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Feb 23, 2018

Did law school applications get a 'Trump bump'? Maybe.
After a long lull, law school applications have shot up in the past year. A new survey says Trump's election is a factor.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

#BoycottNRA: Hertz is the latest company to cut ties with gun lobby as movement gains steam
Hertz, Symantec, Enterprise and First National Bank of Omaha have ended their joint branding agreements with the NRA.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

#BoycottNRA: More companies are cutting ties with gun lobby as movement gains steam
Since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, pressure has mounted on companies that have joint branding agreements with the NRA.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

CDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility
The facility at the agency's headquarters in Atlanta handles some of the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola, smallpox and strains of bird flu.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Minneapolis man chained and beat daughters, repeatedly raping one, prosecutors say
Jerry Lee Curry impregnated his developmentally delayed daughter twice, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Minneapolis man chained, raped and beat daughters in 'horrendous' torture case, prosecutors say
Jerry Lee Curry impregnated his developmentally delayed daughter twice, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season
But public health officials want to see consecutive weeks of decline before they will say the season has peaked.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

A girl approached an emotional-support dog on a plane. It went for her face.
Southwest Airlines said paramedics cleared the victim to continue on the flight, which was delayed by about 20 minutes. The dog and its owner remained in Phoenix.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Public radio stations to relaunch shuttered DCist, Gothamist local news sites
The deal includes sites in D.C., New York and Los Angeles that were shut down in November after one unionized.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Public radio stations to relaunch shuttered DCist, Gothamist, LAist news sites
Gothamist network's sites were shut down in November after its New York writers voted to unionize.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Fact-checking Trump, NRA claims on gun background checks
A national database that screens potential gun buyers has become a hot topic, but various claims about it miss the mark.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

‘Murderers! Murderers!': A convicted killer's last words as he was executed in Florida
Eric Scott Branch was put to death Thursday for the 1993 rape and murder of 21-year-old Florida college student Susan Morris.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

‘No current threat': Shooting on campus at Southeastern Louisiana University injures two
University officials said two people were injured in a shooting overnight, but there is no ongoing threat to safety on the Hammond, La., campus.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

A teacher and father on what he can change after another school shooting
This has all been on my mind the past few days as my heart grieves in the aftermath of another school shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

'Plogging' is the Swedish fitness craze for people who want to save the planet. It's making its way to the U.S.
He told her: The Swedes have a name for your trash runs!

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

#BoycottNRA: Enterprise car rentals, Omaha bank sever gun lobby ties as boycott movement gains steam
Since the Parkland, Fla. school shooting, pressure has mounted on companies that have joint branding agreements with the NRA.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

He hunted bin Laden — then died in 9/11. Now the FBI legend is the center of a new TV show.
In Hulu's "The Looming Tower," Jeff Daniels plays John O'Neill, who colleagues loved and hated in equal measure.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Minneapolis man chained, raped, and beat daughters in 'horrendous' torture case, prosecutors say
Jerry Lee Curry impregnated his developmentally delayed daughter twice, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Trump has proposed arming 'weapons talented teachers.' Here's what veterans had to say.
Trump has proposed hiring veterans to serve as security guards at schools and arming 20 percent of teachers.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums' found guilty of murdering unarmed black man
"There's freaking black males outside my freaking house with firearms," Chad Copley told 911 before fatally shooting an unarmed 20-year-old.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Did law school applications get a 'Trump bump?' Maybe.
After a long lull, law school applications have shot up in the past year. A new survey says Trump's election is a factor.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

#BoycottNRA: Enterprise, Omaha bank, sever gun lobby ties as boycott movement gains steam
Since the Parkland, Fla. school shooting, pressure has mounted on companies that have joint branding agreements with the NRA.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

A teacher and father on what he can change after yet another school shooting
This has all been on my mind the past few days as my heart grieves in the aftermath of another school shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Minneapolis man chained, raped, and beat daughters in 'horrendous' torture case, police say
Jerry Lee Curry impregnated his developmentally delayed daughter twice, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

