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Gerald Riggs emerges from the end zone after scoring one of his two touchdowns for the Redskins vs. the Falcons in a Jan. 1992 playoff game (John McDonnell)
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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 1:42 PM
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One fraternity in Oklahoma has gone viral after combining three things you don't normally see together: Jean shorts (a.k.a. jorts), fanny packs and a stellar dance routine. The routine, performed by the men of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at the University of Central Oklahoma, was part of a homecoming event at the public university in Edmond. By Thursday morning, the video had millions of views on Facebook. “None of us expected for us to blow up the way that it has,” said Cameron Golshani, the fraternity’s chapter president. “But we’re obviously ecstatic with it getting the exposure.” The brothers have taken that exposure and run with it: using the Internet fame to highlight their fundraising effort for the Special Olympics, the organization’s national philanthropy. “We’re glad that all of you enjoyed the video as much as we enjoyed performing it,” the fraternity said in a statement posted to Facebook. “Though we are thrilled that our video has reached such heights, we also understand that we have a greater responsibility to affect positive social change.” For the full video and story, click the link in our bio.
Byron and Joanne Bartlett stand on the grounds of their burned property in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, California. Residents are now being allowed to return to their burned homes to grieve and search through remains. Around 5,700 homes and businesses have been destroyed by the fires, the deadliest in California's history. The Bartletts posted a sign near their property that says "Firefighters ... Thank you for trying! The Bartletts." (Photo:@afpphoto/Josh Edelson/Getty Images)
Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue on to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 19, 2017. (Photo: @reuters /Jorge Silva)
A British Library staff worker looks at artwork during the "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibition at the British Library in London, England, October 18, 2017. The new British Library exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. (Photo: Andy Rain/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
A red star in the ceiling of the Great Auditorium in the mammoth Great Hall of the People, a huge monument to Chinese Communist authoritarianism in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Some thirty yards below the star, Chinese President Xi Jinping is standing at a podium, delivering a keynote speech to more than 2,200 delegates to the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. (Photo: @simondenyer/@washingtonpost)
Former President Barack Obama greets supporters after joining New Jersey Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy at a rally in Newark, New Jersey on October 19, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Mark Makela)
White House chief of staff John F. Kelly’s voice grew thin at points during an extraordinary and emotional briefing, as questions about President Donald Trump’s handling of the Niger deaths and other military losses swamped the White House this week. Kelly told reporters he counseled Trump on what to say to families of those killed on the battlefield, lending his credibility as a retired four-star general who also lost his son in battle. He also said “it stuns me” that Democratic Rep. Frederica S. Wilson listened in on a call, which was heard on speakerphone, between Trump and the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. (Video: @reuters)
A security officer keeps watch behind a curtain on the second day of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on October 19, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Peter/@reuters)
Police officers stand guard during a fire at the popular Kandawgyi Palace hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. “I’ll never forget looking up and seeing the night sky turned red,” said American David Powers, who escaped the blaze with his wife, 4-year-old daughter and their passports, phones and wallets. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/@reuters)
Indian amateur wrestlers participate in a friendly wrestling competition on a make-shift ring at the junction of a busy road in Kolkata on October 18, 2017. The competition was part of celebrations marking Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and commemorates the return of Hindu deity Rama to his birthplace Ayodhya after victory against the demon king Ravana. (Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar/@afpphoto/Getty Images)
The sun rises over Vineyards in Nordheim, eastern France, on October 18, 2017. (Photo: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:47 PM
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Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau shed tears as he spoke about the death of Gord Downie, the frontman for the band Tragically Hip whose songs about Canada lodged themselves deep into the nation’s consciousness. Trudeau spoke to reporters on Wednesday shortly after Downie’s family announced the singer had died Tuesday evening. He was 53. Downie, dubbed Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, had glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. He died with his children and family close by, according to a statement from his family. “Gord was my friend,” said a visibly shaken Trudeau. “But Gord was everyone’s friend." (Photo: Adam Scotti/Prime Minister's Office via Reuters)
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:17 PM
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Bad blood 🔥. It was a heated exchange with Sen. Al Franken that started Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Russia problems earlier this year, and the rancor between the two men spilled over to Round 2 on Wednesday. They got into a testy back and forth during Sessions's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Franken accusing Sessions of repeatedly “moving the goal posts” on his denials of contacts with Russians, and Sessions accusing Franken of being “totally unfair.” The normally understated Sessions appeared visibly angry at certain points, exclaiming, “I don’t have to sit here and listen to his charges without having a chance to respond. Give me a break.” For all of Franken's efforts over their 15-minute exchange, he didn't really get Sessions to expand upon much. But that doesn't mean it wasn't entertaining.
