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Washington Post Nation
Aug 27, 2019

2 in 3 Americans say public school teachers are underpaid
But the same poll found that American confidence in teachers is at a low point.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Police officer fired after saying he was going to arrest ‘these zoo animals' in Snapchat post
Detroit Police Chief James Craig described said the former officer "admitted that he did this. He said he didn't mean it the way it came off."

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

A man accused of kidnapping and masturbating on a woman got a ‘pass.' Now people want the judge and prosecutor out.
State officials have called the case "very disturbing" but insisted that the judge and prosecutor were constrained by Alaska law.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

A man accused of kidnapping and masturbating on a woman got a ‘pass.' Now people want the judge out.
State officials have called the case "very disturbing" but insisted that the judge and prosecutor were constrained by Alaska law.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

South Carolina is enduring some of its worst flooding from Florence, more than a week after it departed
Rivers in the region are finally cresting and engulfing entire communities.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

How one university teaches its students to vote (and it's old-school)
The voting program is working at Northwestern University, where new students are greeted by peers who talk to them about registering to vote and options for accessing ballots.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

A 6-year-old with autism vanished during a family walk. The FBI is searching for him.
Local, state and federal authorities are searching for Maddox Ritch, a 6-year-old boy who has autism and went missing in Gastonia, N.C.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Admiral tapped for promotions despite dinners with ‘Fat Leonard'
Defense secretary's senior aide is cleared after three-year federal investigation.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Yale Law students sit out class, travel to Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh
In the wake of sexual-assault allegations from decades ago that recently became public, students protested Yale graduate Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

She gave medicine to pets she rescued from Hurricane Florence. She was arrested for it.
Tammie Hedges, who took in 27 cats and dogs during the storm, is facing a dozen misdemeanor charges.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

September's full Harvest Moon peaks Monday night, but the show goes on for days
This is a full moon that likes to linger low in the sky.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Tremors can be a sign of Parkinson's but also of more-benign conditions
Unintentional shaking often causes alarm.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Asteroid explorers take first hops, snap a photograph of their new world
Two tiny robotic explorers took their first cautious "hops" — the first movements made by any human-made spacecraft across the surface of an asteroid.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Rod Rosenstein to stay in job for now, will meet with Trump on Thursday, White House says
The White House announcement followed a morning of speculation that Rosenstein was resigning or being fired.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Dallas police fire officer who killed Botham Jean in his apartment
Amber Guyger was already facing manslaughter charges, but the Dallas Police Department had not taken disciplinary action until Monday's firing.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Storms fester in the Atlantic — including remnants of Hurricane Florence
Moisture from Hurricane Florence rotated back into the Atlantic and is taking aim at the East Coast again.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

The CIA is returning its central focus to nation-state rivals, director says
The agency has been moving away from a consuming emphasis on terrorism.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

CIA renews focus on nation-state rivals, director says
The agency is moving away from a consuming emphasis on counterterrorism to focus on foreign nations that challenge or threaten the United States.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy
A few patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries had an electrical stimulator implanted and underwent intensive physical therapy. They're taking their first steps in years.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

FBI says murder, violent crimes fell slightly after previous increases
New crime statistics suggest slight decreases in murder, manslaughter, burglary and other violent crimes in 2017. Rapes rose 3 percent.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

FBI says murder, violent crimes fell slightly last year after previous increases
New crime stats suggest slight decreases in murder, violent crime, and burglary, while rapes rose.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Women fare better on most leadership traits
A new survey by Pew Research Center finds women tend to score better than men on a list of leadership traits. Despite the votes of confidence in their qualities, women increasingly doubt voters are ready to elect them.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Sales are booming at a Manhattan typewriter store, mostly thanks to young people (and Tom Hanks)
Vintage typewriters are making a comeback. Sales have skyrocketed to about 60 a month for Gramercy Typewriter Co., with millennials steadily buying the machines and bringing them in for repair. Owner Paul Schweitzer lugs a physician's bag brimming with tools of his trade to make emergency calls.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Sales are booming at Manhattan typewriter store, mostly thanks to young people (and Tom Hanks)
"There's a big demand right now for what we do," said Schweitzer, 79, owner of Gramercy Typewriter Co.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

An Illinois priest living legally in the U.S. for 14 years is being deported — over a single vote he shouldn't have cast
The Rev. David Boase admitted to USCIS that he once voted by mistake 12 years ago — costing him a shot at citizenship and resulting in deportation.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 24, 2018