In my part of red America, no one sees guns as part of the problem
The right to bear arms is sacrosanct here.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

The racist history of the 'crisis actor' attacks on Parkland school shooting survivors
Six decades before teen survivors of a Parkland, Fla., school shooting were dismissed as 'crisis actors,' the nine African American teens who braved racist crowds to enroll in Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were also accused of being impostors.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

Please do not feed Florida's monkeys. Some carry disease that can kill you.
A new ban on feeding wild monkeys, which are not native to the state, comes as officials ponder whether to remove the animals from the landscape.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

‘I don't think people recognize how dire it is': West Va. teachers strike, closing all public schools
Teachers across the state walked off the job amid a dispute over pay and benefits, causing more than 275,000 students to miss classes.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 23, 2018

KIPP charter school network fires co-founder over sexual misconduct allegations
A letter issued by KIPP, one of the nation's largest and best-known charter school networks, said Mike Feinberg, a titan in the field, denied any misconduct but that an independent probe found credible evidence for allegations of abuse and harassment.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Mueller's team has leveled over 100 criminal charges against 19 people
After Thursday, more than half the counts were filed against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

KIPP charter network fires co-founder for sexual misconduct
KIPP said: "Although the incidents investigated allegedly occurred many years ago, and Mr. Feinberg categorically denies any wrongdoing, credible evidence was found of conduct that is incompatible with the mission and values of KIPP."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Education Dept. releases records at center of a lawsuit over accrediting panels
The U.S. Department of Education has begun releasing records on controversial higher education accrediting agencies this week, in response to a lawsuit filed by the Century Foundation, a public policy think tank.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

‘No way I would do that': Educators decry Trump proposal to arm teachers
The proposal comes in the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in history.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Fla. shooting survivor, target of online vilification, doesn't want to ‘censor' critics
The question of who has legal standing to seek residency has new urgency as the Trump administration cancels the temporary protected status program.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Labor market improving in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, but hurricane recovery still ‘hampered'
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says economic turmoil on the U.S. islands isn't likely to be as severe or long-lasting as damage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Special counsel Mueller files new charges against Manafort, Gates
The filing intensified legal pressure on the two former Trump campaign aides.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Some immigrants in danger of losing TPS should be able to seek green cards, federal lawsuit says
The question of who has legal standing to seek residency has new urgency as the Trump administration cancels the temporary protected status program.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Special counsel Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
The filing intensified legal pressure on the two former Trump campaign aides.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Why taking gun stocks out of the Florida teachers pension is not simple
The Florida state pension fund is invested in the company whose AR-15 semiautomatic rifle was used in the Parkland shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Armed sheriff's deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place
School resource officer didn't enter the Parkland, Fla. high school building where 17 people were killed. He has resigned.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

An American teacher in Paris learns the importance of a fine French lunch
And yes, it relates to teaching.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Billy Graham to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol
This will mark just the 32nd time in American history that the U.S. Capitol has hosted such a ceremony.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

'They have had it': West Virginia teachers strike, closing all public schools
"They just want to make a living wage. They just want to have a strong health care system and insurance. This is their opportunity to do that. To be heard."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Mattis expected to back allowing transgender troops to stay in the military
The issue erupted into the forefront last summer with tweets from President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Florida House votes to force schools to display 'In God We Trust' a day after refusing to consider gun control
There was a standing ovation when the results were announced.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Could the Trump administration really sell an airport to the highest bidder?
The answer: It's complicated.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Spectacular fossils found at Bears Ears — right where Trump removed protections
The rich trove of fossils is in an unprotected area of the national monument, and it's been looted before.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Nation of immigrants? According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, not so much.
"Use of the term leads to the erroneous belief that applicants and petitioners, rather than the American people, are whom we ultimately serve," says the director in reference to his agency's mission statement.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

States reach a $650 million settlement over exploding Takata air bags
Virginia, Maryland and the District were among 44 states that reached a settlement involving the largest recall in U.S. history.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Trump's solution for school shootings: Arm teachers
The idea has been widely panned by teachers' groups.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

