Gene Wilder, 83; actor known for nimble comic portrayals of neurotics dies

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Gene Wilder, an actor whose work with comics Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor made him one of the most...


Katharine B. Gebbie, oversaw lab whose scientists won four Nobel Prizes in

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Katharine B. Gebbie, a physicist and leading federal administrator who supervised a laboratory whose scientists won four Nobel Prizes in physics in 15 years, died Aug. 17 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. She was 84. She suffered septic shock from a systemic bodily...


Tenure-seeking scientist alleges NIH gender bias in complaint

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. During her time at the National Institutes of Health, Bibiana Bielekova has helped identify a treatment for multiple sclerosis. She has published 52 papers in peer-reviewed journals, some of them the most prestigious in her field. She has built an international...


2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin

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CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, also were charged with attempted...


Despite Pence's rhetoric, refugees come

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. INDIANAPOLIS - After a terrorist attack in Paris last year carried out in part by Islamist terrorists who masqueraded as migrants, Gov. Mike Pence directed all state agencies to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees here in Indiana. Pence is now running on the...


10 Things to Know for Monday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. REBELS BACKED BY TURKEY MAKE MAJOR GAINS IN N. SYRIA It’s part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the Kurdish-led militants east of the Euphrates River. 2. WHY OBAMACARE IS STRUGGLING...


The Latest: Over 300 attend ceremony for Mississippi nuns

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LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on nuns killed in Mississippi (all times local): 8:30 p.m. More than 300 people came to a small church to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home. About 145 people filled St. Thomas Church in Lexington, where Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret...


As the Park Service turns 100, Interior secretary reflects on its past and

Special to The Washington Post. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. As Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell serves as the steward for the national parks, as well as the national wildlife refuges, and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566...


Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. For the past year, the group in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain could go outside only while wearing spacesuits. On Sunday, the simulation ended, and the scientists...


Sen. Joni Ernst tries to rise with Donald Trump by her side


Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2016. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 29, 1966, the Beatles concluded their fourth American tour with their last public concert, held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. On this date: In 1533,...

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