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Jan 19, 2019

Inside the Mueller team's decision to dispute BuzzFeed's explosive story on Trump and Cohen
The special counsel's office did not realize the extent of what the story would allege before it was published.

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Jan 19, 2019

‘It was getting ugly': Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him
The tense encounter in Washington prompted outrage on social media

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Jan 19, 2019

Plane skids from Chicago runway as winter storm heads east
The storm is hindering travel in parts of the Midwest as it moves toward the Northeast this weekend.

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Jan 19, 2019

A church spent $16,500 on groceries for federal workers. The gift cards were gone in 30 minutes.
Alabama has 40,000 federal employees, and the federal furlough has hit them — and the state's economy — hard.

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Jan 19, 2019

‘We're left in the dark': As many industries get shutdown relief, those without political clout feel left behind
The lack of guidance from the White House on what services can be considered essential has created an opening for politically connected interests, critics said.

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Jan 19, 2019

To keep high school students on track, there's no time like the beginning
Chicago program finds success through emphasis on freshman courses.

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Jan 19, 2019

Harvey Weinstein's long tail: ‘The Upside' is just the beginning of a movie outpouring
A number of movies that were made by the alleged #MeToo offender now sit at companies around Hollywood. In the wake of the success of "The Upside," their prospects seem brighter.

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Jan 19, 2019

Suicides among veterinarians become a growing problem
Debt, nonstop stress and social media attacks are the main reasons some take their own lives.

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Jan 19, 2019

Suicides among veterinarians has become a growing problem
Debt, nonstop stress and social media attacks are the main reasons some take their own lives.

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Jan 19, 2019

‘Repugnant image': Indiana school officials investigate soccer team appearing to give Nazi salutes
"Our school community's efforts to foster cultural understanding will proceed, though they are set back mightily by this repugnant image," the Zionsville superintendent wrote in an email to parents.

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Jan 19, 2019

14-year-old carrying replica handgun is shot dead while running from Arizona officer, officials say
The Tuesday confrontation was captured by the police officer's body camera, the footage from which was released by the police department in Tempe, Ariz., amid growing outcry over the boy's death.

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Jan 19, 2019

14-year-old carrying replica handgun shot dead while running from Arizona officer, officials say
The Tuesday confrontation was captured by the police officer's body camera, the footage from which was released by the police department in Tempe, Ariz., amid growing outcry over the boy's death.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 18, 2019

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for killing Laquan McDonald
The sentence was a coda to a case that has gripped Chicago for years, spurred a federal investigation and forced public officials from their jobs.

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Jan 18, 2019

Government confirms it has detained as a witness a journalist who works in Iran
Marzieh Hashemi has been held since Sunday, been given a lawyer and is not accused of a crime, unsealed filing states.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump and Pence give surprise addresses at antiabortion March for Life
The president vowed to reject any legislation passed by the new Democratic-controlled House that "weakens" the campaign to prevent abortion access.

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Jan 18, 2019

A day in shutdown life: Free mac and cheese, clean closets, empty bank accounts
As shutdown nears one-month mark, federal workers yearn for respect and consider bailing out.

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Jan 18, 2019

A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.' It derailed her career instead.
Chrisette Michele hoped she could use a performance at an inaugural ball to "be a bridge" between Donald Trump and the black community. Instead, 5 minutes on stage sent her life into a tailspin.

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Jan 18, 2019

Shutdown's invisible costs: Cyberthreats, untrained firefighters, bug invasions
As government workers stay home, the emerald ash borer keeps attacking trees.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump administration hammers Calif. over defunct crisis pregnancy center law before March for Life rally
A state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump administration hammers California over defunct crisis pregnancy center law before March for Life rally
A state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic.

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Jan 18, 2019

In symbolic move, HHS finds California law violated federal conscience protections
A California state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the Department of Health and Human Services' new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic.

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Jan 18, 2019

Drugmakers' payments to doctors are linked to higher overdose rates, study finds
Previous research has linked marketing to opioid prescriptions, but the researchers said their study was the first to extend the comparison to overdose deaths.

