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Washington Post Nation
Mar 22, 2019

This artist lost the use of his hands, so he paints with his mouth
Alex Biagi taught himself to hold a paintbrush in his mouth and to apply just the right pressure to the canvas.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 22, 2019

A police unit went after Stormy Daniels for ‘moral' crimes. Now due to misconduct, it has been disbanded.
After eight months of controversy, Columbus, Ohio, shuts down a controversial police unit.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 22, 2019

A police unit went after Stormy Daniels for ‘moral' crimes. Now due to misconduct, it has disbanded.
After eight months of controversy, Columbus, Ohio, shuts down a controversial police unit.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 22, 2019

A police unit went after Stormy Daniels for ‘moral' crimes. Now due to misconduct, they've been disbanded.
After eight months of controversy, Columbus, Ohio, shuts down a controversial police unit.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 22, 2019

Princeton Seminary students are asking for reparations for school's role in slavery
A group of black seminarians have collected signatures in an online petition calling on the school to set aside 15 percent of the school's endowment.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 22, 2019

‘Who's going to help me?': Steve King denigrates Hurricane Katrina victims for needing government assistance
The comments, which were condemned by officials in Louisiana, smacked of racist tropes about black dependence on the government.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

A thief with a machete held up a gas station, police say — then the clerk pulled a machete of his own
Huntsville police released surreal video of the alleged robbery this week.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

When a river swells, are levees the best way to deal with it?
Midwest flooding shows the benefits and weaknesses of the current system.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

More families sue Boeing over Lion Air crash, citing defective design and ‘inadequate safety warnings'
Some families were pressured by the airline to sign waiver agreeing not to sue and accept a settlement, a lawyer representing families of 20 victims said.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Truck driver involved in crash with Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers had marijuana and a prescription drug in his system, NTSB says
A co-worker of the driver who was riding in the truck was killed and several lawmakers were injured in the January 2018 crash.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Florence and Michael permanently retired from list of Atlantic hurricane names
They will be replaced with Francine and Milton in the 2024 list.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Teachers were reportedly shot with pellet guns at an active-shooter training
Sheriff's deputies conducted mock executions, shooting them with plastic pellets during a drill at an elementary school in northern Indiana.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

California's super bloom is the best in years, so vibrant it can be seen from space
Abundant rain and mountain snow have spurred a ‘super bloom apocalypse.'

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Coast Guard is ‘approaching a tipping point': Commandant sounds alarm about aging fleet
Adm. Karl Schultz delivered a ‘State of the Coast Guard' address in Los Angeles.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

NOAA warns of ‘unprecedented' spring flood season that may become ‘more dire'
The disastrous flood season is predicted to expand and grow more severe.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

NOAA warns of ‘unprecedented' spring flood season that may become ‘more dire' in coming weeks
The disastrous flood season is predicted to expand and grow more severe.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Fentanyl overdose deaths rising most sharply among African Americans
Overdoses related to fentanyl — which is often mixed with heroin, cocaine and other drugs — rose 141 percent each year, on average, from 2011 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Meteor? Nope. Aliens? Nah. Fiery streak over L.A. was a supermoon marketing stunt.
"Oh my God. It's a meteor. It's a fireball. What the hell?" one exasperated woman said in a video.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

It's the first full day of spring. This late-season nor'easter won't let winter go away.
The nor'easter will round out the workweek, yielding a forecast that is wet for some and white for others.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Florida man expected to plead guilty to mailing bombs to Trump critics
Cesar Sayoc, 57, was arrested in October after a series of devices were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN, among others.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing explosive devices to Trump critics
Federal authorities accused the Florida man of committing "a domestic terrorist attack."

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

This photo shows why a border wall won't work
President Trump has declared an emergency at the Mexican border. Here is the reality.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Americans are the unhappiest they've ever been, U.N. report finds. An ‘epidemic of addictions' could be to blame.
For the third year in a row, the U.S. has continued to drop in the global happiness ranking and now sits at No. 19.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

With more focus on the southern border, U.S. officials see a rise in migrants at sea
"Once the rhetoric started with the wall, it definitely picked up in the maritime," said a senior U.S. law enforcement official.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

It's a ‘magic fridge!': Men find ice-cold beers in a field after long hours cleaning up Nebraska flood wreckage
The fridge magically presented itself in the middle of the field after Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer spent all day clearing debris and mud from their flooded riverside property.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Guest Post: Reduce prison populations by reducing life sentences
Even with the recently passed First Step Act, U.S. prisons remain overcrowded, and 40 percent of prisoners are at least 40 years old. Daniel S. Nagin, a professor of public policy and statistics, suggests reduced use of life sentences to address the problem.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

