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Following what they perceive as a lack of institutional support for the chair umpire who gave Serena ...
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Following what they perceive as a lack of institutional support for the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams a game penalty late in the U.S. Open women’s final, other umpires are discussing the possibility of boycotting her matches. Top umpires are also considering the formation of a union, ... Following what they perceive as a lack of institutional support for the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams a game penalty late in the U.S. Open women’s final, other umpires are discussing the possibility of boycotting her matches. Top umpires are also considering the formation of a union, according to a new report. Williams accused chair umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism after losing Saturday to Japan’s Naomi Osaka. He had given her a warning for coaching, then a point penalty for smashing her racket and, after she repeatedly expressed frustration, Ramos levied the game penalty for verbal abuse. Williams then claimed that Ramos would not have treated a male player in such a harsh manner. Steve Simon, CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, quickly issued a statement of support for the 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, saying that the organization “believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women” and that it did “not believe that this was done last night.” (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Florence has the ­potential to decimate North Carolina’s agricultural economy, which ...
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Hurricane Florence has the ­potential to decimate North Carolina’s agricultural economy, which accounts for nearly a fifth of all jobs in the state and produces much of the nation’s sweet potatoes, tobacco, pork and poultry. Many farms are based in the eastern part of the state, which is ... Hurricane Florence has the ­potential to decimate North Carolina’s agricultural economy, which accounts for nearly a fifth of all jobs in the state and produces much of the nation’s sweet potatoes, tobacco, pork and poultry. Many farms are based in the eastern part of the state, which is poised to take a direct hit from Florence and could receive two feet of rain. For many like Shahane Taylor and Steve Carroll, the right temperatures, humidity levels and lighting is essential to running their produce business. They know that hurricane season and harvest season overlap in their region, sometimes with devastating consequences. Their sheds are bolted into a concrete floor and, Taylor and Carroll say, have withstood every major hurricane and storm since the early 1980s. But Hurricane Florence is forecast to be a storm of enormous ferocity, posing an even greater threat to their crops. Read more about how farmers are preparing for Florence on washingtonpost.com. (Steve Carroll is photographed above by Eamon Queeney/For The Washington Post)
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Hurricane Florence is less than 48 hours away from making landfall in the Southeast region with ...
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Hurricane Florence is less than 48 hours away from making landfall in the Southeast region with catastrophic impacts, including damaging winds, flash flooding and widespread power outages. Here's what we know: -Florence will likely be the most intense storm to strike the region in at ... Hurricane Florence is less than 48 hours away from making landfall in the Southeast region with catastrophic impacts, including damaging winds, flash flooding and widespread power outages. Here's what we know:
-Florence will likely be the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years, since Hugo.
-Forecasts project it to make landfall as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.
-The National Hurricane Center is warning of “life-threatening storm surge” at the coast — a tsunami-like rise in ocean water over normally dry land as well as “life-threatening freshwater flooding from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event” from the coast to interior sections and “damaging hurricane-force winds.”
-The storm could linger over the region for several days, unloading 15 to 25 inches of rain and isolated amounts of up to 40 inches.
-More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas ahead of the storm.
Click the link in our bio for updates.
This photo is by Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo shows Johnny Mercer's Fishing Pier along the Atlantic Ocea in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on Wednesday. (Photo via EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
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As the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was ...
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As the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in Lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the scene. He ducked into a building lobby, and “a woman came in completely covered in gray dust,” Honda recalled in 2011. “You could tell she was nicely ... As the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in Lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the scene. He ducked into a building lobby, and “a woman came in completely covered in gray dust,” Honda recalled in 2011. “You could tell she was nicely dressed for work and for a second she stood in the lobby. I took one shot of her before the police officer started to direct people up a set of stairs, thinking it would be safer off the ground level.” The woman was Marcy Borders, who had recently begun working for Bank of America in the World Trade Center when the first plane struck. She was 28 at the time, and Honda’s haunting photo of her became one of the most iconic images of the worst day in American history. The image — and Borders — became known as “Dust Lady.” Borders became severely depressed and started “smoking crack” in the years after the attack, she told The New York Post, before finally finding “peace of mind” after rehab and the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. But then, sickness struck: Borders received a diagnosis of stomach cancer in August 2014. She died in 2015 at the age of 42. #neverforget (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
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"A career of pushing boundaries": Post Sportswriter Liz Clarke analyzes how Serena Williams has rewritten rules for women in tennis. She looks at the U.S. Open Women’s Final controversy, where Williams was fined $17,000 for violations, and what it means for the future of female tennis ... "A career of pushing boundaries": Post Sportswriter Liz Clarke analyzes how Serena Williams has rewritten rules for women in tennis. She looks at the U.S. Open Women’s Final controversy, where Williams was fined $17,000 for violations, and what it means for the future of female tennis players. Watch the full video by clicking the link in our bio.
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With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, President Trump Tuesday hailed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria as “an incredible, unsung success” and also incorrectly suggested that Puerto Rico had virtually no electricity before the storm. It was “one of ... With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, President Trump Tuesday hailed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria as “an incredible, unsung success” and also incorrectly suggested that Puerto Rico had virtually no electricity before the storm. It was “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about,” Trump said. He was speaking in response to questions from reporters after receiving a briefing on Florence. Trump has repeatedly asserted that his administration did a “fantastic job” in response to the disaster. Yet he has come under fire from critics who say that the response was ineffective and the death toll would have been far lower had his administration reacted more quickly. Earlier Tuesday, Trump declared that the government is “absolutely, totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to bring destructive winds and catastrophic flooding.
