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Defense says federal prosecutor tried to co-opt witness in Virginia physician's opioid

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Attorneys for a Virginia doctor accused of improperly dispensing opioids say a federal prosecutor tried to co-opt a key defense witness by suggesting he testify as an expert. Prosecutors in the Western District of Virginia contend they acted appropriately in reaching...


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Team USA parade uniforms include touch of American frontier

OLY Team USA Uniforms

NEW YORK (AP) — Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening...


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Senate votes to end shutdown, sending House a short-term spending bill to fund government

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Monday to end the government shutdown, approving a short-term spending bill after frantic negotiations broke a budget impasse with a pledge from leaders to act on immigration policy next month. The House was expected to quickly pass the...


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Medical field plays catch-up with trans kids

Special To The Washington Post. The California wildfires were still raging last fall as Jennifer Bilstein and her 15-year-old son inched their way down Highway 101, a two-hour drive in ordinary times that took four hours through the smoke-filled air and yellow sky. She was determined to get Jacob...


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Some Korean foods may taste familiar during the Olympics

Korean Food GI Influences

SEATTLE (AP) — Spam, trout, fried chicken, moon pies and anything slathered in mayonnaise — those are some of the flavors of South Korea’s home cooking that might seem just a bit familiar to the U.S. athletes and hordes of westerners preparing to descend upon the small Asian country for the 2018...


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Group of juveniles set man on fire, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 14-year-old has been charged after police said he and a group of other juveniles set a sleeping man on fire Sunday in Annandale, Virginia, in an attempt to rob him of his backpack. The teen was charged with attempted robbery and malicious wounding after the incident,...


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Watchdog group files complaint against Trump campaign over reported payout to Stormy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The confidentiality settlement reportedly paid to an adult-film star who said she had an affair with Donald Trump years before he became president may have violated campaign finance laws, a watchdog group alleged Monday. In a pair of federal complaints, Common Cause,...


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While Yellowstone's staff was furloughed, a snowmobiler got too close to Old Faithful

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Tourists on a commercial snowmobile broke park rules by driving too close to Yellowstone National Park’s iconic Old Faithful geyser Sunday, park officials confirmed, at a time when most staff was furloughed during the partial government shutdown. In an interview...


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VA considers softer stance on medical marijuana

Special to The Washington Post. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is how many veterans have approached health-care conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Worried that owning up to using the drug could jeopardize their VA benefits - even if they’re...


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Vermont legalizes marijuana but doesn't allow for commercial industry

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, R, signed a bill Monday legalizing the possession and consumption of marijuana for recreational use in his state. Scott’s signature makes Vermont the first state to approve recreational marijuana legislatively. Eight other states plus the...


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