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Washington Post Nation
May 24, 2019

‘Best if used by': FDA renders its decision on food expiration date labels
The FDA opinion, coming down in support of a designation already in use by industry, does not apply to food safety, only food quality, the agency said.

Washington Post Nation
May 24, 2019

Harriet Tubman is already appearing on $20 bills whether Trump officials like it or not
A New York designer is using 3-D stamps to replace slave owner Andrew Jackson's face with the woman who escaped slavery and led hundreds of others to freedom.

Washington Post Nation
May 24, 2019

State officials fighting measles outbreaks threaten to use rare air-travel ban
Health officials in five states have warned people believed to be infected with measles and planning to travel that they could be prevented from getting on planes.

Washington Post Nation
May 24, 2019

The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts
The new Statue of Liberty Museum opening Thursday in New York Harbor revives an aspect of the monument's long-forgotten history.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

She was accused of hitting her student but kept her job. Now, she's under investigation again.
The aide was previously arrested and let back into the classroom because it's legal for teachers to hit students in Florida.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

‘He always brings them up': Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm
Exclusive: Fisher Industries, which claims it can build the barrier faster and cheaper than Army Corps of Engineers, has started work on private section of barrier in New Mexico.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

European pilots say FAA, Boeing moving too fast toward lifting Boeing 737 Max ban
Comments came as U.S. regulators hosted aviation authorities from around the world in Texas to discuss the process for returning the aircraft to the skies.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

Congressional report: Purdue Pharma influenced World Health Organization's opioid guidelines
A bipartisan investigation alleges the international group took directions from the drugmaker's marketing and sales strategies.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

An infant died after being left in a day-care van for hours. The co-owner has been arrested.
The day-care facility was not registered to transport children, according to a state agency

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

‘American Taliban' John Walker Lindh freed from prison after 17 years
The Northern California native was captured months into the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a war that has now lasted longer than his incarceration.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

A 3-year-old touched a Harriet Tubman mural. Now, she'll wait a decade to touch a $20 Tubman bill.
President Trump and his associates have defended the commemoration of a different set of historical figures.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

NOAA predicts 4 to 8 hurricanes in 2019 Atlantic season outlook, urging preparedness
The agency warned that just one storm could have devastating impacts for coastal and nearby inland communities.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

If you don't know what the historic Brown v. Board ruling is but know you should, watch this 6-minute video
This month is the 65th anniversary of the ground-breaking Supreme Court school desegregation decision.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

This book criticizes racism in the justice system. Arizona prisoners aren't allowed to read it.
The policy has prompted condemnation and threats of legal action, and critics say it amounts to unlawful and mean-spirited censorship.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

Video shows Sacramento police putting ‘spit hood' over 12-year-old boy's head during arrest
Sacramento's police chief justified the use of the device on Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

What many black parents think about when teachers are armed in schools
'If the state of New Jersey were to pass legislation that allowed for the arming of its teachers, I would be concerned for the safety of my children and for the black students of the state."

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

Violent tornadoes lash Missouri, killing 3 and causing extensive damage
About two dozen people were hurt im Missouri's capital; three people were killed across the state, in Golden City.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

Tornado outbreak ravages Missouri, killing 3; widespread damage reported in Jefferson City
The National Weather Service said a "violent tornado" touched down in Missouri's capital around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

Head of NOAA says 5G deployment could set weather forecasts back 40 years. The wireless industry denies it.
Government agencies are at an impasse on how to proceed.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

‘American Taliban' John Walker Lindh released from prison after 17 years
Lindh, a Bay Area native, was the first convict in the "War on Terror."

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

A developmentally disabled man lived alone with hundreds of rats. He's now been awarded $8 million.
Washington state officials described Vernon Gray's case as a "tragic situation" and admitted that social workers had "dropped the ball here."

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

America's last slave ship is discovered in Alabama waters nearly 160 years later, archaeologists say
More than 50 years after the slave trade was outlawed, the Clotilda brought 110 Africans on the final harrowing journey through the Middle Passage to America. For generations, their descendants would search for the ship that carried them.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

College football recruiters were interested. But a fight over video games ended a 17-year-old's life.
An argument between old friends led to the end of a three-star football prospect's life.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

Duplications, misspellings and miscounts found in new study of the Vietnam wall
An exhaustive, four-year study of the memorial concluded that while the Wall bears 58,390 names, those names represent 58,276 people.

