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2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Another stop on Trump’s endless campaign trail

(image) If there was any doubt that his presidency is an unending campaign, Donald Trump erased it Friday when he pulled two pieces of paper from his suit jacket and recited the lyrics of a song. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference, the...



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Community mourns a protector

(image) People gather Friday at a memorial service in Lanham, Md., for Prince George’s County police Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin, who was killed Wednesday near his home while trying to safeguard a neighbor from her armed husband.



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Kushner’s clearance review intensifies
A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that significant information requiring additional investigation would further delay the security clearance process of senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to three people...



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Prosecutors part curtain on Manafort’s millions
As Donald Trump crisscrossed the nation promising to drain the swamp, two of his top advisers were busy illegally building a colossal fortress of riches deep inside that swamp, according to federal prosecutors. For a decade prior and on through...



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Scott backs Fla. gun changes
Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined a growing list of Republican lawmakers Friday to endorse raising the minimum age for purchasing rifles to 21 years old, marking his first major break from the policy priorities of the National Rifle Association. The GOP...



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: In each other, survivors of shootings find solace
Yvonne Cech and Diana Perri Haneski met 36 years ago while working at a Connecticut radio station. They married men they met at the station and moved hundreds of miles apart, but their lives appeared to continue in sync. They twice gave birth within...



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: ‘Each one has a name’

(image) Across the country, decades’ worth of rape kits were never analyzed. Now that they’re being tested, no one can agree on what to do next.



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Aloha, pardner

(image) The term “Wild West” usually conjures places such as Deadwood or Cheyenne, not Hilo or Waimea, but ranching and horseback riding have a long and rich history on the Hawaiian Islands.



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Greasing ownership skids
Many lenders are loosening requirements for prospective home buyers, offering assistance programs, low down payments and softer debt-to-income rules.



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: More pain for Pyongyang
The Trump administration unveils sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and trade entities, part of a bid to prevent Pyongyang from evading previous measures.



2/24/2018: FRONT PAGE: Chill factor
Will “Frozen,” a Broadway version of the 2013 Disney film, succeed with a British director and an altered ending?






2/24/2018: NEWS: CDC seeks new labs to fight deadly diseases

(image) atlanta — Inside a complex of special government labs, scientists in full-body protective suits work with some of the world’s deadliest pathogens: Ebola, smallpox and certain strains of bird flu. Many of the organisms have no treatment or vaccine, so...



2/24/2018: NEWS: Flu cases fall, signaling a possible turnaround
Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst since...



2/24/2018: NEWS: KIPP network fires its co-founder after sexual misconduct allegations
KIPP, one of the nation’s largest and best-known charter school networks, said late Thursday that its leaders had fired co-founder Mike Feinberg after an investigation found credible evidence for allegations of sexual misconduct. A letter issued by...



2/24/2018: NEWS: Louisville loses 2013 title over sex scandal
The Louisville men’s basketball program will vacate its 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance after the NCAA on Tuesday upheld sanctions issued in the wake of a sex scandal. An NCAA investigation found that a member of the coaching...



2/24/2018: NEWS: Trump endorses Romney for Senate
President Trump on Monday threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah. Trump had previously encouraged Sen. Orrin G. Hatch to seek another term, and Romney had been among the most vocal Republican critics of...



2/24/2018: NEWS: Australian official quits over sex scandal
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigned Friday after being undermined by a sex scandal that triggered a ban on sex between government ministers and their personal staff and a national debate over exposing politicians’ bedroom behavior.



2/24/2018: NEWS: D.C. settles with family in police shooting
The District has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the family of Terrence Sterling, the unarmed motorcyclist who was fatally shot in 2016 by a D.C. police officer during an attempted arrest for reckless driving.



