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A birth control pill for men includes a side effect that has frustrated women for decades


But it could help men take more responsibility in family planning.


John Bolton will be the new national security adviser. That doesn’t mean we’re going to war — yet.


Here are three ways foreign policy advisers — and especially hawkish advisers — matter.


House budget says CDC can study gun violence


The Dickey Amendment did not prohibit the federal funding of gun research has essentially blocked that for the past two decades.

Family calls for justice after video shows Sacramento police fatally shooting black man holding phone


The mayor said questions must be answered about the death of Stephon Clark but said he wouldn’t second-guess officers’ “split-second decisions.”

Warm coats, dress shoes and messages to lawmakers: Parkland students head to D.C. for gun-control march


The youths from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High will join the March for Our Lives, less than six weeks after the mass shooting at their school.

Thursday, Mar 22


Zuckerberg built an instant gratification machine - but took his time addressing the trouble it's caused


The Facebook founder, in effect, turned on the microphone that set the expectation that CEOS would respond immediately to any crisis. When it was his turn, he didn't use it for several days.


Wild horses escape the chopping block in spending bill


The bill excludes language to allow the culling of wild horses and burros. But the battle over these American icons will continue.


Mother arrested after video of her baby smoking a small cigar goes viral — and sparks outrage

Washington Post

A warrant issued by police in Raleigh, N.C., accused Brianna Ashanti Lofton of “causing, encouraging and aiding a one-year-old child to smoke a marijuana blunt.”

Airline crew member tried to smuggle $160,000 worth of cocaine in his pants, prosecutors say


Federal officials say a Fly Jamaica Airways crew member had packages filled with white powder strapped to his legs.


This woman donated her embryos after a fertility clinic malfunction. The response astonished her.


After Niki Schaefer posted on Facebook, women contacted her from around the world offering to donate dozens of their own eggs.


Fatal crash with self-driving car was a first — like Bridget Driscoll's was 121 years ago with one of the first cars


In 1896, Driscoll became the first pedestrian killed by an automobile. The coroner hoped it would be the last, but it wasn't — just as is likely to be the case with the woman killed in Arizona by a self-driving vehicle.

This professor says the workplace is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.


"There are basically 120,000 excess deaths per year attributed to workplace conditions and they cause $190 billion in incremental health care costs."

Energy Secretary Rick Perry promises more triggers for nuclear weapons

The only U.S. facility capable of producing the triggers at the moment, Los Alamos National Laboratory, is just coming back on line after suspending production years ago because of safety concerns.


Jeffrey Toobin to his former professor Alan Dershowitz: ‘What's happened to you?’

Washington Post

"Alan, I don't know what's going on with you,” Toobin said on CNN.


Austin bomber: ‘Challenged young man’ or ‘terrorist’?

Washington Post

Authorities avoided using the “terrorist” label, instead describing Mark Anthony Conditt — a white man — as a troubled person motivated by frustrations in his life. Some on social media asked: Would he be characterized in the same way if…

Underground Railroad refuge for hundreds of slaves discovered in Philadelphia

Washington Post

William Still harbored hundreds of slaves in the 1850s, many of them in a small rowhouse that is still standing.

YouTube bans more firearms videos, days before national rally for gun control

Washington Post

YouTube users and Second Amendment advocates claim the updated policies amount to censorship


‘Our city is hurting’: Protesters swarm downtown Sacramento after deadly police shooting

Police shot Stephon Clark 20 times in his own yard Sunday night, thinking he had a gun. It was an iPhone.


Investigators searching for clues in Austin bombings say suspect appeared frustrated with his life

Washington Post

Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, who police believe is behind the blasts that killed two people and injured others, died after he detonated an explosive as officers closed in on him.

Woman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles


The woman suffered a severe allergic reaction that put her in a coma, according to a journal report.

Video released of moments before self-driving Uber car hits pedestrian

The video made available by Tempe, Ariz. police shows what the car and its safety driver could see before the collision with the woman, and also offers footage of the driver.

Wednesday, Mar 21


Bill targeting sites that host sex traffickers heads to White House

Legislation to amend the Communications Decency Act, so that websites hosting prostitution ads can be prosecuted and sued, passed the Senate less than a month after passing the House, and now goes to President Trump.

Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar praised Redfield’s research and his work running a treatment network for HIV and hepatitis C patients. Azar did not address Redfield's once-controversial positions on HIV testing during the…


Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will audit thousands of apps after 'breach of trust'

Chief executive said Facebook will audit thousands of apps in response to the “breach of trust” created by Cambridge Analytica.


Trump and Biden are both openly fantasizing about who would win in a fistfight

Biden can't stop talking about beating up Trump. The president says Biden "would go down fast and hard, crying all the way."

Heavy snow falling in the Northeast, forecast up to 14 inches from Philadelphia to N.Y.C.

This post will be updated through the day. Tuesday was the first day of spring, and another big nor’easter is hammering the Northeast with heavy snow. More than 12 inches of snow is possible from this one — a long-duration storm that began…


Supreme Court stays execution of killer whose lawyer warns he could choke on his own blood


As a young man in 1996, Russell Bucklew stalked a woman to her boyfriend’s trailer, shot the man dead, tried to shoot a fleeing child, then handcuffed the woman, dragged her into a car and raped her.

Supreme Court gives Texas inmate chance to secure funds that could help him avoid death penalty

The justices said the lower courts were too restrictive in denying funds in one of two cases in which they sided with defendants.


Teenage twins needed liver transplants. One of them lived long enough to get his.

The brothers had been diagnosed last year with Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver as the result of a gene mutation. But while waiting to be put on the organ transplant list, one developed an aggressive form of cancer.