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Dec 11, 2019

‘These are sad and strange times': Thanos creator rips widely mocked campaign video portraying Trump as ‘Avengers' supervillain
"Did you watch the movie???" one critic asked.

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Dec 11, 2019

It's almost 2020, and 2 million Americans still don't have running water, according to new report
Native American households are 19 times more likely than white households to lack indoor plumbing, the report notes.

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Dec 11, 2019

Pensacola gunman may have embraced radical ideology long before U.S. arrival, Saudi report says
The Saudi Air Force trainee was influenced by four high-profile clerics, according to an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2019

Middle school girl arrested after posting ‘death list' to Snapchat, police say
She's among three Broward County, Fla., students to be arrested for allegedly making violent school threats in a week.

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Dec 10, 2019

Betsy DeVos rolls out new method for approving student debt relief claims
The education secretary's new plan to grant partial relief to students defrauded by their colleges is likely to roil consumer advocates.

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Dec 10, 2019

Someone is gluing tiny cowboy hats on pigeons in Las Vegas
The Lofty Hopes pigeon rescue has taken in Cluck Norris, who wore a red hat, and Coo-lamity James, who donned a pink one. No one knows who is outfitting the birds.

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Dec 10, 2019

‘Set your price for a slave,' a fifth-grade work sheet read. It landed the teacher on leave.
"Your product to trade is slaves," the work sheet said. It gave a hint: "These could be worth a lot."

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Dec 10, 2019

Pentagon halts operational training for Saudi students after Pensacola shooting
The move is part of a "safety stand-down" under which the military will review how it screens foreign military students and grants them access to bases.

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Dec 10, 2019

FAA to create new safety branch following Boeing 737 Max crashes
The branch would address "gaps" in the agency's oversight.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2019

‘Set your price for a slave,' a fifth-grade worksheet read. It landed the teacher on leave.
"Your product to trade is slaves," the work sheet said. It gave a hint: "These could be worth a lot."

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Dec 10, 2019

Shootout in Jersey City leaves several dead, including one police officer
Live video showed a large police response, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its agents were responding to "reports of an active shooter."

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Dec 10, 2019

Former Boeing manager warned company about problems with 737 Max production
Boeing says the concerns were dealt with appropriately and sees no link to two crashes.

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Dec 10, 2019

Jersey City shootout leaves one officer injured, schools on lockdown
Live video showed a large police response, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its agents were responding to "reports of an active shooter."

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Dec 10, 2019

Pentagon inspector general will examine if southern border operations follow U.S. law
Acting Defense Department inspector general Glenn Fine said he has received "several requests" to look at border operations.

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Dec 10, 2019

Middle school girl arrested over ‘death list' on Snapchat, police say
She's among three Florida students to be arrested for allegedly making violent school threats in a week.

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Dec 10, 2019

Instagrammer gets 14 years in prison for violent plot to hijack domain name
A fight over doitforstate.com led to a bloody encounter.

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Dec 10, 2019

FDA can regulate e-cigarettes just like conventional cigarettes, court says
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously rejected arguments from the industry.

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Dec 10, 2019

A North Dakota county was poised to be first to bar refugees under Trump's executive order. Residents said no.
Hundreds of speakers who packed a middle-school cafeteria on Monday night cited the state's history of welcoming immigrants from Scandinavia, its tradition of "North Dakota Nice," and the Christian faith shared by many in the room.

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Dec 10, 2019

A Florida man launched a nonprofit to save sex trafficking victims. He was actually luring teen girls into prostitution, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors say William Foster ran a sex trafficking operation in south Florida for nearly 15 years, recruiting teen girls in the foster-care system and vulnerable young women to perform commercial sex acts.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2019

A high school planned to perform ‘Tarzan.' It was canceled after parents raised concerns about racism.
Parents took issue with the racial elements of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 story "Tarzan of the Apes," and expressed concern that students of color would be playing gorillas on stage.

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Dec 10, 2019

Fairfax police still seek killer of 5-year-old Melissa Brannen, who vanished in 1989
Though a man was convicted of abducting her, Melissa's body has never been found and police consider it an unsolved homicide.

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Dec 10, 2019

Pete Frates, who helped inspire the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 34
The viral challenge raised more than $200 million to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. "Pete was an inspiration to so many people around the world who drew strength from his courage and resiliency," Frates's family said.

