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Washington and Lee renames buildings, replaces military portraits of its namesakes

Washington and Lee University makes changes that are part of an ongoing reexamination of the school's history.

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The 1970 White House meeting was certainly one of the most absurd and ironic encounters in American history.

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Growing miniature human retinas from stem cells could help scientists understand how color vision develops and lead to therapies for vision loss.

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Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 murder became a symbol for the gay rights movement, will be interred at Washington National Cathedral

The 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, tortured and left to die 20 years ago. For years, his parents have been afraid to bury him out of concern the site would draw anti-gay protests. The National Cathedral will inter Shepard's remains in its crypt on Oct. 26.

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Half of Americans of European descent could potentially be identified through genetic genealogy data.

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Andrew Cockburn suggested the GOP candidate, an Air Force veteran who planned bombing raids, was “snorkeling.”

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More than twice as many Democrats have asked for absentee ballots this year compared with 2014.

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Features in the skull suggest young diplodocuses struck out on their own from a very early age, authors of a new study say.

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The new museum commemorates its heroes and has a wide range of interactive views into life in law enforcement.

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Jesse Colvin is an Afghan vet with an Ivy League degree who thinks voters are longing for the center.

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In a world that sorts kids by male or female, being a transgender middle school student is still difficult

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The program has served more than 7,700 households and provided more than $210 million in down payment and closing cost assistance.

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Master sommeliers stripped of coveted titles after cheating taints wine-tasting test

They spent years preparing for the notoriously difficult blind wine-tasting exam, only for the actions of one person to ruin everything.

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The boa constrictor got out of its cage -- somehow -- and set off an alarm at Hayfield High School in Alexandria, Va. No one was hurt.

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Officials are inspecting possible faulty engine fuel tubes after a crash in South Carolina.

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