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Criminal or victim?

washingtonpost.com — Their fight had spilled down the apartment's stairs and into the parking lot, where he hit her in the face with his hand and she fell to the wet grass. "If the cops show up, there will be blood!" he had screamed, according to witnesses, as he headed back inside.
Sep 21, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: Criminal or victim? Or both? Touching enterprise story here by @GregJaffe on U.S. veterans who commit crimes. washingtonpost.com/sf/national/20…

Sep 21, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: Criminal or victim? Or both? Touching enterprise story here by @GregJaffe on U.S. veterans who commit crimes. washingtonpost.com/sf/national/20…

Sep 21, 2014

Criminal or victim? Or both? Touching enterprise story here by @GregJaffe on U.S. veterans who commit crimes. washingtonpost.com/sf/national/20…

Sep 21, 2014

This heartbreaking story asks an uncomfortable q:how should we see veterans who commit crimes but have PTSD? wapo.st/1mofv2Z

Sep 21, 2014

"What made me snap?What happened to me? There's just a lot of what-ifs." The battle-scarred return home. -@GregJaffe washingtonpost.com/sf/national/20…

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When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

washingtonpost.com — Kelsey scans the wall of T-shirts in Five Below, one of the few stores to qualify as "quirky" in this conservative part of western Michigan. "Let's Have a Party," a shirt reads, near displays of body glitter and $5 leggings.
Sep 21, 2014

Looking beyond sexual orientation! - When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person wapo.st/1u9SQtT via @MonicaHesse

Sep 21, 2014

RT @MrDanZak: Such humanity in @MonicaHesse's piece, & @melinamara's photos, & Kelsey's glorious mother. washingtonpost.com/national/when-… http://t.co…

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Against Florida State, Clemson’s ‘Clemsoning’ was the most ‘Clemsoning’ Clemson ever Clemsoned

washingtonpost.com — Top-ranked Florida State, without Jameis Winston, rallied for an overtime win Saturday, 23-17, over No. 22 Clemson. The game is sure to spawn innumerable articles and blog posts about Winston, the performance of his backup, Sean Maguire, and the Seminoles in general. This isn't one of those blog posts.
Sep 21, 2014

The social-media era has not been kind to Clemson football: ow.ly/3rCFTH

Sep 21, 2014

RT @DesBieler: Against Florida State, Clemson's 'Clemsoning' was the most 'Clemsoning' Clemson ever Clemsoned. wapo.st/1uTJKPK via @washingtonpost

Sep 21, 2014

Soooo true! Against Florida State, Clemson's 'Clemsoning' was the most 'Clemsoning' Clemson ever Clemsoned wapo.st/1uTJKPK

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A ‘gay-friendly’ mosque just opened in South Africa

washingtonpost.com — On Friday in a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa, Muslim worshipers convened for the first time at a new prayer hall. Outside, a few protesters gathered against them. Inside, they were outnumbered by the news media crews sent to watch them.

Aaron Barrett making a case for postseason bullpen spot

washingtonpost.com — Since he rejoined the Nationals' bullpen as a September call-up, after a month away at Class AAA Syracuse, Aaron Barrett has looked more like the strong rookie that impressed in the first half of the season. He hasn't allowed an earned run in eight appearances. Opponents are hitting .143 against him.
Sep 21, 2014

RT @JamesWagnerWP: Aaron Barrett hasn't allowed an earned run since return from Syracuse. He's making a case for a playoff bullpen spot. wapo.st/1p8yBG1

Sep 21, 2014

Aaron Barrett hasn't allowed an earned run since return from Syracuse. He's making a case for a playoff bullpen spot. wapo.st/1p8yBG1

Pushing back against the world’s oldest hatred

washingtonpost.com — There is little doubt that the tide of anti-Semitism, often masked as anti-Israel criticism, is on the rise in Europe. In the Middle East, anti-Semitism is pandemic. The good news is that serious pushback is underway. The better news is that it is bipartisan. The bad news is that the problem is not solely in Europe.

