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Washington Post Nation
Dec 13, 2017

'A spiritual battle:' How Roy Moore tested white evangelical allegiance to the Republican Party
Preliminary exit polls show 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for Moore.

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Dec 13, 2017

‘4 Little Girls,' ‘Titanic' and ‘Die Hard' added to Library of Congress registry
25 films join list of works deemed worthy of preservation.

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Dec 13, 2017

A singer spoke up about sexual harassment in country music. Now she's being sued.
A television interview has reignited a court battle between a country singer and her former label.

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Dec 13, 2017

An old letter sheds light on FBI's malice toward Martin Luther King Jr.
FBI director J. Edgar Hoover had earlier called King ‘the most notorious liar in the country.''

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Dec 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos may not recognize it, but these public schools work
They are community schools -- and here's how they meet the needs of their students.

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Dec 13, 2017

Judge bars disgraced former House speaker Dennis Hastert from being alone with children
The Illinois Republican left a federal prison in July after serving most of his 15-month sentence. He is now on supervised release.

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Dec 13, 2017

News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds
Major media outlets overrepresent black Americans as poor, welfare dependent, absentee fathers and criminals, and portray white families as sources of social stability.

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Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore thought attacking the press could save his campaign. Voters opted for the truth.
Borrowing from President Trump''s playbook, the Senate candidate gambled on crying ‘fake news.''

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Dec 13, 2017

Tennessee to investigate ACT Inc. after controversy over student test scores
The ACT refused to release hundreds of student test scores because schools gave the exam on the wrong day. The state's lieutenant governor got angry.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 12, 2017

Federal authorities file terrorism charges against New York bombing suspect, say he taunted Trump first
Akayed Ullah, who is accused of detonating a pipe bomb in the New York City subway Monday, declared he acted on behalf of the Islamic State, authorities say.

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Dec 12, 2017

Military spending bill provision reduces deportation risk for immigrant recruits
A program designed to enlist skilled immigrants has struggled for months to muster in new troops after it was suspended last December.

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Dec 12, 2017

'Phenomenal' trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington's disease, experts say
The recently discovered drug blocks the protein that causes Huntington's disease, a condition that is sometimes compared to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS rolled into one.

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Dec 12, 2017

Shelter dogs could go vegan in Los Angeles
A celebrity-backed proposal urges the city's shelter system to switch to a plant-based diet for pooches.

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Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, dies after heart attack at 65
Lee, 65, became the city's first Asian American mayor after Gavin Newsom resigned to become California's lieutenant governor.

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Dec 12, 2017

Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, dies at 65
Lee, 65, became the city's first Asian American mayor after Gavin Newsom resigned to become California's lieutenant governor.

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Dec 12, 2017

Big data could solve the college-dropout problem
A college official makes the case for tracking student behavior to watch for signs that might indicate academic trouble.

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Dec 12, 2017

'I want to kill children,' a middle school teacher wrote to his students
'Under any circumstance is it acceptable to threaten harm to our students — not as a teaching tool, not as venting frustration, not as a joke,' School District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler said.

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Dec 12, 2017

Never mind Trump's visit. Mississippi's new Civil Rights Museum is a game changer for education.
'I wept because I felt the blows, I felt the bullets, I felt the tears,'''' speaker Myrlie Evers, the 84-year-old widow of slain NAACP member Medgar Evers, told the crowd gathered outside the museum in the snowy courtyard for opening ceremonies.

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Dec 12, 2017

House GOP higher ed bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down
House Republicans are pressing on with a sweeping overhaul of a federal law that governs almost every aspect of higher education, without any hearings and despite mounting pressure to give stakeholders more time for analysis and input.

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Dec 12, 2017

Seven research-tested ways to stand up to sexual harassment
Recent allegations of sexual misconduct raise the question: What should you do if you witness someone being sexually harassed?

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump lawyer John Dowd brought down Pete Rose. They're still fighting nearly 30 years later.
Decades before Dowd began defending the president, he mounted a sustained crusade against Rose that got him banned from baseball.

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Dec 12, 2017

Warming of the Arctic is 'unprecedented over the last 1,500 years,' scientists say
The document appears to contradict some Trump administration statements on climate change.

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Dec 12, 2017

What voters really mean when they say they support marijuana legalization
A new poll reveals it's more complicated than it might appear.

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Dec 12, 2017

Why are California's wildfires so historic? For starters, a diablo is at work.
Why is California experiencing historic wildfires? Its climate features Diablo winds, Santa Ana gusts and drought-dried vegetation waiting to burn.

