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A woman looks at a roller coaster sitting in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Nov. 28, 2012.

Trump acts to erase Obama’s climate legacy

By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, Washington Post on March 28, 2017, at 8:05 a.m.
President Donald Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.
Emma Thompson smiles as she speaks during an interview in Stockholm, Sweden, March 7, 2017.

Emma Thompson wants people to ‘shout loudly’ about climate change

By Ilze Filks, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
“I think that we’ve all got to shout as loudly as we can,” Emma Thompson said. “Ordinary people now need to know more. They need to inform themselves. You can’t just sit back and go, ‘look, I recycle’.”
A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, Feb. 7, 2015.

How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines

By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.
Batman voiced by Will Arnett in a scene from the animated movie "The LEGO Batman Movie" directed by Chris McKay.

US senator seeks ethics probe of Mnuchin’s ‘Lego Batman’ comment

By David Lawder, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 7:03 a.m.
The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee asked the government ethics watchdog Monday to review comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plugging “The Lego Batman Movie,” a film one of his companies produced, for a possible ethics violation.

The singular, gender-neutral ‘they’ added to the AP Stylebook

By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on March 28, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
The Associated Press Stylebook, arguably the foremost arbiter of grammar and word choice in journalism, has added an entry for “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun in its latest edition.
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The Afghan mountains are reflected in the visor of a U.S. Army Airborne CH-47 Chinook window gunner while flying toward Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Dec. 7, 2014.

Obama left the US military too weak to deal with global menaces

By James Jay Carafano, Tribune News Service on March 28, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
U.S. combat operations have declined since the Bush era, but contrary to President Barack Obama’s claims, no wars have been ended.

Wall Street off as Trump agenda weighed; Dow down for 8th day

By Lewis Krauskopf, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 5:54 a.m.
The S&P 500 cut earlier losses on Monday to end slightly lower, while the Dow declined for an eighth straight session, as investors assessed how the defeat of President Donald Trump’s first major legislative action would impact the rest of his agenda.

Another look at the surge in EpiPen costs

By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 5:54 a.m.
Soaring prices and out-of-pocket costs for EpiPens to treat severe allergic reactions haven’t halted a surge in the number of children and adults filling prescriptions for the devices, a U.S. study suggests.

Girls’ soccer has highest concussion rate of high school sports, study finds

By Jacob Bogage, The Washington Post on March 28, 2017, at 5:49 a.m.
Female athletes, in particular soccer players, suffer concussions at a “significantly higher” rate than their male counterparts, according to a study released this month by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

By Elena Fabrichnaya, Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 5:49 a.m.
A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign.

Trump tax plan faces rockier road after bruising health care loss

By Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 5:48 a.m.
The White House will take a lead role in crafting legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, eyeing an August target date as President Donald Trump seeks his first legislative victory following the failure last week of a long-promised bill to undo Obamacare.

US attorney general: Sanctuary cities may lose Justice Department grants

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Andy Sullivan, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 5:48 a.m.
U.S. cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities may lose millions of dollars in grant money from the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday.
Detroit Red Wings defensemen Dan Renouf (77) and forward Mitch Callahan (57) go after the puck during the first period of play against Chicago Blackhawksduring a preseason game at United Center.

Former UMaine defenseman called up by NHL’s Detroit Red Wings

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 27, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Dan Renouf, who spent three years with the Black Bears, was called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins, the organization announced on Sunday.
Andy Wingard of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham dumps spinach out of a spinner after washing it. Six River Farm grows a mix of vegetables and herbs on15 acres of rich land around Merrymeeting Bay.

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.
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.
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.
Medals earned by former Army Staff Sgt. Peggy Dunlap of Waterboro.

Pingree pushes for medal to recognize Maine veterans who served during Cold War

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 26, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
“It is not just a medal in my eyes,” former Army Staff Sgt. Peggy Dunlap said. “It is a way my country can show how much they appreciated my service to this great nation.”

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.