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One of the most iconic photos from Sept. 11, 2001 was taken by then AP photographer Doug Mills. In ...
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One of the most iconic photos from Sept. 11, 2001 was taken by then AP photographer Doug Mills. In the photo, former President George W. Bush's Chief of Staff Andy Card can be seen whispering into the ear of the president to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center. “Mr. President, ... One of the most iconic photos from Sept. 11, 2001 was taken by then AP photographer Doug Mills. In the photo, former President George W. Bush's Chief of Staff Andy Card can be seen whispering into the ear of the president to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center. “Mr. President, a second aircraft has hit the World Trade Center," Card said. "America’s under attack.” At the time, Bush was at a photo op, reading a book with schoolchildren. As he was told, Bush waited in the classroom a few more moments, in an effort to not alarm the children. He would address the nation hours later: "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America," Bush said. "These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." (Photo by Doug Mills/AP Photo)
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the September 11th Flight 93 memorial, ...
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the September 11th Flight 93 memorial, in Shanksville, Pa. on Tuesday. In a speech, Trump honored the “band of brave patriots” aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania and sent a message that the nation would “never, ever ... President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the September 11th Flight 93 memorial, in Shanksville, Pa. on Tuesday. In a speech, Trump honored the “band of brave patriots” aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania and sent a message that the nation would “never, ever submit to tyranny.” Trump praised those who “took control of their destiny and changed the course of history.” He added: “A piece of America’s heart is buried on these grounds, but in its place has grown a new resolve to live our lives with the same grace and courage as the heroes of Flight 93,” Trump said. Ahead of the speech, Trump took to Twitter, interspersing messages about Sept. 11 with his thoughts on the Justice Department. Apparently quoting from a segment on Fox News, he tweeted at 7:08 a.m., “We have found nothing to show collusion between President Trump & Russia, absolutely zero, but every day we get more documentation showing collusion between the FBI & DOJ, the Hillary campaign, foreign spies & Russians, incredible.” A minute later, he retweeted a message about his Sept. 11 proclamation, adding the hashtags, “ #NeverForget #September11th.” Just minutes after that, he tweeted about the “media leak strategy.” (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP Photo)
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In this photo taken on September 11, 2001, a man stands in the rubble at Ground Zero, and calls out ...
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In this photo taken on September 11, 2001, a man stands in the rubble at Ground Zero, and calls out asking if anyone needs help, after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower in New York. Seventeen years later, more than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks have yet to be identified. ... In this photo taken on September 11, 2001, a man stands in the rubble at Ground Zero, and calls out asking if anyone needs help, after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower in New York. Seventeen years later, more than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks have yet to be identified. But in a New York lab, a team is still working to identify the remains. The more than 22,000 pieces of human remains found at the site since the attacks have all been tested, and though progress is slow, forensic scientists refuse to give up. (Photo by Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images) #neverforget
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President Trump gestures after arriving at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport to take ...
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President Trump gestures after arriving at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport to take part in an annual September 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Trump is delivering remarks at the memorial, where a new “Tower of Voices” monument ... President Trump gestures after arriving at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport to take part in an annual September 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Trump is delivering remarks at the memorial, where a new “Tower of Voices” monument was dedicated Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
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Shortly after three firefighters raised an American flag above the ruins left by the Sept. 11 attacks ...
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Shortly after three firefighters raised an American flag above the ruins left by the Sept. 11 attacks — a moment captured in this iconic photo seen around the world — the flag disappeared. But in 2016, 15 years later, the treasured artifact was recovered — nearly 3,000 miles away in Everett, ... Shortly after three firefighters raised an American flag above the ruins left by the Sept. 11 attacks — a moment captured in this iconic photo seen around the world — the flag disappeared. But in 2016, 15 years later, the treasured artifact was recovered — nearly 3,000 miles away in Everett, Wash. Where it ended up remained a mystery until a man who introduced himself as Brian went to a fire station in Everett carrying a flag in a plastic bag. The man said he had seen a documentary about the flag’s disappearance and believed he had the missing flag. It is believed that the flag was hanging on the pole of a yacht moored at a small marina just west of Lower Manhattan on the morning of the World Trade Center attacks. Hours later, firefighters George Johnson, Billy Eisengrein and Dan McWilliams removed it, then raised it above the rubble. Eventually, a flag believed to be the Ground Zero artifact toured the world, showing up at benefit concerts and aboard military ships en route to war. But it turned out it wasn’t the right one; the touring flag was larger than the Ground Zero flag, which apparently vanished just hours after Franklin photographed it. How it disappeared remains a mystery. Now recovered, the original flag is on display at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, where it will remain. (Photo by Thomas E. Franklin/AP Photo/Taken on Sept. 11, 2001) #neverforget
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Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...
