National Headlines

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is taking up her post as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
Millions of people have joined a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj, where devotees take a dip at Sangam, the sacred confluence of several rivers. There, they bathe on certain days considered to be auspicious in the belief that they will be cleansed of all [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
With new developments for Covax and favorable signs from national rollouts, the global vaccine supply debate may be moving in a positive direction. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
South African athlete Caster Semenya is bringing her legal fight to participate in women’s sports to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), her latest bid to “put an end to the longstanding human rights violations by World Athletics against women athletes.” The lawsuit from the two-time Olympic champion challenges [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Time
Caster Semenya is going to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge rules that prohibit her from running in certain track events because of her high levels of natural testosterone [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
Ranchers and breeders are still calculating their losses. ‘It was heartbreaking,’ one says. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
Joyce Flores says she tried to convince the Virginia Department of Corrections officers for hours that the article inside her vagina was a tampon and not contraband. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
India has rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acknowledged sharing coronavirus vaccines with a number of friendly countries that have given favors to Israel in the past [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: New York Times – World
The secretary of state will hold meetings with America’s key neighbors amid new challenges on immigration and energy. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
The two countries regularly exchange artillery fire in the disputed region of Kashmir. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
The crowdsourced guide collects anonymous gripes and pins every grievance on an interactive map, creating a record of the irritating sounds and sights of Japan. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: New York Times – World
Spectators are told to refrain from shouting and cheering — and ideally watch online — as the flame passes through Japan. [...]
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Source: Washington Post World
A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017. [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Source: New York Times – US
NASA’s Perseverance rover is the gift that keeps on giving. In the wake of the rover’s awe-inspiring touchdown on Mars on Feb 18, an event that brought over 20 million people together to watch NASA’s livestream of the successful landing, there was even more to the incredible spectacle than met the [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Source: Time
A global vaccine-sharing program begins. [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Source: New York Times – World
CULIACAN, Mexico — Despite her status as the wife of the world’s most notorious drug boss, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Emma Coronel Aispuro lived mostly in obscurity — until her husband went to prison for life. Then, suddenly, she was a presence on social media. There was talk of launching a [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Source: Time
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws’ architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals. The Parliament on Thursday passed the final amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Source: Time
The Carters have long been devoted members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. — both of them as deacons, and he, for decades, as a Sunday school teacher. [...]
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
Source: New York Times – US

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