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Jan 23, 2020

Adam Schiff's speech reviews are in: It was ‘dazzling.' Or was it ‘disjointed'? How about ‘second best' ever?
Some hyperbole and hyperbole about the hyperbole followed Schiff's presentation Wednesday in the Senate trial of President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 23, 2020

Judge upholds law that led to criminal charges for woman topless in front of stepchildren
A judge says Utah's law singling out exposed female breasts but not male ones is justifiably rooted in "contemporary community standards of nudity."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 23, 2020

Pope Francis appoints a new archbishop of Philadelphia, replacing a prominent conservative prelate
The new archbishop, Nelson Perez, has been vocal about immigrant rights. He was previously the bishop of Cleveland.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 23, 2020

Mount Vesuvius eruption was so hot it turned one victim's brain into glass, researchers say
It's the first time that brain tissue from any human or animal has been found preserved as glass.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 23, 2020

Adam Schiff's reviews are in: It was ‘dazzling.' Or was it ‘disjointed?' How about ‘second best ever?'
Some hyperbole and hyperbole about the hyperbole followed Schiff's presentation Wednesday in the Senate trial of President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Attorney general launches presidential commission on law enforcement
A group of local and federal law enforcement officials will oversee working groups studying crime reduction, police officer health and 12 other law enforcement subjects

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

New Trump administration rule could make it more difficult for some pregnant women to get U.S. visas
State Department regulations, expected to be issued soon, aim to crack down on what the Trump administration calls "birth tourism."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Every fatal police shooting since 2015
Since 2015, The Post has created a database cataloging every fatal shooting nationwide by a police officer in the line of duty.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Flynn asks for probation, not prison, if he can't withdraw plea
U.S. prosecutors have said former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn deserves up to six months in prison for lying to the FBI about Russia contacts.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Republican state lawmakers push bills to restrict medical treatments for transgender youths
Doctors who provide treatment for minors' gender expression would face as many as 10 years in prison.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Trump to become the first president to speak in person at March for Life
The annual gathering of antiabortion protesters commemorates the anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark abortion decision on abortion.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

South Dakota bill restricting medical treatment for transgender youth passes first major vote
The legislation is part of a wave of bills nationwide seeking to limit medical interventions affecting young people's gender expression.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Attorney General Barr launches presidential commission on law enforcement
A group of local and federal law enforcement officials will oversee working groups studying crime reduction, police officer health and 12 other law enforcement subjects

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Michael Flynn asks for probation, not prison, if he can't withdraw plea
U.S. prosecutors have said the former Trump national security adviser deserves up to six months in prison for lying to the FBI about Russia contacts.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

GOP state lawmakers push bills to restrict medical treatments for transgender youth
More than half a dozen statehouses are considering bills that would penalize medical professionals — and, in at least one case, parents — who give young people access to puberty-blocking medicines and sex reassignment surgery.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Storm taking shape in Plains could bring heavy snow to New England ski country this weekend
Several inches of snow, perhaps more in some areas, are in the offing, with a milder rainstorm anticipated near the coast from Washington to Boston on Friday night into Saturday and possibly part of Sunday.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. begins screening for the coronavirus at airports in Atlanta and Chicago
Passengers traveling to the United States from Wuhan, China will be screened for the coronavirus at five U.S. airports. The first U.S. case of the virus was reported Tuesday.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. regulators propose banning emotional support animals on planes
The proposed rules, years in the making, narrow the definition of service animal to dogs that have received individualized training to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

South Florida sees ‘hazardous' cold and falling iguanas as temperatures dip
The temperature in Miami is forecast to drop as low as 44 degrees, which could stun iguanas out of trees. Experts warn that most of these lizards, which are not native to Florida, will recover and do not recommend collecting them.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

The ‘Pillowcase Rapist' suspect eluded capture for decades. Then police got his son's DNA.
Robert Eugene Koehler was arrested in the 1983 rape of a woman who was assaulted in her Miami-Dade home.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Department of Transportation proposes ban on emotional support animals on planes
The proposed rule seeks to address concerns about the growing number of emotional support animals on airplanes, which has led to conflict and sometimes injury.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Avenatti jailed in isolated unit that held El Chapo. It's ‘for his own safety,' warden says.
Michael Avenatti's lawyers said the restrictive detention prevents him from preparing for his trial on extortion charges.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

A church allegedly asked older members to leave. Leaders say that didn't actually happen.
The head pastor said allegations of age discrimination unfairly represented the strategy for a church that has been on the decline for two decades.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

GOP state lawmakers push bills to restrict hormone treatments, sex reassignment surgery for transgender youth
More than half a dozen statehouses are considering bills that would penalize medical professionals — and, in at least one case, parents — who give young people access to puberty-blocking medicines and other treatments.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

