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Controversial former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Controversial former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Marion Barry tied to drug scandal,

beloved by city’s poor, dies at 78

The Washington Post

Marion Barry, the civil-rights leader who became a polarizing political figure during two spans as mayor of Washington, D.C.,...

Controversial former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Controversial former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Marion Barry tied to drug scandal,

beloved by city’s poor, dies at 78

The Washington Post

Marion Barry, the civil-rights leader who became a polarizing political figure during two spans as mayor of Washington, D.C.,...

Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms

BUFFALO, N.Y. — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.

Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up...

Anxieties mount in Ferguson as citizens await decision
Anxieties mount in Ferguson as citizens await decision

FERGUSON, Mo. — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently needed more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already...

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations
Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn’t bring herself to do it.

But if it happened...

Obama to spare 5 million immigrants

President challenges Congress to pass a bill, reveals action to aid 5 million illegals

Worldwide obesity costs hit $2 trillion
Worldwide obesity costs hit $2 trillion

LONDON — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.

The McKinsey Global...

Slain beauty queen, sister buried
Slain beauty queen, sister buried

GUALJOCO, Honduras — Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the...

Ebola epidemic increases need for orphan aid
Ebola epidemic increases need for orphan aid

Number of west African children in orphanages up because of virus

College shooter thought he was targeted
College shooter thought he was targeted

Florida State alum wrote in journal of fears of persecution by government

Officials admit health care goof

Administration has been over-reporting number of sign-ups under new law

Senate weighs generic drug costs

Price spikes spur adverse reactions from pharmacists, patients, lawmakers

Judge to banish noisy rooster
Judge to banish noisy rooster

CORNELIUS, Ore. — It was just the first of Mr. Rooster’s problems that he was first believed to be a Ms.

His crowing has given him away, though, and his owner in Cornelius has been dinged six times in five months for violating city ...

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