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10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: For Rohingya, Suu Kyi a ‘bright light’ no more

(image) kutupalong, bangladesh — His people, the Rohingya, are stateless, and the evidence of it is etched into his skin. The Burmese military beat his legs and feet mercilessly and chased him out of his native land in the 1990s. In a refugee camp in...



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Gillespie’s former clients may be ethics challenge

(image) As the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia, Ed Gillespie has vowed to make health care more affordable and accessible, pledging at a recent debate to “incentivize greater competition in the insurance marketplace.” But as a private consultant,...



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Kelly defends call to widow

(image) White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly on Thursday unequivocally defended President Trump’s calls to the families of four fallen soldiers, using his credibility as a retired general who lost a son on the battlefield to try to help his boss contain a...



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: In Amazon’s boomtown, lessons for the next one
seattle — Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and...



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Bush denounces ‘bigotry,’ ‘fabrication’
Former president George W. Bush on Thursday delivered a rare political speech in which he warned of threats to American democracy and a decay of civic engagement, a message that was interpreted as a rebuke of President Trump’s divisive leadership...



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Former president
Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Facebook, Google
and Twitter may be one step closer to new regulations about ad transparency.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: U.S. prospects in Syria

(image) Government gains thwart American hopes of a deeper push into ISIS territory after the victory in Raqqa.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Break the fast . . .

(image) But not the bank at these 12 great morning spots.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Mostly sunny 76/54
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny 76/56



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: White nationalist heckled
Protesters disrupted Richard Spencer’s University of Florida speech, hoping to drown him out.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Spanish
government said it would move quickly to take control of Catalonia after the region’s president refused to end his push for independence.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: American Express
announced the retirement of chief executive Kenneth Chenault, one of three African American CEOs leading companies in the S&P 500.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: A bipartisan bill
to preserve insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act picked up steam, but Republican leaders want concessions.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Cooking up relief
D.C. star chefs’ recipe for Puerto Rico: A fundraising dinner and 1 million meals served on the island.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: A Maryland man
was sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally striking his infant son and burying him in the woods.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: French cinema star
Danielle Darrieux, 100, appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that spanned more than eight decades.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Amid an economic
overhaul, Indian merchants find customers are spending less on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: The District
said it would pump $3 million into housing and retail projects in Wards 7 and 8 to help close the city’s “grocery gap.”



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: After losing
its lead in the state’s gambling market, Maryland Live Casino is building a $200 million hotel and event center.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: An undocumented
teenage immigrant’s legal fight to have an abortion in Texas will move to federal court Friday.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Russian President
Vladimir Putin declined to say whether he would seek another six-year term as president.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: A national survey
on children’s health found that nearly half of D.C.’s youth have experienced a traumatic event.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: Gun deaths
are higher in states where concealed-carry laws are looser, a study said.



10/20/2017: FRONT PAGE: A study
found new laws have led to a decline in recurring concussions among teens.



10/20/2017: NEWS: Three dead in shooting near university campus
Three people, including a Colorado State University student, were killed and one person was wounded Thursday in a pre-dawn shooting outside an apartment complex about a mile west of campus, police said. The shooting suspect was among the dead. A...



10/20/2017: NEWS: Diocese releases abuse allegation documents
The Santa Fe Archdiocese has released hundreds of pages of court records related to sexual abuse allegations against clergy members in response to an order from a New Mexico judge, marking the largest disclosure of such records since alleged victims...



10/20/2017: NEWS: Man sentenced for trying to join terrorists
A federal judge on Thursday gave a maximum 15-year prison sentence to a suburban Chicago man convicted of seeking to join an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria, telling him he made the choice “to become a villain” by joining terrorists. Attorneys for...



10/20/2017: NEWS: Former reserve deputy is released from prison
A former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man in 2015 with a firearm that he had mistaken for a stun gun was released from prison Thursday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence. Former Tulsa County volunteer...



