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Why you've never heard of the six Chinese men who survived the Titanic

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In the early hours of April 15, 1912, a lifeboat navigated the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, its skeleton crew scanning the dark, debris-littered surface for any sign of life. Hours earlier, the unthinkable had happened: The RMS Titanic, a majestic ocean...


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Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

Midterms 2018 Wisconsin

PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue plastic poncho and headed back into the driving sleet Saturday morning, with more doors to knock on in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer’s name on her clipboard. Miller and about 50 other...


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'We pulled off everyday miracles': Inside the birth of the Weather Channel

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When the Weather Channel launched in 1982, its founder, John Coleman, knew he was on to the start of something important and something special. In its first night on air, he presciently told viewers that the channel would “become the nation’s primary source of weather...


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Stewart Brandborg, longtime leader of Wilderness Society, dies at 93

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Stewart M. Brandborg, a conservation activist and Wilderness Society leader who helped draft and advocate for passage of the landmark Wilderness Act of 1964 that set aside millions of acres of land for protection from human development, died April 14 at his home in...


Business

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

Southern Dumping Grounds

ATLANTA (AP) — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town’s mayor said this week. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the tiny town of...


Business

Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in morning trade

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stocks moved lower in morning trading Thursday, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products. Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Energy stocks also rose as a rally in oil prices continued, bringing crude to the highest level in more than...


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Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in court asking to have criminal case dropped

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his attorneys were returning to federal court Thursday asking to have his criminal charges in Washington dismissed in their latest challenge to the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort’s...


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Virginia legislator Freitas raises nearly $350,000 in bid to take on Tim Kaine

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - Nick Freitas, a Virginia state legislator battling two fellow Republicans for the right to take on Sen. Tim Kaine in November, raised nearly $350,000 in the first three months of this year. The amount is comparable to the $388,312 that Corey Stewart -...


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The Latest: Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 10 a.m. A St. Louis judge has rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Circuit...


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Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000 to settle federal civil claim.


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