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Jan 18, 2019

Study: Drugmakers' payments to doctors are linked to higher overdose rates
Previous research has linked marketing to opioid prescriptions, but the researchers said their study was the first to extend the comparison to overdose deaths.

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Jan 18, 2019

The National Weather Service is ‘open,' but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown
Weather models are not being launched or improved.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump wants to revive infrastructure talks. It's likely to include building a wall.
Improving the nation's infrastructure has evaded Washington for years.

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Jan 18, 2019

University of North Carolina defends race-conscious admissions in federal lawsuit
The university urged a federal judge to reject allegations of illegal racial bias in its' admissions process and rule in its favor without allowing the lawsuit to go to trial.

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Jan 18, 2019

This dementia-friendly barber offers haircuts and ‘a bit of dignity'
Mobile barber Lenny White uses props, music, scent, and an electric dog to reach dementia patients.

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Jan 18, 2019

Along with shave and a haircut, this dementia-friendly barber offers 'a bit of dignity'
Mobile barber uses props, music, scent, and an electric dog to reach dementia patients

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Jan 18, 2019

Court rules against Planned Parenthood in Texas ‘sting videos' case, bringing it a step closer to getting defunded
When Texas tried to kick Planned Parenthood out of the state's Medicaid program based on "sting" videos produced by undercover antiabortion activists, a federal judge in Austin said the whole case sou...

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Jan 18, 2019

Ex-Chicago officer sentenced to more than 6 years for killing Laquan McDonald
The sentence was a coda to a case that has gripped Chicago for years, spurred a federal investigation and forced public officials from their jobs.

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Jan 18, 2019

Harvard affirmative action case pits Asian Americans against each other — and everyone else
Asian Americans must refuse being typecast into stereotypical roles of the villain, the wedge or the sidekick.

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Jan 18, 2019

IRS workers beckoned to involuntary servitude
IRS employees are among the 800,000 federal employees not being paid. Now, an increasing number of them are being told they must work without pay.

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Jan 18, 2019

Finding a way through the border fence was easy. Winning the right to remain won't be.
As President Trump bragged that he was keeping caravans out, this family joined thousands of others in the backlogged immigration system.

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Jan 18, 2019

The March for Life wants you, Democrats, but it's hard when your party has become so extreme
The huge antiabortion event used to be more politically diverse.

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Jan 18, 2019

The prescription drug epidemic no one's talking about
Like opioids, benzodiazepines' effects on most users include relaxation and slowed breathing. They are also addictive and can cause an overdose.

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Jan 18, 2019

A 10-year-old boy had an idea to help poor people. Fourteen years and 8,000 bikes later, he's still at it.
With his mom, he started an organization that for the past 14 years has taken bicycles donated from residents of the Washington metropolitan area and shipped them across the world to people in need. This month, they arrived in Puerto Rico to distribute hundreds of free bicycles.

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Jan 18, 2019

Northeast faces crushing winter storm this weekend. Here are city-by-city forecasts for ice and snow.
Snow accumulations could exceed two feet in some areas, and a thick glaze of ice could cause power failures.

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Jan 18, 2019

Shutdown cancels MLK day of service programs in some national parks
The absence of help at federal sites is a loss for the Park Service and a letdown for volunteers, project leaders say.

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Jan 17, 2019

U.S. law firm that briefly drew Robert Mueller's attention agrees to pay $4.6 million for unreported Ukraine work
The firm — Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — conceded it should have registered as a foreign agent in 2012 for work on behalf of Ukraine.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2019

Out of the ashes, schools in fire-ravaged Paradise, Calif., struggle to rebuild
Classes are being held in office buildings, portable classrooms and an old hardware store.

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Jan 17, 2019

Trump pledges to devise system to down missiles launched at U.S. ‘anywhere, anytime, anyplace'
The vision the president presented went far beyond the missile defense strategy the Pentagon released.

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Jan 17, 2019

States report sharp increase in unemployment claims by federal workers as shutdown approaches one month
But the U.S. Labor Department says that hundreds of thousands who are working without pay do not qualify for the benefits.

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Jan 17, 2019

FDA directs dwindling resources toward reviewing new drugs
The agency plans to furlough more people and suspend lower-priority tasks to protect what Commissioner Scott Gottlieb calls a "core" mission.

