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Jun 25, 2019

Missouri's last abortion clinic is running out of time after judge's latest ruling
An independent state agency could soon decide whether Missouri becomes the first state in more than 40 years without access to abortion.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Oklahoma leaders reach deal on settlement money to curb drug crisis
Tens of millions of dollars will go toward helping the state abate an opioid epidemic that has killed thousands there.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Catholic school fires gay teacher so it can stay in the Indianapolis Archdiocese
The news comes after another school was cut off from the archdiocese after refusing to fire a teacher married to someone of the same sex.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court strikes down violent criminal provision, rules against newspaper seeking food stamps data
The court also said Monday that next term it will hear a dispute stemming from the Affordable Care Act.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Divided Supreme Court strikes down gun law provision deemed unfair to violent criminals
The court's liberals joined Justice Neil Gorsuch in the 5-4 ruling, which drew dissent from Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

A Utah college student was dropped off by a Lyft at a park — and then vanished
Mackenzie Lueck has been missing a week after she took a Lyft from the airport, leaving few clues to her whereabouts.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

A report that detailed up to $1 billion in wasted federal funds on bad charter schools may have underestimated the problem
An update on an advocacy group's March report on the federal Charter Schools Program provides new details showing the problem is worse than originally thought.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Despite new legislation, Trump administration has not given Puerto Rico emergency food stamp aid
On June 6, President Trump signed into law $600 million in emergency food stamps, but the aid may not arrive until September.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Robert Friend, Tuskegee fighter pilot who led Air Force study on UFOs, dies at 99
He was one of the first African American military aviators and later directed Project Blue Book.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Driver charged in the deaths of 7 motorcyclists in New Hampshire crash
Volodymyr Zhukovsky, 23, of West Springfield, Mass., was arrested at his home Monday morning and charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Driver is charged in N.H. crash that killed 7 motorcyclists
Volodymyr Zhukovsky, 23, of West Springfield, Mass., was arrested at his home and faces seven counts of negligent homicide, authorities said.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Fearing her husband, she gave his guns to police. They jailed her for theft.
Domestic violence activists are calling for the charges to be dropped.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Despite new law, Trump administration has not given Puerto Rico emergency food stamp aid
The president signed into law $600 million in emergency food stamps for Puerto Rico on June 6, but it may not arrive until September.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Court to review whether government owes billions to health-care providers
In another controversy over the Affordable Care Act, insurers say the government never fully funded the program and owe them $12 billion.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

A mother played a game of chicken with her kids. She killed her 3-year-old son, police say.
The details behind Lord Renfro's death told a more troubling story of a mother's game gone terribly wrong from the start.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Police say a mother played a game of chicken with her kids and killed her 3-year-old son
When the district attorney's office obtained surveillance footage from the apartment complex the day after the incident, the tape showed a dark story.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court to consider whether federal government owes billions to health-care providers
In another controversy over the Affordable Care Act, insurers say the government never fully funded the program and owe them $12 billion.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

The longest-running oil spill in history is releasing more than 4,500 gallons per day, study says
The federal government's first study of the nearly 15-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disputes the company's claim that only one drop of oil per minute is being released.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

This woman has been on a three-year road trip documenting acts of kindness
In 2016, she set out from Long Island, taking along dozens of "More Good" t-shirts to hand out to people who followed her journey online and agreed to host her for two or three nights.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 24, 2019

Scientists captured video of a giant squid. Watch the sea creature emerge from the darkness.
The legendary sea creatures are rarely captured on film.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

Despite delay of ICE raids, immigrant communities mobilize for roundups
President Trump said Democrats pushed him to postpone the mass arrests as they work toward a possible deal on overhauling the nation's asylum laws.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

She gave her estranged husband's guns to the cops. They arrested her for theft.
Domestic violence activists are calling for the charges to be dropped.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

Trump brushes off calls to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's death
"I think it's been heavily investigated," the president said when asked if he'd order the FBI to open an investigation of Saudi Arabian officials' involvement in the killing of the Washington Post columnist, as recommended by the U.N. "I've seen so many different reports."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

Dave Bartholomew, musician and producer who guided Fats Domino's career, dies at 100
He arranged and produced memorable recordings of the early rock era, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

Scientists captured a historic video of a giant squid. Watch it emerge from the darkness.
The legendary sea creatures are rarely captured on film.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

Bikers, military vets mourn 7 killed in rural highway crash in New Hampshire
Authorities are seeking help in determining why a pickup truck collided with a group of 10 bikers on Friday evening.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 23, 2019

