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Aug 01, 2021

He spent 34 years in prison. Evidence on file for decades exonerated him last month.
Crosland spent more than half his life in prison for the crime. But the state now says investigators may have not handed over critical evidence decades ago.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 01, 2021

Florida breaks record for new coronavirus cases as surge of infections rips through state
Florida reported 21,683 new coronavirus cases, a total that eclipsed the record from January, when vaccinations were not widely available.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

Disney and Walmart mandate that employees be vaccinated as covid-19 cases spike nationwide
The news comes after corporate giants Google, Facebook and Uber announced their own vaccine mandates for employees this week.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

Disney and Walmart mandate employees to be vaccinated as covid-19 cases spike nationwide
The news comes after corporate giants Google, Facebook and Uber announced their own vaccine mandates for employees this week.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

As wildfires burn in Canada, an ‘unprecedented' blanket of smoke hangs over Minnesota
Smoke from across the Canadian border is seeping into Minnesota. Officials warn unhealthy air quality will persist until next week, fueling concerns over possible health impacts.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

‘Like a scary movie': Heat wave hits Pacific Northwest again as residents fear this is the new normal
Smoke from across the Canadian border is seeping into Minnesota. Officials warn unhealthy air quality will persist until next week, fueling concerns over possible health impacts.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

Basket weavers plant the seeds of Gullah culture in the next generation
Black women have been the keepers of the tradition of basket weaving, but men and younger people are embracing this Lowcountry craft.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

A father saved his toddler twins as fire destroyed home: ‘I had to get my babies out'
Ray Lucas has been called a "heroic father" for rescuing his 18-month-old daughters, Milan and Malaysia, from a July 17 fire at his home in Eastpointe, Mich.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 31, 2021

A father saved his twin infant daughters as fire destroyed home: ‘I had to get my babies out'
Ray Lucas has been called a "heroic father" for rescuing his 18-month-old daughters, Milan and Malaysia, from a July 17 fire at his home in Eastpointe, Mich.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Global rise in infections threatens ‘hard-won gains,' WHO director says
Nearly 4 million infections were reported worldwide over the last week, up from 3.5 million the previous, according to the World Health Organization.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Dead zones, a ‘horseman' of climate change, could suffocate crabs in the West, scientists say
Hypoxia, the emergence of swaths of low-oxygen zones in marine waters, has surfaced every summer in Oregon since it was first recorded in 2002. Climate change, researchers say, is exacerbating its effect.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Albert Bandura, eminent psychologist known for Bobo doll experiment, dies at 95
The Stanford professor was known to generations of psychology students as the author of the seminal Bobo doll studies on aggression.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

The first Black woman to run St. Louis is shaking up the city with a war on normal
Tishaura Jones is among a wave of progressive leaders aiming to turn around struggling cities.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Photos: Inside the fight to contain the Dixie Fire
Fire fighters are struggling to control California's largest blaze.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Canadian priest accuses Indigenous victims of fabricating school abuse: ‘Kind of hard if you're poor not to lie'
The priest asserted that Indigenous children lied about sexual abuse to receive settlement money from the Canadian government.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Families say a fertility doctor used his own sperm to impregnate patients. Now, he must pay them millions.
Seventeen people have discovered through DNA tests that the Ottawa-based fertility doctor is their biological father.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

It started because he went to watch the sunrise. Now he's a trusted confidant to strangers each morning from his bench.
"I wanted them to walk away knowing they didn't have to feel alone," said Al Nixon, who sits on a bench each morning before work and, if people want, will listen to their problems.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

A French woman stole $5.8 million worth of diamonds and replaced them with pebbles in an elaborate heist
Lulu Lakatos was convicted for her role in stealing seven diamonds at London high-end jeweler Boodles and replacing them with pebbles.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

The government's extradition case failed. Now ICE is trying to deport him.
Allies of Omar Abdulsattar Ameen say he will be executed if he's sent back to Iraq.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Biden's move to encourage mask mandates, vaccinations sparks backlash in some states
The tensions between state officials and the federal government come as health experts are sounding the alarm over the spread of the more contagious delta variant.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

