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Oct 18, 2021

Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state and military leader, dies at 84
The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush.

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Oct 18, 2021

Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled hippos into Colombia. Officials are now sterilizing the invasive species.
Colombian wildlife officials have struggled to deal with the hippos the cocaine kingpin smuggled into his private zoo more than 30 years ago.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2021

Miami school says vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days to protect others, citing discredited info
Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, has spread debunked information about the coronavirus vaccine.

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Oct 18, 2021

The prospect of a speedy real estate deal compounds some Surfside families' grief
A Dubai-based developer has submitted a $120 million bid to buy the Florida property where Champlain Towers South collapsed in June.

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Oct 18, 2021

Allison Williams to leave ESPN over coronavirus vaccine mandate: ‘I cannot put a paycheck over principle'
Citing conversations with her doctor and a fertility specialist, Williams has said the vaccine is not in her "best interest" as she and her husband try to conceive a second child.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2021

A retired top FBI official saw that there was a shortage of school bus drivers. He stepped up to the wheel.
"I feel the same sense of duty," he said about his current and former jobs.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2021

Retired FBI official saw a shortage of school bus drivers. He stepped up to the wheel.
"I feel the same sense of duty," he said about his current and former jobs.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2021

Retired FBI official stepped up when he saw a shortage of school bus drivers
"I feel the same sense of duty," he said about his current and former jobs.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 18, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated as union protests heat up
Covid-19 was the leading cause of death among U.S. law enforcement officers in 2020 and 2021.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2021

The last days inside Trailer 83
As climate disasters increase, a last-gasp FEMA camp for wildfire survivors tests the government's obligations to the displaced.

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Oct 17, 2021

County seeks psychiatric exam for Vanessa Bryant in suit over leaked photos of Kobe Bryant crash
She says the county violated her family's privacy after first responders shared photos of the crash site with friends, family members and strangers.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 17, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery's killing changed his Georgia community. Now three men will stand trial for murder.
Ahmaud Arbery's killing last year went more than two months without arrests before a graphic leaked video shocked the country. Now those who pressed for charges wonder if the murder trial will be the culmination of their efforts or another setback.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2021

Denver Art Museum announces return of four artifacts to Cambodia after Pandora Papers coverage of indicted art dealer
The announced return of the four museum pieces, which comes after an investigation by The Post and ICIJ into The Pandora Papers, was welcomed by Cambodian officials who are seeking the return of countless Khmer civilization relics.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2021

A woman was raped on a train, police say. Passengers watched and didn't call 911.
A transit employee alerted police of the assault, but the agency said help could've arrived earlier if passengers had called 911.

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Oct 16, 2021

Alaska's Matanuska Glacier is public, but most visitors can reach it only via private land
Although most of the glacier sits on state-owned land, Alaska controls no ready road entrances.

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Oct 16, 2021

Robert Durst tests positive for coronavirus days after he's sentenced to life for murder, attorney says
"I'm very concerned about his health," Dick DeGuerin, one of Durst's attorneys, told The Washington Post of his client's covid-19 infection. Durst, 78, was just sentenced to life in prison for the 2000 murder of Susan Berman.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2021

A protester shot by Kyle Rittenhouse sues Kenosha, Wis., says police deputized ‘vigilantes'
The suit claims law enforcement deputized a "roving militia of White Nationalists vigilantes" during last year's racial justice protests in Kenosha where Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two people and injured a third.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 16, 2021

A missing Alabama woman was found dead inside a police van. Her family wants answers.
Christina Nance's family members say they're unsatisfied with explanations from police.

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Oct 16, 2021

Four wounded in shooting at Alabama high school football game, police say
The shooting, which took place before 10 p.m. Friday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., sent fans scrambling to the exits and players dropping to the ground for safety.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty to killing 17 people in Parkland mass shooting, defense team says
The plea would set the stage for a trial focusing on whether Cruz, 23, will be sentenced to death.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Biden administration says it's ready to restore ‘Remain in Mexico' along border next month
Federal courts have ordered the administration to restart the Trump-era policy that sent at least 60,000 back to Mexico.

