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Jun 21, 2018

Methane leaks offset much of the climate change benefits of natural gas, study says
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the additional emissions would erase the climate advantages of burning natural gas instead of coal during the period when methane's effects on the climate are most pronounced.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Trump administration seeks approval from judge to detain immigrant families together
A new filing in a decades-old court case shows how much uncertainty still exists surrounding the president's executive order on separating families.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

These places will pay U.S. workers thousands of dollars to move there
This is America's bidding war for workers, an emerging feature of the increasingly tight labor market from the Midwest to the Northeast.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Before reversal, U.S. was on pace to put over 19,000 child migrants in detention by year's end
The number of children being held by the government grew by about 62 per day since May.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Methane leaks offset much of the benefits of natural gas, new study says
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the additional emissions would erase the climate advantages of burning natural gas instead of coal during the period when methane's effects on the climate are most pronounced.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

U.S. pledges to return 7-year-old taken from Guatemalan mother at border
Asylum seeker who sued says she has not seen her son for more than a month.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

U.S. says it will return 7-year-old taken from Guatemalan mother at border, as her federal lawsuit gets hearing
Mother, 38, and son, 7, have been separated by U.S. authorities more than a month since they requested asylum.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Trump administration seeks OK from judge to detain immigrant families together
New filing in decades-old court case shows how much uncertainty still exists surrounding the president's executive order on separating families.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.
A new website, PreventEpidemics.org, scores countries on their ability to prevent, detect and stop deadly infectious diseases.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Before reversal, U.S. was on pace to put 19,000 child migrants in detention by year's end
Before his apparent reversal, President Trump's immigration policy was on pace to put more than 19,000 migrant children in federal detention by the end of 2018, according to a new Washington Post analysis. The number of children being held by the government grew by about 62 per day since this May, after Trump's policy of […]

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

'That was a big mistake': Michigan State leader apologizes for statements about Larry Nassar victims
John Engler, the interim president of Michigan State University, apologized for comments he made in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal at the university.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

‘Yes, you do. You want to die': More disturbing details revealed in California child-abuse case
A judge ruled Thursday that David and Louise Turpin will go to trial for what prosecutors say was a years-long abuse of their children.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Koko, the beloved gorilla who learned to communicate using sign language, has died at 46
Officials said the western lowland gorilla — who befriended Mister Rogers, Betty White and Robin Williams — died in her sleep in Northern California.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Merging the Labor and Education departments won't accomplish much, say experts
Trump's proposal to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency is being received by education policy wonks with a collective shrug.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Pentagon will make room for up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases
Three bases in Texas and one in Arkansas have been considered as part of the proposal.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes
More than 40 states and the Trump administration had asked the justices to overturn its 1992 decision that restricted collection from retailers without a physical presence in the state.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Pentagon is asked to make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases
Three bases in Texas and one in Arkansas have been considered as part of the proposal.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Antwon Rose, unarmed teen shot and killed by East Pittsburgh police, remembered as ‘a true joy'
Antwon Rose "was a caring person, and everyone loved him," a friend said after he was shot to death by police in East Pittsburgh.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

As unions await a key Supreme Court decision, a simple plea: 'Educators want their voices heard'
Without bargaining rights, educators have few options to have their voices heard and are forced to take more public actions to have their priorities addressed.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen condemned by her high school's alumni over border crisis
"Given the facts at hand, we do not have faith in Secretary Nielsen to live the values of our alma mater or to make any decisions concerning outcomes for children at the border," it reads.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Texas sheriff refuses to help feds guard migrant children tent city, saying 'it's wrong'
El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles said he refused to support the Trump administration's "unjust" policy of separating families at the border.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Hundreds flock to New York City's LaGuardia to greet migrant children flown in from the border
Waving signs and singing songs in English and Spanish, the crowd was both a welcome party and rebuke of the White House.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Why Republicans have long wanted to shut the Education Department
Trump will propose merging the Education and Labor departments. Here's what that would mean.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Why are more than 100 television meteorologists around the world wearing this tie?
They are global warming-themed to raise awareness about climate change on the first day of summer.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape — and a warning
Thousands of years ago, a gibbon was buried with a member of the Chinese elite. Now these gibbons are gone.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