On Australia's Kangaroo Island, a fight to stay alive
The wildfires have claimed half the koala population on the famous island.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Judge: Weinstein's team can cite ‘loving emails' from accusers
The contents of the emails are expected to be key to Weinstein's defense that encounters with women who say he forced them into sexual acts were actually consensual.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

South Florida sees ‘hazardous' cold and falling iguanas as temperatures dip into the 30s
The temperature in Miami is forecast to drop as low as 44 degrees, which could stun iguanas out of trees. Experts warn that most of these lizards, which are not native to Florida, will recover and do not recommend collecting them.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

This growing trend lets kids check out games and dolls from a toy library
Toy libraries are part of a growing green and cost-saving trend as parents coast-to-coast discover the convenience and benefits of borrowing toys rather than buying them.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

Republican state lawmakers push bills to restrict medical treatments for transgender youth
Doctors who provide treatment for minors' gender expression would face as many as 10 years in prison.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 22, 2020

‘American Dirt' is a novel about Mexicans by a writer who isn't. For some, that's a problem.
"I wished someone slightly browner than me would write it," said Jeanine Cummins, the author of the highly anticipated book.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. screenings for the coronavirus expanded to airports in Atlanta and Chicago
Passengers traveling to the United States from Wuhan, China will be screened for the coronavirus at five U.S. airports. The first U.S. case of the virus was reported Tuesday.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

The audacious effort to reforest the planet
Trees suck Earth-warming carbon out of the atmosphere far more efficiently than any machine

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Michael Avenatti jailed in isolated unit that held El Chapo. It's ‘for his own safety,' warden says.
Avenatti's lawyers said the restrictive detention prevents their client from preparing for his trial on extortion charges.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Boeing 737 Max probably won't be ungrounded until mid-2020, company says
The delay is yet another setback for Boeing, which had hoped the jet would be certified last month.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

South Florida braces for ‘hazardous' cold and falling iguanas as temperatures dip into the 30s
The temperature in Miami is forecast to drop as low as 44 degrees, which could stun iguanas out of trees. Experts warn that most of these lizards, which are not native to Florida, will recover and do not recommend collecting them.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Weinstein's team can cite ‘loving emails' from accusers, judge rules
The contents of the emails are expected to be key to Weinstein's defense that encounters with women who say he forced them into sexual acts were actually consensual.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

He's a vulnerable Republican in a state that's trending blue. So why won't he defy Trump on impeachment?
Cory Gardner is fighting for his political life. But a break with the president is unlikely.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Here's how exercise reduces anxiety and makes you feel more connected
Moving your body is one of the best things you can do for your mind.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

First U.S. case of potentially deadly coronavirus confirmed in Washington state
A man in Washington state has been diagnosed with the mysterious virus, the first case reported in the United States since the pneumonia-like illness first appeared last month in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, people familiar with the investigation said. The man, who is in stable condition, flew to the United States from China […]

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

‘Go back to Iowa,' Brooklyn leader tells recent N.Y. transplants
Considered a top mayoral contender, Eric Adams called out gentrifiers during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

‘I'm a black male': Police captain admits changing race designation from white to black
Black officers complained about discrimination within the police department after a powerful captain changed his race description on applications for promotions. On Friday, he told city commissioners, "I am a black male."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

‘Go back to Iowa,' Brooklyn leader tells recent New York transplants in controversial speech
Considered a top mayoral contender, Eric Adams called out gentrifiers during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

‘I'm a black male': Miami police captain admits changing race designation from white to black
Black officers complained about discrimination within the police department after a powerful captain changed his race description on applications for promotions. On Friday, he told city commissioners, "I am a black male."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Two people in wheelchairs wanted to buy a train ticket. Amtrak tried to charge them $25,000.
Amtrak has apologized and will now accommodate the group at its regular $16 ticket price.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Supreme Court refuses to fast-track a challenge to the Affordable Care Act
A practical effect is that the health-care law will likely remain in place through the fall elections.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Drinking deaths doubled in past two decades, with faster rate for women
Total U.S. alcohol deaths reached 72,558 in 2017 — up from 35,914 in 1999 — with almost a third tied to liver disease, according to the study.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 21, 2020

Religious-schools case heads to a high court skeptical of stark lines between church and state
Schools such as Stillwater Christian in Montana are watching what could be a landmark case testing the constitutionality of state laws that exclude religious organizations from government funding.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

California police say driver rammed into car, killing 3 teens
Authorities said they have arrested a 42-year-old man who is suspected of intentionally ramming the vehicle, killing three teenage boys and injuring three others.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

2 dead, 5 injured after shooter fired inside San Antonio club, police say
A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly opening fire during an altercation at the music venue Ventura.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

