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Trump’s interaction with a foreign leader is part of whistleblower complaint, former U.S. officials say

The president’s communications with the foreign leader included a “promise” regarded as so troubling that it prompted an intelligence official to file the formal complaint, the officials said.
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.

FDA reveals criminal probe of vaping products as number of people sickened hits 530

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.

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.

Flash flood emergency in coastal Texas; hundreds rescued in ‘incredibly dangerous’ situation

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.”

‘They see that swagger when Harris speaks’: How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris

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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.
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.”
The succession of revelations has rocked Trudeau’s campaign as he faces a tough battle for a second term.
The anti-violence group Sandy Hook Promise released a devastating back-to-school PSA.
Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali
1936–2019
His downfall sent a wave of revolutionary fervor coursing through Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Libya and Jordan.
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Special Report

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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How Michael Vick’s dogfighting case changed animal welfare

Twelve years ago, 47 dogs were rescued from the quarterback’s dogfighting operation and given the opportunity to live. They enriched the lives of countless humans.
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By The Way

6 questions about carbon offsets for flights, answered

If you want to be an eco-friendly traveler, carbon offsets are a top option. But what are they, and how do they work?
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