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Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

‘I am not a crisis actor': Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists
Parkland, Fla., students who survived last week's school have become a target of right-wing smears after calling for gun control.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

A lawmaker's aide called school-shooting survivors crisis actors. Within hours, he was fired.
Benjamin Kelly, a Republican Florida aide, had said David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez "are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

A man claimed his wife had been lost at sea. The FBI charged him with murder.
"It's not possible for someone just to disappear like this," a friend of the missing woman said on social media.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

For the first time, a woman and non-Christian will lead this group that thinks government is too involved in religion
Rachel Laser wants to rebrand the fight for church-state separation as a nonpartisan, patriotic cause.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

He was flashing gang signs on Facebook. It got him killed by MS-13.
The notorious gang has made a resurgence in the D.C. region and other parts of the country in recent years.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Man who died in Yellowstone fall was hunting for treasure millionaire says he buried
At least four people have died searching for a chest of gold and jewels hidden by an eccentric millionaire.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Massachusetts and Maryland lead on key measure of Advanced Placement access
College Board officials also urge states to make computer science instruction mandatory.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

Newsweek publishes exposé about itself after staff firings
Several Newsweek staffers reportedly threatened to quit if the piece wasn't published.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 21, 2018

A lawmaker's aide called school-shooting survivors ‘actors.' Within hours, he was fired.
Benjamin Kelly, an aide to Florida legislator Shawn Harrison, was let go after making his claims on Tuesday.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

‘I would rather not be alone.' Behind their anger, Florida students are still teens struggling with trauma.
Some fear loud noises. Some are sleeping in their parents' beds, some not at all. Deep down, they're kids trying to figure out how to feel about a massacre that killed their friends.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

‘Kill the NRA': Vandals commandeer a billboard to redirect their post-Parkland anger
In the wake of the latest school shooting, a group called Resist 45 takes aim at the gun lobby.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

‘Make evil people fear punishment': School board member apologizes after sharing noose meme
Mike Whitlow apologized and said he had acted emotionally in the wake of recent violence in schools.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

JROTC members killed in Florida school shooting receive Medal of Heroism; one is admitted to West Point posthumously
Three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets were killed at their high school last week, and their actions have been hailed as courageous and lifesaving.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

New report says NPR news chief continued inappropriate behavior despite repeated warnings
Organization took no disciplinary measures against Michael Oreskes until information was made public.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

School board member apologizes after sharing noose meme
The message on social media by a Louisiana official called for stricter punishment for "evil people." He said he had acted emotionally in the wake of recent violence in schools.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The 10 worst presidents: Besides Trump, whom do scholars scorn the most?
The presidents who led us into economic disaster and a Civil War get the thumbs down in a new survey of 170 presidential scholars.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

VA chief Shulkin's job is safe, White House says, unless ‘other stuff comes out'
President Trump's decision was communicated by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Lesbian couple was denied chance to be foster parents by taxpayer-funded charity. So they sued.
The couple said they were told by a federally funded charity that parents must "mirror the holy family."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Analysis: How the response to the shooting in Parkland compares to other recent massacres
The cadets were killed at their high school last week, and their actions have been hailed as courageous and lifesaving. One of them has received a rare posthumous admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

A longtime Mattis adviser is resigning, leaving one fewer woman on his senior staff
Donnelly held a wide-ranging and sometimes unexplained set of duties.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

JROTC members killed in Florida school shooting receive Medal of Heroism, one is admitted to West Point posthumously
Three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets were killed at their high school last week, and their actions have been hailed as courageous and lifesaving.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Immigrant rights group says lawyers no longer restricted from mentioning abortion to teens
Legal experts voiced concerns that restrictions on government-funded lawyers threatened the role of attorneys as independent advocates.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Three JROTC members killed in Florida receive Medal of Heroism
The cadets were killed at their high school last week, and their actions have been hailed as courageous and lifesaving. One of them has received a rare posthumous admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The 10 worst presidents: Besides Trump, who do scholars scorn the most?
The presidents who led us into economic disaster and a Civil War get the thumbs down in a new survey of 170 presidential scholars.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Sessions convenes cyber task force in part to explore election interference
The Justice Department announced the task force in the wake of an indictment of a Russian Internet troll farm.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Helen Sloane Dudman, journalist and broadcasting executive, dies at 93
In 1970, Mrs. Dudman drew public attention to her husband's 40-day captivity during the Vietnam War.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