10/20/2017: NEWS: HAPPENING TODAY
10 a.m. Existing-home sales for September are expected to total 5.3 million units on an annual basis, compared with the previous month’s 5.35 million units. Examine the data at washingtonpost.com/business. 7 p.m. The Washington Wizards host the...



10/20/2017: NEWS: Man, 35, pleads guilty to federal hate crime
Prosecutors on Thursday secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voice mail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Gerald Sloane Wallace, 35, admitted at...



10/20/2017: NEWS: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting: Uncovering Trump
In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. But by the time he won the New Hampshire Republican primary, he had stopped giving...



10/20/2017: NEWS: CORRECTIONS
The Washington Post is committed to correcting errors that appear in the newspaper. Those interested in contacting the paper for that purpose can: Email: corrections@washpost.com. Call: 202-334-6000, and ask to be connected to the desk involved —...



10/20/2017: NEWS: Washington Post iPad app
We bring you a richly designed reading experience — a replica of the printed newspaper, along with a 14-day archive, more than 40 comic strips, all Post blogs and real-time social media. The app gives you video, photo galleries, new search...



10/20/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: GOP-backed budget clears the Senate

(image) The Senate approved the Republican-backed budget Thursday night, a major step forward for the GOP effort to enact tax cuts. The budget’s passage will allow the GOP to use a procedural maneuver to pass tax legislation through the Senate with 50 or more...



10/20/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Trump suggests that FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging ties to Russia

(image) President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged ties between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th....



10/20/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: McCain demands briefings on Niger
The Senate’s top Republican on military matters threatened Thursday to subpoena the Trump administration if officials are not more forthcoming about the Niger attack that left four American service members dead — just one of the steps lawmakers are...



10/20/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Ed Gillespie’s two tracks

(image) The Virginia gubernatorial candidate worked for Rep. Dick Armey (R-Tex.) and did three stints in the George W. Bush administration, working as a lobbyist in between those jobs and as a consultant after.



10/20/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Virginia governor’s race
This is the second of two stories examining how Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates could face challenges leading the state because of their financial dealings with companies that have extensive interests there. See Thursday’s report at...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Ardern to take reins in generational shift France reaffirms support of Iran deal:
The 37-year-old daughter of a New Zealand police officer is set to become the latest member of a new generation of leaders to take power in some of the world’s most developed countries. Jacinda Ardern cut a deal to form a government with two smaller...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Afghan army post decimated by Taliban
kabul — Taliban forces nearly wiped out an entire Afghan army post late Wednesday, killing 43 soldiers as they stormed a base with suicide bombers in the strife-torn southern province of Kandahar. The group also launched two attacks elsewhere that...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Ushers pose for photos

(image) in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Wednesday during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The gathering runs through Tuesday.



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: E.U. to increase aid to Italy in migrant crisis
The European Union has agreed to increase funding to help Italy keep migrants from arriving in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, European Council President Donald Tusk announced Thursday. Tusk said that members of the 28-member bloc will...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Nawaz Sharif indicted on corruption charges
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was indicted Thursday over allegations of corruption, the latest setback for the deposed leader who remains one of the most popular politicians in Pakistan. Sharif, 67, was ousted from power in July by the country’s...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Venezuelan jurists arrive as exiles in Chile:
A group of opposition-appointed Venezuelan judges arrived in Chile as exiles after more than two months holed up at the Chilean ambassador’s residence in Caracas to avoid arrest in the crisis-hit country. Chile’s Foreign Ministry had granted the five...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Plague cases soar in Madagascar:
The United Nations says that the number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled in the past five days and that medical experts project the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren’t rapidly provided. U.N....