Woman slain, 15 wounded in shooting outside Kansas City bar, police say
A 29-year-old man killed one woman Sunday night before an armed security guard confronted, shot and killed him, Kansas City, Mo., Police Chief Richard Smith said.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

2 dead, 15 wounded in shooting outside Kansas City bar, police say
Police said a gunman opened fire on a line of people waiting outside a bar in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday night.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

2 dead, 5 injured after shooter fired ‘indiscriminately' inside San Antonio club, police say
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said police are searching for a suspect, who began shooting during an altercation between individuals inside the bar.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

Honolulu shooting leaves two officers dead, homes torched, police say
The officers had responded to a call at a home where a man allegedly stabbed his landlord, who was reportedly trying to evict him. The man then set fire to the home and is believed to have died in the blaze, according to local media outlets.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 20, 2020

City noise supercharged my anxiety. It was nature sounds that saved me.
Noise pollution can cause health issues such as an increased risk of heart disease, poor sleep and worsened mental health, studies show.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

A singer-songwriter apologized, closed his eyes, dropped his head and died onstage
David Olney, 71, paused, said "I'm sorry" and put his chin to his chest, according to a fellow musician.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

A singer-songwriter apologized, closed his eyes, dropped his head and died on stage
David Olney, 71, paused, said "I'm sorry" and put his chin to his chest, according to a fellow musician.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

Two Honolulu police officers fatally shot, officials say
A fire broke out at the residence where the shooting may have occurred and spread to several other homes, local newspapers reported.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

Two Honolulu police officers shot, local news reports say
A residence where the shooting may have occurred caught fire at some point during the incident, the newspapers reported.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

USDA asked to ban certain salmonella strains from meat
Leading food safety lawyer Bill Marler wants the Department of Agriculture to ban some of the most virulent bacteria on meat.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

A black mess attendant was a Pearl Harbor hero. Now an aircraft carrier will have his name.
Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was hailed in news reports after the attack only as an "unnamed Negro messman hero."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

Gray wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone 25 years ago. It's been a struggle but today they survive.
Pack fights, car crashes and hunts have killed many. But a photographer who documents them says these wild creatures have filled a missing link in the national park's ecosystem.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

He helped make burgers safer. Now he's fighting food poisoning again.
Bill Marler, who represented hundreds of Jack in the Box victims in the 1990s, wants to ban dozens of strains of salmonella, some of the most virulent bacteria on meat.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

In Australia, fires energize environmental movement
Extinction Rebellion, other groups push back against country's coal mining

Washington Post Nation
Jan 19, 2020

Puerto Ricans still waiting on disaster funds as Hurricane Maria's aftermath, earthquakes continue to affect life on the island
Residents stricken with disaster after disaster find recovery nearly impossible without promised federal aid.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Alleged members of white supremacy group ‘the Base' arrested in Georgia, charged with plotting to kill antifa couple
Police say the men wanted to kill a Georgia couple who were "high-ranking" members of the far-left antifa movement in retaliation for exposing white supremacists online.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes for the end. Then her retirement home said no.
For people with early signs of the ailment, new advance directives that say how they want to die may offer a false sense of security.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Amtrak faces pressure to explain why a conductor asked NAACP Legal Defense Fund president to give up her seat
The woman's grievance struck Twitter users as particularly ironic, since she is a prominent civil rights attorney and person of color.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

In Australia, fires heat up environmental movement
Extinction Rebellion, other groups push back against country's coal mining

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Fighting suicides in dairy country through ‘farmer angels'
Though farmers throughout the country have faced stark times in recent years, Wisconsin's plight has been the most severe by some measures.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

A radioactive legacy haunts this Navajo village, which fears a fractured future
Residents of Red Water Pond Road wonder whether to stay or go as they await cleanup of uranium mines' waste.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Amtrak faces pressure to explain why a conductor asked an NAACP lawyer to give up her seat
The woman's grievance struck Twitter users as particularly ironic, since she is a prominent civil rights attorney and person of color.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Fighting suicides in dairy country through a Farmer Angel Network
Farmers in Wisconsin are trying to pull each other through harsh times. One remembers past struggles: "I felt so alone."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

Okla. senators want MAGA license plates — which might violate federal campaign finance rules
The proposal would add two new license plates with President Trump's "Make America Great Again" and "Keep America Great" campaign slogans.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2020

More pizza, fewer vegetables: Trump administration further undercuts Obama school-lunch rules
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken another whack at former first lady Michelle Obama's signature achievement: Establishing stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches. And on her birthday.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

11 U.S. troops needed treatment after Iranian missile attack
Pentagon officials previously said the attack, which flung some troops from towers with powerful blasts, did not produce injuries.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

11 U.S. troops needed treatment after Iranian missile attack, Pentagon says
U.S. officials previously said the attack, which flung some troops from towers with powerful blasts, did not produce injuries.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

