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Aug 20, 2019

An outdoor movie night on air mattresses seemed like a fun idea. Then the winds picked up.
The Bed Cinema pop-up set out as many as 150 beds with pillows, blankets and bedside tables in a Denver park for an outdoor showing of "Captain Marvel."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Ex-VA pathologist charged with deaths of three veterans in rare criminal case for a physician
Prosecutors said the former physician schemed to cover up on-the-job drug and alcohol use, which caused him to misread thousands of fluid and tissue samples.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Jack Perkins, NBC newscaster who became host of A&E's ‘Biography,' dies at 85
As a national correspondent, he covered major stories and later was the NBC affiliate's local anchor in Los Angeles.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Phoenix police must log when they point guns at people, wear body cameras
The changes announced by the mayor and police chief come after the department recorded a nationwide high of 44 police shootings in 2018 that brought relations between the police department and the community to a boil.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

The Post released the DEA's data on pain pills. Here's what local journalists are using it for.
We have received hundreds of messages from local journalists, educators, researchers, federal and local government workers, health-care professionals, volunteers, advocates and citizens interested in diving into the pain pills database.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

An outdoor movie night on air mattresses seemed fun. Then the wind picked up.
"We stood up and saw the mattresses coming at us," Robb Manes told The Washington Post.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

‘I want to see my baby': A priest forced her to give up her child 50 years ago, a woman says
Kathleen Chafin filed a federal lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus, alleging that a Jesuit priest named forced her to give her son up for adoption.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Phoenix police must log when they point guns at people after department led nation in shootings
The department, which recorded a nationwide high of 44 police shootings in 2018, had pledged earlier in the year to reduce incidents that brought community relations to a boil.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

‘Stop me if you can': Teen arrested for allegedly threatening ‘slaughter' at abortion clinic
Farhan Sheikh, 19, told federal agents in Chicago that he had posted a "joke" to the meme sharing platform, iFunny.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Oregon officials request criminal investigation into newspaper reporters over after-hours phone calls, emails
A state lawmaker was apparently perturbed by after-hours phone calls and "hostile emails" to him and his staff.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Cyanide from a steel plant trickled into Lake Michigan for days before the public was notified
Thousands of fish have died over the past week after a failure at a steel plant caused cyanide and ammonia to leak into a river that feeds Lake Michigan.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 20, 2019

The 1619 Project on slavery and the far-right's fear of history
A serious work of popular history — one deeply researched and fact-checked with the assistance of a panel of historians — triggered backlash from American conservatives.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

School disciplines students who sang Nazi song and gave Nazi salute during awards banquet — but won't say how
It's the latest anti-Semitic action by students amid a rise in hate crimes.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Richard Williams, Oscar-winning animator behind ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' dies at 86
He spent about 30 years working on "The Thief and the Cobbler" but lost control of the film after it went over budget and fell behind schedule.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Study: ‘Red flag' laws may play role in preventing mass shootings
California researchers identified 21 cases where an order to stop gun possession was sought after threats.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

By air and sea, a desperate search to find a local firefighter, friend missing off Florida coast
Two firefighters planned for a quick fishing trip, but they never returned.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

New York Police Department fires officer at center of Garner death
Daniel Pantaleo was dismissed after a five-year fight over whether he used a chokehold on Eric Garner, who said before his death that he could not breathe.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case
Three jurors were dismissed and replaced by alternates on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

‘Red flag' laws may play role in preventing mass shootings, study finds
California researchers identify 21 cases where an order to stop gun possession was sought after threats.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

2 members of far-right Proud Boys convicted in 2018 fight with antifascists
Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman were found guilty in New York of attempted gang assault, three charges of attempted assault and rioting.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

After Epstein's death, Attorney General William P. Barr replaces leader at Bureau of Prisons
The job will go to Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who led the federal prison system from 1992 to 2003.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Two members of far-right Proud Boys convicted in 2018 fight with antifascists
Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman were found guilty of attempted gang assault, three charges of attempted assault and rioting.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

The U.S. is already transforming Greenland, and it's imperiling Americans here at home
The U.S. doesn't own Greenland (yet), but it already holds the key to our long-term fate.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

After Epstein's death, attorney general replaces leader at Bureau of Prisons
The job will be taken over by Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who led the federal prison system from 1992 to 2003.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dies at 76
A Democrat, she was the first woman to win the state's top elected office.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

NYPD fires officer at center of death of Eric Garner, who said ‘I can't breathe'
Daniel Pantaleo was fired after a five-year fight over whether he used a chokehold on Garner before his death.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

