Friday, September 18, 2015
Sept. 18, 2015
Obama to nominate first openly gay military service secretary
President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.U.S., Russian defense chiefs talk to defuse tensions over Syria
The conversation, the first between any U.S. defense secretary and the Russian defense minister in more than a year, comes amid concerns over Moscow’s expanding military presence in Syria.(Photos by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
She’s 10. She has HIV. She’s about to learn the truth.
JJ has been treated at Children’s National Medical Center since infancy. Now doctors will finally tell her why, and they don’t know how she'll react.
Bombastic billionaire deflated. Her next task: Build on buzz.
Fact-checking Rubio’s claim that North Korea could nuke Calif.
Late night’s take on the Republican debate, in 4 clips
Clinton pokes GOP hornet’s nest
By Greg Sargent
The beginning of the end of Trump?
By Dana Milbank
CNN’s Trump apologist strikes again
By Erik Wemple
Irresponsibility on Planned Parenthood
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House passes Planned Parenthood defunding, but will it help avert a shutdown?
The defunding bill and a second anti-abortion bill aren't expected to get past the Senate, but if they do, the president will most certainly veto them.
How shutdown would affect federal employees’ pay, benefits
General: ‘Unrealistically idealistic’ Bowe Bergdahl does not deserve jail sentence
The Army general who investigated the alleged desertion of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl believes that a jail sentence would be “inappropriate,” despite the massive search caused by him walking away from his unit’s outpost in Afghanistan.EPA: Volkswagen used ‘defeat device’ to circumvent air pollution controls
Volkswagen deliberately circumvented pollution controls by installing special software on Volkswagen and Audi models, EPA says.Largest security operation in U.S. history mobilized for Pope Francis’s visit
Law enforcement agencies face a major challenge: Five days, three cities, millions of people and innumerable threats.
Pope’s schedule, parade and road closures
Obama administration to further ease travel and business restrictions with Cuba
The measures are designed to increase the U.S. presence on the island.
Insight: New real estate interest amid a vibrant beach culture
Asylum seekers confront rejection as Europe puts up roadblocks
The refugees have been forced to improvise routes across the Balkans as one country after another sought to shift responsibility.
8 reasons this crisis is happening
Friend of Charleston shooting suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges
Dylann Roof stayed with Joey Meek and his family in the weeks before nine black worshipers were gunned down inside Emanuel AME Church.
Why do the friends Roof stayed with shrug about their inaction?
Top Rand Paul aide accuses top Rubio aide of punching him in the face
The pair were in Michigan for a Republican conference.Taliban militants kill at least 29 people at Pakistani air force base
The attack in Peshawar was the deadliest assault by the militant group in more than six months.The richest places in America all have one thing in common
Among the top 25 highest-earning counties in the U.S., every one of them lies outside a major city.This Ted Cruz booster is 13, black, and just shredded Obama on clock kid
The young man says he's not a political prop.
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The drug war had its own board game. Yes, really.
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NFL Week 2 picks, according to cats
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Fascinating pope facts: How often he goes to confession and more
The Day: Twilight over Pluto, a new invisibility cloak
(Melodie McDaniel)
Photographer's search for self through race and the American pulpit
Inside an experimental house in the Vegas desert
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Planned Parenthood is a symbol. This is the reality of one Ohio clinic.
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Zimbabwe seized land from whites. Now black farmers are reaching out to them.
An American void: Inside the trailer where Dylann Roof found refuge
Donald Trump billed his ‘University’ as a road to riches, but critics call it a fraud
The riddle of Francis: A pope for all seasons
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On Sept. 21, the day before Pope Francis arrives in D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Ambassador Francis Rooney, and Chris Matthews will discuss his influence on global politics and the world’s largest religion.
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