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Dubious reporting fuels Iraqi-Kurdish tensions
khanaqin, iraq — Tantalizing bits of news began to stream into the social media feeds of Kurdish news organizations late Wednesday: Kurds angry with an Iraqi military takeover of their towns and cities were rising up and chasing the troops...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: U.S., Israel balk at Palestinian reconciliation, insisting Hamas must disarm

(image) jerusalem — Less than a week after rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a historic reconciliation pact, Israel and the United States said such a union could complicate Palestinian peace. In a statement released Thursday, Jason Greenblatt,...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: CIA director distorts spy agencies’ findings on Russian election interference
CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings. “The intelligence...



10/20/2017: THE WORLD: Khatami barred from leaving home
istanbul — Iranian security forces prevented former president and opposition figure Mohammad Khatami from leaving his Tehran home late Wednesday, local media reported. It was the latest sign that regime hard-liners were seeking to crack down on the...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Final boarding call

(image) A United Airlines 747 makes its last landing at Dulles International Airport, with water cannons heralding its arrival. United is phasing out its 747s, dubbed “Queen of the Skies,” by Nov. 7. The planes have been part of its fleet since 1970.



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
General Motors agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said. The largest U.S. automaker had previously paid about $2.5 billion in penalties and...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Unemployment claims drop to 441/ 2- year low
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 441/ years last week, pointing 2 to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment last month. The labor market outlook was...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Nissan halts assembly of vehicles sold in Japan
The Nissan Motor Co. is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in the final inspection procedures that led to a major recall, the company said Thursday. The issue has tarnished...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Steven Biggs,

(image) owner of the Farm Lodge, grades coffee beans from his plantation in the British territory of St. Helena. The rare green tipped bourbon arabica coffee cultivar grown on the island in the South Atlantic is the rarest and one of the most expensive coffees...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: LG Electronics
said it will work with Qualcomm to research and develop autonomous driving technologies. The South Korean company said it has opened a research center in Seoul with the U.S. chipmaker and will open another one in the city by the end of 2018. They will...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Swiss drugmaker Novartis
plans to cut 450 U.S. jobs over the next two years as it gradually shuts a generics manufacturing plant in Colorado and discontinues some products amid intense price pressures. “To remain competitive in the U.S., Novartis will discontinue or divest...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Tiberi’s departure from Congress shows a mounting challenge for the GOP

(image) Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi (R-Ohio), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced Thursday that he would leave Congress early next year to enter the private sector, jolting GOP leaders as they scramble to pass legislation to rewrite the U.S....



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Virtual shopping in store at Walmart?
Walmart has spent billions of dollars buying websites like Jet.com and ModCloth and is investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com. Now, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is setting its sights on virtual reality. Imagine...



10/20/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Trump picks tech lawyer to head FTC
The White House said Thursday President Trump intends to nominate Joseph Simons, a longtime expert in competition law, to head the Federal Trade Commission, America’s top privacy and consumer protection agency. The announcement ends months of...



10/20/2017: POWER POST: Insurers focusing on ACA enrollment despite disarray
Health insurers heading into the 2018 Affordable Care Act enrollment season say they are staying laser focused on maximizing sign-ups, even as Republicans remain in disarray and even denial over the seven-yearold health-care law. A big funding...



10/20/2017: POWER POST: A multi-front assault on compensation
After repeatedly failing in their cynical efforts that would cut millions from health insurance rolls, congressional Republicans now are attacking the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). With that move and President Trump’s earlier...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: JFK could help us prevent nuclear war