7 out of 895 — the number of black students admitted to NYC's most selective high school. And there are more startling stats.
A different admissions scandal.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

‘Approaching a tipping point': Coast guard commandant sounds alarm
Adm. Karl Schultz said he is thankful for an increase in funding in 2019 to build new vessels but that the service still has an operations budget that has "essentially been flatlined" over the past eight years.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 21, 2019

Fentanyl drug overdose deaths rising most sharply among African Americans
New CDC report shows epidemic cuts across racial, ethnic lines.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

As part of Midwest starts flood cleanup, downstream region braces for inundation
The late-winter "bomb cyclone" triggered devastating flooding, with spring melt from the mountains and seasonal rains still to come.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Veterans talking veterans back from the brink: A new approach to policing and lives in crisis
The novel partnership between a California sheriff's department and a VA hospital has already responded to more than 125 emergencies.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Harvard accused in lawsuit of retaining and profiting from images of slaves
A lawsuit calls on Harvard University to turn historical images of enslaved people over to a woman who claims to be a descendant of the man and girl who were photographed in 1850.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Harvard accused in lawsuit of seizing and profiting from images of slaves
A lawsuit calls on Harvard University to turn historical images of enslaved people over to a woman who claims to be a descendant of the man and girl who were photographed in 1850.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

NYPD used a trick to catch a Trump-loving graffiti vandal: It built a wall
Here's how a fake wall helped New York police catch a Trump-loving graffiti writer.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Why not every place on Earth gets 12 hours of day and night on the spring equinox
The Earth's shape and bending of light by the atmosphere explain the departure from expectation.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Meet Steve: Streaking, pulsing northern lights in the spring equinox sky
It spans the sky like a mega-size wad of chewing gum stretched taut. It glows from within, pulses gently and sometimes releases tentacles of dripping, green ectoplasm.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

This couple enjoys Texas Roadhouse so much they eat little else, day or night
Ron and Diana Watson have simplified their lives so they no longer do grocery store trips, wash dishes or plan meals.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

This couple enjoys Texas Roadhouse so much they trained themselves to eat almost nothing else, day or night
The couple has simplified their lives so they no longer do grocery store trips, wash dishes or plan meals.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Precision dining: Why this couple has been eating the same meal at the Texas Roadhouse six days a week for 15 years
The couple has simplified their lives so they no longer do grocery store trips, wash dishes or plan meals.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Veterans ‘speak their own language.' It's helping save other vets amid mental-health crises.
A novel partnership between a California sheriff's department and a Veterans Affairs hospital has already responded to more than 125 emergencies.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Lawsuit accuses Harvard of seizing and profiting from images of slaves
The suit calls on the university to turn over images of enslaved people to a woman who claims to be a descendant of the man and girl who were photographed in 1850.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

The U.S. should get more credit for ending slavery ‘within 150 years,' Fox panelist says
"The truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed, and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years," contributor Katie Pavlich said. "And we get no credit for that."

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Tom Ford never called Melania Trump a ‘glorified escort,' but a viral tweet fooled the Internet
The anonymous tweet claimed the designer said he refused to dress the first lady because "I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men."

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

How should colleges respond to new DeVos rules on campus sexual assault?
A law professor writes about the difficult choices universities will face under new Title IX rules, if approved, and how they should be planning for likely changes in the way sexual-assault allegations are handled on campus.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

The spring equinox arrives Wednesday evening. Here's everything you need to know.
The vernal equinox arrives Wednesday at 5:58 p.m. Eastern. This year, there's even a full moon on the first day of spring.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

The smallest and farthest worlds ever explored by NASA are really, really weird
Historic encounters with the asteroid Bennu and the Kuiper belt object MU69 have revealed strange new features of these far-flung worlds.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Bill would bar government from asking job applicants about convictions in early stage
Consideration of criminal convictions would not be allowed in the early stages of the employment application process by federal agencies and contractors under legislation.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Millions watched her kids on YouTube. Off-screen, she was beating and starving them, police say.
The video-sharing website said it had demonetized the channel, but the case adds to growing questions about how the company polices its open-ended service.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Supreme Court examination of jury discrimination prompts rare question from Clarence Thomas
The justice, who last asked a question three years ago, inquired about the race of jurors dismissed by defense lawyers in a Mississippi murder case, drawing out the information that they were white.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

Police said a millionaire's murder was a robbery. The truth led to an international hunt for ‘The Black Widow.'
More than a decade after a young Canadian real estate developer was killed in San Juan, the victim's family finally has justice .