Washington Post Nation
May 23, 2019

USDA researchers quit in droves as Trump administration plans relocation
On a single day in late April, six federal employees at an embattled research agency quit.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

FAA to bring international regulators together to talk about clearing Boeing 737 Max for flight
Several countries say they will clear the plane to fly only after their questions have been answered.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

FAA to host aviation officials from around globe to discuss ungrounding 737 Max
Agency officials said they hope to show what they have been doing to restore confidence in the Boeing airliner they first certified as safe more than two years ago.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels, attempting to extort Nike
New charges unsealed by federal prosecutors accuse the prominent lawyer of defrauding his most famous former client, adult-film star Stormy Daniels, in connection with her book deal, and of attempting to extort the athletic apparel company Nike in a separate case.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Three dozen migrants with flu virus quarantined at Texas processing facility
The move comes one day after a migrant who had been detained at the McAllen facility died. He was diagnosed with the flu.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress
Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan lays out criteria for providing operational plans to lawmakers.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Police equate accepting leaked documents with conspiracy to justify raid on reporter
San Francisco police contended freelance reporter Bryan Carmody engaged in "criminal conspiracy" to obtain a police report on the death of a prominent public defender that was leaked to him by someone inside the department.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Police might have broken the law by raiding a reporter's home. Here's how they justify it.
San Francisco police said freelance reporter Bryan Carmody engaged in conspiracy when he sold a leaked police report.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Proposed HUD rule would strip transgender protections at homeless shelters
Proposed rule would allow homeless shelters to bar transgender people on religious grounds or force transgender women to share bathrooms and sleeping quarters with men.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Report: The effect chronic stress has on children at school — and why policymakers should care
African American children growing up poor are at greater risk of disrupted physiological functioningand depressed academic achievement, report says.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Police equate accepting leaked documents with ‘criminal conspiracy' to justify raid on reporter
San Francisco police said freelance reporter Bryan Carmody engaged in conspiracy when he sold a leaked police report.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

New waves of violent storms threaten central U.S., following more than 60 tornadoes and widespread flooding
The twisters and torrents damaged homes, inundated communities and left at least four people dead. And it's far from over.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

New waves of violent storms threaten central U.S., following more than 60 tornadoes, widespread flooding
The twisters and torrents have left behind damaged homes, inundated communities, as well as four fatalities. And the severe weather is far from over.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Education Department implements special-education rule after losing court case
The Education Department told states this week that it was reversing course and enforcing an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure children of color are not disproportionately punished or sent to special-education classrooms.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Ala. Republicans want to challenge Roe v. Wade. But their abortion ban may not reach the Supreme Court.
Even if the law is never implemented, the state has already made the procedure inaccessible for many women.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Texas migrant detention center quarantined amid flu outbreak after teen dies
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stopped taking detainees at its main processing center in McAllen, Tex., after identifying "a large number" of migrants suffering from flulike symptoms, the agency said.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

USDA researchers quit in droves as agency plans relocation
The proposal to move the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington has thrown the small but influential agencies into upheaval.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Whether she's on the $20 bill or not, Harriet Tubman made men pay for underestimating her
After escaping slavery, Tubman led hundreds of other people to freedom.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Texas migrant detention center quarantined amid flu outbreak after 16-year-old dies
The move comes one day after a migrant who had been detained at the McAllen facility died. He was diagnosed with the flu.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

This state's abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance,' says federal judge who shot down earlier attempt
Mississippi's law, which bans abortions after six weeks, is part of a nationwide barrage of restrictions meant to challenge the Constitution and force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling in Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Ala. Republicans' want to challenge Roe v. Wade. But their abortion ban may not reach the Supreme Court.
Even if the law is never implemented, the state has already made the procedure inaccessible for many women.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

‘The murder had to happen': She lost custody of her kids, so her police officer husband devised a plan
A fatal October 2018 shooting in New York led investigators to a tangled custody battle.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

She lost custody of her kids, so her police officer husband devised a plan, prosecutors say
A fatal October 2018 shooting in New York led investigators to a tangled custody battle.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Robert Smith will pay Morehouse graduates' student loans. Will there be a tax bill to pay?
Smith's largesse could be — depending on how the money is given — the rare gift that is truly free.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

An American pastor reportedly gave ‘miracle water' to Ugandans. It was bleach.
An American man is accused of delivering a worthless "miracle mineral solution" to tens of thousands of people.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

A cadet died in a tragedy. Now his parents can use his sperm to create his child, a judge rules.
New York State Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo ruled that the parents of dead cadet Peter Zhu may use his sperm for "procreative purposes."