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Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that left nearly 3,000 people dead. The attacks, which included a series of airline hijackings are known as the deadliest attacks on American soil in history. Sept. ... Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that left nearly 3,000 people dead. The attacks, which included a series of airline hijackings are known as the deadliest attacks on American soil in history. Sept. 11 still shapes American policy, politics and everyday experiences in places from airports to office buildings. As President George W. Bush said in his November 2001 address to the United Nations: “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th.” Do you remember where you were that day? Or where you were when you first heard the news of the attacks? Share your story in the comments of this post. #neverforget (Photo by Marty Lederhandler/AP Photo)
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday said the Justice Department should “look into” an anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times and written by a senior official in the Trump administration. "Certainly if there is an individual, whether or not, since we don't ... White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday said the Justice Department should “look into” an anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times and written by a senior official in the Trump administration. "Certainly if there is an individual, whether or not, since we don't know who they are, if that individual is in meeting where national security is being discussed or other important topics and they are attempting to undermine the executive branch, that would certainly be problematic and something that the Department of Justice should look into," Sanders said. But when asked what law was broken in the writing or publishing of the op-ed Sanders couldn't name one. "Once again it's something the Department of Justice should simply look into," she said. The New York Times set off an international guessing game last Wednesday by publishing the explosive opinion column that said top government officials are actively working to “frustrate” President Trump’s agenda.
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Dr. Pamela Grayson raises her fist as Solomon Grayson, 6, peeks behind her sign during a Mothers ...
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Dr. Pamela Grayson raises her fist as Solomon Grayson, 6, peeks behind her sign during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Botham Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters in Dallas. Jean was shot Thursday night in his apartment building near downtown Dallas. Officer ... Dr. Pamela Grayson raises her fist as Solomon Grayson, 6, peeks behind her sign during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Botham Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters in Dallas. Jean was shot Thursday night in his apartment building near downtown Dallas. Officer Amber Guyger, 30, was taken into custody Sunday evening amid intensifying calls for her arrest and accusations that police are showing deferential treatment to one of their own. Guyger, still in uniform after working a shift, went inside Jean's apartment, thinking it was hers, police said. Guyger fired her service weapon and struck Jean, her neighbor. She called 911, and Jean died at a hospital. Despite the arrest, Jean's mother, Allison Jean, said several questions about her son's death remain unanswered. “The number one answer that I want is, ‘What happened?’” Allison Jean told reporters Monday. “I have asked too many questions, and I've been told that there are no answers yet. I'm looking forward to the powers that be to come up with the answers to make me more satisfied that they are doing what is in the best interest of getting justice for Botham.” (Photo by Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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Novak Djokovic authored a reminder Sunday at the U.S. Open: When it comes to Grand Slam tennis, he ...
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Novak Djokovic authored a reminder Sunday at the U.S. Open: When it comes to Grand Slam tennis, he is not going anywhere. Djokovic closed the 2018 Grand Slam season with a win over Juan Martin del Potro to claim his third U.S. Open title on the heels of his recent triumph at Wimbledon. He sealed ... Novak Djokovic authored a reminder Sunday at the U.S. Open: When it comes to Grand Slam tennis, he is not going anywhere. Djokovic closed the 2018 Grand Slam season with a win over Juan Martin del Potro to claim his third U.S. Open title on the heels of his recent triumph at Wimbledon. He sealed the 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory with a forehand winner before he crumpled to the court at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It was his 14th Grand Slam title, which ties him with his childhood hero Pete Sampras for third on the all-time major singles titles list behind Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s 17. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Grant Jean, 15, and his mother Allison Jean, who are the brother and mother of Botham Jean, mourn ...
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Grant Jean, 15, and his mother Allison Jean, who are the brother and mother of Botham Jean, mourn during a prayer service for Botham at the Dallas West Church of Christ on Sunday. The shooting death of Botham, 26, has become a rallying cry for advocates against police brutality — though much ... Grant Jean, 15, and his mother Allison Jean, who are the brother and mother of Botham Jean, mourn during a prayer service for Botham at the Dallas West Church of Christ on Sunday. The shooting death of Botham, 26, has become a rallying cry for advocates against police brutality — though much is still unknown about what happened in the Dallas apartment last week. Jean was shot Thursday night in his apartment building near downtown Dallas. A police officer, still in uniform after working a shift, went inside Botham's apartment, thinking that it was hers, police said. Officials have said little else about what happened, other than that the officer fired her weapon. She called 911, and Botham died at a hospital. The officer was taken into custody Sunday evening amid intensifying calls for her arrest and accusations that police were showing deferential treatment to one of their own. (Photo by Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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An umbrella­ wielding pedestrian walks through the Wilkes Street Tunnel on a gloomy Sunday in Alexandria, ...
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An umbrella­ wielding pedestrian walks through the Wilkes Street Tunnel on a gloomy Sunday in Alexandria, Virginia. Precipitation has piled up in the region over the past few days, and though temperatures will rise Monday, more showers are expected. (Photo by @mattmcclainphoto/The ... An umbrella­ wielding pedestrian walks through the Wilkes Street Tunnel on a gloomy Sunday in Alexandria, Virginia. Precipitation has piled up in the region over the past few days, and though temperatures will rise Monday, more showers are expected. (Photo by @mattmcclainphoto/The Washington Post)
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In a blistering column, The Post's Sally Jenkins writes of Saturday's controversial U.S. Open ...