Dallas Police Dept. fires officer who killed Botham Jean in his apartment
Amber Guyger was already facing manslaughter charges, but the Dallas Police Department had not taken disciplinary action until Monday's firing.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 23, 2018

A good Samaritan helped a stranded driver. Police say another man killed him — and stole his car.
Dana Thomas Byrd stopped to see whether the man was dead, then took off in his car, authorities said.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 23, 2018

After Florence, thousands of dead fish wash ashore — onto a highway
Residents described a "horrible decaying flesh smell," and firefighters tried to use a hose to clear the road.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 23, 2018

Even as the U.S. grows more diverse, the medical profession is slow to follow
Blacks and Hispanics make up only small percentage of medical school graduates.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 23, 2018

The town that gave the world Spam is proud to be ‘autism-friendly'
Ten years ago, Austin, Minn., became one of the first cities in the country to launch a community-wide effort both to reduce the disorder's stigma and make local businesses aware of the special needs of autistic customers. It is also probably the only small town in America to employ a community autism resource specialist.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Men who allegedly shot neighbor in mattress dispute arrested — again — after video surfaces
The father and son who allegedly killed a neighbor after a dispute over a mattress are back in custody after an outcry from residents.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Man accused of kidnapping woman and masturbating on her given ‘one pass,' won't go to prison
Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to one count of assault in exchange for the dismissal of other kidnapping and assault charges.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Dam breach sends toxic coal ash flowing into a major North Carolina river
Fears about the situation at Duke's L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Congress allows airlines to continue passenger fees that cost $4.6 billion last year
An effort to keep after-ticket prices "reasonable" gets snipped from the FAA reauthorization bill.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order
Top tech companies have been on edge after the president's tweets attacking social media sites for silencing conservatives online.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Senate's seniority rules raise questions when presidential succession is at stake
Depending on what party wins the majority in November, either 85-year-old Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) or 78-year-old Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) would be the Senate's pro tempore — and in the line to the nation's highest office.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

The Big Number:?1 in 3 college freshmen show signs of mental-health disorders
Major depression and generalized anxiety disorder top the list.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Organ transplant documentary on Nova reveals hope as well as agony
Twenty people die every day waiting for a donated organ.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Many people live unaware of a hole in the heart that doesn't close
But if you've had a stroke, you should be checked for a condition called PFO.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

‘I knew I'd never be the same'
How the victim of a sexual assault not only recovered but also regained her goals in life.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

The precious scientific artifacts that will never see the light of day
Museum drawers are stuffed with vast collections of fossils that could be digitized.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

U.S. offers explanation to puzzling increase in Guatemalan families seeking asylum
Rather than a spike in violence, the families appear to be fleeing a hunger crisis in Guatemala's western highlands, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort
Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico staged a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 22, 2018

Long before the Titanic, another tragedy in ‘Ice Alley' helped change Atlantic crossings
A shipwreck amid dense North Atlantic ice in 1856 had one survivor. His story helped spur a long battle to mandate watertight compartments in American vessels to improve safety.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

'This is an extraordinary moment': Yale Law faculty call on Senate committee to treat allegations seriously in Kavanaugh nomination
After a professor in California accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault that happened decades ago when they were in high school, faculty and students at Yale Law School asked for a neutral fact-finder to investigate the allegations.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

FEMA administrator will reimburse government, won't face charges from internal probe
William "Brock" Long to remain in his job after admitting to misuse of government vehicles.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Federal judge compels Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed in suit challenging citizenship question
States charge that the secretary added a census question to discriminate against immigrant communities.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Federal judge compels Secretary of Commerce Ross to be deposed in suit against citizenship question
States charge that Ross added census question to discriminate against immigrant communities.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

‘The storm itself is not our biggest problem. Our problem is what comes next.'
Hurricane Florence came and went. But many riverfront towns in North Carolina are just now experiencing the menace that has mounted steadily: water.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Immigration judges' union calls for immigration court independent from Justice Department
"Let it be a real court. Let it be real judges," the head of the group said.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Political nonprofits seek answers after court decision targeting ‘dark money'
Transparency advocates lauded the decision but said groups will find ways to skirt the new regulations.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Trump administration diverts nearly a half-billion dollars to migrant children in custody
As number of youngsters reaches all-time high, money is transferred from HIV services and medical research

