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Post-ABC poll: Most Americans approve of Trump-Russia probe, and nearly half think Trump committed a crime

By Emily Guskin and<p>Emily Guskin<p>Polling analyst at The Washington Post specializing in public opinion about politics, elections and public policy.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>National security reporter covering the Justice Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>More than twice as many Americans …

Paul Manafort

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

National Parks

This is what Americans will really dislike about the House ‘Trumpcare’ bill

By Erika Franklin Fowler ,<p>Laura M. Baum ,<p>Courtney H. Laermer and<p>Sarah E. Gollust<p>House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with their alternative plan, the American Health Care Act. This is a big political victory — and a big win for the Trump administration. …

Health Care

Co-founder conflict

Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company. I had to step away from the startup for which I shed blood, sweat and …

Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money

Everyone knows the basics of how to improve their financial health: put money into savings, track your spending, reduce your debt, look for ways to save on your monthly bills, and make smart investments. Where people struggle is translating that knowledge into specific actions you can take today. …

Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test

Theranos competitor Genalyte just announced it has raised an equity round of $36 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group.<p>The San Diego-based startup leverages lab-on-a-chip technology it says can run through up to 128 different tests on a single finger prick of blood in under 15 …

Apps for planning your vacation

It’s 4th of July weekend, and if you’re not off traveling somewhere, hopefully you’re taking a summer trip soon. From Kayak to TripAdvisor, there are plenty of apps that want to help you maximize your vacation planning. We’ve found some others that are worth a mention, too. TechCrunch tested out …

3 Million Sippy Cups Are Being Recalled for Toxic Mold Risk

More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that …

Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro declares state of emergency

Beleaguered leader invokes power to ‘confront threats’ as US officials warn country could disintegrate<p>Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has declared a state of emergency, hours after US intelligence officials warned that the South American country could be on the brink of disintegration.<p>The …

Venezuela

Vacation Rentals Search Engine Holidu Raises €5M Series A

It was only last July that HomeToGo, a European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, raised €6 million in Series A funding. And now competitor Holidu has gotten in on the fundraising action.<p>The Munich-based company has closed a €5 million Series A round led by EQT ventures. Also participating …

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime this December

Sure, you haven’t even started to recover from the joy and terror of Thanksgiving yet, but it’s already time to look ahead to the winter holiday season — and streaming video services want you to know that <i>they have your back</i>. Netflix will finally release its much-trailered Bill Murray holiday …

Microsoft Office Just Made Its Biggest Change in 30 Years

More than any other productivity app, Microsoft’s Office software suite has dictated the way we work. For years, workplace collaboration has meant …

He was the everyman candidate. Now Scott Walker needs to stand out.

By Jenna Johnson<p>Jenna Johnson<p>National political correspondent covering campaigns and voters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Most Republicans like Scott Walker. He seems like the kind of guy who could live down the street — a middle-aged Midwestern dad who never finished college, rides a used Harley and brags about …

Scott Walker

Stride Health raises another $13M to take health plan recommendations national

Stride Health is one of many digital health companies that has gotten up on the Obamacare wave, and ridden it well. The San Francisco-based company specializes in providing health insurance recommendations to people who have traditionally had trouble getting covered affordably — freelancers and …

An Extraordinary Pentagon ‘Bull Session’ Over ISIS

Thomas D. McAvoy—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Truman Presidential Library<p>William J. Smith—AP<p>Popperfoto/Getty Images<p>Wally Nelson—AP<p>TSGT …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

Surprising secrets about flying

Not to make you all “There’s a man on the wing” paranoid, but there’s a lot that goes on aboard airplanes that we just don’t know about. In our travelers’ haze of in-flight movies, naps, and conversations with seat mates, we miss some intriguing (and sometimes unpleasant) parts of the flying …

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p>Richard Wightman Fox<p>February 16, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not</i> …

Drugs, Guns, And Selfies: Gangs On Social Media

Can monitoring the social media activities of drug cartels and criminal gangs help disrupt their real-life networks?<p>Dr. Robert Muggah’s typical working day involves drugs, guns, and violence. At the SecDev Foundation in Canada and the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janiero, his team monitors the …

Hackers Hit Banks for $1 Billion, Security Company Says

U.S. news<p>A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, the Russian security company Kaspersky Lab says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday.<p>Most of the targets have been in Russia, the U.S., Germany, China …

Kaspersky Lab

Coast Guard Rescues Sailors Off Nantucket in Winter Storm

U.S. news<p>U.S. Coast Guard crews faced “near hurricane force winds” as they rescued a father-son team who were stranded at sea after a powerful winter storm ripped their ship's sails.<p>The First Coast Guard District command center in Boston contacted the men by satellite phone after receiving an alert …

Coast Guard

Libya Faces ISIS Crisis: Italy Wants NATO Intervention

World<p>LONDON — Italy warned that ISIS is at Europe's doorstep as France and Egypt called for the United Nations Security Council to meet over the spiraling crisis in Libya.<p>The growing alarm came as Egyptian jets bombed ISIS targets in the North African nation as revenge for the beheadings — …

Middle East

Slain ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller's Boyfriend: 'She Wanted to Save Me'

World<p>PHOENIX — Kayla Mueller was in a detention cell in Syria, face to face with her boyfriend who was posing as her husband. Had she told her captors she was married to Omar Alkhani, she might have been freed from the hands of ISIS militants, he said. Instead, she denied being his wife.<p>Alkhani had …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Jewish Graves in France Desecrated With Nazi Slogans, Teens Held

World<p>PARIS — French police were questioning five teenagers Monday in connection with hundreds of Jewish gravestones that were knocked over and defaced with swastikas and Nazi slogans.<p>The teens, all males aged 15-17, were taken into custody after one of them turned himself in to the police station …

Israel

Ice Storm Coats South from Oklahoma to Carolinas, Heads to Northeast

Weather<p>A band of snow and ice sliced across the South on Monday from Oklahoma to the Carolinas, cutting off power for more than a quarter of a million customers and threatening to paralyze major cities on its way to the Northeast.<p>For once, Boston wasn't the center of the winter weather. Instead, …

Police Reform Organizers Pitch Net Neutrality To FCC

Police reform organizers traveled to Capitol Hill and the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to push for open access to the Internet, which they say is an increasingly vital organizing tool in the wake of the controversial deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.<p>The delegation met with …