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A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator and fled town.

A man trying to help a lost toddler find her parents was misidentified as a kidnapper on social media over the weekend, according to police in Lakeland, Fla., prompting him to leave town in fear for his safety and the safety of his family.<p>The man was also punched by the child’s father who told …

Crime

Oklahoma Doctor Charged With Murder For Prescribing Too Many Opioids

The US is in the midst of an 'opioid epidemic'.<p>On 21 November 2012, Sheila Bartels walked out of the Sunshine Medical Center in Oklahoma with a …

Crime

E.U. announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s antitrust chief announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, saying that the powerful web-search leader illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping site and warning that other parts of Google’s business were in the crosshairs.<p>The fine is …

Google

Trump blames Obama for Russian attack he doesn't believe happened

The <i>Washington Post</i> published an extraordinary piece of reporting on Friday, documenting the Obama administration’s challenges responding to the …

Donald Trump

Amazon: Online Monopoly?

There are two problems with monopolies.<p>First, they can raise prices to extract as much as possible from consumers. That doesn't appear to be …

Jeff Bezos

Vox Sentences: SCOTUS gets the ban back together

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen . Sign up for the</i> <i>Vox Sentences newsletter</i><i>, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the</i> <i>Vox Sentences archive</i> <i>for past editions.</i><p>The Senate health care bill gets a CBO score; the US …

U.S. Supreme Court

7 homemade barbecue sauce recipes for your grilling pleasure

You’ve grilled, smoked or roasted your way to much success — now your meaty (or vegetable!) creations need a sauce. Here are seven of our favorites, from the Recipe Finder.<p>Espresso Barbecue Sauce, pictured above. From Aaron Franklin, the acclaimed owner of Franklin Barbecue in Austin. Serve this …

BBQ

California concealed-weapon law allowed to stand by Supreme Court

By Robert Barnes, (c) 2017, The Washington Post<p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not intervene in a lower court’s decision that the Second …

Gun Control

Trump Says Obama Colluded and Obstructed Over Russia to Help Hillary Clinton

Just another Monday in Trump's America.

Donald Trump

Legal marijuana states see dramatic decreases in car searches at traffic stops for all races

New data on traffic stops in Colorado and Washington show that after the states legalized marijuana, car searches for all races declined sharply.

Cannabis

Anonymous: NASA to announce the discovery of 'extraterrestrial life' - The Washington Post

- In a video posted online, the hackers collective Anonymous said NASA will soon announce the discovery of “extraterrestrial life." ()

Extraterrestrial Life

The FBI appears to be taking cues from the explosive Russia dossier that Trump called 'phony'

The FBI extensively questioned Carter Page, an early foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign, in March about allegations that he served as a middleman between the campaign and Moscow during the election, Page confirmed to Business Insider on Monday.<p>Those allegations were laid …

Russia

Why drafting in a vacuum is so dangerous

Republicans have refused to hold substantive hearings on their health-care bill and to solicit input from relevant groups. In other words, their ideas haven’t been publicly vetted. That leads to some pretty silly proposals.<p>Lacking an individual mandate, the Senate Republicans today added a proposal …

ObamaCare

The Trump administration says CBO can’t be trusted because its Obamacare predictions were wrong. Are they right?

The Congressional Budget Office on Monday projected Senate Republicans' bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would leave an estimated 22 million additional Americans without health insurance in the coming decade, as well as cut federal spending by $321 billion by 2026.<p>That insurance prediction …

ObamaCare

What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug.<p>The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, analyzed insurance claims for vehicle collisions filed …

Cannabis

The ultimate symbol of the pre-recession boom is back

If there’s anything that typifies the boom times before the Great Recession, it is the McMansion. These sprawling houses proliferated around the country in the 2000s, as banks shelled out easy credit to fuel a housing bacchanalia they thought would never die.<p>McMansions became the ultimate symbol of …

