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Explosion reported in Manhattan; New York police say one person in custody

Manhattan Explosion Report-3

A suspect who set off an explosion in the New York City subway was taken into custody after the...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2017. There are 16 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1939, the Civil War motion picture epic “Gone with the Wind,” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, had its world premiere in Atlanta. On this date: In...


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Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic questions about the law

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Nomination hearings for U.S. district judges tend to be dry affairs that offer little in the way of mass entertainment - in other words, they’re not typically the stuff of viral videos. But a clip of one of President Donald Trump’s federal judicial...


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Activism is a hot topic at the world's biggest Earth and planetary science conference

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW ORLEANS - “I’m going to start with some protest 101,” Lee Rowland told the few dozen scientists who filled the windowless meeting room. “You know, basic rules for making sure if you go out and protest, you don’t get arrested.” Her audience shifted in their seats....


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Trump environmental officials are keeping tight rein over stampede of FOIA requests

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration’s top environmental policymakers are engaged in a new war with their adversaries - over how much information to release to the media and outside groups, who are often perceived as enemies, as part of a heavy stream of Freedom of...


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With lineup decisions looming, Capitals' Alex Chiasson delivers a statement game

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BOSTON - Washington Capitals Coach Barry Trotz hasn’t had to fret over lineup changes for the past three weeks with his team winning nine of 11 with no shakeups necessary. And even when it seemed that Trotz might have to make a tough decision with forward Andre...


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Rupert Murdoch downplays sexual harassment allegations at Fox News as 'largely political'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Rupert Murdoch on Thursday dismissed the idea that Fox News’s sexual harassment issues hurt the company, even though three of the most powerful men at the network were ousted amid such allegations. “It’s all nonsense,” said Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st...


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A new sisterhood of Trump's accusers pushes for action

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Rachel Crooks and Samantha Holvey had never met. But through a twist of fate, they became players this week at the center of a national political storm over sexual misconduct that has now reached President Trump. Both women have accused Trump of inappropriate advances...


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10 Things to Know for Today

Congress Taxes Absent Lawmakers

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO COULD HOLD UP GOP TAX PACKAGE Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents puts a speed bump into his party’s effort to approve tax...


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Cleaners found a box of bones in a Montana shed. Could it unlock a Michigan mystery?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The old tenants had been booted from the rental so it was time to get the place washed and scrubbed. The house - a tiny two-bedroom beige postwar cottage tucked on a residential street corner in Missoula, Mont. - was an empty eyesore last September. “The tenants were...


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The biggest Pinocchios of 2017

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It’s time for our annual roundup of the biggest Pinocchios of the year. Usually, this is an easy task, as we sort through the craziest Four-Pinocchio claims on issues of substance made by members of both parties. But this is the era of Trump, and nothing is ever easy....


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