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In a blistering column, The Post's Sally Jenkins writes of Saturday's controversial U.S. Open final featuring Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka: Chair umpire Carlos Ramos "took what began as a minor infraction and turned it into one of the nastiest and most emotional controversies in the ... In a blistering column, The Post's Sally Jenkins writes of Saturday's controversial U.S. Open final featuring Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka: Chair umpire Carlos Ramos "took what began as a minor infraction and turned it into one of the nastiest and most emotional controversies in the history of tennis, all because he couldn’t take a woman speaking sharply to him." Tennis great Billie Jean King has also come to Serena's defense, saying: "When a woman is emotional, she’s 'hysterical' and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he's 'outspoken' and there are no repercussions. Thank you, Serena Williams, for calling out this double standard." A link to Sally Jenkins's column is in our bio. (Photo by Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)
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Naomi Osaka of Japan hugs Serena Williams after winning the Women's Singles finals of the 2018 US ...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan hugs Serena Williams after winning the Women's Singles finals of the 2018 US Open today in New York. Osaka defeated Williams, 6-2, 6-4, in the final to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title. But the victory was clouded by a game penalty levied against ... Naomi Osaka of Japan hugs Serena Williams after winning the Women's Singles finals of the 2018 US Open today in New York. Osaka defeated Williams, 6-2, 6-4, in the final to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title. But the victory was clouded by a game penalty levied against Williams by the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) (This caption has been revised since first being posted.)
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When President Trump took the stage on Thursday in Billings, Mont., it had all the trappings of his ...
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When President Trump took the stage on Thursday in Billings, Mont., it had all the trappings of his signature rallies. Except one person. Positioned just beyond Trump's shoulder — and thus almost constantly visible throughout the televised event — was Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old from ... When President Trump took the stage on Thursday in Billings, Mont., it had all the trappings of his signature rallies. Except one person. Positioned just beyond Trump's shoulder — and thus almost constantly visible throughout the televised event — was Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old from Billings West High School. He wore a plaid shirt, a hand-me-down from his brother. And where others zigged, Tyler zagged. "We have the best economy in history!" Trump declared at one point in his speech, repeating a claim that has been fact-checked as false. Tyler made a quizzical expression, then turned to look at his friend. "And more Americans are working today than ever, ever, ever before!" Trump stated. Tyler glanced upward and appeared to mouth: "Is that true?" Scores of other people watching the rally on television were quick to zero in on Tyler's divergent reactions. Tyler said it was never his intent to troll Trump. "I wasn't planning on trolling him or protesting. When I heard something that I disagreed with, I visibly disagreed. I had to be real with myself. I'm not going to pretend to support something I don't support." Photo by Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS
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In an unusual collision of geopolitics and humanitarianism, North Korea recently handed over ...
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In an unusual collision of geopolitics and humanitarianism, North Korea recently handed over what could be the remains of more than 50 American service members still missing from the Korean War. The transfer was the first in more than a decade. For now, the most difficult work is taking place ... In an unusual collision of geopolitics and humanitarianism, North Korea recently handed over what could be the remains of more than 50 American service members still missing from the Korean War. The transfer was the first in more than a decade. For now, the most difficult work is taking place on 70 exam tables in the sterile, harshly lighted facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where staffers probe and test fragments of past lives. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency workers puzzle over the abstract clues, trying to match a tooth filling with a missing soldier’s dental record or a clavicle bone with the chest X-ray of a serviceman who once had a tuberculosis screening. Even at the world’s preeminent forensic anthropology facility, progress is slow; an individual case can take from weeks to a decade. This year, 162 servicemen have been identified. But nearly 1,400 cases are pending — with more than 500 others listed as inactive because the clues ran out before an identification could be made. Photos by Marie Eriel S. Hobro for The Washington Post
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The wave shouldn’t be here, in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley. It’s an exotic crest of water ...
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The wave shouldn’t be here, in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley. It’s an exotic crest of water six feet high, one that would be at home in Bali or the east coast of Australia. But not here, well over 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean. So to find a wave like the one that surfaces in Lemoore, Calif., ... The wave shouldn’t be here, in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley. It’s an exotic crest of water six feet high, one that would be at home in Bali or the east coast of Australia. But not here, well over 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean. So to find a wave like the one that surfaces in Lemoore, Calif., which is to say a nearly perfect curl, is bizarre. And very tantalizing. This is what has drawn 54 of the planet’s best surfers, who are competing in a vast concrete pool that is intended to introduce the sport to a new audience ahead of its Olympic debut in 2020. Only once before has an international event been held nowhere near open water — the first contest, several decades ago, was a disaster — and the $30 million artificial-wave complex constructed in the small farming town of Lemoore has elicited awe within the surfing community. Photos by Nick Otto for the Washington Post
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Dinner needs a game plan, and we’ve got you covered: Versatile menus and meal prep guides for the ...
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Dinner needs a game plan, and we’ve got you covered: Versatile menus and meal prep guides for the week ahead —every Thursday for 12 weeks. Subscribe to @eatvoraciously’s new Meal Plan of Action newsletter at the link in our bio for a three-meal menu (with leftovers) for the week, weekend “meal-prep” ... Dinner needs a game plan, and we’ve got you covered: Versatile menus and meal prep guides for the week ahead —every Thursday for 12 weeks. Subscribe to @eatvoraciously’s new Meal Plan of Action newsletter at the link in our bio for a three-meal menu (with leftovers) for the week, weekend “meal-prep” task or two and a weekly grocery list that covers all three meals and is optimized for the budget-conscious. Photo by @raisaaziz/For The Washington Post #eatvoraciously
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Japan has faced an onslaught of natural disasters this year, which seem unrelenting. A double-whammy ...
