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Washington Post Nation
Jun 13, 2024

To make meaning of my father's life, I went to death row
I investigated my father's death like it was one of my cases, and I uncovered how deep his pain went.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 13, 2024

Rare antelope dies after choking on plastic cap from squeezable pouch at zoo
Lief, a rare Sitatunga antelope, died after choking on a plastic cap at Brights Zoo in Tennessee, where squeezable baby food pouches are banned.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 13, 2024

‘Brats' assesses the meanings of the Brat Pack. They are legion.
For a brief period in the 1980s, the latchkey kids who rode bicycles without helmets and never got a trophy just for participating mattered to marketers.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 13, 2024

A Florida school district banned a book about banned books
The Indian River County school district banned Alan Gratz's "Ban This Book," about a fourth-grader determined to return removed titles to her school's shelves.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 13, 2024

Tenn. school district where students held ‘slave auction' settles with DOJ
Hawkins County School District, where students allegedly called a Black classmate slurs, agreed to implement reforms under a Justice Department settlement.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

Trump defense formally asks N.Y. judge to terminate gag order
The former president's attorneys argued in a 21-page motion made public on Wednesday that Trump must be able to speak freely as a presidential debate nears and as his rivals discuss his legal issues during a peak time in his 2024 campaign.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

Southern Baptist Convention votes to oppose in vitro fertilization
Earlier, representatives narrowly rejected a ban on women serving in lesser pastoral roles. It gained 61% of the vote but needed two-thirds approval.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

Southern Baptist Convention narrowly rejects total ban on female pastors
The ban on women in a lesser pastoral roles won support of 61 percent of the convention but required a two-thirds vote.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

How The Post investigated police officers accused of sexually abusing kids
The Washington Post has spent more than a year examining police officers accused of sexually abusing kids. Here's how we reported the Abused by the Badge series.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

Read the responses from convicted police officers and their agencies
A Washington Post investigation found hundreds of police officers have sexually exploited kids. Read responses from convicted police officers and their agencies.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

Abused by the badge
Hundreds of police officers in the United States have sexually abused children, a Post investigation found. In many cases, the officers have avoided prison time.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

An officer sexually abused a teen in his police car. How will he be punished?
South Bend police officer Timothy Barber met a teen at an Indiana Chick-fil-A and then sexually abused her in his patrol car. What punishment does he deserve?

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

Woman who didn't know she was pregnant gave birth at Golden Corral
Tayvia Woodfork named her surprise son Tamaar Kylon Corral Woodfork, after the buffet chain.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 12, 2024

1 dead after man hijacks Atlanta bus, sparking rush-hour police chase
A gunman hijacked a Gwinnett County Transit bus in Atlanta, leading police on a chase through multiple Georgia counties. Suspect Joseph Grier is in custody.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

In the Hunter Biden verdict, proof that even powerful safety nets fail
Our divisive politics may have helped stiffen the prosecutorial legs of this case. But the weight of this trial, the heart-break of it, was a unifying sadness.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

Judge calls DeSantis ban on transgender care unconstitutional
A federal judge blocked most parts of the law propelled by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that banned gender-affirming care for children, and limited it for adults.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

Four Tops singer accuses hospital of racism, putting him in straitjacket
Alexander Morris, who is Black, says Michigan hospital workers assumed he was delusional for saying he was in the Motown band as he experienced "cardiac distress."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

Florida's latest plan to solve cold cases? Playing cards for inmates.
Florida officials will distribute thousands of playing cards in prisons and jails featuring crime victims, which they say could help bring leads.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

Stranded surfer rescued after writing ‘HELP' with rocks on beach
A helicopter spotted the message and emergency services rescued the man from a beach north of Santa Cruz, according to Cal Fire.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

Alligator flees middle school petting zoo, is found at school door 11 days later
"We are conducting our investigation on where the alligator has been since it went missing," said a notice by the KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Mo.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 11, 2024

Socialite gets 15 years to life for L.A. hit-and-run that killed 2 boys
Grossman Burn Foundation co-founder Rebecca Grossman struck Jacob Iskander, 8, and his brother Mark, 11, with her car in a Los Angeles crosswalk.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 10, 2024

Judge Cannon strikes paragraph in Trump classified document indictment
U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon ruled she will delete a paragraph in the federal superseding indictment against Donald Trump that alleges he mishandled classified materials

Washington Post Nation
Jun 10, 2024

Young Thug's attorney held in contempt, ordered jailed in Georgia case
Brian Steel, who represents the Atlanta rapper, was held in contempt after he accused the judge and prosecutors of an improper meeting with a key witness.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 10, 2024

