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Do men and women experience grief differently? A new book suggests they do.

Five years ago, Jonathan Santlofer’s wife, Joy, died unexpectedly following a routine outpatient procedure. In the days and months following her death, Santlofer kept a “widower’s notebook” — a collection of thoughts and drawings he polished and bound into a memoir of the same title. Reading …

Grieving

6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Florida

6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Florida<p>Updated on July 7, 2018<p>Although the Sunshine State is home to 50 or so different types of snakes, there are only …

Zoology

In his prepared remarks, Trump removed a line about bringing election hackers to justice

In preparation for a public statement meant to mitigate the damage from Monday’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump brought four pages of handwritten notes to a meeting with congressional leaders. In his own distinctive scrawl — using, as always, a black fine-tip …

Donald Trump

10 Items You May Have Lying Around That Could Be Worth Money

You just may want to poke around your attic or basement and dust off items that rekindle childhood or family memories. Maybe you’ll find an old …

Baby Boomers

How to leave those bottled dressings behind and make your own vinaigrette

I am the kind of person who buys a bottle of salad dressing, uses it once and then promptly forgets about it in a jumble of other condiments until well after the expiration date. I suspect I’m not alone.<p>Even when I have a bottle of dressing socked away, I am much more tempted to just whip up a …

Recipes

She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits in an unbelievably small jar

Tippi Thole recycled. She composted. She thought she was doing a pretty good job environmentally. Then she heard a talk on plastics, and the container of trash that she and her 8-year-old son emptied out every week began to look irresponsible.<p>Thole replaced her 10-gallon kitchen can with the small …

Sustainability

A bride gave bone marrow to save a stranger’s baby. The child lived — and was her flower girl.

As soon as Hayden Hatfield started walking down the aisle, her eyes locked on her flower girl.<p>The bride thought about their special connection — years earlier, she had donated her bone marrow to help the toddler fight a rare form of childhood leukemia. They had stayed in touch through letters and …

Medicine

Police say woman screamed racial slurs and smacked a black teen at a pool. She lost her job.

DJ RocQuemore Simmons and his friend hadn’t even managed to dip their toes in the pool before a screaming Stephanie Sebby-Strempel was out of the water and in their faces, shoving DJ in the chest, telling the boys they “didn’t belong” and ordering them to leave.<p>“Get out! Get out! Get out! Now!” she …

Swimming Pools

Other countries don’t have Roe v. Wade. Here’s how they handle abortion laws.

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement this week, one of the first questions that came to mind for abortion rights advocates was how a new makeup of the high court could affect American women.<p>President Trump has said since the beginning of his campaign that he is …

Feminism

How the abortion debate has skewed Americans’ understanding of pregnancy

Last week, Nicole Arteaga lost her very-much-wanted pregnancy. As often happens in early miscarriages — Arteaga was only nine weeks along — her body had not yet expelled the remains. Her doctor prescribed misoprostol to help her body complete the process.<p>Yet when she went to fill her prescription, …

Pregnancy

‘Are you alone now?’ After raid, immigrant families are separated in the American heartland

He had been afraid to go outside since his mother was detained in an immigration raid 14 days earlier, but now someone was pounding on the front door of their trailer. Alex Galvez, 12, waited until the knocking stopped and then cracked the door open to find a small flier left behind on the top …

Immigration

A broad debunking of Trump’s claims about Russian interference and the Mueller investigation

It has been, as of this writing, two years and two weeks since The Post first reported that hackers linked to the Russian government had accessed the Democratic National Committee’s network and stolen documents. That first report predated any of the releases of material by WikiLeaks and preceded, …

Donald Trump

The first layoffs from Trump’s tariffs are here

The first casualties of President Trump’s trade war are 60 workers at Mid-Continent Nail, America’s largest nail manufacturer. They lost their jobs on June 15 at a factory in a part of Missouri that voted overwhelmingly for Trump. The whole company could be out of business by Labor Day.<p>This is a …

Globalization

The border won’t be secure until Central America is

<i>Joseph R. Biden Jr. was vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.</i><p>When President Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of children from their families at the border, it did not end the crisis in Central America. Nor should it relieve our moral anguish at seeing the …

Immigration

An Arizona woman needed a drug to induce a miscarriage. Her pharmacist refused.