(image) Fifty-five years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was navigating the treacherous tides of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Day Four found the young president meeting with his joint chiefs and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to weigh military options...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Congress didn’t hobble the DEA
Over the weekend, The Post published an article accusing Congress of passing a bill last year that gutted the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to stem the opioid crisis. The article asserted that the legislation was spearheaded by members of...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Sometimes, playing nice is sharp politics
Obamacare repeal? Dead. Tax reform? Dead and demoted to tax cuts, now also on life support. Republicans may have unified control of government, but they seem curiously incapable of getting major agenda items through. Maybe it’s because Republicans...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Kansas’s lesson to Congress
Americans want efficient government, responsible spending and reasonable taxes. This is not difficult. Yet sometimes what seems so simple becomes complicated when these concepts are turned into buzzwords and used as weapons for political gain. In...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: The history of Iraqi Jews is in danger
For more than 10 years, the United States has served as a gracious host to thousands of Iraqi Jewish artifacts discovered by the U.S. military in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters during the Iraq War. The trove, which includes 2,700 books,...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: A superpower for liberty
IF A person is to be judged by his enemies, George Soros can feel proud. Autocrats across Eastern Europe, including his native Hungary, as well as those from China to Egypt and many in between, have expressed fear and loathing — and taken action...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
What a batty idea It’s rare that you can refer to an idea as “stupid,” but the proposed increase in the number of parking spaces at the National Zoo and construction of what would be the ugliest garage in existence is just such an instance [“With...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Strike three
ONCE AGAIN, the courts have blocked President Trump’s travel ban from going into effect. It is hard not to feel a sense of deja vu as the government promises for the third time to appeal the rulings halting the latest iteration of the president’s...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Hailing a subsidy for mass transit
THE DISRUPTIVE effects of ride-hailing services are apparently not limited to traditional taxi companies. In a new transportation study from the University of California at Davis, researchers confirm what many urban officials already suspected — that...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: The Purple Line funds should be going to Metro instead
Regarding the Oct. 16 editorial “Parochialism continues to cripple Metro”: Again, because of an inexplicable love affair with the Purple Line, the two-track trolley serving only two Maryland counties, The Post has missed the obvious solution. The...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: The rubble in Raqqa

(image) Looking at photographs of the ruined, desolate streets of what was once the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa is a reminder of the overwhelming, pitilessly effective military power of the United States. Perhaps it’s a tribute to the inevitable nature...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Racist patients often leave doctors at a loss
“Idon’t want some spic doctor, I want the other lady!” The patient was 6 years old. He leaned back on the chest of his father, who nodded silently and then agreed: “He would feel more comfortable.” My colleague, a physician-in-training who is from...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: Trump’s mindless cruelty
One person who obviously didn’t know “what he was signing up for” is President Trump. Others include Trump voters who believed they were electing a decent human being to be commander in chief. What Trump reportedly said to the grief-stricken widow of...



10/20/2017: WASHINGTON FORUM: True education involves risk
The desire to protect young people from offensive ideas and words is an understandable instinct. In the context of bullying, it is a requirement. In the context of great literature, it is nearly always mistaken. The distinction between the language of...



10/20/2017: METRO: Gunfire victim feared worker
Jose Hidalgo Romero, one of five people who were shot Wednesday in a Maryland workplace attack allegedly carried out by a fellow employee, had complained to his boss about abusive behavior by the co-worker long before the shooting, but no action was...



10/20/2017: METRO: Man pleads guilty to fatal 2015 stabbing

(image) The two men, strangers to each other, were waiting at the Rhode Island Metro station as a train pulled up the afternoon of July 4, 2015. Jasper Spires, then 19, had just dropped out of his first year in college. Kevin Sutherland, 24, an American...



10/20/2017: METRO: Central casting

(image) Fishermen at Jones Point Park on the Potomac are seen from the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge in Alexandria. The park has two piers where anglers can catch catfish, rock bass and American eels. It also features a canoe launch for recreational users to...



10/20/2017: METRO: Two millennial men running to unseat Bonds, 72, in Democratic primary

(image) Two millennials promising to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the D.C. Council are vying to unseat incumbent council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large) in the Democratic primary June 19. Marcus Goodwin, a 28-yearold acquisitions associate at the...



10/20/2017: METRO: Two die in crash in Potomac area
Two people were killed in a crash late Wednesday in the Potomac area of Montgomery County, authorities said. At about 11: 40 p. m., officers responded to Democracy Boulevard at Gainsborough Road for the report of a crash, Montgomery County Police...



