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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

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The surprising ways design can help people with disabilities

Special To The Washington Post. “Access + Ability” Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum cooperhewitt.org/channel/access-ability --- For people with disabilities, design can hurt more than it helps. Clothing can be hard to put on, terrain rough to navigate. Even seemingly accessible developments...


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Why a judge says @realDonaldTrump can't block opponents

Trump Twitter Lawsuit

President Donald Trump can do many things on Twitter. He can call a former FBI director “slippery” and a former president “cheatin‘.” He can spontaneously SWITCH TO ALL CAPS and claim media organizations are “fake news.” But now there’s one thing a federal judge says Trump can’t do: Block users...


Lifestyle

75 years later, 'forgotten' WWII battle haunts soldiers

Battle of Attu Anniversary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only World War II battle fought on North American soil was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Japan had invaded both Attu and Kiska islands in 1942. American forces began the 19-day campaign to reclaim Attu in May 1943. It is...


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What the legal process looks like for immigrant children taken away from their parents

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. There’s been an avalanche of grim news centered on young immigrants apprehended at the border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union published a report documenting abusive encounters between young people and border agents during the...


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'Hero' teacher released from hospital after Indiana school shooting, says congresswoman

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Indiana middle school teacher Jason Seaman has been released from a hospital after suffering gunshot wounds as he tackled a shooter on Friday, according to Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind. Seaman, 29, was hailed as a hero Friday after students say he subdued a student who...


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The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Weather

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 a.m. Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast are largely empty as a slowly strengthening storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approaches....


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US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

Tropical Weather

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty Sunday as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached. Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the...


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Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

Civil Rights Marker

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind. Sgt. Isaac Woodard’s...


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Police: Woman falsely claims stolen car had child inside

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Police say a North Texas woman falsely reported that her car had been stolen with her 10-month-old baby inside so that officers would more quickly hunt down her missing vehicle. Grand Prairie police say an Amber Alert was issued after Margarita Levrie contacted...


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Secret Titanic search mission revealed in National Geographic exhibition

Special To The Washington Post. “Titanic: The Untold Story” National Geographic Museum, Washington events.nationalgeographic.com/exhibitions --- Sure, you know that the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic sank. In 1912, an iceberg punctured the mighty ship’s hull, and after years of speculation, the...


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