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Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

How the World War II amphibious 'Duck' vehicle evolved into an American tourist staple
War planners needed a way to get troops and supplies ashore in World War II. The solution was the DUKW. Soldiers quickly had an informal name for it: Duck.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

How the WWII ‘Duck' vehicle evolved into a tourist staple
The history of amphibious craft is charted over seven decades, an unlikely success story of military ingenuity that survived a skeptical bureaucracy to fuel Allied invasions and evolved into a ubiquitous carrier for waterway tours.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

Jonathan Gold did more than critique the Los Angeles food scene. He defined it.
Over the course of three decades, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic — who died Saturday at age 57 from pancreatic cancer — forever changed the way people viewed the City of Angels.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

Lincoln P. Brower, scientist and protector of the monarch butterfly, dies at 86
Dr. Brower studied the migratory insect's life cycle and sought to preserve its winter habitat in Mexico.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

God, Trump and the meaning of morality
In a small Alabama town, an evangelical congregation reckons with God, President Trump and the meaning of morality

Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

He is accused of killing someone in a parking spot dispute. Authorities say he was standing his ground.
Michael Drejka was arguing with a woman about wrongly parking in a handicap spot. Then her boyfriend got involved.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 22, 2018

Burton Richter, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, dies at 87
He was the co-discoverer of the "charm quark," a building block of particle physics.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

Move over, Trump. This president's two lions set off the greatest emoluments debate.
The sultan of Morocco gifted Martin Van Buren a pair of lions, but a little-known part of the Constitution — the same that threatens to ensnare President Trump — forced him to turn them over.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

Shooting suspect surrenders after standoff at L.A. market; 1 woman killed
Authorities said a man shot his grandmother and girlfriend and then led police on a car chase that ended when he crashed into a pole and ran inside a busy Trader Joe's as bullets from officers shattered the front doors.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

Man accused of killing someone in a parking dispute was standing his ground, sheriff says
Michael Drejka was arguing with a woman about wrongly parking in a handicap spot. Then her boyfriend got involved.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

In seeking ways to fight cancer, scientists turn to elephants
Elephants have low rates of cancer even though they have long lifespans for animals and far more cells than humans. By studying the massive animals, researchers hope to find better ways of treating or preventing the disease.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

Dependent on trade, Mike Pence's hometown takes a hit due to Trump's tariffs
Columbus, Ind., has sought out foreign trade, and now finds its economic success undercut

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

'Grab the baby!': Duck boat tragedy kills nine members of the same family
Seventeen people, many of them young children, were killed after an amphibious boat capsized in Branson, Mo., amid a violent storm.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

'Grab the babies!': Duck boat tragedy kills nine members of the same family
Seventeen people, many young children, were killed after an amphibious boat capsized in Branson, Mo., amid a violent storm.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

After Parkland, gun-control advocates see a turning point for new state laws
An astonishing 55 new gun-control laws in 26 states have passed since the February shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 21, 2018

17 people killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri, police say
The victims ranged in age from one to 70, and included nine members of one family.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Couple wins battle to make their house look like van Gogh's ‘Starry Night'
Their son loved the painting. The city, not so much.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Dan Coats: Once the Senate's 'Mister Rogers,' he's now an outspoken voice of reason on Russian interference
As an in-house reality check on Trump regarding Russian interference, Coats is increasingly at odds with the president's own statements.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Florida couple win battle to make their entire house look like van Gogh's 'Starry Night'
Their son loved the painting. The city, not so much.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Home Depot fired him after he spoke to a ‘racist' customer. Then he told the media about it.
Maurice Rucker says a customer responded with racist insults when he was asked to leash his dog in the store.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Mj Rodriguez of 'Pose' talks ballroom culture, representation of trans black women and realness
Rodriguez says that "the reception of the show has been so wonderful for people who have been marginalized for such a long time, especially the African American and Latino side of the community."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Whoopi vs. Judge Jeanine: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' comment sparks yelling match on 'The View'
"Say goodbye!" Goldberg said. "I'm done."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Why do people believe the moon landing hoax or other conspiracy theories?
It's hard to reason with people who embrace conspiracy theories, but some strategies are more effective than others.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Russian firm indicted in probe cites Kavanaugh's words to argue that charge should be dismissed
The Supreme Court nominee's opinion in the 2011 case and other decisions indicates he may be skeptical of restrictions on money in politics.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Hire of departing Trump official by U-Va. draws ire of professors and students
Marc Short was the president's legislative affairs director until Friday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Why do people believe the moon landing was a hoax or other conspiracy theories?
Conspiracy theorists often have a high degree of tolerance for contradiction that allows them to ignore evidence against their theories. It's hard to reason with people who embrace conspiracy theories, but some strategies are more effective than others.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Mueller seeking to question ‘Manhattan madam,' a friend of Roger Stone, in Russia probe, she says
Kristin Davis, who gained notoriety in the 2000s for running a high-end prostitution ring, called the probe ‘a witch hunt.'

