Even though federal officials have stopped separating illegal border crossers from their children, many of the youths removed from migrant parents remain in shelters and foster homes across the country. The U.S. government has done little to help with the reunifications, attorneys say, prompting them to launch a frantic, improvised effort to find the youths.
A family separation system that had been planned and tested over several months vanished at the president’s pen, with no stated plan to reverse its effects.
During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump had access to certain National Enquirer pieces — including one about Hillary Clinton’s health — before publication, said one person with knowledge of the relationship between the tabloid and the Republican candidate.
Charles Krauthammer
The columnist, who died at 68, left an enduring mark on The Washington Post and the world. George F. Will, Donald E. Graham, Colbert I. King and Fred Hiatt pay tribute to the writer who passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer. (The Washington Post)
Charles Krauthammer, one of the highest-profile commentators of his generation, championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In addition to writing a syndicated column in The Washington Post, which garnered him a Pulitzer in 1987, he was an essayist for magazines across the political spectrum and a near-ubiquitous presence on cable news.
“Longevity for a columnist is a simple proposition: Once you start, you don’t stop. You do it until you die or can no longer put a sentence together.”
“Nothing has so impressed me in my brief experience with fatherhood as the apparent autonomy of a child’s soul, the inner logic by which it seems to develop.”
“When I tell friends that three of us once drove from Washington to New York to see Garry Kasparov play a game, it elicits a look as uncomprehending as if we had driven 200 miles for an egg-eating contest.”
“In a world of rising crime and falling standards, of broken cities and failing schools, the border collie is one of the few things that works. Must we ruin this too?”
“The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment.”
“On the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz, mourning dead Jews is easy. And, forgive me, cheap. Want to truly honor the dead? Show solidarity with the living — Israel and its 6 million Jews.”
“‘Optimism’ is the perfect way to trivialize everything that Reagan was or did.”
“At a time of such tectonic instability, even the most experienced head of state requires wisdom and delicacy to maintain equilibrium. Trump has neither.”
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A U.N. official found that the United States led the developed world in multiple measures of poverty, eliciting a rebuke from the Trump administration.
The network’s revival of “Roseanne” was canceled over a racist tweet from the star actress. ABC ordered 10 episodes of a spinoff, with the working title “The Conners,” after Barr agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it.
Rebranding nutrition and health programs as “public welfare” would adopt the lexicon of the right and fulfill a long-held conservative goal that has the potential to reduce federal help for the neediest Americans.
He “was a caring person, and everyone loved him,” a friend said after after the fatal shooting of Rose on Tuesday — the latest instance of police killing an unarmed black male.
NBA Draft
Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III were selected with the top two picks, as expected, but then Luka Doncic and Trae Young were traded for each other and Michael Porter Jr. nearly fell out of the lottery.
This is America’s bidding war for workers, an emerging feature of the increasingly tight labor market from the Midwest to the Northeast.
Critic’s Notebook
The Post’s movie critic, who had recused herself from writing an official review of the “Fallen Kingdom” sequel, nevertheless writes that the latest dinosaur romp is the worst example yet of a soulless, imagination-free nostalgia cash-in.
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