NYPD fires officer at the center of Eric Garner's death
Daniel Pantaleo used a prohibited chokehold during the altercation, the department's commissioner said. Garner's dying words, "I can't breath," sparked a national movement.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Climate change could cost the U.S. up to 10.5 percent of its GDP by 2100, study finds
A new study finds that climate change could have hugely negative economic consequences for nearly all countries, unless greenhouse gas emissions are quickly and significantly curtailed.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Three days, three caches of weapons, three potential mass shooters thwarted, authorities say
There could have been more mass shootings if these men weren't arrested, authorities say.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

What's spicier than a truckload of jalapeños? A truckload of jalapeños concealing nearly 4 tons of marijuana.
Dogs alerted officers, who tore open the large cardboard boxes and found more than garden vegetables.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Study raises questions about fluoride and children's IQ
Medical experts cautioned that recommendations should not change based on a single study.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Oregon police use Photoshop to remove suspect's tattoos in lineup
Prosecutors have said the move was necessary because Tyrone Lamont Allen could have been wearing makeup. But his attorney argues that admitting the evidence could have worrisome implications.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

A Virginia man wanted to help his charity. Keanu Reeves wanted to promote his movie. Things ‘just fell into place.'
With their whirlwind partnership, they're trying to help real-life children in the D.C. area navigate, and perhaps escape, difficult home situations.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

A black housekeeper was denied work at a church. The staff blamed the priest's ‘kinda racist' dog.
The Diocese of Memphis said no racial discrimination occurred, arguing that the priest and church staff were strictly concerned that the dog, a German shepherd, could attack.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

‘Happy sailing': 50-year-old message in a bottle from Soviet navy captain washes up in Alaska
Within the day, Russian reporters had gotten wind of the bottle and by the end of the week, they had tracked down its author: Capt. Anatoliy Botsanenko, now 86 and living in Crimea.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

‘He doesn't deserve another platform': Mark Halperin's new book deal blasted by sexual harassment accusers
Some Democratic operatives who spoke to Halperin for the book said they now regret their role in the project.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Plague-infected prairie dogs spur shutdowns near Denver
Dogs are less susceptible to plague than cats but may pick up fleas that can infect humans. An average of seven cases reported every year in the United States.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 19, 2019

As mass shootings rise, experts say high-capacity magazines should be the focus
Limiting the number of bullets in gun magazines won't stop mass attacks, but it could bring down their death tolls, experts say.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 18, 2019

Self-described white nationalist with large arsenal arrested for threatening Jewish center, police say
After searching James Patrick Reardon's family home in Youngstown, Ohio, police said they seized a cache of weaponry, including knives, two assault rifles and a large amount of ammunition.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 18, 2019

Self-described white nationalist with large arsenal arrested for threatening a Jewish center, police say
After searching James Patrick Reardon's family home in Youngstown, Ohio, police said they seized a cache of weaponry, including knives, two assault rifles and a large amount of ammunition.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 18, 2019

She wore a tuxedo for her senior portrait. The yearbook left her photo out.
"I hate to say it, but I'm used to it," Holley Gerelds said. "I saw it coming."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 18, 2019

13 arrested as hundreds of far-right, left-wing demonstrators swarm Portland
Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons and closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 18, 2019

Jean-Luc Brunel, modeling agent friend to Epstein, has long been the subject of abuse allegations, too
Jean-Luc Brunel, who has been the subject of allegations for decades, had befriended financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

As with Epstein's accusers, justice has been elusive for women allegedly abused by his modeling agent friend
Jean-Luc Brunel, who has been the subject of allegations for decades, had befriended financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

A sex offender evaded the law for three years. He was found in a homemade, solar-powered bunker.
A tin-can chimney, eight solar panels and a TV antenna taped to a tree were just the first clues to a wanted man's meticulously planned escape, officials say.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Two women in a Michigan cul-de-sac fret over the Democrats' leftward lurch and another Trump term
Best friends who agree on almost everything but politics look for someone they can support in the Democratic field.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

A revealing look at America's most controversial charter school system
An author decides New York's Success Academy is hard on parents but good for students.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Gerald Ford said this headline cost him the election. Daily News used it again for Trump.
"Fjord to Trump: Drop dead" is a play on a headline from when then-President Gerald Ford refused to bail New York City out of bankruptcy in 1975.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Did faulty science, and bad testimony, bring Larry Swearingen to the brink of execution?
He has always said he didn't kill Melissa Trotter, and with no witnesses, prosecutors turned to scientific evidence to convict him. Now that science is facing severe challenges, even from the head of the lab that produced the evidence.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Customs computer outage leads to long lines at airports
The problems with the system used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at international airports dramatically slowed the processing of thousands of people arriving from abroad, including U.S. citizens.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Naloxone, a drug that reverses overdoses, can save lives. Here's why you should learn how to use it.
It's a skill you may need, especially if you know someone who takes large doses of prescription opioids or abuses such drugs.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

