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7 books that will help ease the back-to-school transition

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Picture books to help children get ready for, and excited about, a new school year.

Carolyn Hax: A marriage mess created by one wrong after another

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His biggest emotional crime? Wasting her time.

Ask Amy: DNA testing reveals family secret

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Reader gets email from woman who reveals that grandfather had an affair.

Hints From Heloise: A peaceful break

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Reader shares her love of meditation.

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Miss Manners: Way too much worrying over one woman’s wedding wardrobe

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90-year-old grandma is bullied over what she would like to wear.

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Nationals bench players get the team through tough times

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Injuries haven’t hurt as much because solid players are ready to do their part.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ somehow sinks to new low with media-bashing damage control

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After months of rumors about why ABC’s hit “Bachelor in Paradise” shut down production after allegations of possible misconduct between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, the show — which was cleared in an investigation —…

Kim Kardashian recounts ‘legendary’ karaoke session with Barack Obama

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Karaoke isn’t exactly Kim Kardashian’s go-to pastime — in fact, she’s only attended a singalong session once, and she was too nervous to grab the mic herself. But maybe that’s because former president Barack Obama happened to be in the…

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Summer calls for recipes that are slow and easy

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Use your slow cooker to dispatch bounties of vegetables, make a sweet dessert and more.

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The Michelin Guide introduces a new designation - but it's no big prize

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Yes, just being included is an honor when it comes to the Michelin Guide.

So, what’s up with Melania Trump during these interesting times?

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The always smoldering dumpster fire of the Trump presidency is at four-alarm levels, but at least one inhabitant of Trump World is managing to have a low-key summer: the first lady. Since returning just over a month ago from Paris, where…

This week should put the nail in the coffin for ‘both sides’ journalism

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True fairness in covering President Trump cannot be the reporting of false equivalencies.

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Charlottesville mourns woman killed in rally that turned violent

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Heather Heyer remembered as someone who wanted respect for all.

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore lead protest outside Trump Tower: ‘We have to fight’

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After President Trump doubled down on his assertion that “both sides” were responsible for the deadly violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville on Saturday, scores of celebrities have taken to social media to excoriate his…

Sorry to break your heart, but you probably can't eat at the Cheetos restaurant

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With more than 1,000 people on the wait list for the Spotted Cheetah, you probably won't get a chance to try mac'n'Cheetos -- unless you make them yourself.

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Shopping Cart: Sara and Mark Kelley’s crottin cheese from Keswick Creamery

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The funky cheese is available at the Bloomingdale, Dupont and Takoma Park farmers markets.

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I'm a teacher in Charlottesville. This is how I'll talk to students about what happened.

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When classes resume next week, this is what I plan to do. Parents can do the same.

Wednesday, Aug 16

‘Astonishing’: Late-night hosts process Trump’s news conference

On Monday, the late-night TV hosts got serious as they talked about the horrific events in Charlottesville over the weekend — and President Trump’s delayed reaction. On Tuesday night, their disbelief continued after the president’s “off…

‘Enough is enough’: Read Jimmy Kimmel’s (mostly) serious plea to Trump voters

The late-night comedians all had some thoughts about President Trump’s combative news conference on Tuesday, but ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel took a different approach. After the required monologue jokes, Kimmel got serious, addressing Trump voters…

Carolyn Hax: Don’t pry, but offer to help your neighbor

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A reader is unsure how to approach woman who became bald.

For the Trump Internet, the president's 'alt-left' comments were an 'epic' takedown

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When Trump partially blamed the 'alt-left' for the violence in Charlottesville, the Trump Internet thought he sounded just like them.

Tuesday, Aug 15

‘He didn’t learn this at home’: What do you do if your child sides with neo-Nazis?

The Internet makes the teachings of unvarnished, unapologetic racism accessible to anyone, but it's also being used to expose the white supremacists and Nazi sympathizers who gathered in Charlottesville. One father confronts his son, a…

'He is not a president': Read Seth Meyers's blistering takedown of Trump's reaction to Charlottesville

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Multiple late-night comedians got very serious, but Meyers — one of the most vocal Trump critics — immediately stuck out.

Scaramucci on Colbert: 'I thought I’d last longer than a carton of milk'

The Mooch defended Trump on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" -- but had harsh words for Priebus and Bannon.

Carolyn Hax: Raise a child, not a gender

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Discrimination exists, but should it be a single-issue mind-set for the parent of a girl?

Monday, Aug 14

A Twitter campaign is outing people who marched with white nationalists in Charlottesville

Some college students are defending themselves against charges of racism, and a hot dog worker lost his job.

Charlottesville white nationalist demonstrator loses job at libertarian hot dog shop

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Berkeley's Top Dog says Cole White resigned voluntarily.

John Oliver blasts Trump on Charlottesville: 'Doesn't get easier than disavowing Nazis.'

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The late-night host said condemning Nazis would be a no-brainer for any president — but not for Trump.

'Game of Thrones' recap: In 'Eastwatch' it's more reunions and one very unexpected announcement

Trouble brews in Winterfell, old friends and relatives reacquaint themselves and Jon Snow returns his focus to the biggest battle of them all.

Sunday, Aug 13

Is Fox News a stalwart defender of the press freedoms it depends upon?

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Perhaps it matters who’s president. “Chilling,” the network cried when one of its reporters was targeted in a leak case by Barack Obama’s Justice Department. So where’s the outrage now?

Evan Birnholz's Aug. 13 Post Magazine crossword, “Unnecessary Roughness"

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Figuring out what's unnecessary is necessary to unlocking this puzzle's meta.

Rizik’s has been dressing D.C. women since Teddy Roosevelt was president. It’s not stopping now.

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The venerable clothing boutique has reopened after a renovation, with new management

Carolyn Hax: Bridesmaid is priced out of friend’s ballooning wedding plans

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What started as a small ceremony in a park has grown into a big, fancy affair.

Saturday, Aug 12

How James Damore went from Google engineer to right-wing Internet hero

He wrote a 10-page internal memo arguing that the company’s current diversity initiatives were “discriminatory” and that the company should focus more on “ideological” diversity. He was fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

Carolyn Hax: He doesn’t get decide whether he ‘deserves’ a second chance

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Taking him back after he ditched you to watch TV is your call. But if you’re still on the fence . . .

Judge throws out radio DJ’s case against Taylor Swift in groping trial

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One day after Taylor Swift took the stand in court to defend herself against allegations that she got a Denver country radio DJ fired after false accusations that he groped her, a judge has thrown out the DJ’s claims, citing insufficient…