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Nov 05, 2019

‘What trash are you speaking?': A San Diego man beat a Syrian refugee teen for talking in Arabic
"Enough. I am tired of what is happening. All we're looking for is a safe environment where me and my kids can live with dignity and respect," the teen's mother told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 05, 2019

A library wanted a New York Times subscription. Officials refused, citing Trump and ‘fake news.'
"I don't want the New York Times in this county," one Citrus County commissioner declared.

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Nov 05, 2019

FBI arrests self-proclaimed white supremacist in alleged plot to blow up historic synagogue
Richard Holzer, 27, was arrested Friday night after picking up what he thought was a bundle of pipe bombs and dynamite from undercover agents, according to an affidavit filed in federal court in Denver.

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Nov 05, 2019

High court seems prepared to rule for police in traffic-stop case
The question before the Supreme Court is whether it is reasonable to believe someone with a suspended license is behind the wheel.

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Nov 05, 2019

Northeast snow event to punctuate twin frigid blasts targeting eastern half of nation
The departing system will facilitate the arrival of a more significant — and widespread — plunge of cold air across the Lower 48. Temperatures 15 degrees or more below average could reach all the way down to the Gulf Coast.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 05, 2019

These prosecutors won office vowing to fight the system. Now, the system is fighting back.
Dozens of cities have elected progressive prosecutors recently, prompting a fight over the role of district attorneys in the era of criminal justice reform.

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Nov 05, 2019

November is Native American Heritage Month. Critics say Trump is subverting it with a new celebration of the Founding Fathers.
This is the first year that the White House will observe "National American History and Founders Month."

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Nov 05, 2019

An actress shot an attacker in a horror flick. Then, the crew discovered she's charged in her uncle's real-life killing.
Aisling Tucker Moore-Reed allegedly shot and killed her uncle. In a movie she stars in, she shoots and kills someone else.

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Nov 05, 2019

‘The NRA is weaker than they've ever been,' says founder of gun violence prevention group Moms Demand Action
Shannon Watts on trying to save lives.

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Nov 05, 2019

USAID helped set up microfinance in Guatemala. It's funding illegal migration.
The development agency helped establish Guatemala's largest microfinance organization and supported local banks. But access to credit has helped make this Central American nation the largest single source of migrants to the United States over the past year.

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Nov 05, 2019

‘Do your job and print his name': Rand Paul demands media identify the whistleblower
"Donald Trump has brought the entire Republican Party down to his despicable level," one critic tweeted Monday, adding that the Kentucky senator "should be ashamed of himself."

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Nov 05, 2019

LeBron James paid for a public school in Ohio. Now he's building transitional housing for students.
The I Promise team realized kids can't learn if they don't have stable housing. That idea has long been recognized by educators, but most policymakers have never seen the wisdom in linking housing and social policy to school reform.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 05, 2019

Two murder suspects on the run after breaking out of a Northern California jail
Both men were scheduled to stand trial in their respective cases early next year.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 05, 2019

Supreme Court seems prepared to rule for police in traffic-stop case
The question before the justices is whether it is reasonable to believe someone with a suspended license is behind the wheel.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Man arrested in plot to blow up historic Colorado synagogue
A roundup of news from across the nation.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Latino man suffers second-degree burns in what he calls a hate-fueled attack
Mahud Villalaz, 42, suffered second-degree burns on his face.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

FBI arrests self-proclaimed white supremacist in alleged plot to blow up synagogue
Richard Holzer, 27, was arrested after picking up what he thought was a bundle of pipe bombs and dynamite from undercover agents, according to an affidavit filed in federal court in Denver.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

U.S. will withdraw from Paris climate agreement, Trump administration says on first day it can give official notice
President Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 international accord, in which world leaders vowed to collectively cut carbon emissions to combat climate change. The notice to the United Nations from the administration means that the White House can officially withdraw from the Paris agreement in one year, a move that would leave the United States […]

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Nov 04, 2019

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump's border wall
Using popular power tools, cutters are defeating the steel bollards, opening gaps large enough for people and drugs to pass through, agents and officials say.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Two murder suspects on the run after breaking out of a Northern Calif. jail
Both men were scheduled to stand trial in their respective cases early next year.

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Nov 04, 2019

Unraveling an HIV cluster
A wave of infections emerges among intravenous drug users in a West Virginia town gripped by addiction.

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Nov 04, 2019

World Digest: Nov. 1, 2019
Violence erupts in Bolivia near presidential palace; New Delhi schools are shuttered because of smog.

