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Dec 07, 2019

Boeing knew of problems with wing parts but told FAA planes were safe, agency alleges
The weakened 737 components could result in ‘injury to aircraft occupants and/or preventing continued safe flight and landing,' the FAA said.

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Dec 07, 2019

Pearl Harbor remembers victims of 1941 attack, and those of earlier this week
At Pearl Harbor on Saturday, the bugle call of taps rang out as it has every Dec. 7, in ceremonies marking the Japanese attack of 1941. But this year, the memorial services took on an even more mournful tone, as those at the historic Navy base also stopped to remember two colleagues shot to death there days earlier.

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Dec 07, 2019

White House nears deal giving federal workers paid parental leave if Congress backs Space Force
The sweeping agreement would afford 12 weeks of paid parental leave in exchange for establishing a sixth branch of the military, according to people with knowledge of the tentative deal.

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Dec 07, 2019

Four died in a shootout with police after a UPS truck was hijacked. Could it have been avoided?
Roy Ordonez, who said the UPS driver was his brother, wrote on a GoFundMe page that police "need to be held accountable."

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Dec 07, 2019

PG&E reaches $13.5 billion settlement with California wildfire victims
The massive settlement will cover claims stemming from some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state's history, including the 2018 Camp Fire and the 2017 Tubbs Fire.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

Boeing knew of problems with wing parts, but told FAA planes were safe, agency alleges
The weakened 737 components could result in "injury to aircraft occupants and/or preventing continued safe flight and landing," the FAA said.

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Dec 06, 2019

A UPS driver was working a new route when he was taken hostage and killed in a chaotic police shootout
Frank Ordonez, 27, died after two gunmen commandeered his delivery truck and exchanged gunfire with police on a highway in the Miami area.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

Supreme Court won't let Justice Dept. resume executions for now. Death row inmates are challenging a new lethal-injection protocol.
A federal judge in Washington had issued an injunction blocking four federal executions scheduled in December and January. A fifth execution, also scheduled for this period, was stayed by another court. The federal government hasn't executed anyone since 2003. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

W. Va. corrections employees fired, suspended following photo of trainees performing Nazi salute
"It is distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate," one state official said.

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Dec 06, 2019

A 5-year-old boy went to his adoption hearing. His kindergarten classmates came to cheer him on.
An entire kindergarten class showed up to a Michigan court to support a classmate's adoption.

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Dec 06, 2019

Armed robbers hijack a UPS truck and lead police on a chase that ends in a deadly shootout
A UPS driver, a person in a nearby vehicle and two armed robbers were killed in the shooting in Miramar, the FBI said.

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Dec 06, 2019

N.C. towns cancel Christmas parades after demands to remove Confederate groups
Confederate groups have marched in parades in Wake Forest and Garner for years, but now the North Carolina towns say they fear "outside agitators" may cause a ruckus.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

Supreme Court will study whether states may require partisan balance for courts
Delaware is the only state with such a requirement in its Constitution.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

A UPS driver was working a new route when he was taken hostage and killed in an outrageous police shootout
Frank Ordonez, 27, died after two gunmen commandeered his delivery truck and exchanged gunfire with police on a highway in the Miami area.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

W. Va. corrections employees fired, suspended following ‘disturbing' photo of trainees performing Nazi salute
"It is distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate," one state official said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

California climate change: Fires, floods and a fight over free parking
Life in Southern California is being transformed as the climate grows hotter, fueling more intense wildfires, deadly mudslides and extreme drought.

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Dec 06, 2019

Her son died of an overdose. Now she sends hundreds of cards to parents like her, hoping to ease the stigma.
She decided she would not feel shame about her son's addiction and death.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 06, 2019

Genealogy boom hits roadblock as Trump administration plans fee hikes for records
The fees could rise nearly 500 percent for files documenting the arrival of millions of immigrants to the U.S. between the late 19th and mid 20th centuries

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Pregnant immigration detainees spiked 52 percent under Trump
U.S. officials jailed nearly 2,100 pregnant women in 2018, including hundreds who were held for weeks or months, after ending an Obama administration policy ordering the release of expectant mothers due to health concerns.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

3 are killed in National Guard helicopter crash in central Minnesota, governor says
The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a maintenance test flight from St. Cloud, Minn., when the National Guard lost contact with the aircraft, officials said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

4 killed in shootout in Florida after robbers hijack UPS truck
The two robbers, a UPS driver and a person in a nearby car were killed in the shooting in Miramar, Fla., an FBI agent told reporters. Police said no officers were killed.

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Dec 05, 2019

United Airlines gets a new chief executive
Scott Kirby will become United's new chief executive, replacing Oscar Munoz, who will become executive chairman of the airline's board of directors.