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Japan has faced an onslaught of natural disasters this year, which seem unrelenting. A double-whammy struck this week, Typhoon Jebi and earthquake-induced landslides, which have left the country reeling. Typhoon Jebi slammed Japan as an intense Category 1 storm at landfall. The storm ... Japan has faced an onslaught of natural disasters this year, which seem unrelenting. A double-whammy struck this week, Typhoon Jebi and earthquake-induced landslides, which have left the country reeling. Typhoon Jebi slammed Japan as an intense Category 1 storm at landfall. The storm left at least 11 dead, and officials in Japan’s weather agency have called it the worst typhoon to strike the country since 1993. Then, on Thursday, saturated soils helped trigger landslides, which have killed at least seven, after a large earthquake near Hokkaido. Landslides are seen in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan. Photo by Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Former President Obama on Friday delivered a blistering criticism of the political tactics of his successor President Trump, saying he had built on the fears of the powerful as they look to diminishing importance in a rapidly changing nation. Obama called on Americans to vote in November, ... Former President Obama on Friday delivered a blistering criticism of the political tactics of his successor President Trump, saying he had built on the fears of the powerful as they look to diminishing importance in a rapidly changing nation. Obama called on Americans to vote in November, saying "You need to vote because our democracy depends on it... the stakes could not be higher." Video via Reuters
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Today's Foreign Correspondent Spotlight comes from London bureau chief @william.booth. William ...
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Today's Foreign Correspondent Spotlight comes from London bureau chief @william.booth. William writes, “The photo was taken from the short bridge beside Ross Castle on the edge of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park in Ireland. Guides take visitors out on the lake and locals have their ... Today's Foreign Correspondent Spotlight comes from London bureau chief @william.booth. William writes, “The photo was taken from the short bridge beside Ross Castle on the edge of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park in Ireland. Guides take visitors out on the lake and locals have their own boats, which you see here.” Photo by William Booth/The Washington Post
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Many of the residents in the seaside resort town of Virginia Beach find themselves thinking about ...
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Many of the residents in the seaside resort town of Virginia Beach find themselves thinking about water these days. The current environmental threat to Virginia Beach, which is the most populated city in the state, is flooding. The already low-lying land actually is sinking — for complex ... Many of the residents in the seaside resort town of Virginia Beach find themselves thinking about water these days. The current environmental threat to Virginia Beach, which is the most populated city in the state, is flooding. The already low-lying land actually is sinking — for complex reasons including groundwater loss and a now-deflating bulge in the earth created by ice age glaciers. Because of that, combined with rising seas, this part of southeastern Virginia is experiencing the fastest rate of sea-level rise on the East Coast. Scientists predict a rise of 1.5 to two feet by 2050, and that the climate in the state by then will have warmed up to be more like South Carolina’s, an average temperature rise of about 5 degrees. The oceanfront itself is relatively safe from flooding for now: The city has an intensive sand replenishment program, a sea wall under the boardwalk and four pumping stations near the beach. Anywhere inland, at this point, is far more vulnerable. Read more about the city's sea level rise problem on by clicking the link in our bio. (Photos by Jay Westcott/ For The Washington Post)
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Nike revealed on Monday that Colin Kaepernick — the out-of-work NFL quarterback who generated ...
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Nike revealed on Monday that Colin Kaepernick — the out-of-work NFL quarterback who generated controversy for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality — would be featured in its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. "Believe in something. ... Nike revealed on Monday that Colin Kaepernick — the out-of-work NFL quarterback who generated controversy for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality — would be featured in its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” read a teaser for an ad that Kaepernick tweeted. The ad stood out as a bold statement on racial justice from Nike and as the latest demonstration of the company's values, experts said. Kaepernick then tweeted a full, commercial-style ad on Wednesday. The video showcases athletes who have overcome great obstacles to be among the best in their sports. Since the initial announcement, billboards with Kaepernick's face on them have appeared all over the country, from San Francisco to New York (pictured above). President Trump weighed in on the Nike campaign Tuesday, telling the Daily Caller that he thought Nike was sending “a terrible message” using Kaepernick in the ads, but acknowledged the company's right to take a stance. "As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way . . . it is what this country is all about," Trump said. The ad will air on television Thursday night during the NFL's season opener as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo taken on Thursday by Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)
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Burt Reynolds, whose worldwide celebrity was launched in the 1970s, first as a freewheeling chat-show ...
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Burt Reynolds, whose worldwide celebrity was launched in the 1970s, first as a freewheeling chat-show guest, then as a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine and finally as a Hollywood star, has died at 82. Tire-screeching fare such as “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977) and “The Cannonball ... Burt Reynolds, whose worldwide celebrity was launched in the 1970s, first as a freewheeling chat-show guest, then as a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine and finally as a Hollywood star, has died at 82. Tire-screeching fare such as “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977) and “The Cannonball Run” (1981) largely bookended Reynolds’s reign as a top box-office draw and cemented his onscreen persona as a carefree man’s man with an arm around a lady and his foot on the gas pedal. Off-screen, the actor developed a reputation as a hard-drinking playboy whose charm alternated with a volcanic, hair-trigger temper. In a career spanning five decades and more than 100 movie and television roles, Mr. Reynolds said he mostly chose projects that seemed “fun” at the time. (Photo by Paul Shane/AP Photo)
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In an intense moment during Brett Kavanaugh's hearing Thursday morning, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) ...
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In an intense moment during Brett Kavanaugh's hearing Thursday morning, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said he is prepared to violate Senate rules and release confidential committee documents — and to risk the consequences. Booker questioned Kavanaugh Wednesday night about his use of the ... In an intense moment during Brett Kavanaugh's hearing Thursday morning, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said he is prepared to violate Senate rules and release confidential committee documents — and to risk the consequences. Booker questioned Kavanaugh Wednesday night about his use of the term “naked racial set-aside” and said he would make public documents backing up that assertion. “I openly invite and accept the consequences of releasing that email right now,” Booker said. “The emails being withheld from the public have nothing to do with national security.” Under the committee’s rules, Booker could be expelled from the Senate for releasing such records. (Photo by @mattmcclainphoto/The Washington Post)
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Fire trucks pass the Delta Fire, which ignited parts of California's Shasta-Trinity National ...