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

After outcry, Yale removes prestigious honor from professor who sexually harassed a colleague
The case is a window into the aftermath of sexual misconduct cases, and the growing questions that institutions face about how to hold their most powerful accountable.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Cody Wilson arrested: Taiwan police apprehend 3-D gun crusader on U.S. underage sex charge
The founder of Defense Distributed has been charged with a second-degree felony, according to court documents.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison
Ruslan Bondars, a 37-year-old Latvian citizen, was convicted in Alexandria federal court.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Dam breached near former N.C. plant, sending toxic ash to nearby Cape Fear River
Duke Energy said material from an adjacent toxic coal ash basin has reached the nearby Cape Fear River. The rising waters also swamped a 625-megawatt natural gas plant at the site, forcing it to shut down.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Dam breach reported at former N.C. coal plant
Duke Energy said material from an adjacent toxic coal ash basin has reached the nearby Cape Fear River. The rising waters also swamped a 625-megawatt natural gas plant at the site, forcing it to shut down.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Dam breach reported at former N.C. coal plant, raising fears that toxic coal ash may pollute Cape Fear River
Fears about the situation at Duke's L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Dam breach reported at former N.C. coal plant, raising fears toxic coal ash may pollute Cape Fear River
Fears about the situation at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Dam breach reported at former N.C. coal plant, raising fears toxic coal ash may pollute river
Fears about the situation at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

After surviving one of the deadliest mass shootings in history, this woman has become a cop
"I decided that I wanted to be that sense of security for somebody else," said Lauren Card, who survived last year's shooting in Las Vegas.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Day-care worker stabbed three infants in New York, police say
The 52-year-old woman also stabbed two adults before slashing her own wrists at a day-care center in Queens, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

This pit bull was rescued from a dog fighting ring, and now he's joining a police force
Dallas was one of several dogs set to be euthanized in Canada when rescuers stepped in to rehabilitate him.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

In 1960, about a half-million teens took a test. Now it could predict the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers are exploring how the largest student survey could be studied to forecast life outcomes.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

In 1960, about a half-million teens took a test. Now it could predict whether they get Alzheimer's.
A study released this month found that subjects who did well on test questions as teenagers had a lower incidence of Alzheimer's and related dementias in their 60s and 70s than those who scored poorly.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

In 1960, about a half-million teens took an aptitude test. Now it could predict whether they get Alzheimer's.
Researchers are exploring how the largest student survey could be studied to forecast life outcomes.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

In 1960, about half a million teens took a test. Now it could predict whether they get Alzheimer's.
Researchers are exploring how the largest-ever student survey may forecast life outcomes

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Florida police framed three black men for burglaries. One was deported because of it, suit says.
"Basically, this was a case of people in positions of power picking on the marginalized society," an attorney for one of the framed men said.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Florida police, worried about crime stats, framed three black men for burglaries. One was deported because of it, suit says.
"Basically, this was a case of people in positions of power picking on the marginalized society," an attorney for one of the framed men said.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Millions diverted to pay for sheltering of migrant children
As the number of youngsters in custody reaches an all-time high, the Trump administration is shuffling money from HIV services and medical research.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Suge Knight helped create gangster rap. Now he's facing up to 28 years for a 2015 fatal hit-and-run.
At the helm of Death Row records, the Compton native indelibly shaped the popular conception of the gangland lifestyle that eventually swallowed him whole.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 21, 2018

Prosecutors now weighing rape charge for Chinese billionaire Richard Liu
Minnesota police have wrapped their investigation in the tech mogul who has returned to China.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

‘You pulled a gun in front of my kids over a mattress,' the man said. Then he was shot dead.
The violent encounter, allegedly over a mattress, was captured on camera.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

'You pulled a gun in front of my kids over a mattress,' the man said. Then he was shot dead.
The violent encounter, allegedly over a mattress, was captured on camera.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

The scathing ad 1,600 black women bought to oppose Clarence Thomas
"The malicious defamation of Professor Hill ... sent a dangerous message to any woman who might contemplate a sexual harassment complaint," read the 1991 ad in the New York Times.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