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Dec 10, 2019

Priest at one of the country's largest Catholic parishes put on leave after 25-year-old abuse allegation reported
The Rev. Patrick Hoare denied the charge of abuse in Pennsylvania, which the alleged victim reported Sunday to the diocese, according to a statement by Bishop Peter Jugis.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2019

Former VA secretary David Shulkin: Serving your country ‘shouldn't be this hard'
An inside look at an administration that he says felt like a reality TV series called "White House Apprentice."

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Dec 10, 2019

This former bank robber was just sworn in as a lawyer — by the same judge who once sent him to prison
"It's really quite remarkable and rare," said Hillsdale County Circuit Court Judge Michael Smith. "Very seldom do you see such a successful turnaround."

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Dec 10, 2019

Michael Avenatti wants his expensive lifestyle, money woes kept out of extortion trial
Avenatti's lawyers argued in a court filing that the proposed evidence of his personal money matters would create an unfair bias against the hard-charging counselor.

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Dec 10, 2019

Deputy told to act like a ‘white supremacist' when stopping black murder suspect
"We want it to look like … you have nothing better to do than, you're the white supremacist, you're messing with the black guy who's riding his bike," a sheriff's captain instructed in a moment caught in a recording.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2019

Deputy told to act like a ‘white supremacist' cop when stopping black murder suspect
"We want it to look like … you have nothing better to do than, you're the white supremacist, you're messing with the black guy who's riding his bike," a sheriff's captain instructed in a moment caught in a recording.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2019

He testified against Amber Guyger and was shot days later. Three men are charged with murder.
The indictments open a new chapter in a tumultuous legal saga that has inflamed tensions between law enforcement and African Americans in the Dallas region.

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Dec 09, 2019

‘Our friends didn't have to die': Afghanistan Papers surface pain and familiar frustrations
Some privately harsh epiphanies stretched from the halls of the Pentagon to sergeants peering through rifle scopes in bloody, rugged valleys.

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Dec 09, 2019

Saudi gunman's behavior changed after a trip to his native country, friends say
Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani was described as "strange" and "angry" in the weeks leading up to the shooting rampage at Naval Air Station Pensacola that left three dead and eight wounded.

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Dec 09, 2019

Man indicted on federal charges in 2015 shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic
Three people were killed during the attack in Colorado Springs.

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Dec 09, 2019

His battle with ALS helped popularize the ice bucket challenge
Mr. Frates was credited with turning the challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide, into a social media phenomenon.

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Dec 09, 2019

Northam proposes spending to stop black women from dying in childbirth
Governor's full spending plan to be unveiled next week as Democrats get ready to flex power

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Dec 09, 2019

Alleged Planned Parenthood clinic gunman indicted on federal charges for 2015 attack
Three people were killed in the shooting rampage and standoff in Colorado Springs

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Dec 09, 2019

At least 5 dead, with several missing and ‘no signs of life,' after volcanic eruption in New Zealand
Several dozen visitors, including some from a Royal Caribbean ship, were on or near White Island when it erupted. More than 30 people were hospitalized.

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Dec 09, 2019

Trump business dealings argued in case over rarely tested emoluments clause
Congress needs to pass a new law if it wants to prevent Trump from accepting payments from foreign governments through his business, DOJ tells a federal appeals court.

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Dec 09, 2019

Marianne Williamson falsely claims Trump pardoned Charles Manson
The Democratic presidential candidate was apparently duped by a satirical news story when she condemned Trump on Twitter for supposedly pardoning the serial killer.

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Dec 09, 2019

Five dead, many missing and ‘no signs of life' after volcanic eruption on popular New Zealand island
Dangerous conditions have prevented police and rescue services from reaching White Island, located off the coast of New Zealand.

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Dec 09, 2019

Americans broadly accept climate science, but many are fuzzy on the details
They get the big picture right, but some are confused about plastics, the sun and volcanoes.

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Dec 09, 2019

A NATO expert criticized Trump on Twitter. So a U.S. ambassador barred him from speaking at a conference.
Rather than follow the ambassador's orders, the Danish Atlantic Council chose to cancel the conference entirely.

