Mark Berman, Washington Post

Mark Berman

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Recent articles by Mark:

Cesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty to mailing explosive devices to Trump critics

Federal authorities have accused the Florida man of committing “a domestic terrorist attack.” → Read More

False alarms, real fear: Even without gunfire, active shooter alerts create terror

In an age of massacres, false reports still traumatize people worried about becoming victims in the next attack. → Read More

Emergencies declared across Midwest amid ‘historic’ flooding

Forecasters warned of 'major and historical river flooding' as governors declared states of emergency. → Read More

Echoes of prior bloodshed seen in New Zealand massacre

In mass attack after mass attack, perpetrators studied their predecessors before the carnage. The latest is no exception. → Read More

Most states have the death penalty. Few actually carry out executions.

California’s moratorium on executions highlights a growing resistance to the death penalty in many states. → Read More

Judge: Prosecutors’ deal with Jeffrey Epstein in molestation case violated law, misled victims

The ruling is sharply critical of how prosecutors, including future Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, handled a non-prosecution agreement with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. → Read More

Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for border wall faces a lengthy court battle

Judges will probably decide how much deference to give presidential power and what, if any, evidence Trump needs to support his claims. → Read More

After Parkland massacre, a death penalty case and multiple investigations examine what happened

The rampage led to multiple examinations of what happened before, during and after the carnage. → Read More

Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman found guilty on all counts in federal trial

Prosecutors have described Guzman as the kingpin atop a violent enterprise that spanned borders. → Read More

Stormy Daniels drops defamation claim against ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

A federal judge agreed with her request, which came as part of an ongoing legal battle between the adult-film star and the president. → Read More

Las Vegas shooter was not driven by any ‘single or clear motivating factor,’ FBI says

An FBI analysis confirmed what the Las Vegas police said: Authorities could not uncover a motive for the shooting. → Read More

After surrendering in shutdown standoff, Trump again vows to build wall

The president has insisted he did not concede in reversing course and agreeing to end the shutdown without funding for his proposed border wall. → Read More

FBI director blasts ‘mind-boggling’ shutdown impact in message to unpaid employees

In an unusual message, the head of the FBI said of the shutdown: “I’m about as angry as I’ve been in a long, long time.” → Read More

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