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: In Florida, feeding wild monkeys now o≠-limits

(image) Attention, vacationers: It’s now illegal to feed wild monkeys in Florida, and doing so could get you a $500 fine. Wild monkeys? Yes, though they would more accurately be called feral monkeys. Although Florida, with its temperate climate and lush...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Deputy secretary says she is stepping down
District of California ordered the Interior Department to reinstate the Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions. Orrick said late Thursday that the administration’s delay is “untethered to evidence” and is likely to cause...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Judge orders rule from Obama era enforced
A second judge has told the Trump administration it cannot keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of the Northern



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Former Trump campaign o∞cial pleads guilty to charges

(image) Rick Gates, a former top official in President Trump’s campaign, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to conspiracy and lying to the FBI, striking a deal to cooperate and provide information to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s ongoing investigation...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: With campaign-style address at CPAC, the president is back in his element

(image) current Democratic foe, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.). And he revived his row with a previous one, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, by encouraging chants of “lock her up” and sounding off about her alleged...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Friends for 36 years. Librarians. Survivors of two of the worst school tragedies.

(image) ferently, security . . . how you would shelter children and how you would be able to escape,” Cech said. “Fortunately, Diana is very smart and she was retaining all of that information. And very, very unfortunately, she ended up having to use...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Educator groups decry arming teachers. But Texas has done so since 2013.
In American policing, confronting active shooters is divided into two eras: before Columbine and after Columbine. Before the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, police strategy was to wait for the SWAT team to arrive and then attack en...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: As debate escalates, firms make more guns

(image) U.S. companies have manufactured more than 70 million firearms since 2008, rapidly escalating the production of pistols and the types of rifles used in recent mass shootings, government and industry data shows. In 2016, the latest year for which data...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Justice Department moving slowly in effort to regulate bump stocks

(image) In the days after a gunman shot and killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip, officials inside the Justice Department scrambled to address a question thrust to the center of public debate: Could anything be done to regulate the device that enabled the...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Boycott movement gets first victories as firms cut ties with the NRA
Several major companies — Enterprise Holdings, First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec and Hertz — have ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picks up steam. First National Bank of...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: Despite multiple warning signs and FBI tips, how did Fla. shooting happen?

(image) The Broward County Sheriff ’s Office received a call in November with an ominous warning: Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-yearold, was collecting guns and knives and “could be a school shooter in the making.” It was one of at least four times local or...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: President’s son largely sticks to business in trip to India

(image) new delhi — Donald Trump Jr. landed in India this week for a long-planned and contractually obligated trip to promote his family’s branded real estate projects here that appeared to be orchestrated to avoid missteps, with private events and limited...



2/24/2018: POLITICS & THE NATION: U.N. Security Council again fails to vote on a cease-fire for Syria
The United Nations Security Council called off a vote Friday on a resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria as the government bombed the Damascus suburbs for a sixth day. After a vote was scheduled and delayed three times, the Security...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: Sweden working to Russia-proof its elections

(image) Hundreds of local election workers have been trained to spot and resist foreign influence. The country’s biggest media outlets have teamed up to combat false news. Political parties scour their email systems to close hacker friendly holes. The goal:...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: A cow gets its fur trimmed

(image) during the lead-up to the Paris International Agricultural Show. The annual show and trade fair at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles begins Saturday and runs through March 4. Since its inception in 1964, it has become one of the world’s largest...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: $500 million pledged for multinational force
International donors pledged half a billion dollars for a multinational military operation in West Africa’s Sahel region Friday as Europe seeks to stop migrants and militants reaching its shores. At a conference in Brussels of about 50 nations,...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: Support for Catalan independence drops
The number of Catalans in favor of their region becoming independent from Spain has dropped to a four-year low, a survey showed Friday, casting renewed doubt on the secession campaign just as its leaders disagree on the way forward. Catalonia, a...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: Twin bomb blasts kill at least 18 in capital
Two car bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital killed at least 18 people Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the Islamist extremist group al-Shabab. The explosions came a day after...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: Another charge in Canadian serial killings case:
Canadian police have charged an alleged serial killer in another slaying, bringing the total to six. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said that the remains of three of the six victims have been identified and that there could be other charges. The remains...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: Brazil’s president says he will not run:
Brazilian President Michel Temer said that he will not run in the October presidential election and that a military intervention he recently ordered was not aimed at improving his low approval ratings. Temer was asked in a radio interview whether he...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: Giddy Seoul welcomes ‘Assistant Ivanka’

(image) SEOUL — Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Friday night to attend the closing of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the progressive government in Seoul pulling out all the stops to fete “Assistant Ivanka” — and by extension her father, as...



