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Obama budget sees higher national debt
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Lori Montgomery
President Obama’s outlook for debt reduction has deteriorated since September, when he told Congress that his proposals would hold annual deficits under $600 billion after next year and permit the debt held by outside investors to rise to $17.7 trillion by 2021.
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Pay bump for military than federal civilian workers
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Money in, money out
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Obama’s budget vs. Romney’s budget
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WONKBLOG | How the president and GOP presidential front-runner would pay for the federal government.
Israel blames Iran in bomb attacks that injure 2; envoy denies involvement
Simon Denyer and Joel Greenberg
Attacks in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia, target embassy officials.
1,100+ comments: Your thoughts about the attacks
Embassies had been in high alert
Bomb targets Israelis in India
China’s president-in-waiting heads to U.S. for a visit crucial to both nations
William Wan
It’s unclear whether Xi Jinping’s familiarity with American culture will help lead to warmer relations.
EXCLUSIVE | Views from China’s vice president
For Xi Jinping, father’s political past is sensitive
Romney’s efforts to save Olympics in Salt Lake City questioned
Amy Shipley
Critics question his motivation for taking over city’s organizing committee.
1,200+ comments: ‘Probably his best foot forward’’
Wonkblog: Romney-Bain controversy and pensions
National Review to Gingrich: Drop out
Some students learn about suspension before they master spelling or math
Donna St. George
Children as young as 4 years old face out-of-school discipline in practice widely used in D.C. area.
340+ comments: 'What is going on here?'
Fear for the turtle: Deadly disease could devastate Md. ecosystem
Katherine Shaver
Ranavirus is also believed to have killed every tadpole and salamander in area studied.
Biologists fear wider impact of virus
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Cost of the culture wars
E.J. Dionne Jr.
Obama’s compromise on contraception was the right decision.
Samuelson: Our disability quagmire
Hiatt: Liberal camps divide progressives
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Greeks clean up after riots erupt over new deal
India debates limits to freedom of expression
Insider trading: Echo from a 19th-century scandal
Same-sex marriage backers court Md. GOP
Adele accepts best pop solo award. (AP)
A sweep for Adele on solemn night
Chris Richards
As British phenom rolls in the awards, musicians salute Whitney Houston — who once defined excellence — with mix of show-must-go-on gusto.
Ceremony celebrates music’s biggest names
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Washington’s most romantic places
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Grammy Awards 2012
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GOP presidential race goes national
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‘The Vow’ leads box-office weekend
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‘More than just eyes behind a burqa’
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