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Washington Post Nation
Nov 18, 2018

Bloomberg gives Johns Hopkins a record $1.8 billion for student financial aid
Donation aims to ensure university can enroll talented students from all backgrounds.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 18, 2018

This family fled the Camp Fire. Then they learned their garage became a makeshift hospital.
Desiree Borden got a message from a stranger: "Our ambulance caught fire and we used your garage to keep our patients until we could get to safety…Your garage is a safe haven!"

Washington Post Nation
Nov 18, 2018

The White House reporters who made presidents fume long before Jim Acosta
Reporter banishment is a new chapter in presidential news conferences, which have long been a platform for testy exchanges.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 18, 2018

Kansas governor calls for resignation of official who made ‘master race' remark to black consultant
County Commissioner Louis Klemp apparently implied off-camera that his comment was a joke.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Death toll rises to 76 in California wildfires as relatives search for the missing
Officials say more than 1,200 people are unaccounted for, but the true death toll remains unknown.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

‘We the People Rally' in Philadelphia draws few supporters but hundreds of counterprotesters
Police arrested four people, but the the two sides avoided a major clash.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

‘We the People Rally' in Philadelphia draws few supporters - but hundreds of counter-protesters
PHILADELPHIA - A conservative rally in the heart of Philadelphia's tourist area on Saturday drew about 30 people - and about 10 times as many counterprotesters - but remained largely nonviolent despit...

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Trump pledges federal help for burned out Californians but again blames poor forest management for fires
The president appeared shaken after touring the ravaged town of Paradise. He met with firefighters and others responding to the deadliest wildfire in state history.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

U.S. Navy officer could face questions in Norwegian frigate collision
The American sailor was onboard the KNM Helge Ingstad as part of an exchange program when it collided with an oil tanker.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Public advocate beats charter supporter for California schools chief
It was the most expensive race for a school superintendent ever.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

‘You should have died in the Holocaust': Neo-Nazi harassment is not free speech, judge rules
Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin said the First Amendment protected his troll storm and terrorization of a Jewish woman in Montana. A judge disagreed.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

The Big Number — 21 percent of babies are born by C-section, nearly double the rate in 2000
Study says that 2015 figure is "well above" what would be expected for medical reasons.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

‘Big Game' between Cal and Stanford postponed due to poor air quality
The 121st meeting of the two teams now will take place Dec. 1 in Berkeley, Calif.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

A rise from slavery to possible sainthood: The story of America's first black priest
Father Augustus Tolton's miraculous journey has inspired a canonization effort and a one-man play, which is being performed at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria during a national tour.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

From slavery to potential saint: Meet America's first black priest
Father Augustus Tolton's miraculous journey has inspired a canonization effort and a one-man play now touring the United States.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

From slavery to possible sainthood: The story of America's first black priest
Father Augustus Tolton's miraculous journey has inspired a canonization effort and a one-man play now touring the U.S.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Students protest Zuckerberg-backed digital learning program and ask him: ‘What gives you this right?'
It's the latest challenge to an on-line learning platform supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

How medical marijuana made me a better mom
It works wonders for my chronic pain and depression. Still, I don't relate to stoner stereotypes.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

How medical marijuana made me a better mom.
It works wonders for my chronic pain and depression. Still, I don't relate to stoner stereotypes.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Where ex-soldiers have socialized, they will soon find affordable housing
The sale of an aging American Legion Post to a developer will rebuild it as an an apartment tower — with half the units set aside for military veterans — may be the first collaboration between a veterans organization and an affordable housing agency, experts say.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Surviving the Camp Fire was hard enough. Now these animals have to find their humans.
Over the past week, first responders have carried thousands of injured pets to emergency veterinary hospitals.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Neo-Nazi's call for harassment of a Jewish woman isn't free speech, judge rules
A judge said the First Amendment does not protect Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin's online posts, in which he released the woman's contact information and called for a "troll storm" that spawned hundreds of hateful messages.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 17, 2018

Death toll rises to 71 in California wildfires as relatives search for the missing
Officials say more than 1,000 people are unaccounted for, but the true death toll remains unknown.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Trump plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, as next EPA chief
During a Medal of Freedom ceremony Friday, President Trump announced that he would nominate Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency. The move elevates a former lobbyist and longtime Capitol Hill staffer, who has avoided the missteps of his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Nelson's chance at win in Florida Senate race dwindles as key counties complete hand recount
The manual tally focused exclusively on ballots where the voter's intent could not be gleaned from the machine count.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

