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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks on during a news conference announcing the takedown of the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, at the Justice Department in Washington, July 20, 2017.

Sessions won’t resign as attorney general after Trump criticism

By Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.
“I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate,” Sessions said at a news conference Thursday,
Seventy-two-year-old Kanemasa Ito (left) holds hands with his 68-year-old wife, Kimiko, who was diagnosed with dementia 11 years ago, on a sofa at their home in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, April 6, 2016.

Healthier living could reduce worldwide dementia by a third, report says

By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
Up to one-third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person’s lifetime.
FILE PHOTO: O.J. Simpson sits  during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on May 16, 2013.   REUTERS/Jeff Scheid/Pool/File Photo

What to expect from the O.J. Simpson parole hearing

By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
Sometime Thursday, O.J. Simpson is expected to learn whether the Nevada Board of Parole will vote to free him in the fall or whether he will continue to serve his sentence for 12 convictions.
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Fireworks go off around Cinderella's castle at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Dec. 6, 2012.

Video of foster children surprised with adoption news at Disney goes viral

By Reuters on July 20, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
A video of Mickey Mouse surprising two foster children with news of their adoption date has gone viral on social media.
An Asiatic black bear looks out from a cage at the bear farm operated by Flower World in the southern Chinese city of Nanning, March 2014. Asiatic black bears are also known as "moon bears" for the crescent of white fir on their chests. Government-run Flower World agreed this week to convert its facility into a bear sanctuary. That means its occupants will never again face the risks posed by bear bile extraction for traditional medicine in China.  (Courtesy of Animals, Asia/MCT)

A big win for bears and a big loss for bear farmers

By Kyle Swenson, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
The government and organization agreed to work together to rescue and relocate the 1,000 bears believed to be living on bear farms across the country.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk with the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston and Canadian High Commissioner Janice Charette as they depart Canada House in London, Britain July 19, 2017.

Canadian official breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

By Reuters on July 20, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
“I was just anxious to be sure that there was no stumbling on the steps,” he told Canadian broadcaster CBC news.
Actor Andy Serkis is seen on the red carpet at a screening of "War for the Planet of the Apes" in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 10, 2017.

‘Planet of the Apes’ Serkis the ‘king of motion capture’

By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 8:16 a.m.
Still, from a viewer standpoint, it can be difficult to tell where the actor stops and the special effects begin.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017.

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria

By Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
President Donald Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials.
Pedestrians pass Sproul Hall, the University of California at Berkeley's administration building, in Berkeley, California, May 12, 2014.

Berkeley free-speech fight flares up again over conservative Ben Shapiro

By Susan Svrluga, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
University officials said they welcome Ben Shapiro and are just trying to find a large enough and safe enough venue for the conservative columnist to speak to students in September.
President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 1, 2017.

Trump nominates a climate skeptic to USDA’s top science post

By Juliet Eilperin and Chris Mooney, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
President Trump nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who has challenged the scientific consensus that human activity has been the primary driver of climate change, to serve in the Agriculture Department’s top scientific post.
The 28th body was uncovered in John Wayne Gacy's back yard in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago as officials transfer it to a sheriff's van, March 9, 1979.

One of John Wayne Gacy’s remaining seven unidentified victims finally has a name

By Alex Horton, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
James Byron Haakenson was confirmed as one of the seven remaining unidentified victims the killer buried in the crawl space of his home, thanks to advancements in DNA analysis.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) smiles after the game against the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium.

Police suspend investigation involving Elliott

By The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
The Dallas Police Department has suspended its investigation of an alleged assault involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, citing a lack of witnesses and an inability to contact the victim.
President Donald Trump speaks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions as they attend the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 15, 2017.

President Trump regrets appointing Jeff Sessions as attorney general

By Abby Phillip and Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
In an interview with The New York Times, President Trump vented about the Russia probe and said that he would not have appointed Sessions — a top campaign supporter — if he had known Sessions would step aside.
Campobello fisherman Joe Howlett

Feds allow entangled whale rescues to resume, except for ‘unpredictable’ right whales

By Bill Trotter on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
U.S. officials are lifting a ban on some whale disentanglement efforts after briefly banning the practice that last week led to the death of a Canadian fisherman.
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens during President Donald Trump's joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 17, 2017.

Kushner to testify before Senate intel panel Monday

By Karoun Demirjian and Ashley Parker, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 9:14 p.m.
Jared Kushner will speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door session Monday as part of the panel’s widening probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008.

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with a brain tumor

By Sean Sullivan, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 8:35 p.m.
The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said tests revealed “a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma” that was associated with a blood clot above his left eye that was removed last week.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell listens to a question from a reporter after U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss healthcare at the White House on July 19, 2017.

CBO: Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32M more uninsured

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Richard Cowan, Reuters on July 19, 2017, at 6:44 p.m.
Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday.
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Developer Maximiliano Firtman wears the prototype device Google Glass before a news conference ahead of the 2013 RigaComm event in Riga, Nov. 4, 2013.

Remember Google Glass? It’s back and ready for work.

By Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
The much-ridiculed augmented-reality goggles from Google, once known as Google Glass, are back after two years of relative silence.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2017.

Student loan company protests DeVos’ decision

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
One of the nine companies that manages the federal government’s $1.2 trillion portfolio of education loans is fighting to stop the Education Department from handing the job to a single contractor.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on April 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Tillerson said to shut cyber office in State’s reorganization

By Nick Wadhams and Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg on July 19, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics said will diminish the U.S. voice in confronting hackers.