Category: Washington Post

Signs of progress emerge as Sacramento protests over Stephon Clark’s killing remain tense

By Rob Kuznia and Sawsan Morrar 

(Wash Post)

The 20 shots that police fired at Stephon Clark, killing the unarmed black father of two last month, have ignited protests that shut down major roadways, blocked entry to an NBA game and created a seemingly ever-present tension in the streets of California’s capital. That conflict came to a head Saturday night.

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What Trump’s State of the Union address sounded like in eight American living rooms

By Jenna Johnson (with eight contributing writers)

(Wash Post)

Throughout the speech, Trump repeatedly called for unity and declared that “there has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.” But his message was delivered to a nation with many different — and often opposing — perspectives on what that dream is. Here’s what happened in eight American living rooms as Trump spoke.

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At national parks, the confusing reality of the government shutdown’s first day

By Rob Kuznia, Deby Dixon and Diana Crandall

(Washington Post)

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Jay Brown and Michelle Tukel picked a surreal weekend to visit sprawling Joshua Tree National Park. They arrived from Detroit to find the Southern California desert covered with a morning dusting of snow, and it was — briefly — colder than Michigan. Stranger yet, the popular park was open but eerily devoid of staff.

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