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MedStar Health reaches 500K telehealth visits during pandemic

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The MedStar Health system has logged more than 500,000 video visits in this pandemic-transformed year, a milestone that showcases how telehealth has transformed medical services such as primary care, behavioral health and even cardiology. The half-million online visits that had ...

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Supreme Court to weigh Trump plan to exclude noncitizens from census

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a politically charged case over whether the Trump administration can exclude non-citizens from being counted in the census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants when calculating how congressional seats are apportioned among the states. The unprecedented proposal would have the effect of shifting both political ...

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No more presidential debates? No problem

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The first presidential debate — just over a week ago, if calculated in ordinary time — was a nightmare. Moderator Chris Wallace failed to keep President Donald Trump under control, and the dominant memory is of three white men in ...

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Recalling Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A ‘precise female’

People light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The most gratifying words of praise I’ve ever received were also the tersest: “Just right,” penciled in the margin of a draft opinion I had written as a clerk at the Supreme Court. The author of those words, Justice Ruth ...

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Judges in D.C. threatened, harassed after high-profile, political cases

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan began receiving hundreds of calls, emails and letters in May after he refused to go along with the Justice Department's unusual request to immediately drop the prosecution of Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.  (The Washington Post/Dominic Bracco II)

WASHINGTON — After a recent court hearing in a high-profile, politically charged case, judges on the powerful federal appeals court in Washington received an onslaught of harassing, profane phone calls to their chambers. The angry calls from citizens unhappy with ...

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Trump calls for stimulus payments and massive economic relief bill

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking about the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts from Finland, in the Oval Office at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on congressional Republicans to support a massive economic relief bill with “much higher numbers” and stimulus payments for Americans, abruptly proposing an entirely different plan from what the Senate GOP sought to ...

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Government misconduct behind many wrongful convictions, study finds

Robert Duboise is pictured at his new home in Tampa, Florida, after being released from prison last month. The Florida man, who spent the last 37 years in prison on a rape and murder charge, was freed from prison after officials discovered dramatic new evidence that proved his innocence. In his case, prosecutors worked with defense attorneys to help get Duboise has freedem. (Martha Asencio Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

When a prisoner is granted their freedom because they were wrongly convicted of a crime, the focus turns to the years — or decades — they spent behind bars, their feelings upon release and their hopes for the future. But ...

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Diagnosis for doctors: Less money, greater hardship, more video

Dr. James McNabb interviews a patient before her routine physical . MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Logan Cyrus

The wedding band is gone. So are his class ring, his wristwatch, the neckties he has worn for decades – even the white coat with his name embroidered in blue. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, James McNabb has ...

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