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Dec 09, 2019

Were you or one of your family members involved in the Afghanistan war? Tell us about your experiences.
Share your story as part of our coverage of The Afghanistan Papers.

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Dec 09, 2019

Sen. Ted Cruz echoes debunked claims that Ukraine interfered in 2016 election
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) inspired laughter when he said he believes Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election during a "Meet the Press" interview on Sunday.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2019

Trump accused of ‘dipping into a deep well of anti-Semitic tropes' during speech to Jewish voters
While speaking to the Israeli American Council, Trump said some Jews "don't love Israel enough" and said Jews had "no choice" but to vote for him or else lose money to Democratic presidential contenders' wealth tax plans.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2019

Five dead, many missing, after volcanic eruption on New Zealand island popular with tourists
Dangerous conditions have prevented police and rescue services from reaching White Island, located off the coast of New Zealand.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2019

Marianne Williamson falsely claims that Trump pardoned Charles Manson
The Democratic presidential candidate was apparently duped by a satirical news story when she condemned Trump on Twitter for supposedly pardoning the serial killer.

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Dec 09, 2019

He offered $500 on Twitter to anyone who killed an ICE agent. He was joking, a jury ruled.
Brandon Ziobrowksi's attorney successfully argued that his comments amounted to comedic hyperbole and were protected by the First Amendment.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2019

One dead, many missing, after volcanic eruption on New Zealand island popular with tourists
Dangerous conditions have prevented police and rescue services from reaching White Island, located off the coast of New Zealand.

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Dec 09, 2019

Multiple injuries reported after volcanic eruption on New Zealand island
Less than 50 people were on or around White Island, just off the coast of New Zealand, at the time of the eruption, and "a number" are still unaccounted for, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2019

Church nativity displays Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages, separated at the border
The nativity is meant to highlight the plight of migrants and refugees, a longtime cause for the congregation at the Claremont United Methodist Church east of Los Angeles, said the Rev. Karen Clark Ristine.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2019

René Auberjonois, actor featured in ‘Star Trek' and Altman films, dies at 79
He played Father Mulcahy in the 1970 movie "M.A.S.H." and also appeared in the hit sitcom "Benson."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2019

Trump's private business interests are back at appeals courts in emoluments cases
As challengers return to court, they point to recent revelations about the president's businesses to bolster their cases.

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Dec 08, 2019

Budding rap star with a No. 1 album dies at 21
The hip-hop artist rose from SoundCloud obscurity to crossover success at the top of the pop charts. He died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago's Midway International Airport.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2019

Caroll Spinney has died. The puppeteer who gave life to Big Bird, the towering yellow avian of TV's ‘Sesame Street,' was 85.
Spinney brought his puppetry to a television show that aspired to be an educational influence on kids preschool-age and younger. "Sesame Street" debuted on public television in 1969 and became the longest-running children's program on U.S. television. "Sesame Street" is among this year's group of recipients at tonight's Kennedy Center Honors. This is a developing […]

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Dec 08, 2019

A rogue artist ate the $120,000 duct-taped banana at Art Basel. ‘It's performance,' he said.
David Datuna, a New York-based performance artist, put his own, apparently unauthorized, spin on the installation that became a viral sensation after it went up at Galerie Perrotin in Miami Beach last week.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2019

Pearl Harbor remembers victims of Dec. 7 attack, and those of earlier this week
Vincent J. Kapoi Jr. and Roldan A. Agustin were working at the historic Navy base when they were shot dead by a Navy sailor, investigators said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 07, 2019

Boeing knew of problems with wing parts but told FAA planes were safe, agency alleges
The weakened 737 components could result in ‘injury to aircraft occupants and/or preventing continued safe flight and landing,' the FAA said.

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Dec 07, 2019

Pearl Harbor remembers victims of 1941 attack, and those of earlier this week
At Pearl Harbor on Saturday, the bugle call of taps rang out as it has every Dec. 7, in ceremonies marking the Japanese attack of 1941. But this year, the memorial services took on an even more mournful tone, as those at the historic Navy base also stopped to remember two colleagues shot to death there days earlier.

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Dec 07, 2019

White House nears deal giving federal workers paid parental leave if Congress backs Space Force
The sweeping agreement would afford 12 weeks of paid parental leave in exchange for establishing a sixth branch of the military, according to people with knowledge of the tentative deal.