This weird February heat dome on the East Coast could be unprecedented
We really can't find anything like this in the record books.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die
A dying veteran needed CPR. Hidden video showed James Dempsey's nurse laughing instead.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

What happens to teaching and learning if educators holster 9mm Glocks on their waistband?
Arming educators could fundamentally change the teaching profession, and this veteran public school teacher is concerned the country is heading down the wrong path with it.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Dana Loesch, the NRA's brash spokeswoman, dials back the rage at CNN town hall
It was a different version of Loesch than the Second Amendment firebrand who has appeared in recent NRA videos.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg, target of online vilification, doesn't want to 'censor' critics
David Hogg said he bears no grudge against the social media companies that surfaced and circulated false allegations that he was a "crisis actor."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

GOP congresswoman claims ‘so many' mass murderers ‘end up being Democrats'
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) did not give evidence to back up her claim.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

GWU experts tapped to review Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico
Critics and independent analyses show the Puerto Rico government might have undercounted the casualties related to last year's major hurricane.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Is the red stiletto emoji sexist? Here's the backstory of the new women's shoe icon.
This month, the list of 157 new emoji was revealed. Florie Hutchinson's ballet shoe was on it.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

'I don't think people recognize how dire it is': West Virginia teachers strike, closing all public schools
A dispute over pay and benefits shuttered classrooms for more than 277,000 students on Thursday.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

A ‘dairy-free' yogurt is being recalled in the U.K. — because it contains milk
Vegans and those with dairy allergies have found the news that Co Yo contains trace amounts of dairy "distressing."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

A little girl saw an emotional-support dog on a plane. It went for her face.
The incident occurred as two major airlines have changed their policies in response to an uptick in the number of troubling incidents involving animals on commercial flights.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

'I don't think people recognize how dire it is:' West Virginia teachers strike, closing all public schools
"I'm reporting for duty on the picket line," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "They are engaged in a righteous and fundamental American values fight for dignity and respect."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Here are details for Billy Graham's funeral: A viewing at the U.S. Capitol and a private service in N.C.
President Trump and former presidents are invited to attend.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Marco Rubio says banning all semiautomatic weapons is 'a position well outside the mainstream.' Polls show otherwise.
Multiple surveys indicate majority support for such a ban.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

NRA goes on the offensive after Parkland shooting, assailing media and calling for more armed school security
The NRA was silent after the Parkland shooting. Now the group is pushing back against calls for new gun restrictions.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

NRA chief echoes Trump and calls for more armed security at schools
The NRA was silent after the Parkland shooting. Now the group is pushing back against calls for new gun restrictions.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Here are Billy Graham's funeral details: A viewing at the U.S. Capitol and a private service in N.C.
President Trump and former presidents are invited to attend.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

CNN makes history with stunning event on gun violence
Cable network gets slammed for much-commented-upon town hall.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

A safety officer overheard a threat. Police say that may have helped thwart a school shooting.
Authorities searched the home of the student and found two AR-15's and 90 rifle magazines.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

As an Arkansas judge, he dismissed sentences for sexual photos. Now he's going to prison.
As "community service," Joseph Boeckmann would force young men to bend over as he took "sexually gratifying" photos of them.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

As an Arkansas judge, he dismissed sentences for sexual favors. Now he's going to prison.
As "community service," Joseph Boeckmann would force young men to bend over as he took "sexually gratifying" photos of them.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Does the Second Amendment really protect assault weapons? Four courts have said no.
No federal appeals court has ever ruled that assault weapons are protected under the right to bear arms.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

The real reason Congress banned assault weapons in 1994 — and why it worked
The ban's critics say it failed, but they're misinterpreting what it was intended to do to begin with.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Texas board recommends clemency after father's pleas for his son on death row
Now his son's fate rests with the governor.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

What will happen to El Salvador when the U.S. ends the protected status of Salvadoran immigrants?
What happens if remittances from Salvadorans in the U.S. drop?