A fish washed ashore in Oregon. It was a recently discovered species.
The rarely seen species of sunfish is called the hoodwinker sunfish, alluding to its ability to fool people.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 10, 2024

How this story was reported
Guilty: Inside the high-stakes prosecution of a school shooter's parents

Washington Post Nation
Jun 10, 2024

Shark bites injure 3 in Florida on the same day, in ‘exceedingly rare' event
Three people were injured by sharks near Florida's WaterSound and Seacrest beaches. A scientist says sharks were probably chasing small fish.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 09, 2024

100-year-old vet returns to Normandy and marries bride, 96, near D-Day beaches
Centenarian Harold Terens, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, married Jeanne Swerlin in a symbolic ceremony during D-Day celebrations in France.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 09, 2024

Preschool teacher is donating part of her liver to 5-year-old student
"I felt like, if I can help him, I'm not going to sit here and watch him get sicker," said preschool teacher Carissa Fisher.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 09, 2024

A home in Ohio for African immigrants with nowhere to go
Asylum seekers from the African nation of Mauritania are settling in a city drawing relatively little attention as immigration to the United States has soared.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 07, 2024

YouTuber charged over video of helicopter shooting fireworks at Lamborghini
Suk Min Choi, who runs a YouTube channel under the name Alex Choi, was charged in connection to a stunt in which helicopter passengers shot fireworks at a Lamborghini.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 07, 2024

A Philadelphia arts college closes abruptly, leaving students reeling
The century-old University of the Arts announced its shutdown with seven days' notice, sparking lawsuits and protests. Here's what to know.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 07, 2024

Library waives damaged book fees in exchange for pet and baby photos
"We would like to offer you the option of submitting a photo of the beloved culprit," posted the Middleton Public Library in Middleton, Wis.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 07, 2024

Library waives damaged-book fees in exchange for pet and baby photos
"We would like to offer you the option of submitting a photo of the beloved culprit," posted the Middleton Public Library in Middleton, Wis.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 07, 2024

Sen. Kaine wants more career, fewer political-fundraising ambassadors
Kaine's bill says presidents should make competence, rather than political donations, the main qualification for ambassadors.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 06, 2024

At 102, a WWII veteran died on his way to Normandy to commemorate D-Day
World War II veteran Bob Persichitti died last week on his way from his upstate New York home to Normandy, where he was to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 06, 2024

Gilgo Beach serial killing suspect charged in deaths of two more women
Rex Heuermann was charged Thursday in the deaths of Sandra Costilla, 28, and Jessica Taylor, 20.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 06, 2024

A migrant family is undeterred by Biden's push to restrict asylum
A Venezuelan family reached the U.S. border with Mexico just as Biden's new restrictions on asylum took effect. They decided to try and get in anyway.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 06, 2024

Giraffe picks up toddler before returning her to shocked parents, video shows
The two-year-old's family was feeding the giraffes at a Texas wildlife center when one of them accidentally grabbed the girl instead of the food.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 06, 2024

Juror in fraud case given bag with $120K, promise for more ‘if she votes to acquit,' FBI says
The alleged bribe came as a bombshell revelation in an ongoing trial over a massive pandemic fraud case tied to Minnesota-based nonprofits.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 06, 2024

This Catholic leader shelters migrants. Texas says he runs ‘stash houses.'
Ruben Garcia founded Annunciation House to shelter the neediest immigrants — the undocumented. Texas officials say his work encourages illegal migration.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Woman handcuffed in police car hit by freight train reaches $8.5M settlement
Yareni Rios-Gonzalez was handcuffed inside a police vehicle in Colorado in 2022 when a train struck it, causing her to suffer serious injuries.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

‘We found a T. rex!' How three kids made a rare dinosaur discovery.
A North Dakota family loved to go fossil hunting. When they found a dinosaur bone, they had no idea it was a scientifically valuable juvenile T. rex.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

In Senate rotunda, Tree of Life exhibit sparks talk of guns and hate
The display commemorating the 2018 mass killing in a Pittsburgh synagogue comes against the backdrop of rising hate crimes tied to the war in Gaza.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Tree of Life exhibit sparks talk of guns and hate in Senate rotunda
The display commemorating the 2018 mass killing in a Pittsburgh synagogue comes against the backdrop of rising hate crimes tied to the war in Gaza.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Wisconsin warden, 8 other staffers charged in prisoner deaths
Four died at Waupun Correctional Institution, the state's oldest active prison, where conditions have long been under scrutiny. The warden, who had tried to abruptly retire, was arrested.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Wisconsin warden, 8 other staffers, charged with prisoner deaths
Four died at Waupun, the state's oldest active prison, where conditions have long been under scrutiny. The warden who'd tried to abruptly retire was jailed.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Disney gets green light for major Florida expansion amid détente with DeSantis
A tourism board appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave initial approval to the Disney expansion.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

