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While the world is focused on potentially disastrous effects of Greenland's melting ice cap, residents living on the territory are struggling to resolve a very different problem🔹

The issue they’re facing: how to tap the wealth of natural resources without inviting the environmental and political problems that have devastated other developing nations🔹

Right now, Greenland badly needs new sources of income to provide jobs and combat chronic social ills🔹

Its economy leans heavily on one major export — shrimp — and is propped up by an annual block grant of more than $500 million from Denmark🔹

The question is, what should Greenland do with the money to create more jobs and improve its economy?🔹 Head to our Instagram Story to learn how one particular idea has created a sharp divide in a once-prosperious fishing town located on Greenland's southern tip🔹 (Photos by @mrsirio/For The Washington Post) #Greenland #ice #landmass #climate #jobs #economy #mine #mining #uranium #land #environment

Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things🔹

His Breitbart archives contain a regular stream of articles arguing all sorts of things designed to demean and offend: that feminism makes women ugly, that he would prefer it if teenagers self-harmed rather than discuss trans issues on Tumblr, and that women will be happy only if we “un-invent” the birth control pill and the washing machine🔹

None of these things stopped him from becoming a voice that CPAC felt was of value to their movement on free-speech grounds🔹

About 96 hours after his appearance on Bill Maher’s “Real Time” program, Yiannopoulos started to take more considerable steps toward leaving his alt-right adjacency and entering into the mainstream conservative discussion🔹

Then, he became a castaway after a series of videos were shared online showing examples of his past comments on pedophilia and consent🔹

The fallout was considerable, and the backlash that followed had its effect. Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart, lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster, and his invitation to speak at CPAC was rescinded🔹

Click the link in our bio to read about the events that led to Yiannopoulos's downward spiral 🔹 (Photo by Getty) #Milo #Yiannopoulos #MiloYiannopoulos #conservative #politics #cpac

Goodbye Bao Bao!🐼 The 3-year-old panda born at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. is leaving for the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda🔹

Thousands of visitors flooded the zoo recently leading up to her departure. Eager spectators from around the world hoped to say their own goodbyes as they caught their last glimpse of the giant panda🔹

Although the National Zoo has had pandas since 1972, Bao Bao is only the second surviving one born there; her older brother Tai Shan moved to China in 2010🔹

She leaves her family behind, including younger brother Bei Bei, but she has older brother Tai Shan waiting for her🔹 “I’m sad but happy,” one spectator said. “It’s like sending a kid off to college. . . . What we all want for her is to perpetuate the species and have beautiful little cubbies. But it’s hard to watch her go.”🔹 On her 16-hour nonstop flight, courtesy of FedEx, Bao Bao will be accompanied by a veterinarian as well as a panda keeper who held her when she was a day-old cub🔹 (Photos by @voisins) #panda #giantpanda #baobao #goodbye #nationalzoo #zoo #animal #animals #cute #bamboo #china

A month after coming out of retirmenet, Rumor the German shepherd stole the show and won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club competition🏆

The herding dog was a favorite and finalist at last year’s competition, after which her owners decided her show life was over🔹

But they brought her back this year, and her victory brought down the packed house at Madison Square Garden🔹

The win made Rumor, whose official name is Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, the first German shepherd to take the crown since 1987🔹

Now, Rumor will retire for good. What’s in store for Rumor in the future?🔹 “Babies, I hope,” her handler and owner said. And perhaps her favorite treat — rib-eye steak.🔹
Click the link in our bio for more coverage of the competition. (Photo by REUTERS/Stephanie Keith) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/02/14/meet-the-7-finalists-for-best-in-show-at-the-westminster-dog-show/?tid=sm_ig&utm_term=.1fb69a7acaba #Rumor #germanshepherd #Westminster #dog #dogs #animal #animals

Time to make moves this Valentine's Day💕

Still searching for words to express the perfect sentiment for that special someone? We have you covered💕

Check out our Instagram Story for some more witty ways to express your love on Valentine's Day💕 (design by @rachelanneorr) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2017/02/13/18-greetings-for-all-your-valentines-day-needs/?tid=sm_ig

#valentines #valentinesday #puns #love #like #bemine #loving #couple #marriage #married #date #dating #putin #russia #fromrussiawithlove #russian

Searching for words to express the perfect sentiment for that special someone? We have you covered💕

Check out our Instagram Story for some more witty ways to express your love on Valentine's Day💕 (design by @rachelanneorr) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2017/02/13/18-greetings-for-all-your-valentines-day-needs/?tid=sm_ig

#valentines #valentinesday #puns #love #like #bemine #loving #couple #marriage #married #date #dating

This is what a panda looks like when she dances for breakfast. Bao Bao, a 3-year-old giant panda, can hear keepers moving bamboo on the other side of this wall at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.🔹 She will soon have to get used to a new routine. On Feb. 21, she’s leaving for China for breeding and conservation🔹

