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Clay Matthews on roughing-the-passer penalty: NFL is getting ‘soft’

Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers hits quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins in the first half at FedExField on September 23, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo: Getty Images) For the second week in a row, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews drew a roughing the passer penalty that sparked significant controversy. […]

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The Kavanaugh nomination is another big step in the politicization of the Supreme Court

Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress September 22 at 11:51 AM The battle over the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court marks another significant step in the transformation of the high court into one more polarizing political body. It has been a long time coming. In […]

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‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ receives Google’s most moving, and soothing, Doodle yet

Michael Cavna Writer/artist for Comic Riffs, covering visual storytelling, cartoon art/illustration, comedy/satire and animation. September 21 at 8:41 AM WITH A SPECIAL blend of message and music, Google has created perhaps its most moving Doodle yet. The search engine’s homepage makes for a most welcome neighbor today, as the California company celebrates the 51st anniversary […]

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Carolinas still menaced by floodwaters as Trump tours Florence ‘nightmare’ aftermath

On Wednesday, thousands of evacuees were urged to stay away from their homes, some rivers kept rising, and the threat of floods remained high in North and South Carolina. Many roads remained closed, and thousands of people lacked power. “Our state took a gut punch and our state is still reeling,” North Carolina Gov. Roy […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Disturb Ruling Unmasking Dark Money Donors

WASHINGTON — In a victory for advocates of campaign finance transparency, the Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to block a trial judge’s ruling that required some nonprofit groups that place political advertisements to disclose the names of their contributors. The Supreme Court’s brief order gave no reasons and did not note any dissenting votes. The […]

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New US-China tariffs raise fears of an economic Cold War

China said Tuesday it would retaliate for President Trump’s latest tariff salvo, risking further U.S. trade actions that could result in what some analysts are calling an economic Cold War. By next week, the United States and China appear likely to be on the brink of slapping tariffs on their entire goods trade, which exceeds […]

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Senate committee to hold public hearing with Kavanaugh, accuser after sexual assault allegation

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post’s breaking political news team John Wagner National reporter leading The Post’s breaking political news team September 17 at 8:54 PM Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify publicly before the Senate on Monday, […]

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Border Patrol agent accused of serial killings wanted to ‘commit suicide by cop,’ officials say

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing four people and assaulting a fifth in rural Webb County, Texas, had a trove of weapons in his home — and may have wanted to die in […]

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How Carrie Underwood Hinted at Pregnancy Struggles Before Opening Up About Her 3 Miscarriages

Before opening up about having suffered three miscarriages in the past two years on Sunday, Carrie Underwood had briefly hinted at her pregnancy struggles. “I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family,” the country star, 35, revealed in her cover story for Redbook‘s September issue, which was released shortly before […]