Eddie Murphy arrives at the Kennedy Center. (Matt McClain/Post)

Eddie Murphy, king of comedy

Murphy didn’t tell a joke for almost three decades — until he came to the Kennedy Center to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Vester L. Flanagan, 41, a former employee of the Roanoke station, is believed to have posted videos online showing him shooting the crew.

A Duke freshman thinks ‘Fun Home’ is immoral. He won’t read assignment.

A Duke freshman thinks ‘Fun Home’ is  immoral. He won’t read assignment.

POSTEVERYTHING | He says his beliefs extend to pop culture and artwork depicting sex acts.

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Small-business owners in Purple Line’s path worry about being forced to move

Small-business owners in Purple Line’s path worry about being forced to move

Maryland’s maximum $60,000 compensation won’t cover relocation costs, they say.

Sports

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem

The 26-year-old rookie took a knee to protest comments made earlier by President Trump that called on NFL team owners to fire players who did not stand.

Technology

Facebook, Google and Twitter face proposed bill targeting shadowy political ads

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to be more transparent about political ads online, two senators are pushing a measure to force the company and other digital platforms to do so.

Business

Why neighborhood toy stores are thriving while Toys R Us goes bankrupt

Why neighborhood toy stores are thriving while Toys R Us goes bankrupt

Mom-and-pop toy shops have a better handle on what kids like. And the adults love the free gift wrap.