One dead after Lake Zurich house explosion in north Chicago suburb
Neighbors described a loud boom that sounded like a tree fell, and an orange glow was visible on surveillance video.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Texas DA seeks to overturn Abbott's pardon of man who killed BLM protester
Travis County DA José Garza said Gov. Greg Abbott's pardon of Daniel Perry, who killed Garrett Foster at a Black Lives Matter rally, was "contrary to the law."

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Cat roams university campus for 4 years, gets doctoral degree
"It's hilarious that he now has a doctoral degree — but he really deserves it." said Ali Impomeni, a student at Vermont State University.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

Deceased New Jersey congressman wins Democratic primary election
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) died following a heart attack in April. More than a month later, he won the Democratic primary for New Jersey's 10th District.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 05, 2024

He went viral for driving with a suspended license. The case isn't so simple.
The case that led Corey Harris to become famous after he attended a Zoom hearing about his suspended license while driving is more complicated than it appeared.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

As drag events face threats, Philly sets record for most attended story time
Philadelphia Gay News claimed the title, bringing together 263 people for a drag story time on Saturday, the first day of Pride Month.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

As drag events face threats, Philly sets record for most-attended story time
Philadelphia Gay News claimed the title, bringing together 263 people for a drag story time on Saturday, the first day of Pride Month.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Trump asks N.Y. judge to drop gag order after hush money conviction
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said he wants to be able to answer his critics and speak about the trial as he campaigns.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

One graduate's quiet protest: Bringing a banned book to commencement
Annabelle Jenkins protested the removal of "obscene" books from her high school's library by putting "The Handmaid's Tale" at her superintendent's feet during graduation.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Arizona votes to put Texas-inspired immigration referendum on November ballot
Arizona Republicans want voters to approve a border security measure that mimics a controversial Texas bill empowering local police to arrest migrants.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Marian Robinson's generation steered clear of reckless, distracting awe
Michelle Obama's mother stayed focused. She stayed grounded. She kept her head on straight.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Arizona weighs Texas-inspired law allowing cops to enforce immigration law
Arizona Republicans want voters to approve a border security measure that mimics a controversial Texas border bill empowering local police to arrest migrants.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Arizona weighs Texas-inspired law allowing police to enforce immigration law
Arizona Republicans want voters to approve a border security measure that mimics a controversial Texas bill empowering local police to arrest migrants.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

What questions do you have about our report on Native American boarding schools?
Join Dana Hedgpeth and Sari Horwitz for a live chat about their reporting on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Where did funding for Native American boarding schools come from? We took your questions.
Dana Hedgpeth and Sari Horwitz answered questions about their reporting on Tuesday during a live chat.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

As a congressman defended Trump, his 6-year-old son stole the spotlight
Rep. John Rose's son, Guy — who said his dad's speech was "so boring" — made faces and played with a toy as his father railed against Donald Trump's criminal conviction.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

City sued for paying hundreds of Black residents $25,000 in reparations
The conservative group Judicial Watch sued Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, accusing it of discriminating against non-Black residents.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Kilauea volcano, one of the world's most active, erupts in Hawaii
The volcanic activity took place in an area that hadn't erupted in nearly 50 years, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Student living in homeless shelter is high school valedictorian
Elijah Hogan, who has lived in the shelter since the fall of 2022, graduated with a 3.96 GPA.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Student living in homeless shelter is his high school valedictorian
Elijah Hogan, who has lived in the shelter since the fall of 2022, graduated with a 3.96 GPA.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Yellowstone bison gores 83-year-old while ‘defending its space,' park says
The woman was lifted a foot into the air by the bison's horns and was seriously injured, the park said. Officials have long warned tourists to stay away from bison.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Louisiana bill proposes surgical castration for child sex offenders
If the bill is passed, courts could order surgical castrations, which are more invasive than chemical ones. Rights advocates called it inhumane and ineffective.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

Former U.S. soldier extradited from Ukraine over ‘international crime spree'
U.S. authorities said Craig Lang and another man robbed and killed a Florida couple in 2018 while trying to fund travel to Venezuela to fight the regime there.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 04, 2024

