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The national organization will no longer allow discrimination against its paid workers, but local troops can decide for themselves whether to allow openly gay volunteer leaders.
Amy Brittain and Joe Kovac Jr.
Although John Houser was ordered to a mental hospital in 2008, he was never involuntarily committed — which means his purchase of the gun he used to kill two people last week was entirely legal.
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Sandra G. Boodman
MEDICAL MYSTERY | Doctors initially blamed adult-onset asthma triggered by perfumes for the coughing that forced Vickie Harwood into isolation at work and made her fear she would lose her job.
David McCarthy’s untimely death at 29 came as he was rebuilding his life after a heroin addiction.
The presidential hopeful points to his state’s economic success, but critics say the fallout hurt the middle class.
Most agreed that Anisa Rasooli was qualified to be a Supreme Court justice. But she was also a woman.
The move underscores a belief that the SAT and ACT tests are a barrier to recruiting disadvantaged students.
A bad brunch annoys health-care wonk Zeke Emanuel, so he’s aiming to be a top (guest) chef.
COLUMN | Everett Alvarez was a prisoner in North Vietnam for almost 9 years — longer than John McCain.
The company is winning in New York City. But that’s not progress for hardworking cab drivers.
The U.S. and Turkey have begun collaborating, but the administration has more work to do.
Ariana Eunjung Cha
Scientists hope the molecule, which tricks cells into thinking they’re out of energy, can be used to treat obesity.
Roberto A. Ferdman
Fat interacts with our taste buds in a way similar to sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami sensations.
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Kelsey Snell and Paul Kane
POWERPOST | Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t want anything to get in the way of passing his highway bill.
The accelerating effort to rein in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement could end up boosting it, critics warn.
Amy Ellis Nutt and Amy Brittain
Critics skeptical about whether the contract will lead to interaction with VA records, a basic goal.
Robert L. Burgdorf Jr.
Before the ADA, disabled Americans faced appalling, devastating discrimination.
Dan Morse, Justin Jouvenal and Dana Hedgpeth
Song Su Kim was staying at the Md. facility and told police he wanted to “invade a Korean” for disrespect.
Jen Welter, a 14-year veteran of women’s football leagues, was also the first woman to play a non-kicking position in a men’s pro league.
The author behind many beloved children’s books — also penned works for adults.
A throat-slitting musical survives a face-melting approach.
Two years after YouTubers protested with text art tanks.
WONKBLOG | WONKBLOG | Beijing is addicted to intervening in its markets, and that spells trouble for the economy.
The GOP senator would shut down a lot of the federal government he hopes to one day lead.
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