Terry Bradshaw misses Fox pregame show after death of soninlaw Rob Bironas

washingtonpost.com — Terry Bradshaw missed the Fox Sports NFL pregame show Sunday after his son-in-law, former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, was killed in a car accident Saturday night. "Terry will not be on today's edition of 'FOX NFL Sunday," the network said in a statement. "He flew home to take care of his family."
Sep 21, 2014

RT @CindyBoren: After the death of Rob Bironas, Terry Bradshaw is absent from Fox Sports. "Heart-breaking day," Howie Long says. wapo.st/1wW9Chb

Sep 21, 2014

After the death of Rob Bironas, Terry Bradshaw is absent from Fox Sports. "Heart-breaking day," Howie Long says. wapo.st/1wW9Chb

Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

washingtonpost.com — Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bush's uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats haven't won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor ( state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen.
Sep 21, 2014

RT @WayneSlater: The excellent Dan Balz on how Texas has become center of the conservative political universe wapo.st/1ua36lS via @washingtonpost

Sep 21, 2014

RT @WayneSlater: The excellent Dan Balz on how Texas has become center of the conservative political universe wapo.st/1ua36lS via @washingtonpost

Sep 21, 2014

The excellent Dan Balz on how Texas has become center of the conservative political universe wapo.st/1ua36lS via @washingtonpost

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Jameis Winston suspension produces special, and strange, night with Clemson-Florida State OT thriller

washingtonpost.com — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Put it this way: How many times do you see a team greet a 19th consecutive win by scrambling across the field to the corner of the stadium into a pile like a bunch of glorious 10-year-olds?
Sep 21, 2014

If you missed it @ChuckCulpepper1 writes why FSU & Noles fans may want to say 'thanks' to Jameis Winston for antics washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp…

Sep 21, 2014

For the non-Clemsoning side of things, here's @ChuckCulpepper1 on FSU's strange, Jameis-tinged night. washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp…

Rob Bironas, former Titans kicker and son-in-law of Terry Bradshaw, killed in car crash

washingtonpost.com — Rob Bironas, the former Tennessee Titans kicker and son-in-law of Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, was killed Saturday night in a single-car crash in Nashville. Bironas, 36, lost control of his GMC Yukon Denali at around 11 p.m. on a curve in the road less than a mile from his home.

Why you can, should, and probably will eat bugs

washingtonpost.com — Insects are really good for you. They're a low-fat source of protein, full of nutritious goodness and carry a much lower carbon footprint than other sources of meat. Confession: I haven't tried eating them yet. But I will, and probably soon, and I'm willing to bet that you will, too.
Sep 21, 2014

Eat your bugstables RT @washingtonpost: The argument for why you can, should, and probably will eat bugs wapo.st/1ykZQXL

Pakistan is eyeing sea-based and short-range nuclear weapons, analysts say

washingtonpost.com — In one of the world's most volatile regions, Pakistan is advancing toward a sea-based missile capability and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads, according to Pakistani and Western analysts. The development of nuclear missiles that could be fired from a Navy ship or submarine would give Pakistan "second-strike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear exchange destroyed all land-based weapons.
Sep 21, 2014

Pakistan eyes sea-based nuclear weapons wapo.st/1tGUtxN via @washingtonpost {More nukes for a rogue, increasingly Islamist army}

Sep 21, 2014

Pakistan is eyeing sea-based and short-range nuclear weapons, analysts say. washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…

Cadet saves Texas A&M’s beloved dog from getting trampled

washingtonpost.com — Reveille VIII, as her name implies, is the latest in a long line of dogs to bear that name and serve as the Texas A&M mascot. In fact, according to the school, the collie is "the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets being the only bearer of five silver diamonds."

Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

washingtonpost.com — You can't stop the drama - even when the government tries to. An example of this phenomenon presented itself on Friday night at Georgetown University, where a Syrian refugee, speaking by video hookup from Amman, Jordan, asked in Arabic, "Why has the State Department rejected our visas?"
Sep 21, 2014

Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform. (A fascinating evening...) wapo.st/1wDcTiA

Prince of Park Avenue, Roger Goodell, is just a spokesman for NFL’s 32 billionaires

washingtonpost.com — "The easiest way to make money is to create something of such value that everybody wants . . . and the money comes automatically." - From "The Wolf of Wall Street" People are analogizing Roger Goodell to Richard Nixon, thinking the cover-up could be worse than the crime.
Sep 21, 2014

"A $45 million/year spokesman for 31 billionaires" of the NFL wapo.st/1oaNcAE

Sep 21, 2014

RT @ron_fournier: Before you watch an #NFL game today, read @MikeWiseguy to understand what/who you're supporting washingtonpost.com/sports/prince-…

Sep 20, 2014

RT @MikeWiseguy: The Prince of Park Ave. -- Roger Goodell has more in common with Jordan Belfort than Nixon: washingtonpost.com/sports/prince-…

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