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Jan 17, 2019

Teachers are told not to get ‘political' in the classroom. What does that actually mean?
A professor explains.

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Jan 17, 2019

Women's March setbacks reveal what can go wrong for progressive movements protesting Trump
Allegations of anti-Semitism and controversies over tactics threaten to erode the left's "sympathy gap."

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Jan 17, 2019

Setbacks for Women's March reveal what can go wrong for progressive movements protesting Trump
Allegations of anti-Semitism and controversies over tactics threaten to erode the "sympathy gap."

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Jan 17, 2019

The women's march was once a model of the modern nonviolent movement. Now it looms as a lesson in what can go wrong.
Allegations of anti-Semitism and controversies over tactics threaten to erode the left's "sympathy gap."

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Jan 17, 2019

VA security staff compromised safety and Shulkin violated ethics rules, oversight report says
There were inadequate threat assessments, the Veterans Affairs inspector general report found, and "insufficient written operational procedures that resulted in security vulnerabilities."

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Jan 17, 2019

Winter storm to wallop the Northeast with crippling amounts of snow and ice this weekend
Heavy snow may fall from Chicago to Boston, with potentially feet of snow in the interior Northeast.

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Jan 17, 2019

Los Angeles teachers union, school district head back to the bargaining table on fourth day of strike
Thursday marks the fourth day of a teacher strike that is impacting about 600,000 students.

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Jan 17, 2019

Airbnb refunds guest who found indoor cameras during his family's stay
Airbnb refunded him after initially rejecting his claim that the host failed to disclose the use of two indoor cameras.

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Jan 17, 2019

Michigan State board accepts president's resignation following controversial comments on Nassar sex-abuse scandal
Appointed a year ago in the wake of a sexual-abuse scandal, John Engler made comments that offended the victims of disgraced former university sports medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

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Jan 17, 2019

Michigan State board accepts president's resignation following controversial comments on Nassar sexual-abuse scandal
Appointed a year ago in the wake of a sexual-abuse scandal, John Engler made comments that offended the victims of disgraced former university sports medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

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Jan 17, 2019

TSA acknowledges financial stress of shutdown is forcing growing number of officers to stay home
Outside experts warn that the U.S. air safety system is under significant stress, and that risks of errors are increasing as the shutdown persists.

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Jan 17, 2019

TSA says financial stress of shutdown is forcing growing number of officers to stay home
Outside experts warn that the U.S. air safety system is under significant stress, and that risks of errors are increasing as the shutdown persists.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 17, 2019

The abortion issue is more polarized than ever, leading some to view March for Life as a Republican rally
Political polarization in the antiabortion movement has worsened in recent decades, just as it has with the country as a whole. According to polls, however, politicians are much more polarized than regular Americans.

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Jan 17, 2019

Meet the Democrat who paved the way for government shutdowns. Yes, a Democrat.
Benjamin Civiletti, President Carter's attorney general, issued a legal ruling in 1980 that federal agencies had to close if Congress did not authorize funds.

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Jan 17, 2019

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up
The judge said there was no indication that officers tried to hide evidence in the 2014 shooting of the black teenager.

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Jan 17, 2019

Puerto Rico governor rips White House over ‘false' remarks, rejection of aid
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló criticized the Trump administration for rejecting food stamp funding for the island and reportedly plotting to cut its emergency aid, as tensions escalate over the ongoing struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria more than a year ago.

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Jan 17, 2019

Best-selling paranormal romance writer accuses her husband of a ‘Shakespearean plot' to poison her
Sherrilyn Kenyon, the best-selling author of the Dark-Hunter series, is suing her husband for up to $20 million, claiming assault by poisoning and intentional interference with business relationships, among other causes of action.

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Jan 17, 2019

Experts warned this floating garbage collector wouldn't work. The ocean proved them right.
The Ocean Cleanup's goals are laudable, but the nonprofit faces challenges, experts say. For one, the company's first garbage collector, a 2,000-foot buoy-and-skirt invention nicknamed Wilson, broke in two.

