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Utah, 10 other states sue Obama administration over bathroom directive

LGBT One School

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, states that this...

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Marine colonel pleads guilty to misconduct, possessing steroids at court

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. QUANTICO, Va. - Marine Col. Shane Tomko, an officer who had been accused earlier this year of sexual assault, pleaded guilty Friday to a series of lesser charges, including conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, during his court-martial trial. Tomko, 53,...


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'They are evil monsters that attack us night and day': Senegal's killer hippo

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Each day, when Ali Fall heads to work, he knows he’s tempting death. The 25-year-old is not a soldier or a police officer battling urban crime, but a simple fisherman - one who spends his days hauling nets in the the waters of Gambia river in eastern Senegal,...


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Mother smothered her newborn to death because he wouldn't stop crying, sheriff

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. A North Carolina mother has been arrested and charged with murder after police said she told them she pressed her days-old son into her chest and smothered him because he would not stop crying. “It was an accident,” Aishia Marie Pacheco, 22, told CBS affiliate WBTV...


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2 more bodies found in Texas after torrential rain, floods

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HOUSTON (AP) — The bodies of two missing motorists were found Saturday in Texas, raising the death toll to four from flooding in the state after torrential rain inundated rivers and waterways, authorities said. The threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long Memorial Day holiday...


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Islamic State fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn’t look at her photographer. The caption mentions a single biographical fact: She is for sale. “To all the bros thinking...


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Man pleads guilty to deadly mix of silicone, glue and fraud

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Vinnie Taylor would meet his clients inside hotel rooms throughout the East Coast, equipped with gallons of silicone, super glue and cotton balls, according to federal prosecutors. He told some of the women who came to him seeking fuller figures, according to court...


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Acclaimed sculptor dies in motorcycle crash in Italy

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Joanna Campbell Blake’s career as a sculptor was on the verge of taking off, her friends say, when she was killed in a motorcycle crash May 22 while vacationing in Italy for her birthday. The 39-year-old Maryland resident was well known and beloved in the local arts...


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Virginia making a strong play for new FBI headquarters

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Virginia’s top elected leaders huddled with real estate executives in a Senate conference room this spring to address a shared concern: that their chance to build a new FBI headquarters in Springfield was slipping away. All three sites being considered for the project...


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He left his mom in Africa for high school in America. Four years later, his

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Felicia Ikpum kissed her only child goodbye four years ago, sending him off to America for a chance at a better life. Already 6-foot-7 at 14 years old, Michael Tertsea had an opportunity to receive an education and play basketball at a Catholic high school in Maryland....


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Islamic State fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn’t look at her photographer. The caption mentions a single biographical fact: She is for sale. “To all the bros thinking...


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