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May 20, 2018

What they said before and what they are saying now
Who said what about the most recent scores on NAEP — and why it matters.

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May 20, 2018

Trump's ZTE push could imperil $150 million for terrorism victims
Families see U.S. negotiations with Chinese telecom as a threat to an expected fine for violating U.S. sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another in rare attack outside Seattle
The incident Saturday is the first known fatal cougar attack in Washington state since the 1920s, authorities said.

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May 20, 2018

Microsoft makes inroads with U.S. spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract
The company's full cloud-computing service has been made available to 17 intelligence agencies for the first time.

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May 20, 2018

Cougar kills man, hurts another outside Seattle in rare attack
The two men were mountain-biking when they realized the wildcat was chasing them. A wildlife expert said the fatal attack was unusual behavior.

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May 20, 2018

Lava spatter hits Hawaii man and shatters his leg in first known injury from Kilauea volcano
Lava flows also crossed a major highway and entered the ocean, creating a new hazard called laze, officials warned.

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May 20, 2018

Cougar kills one man, injures another in rare attack outside Seattle
The incident Saturday is the first known fatal cougar attack in Washington state since the 1920s, authorities said.

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May 20, 2018

Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved
Court records dating to the dawn of the modern civil rights era were found in an Alabama courthouse.

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May 20, 2018

‘Overwhelming grief': 8 students, 2 teachers killed in Texas high school shooting
Officials said the suspect confessed to the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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May 20, 2018

Why do school shootings keep happening? We need to listen.
I have spent the past 10 years talking to our young people. I've learned that the biggest threat to our humanity is not guns, mental illness or our government. It is that everyone is talking and no one is listening.

Washington Post Nation
May 20, 2018

Richard Pipes, historian who helped shape Reagan-era Soviet policy, dies at 94
Known for his a hard-line views toward communism, Dr. Pipes rejected detente with the Soviet Union.

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May 20, 2018

Royal wedding sermon on 'love' was about more than the marriage of Harry and Meghan
Bishop Michael Curry's message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.

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May 20, 2018

‘You can do this with anything': Santa Fe shooting suspect's choice of guns complicates debate over assault rifles
Police say Dimitrios Pagourtzis used a pistol and a shotgun, firearms that even gun-control advocates generally regard as utilitarian.

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May 20, 2018

Bernard Lewis, eminent historian of the Middle East, dies at 101
His sometimes controversial scholarship helped shape views of the region for decades.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2018

‘I was not one bit surprised that it happened.' Shock over school shootings has turned to numbness.
After another mass shooting at a school — this time in Texas — resignation to the new reality of gun violence in the nation's schools.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2018

Obama's education secretary: Let's boycott school until gun laws change
In an interview, Duncan said a provocative approach is needed if gun laws are ever going to change.

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May 19, 2018

Four residents airlifted, dozens more structures destroyed by lava on Hawaii's Big Island
A short explosion from the Kilauea crater sent an ash cloud about 10,000 feet into the air around midnight Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

Texas school had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. And still 10 people died.
Officials said procedures worked as intended, but a gunman was still able to enter the facility, kill students and teachers, and hold off police for 30 minutes.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2018

The earth cracked open. Walls of lava encroached. That's just life on a Hawaiian volcano.
Kilauea's eruptions threaten residential communities on the Big Island, but the residents roll with the lava flow, ash plumes and acrid, sulfurous air.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2018

The lives lost at Santa Fe High School
Ten people — eight students and two adults — were killed during first-period classes on Friday, the result of the latest mass shooting during school hours.

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May 19, 2018

'Overwhelming grief': 8 students, 2 teachers killed in Texas high school shooting
Officials said the suspect confessed to the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2018

Millions of U.S. drivers may have lost licenses over traffic debt
More than 7 million people nationwide may have had their driver's licenses suspended for failure to pay court or administrative debt, a practice that advocates say unfairly punishes the poor, a Washington Post analysis found.

Washington Post Nation
May 19, 2018

More than 7 million people may have lost driver's licenses because of traffic debt
A Post investigation found the total number of suspensions could be much higher — perhaps by millions.

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May 19, 2018

Study: Puppies' cuteness peaks when they need humans most
Here's why the most adorable puppy you've ever seen was probably around 2 months old.

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May 19, 2018

Suicidal? Be prepared to wait for care.
As the mental-health system falters, psychiatric patients often get stuck in emergency departments.

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May 19, 2018

Ten killed in Texas high school shooting include 8 students; police say suspect confessed
At least 10 people — mostly students — were killed and 10 others were wounded in the rampage at Santa Fe High School, officials said.

