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Apr 24, 2019

An African girl was forced to work like a ‘slave' for 16 years. Neighbors helped her escape.
To the outside world, she appeared to be a member of a Texas family. But at home, the girl said, she was beaten and forced to cook, clean and care for children without pay.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

Supreme Court's conservatives appear likely to let Trump add citizenship question to 2020 Census
The court's ideological divide was on full display during arguments, with liberal justices appearing skeptical of the case offered by the administration.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

What's new for the 2020 Census?
Paper forms are out. The Internet and mobile phones are in. Here's what you can expect for the latest decennial census.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

‘I just want the world to know what these particular terrorists took from the world'
The father of the Sidwell student killed in an attack in Sri Lanka mourns what might have been.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

How the winner of a $768 million lottery jackpot nearly lost his ticket
The 24-year-old Powerball winner recounted the story behind him winning the Powerball jackpot — the third-largest in U.S. history.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

More than a thousand arrested in ‘Extinction Rebellion' protests against climate change
Beginning in London, the climate change protests have spread to cities around the world, including New York and Los Angeles.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

For the first time, U.S. files criminal charges against an opioid distributor
The charges are a milestone in the government's battle against companies accused of ignoring the diversion of hundreds of millions of painkillers to the black market.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

A state senator said nurses ‘probably play cards' at work. After an outcry, she apologized.
A Washington state senator made the comment last week while debating a bill that would give nurses uninterrupted meals and breaks at work and protect them from mandatory overtime.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

A state senator said nurses ‘probably play cards' at work. Facing mass outrage, she's apologized.
"I was tired, and in the heat of argument on the Senate floor, I said some things about nurses that were taken out of context - but still they crossed the line," Sen. Maureen Walsh (R) said in a statement Monday.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

Two rival politicians accused each other of using drugs. The result was a showdown at a urinalysis lab.
As it turns out, the two Connecticut Democrats aren't the first to submit to a drug screening in hopes of scoring political points.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

Yes, we know what great teaching looks like — but we have an education system that ‘utterly fails to support it.' What's wrong and how to fix it.
Teaching is highly complex, even though lots of people think otherwise.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

Police thought they found a killer 41 years after her roommate's death. Now, it's too late.
A tip led police to Mary Jane Stewart, who was charged with murder. But the case won't be going to trial.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 23, 2019

Fifth-grader on leave from Sidwell school in D.C. killed in Sri Lanka bombing
Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa is remembered as "brilliant," "kind" and "a wonderful child."

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

Federal appeals court says tire-chalking by parking enforcement officers is unconstitutional
Three-judge panel says the marking is a form of trespass that requires a warrant.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

After China turned it into a cheap snack, caviar is at risk of losing its status as a luxury good
Domestic producers have struggled to find buyers who will pay top dollar for a made-in-the-USA premium product.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

After Parkland killings, Broward County vowed to police aggressively. Then a deputy punched a teen.
The community demanded law enforcement be more assertive. Now some are wondering if this is the inevitable result.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

Sierra Club's new guide to plug-in electric vehicles is out just in time for Earth Day
The Sierra Club's annual guide to buying plug-in electric vehicles provides a user-friendly quiz to help you identify possible vehicles to buy.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

Woman holding a gun and a baby threatens to blow up church during Easter service, police say
Police say a 31-year-old woman stormed the stage toward the end of the service and began waving a gun at congregants.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak
The United States is on track to surpass the record number of measles cases in a single year since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, according to new figures.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

Disney's CEO made 1,424 times as much as his employees. An heir to the Disney fortune thinks that's ‘insane.'
Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy Disney, called on the company that bears her name to give its employees a raise.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

A social media entrepreneur needed a domain name. He decided to get it at gunpoint.
When a dispute over a domain name stood between a social media entrepreneur and his plan for success, a violent plan was hatched.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

‘Resurrection is a new beginning': On Easter Sunday, Louisiana church prepares to rebuild
Congregants of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church are optimistic for the future.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

Elusive red sprites, like glowing jellyfish in the night sky, photographed in Oklahoma
The lightning-like electrical discharge was seen Wednesday night.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

High court will decide if federal laws protect gay, transgender workers
Justices will hear three cases that look at whether a federal law that forbids discrimination on the basis of sex is broad enough to encompass discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

New Coast Guard strategy for the Arctic calls for ‘projecting sovereignty' to contest China and Russia
The document, obtained by The Washington Post, highlights how rapidly conditions are changing.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

High school journalists were barred from a Betsy DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial.
Unable to attend the discussion, the high school journalists in Lexington, Ky., penned an editorial condemning the education secretary, writing, "We are student journalists who wanted to cover an event in our community featuring the Secretary of Education, but ironically, we couldn't get in without an invitation."

