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Ralph Whittington, erotica collector extraordinaire, dies at 74

For years, he stored his trove — which included thousands of items, from 19th-century “bawdy house coins” to magazines, videotapes, photographs, dolls and devices — at his Clinton, Md., home, which he shared with his mother. Mr. Whittington, who was 74, died at his home on Aug. 6. The cause was cardiovascular disease, said his […]

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This journalist spent two years backpacking the world. Here’s what she packed.

Nicole Ellis spent two years backpacking around the world, visiting 17 countries across six continents. In one backpack and one pack she wore on the front, Ellis was able to get two years of travel life out of five pairs of socks, eight sets of underwear, tank tops, T-shirts, yoga pants, sandals, hiking boots, flats, […]

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American consumers are holding up the global economy. Some worry it might not last.

American consumers are increasingly propping up the global economy, an enduring source of strength that is helping keep the United States out of recession and drawing a sharp contrast with the rest of the world. But as a number of signs point to a possible downturn in the United States, economists are growing more skeptical […]

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Barring any setbacks, Max Scherzer ready to resume regular between-starts routine

Max Scherzer was in full uniform for a simulated game at Nationals Park on Saturday. (Nick Wass/AP) Another day, another Max Scherzer simulated game and another reason to believe the Washington Nationals’ ace will return to the mound soon — depending, of course, on how he feels in the morning. Scherzer threw 64 pitches on […]

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While RFK Stadium rusts away, the newly opened The Fields at RFK offers a glimpse into the future

For years, Lot 7 at RFK Stadium has sat as dormant as the abandoned stadium nearby, a 27-acre expanse of decaying asphalt on the west bank of the Anacostia River. But this summer, it sprang to life, reincarnated as three multipurpose turf fields hosting recreational soccer leagues, kickball teams and school groups, among other events. […]

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Prince George’s gives away 9,000 backpacks at annual back-to-school party

Laurel Demkovich Reporter for the local desk covering cops and courts in D.C., Maryland and Virginia August 17 at 4:49 PM Teayana Battle wasn’t sure how she would pay for her children’s school supplies this year. She was on maternity leave this past year and didn’t have the money to purchase everything like she used […]

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Trump’s speech at a Shell plant drew thousands of workers. They were paid overtime to be there.

President Trump gets a thumbs up from Samantha Polizotto on Tuesday during his speech in Monaca, Pa. (Susan Walsh/AP) Workers at a Royal Dutch Shell plant in Monaca, Pa., were forced to choose Tuesday between attending a speech by President Trump or forgoing overtime pay that their co-workers would earn. Attendance was optional, but contract […]

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Former vice president Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC

Liz Cheney leaves the stage with her father, former vice president Richard B. Cheney, who made a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Feb. 18, 2010. (Cliff Owen/AP) Michelle Ye Hee Lee National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics August 17 at 4:36 PM Former […]

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Man fatally shot in Fairlawn neighborhood of Southeast Washington

(Clarence Williams/The Washington Post) Peter Hermann Reporter covering crime, specifically the D.C. police department August 17 at 4:30 PM A 28-year-old man was shot and killed early Saturday in the Fairlawn neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the 1500 block of 18th Street SE, between […]