July 3. Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday. hide caption

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U.S.

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

Walt Whitman High School's Caroline Schweitzer runs through a host of Severna Park High School defenders during a semifinal game in Maryland's Class 4A/3A lacrosse tournament in May. Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's lots of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.

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