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

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

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Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim

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President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the...


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Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, gained strength as it approached the northern Gulf Coast, emptying out beaches in Florida ahead of Memorial Day. The storm disrupted long holiday weekend plans from Pensacola in the...


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The Latest: Alberto stronger on move toward US Gulf Coast

Tropical Weather

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained strength as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast. Forecasters say Alberto was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) west of Tampa, Florida, at 7:30 p.m. EDT. It is...


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The Latest: Official 'heartbroken' by flood devastation

Maryland Flash Flooding

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — The Latest on Sunday’s flash flooding in Maryland (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A Maryland official, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, says authorities aren’t aware of any fatalities or missing people after a devastating flash flood struck a community in that state....


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Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — English musician Sting sang “My One and Only Love” at Brown University after he and his wife Trudie Styler accepted honorary degrees. Brown presented them with the degrees Sunday at its 250th commencement. Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz was among the...


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Crews rescuing people, buildings collapse as torrential floods hit Ellicott City,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Crews were engaged in multiple water rescues and buildings collapsed in historic Ellicott City on Sunday evening as flood waters raged through its streets following torrential thunderstorms, Howard County, Maryland, officials said. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced...


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Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

Maryland Flash Flooding

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Flash floods struck a Maryland city on Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years earlier, prompting emergency rescues as raging waters engulfed cars and rose above the first floor of some buildings, authorities said. News outlets showed local photos and...


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With a few perks, kids weather standardized tests. But is that the point?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Should parents exempt their children from state-required standardized tests? This is personal for me, as my grandson, a 9-year-old third-grader, just became the first in the family to sit for one of those long, controversial exams. The opt-out movement is led by...


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Maryland governor heading to community hit by flash flooding, declares state of emergency

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland governor heading to community hit by flash flooding, declares state of emergency in stricken area.


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New Jersey is leading the resistance to offshore drilling

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ASBURY PARK, N.J. - The Trump administration’s bid to expand offshore drilling sounds like a sweet deal when the oil and gas industry sells it: more jobs, increased local revenue and possibly an energy surplus that could lower home heating costs. But Mayor John Moor’s...


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