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Dec 12, 2017

This visitor from beyond our solar system will be probed for signs of life
Astronomers in Hawaii say the cylindrical, quarter-mile long object is an asteroid. But some scientists have not yet ruled out more extraordinary origins. In either case, all eyes will be on this space oddity zipping through our solar system.

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Dec 12, 2017

This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal
If climate change is a fiery coal mine disaster, then Barrow is our canary.

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Dec 12, 2017

FCC chairman: Social media platforms lack transparency in how they restrict conservative content
Days before the vote to repeal net neutrality, Ajit Pai said companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter deserve more scrutiny over their decisions to restrict political content with pro-Trump and conservative messaging.

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Dec 12, 2017

Education inspector general calls on agency to process backlog of student debt relief claims
The agency watchdog is urging the Office of Federal Student Aid to take action on the tens of thousands of debt forgiveness applications languishing at the department.

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Dec 12, 2017

DEA official says 2016 law that undermined enforcement should be changed
A Senate committee is looking into whether the law highlighted by The Washington Post and ‘60 Minutes'' should be repealed.

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Dec 12, 2017

Former police officer argues FBI pushed him to support terrorism
The Alexandria, Va., native is on trial, accused of backing the Islamic State.

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Dec 12, 2017

That viral story about Alabama driver's license offices is from 2015, and it's missing one key point
What really happened after Alabama closed driver's license offices in majority-black counties.

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Dec 12, 2017

Trump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?
Experts debate the health effects of diet soda and its possible role in stroke, dementia and weight gain.

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Dec 12, 2017

Fargo woman lured pregnant neighbor to her apartment, killed her and took her unborn baby
A trusting young woman just disappeared in August. This week, Brooke Crews pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 11, 2017

Charles Jenkins, American soldier who defected to North Korea, dies at 77
Jenkins had been living in Japan with his wife since being released in 2002.

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Dec 11, 2017

Yet another Chicago schools chief resigns amid scandal
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now tapped his fourth leader of the Chicago school district.

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Dec 11, 2017

That viral story about Alabama voting laws is from 2015, and it's missing one key fact
Here's what really happened after Alabama closed driver's license offices in majority-black counties.

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Dec 11, 2017

More than 20 states in 2017 considered laws to promote shared custody of children after divorce
Fathers'' rights groups chart new progress in their push to end the every-other-weekend dad.

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Dec 11, 2017

Execution drugs are scarce. Here's how one doctor decided to go with opioids.
John DiMuro says it took just minutes to decide on the powerful opioid fentanyl as a new drug for Nevada's executions.

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Dec 11, 2017

Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado
Fewer teens are getting high in Colorado now that weed's legal there.

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Dec 11, 2017

Judges skeptical of request to dismiss 'burdensome' children's climate lawsuit
'This court is on a collision course with the executive branch,' the Trump administration's attorney said.

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Dec 11, 2017

Roy Moore isn't the only Christian running for Senate in Alabama
The Roy Moore dilemma can force voters to see faith beyond the Religious Right.

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Dec 11, 2017

Trump vows Americans will return to the moon. The question is how?
Trump's new space directive is high on ambition, but low on specifics

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Dec 11, 2017

Judge declines to punish Manafort over Ukrainian op-ed but warns similar acts could violate gag order
Manafort attorney in same hearing says special counsel fraud case boils down to ‘failing to file some forms''

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Dec 11, 2017

Clarence Beavers, pioneering black paratrooper and smoke jumper, dies at 96
His unit battled forest fires and helped topple racial barriers in the military during World War II.

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Dec 11, 2017

‘He did not deserve to be murdered on the street like an animal'
2 years after man remembered as a ‘walking Bible'' was slain, his family still seeks answers

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Dec 11, 2017

Man in custody after ‘attempted terrorist attack' in N.Y. subway was inspired by ISIS, officials say
'When we hear of an attack in the subways, it''s incredibly unsettling,' Mayor Bill de Blasio said. 'Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.'

Washington Post Nation
Dec 11, 2017

That viral story about Alabama drivers license offices is from 2015, and it's missing one key point
What really happened after Alabama closed driver's license offices in majority-black counties.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 11, 2017

U.S. judge balks at nearly three-month detention of unnamed American ISIS suspect
Government says period is reasonable, but court warns against ‘blank check'' in ACLU challenge

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Dec 11, 2017

Man wearing pipe bomb in custody after ‘attempted terrorist attack' in N.Y. subway, police say
'When we hear of an attack in the subways, it''s incredibly unsettling,' Mayor Bill de Blasio said. 'Thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals.'

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Dec 11, 2017

Judge rules transgender people can enlist in military, denying Trump bid to delay deadline
A federal judge said the administration''s argument for more time seemed based on ‘vague claims.''

