Mark Berman, Washington Post

Mark Berman

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Recent articles by Mark:

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for killing Laquan McDonald

The sentence was a coda to a case that has gripped Chicago for years, spurred a federal investigation and forced public officials from their jobs. → Read More

Broward sheriff suspended from office by Florida governor over handling of Parkland shooting

The sheriff had been widely criticized for his office’s response to the massacre and how it handled warnings about the suspected shooter. → Read More

What will happen if the government shuts down: Late paychecks, closed museums and more

A guide to the ways people across Washington and the country could be affected. → Read More

Utah to implement the nation’s strictest DUI limit, first state to go to .05

The new law make it a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .05, down from the national standard of .08. → Read More

Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs lame-duck legislation to weaken incoming Democratic governor, attorney general

The outgoing GOP governor said the impact of the measures have been overstated, accusing the national media of “hysteria.” → Read More

Investigators respond to nationwide wave of bomb threats as police say they are ‘NOT considered credible’

Similar threats appeared to stretch from coast to coast, prompting investigations on colleges campuses in Washington state and Pennsylvania and spreading across cities like New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco. → Read More

Parkland shooting commission finds security failures, improper law enforcement responses to rampage

A draft report from a commission investigating the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school faulted multiple deputies for how they responded. → Read More

Officer killed responding to Thousand Oaks mass shooting was fatally struck by friendly fire, police say

The grim revelation came a month after the mass shooting at a California country-music bar ended with a dozen people dead. → Read More

George H.W. Bush to be honored and buried in Texas

After a state funeral in Washington, former president George H.W. Bush will be memorialized and buried Thursday in Texas, his adopted home state. → Read More

Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan push to curb power of newly-elected Democrats

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers passed a measure that would weaken the state’s governor and attorney general, both Democrats. → Read More

Families, federal workers and CIA directors join crowds paying their respects to George H.W. Bush

They gathered in the Capitol Rotunda ahead of a funeral and national day of mourning on Wednesday. → Read More

Investigators still seeking motive for Thousand Oaks shooting

Police said the gunman who killed 12 people -- including a responding officer he ambushed -- carried out the attack using a single legally purchased gun. → Read More

Parkland shooting suspect accused of attacking deputy in jail, faces more charges

The 20-year-old charged in the February massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school repeatedly hit a deputy, officials said. → Read More

Man in Florida arrested in connection with mail bombs sent to public figures, official says

The packages — one recovered in Florida, the other in New York — are similar to those containing suspected explosives sent to other political figures. → Read More

Hurricane death toll climbs in Florida as officials get into most devastated areas

Officials said they have confirmed a dozen deaths in Bay County, Fla. → Read More

Washington Supreme Court strikes down state’s death penalty, saying it is ‘arbitrary and racially biased’

The order makes Washington the 20th state to abandon the death penalty. → Read More

Hurricane Michael live updates: Powerful Category 3 storm pummels Florida, moves north

The hurricane intensified as it began to lash northwestern Florida on Wednesday. → Read More

‘It seemed to last forever.’ One year later, mystery of Las Vegas massacre remains

One year later, the Las Vegas attack remains a frustrating riddle, with authorities unable to determine a motive. → Read More

‘We’re just getting prepared for the worst’: Florence pounds flooded Carolinas as death toll rises to 23

Tropical depression Florence continued its march through the Carolinas, dumping torrential and historic amounts of rain. → Read More

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina, slamming state with ‘life-threatening’ rainfall

Hurricane Florence is lashing parts of North Carolina and South Carolina. Water rescues are underway in New Bern, N.C., as the storm is about to make landfall. → Read More