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Fire trucks pass the Delta Fire, which ignited parts of California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Wednesday. The fire erupted in the afternoon and in hours had devoured nearly 8 square miles of timber and brush on both sides of Interstate 5 near the Oregon state line. Parked trucks ... Fire trucks pass the Delta Fire, which ignited parts of California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Wednesday. The fire erupted in the afternoon and in hours had devoured nearly 8 square miles of timber and brush on both sides of Interstate 5 near the Oregon state line. Parked trucks lined more than two miles of roadway as both directions remained closed to traffic. (Photo by Noah Berger/AP Photo)
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The @nytimes published an explosive opinion column Wednesday, written by someone described as ...
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The @nytimes published an explosive opinion column Wednesday, written by someone described as “a senior official” in the Trump administration, that said top government officials are actively working to “frustrate” President Trump’s agenda and “worst inclinations.” The person wrote: ... The @nytimes published an explosive opinion column Wednesday, written by someone described as “a senior official” in the Trump administration, that said top government officials are actively working to “frustrate” President Trump’s agenda and “worst inclinations.” The person wrote: “We believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.” The column drew immediate and extraordinary attention from the news media and a public rebuke from the president, who immediately called it “gutless” during a meeting and ceremony with sheriffs shown above. In a statement, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the column “just another example of the liberal media’s concerted effort to discredit the President.” Trump later tweeted a one-word, all-caps reaction: “TREASON?” In this photo, Trump turns to the sheriffs before answering a question from a reporter regarding the anonymous op-ed in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by @callakessler /The Washington Post)
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For decades, men and women have tried to reach the North Pole. They have struggled on skis, hauled ...
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For decades, men and women have tried to reach the North Pole. They have struggled on skis, hauled sleds and endured a litany of miseries — including death — in pursuit of that goal. But now, the top of the world has become a tourist destination: an extraordinarily expensive one, and one reached ... For decades, men and women have tried to reach the North Pole. They have struggled on skis, hauled sleds and endured a litany of miseries — including death — in pursuit of that goal. But now, the top of the world has become a tourist destination: an extraordinarily expensive one, and one reached only infrequently, but nonetheless achievable with far greater ease than anyone might have imagined even 50 years ago. In 1977, a nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Arktika, became the first surface ship to reach the Pole. The journey has been completed multiple times by several vessels in the decades since. Read more about how global warming has changed what it’s like to travel to the North Pole by clicking the link in our bio. (Photos by Mark Chilvers/for The Washington Post)
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Day two of Brett Kavanaugh's hearing before Congress brought more protests, following the arrests ...
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Day two of Brett Kavanaugh's hearing before Congress brought more protests, following the arrests of 70 people for disorderly conduct or unlawful demonstrations by U.S. Capitol Police on Tuesday. As Sen. Chuck Grassley gaveled in the hearing this morning, protesters’ voices could be ... Day two of Brett Kavanaugh's hearing before Congress brought more protests, following the arrests of 70 people for disorderly conduct or unlawful demonstrations by U.S. Capitol Police on Tuesday. As Sen. Chuck Grassley gaveled in the hearing this morning, protesters’ voices could be heard as they were hauled out of the room. In response to Tuesday's protests, President Trump, in an interview with a conservative news site, suggested the demonstrations should be illegal. “I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that,” Trump said. “I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters. You don’t even know what side the protesters are on.” He added: “In the old days, we used to throw them out. Today, I guess they just keep screaming.” (Photos by @melinamara/The Washington Post)
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Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated veteran Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.) on Tuesday ...
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Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated veteran Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.) on Tuesday with a message of generational change. “You saw what I saw: That these times demanded more from our leaders and our party,” Pressley told cheering supporters in Boston. “It’s not just good ... Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated veteran Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.) on Tuesday with a message of generational change. “You saw what I saw: That these times demanded more from our leaders and our party,” Pressley told cheering supporters in Boston. “It’s not just good enough to see the Democrats back in power. It matters who those Democrats are.” Pressley, 44, is set to become the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress, as Republicans are running no candidate in the 7th District. Capuano, 66, first won the seat in 1998 but struggled to keep up with Pressley as she argued that a young and majority-nonwhite district needed a fresh voice in Washington. Capuano is the second Democrat, and the fourth member of Congress overall, to lose a renomination battle in 2018. (Photo by Steven Senne/AP Photo)
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Japan advised more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes Tuesday and canceled hundreds ...
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Japan advised more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes Tuesday and canceled hundreds of flights as the west coast was hit with high winds and heavy rain in what was described as the worst typhoon in 25 years. Typhoon Jebi is the latest spate of record-breaking, deadly weather patterns ... Japan advised more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes Tuesday and canceled hundreds of flights as the west coast was hit with high winds and heavy rain in what was described as the worst typhoon in 25 years. Typhoon Jebi is the latest spate of record-breaking, deadly weather patterns to hit the nation this summer, after historic floods, landslides and a heat wave together killed at least 300 people. At least six people were killed due to the typhoon, according to local media outlets. The heat wave in Japan was part of a pattern of hotter weather in several parts of the world that scientists have blamed on a warming planet. (Photo via Reuters)
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Sen. John McCain's casket is carried into the U.S. Capitol in heavy rain today in Washington. Inside the rotunda, McCain’s body was laid on a catafalque — or wooden platform — first constructed to support the coffin of slain President Abraham Lincoln. Sen. John McCain's casket is carried into the U.S. Capitol in heavy rain today in Washington. Inside the rotunda, McCain’s body was laid on a catafalque — or wooden platform — first constructed to support the coffin of slain President Abraham Lincoln.