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

A small town swore in its new mayor. Then the fires started.
Two competing theories have been floated: Either Tyus Byrd, who faced mass resignations when she was elected the city's first black mayor in 2015, was targeted, or the fires were set to cover up questionable financial activity that has recently faced scrutiny from state auditors.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 22, 2019

Appeals court won't release Chelsea Manning from jail in Julian Assange case
Manning must stay in jail on contempt of court for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, an appeals court ruled Monday.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 21, 2019

Sweet corn out, sweet potatoes in: Data shows fundamental shifts in American farming
Farmers are planting less of the classics such as corn, potatoes, green beans and peas. In their place, new vegetables such as sweet potatoes and leafy greens are defining American farms.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 21, 2019

An armed militia was ‘detaining' migrants at the border. The FBI arrested its leader.
A video of the United Constitutional Patriots holding migrants against their has sparked outrage and rebukes by civil rights groups and New Mexico officials.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 21, 2019

NFL owner purchases John Lennon's ‘Sgt. Pepper' piano
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is a big fan of rock and roll in general and the Beatles in particular.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 21, 2019

Report: NCIS investigates after a camera is found hidden in the women's bathroom on a Navy ship
A recent report commissioned by the Defense Department found that of all four branches, service members at Navy installations are at greatest risk for sexual assault.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 21, 2019

Yale students aren't ready to close the book on the school's libraries just yet
Throughout the country, librarians are grappling with how to preserve book culture while ensuring that knowledge — whether in print or digital form — is widely accessible.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Report: Navy investigates after a hidden camera found in women's bathroom on ship
A Marine found the recording device on the Norfolk-based amphibious transport dock USS Arlington, an official told NBC News.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

How maximum security inmates took on Cambridge in a debate about nuclear weapons — and won
In 2015, the inmates at Eastern New York Correctional Facility took on and defeated the team from Harvard University.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Report: Navy investigates after a hidden camera found hidden in women's bathroom on ship
A Marine found the recording device on the Norfolk-based amphibious transport dock USS Arlington, an official told NBC News.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Topeka Zoo blames ‘error' after tiger attacks keeper
While keepers are never supposed to be in the same space as the tigers, they found themselves together in the Kansas zoo's outdoor habitat for reasons still under investigation.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Sweet corn out, sweet potatoes in: Data shows shifts in American farming
Farmers are planting less of the classics such as corn, potatoes, green beans and peas. In their place, new vegetables such as sweet potatoes and leafy greens are defining American farms.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Vermont passes bill abolishing Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day
Abolishing Columbus Day is a trend gaining traction in states nationwide as Americans reckon with the colonization and harm intertwined with the explorer's legacy.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

20th anniversary of Columbine shooting commemorated with memorials and vigils
Twenty years ago, two gunmen claimed the lives of 13 victims and marked the beginning of an era in which the United States has repeatedly been forced to reckon with the threat of school shootings.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Yankees, Flyers drop Kate Smith's ‘God Bless America' amid questions of possible racism
Smith and her rendition of "God Bless America" have been most closely associated in the sports world with the Philadelphia Flyers, who had a decades-long stretch of remarkable success in games preceded by her version.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Researchers identify four risk factors that may help doctors predict seriousness of postpartum depression
Findings from a study show that postpartum depression can vary in severity, which can affect the type of treatment a woman might need to recover.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 20, 2019

Calif. couple who held their children in a house of chains is sentenced to life in prison
David and Louise Turpin tortured 12 of their 13 children for years, starving them, hitting them, depriving them of sleep and shackling them to furniture.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

A Yale Law School policy was meant to protect LGBTQ students. Other saw anti-Christian bias.
Some say the policy, which gives financial fellowship support only for employers that don't discriminate based on gender or sexual orientation, is unfair to Christian groups.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

Some colleges receiving the most GI benefits spend the least on educating veterans, report says
Ten schools alone received a total of $5.4 billion in GI Bill payments, with the University of Phoenix and DeVry and Strayer universities topping the list, according to the study.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

They held their children in a house of chains. Now they may be in prison for life.
The Turpins tortured 12 of their 13 children for years. On Friday, a California court sentenced them to life in prison.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

New York City officials fear Passover holiday could propel measles spread
A wave of measles cases has been traced to unvaccinated ultra-Orthodox Jewish children, who usually live in insular communities. During Passover, many families that usually keep the modern world at a distance go on public excursions.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

Hurricane Center reclassifies Michael to Category 5, the first such storm to make landfall since 1992
The upgrade puts Michael squarely in the list of powerful storms and one of only four Category 5s to hit the U.S. on record.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