EPA's top Southeast official out on bail, faces state ethics charges
Trey Glenn has been the agency's Region 4 director since last year.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

‘We're part of the master race': White county official under fire over comments to black woman
"I don't want you to think I'm picking on you because we're part of the master race," a commissioner said during a meeting of the Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 13.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning Census citizenship question
A federal judge in Manhattan is currently presiding over part of a multistate lawsuit attempting to block the administration from adding the question to the census.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

For U.S. colleges, playing the great expectations game comes at a cost
Americans expect a great deal from their colleges and universities. Few other institutions, if any, in our society have so many aspirational and disparate missions.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that's a problem.
While consumers may enjoy the lower prices, declining revenue may strain state budgets.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Nelson's chance at win in Senate race in Florida dwindle as key counties complete hand recount
The manual tally is focused exclusively on ballots where the voter's intent could not be gleaned from the machine counter.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Wildfire smoke closes UC-Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges
As wildfires rage in California, smoke has made the air quality unhealthy.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

A teen inhaled deodorant spray to get high. Then he went into cardiac arrest.
A case report revealed that a 19-year-old died after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray can.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

A teen inhaled deodorant spray to get high. Then his blood suddenly stopped flowing.
A case report revealed that a 19-year-old died after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray can.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Salmonella contamination in turkey is widespread as Thanksgiving approaches
No common supplier has been identified in the outbreak that has sickened 164 people in the past year and killed one.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Nearly half of people ages 6 to 21 in the U.S. last year were nonwhite
In the fast-growing West, young people are as likely to be Hispanic as white.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

‘Green Book': A new movie evokes the crucial guide for black travelers during segregation
In the age of lynchings and Jim Crow, the Green Book's listings of hotels, restaurants and stores willing to serve African Americans could be the difference between life and death.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

'Green Book': A new movie evokes the crucial guide for black travelers during segregation
In the age of lynchings and Jim Crow, The Green Book's listings of hotels, restaurants and stores willing to serve African Americans could mean life or death.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Camp Fire smoke closes UC-Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges
As wildfires rage in California, smoke has made the air quality unhealthy.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Salmonella contamination in turkey is widespread and unidentified as Thanksgiving approaches
Consumer groups are asking the USDA to identify the brands of turkey and processing facilities that have been linked to the outbreak.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos releases sexual assault rules she hails as balancing rights of victims, accused
Education Department regulation governs how schools handle complaints.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

DeVos releases sexual assault rules she hails as balancing rights of victims, accused
The proposed Education Department regulation replaces less-formal Obama-era guidelines tilting more toward accusers.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

She lost three children in shootings. Only one person has been charged.
Cynthia Glover's children were killed outside her home in New Orleans, a city where police make an arrest in only one-third of murders, according to a Post review. People in her community know who killed them, she said, but feel torn about what to do.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Trump plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, as EPA chief
The plan, announced by President Trump during a Medal of Freedom ceremony Friday, would elevate a former lobbyist and longtime Capitol Hill staffer who has avoided the missteps of his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Lou Dobbs casually makes up story that ‘many' illegal immigrants voted in midterms and had ‘immense impact'
The statement is on par with Dobbs's tendency to scapegoat undocumented immigrants with alarming or inflated rhetoric while citing little, misleading or in this case no evidence.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Maid of the Mist's crew feel the pain of tighter U.S. visa policy
Canadian crew members said they were let go after being told that the company could not obtain seasonal visas for them.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

Mark Twain's typewriter — 'full of defects, devilish ones' — nearly drove him bonkers
The famous 19th-century humorist eventually made history by writing "Life on the Mississippi" on what he called the "newfangled typing machine."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

My family escaped the Woolsey Fire. It was the third disaster we fled in a year.
For hours we sat in traffic, wondering how this could be happening again.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

A rogue turkey that can't be captured has become the unofficial ‘mayor' of Ashwaubenon, Wis.
Smoke's slick moves and brazen behavior — he'll peer into the windows of local businesses and chase after police cruisers — has made him an unexpected celebrity.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

‘Toxic' is Oxford Dictionaries' 2018 word of the year. ‘Gaslighting' and ‘techlash' are among runners-up.
President Trump figured prominently in the selections.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 16, 2018

