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420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

Marijuana Holiday The Waldos

How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban ports. Congress authorized creation of the 1st U.S....


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Ohio begins with kindergartners to fight opioids

Special To The Washington Post. Ohio, a state where 4,329 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, a death rate second only to neighboring West Virginia, is taking the fight against the opioid epidemic into the classroom with a new style of drug-abuse-prevention education. Ohio’s plan, controversial...


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As Macron arrives to meet Trump, fate of Iran nuclear deal is front and center

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The last time they met face to face, at the United Nations in September, French President Emmanuel Macron was puzzled when President Donald Trump and his delegation seemed to have no agenda, carried no papers and took no notes. “It was like a good...


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4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn Sunday and shot four people to death, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police...


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These seeds will captivate you whether you're a gardener or not

Special To The Washington Post. “The Book of Seeds” Edited by Paul Smith --- Chances are, you’ve never given seeds much thought. Maybe you strew them around your garden each spring. Maybe you pour them into your salad. But seeds are more than snacks - they’re little repositories of the genetic...


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Manhunt underway after rifle-wielding gunman kills four at Tenn. Waffle House, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Police are looking for a man who they said opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville early Sunday morning, killing four and injuring several others. A man, later identified as Travis Reinking, arrived at the restaurant just before 3:30 a.m. and shot two...


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'You were the reason': Barbara and George Bush's love story remembered at her funeral

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Some 1,500 guests filled the pews of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday, including former presidents and first ladies, and family and friends who gathered to celebrate Barbara Bush’s 92 extraordinary years of life. Seated front and center, confined...


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Four dead, others wounded in Waffle House shooting near Nashville, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A gunman opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville early Sunday morning, killing four and wounding several others, police say. The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. The Metro Nashville Police Department said the gunman, who was armed with a rifle,...


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At least 3 dead, several wounded in Waffle House shooting near Nashville, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A gunman opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville early Sunday, killing at least three and wounding four others, police say. The incident happened about 3:30 a.m. The Metro Nashville Police Department said the gunman, who had a rifle, fled after a...


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Could Ohtani emergence open door for 2-way college players?

College Baseball Ohtanis

Louisville coach Dan McDonnell is going to bat for two-way college baseball players. Here’s his pitch: With the hubbub over Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, he said, the time has come for collegians excelling as pitchers and hitters to get more opportunities to do both as professionals. “I...


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