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Hackers break into Washington Post jobs site

(Reuters) – Hackers broke into the Washington Post Co’s jobs website in two incidents last month, affecting more than a million user IDs and emails, the company said on its website. The company said about 1.27 million users’ IDs and email addresses were affected but no passwords or other personal…

Washington Post website jobs section hacked

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post said Thursday that a hacker had gained access to nearly 1.3 million email addresses and user IDs on its online jobs section. The Post said no passwords or other personal data were compromised in the attack on the jobs section of WashingtonPost.com which occurred last week.…

Tea Party Nation column warns of dangers of ‘non-European immigrants’

Former Washington Times columnist Eliana Benador, who was fired for writing a piece speculating that former Rep. Anthony Weiner had converted to Islam and was pushing a “socialist political agenda,” has found a new home for her controversial work: Tea Party Nation. RightWingWatch.org, a watchdog for conservative media that is…

Obama warns of new U.S. tactical spats with Israel

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned that new “tactical” disagreements loomed between Israel and Washington, but vowed to leverage his administration’s “creative powers” in the cause of peace. Obama, who has had a testy relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke at length on the stalled peace process at…

Bonner was ‘extraordinary voice’ for human rights: U.S.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States expressed sadness Sunday over the death of former Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner, hailing the tireless critic of Vladimir Putin as an “extraordinary voice” for human rights. “We note with profound sadness the death of Yelena Bonner, an extraordinary voice among human rights defenders in…

U.S. confirms one case of E. coli in traveler to Germany

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday confirmed one of four suspected cases of E. coli illness in Americans who recently traveled to Germany, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “In the United States, one confirmed and three suspected cases of STEC O104:H4 infections have been identified…

Former Dem Senator Evan Bayh goes to work for the Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana has signed with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as an adviser, becoming the latest of many members of Congress to embrace lobbying after retiring. “I’m pleased to report that the Chamber has recently enlisted former White House Chief of Staff Andy…

ACLU objects to school’s plan to test every student for alcohol at prom

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington said a high school’s plan to test everyone at this year’s prom for alcohol sounded like a “blanket search,” which courts have ruled against. The Seattle Times reported that every student at Lake Washington High School’s June 4 senior prom would be tested for…

Washington Post launches news aggregation site

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post Co. launched a news aggregation website on Wednesday called “Trove” that allow readers to customize the news around their interests. “Trove creates a customized news experience that factors in a reader’s likes and dislikes, combining state-of-the-art technology with expertise from the newsroom,” the Post Co.…

Report: Jim DeMint not running for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Tea party hero and Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (SC) has privately ruled out a presidential run in 2012, according to the Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza. Though he was never a top contender, DeMint carries significant weight with the tea party movement, which is expected to play an important…

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