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11/20/2014 - 2:51pm

    The two men in the rented red Nissan Altima were poker players traveling through Iowa on their way to Las Vegas. The police were state troopers on the hunt for criminals, contraband and cash.

    They intersected last year on a rural stretch of...

11/20/2014 - 2:20pm

    Reginald Latson's path to solitary confinement began four years ago as he waited for the public library to open in Stafford County, Va.

     Latson, known as Neli, has an IQ of 69 and is...

11/13/2014 - 4:05pm

    If I asked you to help pay college tuition for youngsters from wealthy families in Potomac, Md., or McLean, Va., my guess is you would not be enthusiastic.

    But if you are taxed in Maryland or...

11/13/2014 - 4:04pm

    Mike Weisser is my favorite gun dealer. The longtime proprietor of the Ware Gun Shop in Ware, Massachusetts, Weisser, 70, estimates he has sold more than 40,000 guns in his career as a wholesaler and retailer. He also has a nice little business teaching a...

11/13/2014 - 4:02pm

    Uber, the car-summoning service, got some flak not long ago for "surge" pricing. Customers complained about its policy of raising prices charged for trips at times of high demand. That might happen on New Year's Eve, in the teeth of a monsoon...

11/13/2014 - 3:57pm

    Just days before the midterm elections, we got the latest alarm: The globe is heating up like a griddle, and we're just lolling here like eggs.

    This happened Sunday, when a U.N. panel issued...

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