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420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

Marijuana Holiday The Waldos

How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban ports. Congress authorized creation of the 1st U.S....


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Romney faces clearer path to GOP Senate nomination despite convention setback

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Mitt Romney seemed to be on a smooth path to Utah’s U.S. Senate seat, with the backing of President Donald Trump, the blessing of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, R, and a popularity unique to the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Until Saturday. Delegates at the...


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In travel ban case, Supreme Court considers 'the president' vs. 'this president'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court’s final oral argument of the term will be one of its most important and potentially far-reaching, an examination of the president’s authority to protect the country by banning some foreigners who seek entry. But, similar to a debate that...


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4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away. Authorities were searching for the 29-year-...


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Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would “have to work to kill me.” Police are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero for saving lives in the busy restaurant,...


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Family Scholar House gives single, formerly homeless moms a chance to get a college

Special To The Washington Post. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The single, formerly homeless mothers living in Family Scholar House apartments are used to seeing faces drawn down with pity or judgment when they tell their stories. Pregnant at 15. Bruised and beaten by a boyfriend. Kicked out of school. Living...


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Baker, Miller win straw polls of Democratic activists in western Maryland

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, won a straw poll Saturday among party activists at an annual summit in western Maryland, organizers said. Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP, finished second in the field of...


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W.R. Smyser, US diplomat turned historian of postwar Germany, dies at 86

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. W.R. Smyser, a historian of modern Germany who also served as a Foreign Service officer, member of Henry Kissinger’s National Security Council staff and deputy high commissioner for refugees at the United Nations, died March 20 at a rehabilitation center in Bethesda,...


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Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of...


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The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect's firearms card was revoked

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking’s state firearms card was revoked last year by state police, but his guns were given to his father with the promise that they wouldn’t...


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