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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson,...


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Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

Florida School Shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school shooting nearly two weeks ago. Thousands of students joined their parents in walking past the three-...


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A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

The Infertility Bond

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life. It started when White read a news report that Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, faced charges for lying when he denied he’d inseminated...


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High court tackles personal privacy, national sovereignty

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is set to hear on Tuesday a case that could have far-reaching implications for law enforcement access to digital data and for U.S. companies that store customer emails in servers overseas. What began as a challenge by tech giant...


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Skipping a beat is no cause for alarm. Usually.

Special To The Washington Post. You might feel them as skipped heartbeats or unusually forceful beats. One friend describes her heart palpitations as a soft fluttering that starts in her chest, moves to her neck and sometimes makes her cough. Another says her heart feels as if it’s flipping over in...


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A CDC researcher left work sick two weeks ago - then vanished.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Timothy J. Cunningham has been a rising official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Harvard-educated epidemiologist was promoted in July at the U.S. public health service in Atlanta, and contributed to responses following outbreaks of Zika, Ebola...


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Feinstein loses California Democratic Party's endorsement

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. California Democrats rebuked Sen. Dianne Feinstein at their annual convention this weekend, denying her the party’s endorsement in this year’s Senate race and giving a majority of votes to her liberal primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de León. Feinstein...


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Born in the USA - and still hassled about immigration status of their parents

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, will soon be renamed Justice High, honoring an American value denied to some students there by three of Virginia’s most distinguished public colleges and universities. Twelfth-grader Quetzali Cruz, a native-born...


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Parkland shooting 'crisis actor' videos lead users to a 'conspiracy ecosystem' on YouTube

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The wild conspiracies that flooded YouTube after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this month got social media researcher Jonathan Albright wondering: How did people find all these crazy videos? And once they found one, what else were they likely to stumble...


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In wake of Parkland, colleges tell students protests won't hurt their chance of admission

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As a wave of protests against gun violence spread in high schools across the country, top universities reached out to reassure prospective students that breaking school rules for a principle won’t ruin their chance of attending. In the highly fraught and often opaque...


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