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May 19, 2018

Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in 'high spirits'
The first lady spent five nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

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May 19, 2018

One killed, two injured in shooting after Georgia high school graduation, report says
The shooting occurred in a parking lot following an argument as families were leaving the graduation ceremony.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

A Santa Fe shooting survivor's reaction has shaken people around the country
"It's been happening everywhere," Santa Fe High School shooting survivor Paige Curry said with a shrug.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

Alleged school killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis had a fondness for trench coats and a growing darkness
He had no run-ins with police and was an honor roll student. Police say he killed 10 people in his high school, the latest in a string of mass shootings.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

At Texas vigil, another school mourns another mass shooting: 'It is hope in the face of tragedy that brings us together today'
In the wake of another mass shooting at a U.S. school, Santa Fe High School students stay "Texas Tough" while mourning the 10 who were killed Friday.

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May 18, 2018

Dallas County candidate admits plan to reward his children who marry white, straight Christians
Former Dallas County judge faces allegations of racist behavior, admits to rewarding his children if they marry within race

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May 18, 2018

Ten killed in Texas high school shooting were mostly students; police say suspect confessed
One male student was taken into custody and another student described as "a person of interest" was being detained and questioned.

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May 18, 2018

Woman killed in school bus crash was fifth-grade teacher
Two people were killed in the accident on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township around 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

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May 18, 2018

Pruitt moves to rescind regulations inspired by West, Tex., chemical explosion that killed 15
Pruitt says these chemical safety regulations create "unnecessary regulatory burdens" for the chemical industry.

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May 18, 2018

A teenager wanted to talk about gun control. Would anyone in her town listen?
In conservative Gillette, Wyo., a young advocate finds her voice.

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May 18, 2018

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn't improve fertility, study says
The study compared acupuncture with "sham acupuncture" and found it did not make a difference for women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

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May 18, 2018

From Meghan Markle to Rosario Dawson: How I learned to love my 'ethnic ambiguity'
Being a Latina with a Greek last name, I always get the question: "What are you?"

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May 18, 2018

Gunman who opened fire, yelled about Trump inside Trump Doral hotel shot by officers, police say
Authorities said it appeared the gunman was attempting to ambush police officers.

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May 18, 2018

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
A new study by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco finds more nuanced views of egg freezing by hundreds of women who underwent the procedure.

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May 18, 2018

Here's what Parkland survivors are saying about the Santa Fe school shooting
Survivors of past school shootings took to social media to express condolences, outrage and empathy to a new school full of survivors.

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May 18, 2018

Former Playboy centerfold falls to death with son after checking into New York hotel
"I can't wrap my head around it ... to do this to a little boy. I don't get it," her former attorney said.

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May 18, 2018

Police: Man who opened fire inside Trump Doral hotel was ‘yelling' about Trump
Authorities said it appeared the gunman, who was shot and wounded by officers, was attempting to ambush police.

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May 18, 2018

Chinese spies promised to take care of ex-CIA officer for life, prosecutors say
Defendant Jerry Chun Shing Lee, accused of conspiracy to commit espionage, has pleaded not guilty and faces trial next year.

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May 18, 2018

A scientist calculated the ludicrous strength of Marvel villain Thanos
Along the way, he theorized two new forms of molecular carbon.

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May 18, 2018

A perk for friends of the Zinkes: Guided tours through National Park Service sites
The interior secretary and his wife have arranged special visits to parks and historic destinations.

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May 18, 2018

Robert Wilkie is nominated to lead Veterans Affairs
Wilkie has been acting secretary since late March, when President Trump fired David Shulkin and selected Ronny Jackson to lead the agency. The nomination of Jackson, who was Trump's White House physician, collapsed after misconduct allegations surfaced.

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May 18, 2018

With a Trump hat and a pistol, man shows up at school shooting scene to 'Make America Great again'
With a pistol holstered on his hip and an American flag in his hand, the man, who was wearing a Trump hat, spoke briefly to reporters gathered at Santa Fe High School, saying he was there to offer support.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

U.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in Congo
The United States is also sending personnel from the CDC and equipment from the USAID.

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May 18, 2018

This site will remove your mug shot — for a price, authorities say. Its owners are charged with extortion.
Over three years, Mugshots.com allegedly took more than $2.4 million in fees from at least 5,703 people nationwide who wanted their arrest information removed from the website.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

As Trump tightens asylum rules, thousands of Venezuelans find a warm welcome in Miami
The Venezuelans typically have visas. They are, in general, wealthier and more likely to have lawyers. And they have the backing of Florida politicians, especially Cuban Americans who view them as allies against Latin American leftism.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

The Cuban Revolution ended his college career at Georgetown. Six decades later, he finally graduated
Carlos Manuel Sera never told anyone he hadn't graduated. Recently, he went back to finish the degree he began in 1955.

