Officials are warning that the $1.5 trillion tax legislation in Congress, which would eliminate or curtail taxpayers’ ability to deduct the cost of state and local taxes from their federal tax bill, threatens to undermine local leaders’ ability to raise money for government services, including police and schools.
The president abruptly reversed his administration’s decision, announced a day earlier, to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet that he was putting the decision “on hold” until further review.
It was the first time in decades Zimbabweans were able to protest President Robert Mugabe without fear of arrest, coming days after the 93-year-old leader was detained by the military.
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As a growing number of prominent men have publicly faced accusations, the president has been selective in responding, based largely on whether the accused is an ally or foe and focusing relatively little on the alleged victims.
After a fiery exchange between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and a Clinton aide, the question is whether Democrats in the 1990s were guilty of the sin they accuse Republicans of committing now by continuing to support President Trump and Senate nominee Roy Moore: Were they putting partisanship above principle?
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The Facebook comments by Bill O'Neill, a Democrat currently on the state's Supreme Court, drew swift, bipartisan condemnation from politicians and Ohio’s chief justice.
Saad Hariri met French President Emmanuel Macron after his abrupt resignation Nov. 4 sparked rumors that he had been forced to quit by his Saudi patrons.
Greg Gianforte won Montana’s U.S. House seat 24 hours after the assault, and he later pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted reporter Ben Jacobs. Newly public records raise questions about whether he was truthful with authorities.
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The powerful and influential Senate staffer was once known as “Little Lyndon” for copying his mentor's clothes, mannerisms and naming two of his children after the former president.
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“The secret police ... pushed me so hard against the wall that I had blood coming from my head.”
The teenage prisoner, now 22, from Hyesan. She escaped from North Korea in 2013.
“Lots of police officers and security agents would come to my house to smoke, and of course I didn’t charge them — they were my protection.”
The drug dealer, 46, from Hoeryong. He escaped in 2014.
“I once went for six months without getting any salary at all.”
The construction worker, now 40, from Pyongyang. He escaped in 2015.
“When you go into the market you say to the vendors: Do you have anything delicious today?”
The phone connector, 49, from Hoeryong. She escaped in 2013.
“We would stand up in class and say, ‘Thank you, General Kim Jong Un.’”
The elementary schoolgirl, 7, from Ryongchon. She escaped in July 2017.
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In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The Washington Post talked with more than 25 North Koreans from different walks of life who escaped the brutal regime of the “Great Successor.”
Few in memory have been nominated with credentials quite like those of Brett Joseph Talley, 36, an Alabama native, a political speechwriter, an author of horror books and a fledgling lawyer who has never tried a case.
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The holiday is less than a week away, but there’s no need to panic. These simple recipes and strategies will have you enjoying yourself — and your guests.
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She didn’t even mind when he showed her a video less than five minutes into their date.
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