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She survived the Charleston church shooting. Now she feels rejected by her house of worship.

Since 1966, at least 1,165 people have been killed in 163 mass shootings across the United States. The numbers are staggering, yet death tolls don’t capture the devastating ripple effects of gun violence on survivors.
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The land was worth millions. A Big Ag corporation sold it to Sonny Perdue’s company for $250,000.

An investigation by The Washington Post has found that agricultural company Archer-Daniels-Midland sold a grain storage plant worth millions for a fraction of its value to Sonny Perdue shortly before he became secretary of agriculture.
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Inside the investigation of an officer who killed a teen threatening suicide

Experts say the probe missed key steps and favored the officer's perception.
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'I'm still trying to understand': Family speaks out after 15-year-old's suicide

During the pandemic, studies have shown a stark increase in symptoms of anxiety and depression among adolescents and young adults, according to the CDC. One in four young adults said they seriously contemplated taking their own life. By speaking publicly about her brother's death, Hannah Zang hopes to normalize talking about suicide and seeking professional help for mental health concerns. Post health reporter William Wan and CDC statistician Sally Curtin comment on the country’s broken mental health infrastructure.
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Life in limbo for wounded former Afghan fighter

During the war in Afghanistan, Tabesh was a member of a clandestine U.S.-trained counterterrorism force known as the Zero Units. He and his family relocated to the United States in 2021, after troops withdrew from Afghanistan. Like many Afghan refugees, he has struggled to obtain permanent legal status and financial stability.
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The city wanted to help him. He wound up shot and killed.

Jahmeze Williams was one of about 230 people the D.C. government dubbed “People of Promise,” a list of those considered most at risk of committing violence — or becoming a victim of violence themselves. Williams was shot and killed in May, 13 days after city records show the government last contacted him.
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Gianandrea Noseda’s secret instruments

Noseda’s personal investment in the instruments — collectively valued at $5 million — is less the indulgence of a collector than the intervention of an artist. Though the instruments account for a fraction of the string section, and while the average ear might not register their individual timbral nuances and tonal hues, the net effect, to Noseda, is a closer connection between his players and the music.
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Wounded officers say gun fired without them pulling trigger

Four officers and military veterans, who allege their SIG P320 pistols discharged without a trigger pull, spoke to The Post and The Trace about their injuries.
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Opinion | Lessons from Ahmaud Arbery's killing that you already knew

The killing of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on Feb. 23 has punctuated what many African Americans already feel: Fear changes black bodies into threats. This rendition of the poem ‘Black 101’ memorializes the innocent lives that poet Frank X Walker says are terrorized by white rage. Part of this video appears to show Arbery’s fatal shooting. Two white men, Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, have been arrested and charged with murder.
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What Breonna Taylor’s killing reveals about police use of no-knock warrants

No-knock raids, considered one of the most dangerous and intrusive policing tactics, have been at the center of a debate in recent years over police use of force. At least 22 people have been killed by police nationwide carrying out no-knock warrants since 2015, according to a Post investigation.
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How the Capitol attack unfolded, from inside Trump's rally to the riot | Opinion

On the morning of Jan. 6, there were signs of the violence to come even before thousands of former president Donald Trump loyalists besieged the U.S. Capitol.
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The improbability of Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi was raised to be holy, not speaker of the House. But the daughter of a Baltimore mayor eventually joined the family trade, running for Congress in her 40s after raising five children. Now, as she turns 80 on March 26, she is the most powerful woman in American history.
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How U.S. leaders deliberately misled the public about America’s longest war

A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post in 2019 revealed that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable. Nearly twenty years after the war began, President Biden has decided to withdraw troops.
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'Tank Man' photographer: 'I will never forget the laughter'

Jeff Widener’s iconic ‘Tank Man’ photograph came to symbolize the brutality of the crackdown in China's Tiananmen Square. Thirty years later, Widener shares new details about his experience covering the massacre.
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'We were all survivors of a massacre': Tiananmen protest leader remembers crackdown

Wu’er Kaixi was a prominent leader of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China. He and other students led a hunger strike and met with then-Premier Li Peng to demand freedom and dialogue. After the Tiananmen crackdown, Wu'er was listed on China’s most wanted list. Thirty years later, he still lives in exile.
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'We shall never surrender': Three days of chaos in Hong Kong

Over the past few days, Hong Kong descended into some of the worst violence yet between protesters and police. But young people upset with China’s influence in the autonomous territory say they are undeterred by the aggressive actions of the Hong Kong police force, Beijing’s growing intimidation and the start of a new school year. The events of the past weekend show how the concerns of Hong Kongers are not going away.
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