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From left, Charlie Laughlin, Leeta Gill and Sen Francis talk while attending an Autism Self Advocacy Network gathering in British Columbia on June 18. Illustrates AUTISM (category a), by Sandhya Somashekhar, (c) 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Monday, July 20, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Photo by Ben Nelms for The Washington Post.)

Adults With Autism Want Acceptance, Not Cure

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Langley, British Columbia — Alanna Whitney was a weird kid. She had a strange knack for pronouncing long words. Anchovies on pizza could send her cowering under a table. Her ability to geek out on subjects like Greek mythology and world religions could be unsettling. She drank liquids obsessively, and in her teens her extreme water intake landed her in …

Dance DJ Mixes Multiple Music Genres

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Writer and the Serial Killer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Few journalists are lucky enough to stumble into stories that grab the national consciousness for decades. And when they do, even fewer are lucky enough to know their subjects intimately enough before the news breaks to offer readers not just a scoop, but a kind of dual biography. Ann Rule, who died last …

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution On Airliner

Thursday, July 30, 2015

United Nations — Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine attended a meeting …

F-150 Gets Mixed Crash Test Results

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Detroit — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. The four-door Super Crew version of the 2015 F-150 got top ratings in all five of the crash tests …

College Sex Assault Bill May Get Vote in Senate

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Washington — A Senate committee explored possible responses to sexual assault in college Wednesday during a hearing that suggested there is bipartisan momentum for legislation to address what has emerged as a key issue on many campuses. “There should be no question that sexual violence on campus is …

Debris Offers Lead on Missing Plane

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Washington — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety …

Convicted Spy Granted Parole

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Washington — Jonathan Pollard, the U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s and sentenced to life in prison, has been granted parole and will be released in November, according to his lawyers. …

Insurance Prices Lower for Couples

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Your driving record seems a legitimate risk for insurers to consider when they price auto insurance. But your marital status? Yes, young men in red sports cars will pay more for coverage than everyone else, but it’s hard to see how being widowed, divorced or separated has much …

Dentist Accused of Poaching Beloved Lion

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Harare, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly …

For Chinese Investors, a Crisis of Faith

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beijing — Another day, another stock rout. And the Chinese government can’t seem to stop the slip. Chinese stocks sank again Tuesday, with the Shanghai Composite dropping 1.7 percent, on top of Monday’s 8.5 percent tumble, and Shenzhen Composite losing 2.2 percent. The volatility ended three weeks of …

Teens Strayed Into Open Ocean

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tequesta, Fla. — Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival. The Coast Guard …

Administration Officials Defend Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Washington — Three Cabinet secretaries on Tuesday defended the Iran nuclear agreement before hostile members of Congress who heaped scorn on the deal, on Iran and on the negotiators. Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz …