Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told White House Counsel Donald McGahn two weeks ago that there would be further delays in the background investigation of the president’s son-in-law.
The Debrief
In a rollicking speech, President Trump revived the divisive spirit of his campaign by reciting “The Snake” to bash immigrants, mocking Sen. John McCain and encouraging chants to lock up Hillary Clinton. Trump’s address to enthusiastic conservatives amounted to a kickoff for the midterm campaign season as he sounded an alarm about the fragility of the GOP’s congressional majorities.
Analysis
“The Snake” was written in the 1960s, decades before Donald Trump turned it into a fable that he has repeatedly recited on the campaign trail to illustrate the alleged threats posed by refugees.
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Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
Six decades before teen survivors of a gunman in Florida were dismissed by critics who tried to undercut their accounts, nine African American teens braved racist crowds to enroll in Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Those teens were also accused of being impostors.
Before they joined the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates made millions from foreign dictators. In a richly detailed expanded indictment, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III parted the curtain shielding how the Washington influence merchants worked the system.
It was a throw that American curling may never forget — a double takeout that netted five points and a gold medal. The win marked only the second Olympic medal the United States has ever won in curling and the first since 2006.
(AP)
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Perspective
“Curling really embodies what I think all of us hope that humanity can be,” the team’s skipper said. Shuster’s story is one of redemption, and he experienced genuine emotion at the end of a game that happened in the middle of the night for the people he left at home.
Sven Kramer of the Netherlands captured the gold medal in 5,000-meter speedskating. (Getty Images)
Sven Kramer of the Netherlands captured the gold medal in 5,000-meter speedskating. (Getty Images)
David Gleirscher of Austria, right, won gold while Chris Mazdzer of the United States won silver in singles luge. (Getty Images)
David Gleirscher of Austria, right, won gold while Chris Mazdzer of the United States won silver in singles luge. (Getty Images)
Norwegian athletes watch as the Czech Republic’s Peter Knop finishes the 15-kilometer skiathon. (Reuters)
Norwegian athletes watch as the Czech Republic’s Peter Knop finishes the 15-kilometer skiathon. (Reuters)
South Korea's Lim Hyo-jun celebrates his gold-medal finish in 1,500-meter short-track speedskating. (AFP/Getty Images)
South Korea's Lim Hyo-jun celebrates his gold-medal finish in 1,500-meter short-track speedskating. (AFP/Getty Images)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada compete in ice dancing, capturing first. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada compete in ice dancing, capturing first. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Marija Sotskowa of the Olympic Athletes from Russia performs her free skate. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Marija Sotskowa of the Olympic Athletes from Russia performs her free skate. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes throws a stone during a mixed doubles curling match. (AP)
Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes throws a stone during a mixed doubles curling match. (AP)
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games opened as a beacon of warmth in a place of extreme cold, with nearly 3,000 athletes from 92 countries gathering to compete in South Korea. Many memorable images have emerged from the 102 events. Here are some of the best.
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Elaine Duke, who served as the department’s acting secretary for four months last year, was largely sidelined after Kirstjen Nielsen took over at DHS in December.
Afghan soldiers, police and intelligence officials were among those killed in the latest violence.
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U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who is known as “Putin’s chef” and is linked to the firm, was in touch with the Kremlin and Syrian officials shortly before and after the attack. The situation raises big questions about the firm’s role in the Syrian war.
In late 2016, United Technologies publicly credited the soon-to-be president with striking a deal to save hundreds of Indiana factory jobs that seemed destined to move to Mexico. More than a year into Trump’s presidency, federal money continues to flow to the company’s subsidiaries.
Although Toronto police have arrested and charged Bruce McArthur with six murders, they fear he is a serial killer who had more victims.
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