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Senators demand information on drug law affecting DEA

Politics Of Pain

More than 30 U.S. senators are demanded an immediate update from the Drug Enforcement...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2017. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared in Detroit, “I shall go to Korea” as he promised to end the conflict. (He made the...


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Justice Department moves to end routine gag orders on tech firms

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Justice Department has issued new guidelines aimed at providing more transparency around prosecutors’ secret demands for customer data stored on tech firms’ servers. The binding guidance, approved last week by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, ends routine...


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After delay, Trump fulfills his $25,000 promise to the father of a fallen US soldier

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The father of a fallen U.S. soldier has received the $25,000 that President Donald Trump promised him three months ago, perhaps ending one of the controversies since Trump falsely claimed last week to have spoken with nearly every military family who has lost a loved...


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The Air Force hasn't used nuclear 'alert pads' since the Cold War; now they're being

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The U.S. military is building new flightline facilities that will enable the Air Force to position pilots and aircrews directly alongside its nuclear-capable B-52 bombers, but officials deny the move is part of any plan to put the warplanes on indefinite alert in...


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California surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts

Cigarette Surfboard

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts. “This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach,” creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County Register. “And no one thinks twice that you can do...


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Vietnam War Army medic gets Medal of Honor for saving dozens

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Honor on Monday to Capt. Gary Michael Rose, a Vietnam War medic who repeatedly risked his life and exposed himself to enemy fire to ensure the safe return of dozens of fellow soldiers during a bloody four-day mission in...


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Gillespie goes after Northam with TV ad on felon rights restoration

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie on Monday launched a TV ad claiming that Democrat Ralph Northam made it easier for violent felons and sex offenders to get their hands on guns. The ad is based on outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping...


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Virginia schools chief to retire

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia’s top public schools official will retire at the end of the year, the Virginia Department of Education announced Monday. Steven Staples, who was appointed as the state superintendent of public instruction by Gov. Terry McAuliffe in 2014, is scheduled todepart...


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Father of missing 3-year-old Sherin Mathews arrested after changing story, police say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The father of a missing 3-year-old has been arrested and charged Monday after he changed his story about her disappearance, Texas police said. Wesley Mathews provided “an alternate statement of events” about his daughter Sherin to detectives hours after the body of a...


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Pennsylvania sets March 13 special election to replace GOP congressman who resigned

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The next special election for a House seat has been set, with Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Penn., scheduling the race to replace former representative Tim Murphy R-Pa., for March 13. Like 2016’s four special House elections, which were held to replace Republicans who joined the...


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