12 jurors picked to hear sex-assault charges against Harvey Weinstein
The jury — selected early Friday afternoon along with three alternates — is composed of five men and seven women. There are four black jurors and the rest are white.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

A professor used $185K in research grants on strip clubs, iTunes and more, officials say
Ex-Drexel University professor Chikaodinaka D. Nwankpa is accused of spending research grant funds on strip clubs, authorities say.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

FAA bans drones from flying over Richmond during Monday's gun rights rally
Agency action mirrors flight restrictions put into place for other high-profile events, including the Super Bowl and World Series.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Alleged drunk driver in fatal crash has case dismissed because of officer's missteps
An apparent drunk driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter after a crash where the other driver died. But a Fairfax County officer failed to investigate properly, and prosecutors dismissed the case.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Trump administration proposes changing school menus to allow more potatoes and pizza and fewer vegetables and fruits
Critics say the changes, which roll back a Michelle Obama initiative, would make eating at school less healthy and serve industry interests, while backers say they give schools more flexibility about what to serve. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

TSA apologizes to Native American traveler after agent snaps braids, says ‘giddyup!' during pat-down
Tara Houska, an attorney and indigenous rights activist, took to Twitter to detail the "unacceptable behavior" she experienced at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Victim's wife shocked as alleged drunk driver in fatal crash has case dismissed due to officer's missteps
An apparent drunk driver was charged with involuntary manslaughter after a crash where the other driver died. But a Fairfax County officer failed to investigate properly, and prosecutors dismissed the case.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

‘The single most intense storm I've experienced in my life': Powerful blizzard slams Newfoundland
The storm just underwent bombogenesis — and it's still strengthening.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

A Tulsi Gabbard fan asked if she could beat Biden in a push-up contest. She took on the guy in the crowd instead.
Tulsi Gabbard wins this campaign's first actual town hall push-up contest.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Evelyn Yang, Andrew Yang's wife, says she was sexually assaulted by her OB/GYN while pregnant
"I didn't tell anyone what happened," Evelyn Yang told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday. "I thought, ‘This happened to me. I can process this. I can deal with it. I can compartmentalize it.'"

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Martin Luther King and the ‘polite' racism of white liberals
Many of King's words about allies ring true today.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Norovirus outbreak hits Yosemite Valley Park, with 170 suffering symptoms
Two cases of the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness have been confirmed, park officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Officials said he died in a fall. Then his wife admitted to poisoning his water with eye drops.
A judge on Thursday said it was the strangest case he'd ever seen, as Lana Sue Clayton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and malicious tampering with a food or drug.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

‘You're a bunch of dopes and babies': Inside Trump's stunning tirade against generals
The new book "A Very Stable Genius" documents how the president lashed out at attempts by military leaders and diplomats to teach him about U.S. alliances and obligations around the globe.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Three decades after she left her baby for dead, police knocked on her door. She had been waiting.
Police and forensic genealogists analyzed the DNA of the baby and the mother against genealogy websites, the same technique that helped investigators to identify the suspected "Golden State Killer."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2020

Royalty, social class could not shield Meghan from racism in Britain
Class is more important in the United Kingdom than in the United States, but race is not irrelevant across the pond.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

Seven jurors selected for sexual assault trial of movie producer Harvey Weinstein
Judge threatened to hold one potential juror in contempt for tweeting about the case.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

House votes to overturn Trump rule that makes loan forgiveness harder; Senate fight looms
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent two years trying to delay and then scuttle an Obama-era update of a 1995 law that gave the Education Department authority to cancel the federal debt of students whose colleges misled them about graduation or job placement rates.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

Defrauded college students will no longer be taxed on their canceled loans
The IRS expanded an existing measure that had granted tax relief to former students of Corinthian and American Career Institutes whose federal loans were canceled.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

Judge threatens prospective Weinstein juror with jail for tweeting about the case
The man, since dismissed, had asked followers on Twitter whether jury service would help him promote his novel.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

FBI arrests 3 alleged members of white-supremacist group ‘the Base' ahead of Virginia gun rally
The charges, expected to be unsealed Thursday, grew from an investigation of a somewhat new effort among online extremists who refer to themselves as "the Base," the English translation of "al Qaida."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

FBI arrests 3 alleged members of white supremacist group ‘the Base'
The charges, expected to be unsealed Thursday, grew from an investigation of a somewhat new effort among online extremists who refer to themselves as "the Base," the English translation of "al Qaida."

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

A woman went missing for six days. Rescuers found her inside an SUV buried in snow — alive.
Paula Beth James, 68, was found in the back seat of her SUV, cold and dehydrated six days after she was reported missing.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2020

Trump administration moves to protect prayer in public schools
The proposed rules would also ease restrictions on religious organizations that provide social services.

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