The move is part of a long-standing arrangement with China, whereby any giant panda cubs born in the United States must go to China around age 4. China owns all giant pandas in the United States and leases them to American zoos🔹

Bao Bao is the second giant panda to be shipped to China from the National Zoo. The first was Tai Shan, a male, who was born in 2005 and, to the dismay of panda fanatics, moved to China in 2010🔹

After she was born in 2013, she was named Bao Bao, which means “precious” or “treasure” in Chinese🔹

The National Zoo has three other giant pandas: a male cub, Bei Bei, 1; an adult female, Mei Xiang, 18; and an adult male, Tian Tian, 19🔹

Click the link in our bio to go behind the scenes to see how Bao Bao is preparing for her new chapter in China (Video by @leekpowell/Washington Post) #panda #pandas #animal #animals #cute #dance #dancing #bamboo #china #usa #nationalzoo #zoo #cub #dc

Mice, pigs and yes even chickens are household pets like the dogs and cats that got there first. For chicken enthusiasts especially, the idea of fresh eggs and fluffy companions come with its own mix of challenges🐔

Believe it or not, backyard flocks have become so popular over the past two decades that enthusiasts host neighborhood coop tours, Etsy shops sell hen harnesses, and chicken-focused bloggers can have followings the size of a C-list celebrity’s🔹

Some owners have even created diapers to allow their hens and roosters to roam around inside their houses🔹

While roosters and hens clucking outside American homes have become household pets, chicken owners are learning that when their birds get sick, veterinary care can be difficult to find🔹

Click the link in our bio to learn all the interesting ways humans, who’ve dreamed of fresh, free-range eggs and urban rusticity, are figuring out how to keep their flocks happy and healthy🔹 (Photo by Photo by Lexey Swall/GRAIN for The Washington Post) #Chickens #chicken #hen #hens #rooster #roosters #animal #animals #pet #pets #fun #family #families

Hillary Clinton has spoken out again, this time in a letter to a Republican woman from Pennsylvania who attended the #WomensMarchOnWashington🔹
After Joanne Barr, 54, allowed the Washington Post to tell the story of her journey to the March, she found herself receiving letters from all over the country and the world. One of them was from the former Secretary of State🔹 “Never forget that you are powerful and valuable, and that one person can make a difference,” the letter read. You can read Clinton’s full letter at the link in our bio🔹

Since the March, Joanne has joined the League of Women’s Voters, and, for the first time on Monday night, attended a meeting for the Lycoming County Progressives🔹

Have you also gotten more politically involved since the Women’s March? Were you inspired to donate money, run for office or otherwise take action? The Washington Post wants to hear your story, and the actions you’re taking next. Visit wapo.st/afterthemarch to share your thoughts🔹 (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA) #HillaryClinton #Clinton #republican #republicans #politics #letter #quotes #womensmarch #women #woman #march

Senate Republicans voted to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for a speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for calling into question the Alabama senator’s character🔹

In an extraordinarily rare move, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted Warren’s speech in a near-empty chamber and said that she had breached Senate rules by reading past statements against Sessions from figures such as the late senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the late Coretta Scott King🔹

In setting up the votes to rebuke Warren, McConnell specifically cited portions of a letter that King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Sessions’s 1986 nomination to be a federal judge🔹 “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens,” King wrote, referencing controversial prosecutions at the time that Sessions served as the U.S. attorney for Alabama🔹 “I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate,” Warren said after McConnell’s motion🔹

Warrant later tweeted her stance against Sessions after she was banned. It was the latest clash in the increasingly hostile debate over confirming President Trump’s Cabinet, during which Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to force through nominees without proper vetting🔹https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/07/republicans-vote-to-rebuke-elizabeth-warren-for-impugning-sessionss-character/?tid=sm_ig&utm_term=.0d9f27ffb75c (Photo by Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post) #politics #warren #elizabethwarren #jeffsessions #attorneygeneral #AG #government #trump

Award-winning satirical illustrator Steve Brodner (@sbrodner) took his pen to draw out other “alternative facts” that might help explain the last two weeks🔹

This “alternative fact” illustrates that former acting attorney general Sally Yates was not actually fired. She was abducted by “removable aliens.”🔹 These drawings were submitted as opinion commentary for The Washington Post. Click our link in our bio to see more of Steve Brodner’s illustrations http://wapo.st/2jXVZdo (Illustration by Steve Brodner) #Drawing #Illustrator #Illustration #Illustrations #drawings #pencil #sketch #alternativefact #SallyYates #satire #ufo #colorful

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady claimed his fifth Super Bowl championship Sunday night in a fashion beyond imagination, leading the Patriots’ historic comeback from a 25-point deficit and lifting New England to a 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the first Super Bowl ever to reach overtime🔹
Check out our Instagram story for a breakdown of key plays from one of the most exciting games in Super Bowl history🔹 (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) #superbowl #patriots #falcons #superbowl51