Mourners attend Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on today in Detroit, Michigan. ...
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Mourners attend Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on today in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan just announced that on Tuesday, he will send a bill to the city council to rename Chene Park, “one of her favorite places in the world,” as the Aretha Franklin Park. ... Mourners attend Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on today in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan just announced that on Tuesday, he will send a bill to the city council to rename Chene Park, “one of her favorite places in the world,” as the Aretha Franklin Park. “Generations to come,” he said, “will be reminded that they are performing at the home of the Queen of Soul.” Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
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An honor guard of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines carry Sen. John McCain's flag-draped casket ...
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An honor guard of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines carry Sen. John McCain's flag-draped casket up the U.S. Capitol’s East steps as heavy rain falls today. Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post, Pool An honor guard of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines carry Sen. John McCain's flag-draped casket up the U.S. Capitol’s East steps as heavy rain falls today. Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post, Pool
Today's Foreign Correspondent Spotlight comes from Rome-based correspondent @chicoharlan. ...
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Today's Foreign Correspondent Spotlight comes from Rome-based correspondent @chicoharlan. Chico writes, “The Duomo (or, officially, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiori) is probably Florence’s most famous landmark, but I wasn’t expecting to see it from a museum about one-third ... Today's Foreign Correspondent Spotlight comes from Rome-based correspondent @chicoharlan. Chico writes, “The Duomo (or, officially, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiori) is probably Florence’s most famous landmark, but I wasn’t expecting to see it from a museum about one-third of a mile away. Thankfully, that museum is a building constructed in the 1300s. Some of its tower walls have cracks. And through those cracks, you can get the perfect view of a gorgeous city.” Photo by Chico Harlan/The Washington Post
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With a mix of tears and humor, former vice president Joe Biden hailed the late senator John McCain as an authentic American hero at a memorial service Thursday. Biden headed a lineup of a half-dozen speakers at the memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, which marked the second ... With a mix of tears and humor, former vice president Joe Biden hailed the late senator John McCain as an authentic American hero at a memorial service Thursday. Biden headed a lineup of a half-dozen speakers at the memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, which marked the second of five days of events celebrating the life of McCain, who died of brain cancer Saturday at age 81. Biden introduced himself simply as he took the stage and spoke for a half-hour. “My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democrat. And I love John McCain,” he said, drawing laughs from the crowd. He spoke emotionally of the “relentless” and “unforgiving” brain cancer that took the life of McCain as well as of Biden’s own son, Beau, and of the late senator Ted Kennedy. “It takes so much from those we love and from the families who love them that in order to survive we have to remember how they lived, not how they died."
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Former vice president Joe Biden delivered a heartfelt tribute to the late senator John McCain on ...
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Former vice president Joe Biden delivered a heartfelt tribute to the late senator John McCain on Thursday in a ceremony attended by more than two-dozen of the Arizona Republican’s current and former Senate colleagues as well as former vice president Dan Quayle. Biden and McCain served ... Former vice president Joe Biden delivered a heartfelt tribute to the late senator John McCain on Thursday in a ceremony attended by more than two-dozen of the Arizona Republican’s current and former Senate colleagues as well as former vice president Dan Quayle. Biden and McCain served together in the Senate for more than two decades. The two foreign policy giants famously tangled on some of the most pressing national security issues facing the nation. Yet their close friendship transcended their policy differences. "It's his optimism. That's what made John special. What made him a giant among all of us," Biden said. "Even though John is no longer with us, he left us pretty clear instructions. 'Believe always in the promise of America, because nothing is inevitable here.'" (Photo by Matt York/AP Photo)
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This unusual federal facility, the world’s only full-service forensics lab for wildlife crimes, ...
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This unusual federal facility, the world’s only full-service forensics lab for wildlife crimes, analyzes thousands of creatures that each year cross its threshold in the form of carcasses, parts and products. Its mission is to use science to find how the animal died — and often, to figure ... This unusual federal facility, the world’s only full-service forensics lab for wildlife crimes, analyzes thousands of creatures that each year cross its threshold in the form of carcasses, parts and products. Its mission is to use science to find how the animal died — and often, to figure out what kind of animal it was. Crime against wildlife is now a multibillion-dollar global enterprise that experts say is only increasing as poaching and trafficking networks grow more sophisticated and move into dark corners of the Internet. When authorities interrupt that enterprise, this lab is often a critical stop in their investigations. Its scientists run DNA tests, examine bullets, identify poisons and compare remains to some 35,000 specimens in the lab’s reference collection — a ghoulish panoply of pelts, bones, feathers and claws. Read more on washingtonpost.com. (Photos by Leah Nash for The Washington Post)
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Nearly a month after Deangelo Norwood was shot in the stomach, chest and wrist, no one had been arrested ...