A nursing home ruled her dead. Two hours later, she was found breathing.
The 74-year-old, who had been in hospice care, was discovered alive at a funeral home and taken to a nearby hospital.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 03, 2024

Family sues butcher who slaughtered pet pigs when he went to wrong house
Natalie and Nathan Gray say Port Orchard, Wash., butcher Jonathan Hines "recklessly" caused their family harm. Hines said he apologized to the Grays.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 03, 2024

Billions in taxpayer dollars now go to religious schools via vouchers
The rapid expansion of state voucher programs follows court decisions that have eroded the separation between church and state.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 03, 2024

Teacher put on leave for holding mock slave auction, using racial slur
Two children of color were made to stand up as the class discussed their physical attributes at Margaret A. Neary School in Southborough, Mass., the superintendent said.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 03, 2024

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
The 74-year-old Democrat says she expects to be "occasionally absent from Congress." Last year, she announced she would seek a 16th term in the House.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 02, 2024

Trump's New York trial is over. What's next with his other criminal cases?
If Donald Trump's stalled trials in D.C., Florida or Georgia eventually come before a jury, his status as a felon will make a difference.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 02, 2024

At center of Alito controversy, a flag celebrated by extremists
Since its origins in colonial times, historians say, the Appeal to Heaven flag has been used to justify political violence. It has been adopted in recent years by Christian nationalists and others on the far right.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 01, 2024

Trump verdict vindicates N.Y. prosecutor who quietly pursued a risky path
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg made history with a legal case that federal prosecutors opted not to bring against former president Donald Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 01, 2024

Chad Daybell gets death penalty in ‘doomsday' triple murders
He was convicted this week after killing his first wife, Tammy Daybell, and the children of his second wife, Lori Vallow Daybell.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 01, 2024

Daybell gets death sentence in murders of first wife, second wife's children
Daybell's second wife, Lori Vallow Daybell, was previously sentenced to life in the children's murders. The couple had "doomsday" religious beliefs, prosecutors said.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 01, 2024

Ex-prison guard tried to free a killer who saved his life. It didn't work.
Guy Wicklander was working as a corrections employee in 1999 when a prisoner attacked him. Peter Shoen, who had been convicted of beating his wife to death, intervened.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 01, 2024

A police officer shot a blind pet dog. This small town wants justice.
The killing of Teddy the dog in Sturgeon, Mo., has upended the small, 900-person town, as residents call for the dismissal of officer Myron Woodson.

Washington Post Nation
Jun 01, 2024

Investors, worried they can't beat lawmakers in stock market, copy them instead
A loose alliance of investors, analysts and advocates is trying to let Americans mimic the trades elected officials make — but only after they disclose them.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Florida deputy who shot Black airman is fired from his job
Body-camera footage captured Deputy Eddie Duran firing at Roger Fortson six times, seconds after the senior airman opened his door to the officer.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

With Trump convicted, his case turns toward sentencing and appeals
Pivotal proceedings remain ahead. It's unclear how his sentence may influence the campaign, and the appeals process is expected to go beyond Election Day.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Trump calls trial a ‘scam,' vows to appeal historic guilty verdict
Live updates, reaction and the latest news from the 2024 election campaign trail after Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 counts in the hush money trial in New York.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Live updates: Trump calls trial a ‘scam,' vows to appeal historic guilty verdict
Live updates, reaction and the latest news from the 2024 election campaign trail after Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 counts in the hush money trial in New York.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

After Trump's conviction, his case turns toward sentencing and appeals


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Analysis: Who Americans trust for news isn't always where they get their news


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Despite new Ohio bill, DNC still plans to nominate Biden virtually


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

D.C. law licensing board recommends Rudy Giuliani be disbarred


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Groups say Trump verdict has led to Republican fundraising surge


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

We've posted searchable daily transcripts from Donald Trump's New York criminal trial on The Washington Post's...


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Breaking with GOP, Murkowski laments Trump's ‘baggage' after verdict


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Read the court transcripts from Trump's N.Y. hush money trial
Access the daily court transcripts from former president Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York, including testimony from David Pecker and Stormy Daniels.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Trump and his allies believe that criminal convictions will work in his favor


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Analysis: ‘The Apprentice' and the creation of Leader Donald Trump


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Analysis: Why is it that Trump can still run for president?


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

8 GOP senators announce boycott against Dems after Trump verdict


Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2024

Bed rails can trap seniors. More than a million were just recalled.
Adult bed rails have been linked to hundreds of deaths over the last few decades, leading to a new safety standard for manufacturers last year.

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