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

A pastor reportedly gave ‘miracle water' to Ugandans. It was bleach.
An American man is accused of delivering a worthless "miracle mineral solution" to tens of thousands of people.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

Two dozen states, municipalities, sue over Trump's ‘conscience' rule
Led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, the lawsuit challenges a new federal rule that gives health-care providers, insurers and employers greater latitude to refuse to provide or pay for medical services that they say violate their religious or moral beliefs.

Washington Post Nation
May 22, 2019

U.S.-funded broadcaster failing to spread fair and balanced news, review shows
The Spanish-language outlet Radio Martí, which is supposed to broadcast objective news programs into Cuba, fails to meet basic standards of journalistic fairness and once let an anchor be a "cheerleader" for Trump policy, the independent report said.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

U.S.-funded broadcaster failing to spread fair and balanced news, independent review says
The Spanish-language outlet Radio Martí also once let an anchor be a ‘cheerleader' for Trump policy, report says.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

After tornadoes and flooding hit Oklahoma, wild spring storm bolts for the Midwest
The storm's sweeping effects have included flooding and more than 20 tornadoes in the Southern Plains.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Robert Smith will pay Morehouse graduates' student loans. Who will pay the tax bill?
Smith's largesse could be — depending on how the money is given — the rare gift that is truly free.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Lori Lightfoot promises ‘reform is here' as she becomes Chicago's 56th mayor
Lightfoot acknowledges making history as the city's first black female leader and as its first openly gay one.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

‘A responsibility to say no': Prosecutors vow not to bring charges under severe abortion laws
From Georgia to Utah, district attorneys claim they have the discretion not to bring cases under laws that threaten constitutional rights.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Andrea begins the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season early
Subtropical Storm Andrea forms south of Bermuda, making 2019 the fifth consecutive year with a named storm in the Atlantic ahead of the official June 1 start.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. on trial for allegedly raping homeless woman, hitchhiker, unconscious teen
Once the highest-paid tight end in the league, Kellen Winslow is now accused of being a serial rapist.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

A federal inmate threatened another for being gay. Then guards moved them into the same cell.
Investigators found that 28 guards and prison officers committed offenses in the mishap that allowed a gay inmate to be housed in the same cell as an abuser.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

‘Together we will rise above the fear': Jewish leaders defiant after molotov cocktails thrown at synagogue
Following the incident, Chicago police said they have increased their presence at Jewish schools, businesses and synagogues around the city.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

A baby was mysteriously abandoned in an airport bathroom in 1986. Now he knows the truth.
Years of searching led an man from England to his birth family.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Why wasn't the tornado outbreak in Oklahoma and Texas as bad as feared?
While it was a blessing for a great many, the "bust" raises questions about where things stand regarding the accuracy of predicting severe storms.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Trump appeals judge's order upholding House subpoena for accounting firm's records
The two-page notice filed in federal court in Washington marks the latest move in a gathering legal battle over Congress's oversight powers.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

The mobs are ruining storm chasing
And they're making it more dangerous than the tornadoes themselves.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Some Illinois Republicans are rallying around a bill to kick deep-blue Chicago out of the state
Republican Illinois lawmakers' frustration with with Democratic-leaning Chicago is a symptom of a larger rural-urban divide, researchers say.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

Police: Ohio students may have put bodily fluids in crepes served to teachers
Several teens are under investigation after a disturbing video surfaced and circulated through a middle school in Powell.

Washington Post Nation
May 21, 2019

No, maternal mortality did not spike in Texas after funding cuts to abortion clinics
More than a year ago, data showed that the Texas maternal mortality rate was not as high as previously believed. But the news apparently has not reached Congress.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Paying off the student loans of an entire class is no easy task
Paying off the student loans of an entire graduating class is no small feat and not just because of the money involved.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding expected in Oklahoma and Texas through Monday night
The Weather Service has declared a ‘high risk' for an outbreak of severe storms for the first time in two years.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

A farmer saved himself by cutting off his leg with a knife
Kurt Kaser, 63, had no time to consider his options when his foot became caught in a grain auger on his Nebraska farm.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Anti-vaxxers target communities battling measles
"This is a national movement of people who are nothing but charlatans, conspiracy theorists and people .?.?. spreading misinformation," says New York official.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Subtropical storm Andrea forms in the Atlantic, before the 2019 hurricane season has even begun
It is the fifth preseason tropical storm to form in the last five years in the Atlantic.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