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom
I am an educator. I will not be drafted into an ideological war.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2018

A superintendent threatens to suspend students protesting gun laws. But that's not legal.
Students were threatened with three days of suspension for protesting. Legal scholars say that amounts to a constitutional violation.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Couple charged with keeping four adopted children locked in the dark without food or toilets
Arizona parents charged after boy escapes through window and calls 911.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Emma González hated guns before. Now, she's speaking out on behalf of her dead classmates.
Parkland, Fla., student is turning her sadness into action.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Tennessee Tech withdraws industry-funded study used to back controversial EPA truck rule
The university's president told the EPA that experts now question "the methodology and accuracy" of the test, which was sponsored by the same company that used it as evidence in a petition to loosen emissions guidelines.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

White House intends to meet with leading veterans groups amid drama at VA
The meeting appears to be a platform to address anxiety that some of President Trump's political appointees want to oust Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. Shulkin has been warned by Chief of Staff John Kelly to stop the drama and infighting at VA.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Florida high school students demand change to gun laws at boisterous rally
A potential agreement would stop short of assault weapons ban, which suffered legislative defeat this week. Students told lawmakers: ‘Serve your public, not your pocket.'

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Federal judiciary to track and release data on sexual harassment complaints in wake of judge's resignation
The judiciary has been grappling with changes in how it handles complaints after Alex Kozinski stepped down from the bench following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

A self-taught astronomer spotted something no scientist had ever seen
Victor Buso, a locksmith in Argentina, photographed a supernova at the earliest stage ever seen. The image revealed clues about how stars explode.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

A school security officer heard a threat. Police say that may have helped thwart an attack.
Authorities searched the home of the student and found two AR-15s and 90 rifle magazines.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

This woman at a N.Y. airport was sobbing after her family friend was killed in the Parkland shooting. Two police officers bought her plane ticket home.
The officers said: "It's done. Go be with your family."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

School shooting thwarted, thanks to a security guard's tip, police say
The security officer overheard a "disgruntled student" making threats to open fire in a Calif. school, authorities say.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

'Blue Apron for food stamps' already exists. And some recipients hate the powdered milk.
The Trump administration has suggested remodeling food stamps to look more like a tiny food-box program for seniors.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

'One of the greatest Americans': Mike Pence, Barack Obama and others pay tribute to Billy Graham
One religious leader called Graham "the most important evangelist since the Apostle Paul."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Massachusetts and Maryland lead the nation on a key measure of Advanced Placement access
More than 30 percent of public high school graduates last year in Maryland earned a passing score of 3 or higher on at least one Advanced Placement exam.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

NTSB releases preliminary report on crash between Amtrak train carrying GOP leaders and trash truck
The driver of a trash truck appears to have maneuvered around rail crossing safety gates and onto the tracks, putting him and his two passengers into the path of an Amtrak train, federal safety officials said Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

The Energy 202: Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
They're at odds with Trump on this one.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Students take charge of gun-safety movement with some help from existing groups
Some students are attracting political attacks. Established groups are distancing themselves from students to avoid tainting them in a divided political environment.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

How an aging Billy Graham approached his own death
"I'll be happy the day the Lord says, 'Come on,'" he said. "'I've got something better planned.' "

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Man who died in Yellowstone fall was hunting for treasure millionaire says he buried
At least four people have died searching for a chest of gold and jewels hidden by an eccentric millionaire.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Massachusetts and Maryland lead on key measure of Advanced Placement access
College Board officials also urge states to make computer science instruction mandatory.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

He was flashing gang signs on Facebook. It got him killed by MS-13.
The notorious gang has made a resurgence in the D.C. region and other parts of the country in recent years.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

For the first time, a woman and non-Christian will lead this group that thinks government is too involved in religion
Rachel Laser wants to rebrand the fight for church-state separation as a nonpartisan, patriotic cause.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

‘I am not a crisis actor': Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists
Parkland, Fla., students who survived last week's school have become a target of right-wing smears after calling for gun control.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

A lawmaker's aide called school-shooting survivors crisis actors. Within hours, he was fired.
Benjamin Kelly, a Republican Florida aide, had said David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez "are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen."

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