At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell

That so many prison officials were aware of the directive has alarmed investigators assessing what appears to be a stunning failure to follow instructions, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Debrief

Trump, frustrated by unpopularity with Jews, thrusts Israel into his culture war

The president’s words about Jews magnify his transactional approach to politics and his miscalculation that his support for Israel should automatically translate into electoral support from Jewish Americans.

In blow to U.S. security interests, South Korea axes pact to share intelligence with Japan

The United States had urged the allies to settle their differences, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressing their “incredibly important” cooperation on North Korea.
Campaign 2020

Joe Biden’s campaign plays the electability card: ‘You have to look at who is going to win’

In campaign ads and in comments, the former vice president and his wife are highlighting the idea that he is best positioned to defeat President Trump.
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After an appeal from an industry group, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and senior USDA officials intervened and ordered officials to return the raccoons.
Campaign 2020
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The Vermont senator vowed to declare the buildup of planet-warming gases a national emergency and to spend more than any other Democratic 2020 hopeful has proposed to address the issue.
Since 2012, many Republican-controlled state legislatures have enacted stricter laws for voter registration and identification. Democrats say it amounts to suppression.
Prosecutors were adamant that all evidence pointed to Swearingen as the killer of a 19-year-old woman in 1998. Before his death, Swearingen told The Post: “Today the state of Texas murdered an innocent man.”
One of the most well-known American coaches in the sport, Richard Callaghan was first publicly accused of abusing a young skater 20 years ago.
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My life with face blindness

When your brain won’t let you recognize people, how do you navigate the world?
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Special Report

Hate-crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted.

Ashly Taylor was shot for being a lesbian. Then she watched as the hatred that fueled the attack was ignored in court.
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Voraciously

The real reason you should stop eating lunch at your desk

The Internet is not your friend. So don’t spend time with it during the midday feast.
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