A longtime Mattis adviser is resigning, leaving one less woman on his senior staff
Donnelly held a wide-ranging and sometimes unexplained set of duties.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

'Heroic': West Point admits a student who was killed in the Parkland shooting
In a rare honor, the U.S. Military Academy offered a posthumous acceptance to Peter Wang, a high school freshman who was killed in the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

10-year-old 'Little Miss Flint' helped hundreds of underprivileged kids see 'Black Panther' over the weekend
"Kids need to see themselves as superheroes," said Mari, known as "Little Miss Flint." "Black kids are seen as victims — and we're not."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Why social media appeals after mass shootings have done little to change gun laws
A group of high school students from last week's Florida school shooting are attempting to do what few gun control activists have done before.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Watch the adorable, first-ever video of a newborn dumbo octopus
In a rare discovery, scientists caught the deep-sea octopus in the act of hatching.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Short-term health plans skirting ACA-required benefits and protections to be expanded
The Trump administration says its latest move would give consumers an affordable alternative to the law's marketplaces.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The Parkland massacre sparked a renewed debate over gun control. Here's what happens next.
The Parkland shooting has been followed by a remarkable level of activism — and a push, led by survivors of the attack, to stop future mass shootings.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The NRA convention is coming to Dallas. One city official wants to keep it away.
Dallas had already offered a hefty incentive to lure the convention to the city. The organization said it has no plans to scrap its three-day event in May.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The NRA convention is coming to Dallas. This city official wants to keep it away.
But Dallas had already offered a hefty incentive to lure the NRA convention and its expected 80,000 attendees to the city.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

‘Making a Murderer' subject asks for Supreme Court review
Brendan Dassey said his confession was coerced and violated rules for interrogating a minor.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

How mass school shootings affect the education of students who survive
One study has found that enrollment falls and standardized test scores drop.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

James Corden had one thing right: We're neurologically wired to love puppies
Corden's recent Grammy Awards gimmick actually had a scientific underpinning, which explains a lot about human behavior.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

From thundersleet to record heat, the weather is extreme across the Lower 48
In the East, February heat records are being broken and flowers are starting to bud. Meanwhile in the West, it snowed in Los Angeles.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Florida students chanting 'we want change' walk out of schools to protest gun violence
At one school, hundreds of students and staff left to march to Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

‘Too many bad memories': What happens to the sites of mass shootings?
After mass shootings across the country, officials have to confront what to do with everyday venues transformed by bloodshed.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom
The agency recommends that people not consume the botanical in any form because it could be contaminated.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Children have changed America before, braving fire hoses and police dogs for civil rights
The Florida teens who are organizing walkouts and marches after a mass shooting that killed 17 people at their high school are following in the footsteps of the hundreds of kids in Birmingham, Ala., who risked their lives to protest segregation in 1963.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Student appears to have shot himself in Ohio middle school bathroom, authorities say
The student was hospitalized, and his parents were notified of the incident.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The terrible plane crash that devastated U.S. figure skating — and still shapes it today
The 1961 crash killed all 70-plus passengers on board, including reigning U.S. figure skating champion Laurence Owen and all her teammates.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Two states attempt to help small businesses reduce their health care costs.
If they succeed, it could be precedent setting. Then again, an expert called one proposal 'crazypants illegal.'

