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Oscars organization votes to expel disgraced mogul Weinstein

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The organization behind the Oscars on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to expel Harvey Weinstein, the...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2017. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1767, the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between colonial Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, was set as astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon...


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Families of the fallen, and their presidents

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The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here’s a sampling of their stories: SPEAK NO ILL Jodie...


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US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

Trump The Fallen

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt....


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Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough lineup, a talented pitching staff and a manager making all the right moves. Yup, it’s beginning to look a lot like 1988. Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-...


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Both sides say protest talks productive, more talks to come

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NEW YORK (AP) — When owners talk directly with players, it often has to do with contracts. The dialogue Tuesday was of a much different nature, and from the way NFL team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell and a bunch of players reacted, the discussions were informative, enlightening and potentially...


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WP-Bloomberg correction: TRAVEL-MAINE

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. This correction refers to the slug TRAVEL-MAINE (Andrea Sachs, Post), which moved Oct. 13. --- A Washington Post Travel article about a knitting-themed Windjammer cruise incorrectly described the two-masted schooner’s plumbing. The J.&E. Riggin’s system is modern, not...


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United Airlines dragging incident that went viral produces firings, suspensions of

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Two airport security officers have been fired and two others suspended for their roles in forcibly removing a doctor from a United Airlines flight in April at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, a raucous scene that was recorded on cellphone video and spread...


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WP-Bloomberg correction: DEA

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. This correction refers to the slug DEA (Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein, Post), which moved Oct. 15. --- A Washington Post story about a bill curbing the Drug Enforcement Administration’s powers misstated the lobbying position of the Pharmaceutical Research and...


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Jewish neo-Nazi renounces white supremacist past - and comes out as gay

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Kevin Wilshaw first became interested in Nazism as an 11-year-old. His father was “very right wing,” and he wanted to emulate him, he told Channel 4. Since then, the British man’s life has revolved around white supremacy. Now, after a lifetime devoted to the far-right...


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Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Oct. 4, the day that four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Donald Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting up Twitter with attacks on the “fake news” media....


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