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

This felon is helping people charged in the college admissions scandal prepare for prison
Ever since the scandal broke, Justin Paperny's phone hasn't stopped ringing.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 20, 2019

This felon is helping people charged in the college admissions scandal prep for prison
Ever since the scandal broke, Justin Paperny's phone hasn't stopped ringing.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Woman used T-shirt cannon to launch drug-filled care package into prison yard, officials say
A spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections told The Post it was a "novel approach to a bad idea."

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

A Trojan horse: USC was the most frequent target in alleged admissions scheme
Far too often, students and faculty lament, access to the prestigious school is about money.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility
The fire that began Sunday at the Intercontinental Terminals Company remained intense enough Tuesday to create its own micro weather system, causing shifting winds in the area, officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Andre Williams, R&B singer and producer known as Mr. Rhythm, dies at 82
He had a strutting stage persona and used a proto-rap delivery on songs such as "Bacon Fat."

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Satellite images show the devastating floods in the Midwest
Satellite images show the extent of flooding in the midwest

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Ex-officer who left daughter in a hot patrol car for a tryst pleads guilty to manslaughter
"You will forever be entombed in a prison of your own mind," Harrison County Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois told Cassie Barker, a former Mississippi officer.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

‘Full worm supermoon' to rise shortly after spring equinox
The third and final supermoon of 2019 is expected to reach 100 percent fullness at 9:43 p.m. ET Wednesday. It's the first time in two decades a full moon and the start of spring have been so close to each other.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

‘Full worm supermoon' rises shortly after Wednesday evening's spring equinox
It's the first time a full moon and spring's arrival have been so close together in two decades.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Massachusetts state troopers reported to have set ticket quotas
The troopers allegedly were told to write at least eight citations per shift or lose out on lucrative overtime work, according to local news reports.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

In California, abundant rains, 618 inches of snow and an end to drought. More winter and water are coming.
The Golden State might be through with winter, but winter is not through with the Golden State.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

In California, abundant rains, 618 inches of snow bring an end to drought
Forecasters are predicting precipitation and cooler conditions starting Wednesday before a second round of unsettled weather arrives late Friday.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Most of Nebraska under state of emergency as ‘historic' floodwaters ravage Midwest
"Historic" flooding in the Midwest has killed at least four people, leveled bridges and submerged huge swaths of the region with bone-chilling floodwater.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

‘Kitten cannibalism': USDA scientists fed cat and dog meat to felines in the lab, watchdog says
The goal was to study the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis, a flu-like disease that can infect humans for weeks or months.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

More ‘historic' flooding expected in Midwest as Pence heads to Nebraska to survey devastation
"Historic" flooding in the Midwest has killed at least four people, leveled bridges and submerged huge swaths of the region with bone-chilling floodwater.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Trump's budget slashes science. Here's what would be lost.
A smaller budget at the National Science Foundation would mean 1,000 fewer new grants and would reduce graduate student fellowships by 20 percent.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

False alarms, real fear: Even without gunfire, active shooter alerts create terror
In an age of massacres, false reports still traumatize people worried about becoming victims in the next attack.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

A Grateful Dead fan was crushed by a bulldozer during a police chase over 10 pot plants. Now his family is suing.
Law enforcement officials have contended that Gregory Longenecker, 51, deliberately climbed under the bulldozer to evade capture. His friends and family dispute that account.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

‘Maybe it's a sign from God': Midwest floods devastate farmers in Nebraska
Early estimates put crop and ranch losses in the state at $900 million, according to the president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

‘Maybe it's a sign from God': Midwest floods devastate Nebraska farmers
Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson said some early estimates put ranching losses in the state at $500 million and row crops at another $400 million.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

NYPD said it captured a cop killer who fled justice 20 years ago. Turns out, the cop is still alive.
Someone at NYPD apparently just "misread" the paperwork, police said.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Who watches ISIS beheading videos in the U.S.? Men, Christians and the fearful, say psychologists.
Using ISIS beheading videos as a case study, researchers found that the likelihood of watching this material was associated with being male, Christian and unemployed, as well as frequency of watching television and prior exposure to violence.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Is it finally time to get rid of the SAT and ACT college admissions tests?
Why the test owners say no. Why critics say yes.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

FDA approves first drug specifically for postpartum depression
The debilitating condition affects hundreds of thousands of women each year in the United States. The new medication, brexanolone, must be administered intravenously for 60 continuous hours.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Supreme Court says government has broad authority when detaining some immigrants
There is no requirement for a bond hearing even if they are picked up years after release from custody for crimes that could result in deportation, the court's conservative majority found.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

Catholic diocese and former bishop in West Virginia ‘knowingly employed pedophiles,' lawsuit claims
The state attorney general's lawsuit says the diocese failed to conduct adequate background checks for those working at its schools and camps. Some child abuse experts said the move was precedent-setting.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

