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Archive: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Will we avoid another financial collapse?

Key House and Senate lawmakers agreed on far-reaching new financial rules early Friday after weeks of division, delay and frantic last-minute deal making. The dawn compromise set up a potential vote in both houses of Congress next week that could...

By Jodi Westrick | June 25, 2010; 8:33 AM ET | Comments (38)

Heat wave: What lasted the longest?

By Jodi Westrick | June 24, 2010; 4:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Should ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling's conviction be thrown out?

The Supreme Court sided with former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in limiting the use of the "honest services" law. The federal fraud law is popular among white-collar crime prosecutors, but critics say that it is vague and has been used...

By Jodi Westrick | June 24, 2010; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (12)

Was Alex Ovechkin robbed of the league MVP trophy?

It wasn't the only trophy he had hoped to capture Wednesday, but the NHL Players Association's most outstanding player award will have to suffice for Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals' star won the Ted Linsday Award, then was denied a...

By Jodi Westrick | June 24, 2010; 8:21 AM ET | Comments (5)

When will that Wimbledon match end? [Updated]

Update: We have a winner. David Thurston, 30, of Annandale predicted John Isner would win in 11 hours, seven minutes (he was off by two minutes). Says David: "I wish I could say it was anything other than a complete...

By Jon DeNunzio | June 23, 2010; 8:27 PM ET | Comments (1)

What expectations do you have for John Wall?

The Wizards are widely expected to select John Wall with the overall top pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, the culmination of a lucky lottery result and a remarkable freshman season at Kentucky for Wall. However, as sports columnist Mike Wise points out, No. 1 picks aren't always guaranteed success. So, how will Wall do? Send in your prediction below.

By Cameron Smith | June 23, 2010; 7:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Was Obama right to relieve Gen. McChrystal of command?

President Obama on Wednesday fired Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal as commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan and replaced him with Gen. David H. Petraeus, a White House official said. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | June 23, 2010; 1:44 PM ET | Comments (57)

Which Nationals player is most deserving of an All-Star spot?

There's plenty of hype about whether or not star rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg deserves a spot on the National League All-Star team. Where do you think Strasburg would fall on a list of Nationals players most deserving of an All-Star spot? Tell us below.

By Cameron Smith | June 22, 2010; 8:09 PM ET | Comments (10)

Should Gen. Stanley McChrystal be fired?

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was headed to Washington early Tuesday for an impromptu White House meeting, after apologizing for an upcoming magazine article that portrays him and his staff as flippant and dismissive of top Obama administration officials...

By Jodi Westrick | June 22, 2010; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (148)

Borders or Clyde's?

Clyde's Restaurant Group plans to open a two-story, 35,000-square-foot restaurant in space currently occupied by a Borders bookstore in downtown D.C. next year, creating one of the city's biggest dining options and the 14th site in the Clyde's chain. Read...

By Jodi Westrick | June 21, 2010; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

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