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Patience pays off for Polish-born kayaker competing for US

The Waiting Games Olympics

Rather than chasing gold, silver or bronze at the last Olympics, Michal Smolen decided he’d rather wait for the red, white and blue. Born in Poland but living in the United States, the kayaker could’ve gone back to his native country for a chance to compete under its flag in London. Not worth it,...


Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

France Paris Lightning Strike

PARIS (AP) — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children’s birthday party, a spokesman for Paris’ fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in...


Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

Mideast Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country’s north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years — even as it loses ground elsewhere...


Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric. Nyree Holmes said Saturday that he wore the decorative cloth atop his...


The Latest: Another Texas city orders residents to evacuate

Severe Weather Texas

The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A rising river swollen by torrential rain this week has prompted another Texas city to order a mandatory evacuation of some homes. Officials in Rosenberg — located 35 miles southwest of Houston — on Saturday...


Johnson-Weld becomes a tough sell to Libertarians

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. ORLANDO - Upstairs, Bill Weld was the presumptive vice-presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party, powering through interview after interview. Downstairs, Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts, found himself arguing about whether Mexico was a threat...


Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp-Divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations. A judge on Friday ordered Depp to stay away from estranged wife, Amber Heard, after she accused the...


Veterans troop to Arlington in quiet salute to a distant war

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. They entered Arlington National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, their motorcycles, and the noise of the holiday weekend, left outside. Preceded by two bagpipers, they filed in quietly, many in black leather vests, sunglasses and ball caps. Dan McLaughlin, 75, of...


Islamic State fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn’t look at her photographer. The caption mentions a single biographical fact: She is for sale. “To all the bros thinking...


In campaign chaos, Donald Trump shows his management style

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. For the past two months, Donald Trump has presided over a political team riddled with turf wars, staff reshuffling and dueling power centers. But the tensions are more than typical campaign chaos: They illustrate how Trump likes to run an organization, whether it’s a...

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