The fake letter historians believe tipped a presidential election
A letter with a fake name trolled the British ambassador and created an uproar that many historians believe helped swing the election to Benjamin Harrison.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

There's no immigration crisis, and these charts prove it
President Trump's immigration agenda is based on a number of falsehoods.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Monarch butterflies' migration is part relay race, part obstacle course — and full of danger
A new study identifies threats to monarch butterflies as they migrate thousands of miles across multiple generations.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Special counsel has questions for potential Paul Manafort jurors
Prosecutors say the publicity around the Virginia trial means extra caution is necessary.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Pentagon asked to make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases
Three bases in Texas and one in Arkansas have been considered as part of the proposal.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died
The Gorilla Foundation said Koko, the beloved western lowland gorilla that befriended Robin Williams and others, died in her sleep in Northern California.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Nikki Haley: 'It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America'
A U.N. official found America led the developed world in multiple measures of poverty, eliciting a rebuke from the Trump administration.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

This unusual pastor took out an active shooter and expertly treated the wounded, all after delivering his Sunday sermon
How the right man for the right job just happened to be at the right spot.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Passengers on fatal Southwest flight sue airline and manufacturers of plane and engine
The suit was filed on behalf of eight passengers who were aboard Southwest flight 1380, which lost one of its engines 20 minutes into a flight. One passenger died.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Summer has arrived — 5 things to know about the longest day of the year
The summer solstice arrived Thursday at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2018

Scientists keep naming discoveries after Obama. This time it's a 550 million-year-old fossil.
Obamus coronatus — a small, disc-shaped creature that lived in the ocean half a billion years ago — was discovered in Australia last year.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Police in East Pittsburgh fatally shoot 17-year-old Antwon Rose as he flees traffic stop
In an act of police force that is drawing criticism, an officer fatally shot an unarmed 17-year-old as he ran from a traffic stop.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

3 people died during late-night swim at closed pool — and police can't figure out why
Authorities are looking for answers to the biggest mystery surrounding the sudden deaths: What would render the three swimmers unable to save themselves or each other?

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

The summer solstice is Thursday. Here are 5 things to know about the longest day of the year.
The summer solstice is the longest day and shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere and traditionally considered the first day of summer — even if it has felt like summer for a while now.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Trump just erased an Obama-era policy to protect the oceans
Obama's national ocean policy, created during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, called on the federal government to work with states and local governments to enhance and protect oceans.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Cardinal McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, accused of sexual abuse and removed from ministry
Church officials announced that he has been credibly accused of sexually abusing a teenager -- and that he had faced three earlier allegations of sexual misconduct with adults.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Good news: Today's teens are less likely than earlier generations to smoke, drink or have sex. Bad news: They're not eating their veggies, either.
CDC's latest Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey has mostly good news.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

‘Unite the Right' organizer gets approval for rally anniversary event in D.C.
Park Service says ‘white civil rights' gathering can be held across from White House a year after Charlottesville march.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Airlines demand feds stop using their flights to transport migrant children separated from parents
The company said it has "no desire to be associated with separating families."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

A giant wave of plastic garbage could flood the U.S., a study says
China's ban on importing most of the scrap material that it accepted for a quarter-century could overwhelm recycling programs in the U.S.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Summer solstice is Thursday — 5 things to know about the longest day of the year
The summer solstice arrives Thursday at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

ICE arrests nearly 150 meat plant workers in latest immigration raid in Ohio
The arrests are the result of one of the largest recent workplace raids carried out by the Trump administration.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Navy officers censured for bringing ‘embarrassment' on the service in ‘Fat Leonard' scandal
"Fat Leonard" Glenn Francis defrauded the U.S. government of about $35 million, Navy officials said. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said in a letter to retired Rear Adm. Richard Wren that he "demonstrated exceedingly poor judgment and leadership by repeatedly and improperly accepting gifts from Mr. Leonard Francis."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Near the border, different buses take migrants on starkly different paths
Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy is filling the federal courthouse and separating parents from children, but others are still released.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Her 7-year-old was taken at the border as she sought asylum. Now she's suing to get him back.
Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, 38, said more than a month has passed since she has seen her son, Darwin. She filed the lawsuit hoping to find out where he is.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