2/24/2018: THE WORLD: State Department says embassy in Jerusalem will open in May
The U.S. Embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence, the State Department said Friday. The embassy, initially to be located on the current premises of the U.S. Consulate...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Vegan food firm takes on the world

(image) When Bill Gates called flashy food start-up Hampton Creek the “future of food,” he was presumably referring to products like the company’s much-hyped vegan mayo. The mayo, the company argues, shows it’s possible to produce plantbased foods Americans...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Drugmaker KemPharm said
Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain. The company resubmitted the drug’s marketing application for review in September after appealing against the drug...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Judge rejects Shkreli’s request to throw out securities fraud convictions
new york — A federal judge on Friday rejected a motion by Martin Shkreli to throw out some of the securities fraud charges on which a jury convicted him last year, leaving the infamous former hedge fund manager still at risk of spending 20 years in...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: General Mills to buy pet food company
General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion. It’s a return to the pet business for the 150-year-old cereal company, which used to sell food for cats, dogs and birds back in the...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Citigroup to refund credit card customers
Citigroup, one of the world’s largest credit card issuers, said Friday that it will refund $335 million to U.S. customers whose annual percentage rate should have been lower. In a securities filing Friday, the bank said a method it was using to...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: BMW is recalling
11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after the German automaker discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. “In the course of internal tests, the BMW Group has discovered that a...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Low prices don’t spell big profits online, so Walmart aims for the higher end

(image) Walmart is preparing to introduce two stand-alone online brands in an attempt to capture the upscale shoppers who have long eluded the retail giant. The merchandiser plans to launch two homegrown websites — one selling luxury mattresses and bedding,...



2/24/2018: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Firm that struck a Trump jobs deal gets huge Pentagon sole-source contract
United Technologies handed Donald Trump bragging rights in late 2016 when, just weeks after he won the election, the manufacturing giant publicly credited the soon-to-be president with striking a deal to save hundreds of furnace factory jobs in Indiana...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Picturing paralysis

(image) The illustration for the Jan. 30 Health & Science article “An ogre squatting on my chest” was truly remarkable: good art used as an illustration. It was imaginative, reflective of the nightmare quality of the writer’s problem, well-executed and...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: You won’t see that in the Midwest

(image) Regarding the Feb. 17 Style article “This year, dress like the strong, quirky individual you are. These designers are glad to help.”: I am dismayed by the representation of “smalltown America.” As someone who spent the first 23 years of her life in...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Surely this deserved more space

(image) In the Feb. 15 news section, there were many interesting articles of importance with several columns of print dedicated to each, such as: “Can’t code me love,” “A fine line protecting, mollifying Trump,” “Watchdog: VA chief misled public about cost of...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: The true spirit of the Olympics