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Dec 11, 2017

Just how racist is children's literature? The author of 'Was the Cat in the Hat Black?' explains.
A Q&A with the author of a provocative book that takes a deep look into the history of racism in children's literature and assesses where things are today.

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Dec 11, 2017

For-profit colleges may be headed for a new boom cycle - thanks to the Trump administration
If it happens, it will come at the expense of students and federal student aid programs.

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Dec 11, 2017

A look back at the freak snowstorm that made history across the South
Every Southern state along the Gulf Coast received measurable snow from the unusual storm.

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Dec 11, 2017

Wind energy is supposed to help fight climate change. It turns out climate change is fighting back.
Two new studies suggest a key renewable resource could be undermined by climate change itself.

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Dec 11, 2017

Senate Republicans are divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018
Some Republicans are enthusiastic. Others are wary. But they all agree there are high hurdles to proposing Medicare changes in an election year.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 11, 2017

They made her put out her cigarette. She then threatened to kill everyone on the plane.
A woman was smoking in the bathroom. The flight crew got her out, but it didn't improve the situation.

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Dec 11, 2017

Trump administration explains details of how tax plan would pay for itself, immediately gets attacked for assumptions
On Monday, the Treasury Department released a one-page document asserting the tax bill would generate more than enough to pay for itself, even though independent analysts have forecast a cost of $500 billion to nearly $2 trillion.

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Dec 11, 2017

Analysis: 8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction


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Dec 11, 2017

Man wearing pipe bomb in custody after 'attempted terrorist attack' in N.Y. subway, police say
The incident occurred early Monday in midtown Manhattan, police say.

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Dec 11, 2017

New CDC head faces questions about financial conflicts of interest
Brenda Fitzgerald has largely avoided public attention, but now a senator is asking about her ability to fully perform the job.

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Dec 11, 2017

A serial killer's chilling message: There are more victims
With six words penned to his local newspaper, Todd Kohlhepp gave voice to the fears of investigators and anyone else worried that a missing loved one had become a victim of South Carolina''s infamous murderer.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 11, 2017

A serial killer's chilling message: There are more victims.
Todd Kohlhepp's claims aren''t implausible: He was a gun enthusiast and had a pilot''s license, and previous slayings had gone unsolved for more than a decade.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 11, 2017

6-year-old made $11 million in one year reviewing toys on You Tube
He's got every kid's dream job.

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Dec 11, 2017

'People are freaking out.' Will electric vehicles doom your neighborhood auto mechanic?
Some experts believe they could be among the first casualties of an impending electric car revolution.

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Dec 11, 2017

California fires, moving north, force Santa Barbara evacuations
Some residents in Ventura are able to return to their homes, briefly, to sift through the rubble and gather belongings as fire threat continues.

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Dec 11, 2017

Breast-feeding Houston mom says she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight
A trip to New York became a horrific experience for a Houston based concert pianist-cancer researcher and her 2-year-old. The airline said she refused to follow instructions.

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Dec 11, 2017

Megyn Kelly's dismal ratings rise with focus on sexual harassment. Next up: Trump accusers.
The host's ratings have risen by double-digits since she began focusing on sexual harassment.

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Dec 11, 2017

Parents of Newtown victims release new video


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Dec 11, 2017

One of Japan's few female Shinto priests was killed in a Samurai sword attack. Was it sibling rivalry?
One of the few female Shinto priests in Japan was killed in a vicious attack last week.

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Dec 11, 2017

While Democrats call for resignations, conservative women stand by colleagues accused of sexual misconduct
Conservative women''s responses are shaped by party loyalty and rejection of gender-driven politics.

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Dec 11, 2017

He chronicled civil rights movement and drew attention to Emmett Till's brutal murder
Booker, who died at 99, was the first full-time black reporter for The Washington Post, serving on the staff for two years before joining Jet magazine, where he risked his life to tell the story of the infamous lynching of the 14-year-old.

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Dec 11, 2017

California fires, moving north, force evacuations in Santa Barbara
On the seventh day of the inferno, some residents in Ventura were able to return to their homes, briefly, to sift through the rubble and gather belongings.

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Dec 11, 2017

U.S. district judge to question nearly 3-month detention of American ISIS suspect
How long can the government detain a U.S. citizen captured on the battlefield without charging him? A federal judge will hear a petition brought by the ACLU.

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Dec 11, 2017

Shohei Ohtani: The Japanese Babe Ruth vs. the real Babe Ruth? No contest.
Shohei Ohtani, who just signed with the Los Angeles Angels, wants to pitch and play the field. The last guy to do that in Major League Baseball was the 'Great Bambino.'

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

The legacy of Newtown: Lockdowns, active-shooter training and school security
Five years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, schools across America have changed how they approach security, and some have avoided a similar massacre.

