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Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2022

‘Assault weapons' too popular to be banned in Maryland, gun advocates argue
Gun rights groups previously failed to get the ban struck down but say a new precedent is on their side.

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Dec 06, 2022

Police chief resigns after asking officer to ‘let us go' during traffic stop
Tampa police chief Mary O'Connor was caught on video flashing her badge to a deputy when she and her husband were stopped on a golf cart without tags.

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Dec 06, 2022

The Supreme Court thrives on hypotheticals. Alito's latest sparked a backlash.
In a case about LGBTQ and religious protections, Justice Samuel A. Alito found himself musing about children in KKK outfits and Black shopping mall Santas.

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Dec 06, 2022

America underwater
A review of extreme flooding events this summer showed FEMA's flood maps are failing to fully inform Americans of flood risk in rural and urban areas.

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Dec 06, 2022

Colorado Springs suspect charged with 305 counts of murder, hate crimes
Prosecutors presented formal charges against Anderson Lee Aldrich, arrested in connection with the shooting that killed five and injured 17 others at Club Q.

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Dec 06, 2022

As fatal police shootings increase, more go unreported
Fatal police shootings by officers in at least 2,250 departments are missing from federal records since 2015, according to The Washington Post database.

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Dec 06, 2022

Giuliani ‘weaponized' law license in Trump election suit, D.C. Bar argues
Giuliani testifies in hearing of D.C. Bar, which has accused him of inappropriately filing lawsuits challenging the presidential election in Pennsylvania.

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Dec 06, 2022

Suspect in Colorado Springs shooting to be formally charged
Prosecutors will present formal charges against Anderson Lee Aldrich, arrested in connection with the shooting that killed five and injured 17 others at Club Q.

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Dec 06, 2022

Police misused Find My app before raiding 77-year-old's home, ACLU says
Ruby Johnson was relaxing at home when a SWAT team raided her place in search of a stolen phone and weapons that weren't there. Now, she's suing Denver police.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2022

Police misused Find My app before raiding grandmother's home, ACLU says
Ruby Johnson was relaxing at home when a SWAT team raided her place in search of a stolen phone and weapons that weren't there. Now, she's suing Denver police.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2022

Deputy fatally shot friend after ‘jokingly' pointing gun, sheriff says
Police arrested Andrew Lawson for manslaughter after he allegedly fired what he believed was an unloaded gun at his roommate, fellow deputy Austin Walsh.

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Dec 06, 2022

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers' actress, dies at 71
Ms. Alley also starred in the sitcom "Veronica's Closet" and the "Look Who's Talking" comic movie franchise.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2022

John Prados, miner of declassified documents, dies at 71
He wrote more than two dozen works of military and intelligence history as an independent scholar and senior fellow at the nonprofit National Security Archive

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Dec 05, 2022

‘Shark Week' lacks diversity, overrepresents men named Mike, scientists say
The experts featured on Discovery's signature shark programming include more men named Mike than women, a recent study found.

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Dec 05, 2022

How The Washington Post examines police shootings in the United States
The Washington Post has collected data on every fatal police shooting since 2015, and found that fewer than half are tracked by the FBI

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Dec 05, 2022

Polygamist leader claimed 20 ‘wives,' including minors, FBI says
Samuel Rappylee Bateman allegedly counted his daughter among the more than 20 "wives" he is accused of forcing to perform sexual acts.

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Dec 05, 2022

Lawmakers press Pentagon for answers about veterans' foreign jobs
Lawmakers said they were alarmed by a Post investigation that found hundreds of retired military personnel have taken lucrative jobs for foreign governments.

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Dec 05, 2022

Trump's committee paying for lawyers of key Mar-a-Lago witnesses
The payments are legal, and a defense lawyer for the witnesses says they are not problematic. But some outside legal experts say they could pose a conflict.

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Dec 05, 2022

Murder trial begins for ex-officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home
A long-awaited murder trial began against former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, accused of killing Atatiana Jefferson inside her home.

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Dec 05, 2022

Ex-N.Y. Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin has federal corruption charges dismissed
A federal judge said prosecutors did not sufficiently allege a "quid pro quo" between Benjamin and a real estate developer who helped raise campaign contributions.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2022

Police shootings database 2015-2022: Search by race, age, department
Filter the Washington Post database, which includes police shooting statistics since January 2015, by unarmed police shootings, race and age of victim and more.

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Dec 05, 2022

Man admits he burned cross to ‘intimidate' Black neighbors
Axel Cox has pleaded guilty to federal charges after admitting he set a cross on fire to intimidate his Black neighbors in Gulfport, Miss.