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Oct 15, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: FDA advisory panel discusses J&J booster; U.S. to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers
Assistant White House press secretary Kevin Munoz said the United States will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Texas school official tells teachers that Holocaust books should be countered with ‘opposing' views
The Carroll Independent School District apologized late Thursday after an administrator advised teachers with books about the Holocaust to include books that have "opposing" perspectives of the genocide that killed millions of Jews.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

48 hours to live: An Oklahoma hospital's rush to find an ICU bed for a covid patient
A team from Stillwater Medical Center in Oklahoma tries valiantly to save the life of an unvaccinated man who needs an ICU bed. Will they find a bed for him before times runs out?

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Racial bias affected Black-owned small businesses seeking pandemic relief loans, study finds
The report found that Black-owned businesses had better luck with online lenders using automated systems.

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Oct 15, 2021

Former ICE detainee's lawsuit says he spent 14 months in solitary confinement: ‘Nightmare of isolation, abuse'
Carlos Murillo Vega chose "protective custody" at a private detention facility. A new lawsuit claims he was held in solitary confinement for 14 months.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Banksy tried to destroy his art after it sold for $1.4 million. The shredded version just went for $25.4 million.
"Love is in the Bin" went for more than 18 times what "Girl with Balloon" fetched just three years ago.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Justice Department will ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law while legal fights play out
In a separate case, the high court allowed the law to go into effect on a divisive 5 to 4 vote last month.

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Oct 15, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: U.S. pledges $100 million to attract medical workers amid pandemic burnout
The health-care workforce has dropped amid the pandemic, and many workers are experiencing chronic burnout.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

A man and three friends lured gay men on Grindr to rob and assault them, federal officials say: ‘Bigots often lurk online'
Daniel Jenkins, 22, admitted to kidnapping gay men, beating them and holding them at gunpoint in 2017. He was sentenced to 23 years and four months in federal prison.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

A man and three friends lured gay men on Grindr to rob and assault them, feds say: ‘Bigots often lurk online'
Daniel Jenkins, 22, admitted to kidnapping gay men, beating them and holding them at gunpoint in 2017. He was sentenced to 23 years and four months in federal prison.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

She's a medical student. Her mom is a custodian at the hospital where she trained.
"It's crazy how life works sometimes," tweeted Johana Peña with a photo of her and her mother. "Thank you, mama, I am so proud to be your daughter!"

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

A kindergartner found a loaded gun inside his backpack. His mom told police she left it there by mistake.
The 26-year-old mother had placed the case and loaded gun in her son's backpack while cleaning out her car the night before, she told police, but then forgot to remove it before school.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 15, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Biden government pledges $100 million to attract medical workers amid pandemic burnout
The health-care workforce has dropped amid the pandemic, and many workers are experiencing chronic burnout.

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Oct 15, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: U.S. to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers Nov. 8
Assistant White House press secretary Kevin Munoz said the United States will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers on Nov. 8.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: FDA advisory panel meets on Moderna booster shots; Biden to address public
Approximately 90,000 covid-19 deaths could have been avoided over four months of this year if more U.S. adults had chosen to be vaccinated, a new study found.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court rules against Justice Dept.
Biden administration sought to lift six-week ban while litigation over the law continues.