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Dec 05, 2019

Transportation Department cements Trump administration's deregulatory policies with a ‘rule on rules'
The rules require the department to work with the private companies it regulates when investigating alleged wrongdoing.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

West Virginia corrections employees suspended for performing Nazi salute in ‘disturbing' photo
"It is distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive and completely inappropriate," one state official said.

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Dec 05, 2019

Biogen's potential new drug for Alzheimer's disease gets cautiously optimistic review following presentation
Top neuroscientists say Biogen's experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease appears to have promise as clinical treatment that slows the disease's attack on the brain -- despite the drug's complicated backstory and conflicting data from two clinical trials. If approved by the FDA, it could become the first drug to attack the dementia-causing disease itself and not just its symptoms.

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Dec 05, 2019

Protesters sent a message to the New York governor on a birthday cake: Make billionaires pay
They demanded more action on climate change from Andrew Cuomo.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Retail drug prices declined last year for first time since 1973
But total U.S. spending on health care increased to $3.6 trillion, or $11,172 per person, according to a government report.

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Dec 05, 2019

DHS withdraws proposal to require airport facial scans for U.S. citizens
Reports that Customs and Border Protection wanted to expand airport facial screening to U.S. citizens drew an immediate outcry from privacy advocates and lawmakers, who accused administration officials of reneging on promises that the scans would remain optional for citizens.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Hundreds of lawyers share their own abortion stories with Supreme Court ahead of landmark case
More than 350 legal professionals described how their right to a safe and legal abortion has had a profoundly positive effect on their lives.

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Dec 05, 2019

Two Russian nationals charged in hacking schemes that officials say caused tens of millions in damages
The men are believed to have deployed some of the largest pieces of malware ever seen.

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Dec 05, 2019

U.S. students continue to lag behind peers in East Asia and Europe in reading, math and science, exams show
The tests underscored widening disparities between low- and high-performing students.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

DHS proposal to require U.S. citizens undergo airport facial scans draws fire
Agency wants to expand program now used only for noncitizens.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

She'd never seen a smartphone. Now she's racing to catch up.
Ultra-Orthodox communities often provide their members with a sense of meaning, beauty and belonging that can prove elusive for those in the secular world. But more people are asking Hillel, a ­Jerusalem-based nonprofit, for help in entering that world.

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Dec 05, 2019

An 8-year-old killed himself after being bullied, lawsuit says. The school district wants immunity.
Two days before Gabriel Taye ended his life, students stepped over him while he lay motionless on a bathroom floor, surveillance video shows.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 05, 2019

Trump nominee rated ‘not qualified' by American Bar Association was just confirmed as a federal judge
Sarah Pitlyk's appointment Tuesday was seen as yet another mark of the influence of the Federalist Society, a conservative nonprofit organization.

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Dec 05, 2019

Two dead, one injured in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, military officials say
Joint base security responded to the reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials at the base said. The base was on lockdown for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Shooting at Pearl Harbor base leaves multiple people injured and gunman dead, military officials say
Joint base security responded to the reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials at the base said. The base was on lockdown for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Family of Robert Levinson, ex-FBI agent held for nearly 13 years in Iran, testifies in $1.5 billion damages case
The testimony comes after Iran acknowledged for the first time having an open court case against Levinson, 71.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Columbia will give full scholarships to refugees
A new Columbia University scholarship fund will cover education and living expenses for up to 30 students a year who have been displaced by wars and natural disasters.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

States imprison black people at five times the rate of whites — a sign of a narrowing yet still-wide gap
People of color are still incarcerated and supervised at higher rates than white people, though the rates have fallen significantly since 2000.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Pearl Harbor military base on lockdown after reports of active shooter
Joint base security responded to the reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, the base said. All access points and gates were closed indefinitely.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

DHS wants to require airport facial scans for all U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens are currently allowed to opt out of facial recognition scans at U.S. airports, but officials with the Department of Homeland Security want to make the procedure mandatory for all travelers.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

A murderer went blind in prison. His execution would ‘offend humanity,' his lawyers argue.
Attorneys say Tennessee death-row inmate Lee Hall will be only the second blind person put to death in the United States since the penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

20 additional women sue Lyft alleging rape, sexual assault while using the ride-hailing app
The lawsuit filed in California says Lyft didn't take its duty to screen drivers seriously enough.

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Dec 04, 2019

Administration tightens work criteria for SNAP, which could cut hundreds of thousands from food stamps
The rule, which would tighten work requirements for able-bodied adults with no dependents, is part of a broader effort to limit access to the federal safety net.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Birds are shrinking. These scientists blame global warming.
A single ornithologist measured more than 70,000 birds, representing more than 50 species, since 1978. He doesn't plan to stop.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

States imprison black people at five times the rate of whites, study says
The independent, bipartisan Council on Criminal Justice found that racial and ethnic disparities in U.S. prisons and jails declined from 2000 to 2016

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Newark was ordered to fix its police force. Here's what has — and hasn't — happened.
What one city's experience can tell us about the promise and pitfalls of federal efforts to improve policing.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family, prosecutors for $100 million
The allegations in Zimmerman's lawsuit are based largely upon a book and film released in September that claims the Martin case was a "hoax" built upon "witness fraud."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Twenty additional women sue Lyft alleging rape, sexual assault on the ride-hailing app
The lawsuit filed in California says Lyft didn't take its duty to screen drivers seriously enough.