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

He was fired after an encounter with a 'racist' customer. After sharing his story, Home Depot changed its mind.
Maurice Rucker says a customer responded with racist insults when he was asked to leash his dog in the store.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

College Board restores 250 years to AP World History course after outcry over plan to cut 9,000 years
Critics had complained that non-Western cultures were getting short shrift.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

U.S. sales of Essure birth-control implant to end
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer made the announcement after a protracted battle over the device that thousands of women blame for serious problems. The United States was the last nation where it was available.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Sales of Essure birth control implant to be halted by Bayer; U.S. last to sell controversial device
The company faces many lawsuits brought by women who claim the implant caused severe health problems.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Salmonella-tainted raw turkey has sickened 90 across 26 states, CDC says
The source of the multistate outbreak is unknown.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Salmonella-tainted turkey has sickened 90 across 26 states, CDC says
The outbreak points to contamination "at a farm level," one food safety attorney says.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Roseanne Barr launched her new YouTube career by yelling an explanation for her Valerie Jarrett tweet
The infamous tweet led to the cancellation of her highly rated sitcom.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Ohio State has more than 100 firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by former athletic doctor
Controversy over whether OSU athletic coaches knew about Strauss's alleged conduct has ensnared Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential conservative lawmaker.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Sales of Essure birth control implant halted by Bayer; U.S. was last to sell controversial device
The company faces many lawsuits brought by women who claim the implant caused severe health problems.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

The violent storm behind the duck boat tragedy was well-predicted, not 'out of nowhere'
Meteorologists had tracked the storm for hours and their forecasts offered considerable lead time.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

'Houses are being torn to shreds': Tornadoes rip through Iowa
The storm towered to an incredible 55,000 feet as it swept into Marshalltown, about 50 miles northeast of Des Moines, causing "catastrophic damage."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Her father's dementia kept him from playing the piano. Reddit users filled in the missing notes.
All Jenna Glanzer had to go on was a short video clip of her father playing on the piano. She turned to Reddit for help.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 20, 2018

Woman who clashed with TSA likely to appeal case that shields screeners
What should have been a swift and routine screening turned into a 12-year court battle. Here's her story.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin 'conversation' about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul
The willingness of the White House to even consider turning over former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul for interrogation by the Kremlin drew ire and astonishment from current and former U.S. officials.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Neanderthals could start fires with their stone tools, new study suggests
The relationship between Neanderthals and fire is "kind of a hot topic," archaeologists say

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review
The Interior Department contract for an expedited environmental review allows three months to respond to hundreds of thousands of public comments.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

EPA career officials raised concerns about price tag for Pruitt's 2017 Italy trip
Documents shed new light on how the former administrator's preferences drove travel planning at the agency.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

In conservative Oklahoma, a Republican raises taxes — and many voters like it
In his campaign for governor, former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett is being helped by voters who have changed their views on some tax hikes.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

‘We don't tip terrorist': Texas restaurant bans customer who left racist note to waiter
The waiter said he spoke out not to get tip money but to start a dialogue on racism and faith.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

After Flint, EPA must strengthen oversight of state drinking water, watchdog says
A report found that the EPA wasn't alone in its failure to address the crisis that crippled a city of nearly 100,000 residents.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Drilling in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review
The Interior Department contract for an expedited environmental review allows three months to respond to hundreds of thousands of public comments.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