A mother bear rushed a woman snapping a photo of her cubs. Now, the parkgoer is facing federal charges.
Investigators found that she had posted photos of the bears on her Facebook page with the caption "absolutely floored by the beauty of this place."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

A mother bear rushed a woman snapping a photo of her cubs. The parkgoer now faces federal charges.
Investigators found that she had posted photos of the bears on her Facebook page with the caption "absolutely floored by the beauty of this place."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Biden resumes fast-track deportation flights for migrant families, but many unable to travel after positive covid tests
Only half the adults and children scheduled to be sent back to Central America were eligible to travel Friday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Ruth Pearl, seeker of justice for her murdered journalist son, Daniel, dies at 85
Mrs. Pearl, who survived a pogrom against Iraqi Jews in her youth, helped establish a foundation in memory of her son, a Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan in 2002.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

A millionaire hired two men to kidnap his estranged wife. They drowned trying to evade police.
Lawrence Michael Handley, 53, pleaded guilty to kidnapping for orchestrating the elaborate 2017 plot in Louisiana.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 30, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Fall could be ‘very challenging' if vaccinations don't ramp up, HHS official says
Nearly 4 million infections were reported worldwide over the last week, up from 3.5 million the previous, according to the World Health Organization.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Edward T. Pound, tenacious ‘old-school' investigative reporter, dies at 77
He exposed wrongdoing by public officials while working at the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today and other outlets.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Lollapalooza begins in Chicago, drawing huge crowds, raising worries on virus spread
The four-day music festival is expected to be one of the largest gatherings the United States has seen since the pandemic began.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Carl Levin, six-term Michigan senator who garnered bipartisan respect, dies at 87
He was an influential leader on national security and served decades in Congress with his brother, Sander.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Star sommelier arrested after authorities say video captures him setting fires at New York restaurants
A spokeswoman for La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, where Ganzer is wine director and managing partner, said that the company "is aware of the situation" and that Ganzer is "on a leave of absence."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Masks are back at Disney World amid political tensions over coronavirus restrictions in Florida
The mayor of Florida's Orange County declared a state of local emergency to combat climbing cases.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Biden urges state, local governments to give $100 to newly vaccinated
With the extra-contagious delta variant spurring some renewed restrictions, governments are under new pressure to get shots into reluctant arms.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Biden urges state, local governments to give $100 to newly vaccinated
With the extra-contagious delta variant spurring some renewed restrictions, governments are under new pressure to get shots into reluctant arms.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Ron Popeil, inventor, pitchman and TV infomercial star, dies at 86
With low-tech commercials, he made millions with his Chop-O-Matic, Pocket Fisherman and Showtime Rotisserie oven.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

A former New York senate candidate stormed the Capitol, then asked friends to delete video evidence, feds say
Daniel Christmann faces multiple charges over his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

A Texas deputy attorney general called Simone Biles a ‘national embarrassment.' His boss publicly disagreed.
A deputy Texas attorney general denounced U.S. gymnast and fellow Texan Simone Biles as "selfish," "childish" and "a national embarrassment."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

A ‘Jeopardy!' contestant was the show's biggest loser. He still says appearing with LeVar Burton was an honor.
During LeVar Burton's "Jeopardy!" debut, a contestant scored a historic low.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

At doggie daycare, a pandemic puppy spends his first day without mom and dad
Dogs, once the source of pandemic joy for so many, are presenting new challenges as pet parents prepare to return to offices. Dog day care services have reported spikes in business.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

D.C. officer who had a heart attack during Capitol riot received vulgar, threatening voice mail for testifying
In a voice mail left for D.C. police officer Michael Fanone, a man accused Fanone of lying about the events on Jan. 6 and said he wished the rioters killed the officers defending the Capitol.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

D.C. officer who had a heart attack during Capitol riot received vulgar, threatening voice mail while testifying
In a voice mail left for D.C. police officer Michael Fanone, a man accused Fanone of lying about the events on Jan. 6 and said he wished the rioters killed the officers defending the Capitol.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