As Border Patrol searches its buses, Greyhound is pulled into immigration furor
Greyhound says it is caught in the middle of an ugly political issue — and must follow the law.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

With some immigrant children now being held near Miami, schools superintendent blasts Trump administration
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says he is required by state law to educate all children but federal officials didn't tell him they were there.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Watch a virtual tornado demolish the Weather Channel studio
The nerve-racking segment kicked off the channel's morning show.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

As Border Patrol searches its buses, Greyhound is pulled into immigration uproar
Greyhound says it is caught in the middle of an ugly political issue -- and must follow the law.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Flash flood emergency in parts of coastal Texas after more than a foot of rain
Houston, so far, has avoided the worst of the deluge.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

How bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says
The report comes after a school year when there were massive teacher uprisings about low pay.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Key nuclear expert departs White House as North Korea negotiations loom
The top official on weapons of mass destruction is leaving her job.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Kids in these U.S. hot spots at higher risk because parents opt out of vaccinations
In two-thirds of states that allow parents to opt their children out of school immunization requirements for nonmedical reasons, the number of unvaccinated kindergarteners is on the rise, a study found.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Summer solstice is Thursday - 5 things to know about the longest day of the year
The summer solstice arrives Thursday at 6:07 a.m. Eastern Time.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Flash flood emergency in parts of coastal Texas from over a foot of rain
Tropical rains have spurred severe flooding in several areas.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

What World War II's 'Operation Pied Piper' taught us about the trauma of family separations
Millions of children were evacuated from their homes in British cities and sent to the countryside during World War II. It would affect many of them for life.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Active shooters usually get their guns legally and then target specific victims, FBI says
A new study found that attackers often alarm the people around them with warning signs and carry out their rampages as a result of their grievances. The FBI says mental illness was confirmed in just 25 percent of cases.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

New shingles vaccine is highly effective, long-lasting — and in short supply
Demand has soared for the Shingrix vaccine and order limits will be in effect through 2018.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

'Womp womp': Corey Lewandowski mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated from parents
The comments set off a testy exchange on Fox News.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Speaking of speech: What should colleges do when controversial figures want to come to campus?
"It's better to let them come, have their moment, let the protest proceed but without disrupting their speech, and then they don't get the validation."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Trump didn't invent family separation, but his administration was willing to try it
How an idea considered excessive became a harsh attempt at border deterrence.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

U.S. prosecutors won't subpoena journalists in James Wolfe leak probe case
Attorneys for a former Senate staffer want a gag order on President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

U.S. expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections
The new rules allow plans to exclude coverage for maternity care, prescription drugs, mental health services and other "essential health benefits" the Affordable Care Act requires of coverage sold to individuals and small businesses.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Republicans hammer FBI over handling of Clinton email probe
The Justice Department inspector general testified before House lawmakers in a second hearing about alleged politicization at the bureau.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

FBI agent who said ‘we'll stop' Trump from becoming president escorted from building, though he remains a bureau employee
Peter Strzok already had been reassigned to the FBI's Human Resources Division after he was taken off the special counsel investigation for anti-Trump texts.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Another shelter for immigrant children is planned for Houston
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April, creating capacity issues at existing facilities.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections
The labor secretary says association health plans will "level the playing field," while critics deride "junk insurance."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Two charts demolish the notion that immigrants here illegally commit more crime
The numbers don't lie.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

A 17-year-old presumed dead started moving. He ultimately died of his injuries.
The Chicago teen had been shot in the head numerous times.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

