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Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The women were...


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Second woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on Monday faced new allegations of inappropriately touching women, but there are no signs he plans to step down amid the swirl of controversy now surrounding him. The latest accusation surfaced when Lindsay Menz, 33, of Frisco, Texas, told...


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Slain border agent may have been beaten to death by rocks in 'grisly scene,' union leader

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed while on patrol in southwest Texas may have been beaten to death by attackers wielding rocks, according to the president of the National Border Patrol Council. Brandon Judd, president of the labor union, said Agent Rogelio...


Business

Technology companies, retailers send US stock indexes higher

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Monday as a mix of smaller, U.S.-focused companies, technology firms and banks climbed. Drugmakers struggled, which limited those gains. Retailers and smaller companies rose for the third day in a row as their latest quarterly reports have investors feeling better...


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The case for flowing water on Mars is drying up

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In 2015, NASA announced that it had “the best evidence yet” for water flowing on the surface of Mars: Dark, apparently damp streaks spotted on the Red Planet contained salts associated with liquid water. The news had NASA’s head of planetary science, Jim Green,...


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Watch these bizarre flies dive underwater using bubbles like scuba suits

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Mark Twain, when he traveled to California’s Mono Lake almost 150 years ago, became enchanted by aquatic flies. Mono Lake is peculiar - it’s three times saltier than the ocean and nearly as basic as ammonia. A thick black necklace of flies encircles the lake. The...


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Lolita Zinke played key role in Secretary Zinke's event planning, travel plans, records

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s wife Lolita played a key role in arranging aspects of her husband’s official events during the first few months of the administration, according to documents obtained by a Montana-based advocacy group under the Freedom of...


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Why Americans - including hunters - are souring on big-game hunting

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant trophy hunting a “horror show” and signaled his skepticism of claims that practice is good for elephant conservation. The data generally support the President’s beliefs: elephant populations in Africa have declined...


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Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after nearly a half-century in...


Business

Shootings put semi-automatic rifles ads under new scrutiny

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ATLANTA (AP) — The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life. A promotional spot by the Mossberg brand boasts of weapons “engineered to the specs of freedom and...


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