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 5:51 PM
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There was a time, even he’ll admit it, when @letterman cared about nothing more than his TV show. Today, as he tries to keep up with his son Harry, 13, that former life baffles him. He must miss it terribly, right? Nope. “Not for a second,” he says. That brooding guy on television, he shrugs, was “a different man.” It's true, Letterman has changed. He's not the same guy you remember seeing every weeknight. Once known for his clean shaven face and big smile, he now dons a bushy white beard. And his outlook is different. The smile is still around, though, and at 70, he remains a masterful storyteller — infinitely curious and as quick as a whip. But since leaving late night, he’s avoided his old playing field. He doesn’t watch. He hasn’t visited as a guest. He occupies his time with other things. Instead of telling jokes and stories in front of millions, he just tells them to Harry. And he loves where life has brought him. Get to know him again by reading our full profile on the former Late Night star: Link in bio. (Photos by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post.)
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 2:26 PM
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The body of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, one of the U.S. Special Forces soldiers who was killed at the border of Niger and Mali on Oct. 4, arrived in Miami on Tuesday. His death was part of the deadliest combat incident since President Trump took office. In his call with Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, Trump told her, “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway,” according to the account of Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.), who was riding in a limousine with Johnson when the president called and heard the conversation on speakerphone. “He made her cry,” Wilson said. The congresswoman said she wanted to take the phone and “curse him out,” but that the Army sergeant holding the phone would not let her speak to the president. In a tweet Wednesday, Trump claimed Wilson “totally fabricated” her account of his call to the widow. Trump went on to back up his assertion by insisting he has “proof.” But Wilson stood her ground. Speaking on MSNBC, she called Trump’s call “horrible” and “insensitive.” “She was in tears. She was in tears. And she said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name,’” said Wilson. (Source: WPLG/AP)
On Tuesday, U.S.-backed forces claimed to have full control of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s onetime capital and most symbolically important stronghold. The militant group — once known as al-Qaeda in Iraq — began seizing key cities in 2014 with the capture of Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul. They continued to acquire land in Iraq until the end of 2015, when opposing forces started pushing the militants out of the cities. It retreated from Mosul, its last urban center in Iraq, in July 2017. With the loss of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s remaining areas of concentration are mostly in Syria’s Deir al-Zour and Iraq’s Anbar provinces, and a few scattered pockets elsewhere. In this photo by @kilicbil, a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (the group backed by U.S. special forces) looks out from a building on the front line in the Islamic State's crumbling stronghold. (Photo via @afpphoto/Getty Images)
The milky way is pictured from the top of Schonguetsch mountain above Lake Brienz, in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 16 October 2017. (Photo by Anthony Anex/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
The string of active volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its “Ring of Fire” name lately, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and unsettling part of southwestern Japan. The 450 or so volcanoes that make up the ring outline where the massive Pacific Plate grinds against other plates that form the Earth’s crust, creating a 25,000-mile long zone prone to earthquakes and other seismic upheaval. Mount Sinabung in Indonesia, pictured above, is one of those volcanoes and spews thick smoke and ash high into the atmosphere almost daily. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity, it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since. (Photo: @afpphoto/Ivan Damanik/Getty Images)
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 7:45 PM
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It’s finally time to unpack your sweaters and fall coats. Summer — which some would say overstayed its welcome — is over. We can safely say an extended period of warm temperatures and such high humidity won’t happen again in Washington this year. After the coolest start to September in 86 years, 16 of 17 days hit at least 80 degrees Sept. 12 to 28 — including three days above 90. Then, 10 of the first 15 days of October hit 75 degrees or higher. Now things are finally starting to cool off. In all, by our criteria, summer lasted just over four months — which is pretty par for the course in recent years in the region. (This 2015 photo in Alexandria, Va. is by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. refugee agency. The UNHCR video shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya trudging along a narrow strip of land alongside what appears to a rain-swollen creek in southern Bangladesh. The line of refugees stretches for a miles. Witnesses say a new wave of refugees started crossing the border over the weekend. Several said that they were stopped by Bangladeshi border guards and spent the night in muddy rice fields. In Geneva on Tuesday, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic said an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya had fled since Sunday night — raising the overall total to 582,000 refugees who have left Myanmar since Aug. 25. #myanmar #rohingya #rohingyamuslims #refugees