‘I'm not going back': Calif. deputies kill wanted felon amid Camp Fire cleanup
As authorities grapple with the deadliest wildfire in history, law enforcement on Thursday was led on a high-speed chase ending in a deadly shooting.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

His ex accused him of an attack that could have meant life in prison. A selfie saved him.
Christopher Precopia was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home and assaulting her. The time stamp from a selfie helped clear his name.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Camp Fire's destruction in Northern California leaves rescue teams sifting through debris for human remains
More than 600 remain unaccounted for, an ever-changing list of names amid the frenzy of new and canceled missing persons reports.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Stephen Colbert's explanation of God starts with a story about broccoli. It's not necessarily funny.
The Catholic comic fell away from his faith until a stranger handed him a frozen Bible

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Veterans aren't getting their GI Bill payments — because VA's 50-year-old computer system broke
Thousands of veterans using the GI Bill have been put under financial strain after VA's computer systems buckled under complex new rules.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Justice Dept. brings hate-crime charges against man accused of shooting black customers at Kentucky Kroger
The charges carry a possible death sentence, though the department has not yet decided whether to seek that penalty.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Creation of Space Force will carry price tag in the ‘single digit' billions, top Pentagon official says
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pushes back against Air Force analyses that put the cost at $13 billion over five years.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Creation of Space Force will carry price tag in the ‘single-digit' billions, top Pentagon official says
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pushed back against Air Force analyses that put the cost at $13 billion over five years.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

A man shouted ‘Heil Hitler' and ‘Heil Trump' during ‘Fiddler on the Roof' — and people fled
"The next thing I expected to hear was gunshots, frankly," said Rich Scherr, who was in the audience.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

A man shouted ‘Heil Hitler' and ‘Heil Trump' during ‘Fiddler on the Roof' — and people ran
"People started running," Rich Scherr said. "The next thing I expected to hear was gunshots, frankly."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

New York City and New England may get hammered by a heavy snow burst Thursday evening
A supersized snow band is set to move through the region.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Batkid won our hearts. Now he's got something much better: He's cancer free.
"He's doing great!," announced the Make-A-Wish foundation, which helped make his crime-fighting dream come true in 2013 when thousands of people watched him lock up The Riddler.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Trump's nominee to lead ICE, Ronald Vitiello, defends controversial agency at confirmation hearing
ICE agents have faced complaints for their aggressive efforts to deport undocumented immigrants.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking
In bid to reduce underage vaping and smoking, agency moves to impose sales restrictions and bans.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Pence: Second U.S.-North Korean summit is deadline for a list of the country's nuclear sites
The White House has said the accounting is an essential first step toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

They evacuated to escape the deadly Camp Fire. Then norovirus invaded their shelter.
About 15 to 20 people being housed at Neighborhood Church of Chico have tested positive for norovirus, said Lisa Almaguer, a spokeswoman for the Butte County Public Health Department.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

The Finance 202: Infrastructure may be back on the table with a gas tax to pay for it
But we've heard all this before.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Rescue teams scour for remains with more than 600 missing in Camp Fire
California authorities are leaning on volunteers for what is being called the largest body-recovery mission in state history, and one of the largest in the United States since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Federal civil rights group urges Trump administration to increase scrutiny of local police
Concerns of black Americans about police violence are valid, group says in 200-page report.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon's HQ2 pick puts it in the Pentagon's backyard
The move to the heart of the defense industry could boost government contracts

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Here's why the Vatican stopped American bishops from voting on responses to sexual abuse
Now, Catholics are waiting to see what comes out of the Vatican's February gathering of bishops.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

The girl in the wheelchair said she was critically ill. Her mother's brutal murder exposed the truth.
The 2015 murder of a Missouri mother exposes a series of possible mental illness, faked disease, and illicit online romance.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Trump's nominee to lead ICE, Ronald Vitiello, faces Senate confirmation hearing
The agency has faced criticism for its aggressive efforts to deport undocumented immigrants.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

A man drove his severely autistic kids off a pier to their death. Prosecutors say he did it for the insurance money.
It all seemed like a horrible accident at first, or at least that is what Ali Elmezayen told the news and police.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

A homeless veteran's heartwarming story led to a $400,000 GoFundMe. Prosecutors say it was a lie.
The feel-good story drew a surge of donations and media coverage from coast to coast. But it was too good to be true, officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Seven women sue Dartmouth, alleging sexual assault in ‘Animal House' climate
A class-action lawsuit claims students were sexually harassed and groped by former professors in the psychological and brain sciences department at the Ivy League school.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Mattis, defending troop deployment against caravan, cites Pancho Villa's raid into U.S. that killed 18 Americans
The defense secretary mentioned the Mexican revolutionary's violent invasion from a century ago as historical context for the border deployment of active-duty troops.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Defending troop deployment against caravan, Mattis cites Pancho Villa's raid into U.S. that killed 18 Americans
The defense secretary mentioned the Mexican revolutionary's violent invasion from a century ago as historical context for the border deployment of active-duty troops.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Heat waves caused by climate change could impair male fertility across generations, scientists warn
A study using beetles showed that successive heat waves can virtually sterilize males.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Democrats prepare to grill Trump officials on environmental issues in new Congress
They vowed to scrutinize the Trump administration's actions on climate change and bring before them top administration officials who they think have escaped adequate oversight under their Republican colleagues.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

The U.S. considered denouncing Myanmar for ‘crimes against humanity.' It didn't happen.
The State Department documented atrocities in Myanmar but left out a legal determination that critics say blunted its impact. This week's talks in Singapore reflected the same stance.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

2 dead, more than 40 injured after casino-bound tour bus overturns on icy road in Mississippi
"All of a sudden the bus started swerving," one survivor said. "We spun around like two times, hit the railing then flipped over."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders face murder charges in death of Special Forces soldier
The four elite service members are accused of strangling Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar last year in Mali.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 15, 2018

Batkid won our hearts. Now he's cancer free.
"He's doing great!," announced the Make-A-Wish foundation, which helped make 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott's crime-fighting dream come true in 2013.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

U.S. Catholic church hit with two national lawsuits by sex-abuse victims
Victims seek the names of all Catholic clergy involved in abuse nationwide, and a class-action suit accuses the church of racketeering and conspiracy.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore closes with no action after sexual abuse crisis
The conference opened dramatically with the Vatican's insistence that the body delay a vote on reform measures until a major Vatican synod in the winter.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Whitaker's unusual path to Justice Department included owning day-care center, trailer maker and concrete supplier
Whitaker stands in vivid contrast to his predecessors, whose résumés typically boast judgeships, partnerships at prestigious firms and senior roles in the Justice Department.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Florida recount: Judge's ruling awaited as deadline for machine recount looms
A key hearing was held on absentee and provisional ballots that were not tallied because voters' signatures did not match registration records.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Trump lawyers, CNN square off in federal court in Jim Acosta case
After an afternoon of arguments Wednesday, the judge is set to make his decision Thursday.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

California's deadliest wildfire is also a massive air quality problem
Children, the elderly and people who spent significant time outside are particularly at risk for breathing complications.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Federal investigators open hearing into cause of fatal Southwest Airlines engine explosion
A woman was killed when an engine blew up and shrapnel shattered the window where she was sitting on the plane.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records
"Clean Slate" was first enacted in Pennsylvania, but the effort is also aimed at other states and Congress

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Does your vote count in Florida? It might depend on your signature.
As Republicans and Democrats spar over which ballots should count in unresolved elections, many disputes have centered on whether ballot signatures match voter records.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Betsy DeVos set to bolster rights of accused in rewrite of sexual assault rules
Controversial regulation governing campus investigations set for release in coming days.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat
National Park Service officials say GPS collars show 10 of 13 cougars they track in the Los Angeles region are alive but may be injured. The others are unaccounted for.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

As California copes with devastating wildfires, high school teams try to play on
Even indoor high school sporting events are being canceled because gymnasiums can't filter the smoky air.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Wintry precipitation types can be confusing. Here's what they are and how they form.
We explain snow, sleet, freezing rain and how they are alike and different.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Surgeons — many of them gun owners — recommend new gun-safety approaches
Medical professionals continue to enter the gun policy debate, this time aiming to bridge the political gap, amid a torrent of American mass shootings.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

Parkland shooting suspect accused of attacking deputy in jail, faces more charges
The 20-year-old charged in the February massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school repeatedly hit a deputy, officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 14, 2018

U.S. military could lose a war to China or Russia, commission warns
A bipartisan commission created to evaluate the Trump administration's defense strategy found that the United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree.

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