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Dec 05, 2022

FBI investigates deliberate attacks on N.C. power substations
More than 30,000 customers of Duke Energy remained without electricity Monday after infrastructure in Moore County was damaged by gunfire.

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Dec 05, 2022

Supreme Court seems to side with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage
Conservative justices seemed amenable to web designer Lorie Smith's argument that the state can't compel her to make wedding sites for same-sex couples.

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Dec 05, 2022

Swifties sue Ticketmaster, saying it ‘messed with the wrong fan base'
More than two dozen Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster, alleging fraud, misrepresentation and multiple antitrust violations.

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Dec 05, 2022

Key findings from The Post's series on veterans' lucrative foreign jobs
For two years, U.S. government lawyers fought The Washington Post's FOIA requests for documents detailing foreign work by retired troops.

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Dec 05, 2022

Social Security offices critical to disability benefits hit breaking point
Social Security's state offices that review disability claims are at a breaking point with massive backlogs, leaving disabled Americans waiting months for judgments.

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Dec 05, 2022

Fearing scandal, Air Force blocked generals' foreign consulting deals
The two generals oversaw key U.S. supply routes through Azerbaijan and later negotiated deals there to earn as much as $5,000 a day in retirement.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2022

A stranger called. He had photos of her family from the Holocaust era.
"It meant more than you could imagine," said Blanche Fixler, who was contacted by Daniel Patt, a software engineer who also found family photos for the actor Josh Gad.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2022

Bob McGrath, founding member of ‘Sesame Street' cast, dies at 90
Mr. McGrath joined the inaugural cast of "Sesame Street" in 1969 as Bob Johnson, the affable neighborhood music teacher.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2022

An 82-year-old didn't pay her $77 trash bill. Police arrested her.
Officials in an Alabama city are facing backlash following an announcement that a woman was arrested after she did not pay a $77 trash bill.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2022

Gunshots at substations cut electricity to 45,000; police seek motive
Multiple gunshots damaged two power substations in Moore County, N.C., leaving thousands without power and sparking a law enforcement investigation.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2022

A Texas culture clash: Dueling parades over the meaning of Christmas
Drag queens performed at last year's event, prompting the ministers who co-sponsored it to exclude them this year — and city officials to launch a second, separate holiday parade.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2022

Congress eyes end to military coronavirus vaccine mandate
Kevin McCarthy claims he worked out a deal with President Biden as part of a defense bill, but White House officials say nothing has been finalized.

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Dec 04, 2022

Man charged with threatening doctor caring for trans patients, LGBTQ kids
Federal prosecutors say Matthew Jordan Lindner, of Comfort, Tex., left death threats for a physician affiliated with Boston's National LGBTQIA Health Education Center.

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Dec 04, 2022

Wedding websites are the latest gay rights battleground in Colorado
The Supreme Court on Monday considers if web designer Lorie Smith's refusal to create same-sex union sites violates Colorado's public-accommodation law.

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Dec 04, 2022

Walmart gunman showed troubling behavior before attack, ex-colleagues say
Eleven days after the rampage, clues about what precipitated the shooting have emerged.

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Dec 04, 2022

Former GOP congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona dies at 80
During 11 terms in office, he was a social moderate and a fiscal conservative and sparred with fellow Republicans over his strong support of free trade.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2022

After Club Q rampage, a drag queen confronts a mortal threat
After another attack on an LGBTQ nightclub, a drag queen navigates the risks of her profession.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2022

DeSantis helped flip school boards. They're now making a mark.
In an unprecedent move, he endorsed a raft of school board candidates. They are beginning to make their marks.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2022

DeSantis helped flip school boards. They're now making their mark.
In an unprecedent move, he endorsed a raft of school board candidates. They are beginning to make their marks.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2022

Landmark Oath Keepers verdict hobbles group, but the movement lives on
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a rare legal consequence for the far-right group.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Accused Proud Boys leader wants D.C. police officer to testify in his defense
Defense attorneys for Henry "Enrique" Tarrio say their client provided Lt. Shane Lamond information on their locations during Capitol insurrection

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Julia Reichert, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, dies at 76
Often using the Midwest as a backdrop, Ms. Reichert explored themes of race, gender and the workplace.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Ex-officer charged with attempted murder for shooting teen in car
Officer James Brennand was fired after he shot 17-year-old Erik Cantu, who was eating a burger in his car at a McDonald's parking lot.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Prosecutors claim to jurors that Trump knew of Weisselberg's tax fraud
For the Trump Organization to be found guilty, prosecutors must prove top executives had "some intent" to help the company in addition to enriching themselves.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Five U.S. soldiers charged in rape of two women in Louisiana
The men are on the same combat team at the Fort Polk military base in eastern Louisiana.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy, owing nearly $1.5B to Sandy Hook families
The Infowars founder lost a series of court battles over his years of lies that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

