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911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Deaths

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a...


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Trump's claim that Obama 'didn't make calls' to families of the fallen

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I am able to do it."-- President Trump, news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch...


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Marian Cannon Schlesinger, artist and memoirist of Washington, Harvard and beyond, dies

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Marian Cannon Schlesinger, an artist and memoirist who captured in pictures and words her life at Harvard University as a professor’s daughter, in China as a traveling adventurer in the 1930s, and in Washington as the wife of Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,...


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Civil War divisions reignited in West Virginia

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The last significant Civil War battle in Jefferson County, West Virginia, took place in August 1864 at Smithfield Crossing, a five-day slog between Union and Confederate forces that left some 300 casualties and neither side able to claim victory. But now a new...


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Virginia attorney general's race grows heated ahead of debate

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The low-visibility Virginia attorney general’s race is increasingly heated, as the Republican and Democrat push out ads attacking each other just days ahead of their second and final debate. Incumbent Mark Herring, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger John Adams...


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Wexton, Friedman emerge as early top fundraisers in race to challenge Rep. Comstock

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia State Sen. Jennifer T. Wexton, D-Loudoun, outraised her rivals for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., next year, while anti-human trafficking activist Alison Friedman has the most cash on hand, according to new campaign...


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Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. Scott, R, warned in an executive order that a “threat of a potential emergency is...


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Trump steps back onto the campaign trail with appearance in South Carolina

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. GREENVILLE, S.C. - President Donald Trump came to a golf resort here Monday to help raise money for South Carolina’s governor, making his first foray back onto the campaign trail since the embarrassment of siding with the losing Republican primary candidate in...


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NFL endorses criminal-justice reform bill in the midst of anthem debate

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The National Football League, still in political crosshairs over whether players should take a knee during the national anthem, is throwing its weight behind another cause in Washington’s debate over racial inequality: Criminal-justice reform. The NFL’s spokesman said...


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NFL endorses criminal-justice reform bill in the midst of anthem debate

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The National Football League, still in political crosshairs over whether players should take a knee during the national anthem, is throwing its weight behind another cause in Washington’s debate over racial inequality: Criminal-justice reform. The NFL’s spokesman said...


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