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

How the response to the shooting in Parkland compares to other recent massacres
The NRA hasn't tweeted at all in the wake of last week's school shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

A passenger says she complained about period pains — and was forced off her flight
"To be kicked off for period pains, it was madness," her boyfriend, Joshua Moran, told the Sun newspaper.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says
For every five-year delay in strong action on climate change, the ocean could rise an additional eight inches by the year 2300, researchers concluded.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The Florida school shooting is not fading from headlines
The public, it seems, is not ready to move on to the next story, and the media is not moving on, either.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

The next five years will shape sea-level rise for the next 300, study says
For every five-year delay in strong action on climate change, the ocean could rise an additional eight inches by the year 2300, researchers concluded.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Thomas dissents from Supreme Court decision not to review California gun law
Justice says his colleagues are turning the Second Amendment into a "disfavored right."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

U.S. biathletes shoot guns to compete. They want gun control for America.
In the aftermath of last week's shooting in Florida, American Olympic biathlon competitors try to reconcile the guns in their sport and the latest gun carnage back home.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Decades' worth of rape kits are finally being tested. No one can agree on what to do next.
A story of good intentions — and government blunders.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Lawmaker who led #MeToo push accused of firing aide who wouldn't play spin the bottle
"These accusations are simply not true and are inconsistent with my personal value system," California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Rape threats sent to law professor leading recall campaign against judge in Brock Turner case
"It's been upsetting and scary," said Michele Dauber, who wants Aaron Persky recalled.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Rape threats sent to law professor leading recall campaign against judge in Brock Turner rape case
"It's been upsetting and scary," said Michele Dauber, who wants Judge Aaron Persky recalled.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Lawmaker who led #metoo push accused of firing aide who wouldn't play spin-the-bottle
"These accusations are simply not true and are inconsistent with my personal value system," California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

In Puerto Rico, a skirmish over how much debt the bankrupt island can handle
The U.S. territory's new fiscal plan stirs worry over whether the federal aid package will help bondholders.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

A juror voted to put a murderer to death. Decades later, he wants to halt his execution.
Ross Geiger says he wouldn't have voted to have Raymond Tibbetts executed if he had known about his past.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

‘It's frustrating': Women in Mo. bristle at Trump's words on domestic violence, sexual abuse
Although Missouri has become a reliably red state, Democrats are hopeful that the frustration felt by many women here will influence the way they vote in the midterm elections this fall.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

'Home of Sliced Bread': A small Missouri town champions its greatest thing
People in Chillicothe, Ohio hope the town's role in food history will help the local economy.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Bernie Sanders resurrects a 'zombie' claim on gun sales without background checks
The senator from Vermont says 40 percent of guns are sold without a background check. That's an old, discredited figure that's been debunked before.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Juror voted to put murderer to death. Decades later, he wants to halt his execution.
Ross Geiger says he wouldn't have voted to have Raymond Tibbetts executed if he had known about his past.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

How inflation turns petty criminals into felons
Virginia is raising the financial threshold for defining a theft as a felony for the first time in almost 40 years. It's about time.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Countries made only modest climate-change promises in Paris. They're falling short anyway.
Many nations aren't living up to their promises in the 2015 accord, and the consequences could be "catastrophic."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 20, 2018

Rape threats sent to Stanford law professor leading recall campaign against judge in Brock Turner rape case
"It's been upsetting and scary," said Michele Dauber, who wants Judge Aaron Persky recalled.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Outside White House, teens demonstrate for gun control after school shooting
Local students laid on the ground, representing victims of the attack in Florida.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Fla. school shooting creates urgent push for gun control, bipartisan calls for change
Past bills addressing mass shootings have gained little momentum, but activists hope this time is different.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

In Idaho, medical-care exemptions for faith healing come under fire
Child advocates and marchers say the high number of deaths of children in the state are preventable.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

A memorial to the children gunned down in our schools? Yes, right on Congress's doorstep.
A School Gun Violence Memorial on the Mall would be one way to shame our do-nothing, NRA-purchased lawmakers into doing what's right.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Bad bedside manner: Bank loans signed in the hospital leave patients vulnerable
Hospitals team up with lending institutions to make sure their bills get paid. Critics urge consumers to be cautious.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

The world's efforts to slow climate change aren't working
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. Many nations aren't living up to their promises in the 2015 Paris climate accord, and before too long, it will be too late to stop the warming trend.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Outside White House, teens demonstrate for gun control after Fla. school shooting
The D.C. protest echoed those orchestrated around the country. "I don't want to be known as a member of the mass shooting generation," said a 16-year-old from Virginia who helped organize the lie-in.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Trump accuser keeps telling her story, hoping someone will finally listen
This Trump accuser keeps asking herself that. But she plans to keep talking about that day in 2006.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Uber Eats driver charged with murder in the shooting death of a customer, police say
The victim, identified as Ryan Thornton, was shot after he received his meal order from the delivery driver, police say.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

