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Bobby Heenan, quick-witted promoter of the bad boys of wrestling, dies at 72

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Bobby Heenan, whose quick-witted insults and promotional antics as a pro wrestling manager, commentator and occasional grappler in the ring made him one of the most reviled - and, therefore, popular - figures in his business, died Sept. 17 at his home in Largo,...


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Stone Mountain: The ugly past - and fraught future - of the biggest Confederate monument

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Of all the Confederate monuments under fire, few are more figuratively weighted - and literally fixed - than the 1,700-foot-high outcropping of granite outside Atlanta with carvings of Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Jefferson Davis....


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The latest push to repeal Obamacare could hinge on these key figures

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - It wouldn’t be 2017 if congressional Republicans weren’t trying to pass legislation to kill the Affordable Care Act. And it wouldn’t be 2017 if there weren’t dual cases to be made that they may actually succeed - and that the likelihood of success looks...


Business

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

Toys R Us

NEW YORK (AP) — In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense competition,...


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Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

Cuba Attacks Medical Mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. Cuba also strongly objected to President Donald Trump’s critical comments about the island in his speech to...


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Talking less, listening more: TED Talk inspires Virginia's Teacher of the Year

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A TED Talk shaped Michelle Cottrell-Williams’ perspective as a teacher. The talk, led by scholar Brene Brown, delved into how vulnerability and shame influence people’s connections with one another, Cottrell-Williams recalled. The 35-year-old teacher took the lesson...


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The Latest: Trump to hold NYC fundraiser next week

United Nations General Assembly-4

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be returning to New York next week for a fundraising dinner. An email from Trump’s campaign operation is advertising a chance for donors to win tickets to a...


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Mother of slain teen makes tearful plea for Congress to amend Internet law

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Yvonne Ambrose, trying in vain to hold back tears, testified inside a hushed Senate hearing room Tuesday about the last day of her daughter’s life. Desiree Robinson was 16, and was being prostituted on Backpage.com when a man outside Chicago beat her, choked her and...


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AP Interview: Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming

Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback. Nope. Phelps said Tuesday he has “no desire” to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous...


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Mother of slain teen makes tearful plea for Congress to amend Internet law

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Yvonne Ambrose, trying in vain to hold back tears, testified inside a hushed Senate hearing room Tuesday about the last day of her daughter’s life. Desiree Robinson was 16, and was being prostituted on Backpage.com when a man outside Chicago beat her, choked her and...


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