Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said the refusal to share the complaint with Congress is “unprecedented.” The Post has reported that the complaint was prompted by President Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader. Trump has denied doing anything improper.
I love my hair. My hair is my baby in a lot of ways, Sam McGee said. I take care of it like a child. It's a full time job. I love my hair now, but it's been a process to get to this point. (Whitney Matewe)
"I love my hair. My hair is my baby in a lot of ways," Sam McGee said. "I take care of it like a child. It's a full time job. I love my hair now, but it's been a process to get to this point. (Whitney Matewe)
I like my natural hair now, said Cherie Scurry-Burns, a hairstylist in Washington. The natural hair movement has made it a win-win. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
"I like my natural hair now," said Cherie Scurry-Burns, a hairstylist in Washington. The natural hair movement "has made it a win-win." (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
I think if it curls, kinks, locs, then that's the form that it wanted to go in, Vernita Bediako said, not to put a product in your hair to conform to a style that society deems as appropriate. (Whitney Matewe)
"I think if it curls, kinks, locs, then that's the form that it wanted to go in," Vernita Bediako said, "not to put a product in your hair to conform to a style that society deems as appropriate." (Whitney Matewe)
Having my hair natural is such an experience because I get to be my raw, authentic self, Gabby Hayes said. (Whitney Matewe)
"Having my hair natural is such an experience because I get to be my raw, authentic self," Gabby Hayes said. (Whitney Matewe)
Analysis

Most states still allow bans on natural hairstyles at work. But more are trying to protect black employees who want to wear them.

While some policies may specifically prohibit certain styles, more common are general guidelines calling for “professional” or barring “extreme” looks, disproportionately leading to bias against black employees or students. State legislators and a coalition of civil rights groups are trying to change that.
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House passes short-term spending bill, setting up major shutdown fight in November

A showdown over President Trump’s border wall could lead to a government shutdown before Thanksgiving. The legislation is expected to pass the Senate next week.

North America has lost 29% of its birds in 50 years

A sweeping new study says a steep decline in bird abundance, including among common species, amounts to "an overlooked biodiversity crisis."

Iran warns U.S. of ‘all-out war’ if attacked

Iran’s foreign minister denied involvement in the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and warned that retaliatory strikes risked significant bloodshed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the remarks.
At least seven people have died from a mysterious vaping-related lung illness. The enforcement arm of the Food and Drug Administration has been conducting a probe of the supply chain since illnesses were first reported earlier this summer.
The succession of revelations has rocked Trudeau’s campaign as he faces a tough battle for a second term.
McConnell had been derided by Democrats as “Moscow Mitch” for repeatedly blocking efforts to combat Russian interference in U.S. elections.
As plaintiffs seek billions from the pharmaceutical giant, it’s attorneys told a judge that the company “is not an easy place to work right now.”
Remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda have produces more than three feet in some areas. The National Weather Service relayed a rare civil emergency message requesting “residents stay put and shelter in place.”
Buoyed by his party’s first-place finish in the election, Benny Gantz said he was open to forming a unity government as long he was at the top of it.
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This back-to-school PSA from Sandy Hook Promise is a punch in the gut

The anti-violence group Sandy Hook Promise released a devastating back-to-school PSA.
(Carolyn Van Houten/The Post)
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Wild horses have long kicked up controversy. Now foes say they have a solution.

Ranching and animal welfare groups made a surprising compromise to end a standoff over some of America's most divisive animals. But the battle may drag on.
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