Self-avowed white supremacist asks for mercy in sentencing in fatal Charlottesville attack
James Alex Fields Jr., who pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes, is seeking a sentence shorter than life in prison.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

He argued that his luck won the $80 million jackpot. A court ruled he had to split it with his ex.
An arbitrator decided since the couple had shared losses, he should share his winnings.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

He said his luck alone won an $80 million jackpot. A court ruled he had to split it with his ex-wife.
The couple had shared losses, so they should share the winnings, an arbitrator decided.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

Confederacy's former capital gets a street named after Arthur Ashe — and some hope for a more inclusive look
The renaming of the street coincides with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of captive Africans to the Virginia colony.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

Teenage umpire warned coaches and spectators to calm down before brawl at youth baseball game
"I shouldn't have to tell a grown man how to act around little kids," Josh Cordova, 13, said of the incident that has drawn national attention.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 9 people aboard died.
First responders found the King Air twin engine plane "fully engulfed in flames" far from the Mokuleia runway.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

It's that time again — when mosquitoes feast and we disagree on what to do about them
In environmentally conscious Washington, mosquito spraying can divide us as much as any social or political cause

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

Fiery plane crash kills 9 people on Oahu's North Shore
There were no survivors after the twin engine King Air plane crashed Friday night near Dillingham Airfield.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 22, 2019

Supreme Court tosses murder conviction in case that raised questions of racial bias
Justices criticized a prosecutor's actions in the case of Curtis Flowers, an African American man who was tried six times for the 1996 slaying of four people in Mississippi.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

The fate of the last abortion clinic in Missouri rests with a judge after state denies license
The state health department rejected the St. Louis Planned Parenthood's permit application Friday morning, yet the move will not immediately affect the clinic's operations.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

The U.S. outguns Iran, but it faces painful realities in the event of a war
Despite inferior weapons, Iranian forces can still inflict harm.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Trump, questioned on child separation policy, insists, ‘I brought the families together'
The president's comments come just days after he vowed to start mass immigration arrests, tweeting that "millions of illegal aliens" will soon be removed from the U.S.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Fate of last abortion clinic in Missouri rests with judge
The state health department rejected the St. Louis Planned Parenthood's permit application Friday morning, yet the move will not immediately affect the clinic's operations.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

‘I don't know how we're going to survive this.' Some once-loyal farmers begin to doubt Trump.
While the president's poll numbers remain high in rural areas, farmers hurt by weather and trade disputes worry he won't live up to his promises.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

‘We need to step back from the brink of war': Democrats urge restraint after Trump cancels Iran strike
Some Democrats demanded a vote in Congress to authorize any use of force against Tehran as tensions escalated after Iranian forces shot down a U.S. drone.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

After refusing archdiocese's order to fire gay teacher, school is told it will no longer be recognized as Catholic
School leaders, however, say they will still identify as Catholic and appeal the decision.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Detained migrant children got no toothbrush, no soap, no sleep. It's no problem, government argues.
The law doesn't say the government is required to provide toothbrushes, soap, showers or even adequate sleep to detained migrants, officials argue, so why should they have to?

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Supreme Court tosses murder conviction in case that raised question of racial bias
Curtis Flowers has been tried an extraordinary six times for a 1996 quadruple murder in Mississippi.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Supreme Court orders new trial in murder case that raised questions of racial bias
Justices throw out the most recent conviction of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried an extraordinary six times for a 1996 quadruple murder in Mississippi.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

A good dog went digging in the backyard. What it found made the owner call the police.
It was Monday around noon when police officers were dispatched to a house in Seneca, a town of about 8,000 in the western corner of South Carolina.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

In Chicago, a river revitalized — but not for everyone
The bulk of riverfront amenities constructed and planned fall in wealthier, North side neighborhoods.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

This mom made a few ‘DON'T GIVE UP' signs and planted them in her neighborhood. Soon, the signs went global.
After she put up the signs, "Everyone wanted to know," she said. "'Where can we get some of these signs for our own neighborhoods?'"