These Illinois Republicans are rallying around a bill to kick deep-blue Chicago out of the state
Republican Illinois lawmakers' frustration with with Democratic-leaning Chicago is a symptom of a larger rural-urban divide, researchers say.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

A farmer saved himself by cutting off his leg with a knife. This is what he wants you to know.
Farmer Kurt Kaser, 63, cut off his own limb when it became trapped in a grain auger on his farm outside Pender, Neb.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Guatemalan teen dies after apprehension at the U.S.-Mexico border
The 16-year-old was found unresponsive in Border Patrol custody on Monday morning.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Guatemalan teenager dies after apprehension at southern border
The 16-year-old, who is the fifth migrant child since December to die after being taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border, was found unresponsive "during a welfare check" Monday in Weslaco, Tex.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

The ‘American Taliban' will be free after 17 years. Is the U.S. ready to welcome him back?
John Walker Lindh will be released from federal prison in Indiana on Thursday, three years early.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

The game show scandal that created ‘Jeopardy!' — and James Holzhauer
Unscrupulous TV producers trying to gin up ratings created Holzhauer-type characters by giving them all the answers. 'Jeopardy!' was born in the wake of the public outrage.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

The Koch network is reorganizing under a new name and with new priorities
The Seminar Network, which includes the constellation of groups funded by the billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and around 700 like-minded conservatives and libertarians who contribute at least $100,000 annually, will now operate as Stand Together.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mom, will run for office to push for gun violence prevention
"Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer," she said in a statement on Instagram. "But the work is not done."

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

The U.S. put nuclear waste under a dome on a Pacific island. Now it's cracking open.
"The Pacific was victimized in the past as we all know," the U.N. secretary general reminded a group in Fiji last week.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Updates: Destructive tornadoes and severe flooding expected in Oklahoma and Texas through Monday night
The Weather Service has declared a ‘high risk' for an outbreak of severe storms for the first time in two years.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

First named tropical storm could form even before 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
The Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance between the Bahamas and Bermuda which could earn the name Andrea this week.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Here are 7 'Schools of Opportunity' that 'show us a way forward'
"These schools make us smile. They give us hope for the future."

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

McConnell and Kaine want to raise the federal smoking age to 21
Fourteen states, including Virginia and Maryland, have already increased the smoking age.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

A CIA suicide sparks hard questions about the agency's Memorial Wall
Of 129 fallen employees honored with engraved stars, Ranya Abdelsayed alone took her own life.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

A jewelry box led police to revisit hundreds of deaths. They may have found a serial killer.
Police say that Billy Chemirmir smothered his victims with pillows. Because they were elderly women who lived alone, their deaths were not considered suspicious.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

A transgender woman survived a brutal beating. Weeks later, she was killed, police say.
Muhlaysia Booker, a transgender woman who was attacked last month, was found fatally shot on a Dallas street.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

‘Mindless murdering savages': Border agent used slurs before allegedly hitting migrant with his truck
Agent Matthew Bowen faces felony charges for allegedly striking a Guatemalan man with his truck and lying about it on reports.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2019

Anti-vaxxers go viral in communities battling measles
Through an aggressive social media campaign, pamphleting and traveling road shows that pop up in receptive and often insular communities, officials say, the anti-vaccine movement has produced pockets of unvaccinated children.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

States aren't waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections
A patchwork of policies on water pollution, pesticides and oil and gas drilling have emerged across the United States.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

Sailors ranked female crew and the sex acts they wanted to perform with them, Navy report says
The lists were uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request by Military.com.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

Acting DHS secretary says migrants won't be sent to Florida, sanctuary cities
Kevin McAleenan said the administration had considered sending migrants to Florida but changed course because it wouldn't have been "an effective use of resources."

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: It's Americans heading south
As the Mexican population in the United States shrinks, Americans are increasingly migrating to Mexico where they're pouring money into local economies and changing the dynamics of classrooms.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

Dozens of tornadoes have struck the Plains since Friday, with a serious outbreak feared on Monday
Enormous hail, destructive winds, and potentially strong tornadoes could target parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

She grew up believing college was a ‘scam' and a ‘rip-off.' Let's not prove her right.
This graduation season, the college admissions scandal has forced us to consider who deserves to walk across those stages — and who doesn't.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

Is revenge porn protected by the Constitution? Some states might say yes.
Forty-five states have revenge-porn laws in place, and appeals courts are beginning to take up cases involving the constitutionality of these statutes.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2019

In the spring, I get a thrill when I see my first trillium
These elegant woodland flowers are easy to spot, showy and bright against the greens and browns of the forest understory.

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