‘Here in El Paso, we're just a family': City turns out for widower of Walmart massacre victim
The Aug. 3 shooting took Antonio Basco's wife of 22 years. He had no family to help him mourn. People waited more than 3 hours in 100-degree heat to show him he was not alone.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider' and scion of Hollywood royalty, dies at 79
The son and brother of Oscar winners, Mr. Fonda starred in an iconic film but was uneasy with fame.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 17, 2019

Guard resigns from private prison after driving his truck into ICE protesters in Rhode Island
Thomas Woodworth had been placed on administrative leave before stepping down on Friday.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged co-conspirator lived a low-key life in a tony seaside town in New England, neighbors say
Residents did not know of her presence until the reporters — and a helicopter — showed up.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy concludes his death was a suicide by hanging
The multimillionaire sex offender died in federal custody a week ago, spurring multiple investigations and inciting a raft of conspiracy theories.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Federal court issues split decision, allowing Trump's latest asylum restrictions to continue in Texas, New Mexico
The policy will take effect in Texas and New Mexico, but not in California and Arizona, which are under the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

‘Start exercising': Trump insults rally protester for ‘serious weight problem'
"Got a bigger problem than I do," Trump told the crowd in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday. "Got a bigger problem than all of us."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

A GOP candidate called himself ‘a proud white nationalist.' He's now dropped out.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Donnie Bolena said his vision of what it means to be a white nationalist was patterned after the president who inspired him to run for Congress, and reflects patriotism instead of the widely accepted definition of the dangerous and racially overt term.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

A teen walked out with a $2 beer. The store clerk chased him down and shot him to death.
Anwar Ghazali, the store clerk, never called 911.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

When is it too hot to go to school?
The answer is more complicated than you might think.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Trump administration plans $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan, angering China
Officials are advancing the largest such sale in decades despite stalled trade talks and rising tension with Beijing.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Trump reportedly wants to buy Greenland. So did the Truman administration.
Surprisingly, multiple presidents have floated the idea of purchasing the icebound island from Denmark.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Mormon Church rules out green tea, vaping and drinks ending in ‘-ccino.' Medical marijuana is okay, though.
The church clarified its interpretation of the Word of Wisdom, its dietary rules meant to keep members from consuming unhealthy substances.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Documents detail investigations of a top general facing sexual assault allegations and his accuser
While questions were raised about the colonel accusing Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, who has been nominated to be the Pentagon's No. 2 officer, investigators did not reach a conclusion — leaving it to senators to make a judgment call.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Police say a man was impersonating officers. He turned out to be a state representative.
Indiana state Rep. Dan Forestal (D) was charged with impersonating an officer, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Colleges and universities can do more to protect students and faculty against hate crimes. Here are some ideas.
Hate crimes are on the rise on college campuses, FBI data shows.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

FDA's proposed new cigarette warnings are scary. That's the point.
Black-tinged lungs. A foot with amputated and gangrenous toes. A sickly boy in an oxygen mask. Those unsettling images are among 13 health warnings the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed to raise further awareness about smoking risks.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

Netflix released a new documentary on the secretive religious group ‘The Family.' Despite its flaws, it's a must see.
It's time to examine the group with fresh eyes.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

More freak weather comes to Alaska, which has had an unprecedented summer
Alaska has seen its warmest summer on record, and every aspect of the state's environment is impacted, from the southeastern temperate forests to the ecosystems of the Bering Sea.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 16, 2019

A federal judge in D.C. hit ‘reply all,' and now there's a formal question about his decorum
The email exchange started over a seminar on climate science and evolved into a test of new rules in courthouses over civility and harassment.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

A common, yet dangerous, police task led to Philadelphia standoff. It was a ‘miracle' no one died.
Serving a drug warrant, police encountered a barrage of bullets. Six officers were wounded, but tense, hours-long standoff ended with a peaceful surrender.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

A truck drove into ICE protesters outside a private prison. A guard was at the wheel.
Several protesters went to a hospital for treatment, though none were seriously injured in the Rhode Island incident.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

Black teens were fundraising for their football team. Then a white woman held them at gunpoint, police say.
The woman forced them to lie on the ground and threatened to shoot if they moved, the boys told police.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

An ex-con got out of prison and killed his pen pal and roommate. Police walked right past their bodies.
On Wednesday, Thomas Knuff was sentenced to death for the fatal stabbings of Regina Capobianco and John Mann. The first time police went inside their home, they thought the putrid odor was raw meat.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

Inspector general finds politically motivated harassment at State Department
A report by the State Department's inspector general concludes that leadership of a leading department bureau mistreated and harassed staffers, accused them of political disloyalty to the Trump administration, and retaliated against them.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

