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Caps’ Burakovsky to have surgery, out rest of first round

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus. Coach Barry Trotz says Burakovsky could return if his team advances deeper in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Burako...

Renegade Province: the grail?

Collecting....Last week Jon Sullivan, the scholar of things Taiwan and China, apparently located the first use of "renegade province" to describe Taiwan in the English-language media. Is it this NYTimes piece from 1982? Can't find an earlier one about Taiwan...Last Tuesday, Peking and Washington ann...

Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US

America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any...

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn’t hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmoth...