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Putting on your ‘professional hands’

A nurse prepares a flu vaccine injection. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) By Melissa Beth Behl April 22 at 8:18 PM Melissa Beth Behl is studying for a master’s degree at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. For the first time, I was present as one of my patients died. I had...
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When bootleggers and Baptists converge

A woman exhales vapor from an e-cigarette. (Phil Noble/Reuters) By George F. Will Opinion writer April 22 at 7:57 PM Smoking, said England’s King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later...
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Dionne: The Gingrich-Adams lesson on federal spending

President Obama, with Dr. Nancy Sullivan, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, center, both of the National Institutes of Health. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion writer April 22 at 8:13 PM Let us now praise Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich. There...
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Editorial: Amidst an economic crisis, Greek leaders are playing to the demos

Marching protesters in Athens carry a banner that reads, “Write off the debt now.” (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images) By Editorial Board April 21 at 8:23 PM THE ELECTION victory of Greece’s Syriza party in January thrilled left-wing populists across Europe — but...
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Marcus: Does the Boston Marathon bomber deserve to die?

An undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Associated Press) By Ruth Marcus Columnist April 21 at 8:21 PM How should we think about whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves the death penalty? Perhaps you oppose the...
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Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

Capitol Hill police and others lift a gyrocopter that landed on the Capitol lawn on April 15. (Paul J. Richards/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer April 21 at 8:21 PM When postal worker Doug Hughes — otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude —...
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Editorial: A city’s trust, severed in Baltimore

Edward Brown speaks at a protest outside City Hall about Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Amy Davis/AP) By Editorial Board April 21 at 8:24 PM ONCE AGAIN, a black man has died, unaccountably, at the hands of police in an American city. Once again, indignant...
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The story behind the woman who helped make healthy eating cool

Nora Pouillon, left, owner of Restaurant Nora, and Naomi Duguid, a cookbook writer from Toronto. (Andre Chung/For The Washington Post) By Jennifer Reese April 21 at 1:46 PM MY ORGANIC LIFE How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today By Nora Pouillon with Laura Fraser...
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vanden Heuvel: Today’s GOP is out of sync with Cuban Americans

Cuban and American flags wave in the Miami neighborhood of Little Havana. (Lynne Sladky/ASSOCIATED PRESS) By Katrina vanden Heuvel April 21 at 8:01 AM “I probably have six Cuban grandmothers, and ten Cuban mothers,” joked then-Florida governor Jeb Bush at the Cuban Liberty...