IRS analyst pleads guilty to leaking Michael Cohen's financial records
John Fry was charged with disclosing details about money transfers that led to Cohen's guilty plea for violating campaign finance law.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

Philadelphia district attorney credits ‘brilliant policing' in suspect's surrender after standoff
District Attorney Lawrence S. Krasner said the suspect in shootings that injured numerous officers could be charged with attempted murder and other counts that could land him in prison for the rest of his life.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

Ohio man who killed his prison pen pal, roommate sentenced to death
Prosecutors said police found a "hoarder's paradise" when they investigated an odor at the home. They walked past the bodies, believing the smell came from raw meat on the counter.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

Alabama seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants in apportioning congressional seats
The fight over the census citizenship question seems to have been just one skirmish in a larger war over who deserves to be part of America's democracy.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

A truck drove into ICE protesters outside a private prison. They say a guard was at the wheel.
Several protesters went to a hospital for treatment, though none were seriously injured.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

‘We die together': Man sent woman 10,000 texts in 12 days, police say
Authorities said his texts included a desire to "drive tanks around America & blow up churches," and that he left clothes in the yard of her relatives.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

‘Funny, articulate and intelligent': Dayton shooter's parents apologize for ‘insensitive' obituary
While mourning their children, the family stumbled into a dilemma that often confounds the relatives of mass shooters and other notorious killers.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

Stephen Colbert had Trump on his show once before. The host says he won't do it again.
"It would be hard for me to be properly respectful of the office," Colbert said in a recent CNN interview. "I think just for safety's sake it wouldn't be a good idea."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

He gave her a bike when she was a refugee. Decades later, the Internet helped her find him.
An act of kindness during her childhood gave a woman a renewed sense of self-worth. When she wanted to meet the man from decades ago, strangers helped in the search.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 15, 2019

More than 250,000 people sign a petition to rename Fifth Ave. in front of Trump Tower ‘Obama Avenue'
The change would make President Trump's address there 725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

‘Clearly, he did not take part in our curriculum': Historians bash Ken Cuccinelli's revised Statue of Liberty poem
"Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge," Cuccinelli said Tuesday.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

Blackwater guard sentenced to life for role in 2007 shootings of unarmed Iraqi civilians
Nicholas A. Slatten, 35, is the first of four guards who will face sentencing for the massacre of 14 civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program Aug. 19 over abortion ‘gag rule' if court does not act
The women's health provider has said the changes are morally wrong and could endanger the lives of its patients.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

135,000 people sign a petition to rename Fifth Ave. in front of Trump Tower ‘Obama Avenue'
The change would make President Trump's address there 725 President Barack H. Obama Ave.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

Nonprofit's antibiotic approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis, giving hope for new development model
Drug companies have largely abandoned the unprofitable work of developing antibiotics, even as health authorities warn about the growing danger of drug-resistant infections.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

‘We die together': Fla. man sent woman 10,000 texts in 12 days, police say
Authorities said that his texts included a desire to "drive tanks around America & blow up churches" and that he left clothes in the yard of her relatives.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

Safety worries lead third company to recall its infant inclined sleepers
Doral Juvenile Group said it took action because of concerns about deaths resulting from similar products.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

She says Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was a teen. A new law lets her sue.
Jennifer Araoz alleges that Epstein raped her during a massage when she was 15 and that Ghislaine Maxwell procured her and other girls for Epstein's "sex-trafficking ring."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

This alleged Jeffrey Epstein rape victim couldn't sue. A new law changed that.
Jennifer Araoz alleges that Epstein raped her during a massage when she was 15 and that Maxwell procured her and other girls for Epstein's "sex-trafficking ring."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein is suing his suspected associate, Ghislaine Maxwell
Jennifer Araoz alleges that Epstein raped her during a massage when she was 15 and that Maxwell procured her and other girls for Epstein's "sex-trafficking ring."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

Justice Dept. reassigns warden of jail where Epstein died, puts two staffers on leave
The action comes amid criticism of the facility in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead this weekend of an apparent suicide.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

Improv troupe for actors with Down syndrome inspires confidence, problem solving and laughs
The Improvaneers are nine actors who gave their debut performance in July.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

‘Shoot every federal agent in sight': Teen behind online threat had 10,000 rounds of ammo in house, feds say
Justin Olsen, 18, praised the Oklahoma City bombing, mass shootings and violence against Planned Parenthood in an online forum, the FBI says.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 14, 2019

A gang member's mother worked in the U.S. attorney's office. Now she's accused of outing ‘snitches.'
The paralegal and her son, reportedly a member of the 5-9 Brims set of the notorious Bloods street gang, are both charged with witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

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