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Nov 04, 2019

EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants
The Environmental Protection Agency will propose a set of rules Monday that would make it easier for coal-fired plants to store waste onsite and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Canada's icy kiss: Twin arctic blasts poised to target Lower 48
By the weekend, temperatures may not rise above the mid-30s in Chicago, and lows could be in the 20s in Washington.

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Nov 04, 2019

National Digest: Ex-officer given 12 years in prison for fatal shooting in Georgia
A roundup of news from across the country.

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Nov 04, 2019

National Digest: Firefighters report progress on blaze northeast of Los Angeles
A roundup of news from across the nation.

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Nov 04, 2019

National Digest: U.S. judge puts hold on Trump rule requiring immigrants to have health insurance
A roundup of news from around the nation.

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Nov 04, 2019

Activists vow to fight Jim Crow-era election rule that could hurt Democrat in Miss. governor's race
Activists have vowed to contest the election results if Democrat Jim Hood fails to clear an electoral hurdle set in 1890.

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Nov 04, 2019

After decades visiting his parents in prison, this lawyer wants to be San Francisco's next DA
At 39, public defender Chesa Boudin might upend the justice system in one of the nation's largest cities with a viewpoint developed from inside correctional facilities.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Astrologer Walter Mercado signed off with ‘mucho, mucho amor.' Generations followed him.
The Puerto Rican TV astrologer died Saturday night. He was 88.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Boeing declares spacecraft abort system test a success, despite the failure of one parachute
The abort system is being developed for the Starliner spacecraft that is intended to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Nov 04, 2019

A severe shortage hits a drug used for cancer, immune disorders, epilepsy, causing canceled treatments and rationing
Increased demand — along with the time it takes to manufacture the lifesaving immune globulin medicine — has led to limited supplies.

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Nov 04, 2019

‘It's night and day': New radar allows scientists to peer inside California wildfires like never before
Scientists are testing out a brand new radar tool that could help us better predict wildfire spread, saving lives and property.

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Nov 04, 2019

Oklahoma approves largest single-day commutation in U.S. history
The commutations of more than 500 prisoners means Oklahoma no longer has the highest incarceration rate in the country.

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Nov 04, 2019

White supremacists gathered at Emmett Till's bulletproof memorial to shoot a video
Past signs at the memorial have been stolen and riddled with bullet holes. "They can keep coming, and the more they do, we can do more," Till's cousin said.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 04, 2019

Walter Mercado, flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer, dies
His catch phrase to his audience: "Above all, lots and lots of love."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 03, 2019

A boat got stranded in the rapids above Niagara Falls in 1918. Last week, it finally broke free.
For a century, the boat endured the constant battering of the currents and became a part of Niagara's history.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 03, 2019

How travelers can see remarkable animal migrations in North America
We have chosen five migratory animals — from monarch butterflies to gray whales — and detailed their routes and months of movement, so you can tag along on their journeys.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 03, 2019

Oklahoma commutes the sentences of more than 500 prisoners
On Monday, 527 people serving low-level drug and nonviolent offenses will go free, and Oklahoma will have moved one step closer to losing its distinction as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 03, 2019

Calif. governor hits back at Trump over wildfire criticism, threat to cut aid
The president's comments revealed a broad misunderstanding of what's causing the historic blazes.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 03, 2019

Trump administration to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants
EPA chief Andrew Wheeler says the Obama-era rules "placed heavy burdens on electricity producers across the country." Critics warn that the waste could spill, polluting waterways and drinking water supplies.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 03, 2019

Bodies buried on Texas beach belong to missing New Hampshire couple, police say
Authorities say they have video of the couple's truck and trailer crossing into Mexico, driven by someone else.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

Airbnb bans ‘party houses' after deadly Halloween shooting in rental
Five are dead and several injured after gunfire erupted at a party Airbnb says was unauthorized.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

After decades visiting his parents in prison, he aims to be San Francisco's next district attorney
With a viewpoint developed from inside correctional facilities, public defender Chesa Boudin might upend the justice system in a major U.S. city.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

Better-looking kids do better in school, study says
Researchers found that people whose looks are "one standard deviation above average" attain nearly five more months of schooling than an "otherwise identical average-looking individual."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

Older iPhones need this update immediately or GPS, email won't work correctly, Apple says
Users need the update to keep GPS, email, and other functions working.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

UAW head Gary Jones steps aside amid federal embezzlement probe
Jones, who has not been charged, recently led the autoworkers union in a six-week-long strike that saw production shut down at General Motors.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

Science author digs into the story about a revolutionary cancer treatment
From the story of the therapy's fraught first clinical trial to accounts of patients who gambled against death, phsiycian Ilana Yurkiewicz recounts a deeply human tale of hope, research and the potentially perilous path to recovery for patients who choose CAR-T, the first gene therapy approved by federal regulators.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

