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Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

When Trump declared national emergency, most detained immigrants were not criminals
Critics of the president say figures undermine the stated rationale for the emergency.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

The SWAT team showed up at a Florida mayor's door. Then he started shooting, police say.
Officers in Florida had come to arrest the mayor, a former doctor, on a charge of illegally practicing medicine. Then the shots rang out.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Turpins plead guilty to abusing and imprisoning 12 of their children, could serve life sentences
Officials say the couple repeatedly beat, choked and tied up their children with ropes and chains.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

NYU social work school acknowledges ‘institutional racism' after classroom episode
After a graduate student's racially insensitive email was circulated on Twitter, the university reckons with racist behavior on campus.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

A court official failed to click a box — and a witness paid with his life
"This is the nightmare scenario, where sensitive information is accidentally sent to absolutely the wrong people," Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Steph Curry, Mahershala Ali and MC Hammer made a video to support striking Oakland teachers. Here it is.
The teachers began the strike on Thursday, seeking higher pay, more resources for their schools and a halt on unfettered expansion of charter schools.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Grand jury is examining whether former interior secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators
The panel is looking into Zinke's decision not to grant a petition by two Indian tribes to operate a casino in Connecticut, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Heather Wilson's commitment to Trump's Space Force was questioned. Now she leads the effort to build it.
The Air Force secretary opposed the creation of a space service before she supported it.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

‘Highly unusual event' leaves Arizona digging out from a 36-inch snowfall that shattered records
Some places see three feet of snow in an entire winter. And then there's Flagstaff, which saw that much snow Wednesday in just 24 hours.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

For the second time in two days, a building called ‘Trump Place' decides to take down the president's name
In 2016, there were six buildings called Trump Place on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Now, there will be none.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

For the second time in two days, a building called Trump Place decides to take down the president's name
In 2016, there were six buildings called Trump Place on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Now, there will be none.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

It's the snowiest February on record in Minneapolis, and a blizzard could hit this weekend
The vigorous storm that dropped snow in Los Angeles and Las Vegas is headed for the Upper Midwest.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Time's Up CEO resigns after her own son is accused of sexual assault
The impetus for her abrupt resignation last week — that her personal life had collided with her professional mission — was not initially disclosed.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

An Arizona cop threatened to arrest a 12-year-old journalist. She wasn't backing down.
"I don't want to hear about any of that freedom of the press stuff," the officer reportedly told Hilde Lysiak.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

‘I have nothing to apologize for': Steve King blames ‘dishonest' media for his troubles, seeks reelection in 2020
King's recent inflammatory remarks on white supremacy reported by the New York Times led to his removal from congressional committee posts last month.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

One twin was a citizen, the other undocumented. A victory in court for their same-sex parents rebukes the State Department.
How did this happen? The State Department has continued to apply a blood-relationship policy contrary to the law, a judge has ruled.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Pentagon sending 1,000 more troops to the Mexican border
They will join the roughly 5,000 already operating on the border, amid orders to string more concertina wire and install detection systems in remote areas away from official ports of entry, a senior defense official said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Charles Barkley's advice to Jussie Smollett: ‘If you're going to break the law, do not write a check'
Barkley's late-night riff at the intersection of race, politics, crime and celebrity came at the end of an emotionally charged day in which the "Empire" actor was arrested by Chicago authorities for falsifying a police report.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

‘Rule by tyranny': American-born woman who joined ISIS must be allowed to return, lawsuit says
The complaint, filed Thursday in federal court, seeks to compel the United States to recognize the citizenship of Hoda Muthana.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Will the nation's third-largest church split up over LGBT debate? Leaders try to reach an answer.
The nation's third-largest church is deeply divided over the question of whether to ordain gay clergy and perform gay weddings.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Meet the men living deep in the Ozarks, away from the fray
Matthew Genitempo's photographic life took him into the Piney Woods of Texas and led him to the hills of the Ozark range, where he chronicled a remote way of life.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Calif. couple guilty of abusing and imprisoning 12 of their children
Officials say the couple repeatedly beat, choked and tied up their children with ropes and chains. They could face life in prison after their guilty pleas.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

‘Highly unusual event' buries parts of Arizona under 36 inches of snow
Some places see three feet of snow in an entire winter. And then there's Flagstaff, which saw that much snow Wednesday in just 24 hours.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 22, 2019