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Dec 04, 2019

Right-wing group must stop building private border wall in South Texas, judge says in temporary order
If the group uses crowdfunded donations to build a "water wall" near the banks of the Rio Grande, a judge ruled that a nearby preserve could be ruined.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Barr says communities that protest police could lose ‘protection they need'
Critics charged that the attorney general's speech was an attack on minority communities that have demonstrated against police brutality.

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Dec 04, 2019

A police officer's body camera allegedly caught him fondling a dead woman's breasts
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that an officer has been removed from duty pending an internal investigation into the footage.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Birds are shrinking. These scientists say it's a consequence of global warming.
A single ornithologist measured more than 70,000 birds, which represents 50-plus species, since 1978. He doesn't plan to stop.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Trump administration tightens work requirements for SNAP, which could cut hundreds of thousands from food stamps
The rule, which would tighten work requirements for able-bodied adults with no dependents, arrives as part of a broader effort to limit access to the federal safety net.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced' after video emerges of world leaders apparently mocking the president
In response, Trump called Trudeau "two-faced."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

He thought he had an injured dog in his back seat. It was a coyote.
"I thought it was a German shepherd or a husky," Eli Boroditsky told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. "I was petting it."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

He thought he had an injured dog in his backseat. It was a coyote.
"I thought it was a German shepherd or a husky," Eli Boroditsky told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. "I was petting it."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Buffalo's bishop resigns amid accusations he mishandled sexual abuse claims
Richard J. Malone is stepping down two years before the mandatory age at which bishops must offer to retire, the Vatican announced. He had stoked fury in his own diocese after several scandals and become emblematic of the Catholic Church's struggle to overcome its central crisis. This is a developing story. It will be updated. […]

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Abandoned as a newborn and called ‘dumpster baby,' he's now an entrepreneur worth millions
"That could be me on the streets, I could have been homeless or dead if hadn't been found by the dumpster after I was born," said Freddie Figgers.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 04, 2019

Candid video appears to show Trudeau, Macron and Johnson joking about Trump
By early Wednesday, the video of the world leaders had been watched roughly 4 million times.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

Betsy DeVos wants to spin off federal student aid office into new agency
The education secretary said the office would better operate as a standalone entity, a proposal that comes as the Education Department seeks to overhaul the way it manages student loans and grants.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

‘Road travel is horrific right now': National Weather Service employee rides to work on snowmobile
"It wasn't snowing this morning en route to work," said the employee, Dave Tozier, but he figured the snowmobile would come in handy on his 20-mile commute home.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

New York is shipping its homeless to squalid housing out of state, Newark lawsuit claims
A New York City program coerces homeless residents to relocate to out-of-state apartments that are frequently dilapidated, the lawsuit says.

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Dec 03, 2019

Senate panel approves Stephen Hahn as FDA head
The Food and Drug Administration is currently embroiled in a high-stakes debate over how to regulate e-cigarettes and curb youth vaping.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

Justice Dept. asks Supreme Court to let federal executions proceed after appeals court denial
The Trump administration is trying to resume executions next week after a 16-year hiatus.

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Dec 03, 2019

A substitute teacher told the child of a gay couple that homosexuality is wrong. She's been fired.
When one of the students said he was grateful he was finally being adopted by his two dads, the substitute teacher launched into a 10-minute lecture.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

Trump clashes with Macron ahead of NATO's 70th-anniversary summit
The U.S. president softened his tone later when meeting directly with his French counterpart.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

Trump clashes with Macron ahead of NATO's 70th anniversary summit
The U.S. president softened his tone later when meeting directly with his French counterpart.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

California man now ‘highest-ranking' American fighting alongside al-Shabab terrorists, FBI says
The FBI re-upped a $5 million reward for information leading to Jehad Serwan Mostafa's capture.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

Jane Goodall on fighting climate change: ‘The window of time is closing'
The activist says storytelling can move people to action.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

U.S. students continue to lag behind peers in East Asia and Europe in reading, math and science
The results of an international exam suggest U.S. schools are not doing enough to prepare young people for the competitive global economy.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 03, 2019

