Nation/World

Man arrested in connection with 11-year-old girl's killing in New Mexico

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When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary....

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NC college system's federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people. The 17-university system, which includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University as well...


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Triumphant Trump basks in West Virginia glow

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. CHARLESTON, W.Va. - For his first rally since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump ventured on Thursday to West Virginia, a state that believed in him when few did. When Trump flirted with running for president during the last cycle, an April 2011...


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Questions swirl around death of boy in Virginia

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Erin TePaske rarely spent a moment away from her young son, but last Mother’s Day, the single mother took a few minutes for herself. As she strolled through a park on that warm afternoon, her phone buzzed to life. The frantic caller said something had happened to 3-...


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1 dead, 1 injured in domestic-related shooting at Maryland high school

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BELTSVILLE, Md. - Police were looking for a male assailant who they said killed one woman and injured a man in a domestic-related shooting at a suburban Maryland school on Thursday afternoon. Police did not immediately release a description of the suspect early...


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New, sweeping federal rules bar e-cigarette sales to teens younger than 18

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The federal government on Thursday banned the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 and required manufacturers to disclose their ingredients and submit their products to the government for approval. The Food and Drug Administration’s action,...


World

Russian delegation in Syria's ancient Palmyra to mark liberation from Islamic

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. PALMYRA, Syria -- At an ancient Roman amphitheater where just months ago the Islamic State staged mass beheadings, Russia on Thursday deployed a celebrated conductor and a renowned cellist on a cultural offensive to mark the liberation of Palmyra and reinforce...


World

In bin Laden raid's shadow, bad blood and the suspected poisoning of a CIA

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA’s top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad. In reality, the CIA station chief was so violently ill...


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U.S. vs. N.C. on 'bathroom bill' becoming national ?ght

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The Justice Department’s brewing legal battle with North Carolina’s governor over the state’s controversial “bathroom bill” has escalated a state-by-state fight over transgender rights into a new national one, with enormous financial implications for residents in...


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Federal prosecutors in Virginia assisting in Clinton email probe

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors in the same office that successfully prosecuted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui - and who would handle any Edward Snowden case, should he ever return to the country - are assisting in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a...


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Ryan declines to support Donald Trump: 'I'm not there right now'

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday declined to support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that he would be willing to do so if the real estate mogul could unify a bitterly divided Republican Party. “I’m just...


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