Business

A Russian Military Helicopter Reportedly Buzzed An American Diplomatic Car In Alleged Election Payback

When you’ve got a Russian helicopter making multiple passes over the front of your vehicle, you better believe you’re going to be intimidated. …

Russia

Three numbers to understand the CBO report on Senate Republicans’ health-care bill

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Senate GOP's health-care bill on June 26. Here are its key estimates for how the plan would impact Americans' health insurance coverage and costs. (Jenny Starrs,Daron Taylor/The Washington Post)<p>If Republicans' attempts to roll …

Health Care

Trump-Russia ties may work against Dems

Months of harping on President Trump’s purported ties to Russia may end up backfiring on Democrats as the White House turns the focus to former …

Kellyanne Conway

My Sixth Sense: The Russia Narrative Turns Against Democrats (But I Know Mueller’s Still Out There)

RUSH: Okay, over here, folks, I’ve had a bit of a — I don’t know what you call it — a creeping sense, a feeling, and I’m very alarmed when this …

Conservative POV

Trump’s latest bizarre tweets about Russia just left him badly exposed

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>In recent days, President Trump has adopted a fiendishly clever new line on the ongoing Russia probes: He will fully acknowledge that Russia did try to sabotage our election, but only in the context of blaming former president Barack Obama for it. This morning, Trump took this …

Opinion

Ice cream vs. gelato: An eat-this-or-that guide to summer’s frozen desserts

Before you order a double scoop or get out the ice cream maker, consult our this-vs.-that guide to the frozen treats of summer.<p>Frozen custard cone at the Milwaukee Frozen Custard store in Chantilly, Va. (Larry Morris/The Washington Post)<p>Scooping up gelato at Pitango in the District. (James M. …

Dessert

Bernie Sanders hits road to lead charge against Senate health-care bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage and got right to it, warning 2,200-odd Ohioans that their lives are at risk if Senate Republicans push through their health-care bill.<p>“Put yourself into someone else’s shoes,” Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday at Columbus’s ExpressLive concert hall, …

Bernie Sanders

Sorry, Netflix shows — you don’t get a pass just because you’re on Netflix

When you picture the offices at Netflix, do you just imagine executives throwing handfuls of cash at TV producers? It doesn’t seem that far off. This year, the streaming service behemoth is projected to cough up $6 billion on content, ranking only behind ESPN in spending.<p>For years, Netflix was seen …

Netflix

Summer squash recipes, meatless edition

We’ve been spotting little summer squash in farmers markets for the past few weeks — here are some of our favorite Recipe Finder ways to use them in meatless dishes.<p>Mariquita Farm Squash Tacos, pictured above. Softly scrambled eggs paired with summer suqash, onion and jalapeño.<p>Giant Spelt Pancake …

Lifestyle

Texas Mom Punishes Two Toddlers Locking Them In Hot Car, Killing Both

Children are still dying in locked, hot cars. Most instances have explanations that are innocent enough. Fatigue-induced negligence and/or a gross …

Crime

How to make a vegetarian poke that’s a ringer for tuna

I’ve never been to Hawaii, not even back when the main ingredient in its national dish, poke, was part of my diet. So now that poke shops are proliferating on the mainland, I have to confess that I don’t have a point of taste comparison when trying to think up a vegetarian version.<p>Thankfully, …

Lifestyle

Politico Writer: Hooray for Obviously Biased Journalism! Embrace the Slant!

Hoorah for biased journalism! The election of Donald Trump as president has sent us liberals so over the edge that we can no longer pretend to even …

Journalism

NFL Shop gets very confused about location of Washington’s team

Apparently, the reluctance of some (I’m looking at me) to use the nickname of the Washington NFL franchise has created some confusion for the fine …

NFL

Washington Post Op-ed: Senate health-care bill could be one of the GOP’s greatest accomplishments

The Senate health-care legislative draft — officially titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 — will, if passed, represent the greatest …

ObamaCare