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EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen Aug. 24 in Washington.

Mylan to launch generic EpiPen at half the price of original

By Ankur Banerjee and Ransdell Pierson, Reuters on Aug. 29, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
Mylan NV said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300.
American actor Gene Wilder (left) performs alongside compatriot Rolf Saxon, during the rehearsal of a scene from Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," in New York, Oct. 2, 1996.

Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ dead at 83

By Alexander Remington, The Washington Post on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Gene Wilder, whose kinky curls and startled blue eyes brought an enduring and frantic air to roles in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles,” died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks about trade and the economy at a private event at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Despite Mike Pence’s rhetoric, refugees come to Indiana

By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Aug. 29, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
“You can’t pick and choose who comes to your state,” said Cole Varga, executive director of Exodus Refugee Immigration.
New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, attend a news conference in New York, on July 23, 2013.

Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin separates from Anthony Weiner after latest sex scandal

By Amanda Becker, Reuters on Aug. 29, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday that she was separating from her husband, a former U.S. congressman who resigned after a sex scandal.
A floating wind turbine, installed by StatoilHydro and Siemens, is seen off the coast of Norway.

Backers hope nation’s first offshore wind farm will jump-start an industry

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on Aug. 28, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Building offshore turbines to capture ocean winds has long appealed to U.S. proponents who see them as an untapped source of renewable energy. Yet, efforts to jump-start the industry have faltered.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan, Aug. 11, 2016.

Hillary Clinton gets national security briefing

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
The intelligence briefing was Clinton’s first and comes with just a little over two months until election day.
Republican nominee Donald Trump speaks at "Joni's Roast and Ride" in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 27, 2016.

Wavering on immigration, Donald Trump talks tough in Iowa

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 28, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
After days of toggling back and forth on his immigration views —specifically on deportations — Donald Trump returned to his tough talk Saturday, vowing that it will be his No. 1 issue should he win the presidency.

Hurricane Gaston packs sustained winds of 105 mph

By Reuters on Aug. 28, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
Hurricane Gaston is producing maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and stronger gusts as it churns through the Atlantic Ocean.
Jerry DeLemus fixes a U.S. flag that got tied up in the 50 mph winds on April 22, 2014.

2 plead guilty in armed standoff at Bundy ranch in Nevada

By David Ingram, Reuters on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:34 p.m.
Jerry DeLemus, 61, and Blaine Cooper, 36, pleaded guilty during separate hearings on Thursday.
A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, in this May 2016 file photo.

Judge offers partial win to those fighting North Carolina transgender bathroom law

By Colleen Jenkins, Reuters on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:31 p.m.
Bathroom access has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the United States.

Judge will not block California school vaccination law

By Reuters on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
A federal judge on Friday refused to block a California law tightening vaccination requirements for schoolchildren in the state.
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In this file image, Hillary Clinton speaks the crowd at West Philadelphia High School on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Pennsylvania.

Clinton attacks Trump’s outreach to black voters in new ad

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:19 p.m.
The ad shows video of Trump’s controversial pitch to black voters, in which the Republican candidate urges them to support him by asking, “What do you have to lose?”
Hillary Clinton

Clinton, Trump clash over who is best for minorities

By Amanda Becker and Steve Holland, Reuters on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump on Thursday of fueling America’s “radical fringe” with racist rhetoric.

Labor Department issues new rules on state retirement savings programs

By Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
Under the new rules by the Labor Department, state retirement programs are not pre-empted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, as long as they meet certain criteria.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

No Senate vote on Obama’s TPP deal this year, McConnell says

By David Lawder, Reuters on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama’s signature Asian trade deal this year.

Weekend entry fees waived at Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
In celebration of the centennial of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service, both of which were created in 1916, admission to Acadia is free this weekend.
An unidentified employee (left)  of Prince's estate Paisley Park and Prince fan Mona Shelton, 42, of Bloomington, Minnesota,  place flowers on a fence at the Chanhassen, Minnesota, estate,

Prince fans will get a Graceland of their own

By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
The Elvis Presley faithful turn to Graceland as their point of pilgrimage. Presley’s former estate in Memphis, Tennessee, offers public tours and houses a museum dedicated to the King’s life and legacy. Now, Prince fans will have a mecca of their own. Paisley Park, the massive complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, …
EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, Aug. 24, 2016.

Mylan to offer EpiPen discounts as political pressure mounts

By Toni Clarke and Ransdell Pierson, Reuters on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Mylan will expand already existing programs to help people with high out-of-pocket expenses.
The stern of El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on Nov. 1, 2015.

El Faro captain ordered crew to abandon ship before sinking

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
Twenty-six hours of newly recovered audio offer chilling detail into the final hours before the 790-foot ship sank.
Heather Bresch, chief executive of Mylan Inc., speaks during a session at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, California, in 2012

A senator’s daughter raised EpiPen prices from $57 to $600

By Anna Edney and Billy House, Bloomberg on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:07 p.m.
If lawmakers follow the usual script, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch could get called up to Capitol Hill next month to explain her company’s justification for raising the price on the life-saving allergy shot. But that could be awkward.