A forest ranger posed for a selfie with a python he had captured. It nearly strangled him.
Some residents hoisted smartphones, motioning for others to cram in closer to the forest ranger and the beast he had captured. A child sat on a man's shoulders, craning to get into the picture.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

From pulpits across America, sermons condemn separation of immigrant families
Pastors, priests and rabbis spoke out against the Trump administration's actions.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee police over January arrest
Body-camera footage of arrest and tasing led to three officers receiving short suspensions.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

U.S. prosecutors: Won't subpoena journalists in James Wolfe leak probe case
Attorneys for former Senate staffer want a gag order on President Trump

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

The last section of California Highway 1 will reopen in July, sooner than expected
Repairs are moving along on the landslide-damaged section near Big Sur.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Another detention center for immigrant children is planned for Houston
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April, creating capacity issues at existing facilities.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

There are more guns than people in the United States, according to a new study of global firearm ownership
American gunmakers were busy during the Obama years.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

There is a national Memorial to Fallen Educators and it is about to add 10 new names
Some of the names are teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a mass shooter took 17 lives in February 2018. The earliest name on the memorial is from 1867.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

The growing case against IV Tylenol, once seen as a solution to the opioid crisis
The opioid crisis helped IV Tylenol grow into a $300 million-a-year drug. But pills that costs pennies might work just as well.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Another detention center for immigrant children planned for Houston
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April, creating capacity issues at existing facilities.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Beaches that are havens for black vacationers now used to be our only options
The segregated history of summer in the United States.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

It's a boy! Chicken owners face a dilemma when hens turn out to be roosters.
Because it's nearly impossible to tell the sex of a newborn chicken, flock-keepers often unexpectedly end up with roosters that are banned by local officials or frowned upon by neighbors.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2018

'Gut-wrenching' recording captures sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border
ProPublica published what it said was a recording made inside one of the facilities where children taken from their parents are housed.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border
ProPublica published what it said was a recording of audio taken inside one of the facilities where children taken from their parents are housed.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

Ex-CIA employee charged in major leak of agency hacking tools
Joshua Adam Schulte was charged under the Espionage Act in connection with the leak of tools that were posted online by WikiLeaks.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

DEA chief steps down, citing increasing challenges of temporary role
Robert W. Patterson had led the agency since October, when the previous acting DEA chief stepped down.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

‘Cage Jeff Sessions': The immigration fight follows the attorney general to New Orleans
The attorney general continued to defend the zero-tolerance immigration enforcement that has led to separation of families.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

Gang fistfight escalated into a mass shooting at New Jersey arts festival, prosecutor says
Twenty-two people were injured in a mass shooting at the Art All Night event Sunday in Trenton, N.J.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

The best teacher of the week (even though it's only Monday)
A former first lady delivers a scathing lecture on American history, values and ethics.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

‘Cage Jeff Sessions:' The immigration fight followed the attorney general to New Orleans
The attorney general continued to defend the zero-tolerance immigration enforcement that has led to separation of families.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

From Houston to Corpus Christi, torrential rain may fall at times for days
Up to a foot of rain is possible, and areas of flooding are likely.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

Are Betsy DeVos's policies exacerbating racial inequities in student debt? These lawmakers think so.
Senate and House Democrats are accusing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of exacerbating racial disparities in student debt by stalling loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers, failing to enforce consumer protections and making minimal effort to exam the root causes of the inequity.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

Supreme Court allows retaliatory-arrest lawsuit to move forward
A Fla. man said city council officials violated the First Amendment when they sent him to jail after he refused to stop speaking at a public meeting. The Supreme Court gave the civic activist another shot Monday at proving that his arrest was in retaliation for his criticism of public officials.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

Knee and hip replacements are common, but they're not always fully successful
Before choosing this option, pick an experienced surgeon and learn about the healing process.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

The water in the tropical Atlantic is the coldest in decades. That may stymie hurricane season.
The cool water temperatures may suppress storminess, but coastal residents should remain vigilant.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2018

Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'space force'
Trump has floated this idea before — in March, he said he initially conceived it as a joke — and offered few details about how the force would operate.

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