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Prosecution claims man intentionally drove into police officers; defense says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - On the night of June 8, Brandon Figures-Mormon got behind the steering wheel of his pickup truck in Adams Morgan, veered around a stopped Metro bus and sped onto a median, striking two uniformed Washington, D.C., police officers and a city transportation...


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With Modi, Trump hails democracy while ignoring press

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The leader of the world’s oldest democracy welcomed the leader of the world’s largest democracy to the White House Rose Garden on Monday and proclaimed them both “believers” in public accountability. “Not many people know it, but both American and the Indian...


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Universities respond to Supreme Court action on travel ban

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. When President Donald Trump announced in the winter that he would ban people from six mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States to protect national security, university leaders were some of the most outspoken opponents of the measure, warning it would...


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CBO: Senate GOP health-care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans’ bill to erase major parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured by the end of the coming decade, while reducing federal spending by $321 billion during that time, according to the...


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White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging that his regime would pay a “heavy price” if it carried out another chemical attack this year. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the...


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Senators take the health-care debate to Capitol steps

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Monday night, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., gathered colleagues on the steps outside the Senate, where they talked for hours into a Facebook feed as activists filed in and out to watch the debate. The tone alternated between grim stories of people who would lose access...


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After a hate crime, a summer to regroup

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - There is so much to Taylor Dumpson. She is a law and society major at American University, originally from a small community. She has her sights set on law school, and has dreams of one day opening a nonprofit community center, kind of like a one-stop...


Business

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 20,213.62 while South Korea’s Kospi added 0.1 percent to 2,391.33. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.2 percent to 25,...


State

Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation’s largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire that has grown to 72 square miles (184 square...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1957, Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm; the official death toll from the storm was placed at 390, although...


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