The end of Barneys, the store that made us lust for fashion
The luxury retailer that declared bankruptcy in August has been sold — and the new owner plans to close its stores and salvage the name.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

How tech billionaires built up Halloween into something unrecognizable
Much like the tech industry itself, the Halloween festivities have rapidly scaled up from an organic attempt at connection. In Palo Alto's wealthiest neighborhood, residents have upped the ante by providing increasingly elaborate decorations, entertainment and treats.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

Five killed in shooting at Halloween party in Northern California
Gunfire erupted at a Halloween party in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday night.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 02, 2019

Five killed in mass shooting at Halloween party in California
Gunfire erupted at a Halloween party in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday night.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Not all heroes wear capes. Some carry the mail.
At a Washington ceremony, postal workers honored colleagues who wound up performing dramatic acts of public service.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Proposed HHS rule would strip Obama-era protections for LGBTQ individuals
Citing concerns about religious freedom, Secretary Alex Azar on Friday proposed striking out key words in a Department of Health and Human Services document that would effectively undue non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals in its programs.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

African Americans feel stung by inaction on menthol cigarettes
"It's so hurtful that no one is taking a stand" on a deadly product long targeted at black communities, one health advocate said.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Trump announces plan to nominate Texas cancer doctor to run FDA
If confirmed, Stephen Hahn would succeed acting commissioner Norman "Ned" Sharpless.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Denver endured a month of record temperature swings, from summer to winter and back again
The Mile High City saw the extremes of all seasons but got more than its fair share of winter during October.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Denver endured a month of record-breaking temperature swings, from summer to winter and back again
The Mile High City saw the extremes of all seasons but got more than its fair share of winter during October.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Census Bureau says new test results show citizenship question would not have affected response rate
But some say the results do not include enough information to justify adding the question.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Four killed in mass shooting at Halloween party in California
Gunfire erupted at a Halloween party in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday night.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

How a teen tracked down the owner of an engagement ring found buried on the beach
Tony Silva and his fiancee thought they would never see the diamond ring again.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

A new fire ignites in California as state braces for ‘critical' weather
The Maria Fire kindled in the dry brush in Ventura County and quickly consumed thousands of acres.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

‘Bodies flew everywhere': A border chase shows the role that U.S. citizens play in immigration smuggling
A pursuit and horrific crash in Texas led to murder and human smuggling charges against six teenagers. It also revealed a growing trend as the Trump administration tries to crack down on illegal immigration: the deep involvement of U.S. citizens.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

California braces for another day of ‘critical fire weather' as a new blaze rages
Firefighters attacked blazes on multiple fronts, as meteorologists warned residents to brace for more of the dry winds that have whipped some wildfires into monster infernos.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Big automakers take risks in siding with Trump administration against California
Trump administration to propose slow pace of improvement for fuel efficiency.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Another original Fox News reporter is leaving to pursue journalism elsewhere
Catherine Herridge, the chief intelligence correspondent at Fox News and one of its founding employees, is leaving the network after 23 years to join CBS News.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

‘Bodies flew everywhere': A border chase shows role U.S. citizens play in immigration smuggling
The Trump administration is prosecuting the highest number of smugglers ever as U.S. citizens and immigrants try to circumvent a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Keystone Pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of oil in second big spill in two years
Authorities say the leak does not pose a public health threat, but it has fueled longstanding opposition to a pipeline system extension, Keystone XL.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 01, 2019

LAX has a new ride-hailing policy. This is what one rider endured on the first day.
You can no longer pick up an Uber or Lyft car or a taxi at the curb. Instead, you must walk or catch a shuttle to an off-site lot.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

D.C. lawyer Charles Cooper takes over Jeffrey Epstein-related libel suit against Dershowitz
After lawyer David Boies was disqualified as a possible witness, he recruited another high-powered lawyer to represent Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Giuffre is suing Alan Dershowitz for defamation in connection with the sex-trafficking allegations against Jeffrey Epstein.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Drug firms could be on the hook for billions more to mitigate opioid crisis
There was a major settlement in Cleveland, but the legal battles are far from over.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Fires rage as Southern California grapples with ‘extreme red flag' weather conditions
Another day of intense winds and bone-dry conditions adds to the critical fire weather risk in Southern California.