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Summer solstice 2019: The longest day of the year, explained
This year's solstice, marking the first day of summer, arrives at 11:54 a.m. Eastern on Friday.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Driven from Paradise by ?re, evacuees worry that gentri?cation will prevent them from coming home
As debris is trucked out, residents and investors are shaping the incinerated town's future.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery
The blaze erupted shortly before 4 a.m. at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, which claims to be the largest oil refining complex on the East Coast.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

He was convicted of molesting an 11-year-old girl he met on a dating app. He won't face jail time.
Meili was charged with child kidnapping, statutory rape and statutory sodomy, and would later admit to sexually abusing her. But now, the 22-year-old man won't face jail time for molesting an 11-year-old girl.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 21, 2019

She wrote her dissertation on unusual names instead of changing hers. Now you can call her Dr. Marijuana Pepsi.
Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck says her one-of-a-kind name made her who she is. And for the record, she's never tried the drug.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

For Japanese Americans, debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp' is familiar
The debate exploded this week after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) insisted that migrant detention facilities along the southern border fit the bill.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

Driven from Paradise by ?re, kept out by gentri?cation?
As debris is trucked out, residents and investors are shaping the incinerated town's future.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

Deaths in Dominican Republic could be ‘mysterious.' But so far, all signs point to ‘normal.'
For weeks, headlines have chronicled the horrifying stories of Americans who have fallen ill or died on this Caribbean island. But is there really a suspicious trend?

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

As Trump administration pushes to return more migrants to Mexico, legal battle over policy intensifies
Immigration advocates are urging a federal appeals court to let migrants stay in the United States while their U.S. asylum cases are pending.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

72 Philadelphia officers pulled off the street amid probe into racist Facebook posts
The move comes as police departments around the country respond to an advocacy group highlighting racist, sexist and anti-Muslim social media posts by officers.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

72 Philadelphia police officers pulled off the street amid probe into racist Facebook posts
The move comes as departments around the country respond to an advocacy group highlighting racist, sexist and anti-Muslim social media posts by officers.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

A mega-wealthy philanthropist changes his mind about school reform and what kids really need — and Barack Obama has a surprising reaction
The billionaire is Nick Hanauer. Here's what he used to think, and what he is doing instead now.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

In Oklahoma, opioid case windfall starts winners squabbling
The state has recouped $355 million in settlements from two drug companies, and billions more could be on the way. Everyone wants a piece of the pie.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

People are surprisingly honest about returning lost money
A study involving lost wallets and spanning 40 countries delivers some global good news.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

With White House threatening mass raids, undocumented immigrants try to stay out of sight
"It terrorizes me very much," said one Guatemalan mother who is reluctant to leave her apartment.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

One-quarter of state prison admissions are for minor parole and probation violations, report finds
In some states more than half of prison admissions are for technical violations like missed curfews and appointments, according to a first-of-its-kind report.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

72 Philadelphia cops pulled off the street amid probe into racist Facebook posts
The move comes as departments around the country respond to an advocacy group highlighting racist, sexist and anti-Muslim social media posts by officers.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

Florida city will pay hackers $600,000 to get its computer systems back
With computer records held hostage for three weeks, Riviera Beach employees were left without email and its police department had to rummage for paper traffic citations.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 20, 2019

Horns are growing on young people's skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.
The growth of bone spurs at the back of the skulls of young people may be a result of an adaptation to the use of handheld devices.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Meet the couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement
Bernard and Lisa Selz are big donors to a group that has played a central role in this year's measles outbreaks.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.
The space agency had vision, genius and dash, but a strategy of incremental progress won the race.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

He told women he could help. Instead, he branded them with his initials and made them sex slaves.
His guilty verdict on racketeering and sex trafficking charges ended a six-week trial that revealed haunting details about Keith Raniere and his Albany, N.Y.-area group NXIVM, in which followers were coerced into sex, blackmailed and branded with Raniere's initials.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

New York Democrats move state to the left after ‘historic' legislative session
Some moderate Democratic lawmakers are questioning the party's liberal agenda.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Navy SEAL convicted in death of Green Beret investigated for contact with victim's widow at party
Adam Matthews approached his victim's widow under a pseudonym at a Las Vegas party and allegedly requested access to her room, according to military documents and three people familiar with the case.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

What is space travel like? The views are great. The bathroom breaks, not so much.
The Post asked 50 astronauts to describe the marvelous and the mundane of living beyond Earth's bounds.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

New York will give licenses to undocumented drivers. Some county clerks refuse to comply.
Supporters of the law say that it would improve the lives of undocumented immigrants and contribute to public safety.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

People who spend more time outdoors lead more fulfilling lives, new research shows
New research explores how spending time outdoors is linked to a serious boost in well-being, the kind that lasts a lifetime.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