After Flint debacle, EPA must strengthen oversight of Mich. drinking water programs, watchdog says
The report finds that the EPA wasn't alone in its failure to address the crisis affecting a city of nearly 100,000.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

After Flint debacle, EPA must strengthen oversight of state drinking water programs, watchdog says
The report finds that the EPA wasn't alone in its failure to address the crisis that crippled a city of nearly 100,000 residents.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Career EPA officials raised concerns about cost of Pruitt's $120,000 trip to Italy
Hundreds of pages of emails shed light on how the former administrator's preferences drove travel planning at the agency.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

FDA to explore importing drugs to combat sudden price increases
The Food and Drug Administration wants to help avoid "access disruptions" caused by a sudden, significant price increase for a drug produced by a single manufacturer and not covered by patents.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Endangered Species Act stripped of key provisions in Trump administration proposal
The proposal would strike language that guides officials to ignore economic impacts when determining how wildlife should be protected.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Seven things research reveals — and doesn't — about Advanced Placement
How is the program affecting educational opportunity in U.S. schools?

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

How many Americans back abortion rights?
Do 7 in 10 Americans think Roe v. Wade should be overturned and abortion should be legal, as abortion rights advocates say? Or is it a 50/50 split, as Trump said?

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Chance the Rapper buys Chicagoist website, rapping the news in song
The Chicago native announced the purchase in a new single, "I Might Need Security," on Wednesday night.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Trump administration to explore allowing drug imports to counter price hikes
The Food and Drug Administration is creating a working group to consider importation in cases of scarcity or price hikes.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Seven things research reveals - and doesn't - about Advanced Placement
How is the program affecting educational opportunity in U.S. schools?

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Trump administration to explore drug imports to counter price hikes
The Food and Drug Administration is creating a working group to consider importation in cases of scarcity or price hikes.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Trump thanks Novartis, the second drug company to bow to his pressure on price increases
The president has been pushing pharmaceutical companies to roll back planned price hikes for their products.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Careful with that light saber: TSA offers tips on hauling Comic-Con merch
Some pointers from the TSA on hauling Comic-Con loot.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Alcohol-related liver deaths in U.S. have increased sharply, study says
Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the British Medical Journal reported.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Muslim girls kicked out of Delaware public pool after officials said hijabs would clog filtration system
Wilmington's mayor apologized and faulted not just the city's handling of the incident but also the justifications it made after the children were kicked out.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Chance the Rapper buys 'Chicagoist' website, rapping the news in song
The Chicago native announced the purchase in a new single, "I Might Need Security," late Wednesday night.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

A skeleton with a hole in the head found in 1975 is no longer just a 'Jane Doe' — thanks in part to Internet sleuths
One big question remains: Who killed Linda Pagano?

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

'Sister survivors': Larry Nassar victims show solidarity as they receive award at ESPYs
"To all the survivors out there, don't let anyone rewrite your story," Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said. "Your truth does matter, you matter, and you are not alone."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Target's latest sale is aimed at underpaid teachers who buy their own classroom supplies
Teachers spend an average of $500 a year to buy supplies for their students, a federal study shows.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 19, 2018

Who's in favor of abortion?
Do 7 in 10 Americans think Roe v. Wade should be overturned and abortion should be legal, as abortion rights advocates say? Or is it a 50/50 split, as Trump said?

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

A Virgin Mary statue has been ‘weeping' olive oil. Church leaders can't explain it.
How it's happening is only part of the question for a New Mexico church experiencing an influx of people who want to believe in it.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply
A new study shows that young adults had a sharp increase in deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Muslim girls kicked out of public pool after officials said hijabs would clog filtration system
Wilmington's mayor apologized and reversed the pool officials' action.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Trump administration to give Kentucky Medicaid work requirement a second chance
After the plan was struck down in federal court, federal health officials have decided to open a fresh period for public comment — an unorthodox maneuver.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Trump officials weigh limits on uranium, invoking national security
Commerce Secretary Ross said he would investigate whether to impose quotas on uranium imports because of national security, but military stockpiles will last decades and utilities fear rising costs