City of Berkeley, Native American tribe lose appeal to stop development of sacred site
Bay Area developers got the go-ahead Wednesday to build a mixed-use development on the site.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Two NYPD officers said they were mentoring a ‘troubled' 15-year-old girl. A judge determined they raped her.
Both officers raped her when she was 15 and incapable of consenting to sex, an NYPD assistant deputy commissioner determined.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: More metropolitan areas order indoor masking as delta variant spreads
Residents are being told to mask up indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 29, 2021

St. Louis public health leader said a mob called him racist slurs for promoting masks: ‘We are not the enemy'
Faisal Khan was surrounded by an "angry mob," called racist names and had his accent mocked, he said.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Rich countries with low vaccination rates look again at Oxford-AstraZeneca shot
Australia and Japan, which had generally preferred using messenger RNA vaccines, could soon be set to make larger use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Rich countries with low vaccination rates take a second look at Oxford-AstraZeneca shot
Australia and Japan, which had generally preferred using messenger RNA vaccines, could soon be set to make larger use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Covid-19 latest updates: Japan set to extend state of emergency in Tokyo, casting shadow over Olympics
The nationwide number of new daily coronavirus cases in Japan soared past 10,000 for the first time.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Judge offers an alternative to community service sentences: covid-19 vaccination
Australia and Japan, which had generally preferred using messenger RNA vaccines, could soon be set to make larger use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Trump complains Fauci has better approval rating as coronavirus deaths near 150,000
"He's got this high approval rating," Trump said at Tuesday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, "so why don't I have a high approval rating?"

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Thousands have been told to leave their homes as Dixie Fire spreads. What should you do if you need to evacuate?
There are ways to prepare in advance so that you are not overwhelmed at the moment you need to leave.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

DACA recipient gets approval to compete in the Olympics: ‘I'm going to Tokyo'
On Monday, immigration authorities approved Grijalva's petition to fly to Tokyo.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Parents face the man who killed their daughter when she mistook his car for an Uber: ‘Her death was my death'
The case shed light on how bad actors can easily impersonate Uber drivers and prey on the vulnerable.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Chemical plant leak kills at least 2, injures many in Texas
Authorities called the leak of acetic acid, a food preservative commonly used in vinegar that can be flammable, a "mass casualty incident."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

She's nearly 100. He's 2 and lives next door. Here's how they became best friends.
With nowhere to go, Mary O'Neill started spending time in her backyard. On the opposite side of the fence, Benjamin did the same.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Oregon Republican who opened door to rioters pleads guilty but denies blame: ‘I don't think I did anything wrong'
More than six months after Nearman let armed, far-right demonstrators into the Capitol building in Salem, Ore., the now-ousted lawmaker pleaded guilty to official misconduct for his role in the violent protest.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Biden proposes stronger Buy American rules for federal government, aiming to bolster U.S. industry
The proposal would require that goods purchased with taxpayer dollars contain 75 percent U.S.-made content by 2029, up from a current threshold of 55 percent.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Illegal cannabis growers are stealing water amid California's drought
Water thieves, many of them illegal marijuana growers, are tapping into fire hydrants and drilling unauthorized water wells, threatening the water supply for residents.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Illegal cannabis growers are stealing water amid California's drought, officials say
Water thieves, many of them illegal marijuana growers, are tapping into fire hydrants and drilling unauthorized water wells, threatening the water supply for residents, officials say.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Survivors of California's deadliest wildfire haunted as new blaze nears: ‘I can't do it again'
As California's biggest blaze of the year raged toward a haven for survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire, residents relived a nightmare.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 28, 2021

Gunman who attacked Indianapolis FedEx facility fired indiscriminately at former workplace, officials say
Authorities said they did not think the shooting was motivated by bias or any workplace grievances.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Suspect in Atlanta-area spa shootings pleads guilty to 4 murder charges
A Texas man elbowed a bailiff who was attempting to handcuff him after the man was convicted of killing a San Antonio police detective.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Democratic donor convicted of trading meth for sex in fatal overdose cases
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has been hospitalized after collapsing on set