Man mistakenly tosses wife's diamond rings, finds them in 20 tons of trash
"It was a total needle in a haystack," said Kevin Butler, who raced over to the transfer station to search for them.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2022

NYC waged a war on rodents. Now it's searching for a new ‘rat czar.'
Mayor Eric Adams (D) wants to pay up to $170,000 for a "somewhat bloodthirsty" person who will once and for all solve New York City's rat problem.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

A state dinner throws everyone off, just a little. And that's glorious.
A state dinner is high gloss. It throws people off their game. And that might be the necessary wonder of it all.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Mariah Carey's vocal range is better than most humans'. Bats surpass it.
According to new research from a team in Denmark, bats have a range of about seven octaves, greater than Prince and Mariah Carey.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, feminist underground cartoonist, dies at 74
Her autobiographical, raunchy, and darkly absurd comics in the 1970s made her a feminist heroine to a generation of women. She was married to fellow underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Trump Mar-a-Lago special master struck down by appeals court
A three-judge panel, including two Trump appointees, said they would not "carve out an unprecedented exception in our law for former presidents."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Police say target in Idaho killings remains unknown amid confusion
It remains unclear whether the killer of four University of Idaho students aimed for that house and those occupants, officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Uvalde survivors sue city, saying response fell ‘exceedingly short'
The $27 billion lawsuit blames law enforcement for failing to stop a gunman from killing 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in May.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

An FBI agent shot another passenger on a moving train. Was it a crime?
The trial of Eduardo Valdivia in Maryland centers on surveillance video from the Metro Red Line.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Civil rights groups question Biden's counterterrorism strategy
Civil rights advocates say the government is trying to combat domestic extremism and white supremacy using methods that in the past unfairly targeted minorities.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

The Abortion Diaries: Pregnant and desperate in post-Roe America
Three pregnant women shared their abortion journeys since Roe v. Wade was overturned, each living in a state where she could not legally access the procedure.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Education wars are fiercest in politically mixed places, survey finds
Education wars, surging nationwide, are most common in politically diverse areas, far more than in places that are solidly liberal or conservative, new research finds.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Here's how federal judges think about diversity in hiring law clerks
As the Supreme Court weighs whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions, a study says most appeals court judges consider race when hiring clerks.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

Judge sentences men behind election robocall scam to register new voters
For spreading disinformation about mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 election, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were sentenced to 500 hours registering new voters.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2022

From Macy's parade to Spotify Wrapped, Bad Bunny is on top of the world
How the 28-year-old went from supermarket bagger in his native Puerto Rico to global phenomenon underscores the music industry's changing landscape.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 30, 2022

Ohio jury convicts George Wagner IV in 2016 killing of Rhoden family
Ohio jury convicts George Wagner IV in 2016 killing of Rhoden family

Washington Post Nation
Nov 30, 2022

Garland praises Oath Keepers verdict, won't say where Jan. 6 probe goes
The Justice Dept. will weigh the conviction of Stewart Rhodes and a top deputy in deciding whether to pursue other high-profile Trump allies, people familiar with the matter said.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 30, 2022

Poison pill: How fentanyl killed a 17-year-old
A 17-year-old's death in California shows how fentanyl and fake pills, often sold on social media, are killing record numbers of unsuspecting Americans.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 30, 2022

‘Is it perfect? No': LGBTQ people respond to Respect for Marriage Act
Reactions to the Senate's passage of the bill among LGBTQ advocates toggled between a sense of relief and dismayed resignation.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 30, 2022

New clinic planned where enslaved women were tortured in medical experiments
Michelle Browder has plans for a museum and clinic where 19th-century physician J. Marion Sims conducted cruel medical trials on Black women.

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Nov 30, 2022

Ind. teens saw man with gun before they were killed, new document says
An Indiana judge has unsealed a court document that shows the evidence officials gathered to arrest Richard M. Allen in the killings of two Delphi teens.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 30, 2022

Can police use robots to kill? San Francisco voted yes.
The new policy would allow San Francisco police to use bomb-disposal robots to kill dangerous suspects with explosives.