How a chicken pox outbreak entangled one school in a vaccine showdown
Jerome Kunkel, 18, was banned from his Kentucky school, which is experiencing a chickenpox outbreak, because he isn't vaccinated against the virus. Now he's suing.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 19, 2019

What the huge loss of old Myspace music means for Internet culture
The loss of digital artifacts highlights the impermanence of the Web, and the ease with which files and posts that helped define Internet culture and history can be so readily discarded.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Federal investigators looking into Boeing 737 Max following 2 crashes in less than five months
Both the Justice Department and Transportation Department's Office of Inspector General have made inquiries.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

These images reveal the historic and horrific flooding in Nebraska and nearby states
The worst flooding in decades continues across parts of the Plains and Midwest.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Whales are facing a big, deadly threat along West Coast: Massive ships
Ten of the marine mammals were killed by ships off California last year — the highest number there since tracking began in 1982.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Critical Air Force base flooded in Nebraska
Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska was struck by extensive flooding that started on March 15. The base hosts critical command and reconnaissance aircraft.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

We've been here before: Colleges haven't learned from admissions fraud
Admissions officers are far more likely to suspect fraud from a certain type of kid. And it's not the children of Lori Loughlin or Felicity Huffman.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

These images unmask the historic and horrific flooding in Nebraska and nearby states
The worst flooding in decades continues across parts of the Plains and Midwest.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Sunscreen bans aimed at protecting coral reefs spark debate among scientists
The discussion has been divisive even among a group of people with a strong interest in protecting coral health.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

I teach children about anger and peace. It gets harder after each mass shooting.
If we don't give our children the tools to deal with their strong emotions, to work out their conflicts peacefully, we will soon find that we are not safe anywhere.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Kansas employee calls Trump ‘communist' on official Twitter account
The person who sent the tweet following the president's criticism of Fox News anchors no longer works at the state transportation agency, officials say.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Kansas state employee calls Trump a ‘delusional communist' on official Twitter account
The person who sent the tweet following Trumps criticism of Fox News anchors no longer works at the state transportation agency, officials say.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Whales are facing a big, deadly threat along West Coast: Massive container ships
Ten of the marine mammals were killed by ships off California last year — the highest number there since tracking began in 1982.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

‘Poppy Apocalypse': California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares ‘public safety crisis'
Officials in Lake Elsinore, located about an hour outside of Los Angeles, closed off access to their famed golden poppy fields after "Disneyland size crowds" inundated the city of about 66,000 over the weekend.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

‘Poppy Apocalypse': Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares ‘public safety crisis'
"This weekend has been unbearable," Lake Elsinore officials said Sunday after the city was inundated with "Disneyland size crowds" of people wanting to see its famed California golden poppy blooms.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

‘I have to perform to save my life': Medical bills kept rock legend Dick Dale touring till the end
He was one of the most influential guitarist of all time. But Dick Dale's health problems are what kept him on the road.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

A Republican pushed mandatory AR-15s. After mosque shootings, he says it was a ploy to bait the left.
Andrew McDaniel, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri, says he wanted to cause a stir but regrets the national spotlight trained on him following the terrorist attack in New Zealand.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

He claimed his first wife died from a fall. Now police say he stabbed his second wife to death.
Nash County sheriff's investigators are now taking a second look at the death of Rexford Lynn Keel's first wife, ruled accidental in 2006, after he was charged with murdering his second wife.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

High court to weigh whether juries in criminal cases may be split
The Supreme Court justices declined to consider the cases of a death-row inmate who alleged that a juror in his case was racist and a bed-and-breakfast owner who would not offer a room to a lesbian couple.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 18, 2019

Pittsburgh synagogue offers support to Muslims in New Zealand
People of all religions rallied around the Tree of Life synagogue when 11 people were killed there in October. Now, congregants have raised thousands of dollars for the Muslim community in Christchurch, which lost 50 people in attacks at two mosques last week.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 17, 2019

Feel like the college application process is out of control? Here's how to keep it ethical.
Richard Weissbourd of Harvard's Making Caring Common Project hopes the recent college admissions scandal can inspire parents to change.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 17, 2019

Amid deadly flooding in Midwest, Missouri River washes out southwestern Iowa residents
Heavy rainfall and snowmelt have led to high water in creeks and rivers across several Midwestern states, with the Missouri River hitting record-high levels in many areas.At least two deaths were blamed on flooding, and two other men have been missing for days.

Washington Post Nation
Mar 17, 2019

Two dead, two missing amid ‘historic' flooding across the Midwest
Forecasters warned of 'major and historical river flooding' as governors declared states of emergency.

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