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Struggle is a natural part of learning

Austen Kassinger teaches second grade in Denver. I was determined to make Mrs. Hall’s list. Our tough fourth-grade math teacher was infamous for her sharp comments — “You look like a lost ball in high weeds” — as well as her annual prize to the few students she deemed...

Can the Va. GOP rise to the challenge of climate change?

The National Climate Assessment released last month tells us that climate disruption and its heat, droughts and floods are already upon us, bringing abrupt, at times catastrophic, change to the United States. It also tells us that things will continue to worsen, especially if we...

Can monarchies survive?

Jim Hoagland is a contributing editor to The Post. Growing up on a farm in the red clay foothills of the Appalachians did not dispose me to view monarchy as a useful political system. The person who did the most to change that belief was Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who...
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Editorial: The number of jobs grows, but not labor force participation

U.S. BUSINESS is once again creating jobs in bunches. Payrolls increased 217,000 in May, according to Friday’s monthly update from the Labor Department; it was the fourth straight month of above-200,000 employment growth. All 8.7 million jobs lost during the Great Recession...
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Editorial: Endorsements for Prince George’s County Council

IT’S BEEN about 25 years since a sitting member of the Prince George’s County Council sought reelection and lost; the last time it happened, an incumbent was convicted on corruption charges just before Election Day and ended up backing his write-in opponent. Had the...
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Seattle student pepper-sprayed, tackled gunman

Shooting suspect Aaron Ybarra, left, is led in chains to a court hearing at a King County Jail courtroom Friday, June 6, 2014, in Seattle. Ybarra was arrested in the killing of a 19-year-old student and wounding of two other young people Thursday at Seattle Pacific University....
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Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What’s known and what’s not

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban have released a video showing the...
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Lawsuit challenges North Dakota gay marriage ban

Jill Winkler, left, and Pamela Dietzler exchange rings as they are married at the Milwaukee County Courthouse June 6, 2014, in Milwaukee. Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban and...
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D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

One of three helicopters showered 1-million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Friday, June 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) One of three helicopters showered...
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Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught

Jeff Pyke places a note outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police headquarters in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Friday, June 6, 2014. The suspect in the killing of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police was arrested unarmed early Friday, ending a massive manhunt that paralyzed much of the...