Administration bars clinics that provide abortions or abortion referrals from federal funding
The Trump administration took aim at Planned Parenthood, issuing a rule barring groups that provide abortions or abortion referrals from participating in the $286 million federal family planning program — a move expected to redirect money instead to faith-based groups.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘El Chapo' is facing life in prison. Here's why he may get a new trial.
According to a Vice report, at least six jurors ignored the judge's orders, perusing social media, surfing the Internet and discussing the discovered information.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘El Chapo' was facing life in prison. Here's why he may get a new trial.
According to a Vice report, at least six jurors ignored Cogan's orders, perusing social media, surfing the Internet and discussing the discovered information.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

ACLU asks judge to order Trump administration to determine how many children were separated from their parents at border
Lawyers say an inspector general report estimated that "thousands" more may have been separated than the government disclosed.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Coast Guard lieutenant used work computers in alleged planning of widespread domestic terrorist attack, prosecutors say
Christopher P. Hasson is detained while the government weighs additional charges on accusations he amassed weapons preparing for attacks on politicians and journalists.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘Angry, betrayed, disappointed': Jussie Smollett's alleged lies inflame already tense Chicago
Authorities say the "Empire" actor filed a false police report, claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘He let it out on me': Man punches attorney after getting 47 years in prison
David Chislton had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felonious assault and aggravated arson but had hoped to get under 20 years, his attorney said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Flakes in Hollywood: Rare snow and wintry precipitation scatter around Los Angeles
The white stuff was reported in West Hollywood, Pasadena, and Thousand Oaks on Thursday.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

The wave of teacher protests lands in Oakland, Calif.
The Bay Area strike marks at least the fifth major teacher protest this year.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Immigrant recruits face more scrutiny than white supremacists when they enlist. Here's why.
Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson's charges underscore a military vetting procedure that scrutinizes immigrants more than potential white supremacists.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

How the Jussie Smollett case unfolded, from his initial police report to his eventual arrest
The story of the "Empire" actor's alleged attack contains more twists than an episode of the television drama.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

A protester bared her chest for women's rights in Virginia. She was just released from jail.
"I was sitting in jail with women who have murder charges, and here I am a protester," the woman told The Post. "I was very surprised that I didn't get out that same day."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Judge bars Roger Stone from speaking about criminal case
Stone said he was ‘heartfully sorry' as he took the stand to explain Instagram post.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Roger Stone says he is ‘heartfully sorry' as he takes stand to explain Instagram post that showed judge in his case
Stone removed the post, saying it was ‘improper'; judge is holding hearing to review terms of his gag order and release.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Pope Francis wants ‘concrete' steps on sexual abuse. Here are his 21 starting points.
Francis started the summit by distributing a list of topics that bishops from around the world should discuss.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘They hate white males': A Norwegian mass murderer inspired the Coast Guard officer accused of plotting terror, feds say
The inspiration that Christopher Paul Hasson allegedly drew from Anders Behring Breivik illuminates the global exchange of extremist ideas binding apparently lone-wolf actors.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

It's been a decade since it snowed heavily in Las Vegas. Flakes have fallen twice this week.
The flakes were flying on the Vegas Strip Thursday morning.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

It's been over decade since Las Vegas has had measurable snow. Then it happened twice this week.
The flakes were flying on the Vegas Strip Thursday morning.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Judge agrees to free protester who bared her chest for women's rights in Virginia.
"This is obviously politically motivated," a fellow activist said. "They're trying to send us a clear sign that they're trying to silence women in Virginia."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Activists almost beat a busy N.Y.C. bus in a foot race
Members of a group dedicated to making New York friendlier for bicycles and pedestrians power-walked in a race against one of the city's busiest buses this week. They lost by only 5 seconds.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

After a high school is forced to end its ‘Big Booty' and ‘Big Boobie' awards, ACLU demands reform
The ACLU accused the district of enabling sexual harassment in its school system in violation of federal nondiscrimination and equal protection laws.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘Something told me to check the vehicle one more time': How a state trooper saved an infant trapped underwater
A pickup truck flipped over in a ditch trapping three children inside. At first, rescue workers thought there were only two kids in there.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Wave of teacher protests lands in Oakland, Calif.
Teachers in Oakland, Calif., went on strike Thursday, charging the school system with allowing too many resources to flow to charter schools. The strike in Oakland is at least the fifth major protest by educators this year.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Roger Stone due back in court after Instagram post that showed judge
The Trump confidant removed the post, which included what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun sight.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Roger Stone due back in court after Instagram post that showed judge in his case
Stone removed the post, saying it was ‘improper'; judge set hearing to review terms of his gag order and release.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘I meant it with total sincerity': Tucker Carlson defends viral profanity-laced clash with Dutch historian
Carlson called Rutger Bregman a "moron" and a "tiny brain" in an unaired interview that was shared to social media on Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Judge: Prosecutors' deal with Jeffrey Epstein in molestation case violated law, misled victims
The ruling is sharply critical of how prosecutors, including future Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, handled a non-prosecution agreement with the billionaire.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