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Oct 14, 2021

Albert J. Raboteau, scholar of African American faith from slavery on, dies at 78
The field of African American religious studies scarcely existed before he took it on in the 1970s with writings distinguished by both their scholarship and their spiritualism.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

A Black state trooper spoke out about police brutality. Louisiana police want to fire him.
Louisiana state trooper Carl Cavalier accused police of covering up the death of a Black motorist who died after being beaten by officers.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Chicago's bus-driver shortage is leaving some students stranded
Children with special needs are being acutely affected, and their parents are scrambling to get them to school.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: FDA advisory panel to meet on Moderna booster shots as Biden to address public
Approximately 90,000 covid-19 deaths could have been avoided over four months of this year if more U.S. adults had chosen to be vaccinated, a new study finds.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Fired Miami police chief Art Acevedo says ‘the city was not ready for reform'
Looking back at his six-month tenure, the man known as a blunt-talking, high-profile police chief and frequent guest on television news shows acknowledged some missteps but said his heart was in the right place.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Biden urges more people to get vaccinated as FDA panel recommends Moderna booster
Approximately 90,000 covid-19 deaths could have been avoided over four months of this year if more U.S. adults had chosen to be vaccinated, a new study found.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

A ‘career criminal' was in jail for defrauding the government. Then he conned inmates out of $17,000, feds say.
Michael Moller convinced two fellow inmates that he had a lawyer who could help them get out. They were conned out of thousands of dollars, prosecutors say.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

A former governor was buried in Louisiana. Against family wishes, his wife moved his body and had it cremated.
Trina Edwards had no regrets after she had the remains of her late husband, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards (D), dug out of the ground.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

A mom threw parties for teens and pressured them into sex acts, prosecutors say. She's charged with 39 crimes.
For at least a year, a middle-aged California mother hosted drunken sex parties for her son and his teen friends, prosecutors allege.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Biden urges more people to get vaccinated as FDA panel recommends Moderna booster
Approximately 90,000 covid-19 deaths could have been avoided over four months of this year if more U.S. adults had chosen to be vaccinated, a new study found.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Ohio officer accused of ignoring untested rape kits, prosecutors say
Cincinnati police officer Christopher Schroder has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an inquiry over allegations that the city's mayor says shows "a disgusting betrayal of public trust and the trust of the victims he had a duty to help."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Biden urges more people to get vaccinated as FDA panel recommends Modern booster
Approximately 90,000 covid-19 deaths could have been avoided over four months of this year if more U.S. adults had chosen to be vaccinated, a new study found.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Vaccination could have prevented 90,000 deaths over four months, study says
Covid-19 became the second-leading cause of death in the United States in September.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Chicago police union urges officers to ‘hold the line' over vaccine mandate. Mayor says ‘bring it on.'
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city was "prepared" after police union head John Catanzara said the police force could be at 50 percent or less this weekend.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Moms for Liberty has turned ‘parental rights' into a rallying cry for conservative parents
The controversial group that began in Florida has turned school board meetings into brawlish free-for-alls. Now, its members are preparing to show their power at the polls.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Biden urges more people to get vaccinated
Approximately 90,000 covid-19 deaths could have been avoided over four months of this year if more U.S. adults had chosen to be vaccinated, a new study found.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Father arrested after toddler found gun in ‘Paw Patrol' backpack and killed mother on Zoom
Veondre Avery, the child's 22-year-old father, faces charges after the toddler found a gun in a "Paw Patrol" backpack and accidentally killed Shamaya Lynn, 21, on Aug. 11 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., according to the state attorney's office.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: WHO forms team to investigate coronavirus origins and delve into future pandemics
The easing of pandemic restrictions for "nonessential" travel across land borders is in line with guidance on air travel.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

With Trump gone, advocates flood Justice Dept. with requests to investigate police
The Biden administration says it lacks the resources needed to probe all allegations of misconduct.

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Oct 13, 2021

Catholic troops should be able to reject vaccine if it violates their conscience, archbishop says
Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy P. Broglio said that while vaccination is "not sinful," he stressed that U.S. troops can still refuse vaccination on religious grounds.