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Nearly a month after Deangelo Norwood was shot in the stomach, chest and wrist, no one had been arrested for the crime that occurred outside a Chicago liquor store. He was severely injured and his brother was killed. When he was in the hospital, detectives arrived, asking questions about ... Nearly a month after Deangelo Norwood was shot in the stomach, chest and wrist, no one had been arrested for the crime that occurred outside a Chicago liquor store. He was severely injured and his brother was killed. When he was in the hospital, detectives arrived, asking questions about the man who had shot him, but he didn’t know the guy and hadn’t gotten a good look. “That’s the norm in this city. We live amongst a lot of killers,” Norwood said, adding that the detectives have stopped calling. “Ain’t nobody been locked up. And they ain’t trying to solve nothing.” As of Tuesday, 365 had been killed in Chicago this year, more than any other U.S. city. Yet the growing death toll obscures a far larger group of victims — more than 1,600 people who, like Norwood, have been shot this year and survived. While homicides routinely go unsolved, the perpetrators of nonfatal shootings are even less likely to be brought to justice. Read more on washingtonpost.com. (Photo by Whitten Sabbatini/For The Washington Post)
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When Sen. John McCain returned to his home in Verde Valley, Ariz., he would often eat at Up the Creek Bistro Wine Bar. McCain died Saturday of brain cancer at age 81. The bar's co-owner Jim O’Meally shared his final memories of McCain with The Post. Watch the full video by clicking the link in ... When Sen. John McCain returned to his home in Verde Valley, Ariz., he would often eat at Up the Creek Bistro Wine Bar. McCain died Saturday of brain cancer at age 81. The bar's co-owner Jim O’Meally shared his final memories of McCain with The Post. Watch the full video by clicking the link in our bio.
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During a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump said he thinks the federal government ...
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During a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump said he thinks the federal government did a “fantastic job in Puerto Rico," despite the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after Hurricane Maria. "We’ve put a lot of money and a lot of effort into Puerto Rico," Trump told reporters. ... During a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump said he thinks the federal government did a “fantastic job in Puerto Rico," despite the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after Hurricane Maria. "We’ve put a lot of money and a lot of effort into Puerto Rico," Trump told reporters. “Most of the people of Puerto Rico really appreciate what we’ve done.” Shortly after the storm, when the official death toll was counted at 16, Trump marveled over the small loss of life compared to that of “a real catastrophe like Katrina.” The White House said earlier this week that it sent 12,000 personnel to the island to help with recovery efforts, and said it would continue to support its government and its communities in their recovery for years to come. (Photo by @jabinbotsford/The Washington Post)
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Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, lays her head on his casket during a memorial service ...
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Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, lays her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday. On what would have been McCain’s 82nd birthday, friends and family of the late senator gathered for the first of five days of public and private events honoring ... Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, lays her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday. On what would have been McCain’s 82nd birthday, friends and family of the late senator gathered for the first of five days of public and private events honoring the Republican senator’s life. McCain died Saturday of brain cancer at age 81. His body will lie in state Wednesday at the state capitol, where several of his former colleagues will deliver tributes during an afternoon memorial service before doors open for members of the public to pay their respects. (Photo by Jae C. Hong, Pool/AP Photo)
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A hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived at Arizona’s Capitol on Wednesday for the first of two services before he leaves the state he has represented since the 1980s for the last time. McCain died Saturday of brain cancer at age 81. His body will lie in state ... A hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived at Arizona’s Capitol on Wednesday for the first of two services before he leaves the state he has represented since the 1980s for the last time. McCain died Saturday of brain cancer at age 81. His body will lie in state Wednesday at the state capitol, where several of his former colleagues will deliver tributes during an afternoon memorial service before doors open for members of the public to pay their respects. On Thursday morning, there will be a procession through Phoenix on the way to a memorial service at a nearby church. Another viewing will be held at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, with a final memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.
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President Trump said Monday that the U.S. had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico on a new trade ...
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President Trump said Monday that the U.S. had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico on a new trade agreement that he declared will not be called NAFTA — a name he said has bad connotations. "It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," the president said, adding that ... President Trump said Monday that the U.S. had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico on a new trade agreement that he declared will not be called NAFTA — a name he said has bad connotations. "It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," the president said, adding that he would see if Canada could be part of the deal, but that a separate deal with Canada was possible. If Canada doesn’t sign off, it is unclear what Trump might do, as he has threatened to try to cancel the entire trade pact. But if Canada does agree to a new deal, it would allow Trump to officially notify Congress that a deal had been reached, starting a 90-day clock under the rules governing the American president’s trade negotiating authority and allowing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to sign the deal before his successor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, takes office Dec. 1. (Photos by @jabinbotsford/The Washington Post)
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A young bodyboarder steps over the remains of trees destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Lane at Honoli'i Beach Park on Sunday in Hilo, Hawaii. As Lane rapidly weakened to a tropical storm over the weekend, officials started the process of getting back to normal while warning residents ... A young bodyboarder steps over the remains of trees destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Lane at Honoli'i Beach Park on Sunday in Hilo, Hawaii. As Lane rapidly weakened to a tropical storm over the weekend, officials started the process of getting back to normal while warning residents that the threat of heavy rains and flash floods remains. “There is still a lot of moisture in the air,” Gov. David Ige said. “We want to encourage the public to stay vigilant.” Parks, harbors and businesses began to reopen Saturday, and shelters cleared as residents learned that the storm was moving away from the islands. Airports braced themselves for the rush of people trying to get in and out of the island after several flights were canceled earlier in the week. Lane kept residents on edge all week as one of the few Category 5 storms to approach so close to the islands in more than a decade. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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