Arizona is one of a handful of states that lets pharmacists raise ethical objections to prescriptions.<p>An Arizona woman who was having a miscarriage said a pharmacist at a local Walgreens store refused to issue her a prescription on Saturday because of ethical objections — an incident that’s put a …

Pharma

The Trump administration’s corruption train rolls on

At least once a week, a member of the Trump administration demonstrates in an entertaining way that public service can be a great way to make a buck. This week’s installment is a double feature, starring Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.<p>First up: Politico reported on …

Donald Trump

‘They’re lucky we aren’t executing them’: National Guardsman faces punishment for Facebook post on migrants

With a steady pipeline of unsettling images and reports coming from the border related to the Trump administration’s child separation policy, more than half a million Facebook users have opened their digital wallets to help.<p>Since going live on June 16, an online fundraiser of the Texas-based …

Social Media

Families will no longer be separated at the border. But where are my clients’ kids?

I sat across from my new client, a petite woman from Central America in her late 20s or early 30s, behind the plexiglass at the El Paso County Detention Facility. She had fled her country with her preteen son. Like many of the clients I’ve represented in the past four weeks, she had been charged …

Immigration

Trump says trade wars are ‘easy.’ Here come the first American casualties.

President Trump believes that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” So he started one.<p>Now the casualties are beginning to return home from the battlefield, and on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the people’s representatives presented some of them to Wilbur Ross, the president’s billionaire commerce …

Tariffs

Pence turns VP’s office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration

Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the Trump administration across federal agencies, according to federal records and interviews.<p>About twice as many companies and other interests hired lobbyists to contact the vice president’s …

Trump Administration

How the two rogue FBI officials explain their text messages about Trump

Deep within the report released Thursday from the inspector general for the Justice Department is the answer to a question that’s been floating around for six months: Why did Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, two officials with the FBI, engage in a months-long conversation disparaging 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained

Why children are being sent to “foster care or whatever” while their parents are sent to jail.<p>As a matter of policy, the US government is separating families who seek asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally.<p>Dozens of parents are being split from their children each day — the children …

Pompeo was grilled by reporters about North Korea’s nukes. This was his testy response.

After President Trump met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore this week, the two leaders agreed to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."<p>However, they did not announce exactly how they would do so; the document they signed, less than 400 words long, had few …

In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims.

LAFAYETTE, Ga.<p>Chris Buckley walks out to his porch, where the doormat once greeted customers at a Subway, and looks up and down the empty street.<p>“I admit it, I’m nervous,” he says, lighting a cigarette with heavily tattooed hands.<p>Chris Buckley tattooed “Infidel” in Arabic on his left forearm during …

Black Lives Matter

How to not melt the couch, and other life skills to teach your kids this summer

Until recently, my smart and accomplished 17-year-old neighbor did not know how to use a can opener, and a bright 15-year-old relative recently tried to microwave a plate of spaghetti with a metal fork in it. Another friend’s teenage sister tried to mail a letter without a stamp.<p>It’s fun to giggle …

Parenting

A 20-minute spicy chicken stir-fry with basil and chiles is a midweek dinner savior

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>The simple, clean flavors in this stir-fry are designed to remind you of the peppery Thai dish called gai ka prow. What you might like best about the recipe is its built-in flexibility, starting with the pan: We tested this in a wok, but if you don’t have one, a …

Recipes

This Ohio factory thought it could bring U.S. jobs back from China. Then Trump got involved.

CLEVELAND — Bill Adler was invited last year to bid on a contract to make commercial sausage stuffers for a company that wanted to replace its Chinese supplier. The customer had just one non­negotiable demand: Match China’s price.<p>Adler, owner of metal-parts maker Stripmatic Products, thought he …

Globalization

Robert F. Kennedy’s final flight: The storied journey of the ride from California to New York

Robert F. Kennedy’s body was loaded onto the front of the Air Force jet early in the afternoon of June 6, 1968. His family, holding hands, surrounded the coffin while it was hoisted up. Meanwhile, the various Kennedy friends, relatives and aides who had assembled at Los Angeles International …

Robert F. Kennedy

New stories from Lauren Groff, who wrote President Obama’s favorite novel in 2015

Dangers lurk everywhere for the natives in “Florida,” Lauren Groff’s second story collection. There are alligators, panthers, snakes. Even on the most casual stroll through a gentrifying neighborhood, you need to watch out for the blistering heat, stray dogs that attack. Car-swallowing sinkholes …

What does it mean to be Native American? A new novel offers a bracing answer.

Toward the end of Tommy Orange’s devastating debut novel, a 4-year-old Native American boy keeps asking his grandma: “What are we? What are we?”<p>The boy has no way of knowing, but that’s a blood-soaked question that Western invaders have made Indians ask themselves for centuries. Exiled, dispersed, …

Books