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After saying Trump held back aid to pressure Ukraine, Mulvaney tries to walk back comments

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said the president withheld military aid partly to get Ukraine to pursue a probe that could benefit him politically. Hours later, Mulvaney said the two matters were not linked.
Former Trump attorney says Giuliani kept a book of all his Ukraine contacts
Democrats claim ‘strong position’ on impeachment messaging
Perry tells Trump he is planning to resign
Democrats view Trump’s plans to hold G-7 summit at his Doral resort as another abuse of power

Trump awards G-7 summit to his Miami-area golf resort

The decision to host the gathering of world leaders at the Trump Doral club is without precedent in modern American history — the president used his public office to direct a massive contract to himself.
Despite a temporary cease-fire, Turkey’s incursion into Syria has been a propaganda windfall for the extremist group, which has stepped up attacks on prisons and the weakened Kurdish militia, analysts said.

U.S. and Turkey agree to a cease-fire of 5 days in Syria, Pence says, to let Kurds withdraw

On paper at least, the agreement provided Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with much of what he was seeking.
(Greg Powers for The Washington Post)
Voraciously

How these American dishes evolved from foreign roots — and what their story tells us

Spaghetti and meatballs, chile con queso, gumbo and the California roll have become American icons. Their journey to that point is one of immigration and transformation.
Elijah E. Cummings
1951–2019
A congressman from Maryland, he gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House and his forceful opposition to the Trump presidency.
Amid the chaos of impeachment and President Trump's Syria withdrawal, another crisis looms: A government shutdown a month from now unless lawmakers and Trump agree on a new spending deal.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to win approval for his draft deal in the fractious British Parliament, beginning with a rare sitting of the House of Commons on Saturday.
TV Review
Creator Damon Lindelof lands a perfect punch in a topical take on the 1980s graphic novel that is full of surprises.
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Retired Navy SEALs authenticated the action, and a powerful new technology created imagery that's more advanced than computer generation.
Special Report

Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

The wealthy country's move is fueling a vicious cycle — and climate change means it's only getting hotter.
In Case You Missed It

Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
By The Way

United has a new tool to help you make tight connections. They say it’s saved 50,000 missed flights.

The airline says that new technology automatically flags flights that can be held and sends texts to travelers with directions to the gate.
(Alice Li, Zoeann Murphy, Rhonda Colvin, Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post)
‘He was a voice for justice’: Colleagues pay tribute to Rep. Cummings
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