Marcus: Kids now in the driver’s seat

Ruth Marcus Columnist Ruth Marcus is a columnist and editorial writer for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. This was a bittersweet Independence Day for me. Not the Fourth of July. In our family, the weekend ushered in a different sort of...
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Commercial drones are ready for takeoff

By Gary Shapiro July 4 at 7:37 PM Gary Shapiro is chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association. Lightweight commercial drone aircraft are poised to transform industries from online retail to film and photography to farming and even Internet signal delivery. But delays...

King: No permanent victories against racism

They came from all over the country: Colorado Springs; Granada Hills, Calif.; Groton, Conn; Chicago; Philadelphia; and Westhampton, N.Y. They were Dunbar High School alumni responding to a call to gather at Bolling Air Force Base last Saturday to celebrate the birthday of Paul...

FCC’s ‘fast lane’ Internet plan threatens free exchange of ideas

By Yancey Strickler July 4 at 7:40 PM Yancey Strickler is chief executive and co-founder of Kickstarter. The world was introduced to Kickstarter when our Web site went live in 2009. But the idea had been around much longer: Company co-founder Perry Chen came up with it in 2001....
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Will: The Supreme Court reins in government bullies

George F. Will Opinion Writer George F. Will writes a twice-weekly column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He began his column with The Post in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He is also a contributor to FOX News’ daytime and...
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Neymar in doubt for World Cup semifinals

Brazil’s Neymar is carried away on a stretcher during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool) Brazil’s Neymar is carried away on a stretcher...
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Brazil wins, but may have lost Neymar for semis

Brazil’s Thiago Silva, bottom, celebrates with Paulinho after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Brazil’s...

Video shows officer punching woman on LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol said Friday it is investigating video of one of its officers straddling a woman and punching her in the head as she lay on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown...
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Brazil beats Colombia 2-1 to reach semifinals

Brazil’s Thiago Silva, bottom, celebrates with Paulinho after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Brazil’s...

Brazil beats Colombia 2-1 to reach semifinals

Brazil’s Thiago Silva, bottom, celebrates with Paulinho after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Brazil’s...