Hurricane Center upgrades Michael to Category 5, the first since Andrew in 1992
The upgrade puts Michael squarely in the list of powerful storms and one of only four Category 5s to hit the U.S. on record.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

How living on the wrong side of a time zone can be hazardous to your health
New research shows how social schedules and biological rhythms come into conflict along time zone borders.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

Bullies and black trench coats: The Columbine shooting's most dangerous myths
So much of what was reported about Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold right after their April 20, 1999 attack on Columbine High School was wrong. But it made the killers anti-heroes.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

You can buy a baby T. rex skeleton on eBay for $3 million. Scientists would rather you didn't.
Allowing the rare artifact to end up in private ownership robs researchers and the public of the chance to learn from it, scientists say.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

‘It's moving and it's huge!': An 18-foot-long snake on a roof horrified a Detroit neighborhood
When dozens of neighbors started to gather in front of the home to see Juliet, snapping photos and live-streaming off their cellphones, they each had the same question: What was an 18-foot-long snake doing on the roof?

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

Hurricane Center upgrades 2018's Michael to Category 5
The upgrade puts Michael squarely on the list of elite storms and one of only four Category 5s to hit the United States.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

One of Alaska's warmest springs on record is causing a dangerous thaw
The average temperature for March recorded at the NOAA observatory in Utquiagvik was 18.6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 19, 2019

A Yale Law School policy was meant to protect LGBTQ students. Other saw anti-Christian bias. Controversy ensued.
Some say the policy, which gives financial fellowship support only for employers that don't discriminate based on gender or sexual orientation, is unfair to Christian groups.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Parents of 3 New York children face $1,000 penalty for violating measles order
Health officials identified three youths exposed to the severe respiratory virus but not yet vaccinated — violating the mandatory immunization order for four Zip codes in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

HHS launches program to cut opioid overdoses by 40 percent in three years
The $353 million effort will test the idea that the best approaches to combat the drug crisis are well known but poorly implemented and coordinated.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Grand jury dismisses assault charge against Army sergeant in road rage case
Sgt. 1st Class Kai Waters said she was terrorized, and bumped, by another driver, then stabbed the other driver when confronted at a gas station.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Democrats are encouraging changes to vaccination laws as measles outbreak grows
The issue has grabbed the attention of many state-level Democrats, who have tried to eliminate pathways for parents to duck vaccinating their kids.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

What does Harvard's $36 billion endowment really buy?
Research shows students could have learned at hundreds of other schools what they learned at Ivies and their equivalents.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Washington state Senate narrowly passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers
The bill would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations for measles in the wake of the state's worst outbreak in more than two decades.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Two murders stumped police for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet.
A California whodunit ends after 40 years thanks to new advances in DNA technology.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

The Health 202: Democrats are encouraging changes to vaccination laws as measles outbreak grows
Trump hasn't urged more vaccinations, yet.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Man in custody after trying to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral with gasoline and lighters
The 37-year-old from New Jersey allegedly had two containers of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and butane lighters on Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Police: Couple held laborer at gunpoint to act out ‘sexual fantasy,' sent his wife photos
The victim reportedly told police that the couple had confiscated his visa and driver's license and told him to return to their house the next day.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Gene therapy cures infants suffering from ‘bubble boy' immune disease
After years of heartbreaking setbacks, researchers say they can restore immune systems in SCID babies.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

A couple held a day laborer at gunpoint to act out a ‘sexual fantasy,' then sent his wife photos, police say
The victim reportedly told police that the couple had confiscated his visa and driver's license and threatened to send photos of the unwanted sexual encounter to his wife back in Mexico if he didn't return the next day.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

A diver who helped rescue the Thai soccer team was just saved from an underwater cave in Tennessee
Josh Bratchley had no food or water. No one knew if he was alive or dead, if he had found an air pocket or drowned in the murky water.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

‘Not my Jesus': Christian students protest Pence, alarming conservatives
The religious right closed ranks around the vice president as some students, faculty and alumni expressed concern about his planned appearance at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

A man conned his NASA-funded lab into paying for trips to see prostitutes and escorts, feds say
According to the indictment, the man arranged to meet escorts and prostitutes in cities like London and New York with the help of fabricated documents, before submitting reimbursement requests for them.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Report: U.S. declines again in press-freedom index, falls to ‘problematic' status
Reporters Without Borders cites President Trump's anti-press rhetoric and threats against journalists for the continuing decline. The U.S. ranking fell three spots from 2018, continuing a downward trend that began in 2016.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Doctors in 7 states charged with prescribing opioids for cash, sex
Dozens of medical professionals, mostly in Appalachia, are accused of illegally dispensing 32 million pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 18, 2019

