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ZWICK-OBIT

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. David Zwick, an early disciple in the corps of citizen activists who were popularly known as “Nader’s Raiders” and a founder and president of the environmental advocacy organization Clean Water Action, died Feb. 5 at his home in Minneapolis. He was 75. The cause was...


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A self-taught astronomer spotted something no scientist had ever seen

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The moment he saw the brilliant light captured by his camera, “it all clicked” for Victor Buso: All the times his parents woke him before sunrise to gaze at the stars, all the energy he had poured into constructing an observatory atop his home, all the hours he had...


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Va. House speaker drops a few names - Trump and Pence - in Medicaid pitch

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND - Leaders of Virginia’s House of Delegates are trying to sell wary fellow Republicans on Medicaid expansion by tying it to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mikek Pence. House Speaker Kirkland Cox, a Republican from Colonial Heights, contends that...


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House Democrats: Focus after shooting should also be on guns, not just FBI misstep

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee warned Wednesday that their Republican colleagues might be focusing too much attention on the FBI’s failure to act on a tip that might have prevented the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., and not...


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Lawmakers consider bill requiring schools to teach sexual consent, respecting personal

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As sexual harassment allegations continue to dominate headlines, exposing scandals that have touched Hollywood stars, pop singers and gymnastics gold medalists, the issue has seeped into conversations among students in the nation’s schools. “It’s in our world. We talk...


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Florida high school students demand change to gun laws at boisterous rally

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Filled with fury and impatient for change, thousands of Florida high school students and protesters rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to demand that lawmakers take action in the final weeks of the legislative session to curb the sale of...


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Trump's team releases economic report, compares him to Reagan and Kennedy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s policies are driving an economic turnaround that puts him in the company of transformative presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, White House economists said Wednesday as they unveiled their first “Economic Report...


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Supreme Court says whistleblowers must alert government to get legal protections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 apply only when those alleging corporate misdeeds bring their information to the government. The court said that...


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Correction: New Mexico School Shooting-Autopsy story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In stories Feb. 7 and Feb. 20 about a New Mexico school shooting, the Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a captain for the San Juan County Sheriff’s office. He is Brice Current, not Bryce Current. A corrected version of the Feb. 20 story is below: New Mexico...


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After Anthony Rendon's stellar season, Nationals are just hoping for more of same

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Trea Turner was stunned when he walked into the Washington Nationals clubhouse at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches last week. Anthony Rendon, his favorite baseball player and locker neighbor, had a close-cropped haircut. His long hair was...


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