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May 18, 2018

Santa Fe school shooting is 2nd this week, 3rd this month and 16th this year
2018 is shaping up to be the worst year for school shootings in two decades.

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May 18, 2018

Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting
It has become a familiar pattern in the all-too-common aftermath of American school shootings: A barrage of online misinformation, seemingly designed to cloud the truth or win political points. But some were still surprised at the speed with which the Santa Fe shooting descended into information warfare.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons in class resigns as state agencies investigate
Two state agencies continue to investigate the teacher's actions.

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May 18, 2018

This woman did CPR on a parakeet. Her friend took a video.
Chelsea Steiner stared at the helpless bird and had a revelation: "I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness. I'm a certified EMT. I know what to do.' "

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

Video: Man threatens to ‘call ICE' on Spanish-speaking restaurant employees
Two New York officials identified the man in the video as lawyer Aaron Schlossberg and submitted a formal complaint that accused him of misconduct for his rant.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

Probe underway after school bus crash killed student and teacher in New Jersey
The bus was carrying fifth-graders to a field trip Thursday when it collided with a dump truck along westbound Interstate 80.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

As a young man, he had to drop out of Georgetown University. Six decades later, he's about to make up for it.
Carlos Manuel Sera never told anyone he hadn't graduated. Recently, he went back to finish the degree he began in 1955.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

At 17, he had to drop out of Georgetown University. Six decades later, he's about to make up for it.
Carlos Manuel Sera never told anyone he hadn't graduated. Recently, he went back to finish the degree he began in 1955.

Washington Post Nation
May 18, 2018

Doctor bought jet and Maserati from proceeds of unnecessary chemotherapy, authorities say
In a seven-count indictment, the Justice Department alleges that Jorge Zamora-Quezada and co-conspirators bankrolled a "lavish" lifestyle by performing excessive, unneeded procedures and prescribing costly medication to potentially thousands of patients.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

A Nevada county takes aim at legal prostitution: Should the brothels stay or go?
Lyon County, outside Carson City, has long had four legal brothels. In November, it will decide whether to embrace its racy past or push sex work aside.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

Lawyer who threatened to call ICE about Spanish speakers is now target of complaint
Two New York officials identified the man in the video as lawyer Aaron Schlossberg and submitted a formal complaint that accused him of misconduct for his rant.

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May 17, 2018

NIH halts study of moderate drinking that was funded by alcohol industry
Thursday morning's announcement by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins reflects the seriousness of allegations that surfaced in news reports in recent months.

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May 17, 2018

Fire and rain: Here's how a wildfire sparked a freak thunderstorm in Texas
By some meteorological miracle, the wildfire's hot air fueled a rain, lightning, and hail producing storm.

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May 17, 2018

A new 'D.B. Cooper' suspect? Yet another possible identity for the elusive hijacker.
Has an 84-year-old pet sitter from Florida finally cracked the case of the country's only unsolved skyjacking?

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May 17, 2018

A student and an adult were killed in New Jersey school bus crash, officials say
The accident happened on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State Police said.

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May 17, 2018

TSA has created secret watch list for unruly passengers
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), not content with pat-downs and other intrusive procedures that can break an   air passenger's spirit, has been compiling a secret watch list of "unruly" passengers who might pose a threat to TSA staff at airport checkpoints. The watch list — first reported Thursday by the New York Times — includes […]

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May 17, 2018

Science says that during disasters, people are terrible on Twitter
Perhaps to the surprise of absolutely no one.

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May 17, 2018

A student and an adult were killed in New Jersey schoolbus crash, news reports say
The accident happened on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State Police said.

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May 17, 2018

Air Force says it's sorry about linking the viral Yanny vs. Laurel debate and a Taliban attack
An Air Force tweet was "made in poor taste," the service said.

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May 17, 2018

Air Force says it's sorry about linking the viral #YannyvsLaurel debate and a Taliban attack
An Air Force tweet was 'made in poor taste,' the service said.

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May 17, 2018

A student and an adult were killed in New Jersey school bus crash, news reports say
The accident happened on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State Police said.

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May 17, 2018

'Explosive' eruption at Hawaii volcano's summit shoots ash more than five miles high
The effects of the short-lived explosion were limited, but scientists warned there may be more to come.

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May 17, 2018

NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry
The research, underwritten by the liquor industry, is under review by NIH.

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May 17, 2018

ICE just abandoned its dream of ‘extreme vetting' software that could predict whether a foreign visitor would become a terrorist
Immigration officials originally wanted artificial intelligence that could continuously track foreign visitors' social media. They're giving the job to humans instead.