End of immigration program will force Liberians in U.S. to either leave their American children or become undocumented
The deadline for President Trump's termination of "deferred enforced departure" could create thousands of new undocumented immigrants.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Tennessee governor reportedly wore Confederate uniform in 1980 yearbook photo
Bill Lee (R), who won election in November, said in a statement to the Tennessean newspaper that he regretted wearing the uniform at an "Old South" party while a student at Auburn University.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Some anti-vaccination parents cite religious exemptions. Measles outbreaks could change that.
Vaccination proponents and anti-vaccination activists are watching to see whether some states will follow California's lead.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

USA Today reporters scoured hundreds of yearbooks for racist photos. They found one published by their own editor.
Reporters recently searched for blackface photos. They found one in an Arizona State yearbook edited by Nicole Carroll, now USA Today's editor in chief.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

A suspect in New Hampshire's oldest cold case killed himself. Now police say it's evidence he's guilty.
In 1966, police could not identify any suspects who may have fatally shot Everett Delano.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘This is the wrong general': Vandals torched a statue of General Lee. It honors a WWII veteran.
Museum officials in Dunn, N.C., think that the culprits were trying to make a statement about racism and the Confederacy — but the statue they targeted honors Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, not the Confederate general.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

‘Jerk punks' torched a statue of General Lee. It honors a WWII veteran, not the Confederate leader.
Museum officials in Dunn, N.C., think that the culprits were trying to make a statement about racism and the Confederacy — but got the wrong guy.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Residents of another Manhattan building vote to remove ‘Trump Place' name
In 2016, there were six "Trump Place" buildings on the Upper West Side. Soon, there will be one.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

Stephen Miller's claim that ‘thousands of Americans die year after year' from illegal immigration
The presidential aide made a bold claim, but there's no evidence to back it up.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2019

U.S. farms fuel surge in guest-worker visas as illegal labor dwindles
The number of people crossing into the United States illegally is nearing the lowest level since the early 2000s. For the White House, that might be a triumph. But for the agriculture industry, the impact is acute.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

A protester bared her chest for women's rights in Virginia. Now she's being held without bail.
"This is obviously politically motivated," a fellow activist said. "They're trying to send us a clear sign that they're trying to silence women in Virginia."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth': A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says
A Maryland man called for ‘focused violence' to ‘establish a white homeland' and created a target list that included journalists and liberal politicians, court documents say.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Christian accountant refuses to prepare lesbian couple's taxes on religious grounds
One of the women had gone to the accountant in the past, but this was the first year she was filing with her new wife.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Christian tax preparer refuses to serve lesbian couple on religious grounds
One of the women had gone to the preparer in the past, but this was the first year she was filing with her new wife.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Christian tax preparer turns away lesbian couple on religious grounds
One of the women had gone to the preparer in the past, but this was the first year she was filing with her new wife.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Mom of new twins thought her husband was deployed far away — then he showed up at the hospital
Staff Sgt. Skyler Cooper had been deployed in Kuwait while his wife, Cydney, was pregnant with their twins.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Veterans groups ask VA secretary to keep GI benefits out of the hands of predatory colleges
The coalition wants Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to increase oversight of colleges and programs eligible to receive veterans' tuition benefits.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Police revived a 1973 murder case by live-tweeting a girl's last day. Now, a DNA match has led to an arrest.
Eleven-year-old Linda O'Keefe was last seen talking to a stranger in a turquoise van while walking home from summer school.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

‘Why in the world shouldn't kids learn this at home? Is it really the school's job to teach children to do laundry?'
A cognitive scientist raises the issue. A Twitter discussion on the purpose of school.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

More than 1,000 private entities have access to terrorism watch list, government says
The data was revealed in a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

A college student's cutesy ‘Banana Plug' app was actually a way to sell meth, police say
The California teenager was caught during an undercover sting, authorities say.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

The ‘viscerally terrifying' lockdown a mom experienced in a classroom of 4-year-olds: ‘I'd never witnessed the real thing. And, oh God, this was the real thing.'
A former teacher and education consultant was in a preschool classroom when a lockdown was called: 'Years before I'd done lockdown drills with my own students, but I'd never witnessed the real thing. And, oh God, this was the real thing.'