A Texas council member advocated for banning Islam in schools. He refuses to resign.
The Plano City Council voted to censure council member Tom Harrison.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Lawmaker who led #MeToo push invited staffer to play spin the bottle, complaint says
Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has denied accusations that she sexually harassed former staffers.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

‘It's not fast enough. It's not big enough. There's not enough action.'
Many nations aren't living up to their promises in the 2015 Paris climate accord, and the consequences could be "catastrophic."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

‘Selfless service': JROTC remembers three slain in Florida high school shooting
Alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz had been a member of the group, which aims to teach leadership, teamwork and service.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now.
Adaptations to climate change helped give the Dutch a golden age.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Washington and Lincoln were great presidents. But only one was a great poet.
On Presidents' Day, the ultimate poetry slam.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

The small gun shop that sold the weapon to the alleged Florida high school shooter 'closes indefinitely.'
An attorney for the store says the owners are distraught.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo on speaking at Parkland shooting vigil: 'Hardest thing I've ever had to do'
The shooting in his hometown broke the Cubs star's heart, but he doesn't feel the need to join the raging gun control debate: "It's [impossible] to be a baseball player and a politician at the same time."

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Max Desfor, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who captured wartime desperation, dies at 104
His 1950 image of refugees braving a bombed-out bridge as they seek safety from advancing Chinese troops helped him win the highest prize in journalism.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

A psychologist was accused of raping a patient. Now he is dead.
Authorities said psychologist Dean Funabiki was discovered hanging from the bed in his jail cell in an apparent suicide.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

In our eyes, Google's software sees heart attack risk
The new approach could one day allow people to screen themselves for the risks that could lead to heart disease.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

The small gun shop that sold the weapon to the alleged high school shooter 'closes indefinitely.'
An attorney for the store says the owners are distraught.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

Uber Eats driver on the run after a customer was shot and killed, police say
The victim, identified as Ryan Thornton, was shot after he received his meal order from the delivery driver, police say.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

The higher education legacy of our presidents — and how to carry that forward
The president of Susquehanna University writes about the contributions U.S. presidents have made to higher education, and why it is important for the country to continue that commitment

Washington Post Nation
Feb 19, 2018

One day, a serious athlete couldn't walk straight. Doctors were stumped.
Then a physical therapist recalled an odd condition that afflicts concert pianists.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Sharing stories from decades ago, older women find their place in #MeToo
They belong to an older generation of women, but their reflections on the societal influences of their youth are complex, and their views on the current cultural moment won't fit neatly into anyone's preconceived generalizations.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Teachers say Florida suspect's problems started in middle school, and the system tried to help him
Nikolas Cruz had constant disciplinary issues, vocal outbursts, physical confrontations and appeared to be on a troublesome path.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Trump criticizes FBI for failure to probe tip on Fla. shooter, says ‘too much time' spent on Russia probe
The president's comment marks the first time he has weighed in on the bureau's failure to follow up on a Jan. 5 tip about the 19-year-old charged with shooting and killing 17 people in Parkland, Fla.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Florida students plead with Congress: It's about the guns
Students call for "March for Our Lives" next month in the District and major U.S. cities.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon for survivors of the Parkland school shooting
The memorials help young people process their grief, experts say, but some worry about the toll of so many at once.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Let's hear it for the Dragonslayer's Society and other not-so-scholarly pursuits
Forget standardized tests. The strength of U.S. schools resides in band and basketball.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Jim Bridwell, free-spirited climber who conquered Yosemite, dies at 73
He was the high priest of American mountaineering's 1970s counterculture.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Puerto Rico to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall
Electrical grid still experiencing frequent blackouts as nearly 250,000 customers remain without power.

Washington Post Nation
Feb 18, 2018

Puerto Rico's power company to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall
Officials warned that the move could destabilize the island's fragile electrical grid, which is still experiencing frequent blackouts. Nearly 250,000 customers remain without power.

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