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May 17, 2018

ICE just abandoned its dream of "extreme vetting" software that could predict whether a foreign visitor would become a terrorist
Immigration officials originally wanted artificial intelligence that could continuously track foreign visitors' social media. They're giving the job to humans instead.

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May 17, 2018

USDA may warn some facilities when animal welfare inspectors are coming
The pilot program — which animal protection advocates have criticized — appears to be part of a broader reevaluation of the inspections process at zoos, breeding operations, research labs and other facilities.

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May 17, 2018

FDA shames drug companies suspected of using 'gaming tactics' to delay competition
Will the public spotlight help bring drug prices down?

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

‘My next call is to ICE!': Man's rant against workers who spoke Spanish at a Manhattan deli caught on camera
In the video, a tall dark-haired man wearing a white button-down shirt and gray slacks looks indignant as he confronts a bespectacled employee at the fast-casual restaurant and deli.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

Hawaii's volcanoes: How George S. Patton took on the lava with bombs
In 1935, as lava from Mauna Loa advanced on Hilo, Patton ordered bombs dropped to divert the flow.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

Go ahead, Americans, enjoy the royal wedding. It doesn't make you unpatriotic.
The spectacle of the royal wedding is a great opportunity to remember what's wonderful about being American — and all the things we can do better. Plus fascinators!

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May 17, 2018

Dog rescues his pooch friend from drowning in a pool
The two dogs had been horseplaying when Smokey fell into the pool. Remus jumped in after him.

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May 17, 2018

The Health 202: There's a fight brewing between the Trump administration and drugmakers
It involves Medicare's prescription drug programs.

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May 17, 2018

Shopping while black. African Americans continue to face retail racism.
When shopping while black happens to me, I take my business elsewhere.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

A robot helped a sick high school senior experience graduation from the hospital
Cynthia Pettway had to miss her graduation because she was in the hospital. But some supporters partnered together for a solution that gave her the experience of walking the stage: a robot.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

'A demented social club': Poachers slaughtered hundreds of animals in Pacific Northwest for 'the thrill,' police say
Footage from the suspects' own cellphones helped authorities unravel the illegal carnage.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

Hawaii's volcanoes: How George S. Patton took on the lava and lost
In 1935, as lava from Mauna Loa advanced on Hilo, Patton ordered bombs dropped to divert the flow.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.
Cosmo DiNardo was sentenced to life Wednesday for fatally shooting four men and disposing of their bodies.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

How George S. Patton took on Hawaii's lava and lost
In 1935, as lava from Mauna Loa advanced on Hilo, Patton ordered bombs dropped to divert the flow.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons in class placed on leave — and under investigation
"Regardless of the investigative outcomes, Superintendent Dr. Heidi Maier is recommending termination," Marion County Public Schools said.

Washington Post Nation
May 17, 2018

Waterboarded, shot with crossbows: 10 children in Calif. home faced harsh abuse, officials say
Investigators say the 10 children rescued from the home had been tortured, burned, beaten and shot with a pellet gun while living amid squalor and abuse.

Washington Post Nation
May 16, 2018

Larry Nassar's victims to get $500 million in settlement with Michigan State University
The bulk of the money, $425 million, will go to more than 300 girls and women who have made accusations against the former sports physician, who pleaded guilty last year to sexual assault charges.

Washington Post Nation
May 16, 2018

North Carolina schools close as teachers confront lawmakers at state capitol
The state's teacher union said more than 20,000 teachers gathered at the state capitol in Raleigh.

Washington Post Nation
May 16, 2018

For years a flag mural at the border has honored deported U.S. military veterans. After Trump visit, agents are looking into taking it down.
Amos Gregory, who led the mural project, said it has been on the fencing for years without complaint.

Washington Post Nation
May 16, 2018

'It could have been a lot worse': Officer confronts armed 19-year-old at Illinois high school
"Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved," the city police chief said of the school resource officer.

Washington Post Nation
May 16, 2018

After fatal accident, Southwest Airlines inspects 35,000 engine fan blades and finds no flaws
"A handful" of the blades will get a second test after the coating they're covered with showed "anomalies."

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May 16, 2018

The story behind the viral photo of a Kent State graduate posing with her cap — and a rifle
The story behind a Kent State student's graduation photo with a cap and a rifle

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May 16, 2018

Russian firm tied to Putin ally, charged in 2016 trolling campaign, clashes with Mueller probe
A U.S. court hearing hints at the scorched-earth defense that could test special counsel prosecutors.

Washington Post Nation
May 16, 2018

Justice Dept. inspector general finishes draft of report on Clinton email case
Comey and others mentioned in the report will be allowed to review it this week and lobby for changes.

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