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Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post on March 27, 2017, at 9:09 a.m.
If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach.
The coffin of Martin McGuinness is carried through crowded streets during his funeral in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, March 23, 2017.

How the Brexit could reignite violence in Northern Ireland

By Gwynne Dyer on March 27, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
The open border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic depends on both countries being part of the European Union.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, holds a news conference after Republicans pulled  the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

Stop blaming each other over the failed health care bill and start governing

By Michael R. Bloomberg, Bloomberg View on March 27, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking, and each party come to the table to improve a health care system that both parties agree needs work.

After string of seconds, Larson gets win at Auto Club 400

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on March 26, 2017, at 8:41 p.m.
Andrew Ladd (16) of the New York Islanders controls the puck against Boston's Brad Marchand (63) during the third period of Saturday's game at Barclays Center. The Bruins won 2-1.

Bruins top Islanders, move ahead in wild-card race

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange on March 26, 2017, at 7:29 p.m.

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President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House after the health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington, March 24, 2017.

White House looks past conservatives on tax reform

By Lindsay Dunsmuir and Doina Chiacu, Reuters on March 26, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
The White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump’s agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.
A teen was hospitalized Saturday morning after a single-vehicle crash on Winslows Mills Road. To extricate him from the wreck, firefighters cut the roof off the teen's 2007 Chevrolet Malibu.

Teen hospitalized after single-vehicle crash in Waldoboro

By Abigail W. Adams, Lincoln County News on March 26, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
A teen traveling southbound on Route 32 for unknown reasons crossed the centerline and crashed into an embankment on the northbound side of the road, according to police.
Carrie Lam waves during news conference after she won the election for Hong Kong's Chief Executive in Hong Kong, March 26, 2017.

Hong Kong elites elect China-backed candidate to lead city

By David Tweed and Natasha Khan, Bloomberg News on March 26, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
Hong Kong’s former No. 2 official, Carrie Lam, was elected the city’s chief executive, giving China its preferred choice to lead the fractious financial hub.
Palestinian members of Hamas' armed wing carry the body of senior militant Mazen Fuqaha during his funeral in Gaza City, March 25, 2017.

Assassination of senior Hamas operative sparks tensions between Israel, Gaza

By Ruth Eglash and Hazem Balousha, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
Hamas has accused Israel of being behind the killing of Mazen Fuqaha, 38, a senior commander in the militant Islamist movement’s military wing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger participates in a panel for "The New Celebrity Apprentice" in Universal City, California, Dec. 9, 2016.

Arnold Schwarzenegger schools internet troll for mocking Special Olympics

By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
Arnold Schwarzenegger turned an offensive comment about the Special Olympics that someone left on his Facebook page into a “teachable moment” this week.
Protesters demonstrate against U.S. President Donald Trump and his plans to end Obamacare outside the White House in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017.

American democracy isn’t so decadent after all

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
The anti-Trump opposition flatters itself as “the resistance.” As if this is Vichy France. It’s not. It’s 21st-century America. And the good news is that the checks and balances are working just fine.

A history for millennials of the low-tech victories over life’s minor frustrations

By Alan Boone on March 26, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
It recently occurred to me that in my lifetime we have witnessed the healthy appearance of some remarkably useful little inventions so simple that, when you think about it, the normal reaction is or should be, “Doggone it, why didn’t I think of that? I could now be as rich as Warren Buffett.”
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for the afternoon ministerial plenary for the Global Coalition working to Defeat ISIS at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Tone-deaf Tillerson isn’t doing his job

By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 9:53 a.m.
We have heard the excuses over and over on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s behalf. He’s new at this. He’s getting his feet wet. He’s not used to press scrutiny. Frankly, neither he nor his defenders are helping his cause at this point.
A TSA security officer and his dog scan departing passengers at Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, California, July 1, 2016.

Trump is turning us all into tools of his border-control agenda

By Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg View on March 26, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
Ever since Sept. 11, American Muslims have complained of receiving extra scrutiny when they fly.
Police officers detain anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny during a rally in Moscow, March 26, 2017.

Russian police detain Putin opponent after anti-corruption protest

By Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Shurmina, Reuters on March 26, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday after thousands turned out across Russia to protest allegations of official corruption.

Protesters outside White House demand ‘Pizzagate’ investigation

By Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 9:02 a.m.
Wearing T-shirts and holding banners defending the conspiracy theory — which falsely linked Hillary Clinton to an alleged child-sex-trafficking ring operating out of a D.C. pizza parlor — protesters took turns climbing onto an elevated stage in Lafayette Square to demand politicians and mainstream news media take their claims seriously.

Lola Albright, alluring actress in stylish ‘Peter Gunn’ TV series, dies at 92

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Lola Albright, an alluring actress who was perhaps best known for her role as a sultry nightclub singer in the noirish television detective series “Peter Gunn,” died March 23 in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Buck Hill, saxophonist and DC ‘local legend,’ dies at 90

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on March 26, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
Buck Hill, a renowned saxophonist and mainstay of the Washington jazz scene for more than 60 years and who was known as the “Wailing Mailman” for his day job with the U.S. Postal Service, died March 20 at his home in Greenbelt, Maryland. He was 90.