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Oct 31, 2019

Arctic chill blasts east, bringing early dose of winter and record cold
For millions out trick-or-treating for Halloween, it will feel more like Christmas.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Trick or treat? Here's your updated region-by-region Halloween forecast.
The threat of severe weather looms large in the East, while a blast of Arctic air covers the Plains and the Intermountain West.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Today's travel tip: Leave your gun-shaped toilet paper holder at home
The lesson here: bring a replica gun through a TSA checkpoint and your day can go right down the toilet.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

The priceless history inside the Reagan Library, narrowly saved from a fast-moving wildfire
A former Air Force One, a beam from Ground Zero and tens of millions of documents are surrounded by flames in Simi Valley, Calif.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

A same-sex love scene was cut from a movie on Delta flights. So was the word ‘lesbian.'
A heterosexual kiss did make it into an in-flight version of "Booksmart," whose stars are pointing out a double standard.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

A Halloween ghost story: The time an apparition helped convict a murderer
A dead woman told her mother that she had been killed. The woman's body was exhumed, confirming her mother's allegations.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

A high school principal didn't call the Holocaust a ‘factual, historical event.' He has been fired.
"Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened," principal William Latson told a parent in 2018 in a Florida county with thousands of Jewish students.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

A judge spoke out about racial bias. Now prosecutors are trying to get her removed from hundreds of cases.
Hundreds have rallied to the defense of Lori Landry, the first African American woman elected to serve as a judge in Louisiana's 16th Judicial District.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Drug companies could be on the hook for billions more to mitigate opioid crisis
There was a major settlement in Cleveland, but the legal battles are far from over.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Police chiefs propose ways to reduce ‘suicide by cop'
About 100 people per year are killed by officers in "suicide by cop" episodes. Police officials want to retrain officers to avoid shooting such people in mental crisis.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

Intense winds, bone dry conditions add to critical fire risk near L.A.
The National Weather Service is still using ominous warning language to describe the situation in Southern California.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 31, 2019

The ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.
Shrinking ice, rising sea levels and fierce storms are damaging the Magdalen Islands. Residents are trying to fend off the water in some places, and retreat from it in others.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

The priceless history inside the Reagan Library, narrowly saved by a fast-moving wildfire
A former Air Force One, a beam from Ground Zero and tens of millions of documents are surrounded by flames in Simi Valley, Calif.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

Special Forces soldier who fought to save his team in Afghanistan receives Medal of Honor
Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams braved enemy fire numerous times in a harrowing fight in Afghanistan.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

California businessman gets two months of prison in college admissions scandal
Jeffrey Bizzack had pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy after paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

DHS acting chief McAleenan will stay on the job ‘if necessary' to wait for Trump to pick successor
Nearly three weeks after McAleenan submitted a resignation letter, the White House has not chosen anyone to lead the Department of Homeland Security after he leaves.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

DHS acting chief will stay on the job ‘if necessary' to wait for Trump to pick successor
Nearly three weeks after Kevin McAleenan submitted a resignation letter, the White House has not chosen anyone to lead the Department of Homeland Security after he leaves.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

An ‘extreme' haunted house requires a 40-page waiver. Critics say it's a torture chamber.
Participants in the horror experience at McKamey Manor are waterboarded and forced to eat things, a petition says. The founder says it's all a mind game.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

A distraught man asked a nurse friend to help him die, prosecutors say. Now she's charged with murder.
The registered nurse has pleaded not guilty.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

‘What can I do?': Special Forces soldier who fought to save his team in Afghanistan receives Medal of Honor
Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams braved enemy fire numerous times in a harrowing fight in Afghanistan.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

Hurricane-force gusts are driving a new fire in L.A. area
The Easy Fire spread to nearly 1,000 acres in a few hours, triggering mandatory evacuation orders in the area surrounding the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

Reagan Library spared from flames as powerful wind gusts drive new wildfire near Los Angeles
Much of California is under a red flag warning as firefighters continue to battle fires in the north and south.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer-songwriter for Little Feat, dies at 71
He had an increasingly prominent role after the death of bandleader Lowell George.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

How Santa Ana winds spread wildfires
This graphic story explains the science behind Santa Ana winds and how they spread wildfires in California.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

‘What can I do?': Special Forces soldier who fought to save his team in Afghanistan will receive Medal of Honor
Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams braved enemy fire numerous times in a harrowing fight in Afghanistan.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

A culture, not a costume
How to handle cultural appropriation during Halloween.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

The California fires as seen from the International Space Station and satellites
Space-based imagery reveals the fires' massive smoke plumes and, in some cases, even their flames.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 30, 2019

The priceless history inside the Reagan Library, now threatened by a fast-moving wildfire
A former Air Force One, a beam from Ground Zero and tens of millions of documents are surrounded by flames in Simi Valley, Calif.

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