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Nation Aug 26Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dead at 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a noted civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, has died at the age of 104.
Nation Aug 26Walmart to stop selling assault rifles
Walmart will stop selling assault rifles within the next few weeks. The store claims that falling consumer demand -- not politics -- prompted the decision.
Nation Aug 26Smaller of two panda cubs at National Zoo has died
Mei Xiang had refused to allow zoo keepers to swap out the cubs since Monday afternoon.
World Aug 24North and South Korea come to agreement
According to The Associated Press, South and North Korea have come to an agreement to defuse the stand-off at their border.
Science Aug 24How ‘killing’ Pluto redefined the solar system
Happy Pluto demotion day!…
Nation Aug 17D.C.-area mourns a superhero whose ‘Batman’ comforted sick children
Lenny Robinson, known for dressing up as Batman to cheer up sick children, died Sunday after being struck by a car on Interstate 70. He was 51.
World Aug 07Dozens killed as attacks hit Kabul
Kabul was rocked by four explosions Friday, killing dozens of people and wounding hundreds of others, according to Afghan officials.
Nation Aug 05Netflix offers one-year paid maternity and paternity leave
Netflix announced Tuesday that it will be offering unlimited maternity and paternity leave for one year following a child’s birth or adoption.
World Aug 04While airlines are banning big-game trophies, shipping companies are not
While many North American airliners — including Delta, United, American Airlines and Air Canada — have announced they are banning the shipment of big-game trophies, shipping giant UPS said it would continue the practice.
Nation Aug 03Centuries-old bonsai that survived atomic bomb gets honored 70 years later
At 390 years old, the Japanese white pine was already notable as the oldest specimen in the bonsai collection at Washington, D.C.'s National Arboretum.