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Oct 13, 2021

A Jewish man was sentenced to death by an antisemitic judge, court finds. Now, he could get a second chance.
A Texas court found recommended "Texas 7" member Randy Halprin get a new trial after evidence showed that former judge Vickers Cunningham harbors deep-seated animosity toward Jews.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Fauci says U.S. rates declining but coronavirus not yet under control
The easing of pandemic restrictions for "nonessential" travel across land borders is in line with guidance on air travel.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

An unvaccinated man met a doctor at a bar. He left agreeing to get his first dose.
The doctor answered the man's questions one after another over his steak and salad. By the time both men paid their bills, the physician offered the stranger the option to schedule his vaccine appointment.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Fauci says U.S. rates declining but coronavirus not yet under control
The easing of pandemic restrictions for "nonessential" travel across land borders is in line with guidance on air travel.

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Oct 13, 2021

NASA's James Webb telescope will explore the universe. Critics say its name represents a painful time in U.S. history.
At a time when Americans are rethinking who should be represented in monuments and on buildings and street signs, the James Webb Space Telescope emerges as a case study of the fractious process of endowing an object with a name.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

I thought I was White until I learned my mother's secret. The census helped me tell my family story.
My mother married my White, bigoted father, and hid her mixed race from him — and eventually us.

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Oct 13, 2021

Justice Department is investigating a police sergeant who stomped a handcuffed man's face
The Indianapolis police chief has called for Sgt. Eric Huxley to be removed from the force.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

A new model for affordable housing
In a predominantly Black Chicago neighborhood, how one affordable housing program is addressing inequality by enabling homeownership.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: WHO forms team to investigate coronavirus origins as U.S. doctors brace for ‘twindemic'
The easing of pandemic restrictions for "nonessential" travel across land borders is in line with guidance on air travel.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: U.S. to reopen Canada, Mexico overland borders for vaccinated tourists
The easing of pandemic restrictions for "nonessential" travel through overland borders is in line with guidance on air travel.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 13, 2021

Justice Dept. launches civil rights investigation into Texas's juvenile detention facilities
The probe comes after local activists and media cited reports that staff members had physically and sexually abused youths in the state-run lockups.

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Oct 12, 2021

California's Alisal Fire sparks evacuations and Highway 101 partial closure
As many as 100 structures, including ranches and homes, are under threat.

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Oct 12, 2021

Two USPS workers fatally shot by co-worker at Memphis mail facility, officials say
The assistant mail carrier killed himself after shooting two others, authorities said.

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Oct 12, 2021

Netflix CEO argues that Chappelle's new special, criticized as transphobic, is too popular to cancel
Facing criticism that Chappelle's new comedy special is transphobic, Netflix's CEO said argued that "some people find stand-up to be mean-spirited but our members enjoy it."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Parents sue Wisconsin schools after their children catch covid: ‘Recklessly exposing the public'
The issue of wearing masks in schools continues to divide many U.S. communities, including in Wisconsin, where school board meetings have turned volatile.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

The gray and the pink
The senators' attire speaks. Hers is quite garrulous, but it doesn't say much beyond: Look.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

A woman got nearly $5 million after police killed her son. Now, they say she used the cash to help provide guns for gangs.
Fresno law enforcement allege Christina Lopez gave the guns to her 14-year-old son, who then sold them to his fellow gang members. Lopez's lawyer says the claims are retaliation.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

A Spanish hospital diagnosed a woman with homosexuality. It was all a mistake, it says.
The doctor told local media that the incident was a "mistake" that happened when completing the patient's record.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

A Spanish hospital diagnosed a woman with homosexuality. It was all a mistake, they say.
The doctor told local media that the incident was a "mistake" that happened when completing the patient's record.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

She was a Florida city's first Black female firefighter. Then she was depicted in a mural as White.
Latosha Clemons is suing Boynton Beach, Fla., after a mural intended to honor her "reflected her as a White member."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Baltimore County to pay $6.5 million to family of unarmed man fatally shot by police officer, man's family says
Eric Sopp's mother called 911 to alert police that her son was driving drunk. The first officer to encounter him ordered him not to get out of his car, then shot him eight times.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Miami moves to fire Police Chief Art Acevedo, less than a year into the job
Since assuming the position in April, he has rankled city leaders with his comments about Cuban Americans and his personnel moves.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