‘Oh no, he did not!' An offensive joke reveals tensions between gay and transgender activists
It is no easy task to recognize--in others and ourselves--the implicit, insidious, and often invisible bias against transgender people.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Kavanaugh is supposed to teach a class at Harvard. These students want him investigated first.
Four Harvard Law School students are calling for the school to investigate the sexual assault allegation — or cancel the course that he is scheduled to teach.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is supposed to teach a class at Harvard. These students want him investigated first.
Four Harvard Law School students are calling for the school to investigate the sexual assault allegation — or cancel the course that he is scheduled to teach.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

These Harvard Law students want Kavanaugh investigated before he returns to teach
Four Harvard Law School students are calling for the school to investigate the sexual assault allegation — or cancel the course that he is scheduled to teach.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Veteran's family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport
The family of Col. Lewis Henry Dunagan expected a special military escort to meet his body upon its arrival at the airport from Texas, but miscommunication marred the trip. Dunagan will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

A sheriff who was caught on tape making racist remarks just resigned
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy denounced a recording that reportedly features Sheriff Michael Saudino making racist remarks.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Man mocked for shaving on NJ Transit has gotten money, offers for job interviews - and most importantly, his dignity back
Within several days, Torres went from being a homeless man who was a laughingstock to having more than $38,000 in donations and the roaring support of the Internet.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Man mocked for shaving on NJ Transit has gotten money, offers for job interviews — and most importantly, his dignity back
Within several days, Torres went from being a homeless man who was a laughingstock to having more than $38,000 in donations and the roaring support of the Internet.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

3-D gun crusader Cody Wilson fled to Taiwan after underage sex accusation, police say
The founder of Defense Distributed has been charged with a second-degree felony, according to court documents.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Many young people don't vote because they never learned how. Here's a free class now in schools trying to change that.
Today, only nine states require a full year of civics education. Ten states don't require it at all. In 31 states, students only have to learn about our democracy for one semester.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Millions of women understand Christine Blasey Ford's decades of silence
Survivors of sexual assault are on trial the moment they speak up. So they don't.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data show
Use among older Americans has skyrocketed in recent years, while teen use is near record lows.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Dozens bleed from ears and noses after flight crew forgets to pressurize plane
"I was blacking out," a passenger on the Jet Airways flight told The Post. Authorities said the crew forgot to flip a switch.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Health and Human Services secretary confronts migrant child crisis
Alex Azar brings long-standing relationships, an abiding conservatism and drug industry background to biggest domestic agency.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet, historical analysis shows
New research finds that a vast area of Antarctica retreated when Earth's temperatures weren't much warmer than they are now.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

This couple's wedding was falling apart. Then an unlikely person stepped up to save the ceremony.
The guy who delivered the barbecue heard what happened and said, "Well, I'm an officiant."

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Two lobstermen disappeared. Now the boat's captain will plead guilty to ‘seaman's manslaughter.'
The bodies of Tomas Hammond, 27, and Tyler Sawyer, 15, have never been found.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

Two lobstermen disappeared. Now the boat's captain will plead guilty to seaman's manslaughter.
The bodies of Tomas Hammond, 27, and Tyler Sawyer, 15, have never been found.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

A sheriff was allegedly caught on tape making racist remarks. Now he faces calls to resign.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy denounced a recording that reportedly shows sheriff Michael Saudino making racist remarks.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

A sheriff was caught on tape making racist remarks. Now he faces calls to resign.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy denounced a recording that reportedly shows sheriff Michael Saudino making racist remarks.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

N.J. sheriff caught on tape making racist remarks resigns
Gov. Phil Murphy denounced a recording that reportedly shows sheriff Michael Saudino making racist comments about blacks and the state's Sikh attorney.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

N.J. sheriff who was caught on tape making racist remarks resigned
Gov. Phil Murphy denounced a recording that reportedly shows sheriff Michael Saudino making racist remarks about blacks and the state's Sikh attorney.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

This Ivy League food scientist was a media darling. He just submitted his resignation, the school said.
The move follows the recent retraction of six of Cornell professor Brian Wansink's papers by the American Medical Association's JAMA Network.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

This Ivy League food scientist was a media darling. He just submitted his resignation, the school says.
The move follows the recent retraction of six of Cornell professor Brian Wansink's papers by the American Medical Association's JAMA Network.

Washington Post Nation
Sep 20, 2018

This Ivy League food scientist was a media darling. Now his studies are being retracted.
A prestigious family of medical journals has retracted six articles authored by Cornell professor Brian Wansink.

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