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Jan 17, 2019

Betsy DeVos criticizes helicopter parents who obsess on ‘safety and security'
The education secretary's remarks came during her first public appearance since being sidelined in a cycling crash.

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Jan 17, 2019

Muhammad Ali was deathly afraid of flying. Louisville just named its airport after him.
"I'm not afraid of the fight," he told reporters before a 1961 bout. "I'm afraid of the flight."

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Jan 17, 2019

VA security staff compromised safety and Shulkin violated ethics rules, report says
Former Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin violated ethics rules and the security detail assigned to protect him and his deputy compromised safety procedures during Shulkin's tumultuous time at the agency, a new report from the Veterans Affairs inspector general says.

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Jan 17, 2019

Veterans Affairs security staff compromised safety and Shulkin violated ethics rules, report says
There were inadequate threat assessments, the Veterans Affairs inspector general report found, and "insufficient written operational procedures that resulted in security vulnerabilities."

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Jan 16, 2019

Pentagon seeks to expand scope and sophistication of U.S. missile defenses
Trump is set to release long-delayed administration strategy on missile defense at the Pentagon.

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Jan 16, 2019

FBI arrests Georgia man for plotting attacks in Washington
Undercover operation tracked 21-year-old man who "had been radicalized," according to court documents.

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Jan 16, 2019

Why the L.A. teachers strike is so uncomfortable for so many Democrats
Democrats don't agree with one another on public education in the same ways they did decades ago.

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Jan 16, 2019

Michigan State's interim president to step down, becoming second university leader to resign under pressure in Larry Nassar scandal
John Engler faced outrage over comments he made about women who were sexually abused by a disgraced former doctor at the university. Engler told the Detroit News editorial board last week that some victims are "enjoying" the spotlight after speaking out about abuse by Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State sports medicine doctor who is […]

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Jan 16, 2019

Georgia man charged with plotting to attack the White House
The suspect was arrested by FBI agents who continued their undercover sting while not being paid during the government shutdown.

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Jan 16, 2019

On the Senate floor with a gun on her hip, Republican says packing heat can deter violence
Sen. Amanda Chase decided to openly carry her gun after a colleague said he was mobbed by activists.

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Jan 16, 2019

A Latino Marine veteran was detained for deportation. Then ICE realized he was a citizen.
The story rocketed to national attention on Wednesday after the ACLU demanded an investigation to figure out how the citizen was slated for deportation.

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Jan 16, 2019

Baltimore and Washington sit atop ‘Bed Bug' cities listing
Baltimore and Washington, D.C., ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in an Orkin ranking of 'Top 50 Bed Bug' cities in the U.S.

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Jan 16, 2019

Drinkers rushed to buy booze after the 18th Amendment's ratification a century ago
The run on alcohol got underway as soon as Prohibition was ratified Jan. 16, 1919. And though the ban was eventually repealed, it changed America's drinking culture.

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Jan 16, 2019

Michigan State's president to resign after he said sexual abuse victims enjoyed spotlight
John Engler's resignation makes him the university's second leader to step down under pressure in the scandal surrounding Larry Nassar, the former sports medicine doctor who is serving a prison sentence of at least 40 years.

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Jan 16, 2019

The L.A. teachers strike is troubling for so many Democrats. Here's why.
Democrats have very real divisions about public education today — namely how schools should operate and what kind of schools the public should pay for.

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Jan 16, 2019

Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to priests, McCarrick victim, says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations
On verge of being replaced, the D.C. cardinal apologizes for "pain and suffering" he caused

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Jan 16, 2019

I'm a steadfast atheist. Here's why I go to Mass now.
I stand by my nonbelief, but even nonbelievers can draw sustenance from the service.

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Jan 16, 2019

Attacking saloons with a hatchet, Carry Nation helped get America into rehab 100 years ago
She was a fiery feminist who crusaded for Prohibition, but died before the 18th Amendment's ratification's on Jan. 16, 1919.

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Jan 16, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand wants to harness the power of women. Her ‘spark plug' grandmother showed her how.
The New York senator celebrates the combative streak of her grandmother, a longtime Democratic operative in Albany once accused of punching someone at a local party headquarters.