(image) Regarding the Feb. 17 front-page article “A touching finish as Olympian as it gets”: Kudos to The Post for publishing an article about the real spirit of the Olympics. The photograph says more than words what the Olympics are all about: bringing...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: What some atheists do believe in
Regarding Bruce Grant’s Feb. 10 Free for All letter, “An atheist is not agnostic”: While I agree with Grant’s rebuttal of the Jan. 28 Book World review by Wray Herbert of Michael Shermer’s “Heavens on Earth,” in which he stated that agnostics and...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Let’s celebrate her medal instead
The Feb. 15 obituary for acclaimed psychologist Anne Treisman noted how she overcame the challenge of sexism early in her career [“Psychologist changed how we saw perception,” Obituaries]. All the more surprising then to see the obituary accompanied by...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Save the snark
Honestly, the concept for “Symposium Man” [ Washington Post Magazine, Feb. 11] was interesting, and I wanted to read that article. But I was stopped cold by the snarky style of the writer. Please don’t encourage that kind of writing for the Post...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: A rough guide through English
In his Feb. 17 Free for All letter, William A. Hall pointed out that the syllable “ough” has at least four other sounds [“A rough pronunciation guide”]. In fact, there are at least eight more than the ones he cited, as in thought, tough, lough, trough...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Those would be expensive windows
The Feb. 17 article on expensive homes in the D.C. area, “Capital homes” [Real Estate], made the Wardman Tower seem even fancier than I had imagined. After all, the writer stated, its penthouse boasts “palladium windows.” Palladium is a rare chemical...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Iran had a role in this
An Iranian drone invades Israeli airspace, and The Post headline said, “Israel strikes after jet crashes” [front page, Feb. 11]. Why not try to be fair for a change and include the Iranian drone in the headline? Why place all the onus on Israel? Doron...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Unpopular portraits

(image) Regarding Philip Kennicott’s review of the Barack and Michelle Obama portraits in his Feb. 13 front-page Critic’s Notebook, “The Obamas’ portraits, refreshing the memory”: The busy symbolism of Barack Obama sitting amid plants representative of...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Horses have the reins

(image) Melissa Holbrook Pierson, reviewing Ulrich Raulff ’s “Farewell to the Horse” [“A lyrical epitaph for the era of the horse,” Book World, Feb. 11], noted, “Radical change [in human history] took shape when humans began to . . . take by force the horse’s...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Mr. Trump’s migrant in-laws

(image) CONGRATULATIONS ARE in order for the parents of first lady Melania Trump, who, The Post reports, will soon be sworn in as citizens of the United States. Like tens of millions of immigrants before them, the first lady’s parents, Viktor and Amalija...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Venezuela’s crisis spills over its borders
THE LONG-RUNNING crisis in Venezuela, which has undergone a catastrophic economic collapse even as its authoritarian regime has consolidated power, has now spread across its borders. The president of neighboring Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, said this...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Gun-control challenges
Regarding the Feb. 21 front-page article “Trump open to gun limits”: As a student at Virginia Tech during the 2007 mass shooting, I know firsthand what it is like to live through such a horrific incident. I don’t pretend to know how to stop another...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Overdue justice for rape survivors in Md.
YEAR AFTER YEAR after year, Maryland lawmakers failed to pass legislation giving women who became pregnant as a result of rape the ability to seek termination of the parental rights of their assailants. Among the rationalizations offered was that only...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Billy Graham’s charisma was off the chart

(image) Regarding the Feb. 22 front-page obituary for the Rev. Billy Graham, “Evangelist spread Gospel to world’s poor and powerful”: My grandmother loved to tell the story of the day when a handsome young man came to her door in Marion, N.C., selling Fuller...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: The evidence is insufficient
The Feb. 22 news article “CDC warns about kratom after salmonella outbreak” reported that “Most of the people sickened have reported consuming kratom in pills, powder or tea, according to the CDC.” But that is not what the Centers for Disease Control...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: DCPS asked for too much
The resignation of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools chancellor after it was discovered that he had skirted the District’s rules for school placement represents what is wrong with many educational institutions in the United States: We create a...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Not the best example
David Von Drehle wrote in his Feb. 21 op-ed, “For an innocent man, he sure does act guilty,” that “the president protests his innocence with intensity worthy of Capt. Dreyfus himself.” But wasn’t Capt. Dreyfus innocent? Darryl W. Jackson, Bethesda



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Modify my views on guns or vilify traumatized teens? I have chosen the latter.
Iam very concerned about the schoolchildren. For their own protection (too late), it is important to me that they have their microphones taken away from them, stat. I only wish that, in addition to the nightmare they have had to live through and the...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Yes, guns do kill people. That’s what they’re for.
“Were guns the factor in the hunting of our kids?” Out of the many riveting exchanges in Wednesday night’s CNN town hall on gun violence, this question — leveled at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by the grieving father of a Parkland school shooting victim —...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Trump and Russia shared a playbook
Whether somehow in cahoots or out of pure chance, the efforts of the Trump campaign and the Russians to suppress the votes of groups likely to support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election tracked remarkably similar lines. As outlined in...