Florida woman deemed a threat to Columbine High is dead, authorities say
A massive manhunt for 18-year-old Sol Pais led Colorado schools to close days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school schooting.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

50 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are missing in Chicago
Chicago police are investigating reports of issues with the vehicles.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

‘Infatuated' with the Columbine shooting, she flew to Colorado and bought a gun
But instead of hurting others, authorities say, 18-year-old Sol Pais killed herself.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Doctors in seven states charged with prescribing opioids for cash, sex
Dozens of medical professionals, mostly in Appalachia, are accused of illegally dispensing 32 million pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts
The appearance of snails, whales and snakes has raised concerns that California's coastal ecosystem has been permanently scrambled.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

It turns out, great white sharks are scared of something, too
No ocean predator is more fearsome in the public imagination than the great white shark, but even they appear to steer clear of orcas, which have been observed on rare occasions to eat shark livers.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Parents drop legal fight over an Illinois school system's transgender policy
The suburban district became a battleground over accommodating students in locker rooms and restrooms.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Notre Dame tragedy brings in money to black Louisiana churches that burned
Politicians, celebrities and journalists publicized the GoFundMe campaign and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Doctors in 5 Appalachian states charged with prescribing opioids for cash, sex
Dozens of medical professionals are accused of illegally dispensing 32 million pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

50 Mercedes Benz are missing in Chicago
Chicago police are investigating reports of issues with the vehicles.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

A large meteor exploded over the Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday night, lighting up the sky
It emitted a massive green flash. "I was just gobsmacked when I saw it," said an eyewitness.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Dixie no more: A California school board votes to change system's name
Decision follows a bitter fight over a name that detractors said was racist.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

An open letter to Betsy DeVos, from two leading public education advocates
It's about charter schools.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Dixie no more: Calif. school board votes to change system's name
Following a months-long debate marked by increasingly rancorous charges and countercharges, board members of the Dixie School District voted to replace the name, which opponents said is a racist vestige of the Confederacy and the proslavery South.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Dixie no more: California school board votes to change system's name
Decision follows a bitter fight over a name that detractors said was racist.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Hail, not tornadoes, is the most expensive severe storm hazard in Texas. And it could get hit hard Wednesday.
Texas has seen 29 $100 million or costlier hail storms in the past 25 years.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Police found a body in the river. A mysterious tattoo linked it to a beheaded woman and a bunker.
For over a year, a California sheriff's office struggled to identify a corpse that was found in a river. Officials in Washington have now confirmed that it belonged to a man who allegedly decapitated his girlfriend with a samurai sword.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

While Notre Dame attracts attention, crowdfunding brings money to black Louisiana churches that burned
Politicians, celebrities and journalists publicized the GoFundMe campaign and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Florida woman deemed a threat to Columbine High School is dead, FBI says
Sol Pais, an 18-year-old who harbored an 'infatuation' with the 1999 Columbine shooting, was found dead in the mountains 40 miles west of the high school.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

As Notre Dame gets attention, crowdfunding brings money to black La. churches that burned
Politicians, celebrities and journalists on Twitter publicized the GoFundMe campaign Tuesday and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

After Notre Dame fire, a GoFundMe ensured black churches burned in Louisiana got $1 million, too
Politicians, celebrities and journalists on Twitter publicized the GoFundMe campaign Tuesday and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

‘Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today': Corrections officers face backlash over social media challenge
Jokes ranged from using Tasers or other force on inmates to planting drugs on them or putting them into "the box," a reference to a type of solitary confinement.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Large meteor explodes over the Mid-Atlantic
Tuesday night's meteor was so bright that weather satellites detected it as it burned apart in Earth's atmosphere.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

In an Easter ‘lesson,' students spit on, slapped and cut a pastor. The church is sorry.
The violent encounter was an attempt to illustrate the meaning of the crucifixion. The lesson, the pastor allowed, "went too far."

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

In a twist, Canada asks U.S. for help cracking down at its southern border
With an increasingly close election on the horizon, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — a global figure of welcome for refugees — is signaling plans to crack down.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

‘I felt a lot of guilt': After two player suicides, this lacrosse coach decided to take action
"I kept asking myself, 'Why didn't I see what I needed to see?'" said coach Juan Gaytan.

Washington Post Nation
Apr 17, 2019

Consumers are buying contaminated meat, doctors' group says in lawsuit
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it has a "zero tolerance" policy for fecal contamination in poultry and meat-processing plants, but this applies only if the fecal contamination is visible.

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