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Nov 30, 2022

NYC push to forcibly hospitalize mentally ill from streets spurs backlash
A directive by New York Mayor Eric Adams would give police more leeway to commit mentally ill people involuntarily, even if they were not a threat to others.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

The problem with scarcity
Sometimes, mediocrity wins. And that's ok. But being twice as bad is not a measure of progress.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
The panel of seven men and five women deliberated for three days before finding Rhodes and a co-defendant guilty of conspiring to oppose by force the lawful transition of presidential power.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Billionaire Jeff Skoll joins Monumental Sports as minority investor
Skoll, 57, earned his fortune as eBay's first full-time hire and president.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Verdict reached in Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy trial of Oath Keepers' Rhodes
Stewart Rhodes and four co-defendants are accused of plotting to unleash political violence to prevent the inauguration of President Biden, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Houston lifts boil water order nearly two days after system failure
The supply was compromised after the failure of two electrical transformers at a purification plant.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Volcano eruption threatens Hawaii with dangerous lava ‘hair' blowing in wind
Pele's hair, delicate golden lava strands, can stretch up to two feet, the National Park Service warned after Hawaii's Mauna Loa erupted.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Nobody wanted to adopt the dog with one ear — until he started painting
"I never in a million years thought I'd see a dog become popular for his paintings," said Jaclyn Gartner. "It's really changed my life and his."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Providence offers reparations to address racism. White people can apply.
Providence, R.I. is launching a $10 million reparations program to address its history of discrimination against Black and Native American residents. But critics are upset that the program is race-neutral.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Threatened with jail for live-streaming traffic stop, he sued
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is debating whether streaming is different from recording, and whether passengers in cars can record at all.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Threatened with jail for livestreaming traffic stop, he sued
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is debating whether streaming is different from recording, and whether passengers in cars can record at all.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

A man was paralyzed in a police van. Five officers now face charges.
Randy Cox suffered a cervical spine injury during a ride in a New Haven, Conn., police van that left him permanently paralyzed below his neck.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Martin Scorsese fans dub ‘Goncharov' the best mafia film (n)ever made
There are posters, scripts and music for a 1973 film by Martin Scorsese — but none of it is real.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

Former Va. state trooper catfished a teen and killed her family, police say
Officials said the suspect, Austin Lee Edwards, drove from Virginia to California and killed family members of a teenage girl he had met online.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 29, 2022

A Va. man catfished a teen — and then killed her family, police say
Officials said the suspect, Austin Lee Edwards, drove from Virginia to California and killed family members of a teenage girl he had met online.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Chesapeake, Va., mourns those killed in Walmart shooting
Hundreds gathered in a city park to pray and light candles as they mourned the six Walmart employees killed last week.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

She was kidnapped as a baby in 1971. Her family just found her alive.
Melissa Highsmith reunited with her parents for the first time in five decades thanks to a home DNA test, a marriage certificate and an amateur genealogist.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Houston scrambles to fix water supply after failures force closures
Millions in the country's fourth-largest city were asked to boil tap water after a filtration plant lost power, an order that came 10 hours after the plant failure.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

‘We the People' need some holiday cheer, and the White House has it
The White House decorations don't take one's breath away; they encourage visitors to breathe a bit easier.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect pleads guilty to murder
Payton Gendron was charged with fatally shooting 10 Black people in a racially motivated attack at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., in May.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in 38 years
The USGS has a camera monitoring one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Its lava does not threaten nearby communities, officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

He was harassed for the Black Santa on his lawn. Now, he's a professional Black Santa.
"You don't like me having a Black Santa in my front yard?" said Chris Kennedy. "I will go and be the Santa Claus for the entire city."

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Murder, fear and racist fliers in Fargo
Liberian immigrants fear for their safety after a racist campaign blames them for a murder.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Murder, racist fliers and fear in Fargo
Liberian immigrants fear for their safety after a racist campaign blames them for a murder.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Buffalo supermarket mass shooter to plead guilty to murder, other crimes
Peyton Gendron is expected to plead guilty Monday to fatally shooting 10 Black people in a racially motivated attack at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., in May.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

After teddy bear backlash, Balenciaga announces lawsuit for separate ad
Balenciaga has been embroiled in controversy following two ad campaigns — one featuring children with teddy bear bags and another with a Supreme Court briefing on child porn laws.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Houston under boil-water order, schools to close after system failure
Millions of residents in America's fourth-largest city were asked to take precautions after a filtration plant lost power, a failure that was not announced for hours after it happened

Washington Post Nation
Nov 28, 2022

Houston under boil water order, schools to close after system failure
Millions of residents in America's fourth largest city were asked to take precautions hours after its filtration plants lost power, a failure that was not announced for hours after it occurred.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 27, 2022

American woman lost at sea in Mexico is confirmed dead, university says
Yeon-Su Kim and Corey Allen were reported missing after kayaking near Rocky Point in Mexico's Sonora state on Thanksgiving. The search for Allen continues.

Washington Post Nation
Nov 27, 2022

Body found in Mexico during search for Arizona couple, authorities say
Corey Allen and Yeon-Su Kim were reported missing after sea kayaking near Rocky Point in Mexico's Sonora state on Thanksgiving.

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