Trump calls French president's criticism of NATO ‘nasty' and ‘disrespectful'
Trump used his first meeting at the summit to slam French President Emmanuel Macron.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to allow federal executions to proceed after appeals court denial
This request, which came hours after a federal court blocked a similar application, marked an escalation of the administration's push to restart federal executions after a nearly two-decade hiatus.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his planned retirement
In a searing monologue Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Eddie Johnson had demonstrated a "series of ethical lapses and flawed decision-making."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Supreme Court debates whether gun restrictions case is still worth considering
New York rescinded its restrictions on transporting guns after the court took the case to decide whether the regulations violated the Second Amendment.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Park Police postpone internal probe of Bijan Ghaisar case; 911 call partly released
The U.S. Park Police are still waiting to see if anyone else, such as Fairfax County, seeks criminal charges.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Trump gave states the power to ban refugees. Conservative Utah wants more of them.
Bipartisan backing for refugees suggests limits to the president's nativist politics.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Park Police postpone internal probe of Bijan Ghaisar case, 911 call partly released
The U.S. Park Police are still waiting to see if anyone else, such as Fairfax County, seeks criminal charges.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Former W.Va. bishop Michael Bransfield says charitable donation was a gift
The $25,000 check from the Quinn Foundation went into his personal bank account.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Appeals court rejects Justice Department request to let federal executions proceed
The court decision, which is likely to set up an escalation to the Supreme Court, puts on hold the Trump administration's plans to resume federal executions after a nearly two-decade hiatus.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

‘I'm done being quiet': Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page slams Trump's ‘sickening' attacks in first interview
Page and then-senior FBI agent Peter Strzok, who had been having an affair, were both involved in the probes of Hillary Clinton's emails and Russia when they exchanged text messages expressing a mutual dislike of Trump and concern that he might become president.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

A Chicago suburb wants to give reparations to black residents. Its funding source? A tax on marijuana.
Officials in Evanston, Ill., are still hashing out details of the plan.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

He went to prison for killing his 15-year-old girlfriend. New evidence from a bloody shoe may set him free.
Prosecutors said Nicholas McGuffin killed his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2000. They neglected to mention that DNA from an unidentified man found in blood on the girl's shoe.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Impeachment is difficult to teach. The case of President Trump provides real-time lessons.
Educators are seizing on this moment to teach about the rule of law, checks and balances, and leadership, connecting textbook lessons to events in newspapers and on television.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Lives adrift in a rapidly warming world: A photographic portrait
Climate change may seem like a distant danger to many, but around the globe, people are seeing its full, transformative impact. From Alaska to Angola, Qatar to Colorado and more, Post photographers share their stories of a growing crisis.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Man killed by booby trap rigged in his own home on Thanksgiving, police say
His front door was rigged with a device "designed to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter the door," Maine police said.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Musician who wrote ‘Day-O' and other calypso hits for Harry Belafonte dies at 95
Burgie turned a traditional Jamaican call-and-response tune into a pop music sensation.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

A tiny town's long struggle to rid itself of toxic waste reaches the Supreme Court
Residents of Opportunity, Mont., have challenged a major oil company — and federal Superfund law.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

At least 10 injured in shooting near French Quarter, New Orleans police say
The New Orleans Police Department reports that they were shot on the popular Canal Street just after 3 a.m. today.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

Clinic pitches unproven treatments to desperate patients, with tips on raising the cash
The Lung Health Institute markets to people with COPD and other conditions.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 02, 2019

These men just released their first music album — at age 102 and 88
One of their songs is titled "I Just Can't Remember Your Name."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

Two children found dead, one still missing after car gets stuck in Arizona flash flood
The National Weather Service in Phoenix had warned Friday of flooding, urging people to stay alert "even in locations not receiving rain."

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

Video shows woman being sexually assaulted while bouncers do nothing, lawyer says
Bouncers smoked, laughed and checked their phones as a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted 50 feet away in a Chicago alley.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

At least 11 injured in shooting near French Quarter, New Orleans police say
Police said they have detained a man near the crime scene, but no arrests have been made. The shooting on the city's popular Canal Street was reported just after 3 a.m. Sunday.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

9 people, including 2 children, dead in South Dakota plane crash, officials say
Twelve people were on board midday Saturday when the plane went down in rural Brule County en route from Chamberlain to Idaho, county State's Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow said. Survivors were taken to Sioux Falls for treatment.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

‘A drop in the bucket': Parents in college need child care, but federal dollars fall short
Child care is more expensive than in-state tuition at public universities in about 30 states.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

2 Californians dead, 1 injured after fall at Arches National Park in Utah
A 60-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man are dead, while a 30-year-old man was airlifted for medical treatment. The three are reportedly related.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

ICE deports ‘crucial witness' in Hard Rock Hotel collapse
Lawyers for Palma said they worry he may have been targeted for deportation because he voiced concerns about the project — a claim immigration officials have denied.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 01, 2019

Fifty years after the ‘Black 14' were banished, Wyoming football reckons with the past
In 1969, a group of student athletes wanted to quietly protest against BYU. They were kicked off the team. Would time heal the wounds?

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