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The leaves are starting to show signs of autumn. Here's why they change.

Special to The Washington Post. Whether or not the current weather conveys it, summer is over. Kids are back in school and the first signs of yellow and orange are appearing in the trees. We might not be enjoying cool, crisp days yet but fall is here. The autumnal equinox is just days away - Friday...


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Exhibition about climate change was almost swallowed by hurricane that hit Florida

Special to The Washington Post. Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida Justin Brice Guariglia’s images of the havoc that humans wreak on their most precious environments were already timely and troubling. Then came the hurricane. “Earth Works: Mapping...


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Three years after Ferguson, the same old concerns rise in St. Louis protests

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ST. LOUIS - It was six days into this city’s latest round of protests over racial injustice, six days since another white police officer was acquitted in the shooting of another black man, and a typically dull meeting of the St. Louis Board of Estimate and...


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Gowdy joins Democrats in probing Trump administration's use of personal email

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee and its top Democrat asked the Trump administration Monday for more information about the use of personal email accounts by senior officials - a day after it was revealed that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-...


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CBO predicts 'millions' would lose coverage under the revised Senate health bill

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The latest Senate Republican plan to tilt federal health-care law in a conservative direction would cause “millions” of Americans to lose insurance by 2026, while lessening the federal deficit by at least $133 billion, according to much-anticipated estimates by...


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The ACA repeal effort was bad news from the start

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., quickly realized that Monday’s hearing on the Republican effort to revamp the health industry had devolved into a farcical, partisan shouting match. So he began his round of questioning by ignoring the subject at hand. Isakson...


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Air traffic slowly returns to Puerto Rico, but dire conditions continue after Maria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Puerto Rico’s largest airport is in a crisis. Hundreds of would-be-travelers remained stranded Monday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, where terminals are dark, air conditioning is out, and people are running out of water and food. Days after...


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Steelers tackle Villanueva: mix up led to anthem flap

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL. The massive left tackle and West Point graduate has no interest in...


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Tennessee church shooting suspect had previous run-ins with police

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The man accused of opening fire a church near Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday, leaving one parishioner dead and six wounded, had previous encounters with local police, including one after a relative worried he was suicidal, according to police records released Monday....


Government

Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe.


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