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Michael Enzi, Wyoming Republican and Senate stalwart, dies at 77
The four-term senator, known as a conservative as well as a pragmatist, died after suffering serious injuries in a bicycling accident. He had retired from the Senate in January.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

San Francisco bars saw a ‘surge' of breakthrough covid cases. Now they're requiring vaccine cards to enter.
"We are doing this because we need to protect our staff and their families and our customers," Ben Bleiman, founder of the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance, said.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Tears and anger for America
The first hearing of the Jan. 6 commission tapped into all of the frailty that hides beneath the epaulets, badges and symbolic ribbons.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

A woman was handcuffed on the ground when a police sergeant kicked her in the head: ‘Nothing justifies that'
The Atlanta Police Department relieved the sergeant and officer of their duties.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Evangelical pastor demands churchgoers ditch their masks: ‘Don't believe this delta variant nonsense'
"I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church," Nashville pastor Greg Locke told parishioners.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

These boys found turtles squashed on the road. Now they spend their days helping other turtles get across.
"We picked up one in each hand and took them across, then we went back for some more," said Cole Meyer, 10, explaining the first day. "We spent the whole day out there, saving turtles."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

When you're here, you're unvaccinated. This pasta house doesn't want immunized patrons.
Basilico's Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach, Calif., has posted a sign saying it requires customers to provide "proof of being UNvaccinated" against covid-19.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

3 dead, 1 missing after Colorado flood in area burned by wildfire
The deadly flooding offers a stark reminder of the toll that wildfires can take on communities long after the flames have been put out.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Former senator Barbara Boxer was attacked and robbed in California: ‘How can you do this to a grandmother?'
The attack on 80-year-old Boxer follows the Oakland City Council's decision last month to cut the police department's budget by about $18 million in favor of funding social services and violence-prevention programs.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 27, 2021

Western drought drives water levels at Great Salt Lake and Lake Powell to historic lows
Drought conditions gripping the western U.S. have driven down levels in water resources across the West.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

At least eight killed, several injured after Utah sandstorm triggers car crashes
At least 10 people were transported to area hospitals with injuries from the crashes, officials said, and at least three are in critical condition.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

At least seven killed, several injured after Utah sandstorm triggers car crashes
A spokesman for Utah Highway Patrol said authorities believe 11 people were transported to area hospitals on Sunday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Facing 11 years in prison, a former intel analyst condemns ‘undeniable cruelties' of Afghanistan drone strikes
Former drone analyst Daniel Hale details why he leaked documents to reporters.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

An activewear company told customers its clothes repelled covid. The false claims led to a $3.7 million fine.
An Australian activewear company claimed its new "LJ Shield" clothes "eliminated" Covid and other viruses.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Dallas police apologize to mother of 12-year-old murdered in 1973 by officer playing Russian roulette
Santos Rodriguez was killed nearly 50 years ago by officer Darrell Cain during an interrogation over $8 stolen from a vending machine.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Last victim in Surfside condo collapse identified, bringing death toll to 98, authorities say
Estelle Hedaya is the 98th and final victim identified in the Surfside condo collapse.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Her child is transgender. So she went back to school and became a lawyer to help fight for trans rights.
Rather than hiring a lawyer, Katie Jenifer decided to become one, at the age of 45.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

After car smashes into shop, police and bystanders save baby trapped underneath: ‘Nothing short of heroic'
Police arrested David Poncurak on Friday for allegedly driving drunk and hitting a woman and her daughter, dragging them through a barbershop.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

An unvaccinated radio host is sick with covid. His family is ‘elated' listeners are now getting the vaccine.
Not long after Phil Valentine was admitted to the hospital, he and his family began thinking differently about the vaccine.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Dixie Fire's own smoke ‘shaded' fire, moderating growth. Conditions could intensify again this week.
More than 5,400 firefighters are working on the flames that first ignited nearly two weeks ago.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Sarah Sanders urges taking the ‘Trump vaccine' to combat low vaccination rates
In an editorial, the former White House press secretary turned gubernatorial candidate joined a growing list of conservatives pushing for immunizations and giving credit to the former president.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 26, 2021