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Dec 10, 2017

How safe is ‘safe enough' to put driverless cars on the nation's roadways?
Surveys show people harbor trepidation about giving up driving, which means the rollout of fully autonomous cars may depend on how the public responds when they crash.

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Dec 10, 2017

Teaching teens the perils of marijuana as recreational pot marketplace grows
Educators are trying to explain the risks just as marketers are planning sales campaigns in some states. 'They think that if it''s legal, it must be okay,' one teacher in California said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

Teaching teens the perils of pot as marketplace grows
Teachers are trying to explain the risks just as marketers are planning sales campaigns.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

At the edge of the wildfires, surfers seek escape in Ventura's waves
Just across the street from the epicenter of the firefighting and evacuation efforts, surfers navigated some of the best waves in California. For those in the water, the ocean is a sanctuary — usually from everyday life, but last week, also from the fire.

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Dec 10, 2017

A boy shared the pain of being bullied — inspiring thousands to show him love
Since Keaton Jones recorded his heartbreaking video, dozens of athletes, celebrities and public figures have expressed their support.

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Dec 10, 2017

A woman tried to kill bed bugs with alcohol — and set a fire that left 10 without a home
Three people were hospitalized after the fire broke out late Friday, Cincinnati officials said, adding that this was the second fire in two weeks caused by someone trying to kill bed bugs. They asked that people trying to get rid of the pests should call in a professional instead of trying to solve the problem themselves.

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Dec 10, 2017

Simeon Booker, intrepid chronicler of civil rights struggle for Jet and Ebony, dies at 99
He risked his life to bring Emmett Till''s death and the Freedom Rides to a national audience.

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Dec 10, 2017

Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
Officials said two others were taken to a hospital with burns.

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Dec 10, 2017

States are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. Their latest idea? Opioids.
The powerful synthetic painkiller fentanyl has been the driving force behind the nation''s opioid epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans last year in overdoses. Now Nevada and Nebraska are pushing for the country''s first fentanyl-assisted executions, and doctors and death penalty opponents are fighting those plans.

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Dec 10, 2017

California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are ‘expected to spread'
The fires have torn through the southern part of the state, killing at least one person and destroying hundreds of buildings.

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Dec 10, 2017

Now another man claims he was the person saving a bunny in a viral California wildfire video
What was initially a case of a human putting his life at risk for the sake of a small, furry creature has become a case of — well, maybe just fraud.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

California fires rage into second week. ‘This is kind of the new normal,' Gov. Brown says.
At least one person''s death is linked to the blazes, and the flames have destroyed more than 800 buildings. Officials stress that weather conditions could trigger still more hazards.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

Waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse
Research finds that many people enter hospice only in last few weeks of life after enduring much.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

States to try new ways of executing prisoners. Their latest idea? Opioids.
Critics call the testing of alternatives — including nitrogen gas — human experimentation.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

More older people are doing yoga, but they are also racking up injuries
Here''s how to avoid problems and reap the many health benefits of the practice.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

Meet the driver who stopped to rescue a rabbit from a California wildfire. Maybe.
Oscar Gonzales was driving through an orange-tinted hellscape when he saw a rabbit running frantically on the side of the burning road.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

Is this why we love gazing into a baby's eyes?
A locked-on gaze may produce shared patterns of brain activity.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 10, 2017

Lawmaker's resignation raises questions of ‘pro-life approach' to IVF, surrogacy
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks shared details on the fertility struggles he and his wife faced with their family.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

‘We stood there crying': Ailing polar bear seen in ‘gut-wrenching' video and photos
A video released this week of an emaciated polar bear has served as a rallying cry and stand-in for a largely unmitigated environmental disaster.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

Trump calls Medgar Evers a hero at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Here's why.
The museum pays tribute to the courage of Evers, who was killed by a white supremacist, and other civil rights martyrs. But Trump's decision to attend the museum's debut Saturday sparked outrage among African American leaders.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave amid unspecified allegations
Boston station WBUR did not go into specifics on why it removed the The 'On Point' host.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave; undisclosed allegations are being investigated
Boston station WBUR did not go into specifics of the allegations. The 'On Point' host is the latest public radio figure to face allegations.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

Meet the driver who stopped to rescue a rabbit from a California wildfire
Oscar Gonzales was driving through an orange-tinted hellscape when he saw a rabbit running frantically on the side of the burning road.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

First fatality confirmed as raging wildfires spread across Southern California
Officials warned higher winds forecast through the weekend could create more erratic fire conditions.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

Most people want to die at home, but many land in hospitals getting unwanted care
Fewer than half of Americans have had a conversation about their end-of-life wishes.

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