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After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

SAN FRANCISCO — One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate.<p>The accounts addressed the news with the speed of a cable news network. Some adopted the hashtag …

Michael T. Flynn

Blood and bullet holes remain but schools chief doesn't want lawmakers to look away

Between funerals, press conferences and around-the-clock meetings in a makeshift "war room" set up in the principal's office at Marjory Stoneman …

Nikolas Cruz

Georgia looks to drop electric voting machines in favor of paper ballots

A unique effort is underway in Georgia to safeguard elections by taking voting machines back to the future.<p>“The most secure elections in the world are conducted with a piece of paper and a pencil,” said Georgia State Rep. Scot Turner. “It allows you to continue into the future to verify the result.”<p>…

Government

Terracotta warrior's thumb stolen in Philadelphia museum

Chinese authorities are livid over the theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior on loan to a US museum, calling for the perpetrator …

Archaeology

California makes it hard for wrongly convicted to be compensated for lost years

Glenn Payne spent 13 years in prison for a 1991 child-molesting conviction in San Jose based on hair-identification evidence that has since been …

Criminal Justice

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

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Climate Change

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

BANGKOK — A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their …

Data Protection

Agonizing subway ride lands New York woman Worst Commute award

An advocacy group for city commuters on Tuesday awarded its first "Worst Commute of the Week" award to a librarian from the borough of Queens for her …

MTA

Florida Survivors Push Back After GOP Activist Says They're 'Hijacked By Left-Wing Groups'

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College Basketball

Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.<p>The inaugural team event is scheduled for …

Skiing

The Fall Games

One by one, the hopes crash and the snow flies.<p>An athlete falls. The poetry of their movements, calibrated over many years to propel them toward glory, is interrupted in an instant. It twists into something uncoordinated and unrehearsed. Winning form becomes survival mode. Hopes turn to prayers.<p>The …

Gymnastics

NFL Rumors: Rounding Up Buzz on Kirk Cousins, AJ McCarron and More

With the NBA trade deadline now a thing of the past, the control over mindshare reverts back to the NFL as its rumor mill starts to fire back up.<p>Not that it needs much in the way of help.<p>The NFL has a little bit of everything going for it right now. The free-agent pool has got more interesting with …

Football (U.S.)

Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

LONDON — Three Oxfam employees who were the subject of a 2011 inquiry into sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened a witness after a manager leaked an investigation report to another member of staff, the charity said on Monday.<p>The threats and intimidation were among several accusations of …

Corruption

Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World Record

Canadian ice dancing power duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke a world record on Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earning the highest score ever in the short program.<p>The couple, skating to a saucy routine that featured The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” an …

Tessa Virtue

Doping charge angers Olympic curlers, but they admit there could be benefits

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The news of Alexander Krushelnytsky’s banishment spread fast Sunday night, bouncing from one athlete and official to the next. It came as a shock in some corners and a sad fulfillment of expectation in others. The process of sharing updates of a failed drug test has become …

Gymnastics

Trump mocks Oprah Winfrey

President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked Oprah Winfrey for her performance on CBS' "60 MInutes."<p>"Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes," he tweeted Sunday night.<p>"The questions were biased and slanted, the facts …

Donald Trump

Overexposed: Gabriella Papadakis and Winter Olympic wardrobe malfunctions

At recent Games there have been a series of wardrobe woes and costume mishaps … with the French ice dancer being just the latest<p>The French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have made Winter Olympics headlines for all the wrong reasons – because of a wardrobe malfunction that …

Gabriella Papadakis

Angelina Jolie Has 1 Red Carpet Look She Goes Back to Again and Again

They say "If it ain't broke, don't fit it", and Angelina Jolie has definitely taken that phrase to heart when it comes to her red carpet outfits. Ever since she began her career in the mid-'90s, she's been devoted to one particular style: the sexy black gown. If it's strapless, and in a tactle …

Women's Fashion

Taking stock of the winners and losers from NBA All-Star Weekend

<i>This first appeared in the Feb. 19 edition of The Washington Post’s NBA newsletter, the Monday Morning Post Up. You can subscribe by clicking here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — This year’s NBA All-Star Weekend was capped off by the league holding it’s 67th All-Star Game here at Staples Center on Sunday night, with …

NBA All-Star Game

6 ways to keep your skin healthy and smooth during the winter, according to a dermatologist

If it feels like your skin has been screaming lately, you're not alone.<p>Winter months in cold climates can be a recipe for dry, itchy, angry skin. "Xerosis," if you prefer the scientific term.<p>But figuring out how to keep skin moisturized in the winter can be confusing. Should you change your diet? …

Skin Care

Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

<b>(CNN) —</b> He may be an antagonist in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku.<p>The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale.<p>The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his …

Black Panther

Traits Of Different Dog Breeds In Hilarious Cartoon Guides By Little Tunny

There are so many dog breeds, it's incredibly easy to mistake one pooch for another. Luckily, Grace Gogarty a.k.a. Little Tunny has created a …

Pets

How an American Airlines Employee Saved Two Teenage Girls From a Very Bad Man

This story is a remarkable example of how emotional intelligence can be used for both good and evil.<p>How would you feel if authorities contacted you to reveal that your teenage daughter, who told you she was spending the night at a friend's house, had just been rescued from a potential online …

American Airlines

The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better

I’ve never owned a security camera, so don’t quote me as an expert, but I’ve been reading some WyzeCam reviews this afternoon and they’re a little astonishing: a good, functional, easy-to-use, and feature-rich streaming security camera for $20.<p>Well, now there’s a sequel.<p>The WyzeCam v2 still costs …

Gear & Gadgets

Black Panther's Necklace is Superman's "S" for a New Generation

Costume designer Ruth Carter's vision of Black Panther feels truly fresh.<p>Article continues below<p>“It was important his suit have some distinguishing …

Comics

The Reason Some Olympic Events Are For “Ladies” Vs. “Women” Is More Complicated Than You Think

If you, like me, have had the Olympics on nonstop for the last week (even if it's just to catch a glimpse of one of Adam Rippon's sparkly tops), you …

Mirai Nagasu

Tonight: Three U.S. Ice Dance Teams Battle for a Medal, and a Must

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

Virginia’s Republican-controlled House passes Medicaid expansion

Virginia is inching closer to joining Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion — but don’t expect to hear health advocates cheering too loudly.<p>Over the weekend, the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates passed a budget that would have the state opt in to the Affordable Care Act program to cover …

Health Care

The Best Serums for Fading Dark Spots

Here's yet another reason you shouldn't underestimate the power of serum—these little bottles can act as magic erasers for dark spots. According to …

Skin Care

38 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Don't Want To Miss

The best wedding photography draws you in, and these images are no exception.<p>Every two months, Fearless Photographers ― a site dedicated to celebrating the world’s best wedding photography ― unveils a new collection of award-winning images. Over 9,300 images were submitted for their latest …

Weddings