Steven Weinberg, Nobel-winning physicist who united principal forces of nature, dies at 88
His "electroweak" theory lies at the core of what physicists know as the Standard Model.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 25, 2021

Fauci says U.S. is headed in ‘wrong direction' as coronavirus cases spike among unvaccinated
Although official guidance has not changed, Fauci hinted that a return to indoor mask mandates for vaccinated people and booster shots might be necessary to once again curb the spread of the virus.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 25, 2021

The ‘Dating Game Killer' reportedly killed up to 130 people. He died while awaiting execution.
Rodney James Alcala, who died at 77, was convicted of the murders of six women and a teenage girl, with some of the crimes committed before his TV appearance in 1978.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 25, 2021

As coronavirus surges, GOP lawmakers are moving to limit public health powers
Legislatures nationwide have passed measures, some shaped by conservative think tanks and activist groups.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 25, 2021

The First Step Act released them from prison. Then the government tried to lock them back up.
Prosecutors have sought to re-incarcerate a handful of offenders, arguing they did not actually qualify for release.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 25, 2021

Bob Moses, 1960s civil rights leader who saw math as road to equality, dies at 86
He founded the Algebra Project, a math education initiative aimed at rural and inner-city students.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 25, 2021

Officials urge residents to flee as Dixie Fire, California's biggest blaze this year, continues to grow
The Dixie Fire had burned through more than 190,000 acres in swaths of Butte and Plumas counties as of Sunday morning.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

DOJ declines to investigate Cuomo's handling of covid-19 in nursing homes
The Department of Justice has turned down a request from several Republican Congressmen to open a civil investigation into New York and three other states that admitted patients to nursing homes at the start of the pandemic.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

Experts express concerns for animal safety as heat waves continue to rip through the Pacific Northwest
Wokeness has infiltrated every industry, from the military to media to philanthropy. It has succeeded in spite of a lack of public support. But according to Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson, there is a way to stop it.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

‘Complete, dysfunctional chaos': Oklahoma reels after Supreme Court ruling on Indian tribes
Violent criminals have been released as a jurisdictional battle between tribes and state heats up.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

Summer music festivals have returned — just in time for the latest coronavirus surge
New coronavirus cases have jumped more than 57 percent in the last week, fueling concerns music festivals could become super spreader events.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

Chief of WhatsApp, which sued NSO over alleged hacking of its product, disputes firm's denials on scope of, involvement in spyware operations
The head of WhatsApp disputes NSO Group's denials on the company's scope of and involvement in spyware operations.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

St. Louis and L.A. now require masks indoors. With cases rising, will other cities follow suit?
Health officials say the mandates are necessary to combat the rapidly spreading delta variant of the coronavirus.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 24, 2021

He refused to give up his coveted Twitter handle. Then he was ‘swatted' and died of a heart attack.
Shane Sonderman, 20, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the "swatting" death of Mark Herring, in which Sonderman wanted Herring's @Tennessee Twitter account.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 23, 2021

A White woman spit on a Black protester. Now, her hate-crime charge may be dropped.
Keren Prescott, a Black activist in Connecticut who was spit on by Yuliya Gilshteyn on Jan. 6, was left in tears over a lenient ruling she described as "the epitome of White privilege."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 23, 2021

New York becomes sixth state in U.S. to ban child marriages
The state previously allowed 17-year-olds to be married with parental and judicial consent, which advocates criticized as a loophole allowing parents to force minors into marriage.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 23, 2021

The great white shark next door
If wildfires, earthquakes, mudslides, and drought were not concerning enough, the geographic range of young great whites has expanded north along the California coast by hundreds of miles, bringing the predators within feet of surfers and swimmers from the Mexican border to beaches just south of San Francisco.

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