2/24/2018: FREE FOR ALL: Apple repair center accidentally calls 911 hundreds of times
An Apple repair and refurbishment center in Elk Grove, Calif., has placed about 1,600 accidental calls to 911 over the past four months — and the reason is not clear. Jason Jimenez, public information officer at the Elk Grove Police Department,...



2/24/2018: METRO: ‘It was the culmination of a lifelong dream’

(image) Jesse Holland grew up devouring Marvel comic books about Black Panther King T’Challa, who ruled the mythical African kingdom of Wakanda. So when Marvel called the 46-year-old Washington journalist and author to write the companion novel to the...



2/24/2018: METRO: Keeping struggling families under a roof
When Myisha Rawlings returned home last summer after giving birth to her son, Carter, she was greeted not with balloons and casseroles but with an eviction notice. Rawlings, 27 and single, had to stop working as a mail carrier when she was seven...



2/24/2018: METRO: Ex-Metro officer gets 15 years
A former police officer with the D.C. Metro system will spend up to 15 years in prison after getting caught in a terrorism sting operation, even as he continues to argue that he is not an Islamic State supporter but a misunderstood patriot. Nicholas...



2/24/2018: METRO: A personal reason to run for Congress
Lindsey Davis Stover has made sexual violence prevention a focus of her campaign for Congress from Northern Virginia because she was assaulted as a young woman. And it may cause her to stand out in a crowded race, as she vies with seven other...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: Where do we go from here?

(image) Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the African American church appears to be at a crossroads between yesterday and tomorrow. In many of the pulpits held by the pastors who walked with King stand new men and women who are...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: Public radio stations to revive DCist
A partnership of public radio stations that includes WAMU 88.5 FM announced Friday that it has acquired DCist and two other websites, reviving outlets for local journalism that had abruptly shut down in November. A news release from Districtbased WAMU...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: MEMBER EXCLUSIVES
Almost Surreal: Specially Priced Tickets to Sherwin Bitsui and Paisley Rekdal: 10 Artists After Paul Klee on March 22 at The Phillips Collection The exhibit explores the role of Swiss-born artist Paul Klee in the development of mid-20thcentury...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: DID YOU KNOW?
The Dirt: Specially Priced Tickets to the Capital Remodel + Garden Show Today & Tomorrow at Dulles Expo Center Renew, refresh and restore your home. Shop windows and flooring to cabinets and landscaping. Meet hundreds of experts under one roof. Walk...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: THE DAILY QUIZ
According to the cover story in the Real Estate section, how much of a down payment is required for an FHA loan? EARN 5 POINTS: Find the answer, and then go to washingtonpost.com/postpoints, Quizzes to enter the correct response.



2/24/2018: RELIGION: ICE o∞cer fatally shoots man in Prince William County
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer shot and killed a 37-year-old man Friday after he fled when authorities tried to arrest him in Prince William County, police said. The man, identified as Mario Dantoni Bass, had 11 active warrants,...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: Man sentenced to 75 years in witness killing
A Maryland man was sentenced Friday to 75 1/ years in 2 prison for killing a government witness in a 2011 attack that also injured another man, federal prosecutors said. A jury had convicted Stanley Moghalu, 31, of Bowie, after determining that he...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: Driver dies at scene of crash on the Beltway
A motorist was killed late Thursday in a crash on the Beltway in Montgomery County, police said. At around 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on the inner loop of Interstate 495 at Seminary Road before Georgia Avenue, Maryland...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: White House barrier hit by car; driver is arrested
A Tennessee woman who was convicted last year of trying to climb a White House barrier was arrested again Friday after authorities said she drove a vehicle into a barricade near the executive mansion and was found with a gun in her hand. D.C. police...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: Naval Academy looks into alleged drug use
Officials at the U.S. Naval Academy have started an investigation into alleged drug use among midshipmen, a probe that also involves the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, according to an academy spokesman. Cmdr. David McKinney, a public affairs...



