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(Paul Morigi/Jerod Harris/Getty Images/Washington Post illustration)
Both entertainers were trending on social media this week as transgender advocates and allies called out what they saw as transphobic remarks.
Amtrak’s current and planned service network. (The Post)
Any expansion in Amtrak’s territory, which has remained nearly unchanged during its five decades, would boost pressure on freight companies and add trains to shared tracks at a time when the industry is under scrutiny over supply chain disruptions.
A traffic camera captures the sky in Sioux Falls, S.D., ahead of a derecho. (South Dakota Department of Transportation)
The hardest hit states were Iowa and South Dakota, where winds approached Category 2 hurricane force.
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Ronald Reagan, then the governor of California, reacts to a 1972 ruling on the death penalty. (Bettmann Archive)
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