She carried twin babies for her twin sister, who has a genetic disease. They were born healthy.
One woman had a genetic disease that prevented her from having children. So her twin, a former player for the Arizona State basketball team, stepped up with the ultimate assist.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement
Bernard and Lisa Selz are big donors to a group that has played a central role in this year's measles outbreaks.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Government watchdog says cost of NASA rocket continues to rise, a threat to Trump's moon mission
The rocket NASA plans to use to get astronauts to the moon by 2024 has for years suffered significant cost overruns and schedule delays. But those problems are even worse than originally thought, according to a federal watchdog report expected to be released Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

A billionaire changes his mind about school reform and what kids really need — and Barack Obama has a surprising reaction
The billionaire is Nick Hanauer. Here's what he used to think, and what he is doing instead now.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

A spider ate a possum. The photos are the ‘stuff of nightmares.'
One expert estimated the huntsman spider, a species commonly found in Australia and Tasmania, to be about nine inches in diameter.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions to drive their agenda on education and other issues. Now, they have created a lobbying group to push even more.
This could give the couple even more influence in public policy.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Bloodied and bruised, I survived the inside of a Kansas tornado. But there ‘ain't gonna be no rematch.'
Storm enthusiast, whose van flipped three times, says late May tornado tour was his last.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

‘He hurt people': West Virginia's faithful Catholics grapple with bishop's misconduct
Bishop Michael Bransfield's extravagant spending and alleged sexual misconduct only recently came to light. Now West Virginians struggle to understand.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

People ignored rules to snag selfies with a young bear. Wildlife officials had to euthanize it.
The bear had become a fixture in Oregon in recent weeks thanks to people wanting to feed it and snap pictures for their social media accounts.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

After a police encounter sparked outrage, Phoenix residents spent hours chastising the chief
A capacity crowd at a Phoenix church loudly condemned police following an incident where officers drew guns on a family.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

An execution looked like a mafia vendetta. But the man's son planned the hit, feds say.
Sylvester Zottola's execution in the Bronx was called a "mafia-style assassination," but prosecutors now say his son, Anthony, paid Bloods gang members to kill him.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

People ignored the rules to snag selfies with a young bear. Wildlife officials had to euthanize it.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced last week that officials had "lethally removed" the black bear that had become a fixture in the area in recent weeks thanks to people wanting to feed it and snap pictures for their social media accounts.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Trump's spiritual adviser seeks his protection from ‘demonic networks' at reelection rally
"Let every demonic network who has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken," she prayed.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Trump EPA finalizes rollback of key Obama climate rule that targeted coal plants
Power sector is already on track to far exceed rule's carbon reduction goal of 35 percent by 2035

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Trump called for the execution of the Central Park Five. He won't apologize.
The president refused to apologize Tuesday for the full-page ad he ran in 1989 calling for the execution of the Central Park Five and suggested the men might still be guilty, even though they were exonerated years ago.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Navy SEAL convicted in death of Green Beret soldier investigated for contact with victim's widow at party
Adam Matthews approached his victim's widow under a pseudonym at a Las Vegas party and allegedly requested access to her room, according to military documents and three people familiar with the case.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 19, 2019

A woman carried twin babies for her twin sister, who has a genetic disease. They were born healthy this month.
One woman had a genetic disease that prevented her from having children. So her twin, a former player for the Arizona State basketball team, stepped up with the ultimate assist: She'd carry the babies.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

Charles Reich, author of 1970 bestseller ‘The Greening of America,' dies at 91
The Yale law professor praised youth culture of the 1960s as the coming of a new social consciousness.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

Trump called for the execution of the Central Park Five. He still won't apologize.
The president refused to apologize Tuesday for the full-page ad he ran in 1989 calling for the execution of the Central Park Five and suggested the men might still be guilty, even though they were exonerated years ago.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

Trump plans Air Force One flyover of Mall for July Fourth celebration
Planes honoring every branch of the armed forces will fly during "Salute to America" as well.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

Trump renews pledge to deport millions, but ICE reality is far more limited
Agency staffing and funding constraints will make meeting the president's ambitious goal a challenge.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

Consumer Product Safety Commission's acting chairwoman plans to step down
Ann Marie Buerkle say she's leaving the CPSC.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

‘If not us, who will?': These teens are refusing to accept sexual harassment
Harassment and looks-based rankings have long been a part of high school. But some teens are protesting, confronting classmates and posting fliers to try to change the dynamic.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers
Father of one of the victims won a defamation lawsuit against book authors who say the shooting never happened.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 18, 2019

For Democratic state leaders, taxing the rich carries risks for suburban strategy
Illinois is among several states where newly emboldened Democratic officials have pressed for higher taxes on the wealthy, sparking a fierce debate over the political consequences.

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