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Jan 16, 2019

Anchorage police continue search for rodeo cow that escaped 6 months ago
Authorities have received dozens of tips from joggers, bikers, and cross-country skiers who have spotted the wayward cow calmly meandering down the park's snow-covered trails.

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Jan 16, 2019

Anchorage police seek rodeo cow that escaped 6 months ago
Authorities have received dozens of tips from joggers, bikers, and skiers who have spotted the wayward cow calmly meandering around.

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Jan 16, 2019

A cow escaped the rodeo and disappeared into an Anchorage park. For 6 months, no one has been able to catch her.
"I'm just totally exhausted from looking day in and day out," said Frank Koloski.

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Jan 16, 2019

A cow escaped the rodeo and disappeared into an Anchorage park. For seven months, no one has been able to catch her.
"I'm just totally exhausted from looking day in and day out," said Frank Koloski.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2019

A cow escaped the rodeo and disappeared into an Anchorage park. For six months, no one has been able to catch her.
"I'm just totally exhausted from looking day in and day out," said Frank Koloski.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2019

An 87-year-old's obituary said Trump ‘hastened' her death. A local paper wouldn't run it.
The Louisville Courier-Journal and Gannett employees apologized to the family of Frances Irene Finley Williams on Tuesday, saying the decision to remove the sentence about Trump was a "mistake."

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Jan 16, 2019

Gannett apologizes after refusing to run obituary that blamed Trump for death
The Louisville Courier-Journal and Gannett employees apologized to the family of Frances Irene Finley Williams, saying the decision to remove the sentence about the president was a "mistake."

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Jan 16, 2019

Roku bans Infowars after online backlash
The far-right conspiracy website founded by Alex Jones had previously been banned by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2019

Roku gave Infowars a platform reaching millions. After hours of outrage, it backed down.
Daniel Madison was trying to watch "Fyre Fraud" when he noticed that Infowars, banned by most major Internet platforms, was available on Roku.

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Jan 16, 2019

She's the only one left who knows how it felt at that lunch counter on that hateful day
"It was a given that any of us could be killed," recalled Joan Mulholland, who is now 77 and lives in Arlington.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 16, 2019

The entire U.S. might see a blood-red supermoon on Sunday
The moon will be high in the sky, which makes it the best chance to watch an eclipse in years.

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Jan 16, 2019

The entire United States might see a blood-red supermoon on Sunday
This year, the moon will be high in the sky, which makes it the best chance to watch an eclipse in years.

Washington Post Nation
Jan 15, 2019

‘Hammer on the abusers': Mass. attorney general alleges Purdue Pharma tried to shift blame for opioid addiction
Documents filed as part of a lawsuit against the company that manufactured OxyContin reveal that officials sought to deflect responsibility for abuse epidemic.

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Jan 15, 2019

New court filing indicates prosecutors have extensive details on Manafort actions not yet made public
The heavily redacted filing came after the special counsel accused Trump's former campaign chairman of lying and breaching his plea deal.

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Jan 15, 2019

U.S. lettuce industry, wary of E. coli, wants FDA back on the job
The federal shutdown has slowed efforts to make leafy greens safer, experts say.

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Jan 15, 2019

Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese announces online portal for reporting abuse to its review board
The new system allows people to send complaints directly to the two senior members of the archdiocese's Independent Review Board.

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Jan 15, 2019

For now, the skies remain safe, officials say, but the shutdown is stressing the nation's air safety system
Inspectors are being called back to fill gaps, staffing problems persist with airport screeners, and air traffic controllers question how long the situation can be sustained.

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Jan 15, 2019

Will Jewish women attend the Women's March amid allegations of anti-Semitism?
Recent controversies have left some Jewish women feeling torn between their identities.

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Jan 15, 2019

An overdose victim had more fentanyl in her than officials had ever seen. She was 18 months old.
The child's parents are facing charges including second-degree murder, manslaughter and child abuse.

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Jan 15, 2019

California is facing back-to-back storms with torrential rain, multiple feet of snow
From Tuesday to Thursday, California is going to get a double punch of flooding rain on the coast and multiple feet of snow in the mountains.

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