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New report paints Virginia economy as hostage to the federal government

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia’s new governor may have won in part by defying President Donald Trump, but he’d better find a way to work with the White House and the Republican-led Congress or the state’s economy could go down the drain, according to a new report from economists at Old...


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Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s political fate in next year’s crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him and whether attacks from Republicans based on the indictment convince voters to keep him from a third term....


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Testing required at private schools in Nevada choice program

School Choice Testing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they’re mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state’s budding school-choice program. “We’re not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable,” said Sue Blakeley, founder of...


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Some Alabamians won't quit Moore because he never quit them

Alabama Senate Moore Support

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, homosexuality, Muslims and anything else that doesn’t fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long...


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'My sons love hunting, I don't': Trump's soft spot for elephants

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Conservationists who have a visceral emotional reaction to words like “carbon emissions” and “TransCanada” and “Rick Perry” rarely find themselves closely allied with President Donald Trump’s opinions on the proper stewardship of the planet. Trump has consistently...


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Voice of America places journalist on leave for reportedly posting racist Reddit screeds

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Voice of America has placed journalist Joshua Fatzick on administrative leave after Mediaite reported that he posted racist, sexist and homophobic messages in a pro-Trump Reddit channel under the screen name UncleSam4200. The headache does not end there for Voice of...


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Napping on the job may turn out to be a very good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

Special To The Washington Post. President Donald Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year’s rough-and-tumble campaign, he scoffed at...


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The Supreme Court has emerged as a critical partisan lever for Trump and Moore

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - On Friday, the White House released, without context, a list of the people whom President Donald Trump might consider should a vacancy open on the Supreme Court. It was an updated version of a list that he has released before, with five new names added...


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When a doctor needed care, she learned how badly patients are treated by physicians

Special To The Washington Post. “In Shock: My Journey From Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope” Rana Awdish --- Critical-care physician Rana Awdish was used to helping dying patients, not being one. Then she found herself in the ER, hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood. By the time...


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Collins says changes are needed before she can support GOP tax plan

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Sen. Susan Collins said the Republican tax plan now working its way through the Senate “needs work” before she can support it. “I want to see changes in that bill, and I think there will be changes,” the Maine Republican said on ABC’s “This Week,” one of two appearances she...


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