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Dec 07, 2019

Four died in a shootout with police after a UPS truck was hijacked. Could it have been avoided?
Roy Ordonez, who said the UPS driver was his brother, wrote on a GoFundMe page that police "need to be held accountable."

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Dec 07, 2019

PG&E reaches $13.5 billion settlement with California wildfire victims
The massive settlement will cover claims stemming from some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state's history, including the 2018 Camp Fire and the 2017 Tubbs Fire.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

Boeing knew of problems with wing parts, but told FAA planes were safe, agency alleges
The weakened 737 components could result in "injury to aircraft occupants and/or preventing continued safe flight and landing," the FAA said.

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Dec 06, 2019

A UPS driver was working a new route when he was taken hostage and killed in a chaotic police shootout
Frank Ordonez, 27, died after two gunmen commandeered his delivery truck and exchanged gunfire with police on a highway in the Miami area.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

Supreme Court won't let Justice Dept. resume executions for now. Death row inmates are challenging a new lethal-injection protocol.
A federal judge in Washington had issued an injunction blocking four federal executions scheduled in December and January. A fifth execution, also scheduled for this period, was stayed by another court. The federal government hasn't executed anyone since 2003. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Dec 06, 2019

Supreme Court will study whether states may require partisan balance for courts
Delaware is the only state with such a requirement in its Constitution.

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Dec 06, 2019

W. Va. corrections employees fired, suspended following photo of trainees performing Nazi salute
"It is distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate," one state official said.

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Dec 06, 2019

A 5-year-old boy went to his adoption hearing. His kindergarten classmates came to cheer him on.
An entire kindergarten class showed up to a Michigan court to support a classmate's adoption.

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Dec 06, 2019

Armed robbers hijack a UPS truck and lead police on a chase that ends in a deadly shootout
A UPS driver, a person in a nearby vehicle and two armed robbers were killed in the shooting in Miramar, the FBI said.

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Dec 06, 2019

N.C. towns cancel Christmas parades after demands to remove Confederate groups
Confederate groups have marched in parades in Wake Forest and Garner for years, but now the North Carolina towns say they fear "outside agitators" may cause a ruckus.

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Dec 06, 2019

A UPS driver was working a new route when he was taken hostage and killed in an outrageous police shootout
Frank Ordonez, 27, died after two gunmen commandeered his delivery truck and exchanged gunfire with police on a highway in the Miami area.

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Dec 06, 2019

W. Va. corrections employees fired, suspended following ‘disturbing' photo of trainees performing Nazi salute
"It is distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate," one state official said.

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Dec 06, 2019

California climate change: Fires, floods and a fight over free parking
Life in Southern California is being transformed as the climate grows hotter, fueling more intense wildfires, deadly mudslides and extreme drought.

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Dec 06, 2019

Her son died of an overdose. Now she sends hundreds of cards to parents like her, hoping to ease the stigma.
She decided she would not feel shame about her son's addiction and death.

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Dec 06, 2019

Genealogy boom hits roadblock as Trump administration plans fee hikes for records
The fees could rise nearly 500 percent for files documenting the arrival of millions of immigrants to the U.S. between the late 19th and mid 20th centuries

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Pregnant immigration detainees spiked 52 percent under Trump
U.S. officials jailed nearly 2,100 pregnant women in 2018, including hundreds who were held for weeks or months, after ending an Obama administration policy ordering the release of expectant mothers due to health concerns.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

3 are killed in National Guard helicopter crash in central Minnesota, governor says
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a maintenance test flight from St. Cloud, Minn., when the National Guard lost contact with the aircraft, officials said.

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Dec 05, 2019

4 killed in shootout in Florida after robbers hijack UPS truck
The two robbers, a UPS driver and a person in a nearby car were killed in the shooting in Miramar, Fla., an FBI agent told reporters. Police said no officers were killed.

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Dec 05, 2019

United Airlines gets a new chief executive
Scott Kirby will become United's new chief executive, replacing Oscar Munoz, who will become executive chairman of the airline's board of directors.

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Dec 05, 2019

West Virginia corrections employees suspended for performing Nazi salute in ‘disturbing' photo
"It is distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate," one state official said.

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Dec 05, 2019

Transportation Department cements Trump administration's deregulatory policies with a ‘rule on rules'
The rules require the department to work with the private companies it regulates when investigating alleged wrongdoing.

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Dec 05, 2019

Retail drug prices declined last year for first time since 1973
But total U.S. spending on health care increased to $3.6 trillion, or $11,172 per person, according to a government report.

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Dec 05, 2019

Protesters sent a message to the New York governor on a birthday cake: Make billionaires pay
They demanded more action on climate change from Andrew Cuomo.

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Dec 05, 2019

Biogen's potential new drug for Alzheimer's disease gets cautiously optimistic review following presentation
Top neuroscientists say Biogen's experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease appears to have promise as clinical treatment that slows the disease's attack on the brain -- despite the drug's complicated backstory and conflicting data from two clinical trials. If approved by the FDA, it could become the first drug to attack the dementia-causing disease itself and not just its symptoms.

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Dec 05, 2019

DHS withdraws proposal to require airport facial scans for U.S. citizens
Reports that Customs and Border Protection wanted to expand airport facial screening to U.S. citizens drew an immediate outcry from privacy advocates and lawmakers, who accused administration officials of reneging on promises that the scans would remain optional for citizens.

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Dec 05, 2019

Hundreds of lawyers share their own abortion stories with Supreme Court ahead of landmark case
More than 350 legal professionals described how their right to a safe and legal abortion has had a profoundly positive effect on their lives.

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Dec 05, 2019

Two Russian nationals charged in hacking schemes that officials say caused tens of millions in damages
The men are believed to have deployed some of the largest pieces of malware ever seen.

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Dec 05, 2019

U.S. students continue to lag behind peers in East Asia and Europe in reading, math and science, exams show
The tests underscored widening disparities between low- and high-performing students.

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Dec 05, 2019

DHS proposal to require U.S. citizens undergo airport facial scans draws fire
Agency wants to expand program now used only for noncitizens.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

She'd never seen a smartphone. Now she's racing to catch up.
Ultra-Orthodox communities often provide their members with a sense of meaning, beauty and belonging that can prove elusive for those in the secular world. But more people are asking Hillel, a ­Jerusalem-based nonprofit, for help in entering that world.

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Dec 05, 2019

Trump nominee rated ‘not qualified' by American Bar Association was just confirmed as a federal judge
Sarah Pitlyk's appointment Tuesday was seen as yet another mark of the influence of the Federalist Society, a conservative nonprofit organization.

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Dec 05, 2019

An 8-year-old killed himself after being bullied, lawsuit says. The school district wants immunity.
Two days before Gabriel Taye ended his life, students stepped over him while he lay motionless on a bathroom floor, surveillance video shows.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Two dead, one injured in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, military officials say
Joint base security responded to the reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials at the base said. The base was on lockdown for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Shooting at Pearl Harbor base leaves multiple people injured and gunman dead, military officials say
Joint base security responded to the reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials at the base said. The base was on lockdown for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Columbia will give full scholarships to refugees
A new Columbia University scholarship fund will cover education and living expenses for up to 30 students a year who have been displaced by wars and natural disasters.

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Dec 04, 2019

Family of Robert Levinson, ex-FBI agent held for nearly 13 years in Iran, testifies in $1.5 billion damages case
The testimony comes after Iran acknowledged for the first time having an open court case against Levinson, 71.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Pearl Harbor military base on lockdown after reports of active shooter
Joint base security responded to the reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, the base said. All access points and gates were closed indefinitely.

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Dec 04, 2019

DHS wants to require airport facial scans for all U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens are currently allowed to opt out of facial recognition scans at U.S. airports, but officials with the Department of Homeland Security want to make the procedure mandatory for all travelers.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

A murderer went blind in prison. His execution would ‘offend humanity,' his lawyers argue.
Attorneys say Tennessee death-row inmate Lee Hall will be only the second blind person put to death in the United States since the penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

States imprison black people at five times the rate of whites — a sign of a narrowing yet still-wide gap
People of color are still incarcerated and supervised at higher rates than white people, though the rates have fallen significantly since 2000.

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Dec 04, 2019

20 additional women sue Lyft alleging rape, sexual assault while using the ride-hailing app
The lawsuit filed in California says Lyft didn't take its duty to screen drivers seriously enough.

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