Winners and losers from the final presidential debate

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(c) 2016, The Washington Post. I watched the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and...


Iraqi special forces join battle for Mosul, US soldier dies

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BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation...

Government , National

Trump mocks critics: I'll accept election results _ if I win

Campaign 2016 Debate-3

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month’s presidential election — if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary...


Iraq's US-trained counterterrorism troops join the attack on Mosul

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BARTELLA, Iraq - Iraq’s elite counterterrorism units advanced to within six miles of Mosul on Thursday as Kurdish forces opened a new front to the north - in a significant escalation of the fight for the Islamic State-held city. Plumes of dust and smoke rose over the...


Hopes that wastewater can conserve land in coastal Virginia

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. SEAFORD, Va. - It looks like a mad scientist’s lab, something straight out of a sci-fi novel. Valves turn in every direction. Tubes are stacked halfway to the ceiling. Tiny bubbles dance in large vats of water. But what’s happening in a hangar of the York River...


First lady moves from a reluctant political force to rousing

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. PHOENIX - A year ago, few who have watched first lady Michelle Obama only reluctantly participate in the rough-and-tumble of campaigning would have predicted that she might emerge in this election’s final weeks as Hillary Clinton’s most potent surrogate. But after a...

Government , National

Correction: Campaign 2016-Debate story

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In one version of an Oct. 20 story about the final presidential debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Donald Trump “repeatedly” called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman.” Trump did so once. A corrected version of the story is below: Debate stunner: Trump won’t say...


Thom Jones, onetime janitor who shone as a literary star in the 1990s, dies at

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. During the 1990s, Thom Jones rose from obscurity to become one of the brightest literary talents in the country. He was a high school janitor and onetime boxer who, in his late 40s, submitted a short story to the New Yorker that, against all odds, the magazine...


Sanders raises nearly $2 million in two days for House, Senate contenders

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Bernie Sanders can still apparently pack a punch when it comes to fundraising. The senator from Vermont raised just shy of $2 million in two days online this week for 13 like-minded U.S. Senate and House candidates, according to his campaign committee. As a Democratic...


John Good, FBI agent who orchestrated Abscam sting in late '70s, dies at 80

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. It featured undercover FBI agents posing as Arab sheiks and their agents, a con man in the service of the bureau, and a bevy of public officials caught on video in the baldfaced act of influence-peddling. The investigation, conducted in the late 1970s and early ‘80s,...


Move along, Bozo: Mississippi county bans clowns for now

DEKALB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween. Kemper County supervisors this week banned people from wearing any clown costume, mask or makeup in public. The local law carries a $150 penalty, and it will be lifted Nov. 1. The...

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