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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2017. There are 13 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1892, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker” publicly premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia; although now considered a classic, it received a...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2017. There are 13 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1892, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker” publicly premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia; although now considered a classic, it received a...


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Power outage paralyzes world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A power outage crippled air traffic at the world’s busiest airport Sunday, stranding thousands of travelers and disrupting flights nationwide, just a people begin the busy Christmas travel week. Officials said Sunday night that the power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-...


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Trump says he won't fire Mueller, as campaign to discredit Russia probe heats up

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday sought to douse speculation that he may fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller amid an intensifying campaign by Trump allies to attack the wide-ranging Russia investigation as improper and politically motivated. Returning to...


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10 Things to Know for Monday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHAT TRUMP SAYS ABOUT ROBERT MUELLER’S FUTURE The president says he is not planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration grapples with the growing Russia probe. 2....


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Some private schools consider ditching grades

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. American private high schools are buzzing about something called the mastery transcript - a way to replace traditional letter grades with digital, evidence-based records of each student’s academic achievements and character strengths. And it would be used in the...


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McCain leaves Washington for Christmas break before contentious vote on tax bill

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain left the nation’s capital Sunday to spend Christmas in Arizona with his family as he battles brain cancer, giving his Republican Party one less vote as it is expected this week to attempt to push through a contentious tax plan along party...


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Lawmaker balanced life as a preacher and biker, but scrutiny of political life might have

Special To The Washington Post. LOUISVILLE - Dan Johnson’s closed silver casket was at the front of the sanctuary next to his favorite Harley on Saturday, and scores of mourners lined up to wish him a final farewell, many of them sporting tattoos, black leather vests and silver skull rings. Here,...


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With pineapple and sugar production gone, Hawaii weighs its agricultural future

Special To The Washington Post. KAHULUI, Maui - Tens of thousands of abandoned acres of farmland lie fallow on this island, cemeteries of Hawaii’s defunct plantation era, which met its end last year when the state’s last remaining sugar grower shut down an operation that had run for 146 years....


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Kazimierz Piechowski, early Auschwitz prisoner who led a risky escape by car, dies at 98

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Kazimierz Piechowski, a teenage member of the Polish Boy Scouts who became one of the first prisoners at Auschwitz and went on to lead a daring escape from the Nazi death camp, helping to steal the commandant’s car and impersonating an irate SS officer, died Dec. 15...


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