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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Obit Barbara Bush

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age...

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Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the...


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Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts - and roils longtime agency partners

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the...


World

Unexploded WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in Berlin

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Other countries may have hurricanes, blizzards or flooding that regularly shut down major transport hubs. Germany, meanwhile, is still dealing with the legacy of a war the country launched itself: thousands of unexploded bombs, hidden beneath one of Europe’s...


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Trump complains that ex-FBI director Comey is making money off his book while former

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to complain that the life of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been “totally destroyed,” and bemoan that fired FBI director James Comey was making money off what Trump termed a “third rate book.”...


World

German official, lawyers probed in bribes-for-asylum case

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating an official and three lawyers on suspicion of corruption in the granting of asylum to people who weren’t eligible. Prosecutors in the northern city of Bremen say at least 1,200 asylum requests, mostly by members of Syria’s Yazidi minority, may have...


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A day of student protests to end gun violence: 'If people across the country are taking

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Another day of student protests calling for an end to gun violence is planned for Friday, the 19th anniversary of the school shooting in Columbine, Colorado, an event that marked the start of an era of deadly school rampages. The planned walkouts Friday were sparked...


World

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

Myanmar Journalists

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The prosecution of two Myanmar journalists accused of violating a state secrets law by acquiring official documents given to them by police suffered a major setback Friday when a police officer testified that he and his colleagues were ordered to entrap the reporters. Wa Lone...


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Tea party groups targeted by the IRS are now eligible for government payouts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Tea party groups that say they were unfairly scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service can now apply for financial compensation, in what is shaping up to be the closing chapter of a long-running fight between conservatives and the agency that dates back...


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Support for new gun-control laws has risen to levels higher than after Newtown, Conn.,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Support for new gun-control laws has risen to levels higher than after the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre in 2012, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with a slight majority of Americans saying student protests for greater gun restrictions...


National

When a bisexual Republican took aim at her father's views, it caused more pain than she

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In her phone contacts, he is “SenatorDaddy” with two emoji: an American flag and a bright red heart. “Hey dad, I just wanted to give you a heads up,” began the text she typed to him before giving the speech that would bring her national attention. Meagan Simonaire,...


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