2/24/2018: RELIGION: Fox launches attacks and flees
A man, a cat and a dog were bitten by a fox in Fairfax County on Thursday night, police said. The man was bitten about 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of William and Mary Drive, in the Alexandria section of the county, police said. The fox then attacked a...



2/24/2018: STYLE: In children’s books, pictures can paint a thousand words

(image) As anyone will tell you, love is complicated. But when should we share that reality with children — and how? Matt de la Peña’s best-selling picture book “Love” has pushed these questions to the fore. “Love” celebrates love — love between parent and...



2/24/2018: STYLE: ‘I Shall Not Hate’: A play about Palestinians, on road to enlighten

(image) For Lindsay Acker and Austin J. Sachs, students at Eastern Mennonite University who spent 31/ months 2 last year in the Middle East, the one-man play that came to their campus compelled them to grapple with all sorts of wrenching memories. “I was in...



2/24/2018: STYLE: Agitating posts are not new for website
The bloodshed had barely ended in Parkland, Fla., last week when the Gateway Pundit added its own unique take on the students who had quickly become media-friendly gun-control advocates. “EXPOSED,” read its headline. “School Shooting Survivor Turned...



2/24/2018: STYLE: Bach suites should say ‘Do Not Disturb’
In the tradition-bound world of classical music, new music is working hard to carve out its own ensembles and traditions and tropes. One of the new roles that’s emerged is contemporary cello goddess. The Bang on a Can All-Stars, one of the granddaddies...



2/24/2018: STYLE: Missed Facebook post isn’t insensitivity

(image) Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I am a teacher at a large high school and typically only interact with those in my wing of the school. On the first day we returned from break, I bumped into “Polly” while signing in and...



2/24/2018: STYLE: LA TIMES CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Arcing “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle 11 Cut on a Jackson 5 album? 15 “This is news to me” 16 Used miles, perhaps 17 Noting 18 Romney’s 2012 running mate 19 Letters of address for Washington and Lee? 20 Great in scope 21...



2/24/2018: STYLE: TV HIGHLIGHTS

(image) Winter Olympics 2018 (NBC at various) Bobsled, figure skating gala. PREMIERES Notes From the Field (HBO at 8) Anna Deavere Smith’s screen adaptation of her one-woman show of the same name. Royal Hearts (Hallmark at 9) Kelly and her father, who live in...



2/24/2018: STYLE: BRIDGE
My “Simple Saturday” columns focus on improving basic technique and developing logical thinking. When you are a defender, clues from the bidding and opening lead may point your way. Today’s North-South reach four hearts. When North bids 3NT after...



2/24/2018: STYLE: HOROSCOPE
This year you often feel tense, and you use that stress to get energized. If you are single, you attract several interesting potential suitors. If you are attached, you and your sweetie often draw different conclusions from the same statement....



2/24/2018: SPORTS: Scary good

(image) Kyle Mack didn’t have an 1800 or even a 1620 in his arsenal, and as it turned out, he wouldn’t need one. Five full midair rotations might work for some snowboarders, but Mack had something trickier in store for the big air finals. He brought a “Bloody...



2/24/2018: SPORTS: Zagitova’s gold loses much of its luster at medal ceremony lacking national pride
The best day of young Alina Zagitova’s radiant athletic career soured atop a medal stand. On that podium, Zagitova was perched above all, the new queen of figure skating at age 15, but being royalty is a loaded honor when you represent a shamed...



2/24/2018: SPORTS: Mystery repeats as Wizards can’t stop mediocre Hornets
Each time the Wizards made a dent in the deficit, each time they went from coasting through a game to almost being competitive, the Charlotte Hornets had an answer, a floater, a muscled-in layup, an open three-pointer from a bunch of spots around the...