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Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

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Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later. The...


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Birds that can't stand the heat of a warming world grow smaller

Special To The Washington Post. Biologist Simon Griffith began his research career in his home country of Britain studying sparrows on Lundy Island, off the coast of England, “a particularly cold and windy place, where the sparrows would spend weeks huddling inside the barns to keep out of the...


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With warmer water, fish need more oxygen than their gills can supply

Special To The Washington Post. Fish could be shrinking, too. As climate change continues to heat up the oceans, many species of fish are expected to decrease in size, some by as much as 30 percent, according to a study by scientists in Canada released last summer. Fish can’t grow without oxygen,...


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The Energy 202: Trump and Democrats marked Earth Day very differently

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump’s critics marked Earth Day by slamming the administration for rolling back rules they believe protect the planet from climate change and environmental crises. But Trump himself celebrated by touting his deregulatory agenda. In a statement on...


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White House officials urge Democrats to reconsider support for Pompeo ahead of committee

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Senior White House officials on Monday urged Democrats and a key Republican to reconsider their positions on Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state ahead of what could be an unfavorable committee vote later in the day. “We certainly hope that some members will...


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The Finance 202: Compromise may be on the trade menu with China

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The winds of trade war circling the White House seem to shift as often as the actual weather, but for now they’re blowing toward compromise. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin extended an olive branch to China on Saturday, telling reporters that he’s considering a trip...


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Waffle House suspect remains on the run, may be armed

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A half-naked man suspected in the slayings of four people at a Waffle House remained on the run Monday, and authorities said he may be armed with one of the guns seized from him last year after he tried to enter the White House to see President Donald Trump. More than 80...


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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot...


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Trump proposal could mean healthy people save on insurance while others get priced out

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration’s proposal to build up short-term health insurance plans as a “lifeline” for people who can’t afford Affordable Care Act coverage could split the insurance market in two, siphoning young, healthy people into cheaper, more minimal...


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'No credible sightings' of Waffle House shooting suspect as manhunt continues, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Police continued their intensive search Monday for the 29-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Tennessee Waffle House and killing four people one day earlier. The Metro Nashville Police Department said early Monday that “there have been no credible sightings” of...


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