When the Islamic State overran Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to a bonanza of weapons, but the most fearsome ones were never used: two caches of cobalt-60, the core ingredient of a weapon that could spread radiation. Why the terrorist group failed to use it is not clear, but some risk remains: ISIS stragglers are still loose in the Iraqi city, and the material exists in hundreds of cities around the world, some in conflict zones.
If the president pardoned himself in the face of the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the election, it would set off a legal and political firestorm.
The colors of Germany’s flag are rarely displayed boldly, but appear in a campaign poster for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP)
The colors of Germany’s flag are rarely displayed boldly, but appear in a campaign poster for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP)
Germans’ wary attitude to patriotism and the idea of a national culture is decades old. But perspectives are changing, and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is making national pride a focal point ahead of September’s election.
Saying his “Past views evolved & and shouldn't be a distraction,” the incoming White House communications director deleted posts that clashed with the administration’s political views, but not before they were immortalized by other Twitter users.
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Jim Vance
The News4 anchor was a Mount Rushmore figure in Washington television, bringing gravitas, common sense and cool to the nightly news.
Coach Canesius Bindaba said he saw few signs that the squad of two girls and four boys had hatched a secret bid for possible asylum in the U.S. or Canada. But then he made a deeply unsettling discovery.
The Northwest Washington hospital, which was acquired by Johns Hopkins health system in 2010, will give its employees just weeks to consider the offer.
Fans watch the National Zoo’s giant panda enjoy a frozen treat — and keepers wait to see whether she’s going to have a baby.
With each twist in the health-care debate, staff members at D.C.’s St. Coletta public charter school wonder whether their funding could be at risk.
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A word to the wise in-law: If you really don’t get along, don’t travel together.
This meat has more going for it nutritionally than many realize. But don’t buy that “Eat More Bacon” shirt yet.
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The longtime Arizona senator and former GOP presidential nominee has responded to news that he has brain cancer with the same combination of grit and humor that has marked his life to date.
Kelli Ward, who lost in last year’s Republican primary, said the senator “owes it to the people of Arizona to step aside.”
Democratic leaders are expected to announce a new economic agenda Monday that is designed to revive a party desperate to win back at least some control next year.
As the Royal Courts of Justice in London try to determine what will become of the terminally ill infant, a lawyer for the hospital where he is being cared for said an updated brain scan on the baby made for “sad reading.”
Within months, Eurasian lynx could be roaming Britain once more, thanks to a plan that would mark perhaps the most audacious species reintroduction experiment in the nation’s history.
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