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land after one man's quest
"It's going to change how we think about Texas history and how we think about ourselves and how we built this state," said archaeologist Reign Clark.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Black and Latino voters are way more likely than white voters to report ballot problems
Voting challenges could hamper 2018 midterm turnout.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

More than half of white evangelicals say America's declining white population is a negative thing
Increased diversity appears not to be a good thing to white evangelicals.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Detroit baby falls through floor into basement, drowns in 'standing water and sewage,' prosecutors say
The mother of the 11-month-old was arraigned Tuesday on charges of manslaughter and child abuse, court records say.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Texas
Reginald Moore started researching the city's slavery and convict-leasing history after spending time working as a prison guard at one of Texas's oldest prisons. He continued the search for 19 years.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land
Reginald Moore started researching the city's slavery and convict-leasing history after spending time working as a prison guard at one of Texas's oldest prisons. He continued the search for 19 years.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

CDC warns against eating this pasta salad. It has already sickened 21 people.
The pasta salad is sold in 244 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

The forgotten graves of soldiers killed 157 years ago, during the oppressively hot Battle of Blackburn's Ford
Here is the story behind the ghastly and unsettling discovery of shallow Civil War graves near Centreville.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Videos show officers shooting through their windshields. Should they?
Las Vegas Officer William Umana shot through his windshield on July 11 while pursuing two shooting suspects. He's not the first officer to use this tactic.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

A scary-looking cloud moved over New York City on Tuesday. But was it a waterspout?
Photos and videos of the funnel-shaped cloud swept across social media.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

A scary-looking cloud moved over New York City on Tuesday. Was it a waterspout?
Numerous images of the tornado-shaped cloud swept across social media.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

A paroled sex offender cut off his ankle monitor before going on a killing rampage, Houston police allege
Police allege that he committed three murders, an attempted murder and a home invasion since July 9.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

A paroled sex offender cut off his ankle monitor before going on a killing spree, Houston police allege
Police allege that he committed three murders, an attempted murder and a home invasion since July 9.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

An Alabama man walked almost 20 miles to his new job. When his boss found out, he gave him a car.
Walter Carr struck out finding a ride, but he wasn't about to miss his first day of work.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Fitness app Polar revealed not only where U.S. military personnel worked, but where they lived
Through a fitness app called Polar, Dutch reporters were able track more than 6,460 U.S. government employees, including military and intelligence personnel.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Meet the man who might have brought on the age of 'downloadable guns'
Cody Wilson settled a lawsuit with the State Department. Now Americans are free to download blueprints for 3-D-printed guns.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Islands are disappearing worldwide. But a new one has formed from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
The tiny land mass is the product of heightened activity at the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 18, 2018

Army abandons legal effort to expel an immigrant soldier on path to citizenship
"It's disturbing you have to file a lawsuit to get the Army to follow its own regulations," a retired Army officer and immigration lawyer said.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

‘I like old Joe! He is a decent fellow': When Truman met with Stalin
President Harry S. Truman generally found the Soviets "pigheaded" and hard to work with — but not Joseph Stalin.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

'He is honest — but smart as hell': When Truman met Stalin
President Harry S. Truman found the Soviets "pigheaded" and difficult to work with, but not Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

NAACP lifts travel warning against American Airlines
The NAACP today lifted its nine-month travel advisory against American Airlines, after determining that the company has made progress in addressing concerns of mistreatment of black passengers.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

He has quite the résumé — just not for the powerful schools job he has won
Austin Beutner has been a success at many things but has no experience in education. Apparently his bosses don't think that matters.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

A basketball player called a foul — in to 911
This really happened.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

EPA eases rules on how coal ash waste is stored across U.S.
Disposal sites near drinking water will be allowed to operate for longer.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

NSA and Cyber Command to coordinate actions to counter Russian election interference in 2018 amid absence of White House guidance
The move by NSA Director Paul Nakasone comes as Trump again dismisses findings of Russian culpability.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Judge refuses to move Paul Manafort trial to Roanoke
He is not entitled to a politically sympathetic jury, the judge ruled.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Who gets the embryos? Whoever wants to make them into babies, new law says.
FERTILITY FRONTIER | Critics decrying forced parentage say the Arizona law is an attack on personal freedom.

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