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Flooding threatens parts of Mid-South and Southeast for the next few days
The flooding is already underway, thanks to wet conditions over recent days. Some spots have been wet through much of the winter.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Man dragged to his death after clothing gets caught on New York subway train, police say
The man was standing near the edge of the subway platform when the incoming train caught hold of an article of clothing and pulled him into the tunnel, a New York Police Department spokesman said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Rescuers resume search for skier missing after avalanche near Telluride
February has been the most dangerous month for avalanches over the past 10 years, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Family of Covington Catholic teenager sues The Washington Post for $250 million
The defamation lawsuit cites coverage of an encounter at the Lincoln Memorial that went viral in January, alleging that The Post "bullied" Nicholas Sandmann, 16, to embarrass the president.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

W.Va. teachers end strike after charter school measure expires
The fight in West Virginia illustrates the continuing hostility between teachers' unions and those who back charter schools, a conflict that pushed Los Angeles teachers to strike last month.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

‘Prolific' homicide detective allegedly sexually assaulted witnesses and suspects
Prosecutors in Philadelphia say Philip Nordo sexually abused male witnesses, tipsters and suspects by threatening jail time or offering rewards.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

He was known as a ‘prolific' homicide detective. Now prosecutors say he sexually assaulted witnesses and suspects.
For years, prosecutors say Philip Nordo sexually abused male witnesses, tipsters and suspects by threatening jail time or offering rewards.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Trump keeps warning of a coup. But the only one in American history was a bloody, racist uprising.
The Wilmington insurrection of 1898, considered a race riot for more than a century, was in fact a calculated takeover of a municipal government, fueled by white supremacy, as a historical commission found in 2006.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

She was ‘on a mission' for ranch dressing. Not even Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign event could stop her.
Hanna Kinney, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Iowa, has since been dubbed "Ranch Girl."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

White House prepares to scrutinize intelligence agencies' finding that climate change threatens national security
The initiative would be at odds with the assessment of U.S. intelligence and defense communities.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

White House readies panel to assess if climate change poses a national security threat
Initiative would be at odds with the assessment of U.S. intelligence and defense communities.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Police live-tweeted a girl's last day in a 1973 murder case. Now they have an arrest.
Eleven-year-old Linda O'Keefe was last seen talking to a stranger in a turquoise van while walking home from summer school.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Police revived a 1973 murder case by live-tweeting a girl's last day. Now they have an arrest.
Eleven-year-old Linda O'Keefe was last seen talking to a stranger in a turquoise van while walking home from summer school.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2019

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property
Justices ruled unanimously for a man whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized after he sold a small amount of drugs.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

White House says it will seek return of billions in federal funds for California rail line
The president has taken aim at the rail line before, saying last week that California had already "wasted many billions of dollars" on it.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

‘You want a cookie?': As families arrive en masse, border agents offer snacks and medical checks
The influx of Central American families, and two child deaths, have created a new reality at the border, officials say.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Trump's emergency declaration to pay for border wall faces a lengthy court battle
Judges will probably decide how much deference to give presidential power and what, if any, evidence Trump needs to support his claims.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Hours after West Virginia teachers strike, lawmakers drop measures expanding charter schools and private school vouchers
State lawmakers infuriated educators when they tied teacher raises to a bill that included provisions for charter schools and private school vouchers.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Striking West Virginia teachers push lawmakers to drop measures expanding charter schools and private school vouchers
State lawmakers infuriated educators when they tied teacher raises to a bill that included provisions for charter schools and private school vouchers.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Parents locked their baby and keys in a car — and needed inmates to help them break in
Inmates in New Port Richey, Fla., broke into a car to rescue a 1-year-old who was accidentally locked inside.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

SeaWorld gondola ride turns into harrowing, hours-long ordeal
Sixteen passengers, including a baby, were rescued after spending four hours trapped on the stalled ride Monday night.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

SeaWorld gondola ride turns into harrowing, hours-long ordeal for 16 passengers
A SeaWorld ride in San Diego malfunctioned in heavy winds, stranding 16 above Mission Bay for hours.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Flight reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds
A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London peaked at a whopping 801 mph Monday evening over Pennsylvania.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Airliner reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds
The Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London hit its top speed — a record for a Boeing 787-9 — 35,000 feet over Pennsylvania.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Sea World gondola ride turns into harrowing, hours-long ordeal for 16 passengers
A SeaWorld ride in San Diego malfunctioned in heavy winds, stranding 16 above Mission Bay for hours.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

FDA, doctors, drug firms mishandled use of powerful fentanyl painkiller, report says
An unusual report in the medical journal JAMA said the Food and Drug Administration and drug companies became aware but took no action.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

FDA, drug companies, doctors mishandled use of powerful fentanyl painkiller
An unusual report in the medical journal JAMA says they knew the drug was being prescribed to ineligible people but did little.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2019

Microsoft says it has found another Russian operation targeting prominent think tanks
Microsoft said it attempted to disrupt a "spear-phishing" attack by Russian intelligence aimed at groups that had criticized Russia.

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