For more than two years, a wild elk had a car tire struck around his neck. Now, it's free.
Wildlife officials first spotted the tire-yoked elk in 2019. They spent more than two years trying to free him.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

For more than two years, a wild elk had a car tire stuck around his neck. Now, it's free.
Wildlife officials first spotted the tire-yoked elk in 2019. They spent more than two years trying to free him.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

They met when they shared an Uber. Now, four years later, they're married.
Initially they were each disappointed that someone else was in the ride-share vehicle. Then they began flirting.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

California attorney general to investigate oil spill as Huntington Beach reopens
Huntington Beach also reopened to swimmers on Monday, after water quality testing results showed "non-detectable amounts of oil associated toxins in our ocean water."

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

UNC cancels classes after reported suicide and attempt, citing ‘mental health crisis'
"We are in the middle of a mental health crisis, both on our campus and across our nation, and we are aware that college-aged students carry an increased risk of suicide," said Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates, including for private businesses
The order says it is intended to protect citizens who are reluctant to get the vaccine for religious or medical reasons, including prior recovery from covid-19, from losing their jobs.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Texas Gov. Abbott bans private businesses from issuing coronavirus vaccine mandates
Abbott's move puts him at odds with the Biden administration and some large companies that have embraced mandates - including in Texas.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Gabby Petito died by strangulation, coroner says
The Teton County coroner in Wyoming said Petito's remains had been in the wilderness for "three to four weeks" when they were found.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Biden administration orders halt to ICE raids at worksites
DHS to boost protections for immigrants who denounce exploitative employers.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: FDA finds that Moderna's booster dose enhances virus-fighting antibodies
Abbott's move puts him at odds with the Biden administration and some large companies that have embraced mandates, including in Texas.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

FDA finds that Moderna's booster dose enhances virus-fighting antibodies
Abbott's move puts him at odds with the Biden administration and some large companies that have embraced mandates, including in Texas.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

Baltimore County to pay $6.5 million to family of unarmed man slain by police officer, man's family says
Eric Sopp's mother called 911 to alert police that her son was driving drunk. The first officer to encounter him ordered him not to get out of his car, then shot him eight times.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

At least 2 dead after small plane crashes near San Diego, hitting homes and a UPS truck
The Cessna destroyed two homes and damaged 10 others, a fire official said. It is not known how many people were aboard.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 12, 2021

At least 2 dead after small plane crashes near San Diego, hitting homes and UPS truck
The Cessna destroyed two homes and damaged 10 others, a fire official said. It is not known how many people were aboard.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

He couldn't afford a console. Now he's designing games.
About Us spoke with game designer and founder of Latinx in Gaming Fernando Reyes Medina about the state of Latinos in the gaming industry.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

High schoolers tracked a wolf pack for years. The feds killed eight of the pups, conservationists say.
The department's killing of the young wolves came as Idaho Gov. Brad Little in May signed a law allowing private contractors to kill 90 percent of the state's wolf population.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

High-schoolers tracked a wolf pack for years. The feds killed eight of the pups, conservationists say.
The department's killing of the young wolves came as Idaho Gov. Brad Little in May signed a law allowing private contractors to kill 90 percent of the state's wolf population.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Merck requests emergency use authorization for experimental pill to treat covid-19
The oral medication that could be promising in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

New California law will force retailers to have ‘gender neutral' toy sections
"Boys" and "girls" toy sections will have to make room for a third, genderless option in California over the next few years — or retailers might do away with the traditional gender options all together.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

A 1,500-year-old wine factory was found in Israel. Experts say it's the largest known winery from that era.
Experts say the site in Yavne, Israel, is the largest known wine production complex from the byzantine period.

Washington Post Nation
Oct 11, 2021

A 3-year-old vanished into the woods. Three days later, he was found alive and unharmed.
"We were running on prayers, four-wheel drive and overdrive," Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said.

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