10/20/2017: METRO: Woman is stabbed to death in Alexandria
A 55- year- old Alexandria woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday in a home in the city, and investigators arrested a 55- year- old man and charged him with murder, Alexandria police officials said. Officers found June Seay after police were...



10/20/2017: METRO: Driver flees scene of fatal crash
Police were seeking a driver that fled the scene of a fatal crash in Virginia on Thursday. At about 6 a. m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle...



10/20/2017: METRO: Man fatally stabbed in Northeast D.C.
A 44- year- old man was fatally stabbed inside a residence Wednesday night in Northeast Washington’s Edgewood neighborhood, according to D.C. police. The victim was identified as Kevin Cross of Northeast. Police said they were called to the second-...



10/20/2017: METRO: Panel urges removal of Baltimore’s chief judge

(image) A state panel on judicial discipline has recommended that Baltimore’s chief judge be removed from his position and not be permitted to serve as a judge in any jurisdiction in the state — the “strongest possible sanction” — according to a decision...



10/20/2017: METRO: Two teens, allegedly members of MS-13, are charged with murdering man
Two alleged MS-13 gang members — ages 17 and 18 — were ordered held without bond Thursday amid allegations they stabbed a man more than 80 times and left him dead in a creek just north of Washington. “This is a gangland- style murder,” Montgomery...



10/20/2017: METRO: ‘Fatberg’ clog removed from Baltimore sewer
A 20-foot “fatberg” of congealed grease, flushable wipes and other unsavory stuff was removed Monday from a sewer pipe in Baltimore City. The massive clog in a two-footwide pipe under Lanvale Street between Charles Street and Maryland Avenue was...



10/20/2017: METRO: The quadrants

(image) Photography from Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast captures everyday life in a Washington that is shifting under our feet.



10/20/2017: METRO: You’re going where?
The future has arrived with walkable neighborhoods and outdoor art, but Oklahoma City also maintains its strongest traditions of the Old West.



10/20/2017: METRO: The last legend of late-night:
Even as he gears up for his Netflix show, David Letterman focuses on his main gig: being Harry’s dad.



10/20/2017: METRO: Soccer at RFK:
Washington’s stadium wasn’t built for soccer, but over 30-plus years it has become America’s unofficial home of the sport.



10/20/2017: METRO: The race to save coffee:
America’s favorite beverage is under attack from climate change and other woes. Science may offer a solution.



10/20/2017: METRO: Save over $175
with coupons in the Post Marketplace package of this Sunday’s Post! Some stories may not run due to breaking news.



10/20/2017: METRO: Counselor at Md. high school charged with sex offenses with women he met on Tinder
A counselor at a Maryland high school was arrested Thursday on sex offense and assault charges after allegedly forcing himself on adult women during two incidents, each involving acquaintances he met on the social media app Tinder. Police said the...



10/20/2017: METRO: Jury sides with insurer in 2015 mansion blaze
Two years ago, Susan Rattner’s 11,000-square-foot multimilliondollar mansion in Great Falls, Va., burned down in the middle of the night. Rattner’s insurance company accused her of either starting the fire or knowing who did. On Wednesday, a jury...



10/20/2017: STYLE: In Hollywood and D.C., a history of hiding abuse

(image) Hollywood and politics have always been as famous for sex scandals as they are for winning hearts and inspiring dreams. More than in most businesses, in Hollywood and in politics, personal attraction matters. Charisma and sex appeal play a role in...



10/20/2017: STYLE: Middleburg Film Festival: Nice respite from scandal
Harvey Weinstein will not be a presence, symbolically or otherwise, at this year’s Middleburg Film Festival. No Weinstein films will be shown at this year’s edition of Middleburg, which got underway Thursday with the opening-night film “Darkest Hour.”...



10/20/2017: STYLE: On the island, Andrés’s team has prepared more than 1 million meals
A week ago, President Trump issued a warning on Twitter: He could not keep the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the military and other first responders in Puerto Rico forever, he wrote. His tweet was quickly viewed by some as a threat that the...