Virginia has a new plan to combat campus sexual assault

Approach includes proposals to improve prevention education, track the extent of sexual violence, and minimize barriers to reporting incidents.

Obama visits Florida to talk hurricanes and raise cash

Taking questions from Twitter, the president discussed storm preparedness, other issues.

As a rabbi, I want to know why a Florida man insists on circumcising his son

Aren’t there other, less traumatic methods for helping his son feel “healthy” and “normal” within mainstream American society?


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Madison, Wis. school board bans student clothing with ‘Native American team names, logos or mascots that depict negative stereotypes’

"Students may not wear clothing with words, pictures or caricatures based on negative stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Students may not wear shirts, hats or other attire with Native American team names, logos or mascots that depict negative stereotypes. A list of team names, logos and mascots prohibited under this provision [will be made] available ...."

These are the brands that are backing away from ’19 Kids and Counting’

Following the Josh Duggar allegations, more than a dozen advertisers have dropped the suspended TLC show.

Inside American Apparel’s attempt to fix its clothes and its image

The brand is in tough shape, and its new chief executive, Paula Schneider, has no illusions about it.

There are only 400,000 sage grouse left. Here’s the government’s new plan to save an awesome bird

The BLM finally releases its plan to save the sage grouse.

Scientists are closing in on the ultimate secrets of plant photosynthesis

A closer look at the remarkable way that plants run on solar energy.

Can science make you less sexist while you sleep?

A simple sound cue played during a short nap made their biases drop.

Family of Rafael Peralta, fallen Iraq War hero, to accept Navy Cross award after long refusal

The Marine is credited with smothering a grenade to save his buddies -- but was denied the Medal of Honor.

UNC takes on its past, renaming hall that has long honored a KKK leader

University of North Carolina trustees announce three efforts to preserve and teach the school’s long history

Hollywood just had its worst Memorial Day weekend in 17 years

Hollywood just partied like it's 1998 -- and not in a good way.

At Harvard, Natalie Portman acknowledges what many of us feel: impostor syndrome

"I felt like there had been some mistake," Portman said of her early days at her alma mater.

Evidence in Post reporter’s case is an Obama administration job application

Jason Rezaian, imprisoned in Iran, applied unsuccessfully for a position after the presidential election in 2008.

Why this Fed official believes the central bank should rethink everything

A top Fed official has a big proposal for how the central bank should change what it does

Scott Walker, discussing abortion, says ultrasounds are “just a cool thing out there”

The potential Republican presidential candidate drew criticism for dismissing concerns about mandatory ultrasounds

Fruit flies can apparently tell time

They learned to look for certain foods at certain times.

We spy: A mash-up of footage from eight of the cutest animal cams out there

Giraffes and tigers and jellyfish -- Oh My!

The funniest lines from this year’s commencement speeches

From Robert De Niro's f-bomb to Stephen Colbert's diversity jab, here are the best lines from this year's commencement speech circuit.

Here’s how to get real estate markets to properly value green homes

A new Energy Department program seeks to help realize the value behind green upgrades to a home.

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