Republicans, on a self-imposed tight deadline, aim to quickly pass their massive tax plan early in the week. But the bigger drama may come later, when they’ll try to reach an agreement with Democrats to keep the government running after Friday.
The fall in oversight at the Internal Revenue Service, a byproduct of repeated budget cuts, comes as the number of politically active and financially complex charities grows.
President Trump criticized Robert S. Mueller III for gaining access to transition team emails. A spokesman for the special counsel denied any wrongdoing, and some legal experts questioned the claim that the emails were improperly obtained.
With his parents, Ahmet Demir, a 27-year-old kebab shop owner, halted the knife attack on Mayor Andreas Hollstein, below. (Griff Witte/Post)
With his parents, Ahmet Demir, a 27-year-old kebab shop owner, halted the knife attack on Mayor Andreas Hollstein, below. (Griff Witte/Post)
The announcement by Alex Kozinski, a powerful judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, comes days after The Washington Post reported on allegations by 15 women that Kozinski had subjected them to inappropriate behavior, including having clerks watch porn in his chamber.
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Investigators said they could show that McKesson Corp. had failed to report suspicious orders involving millions of highly addictive painkillers sent to drugstores from California to Florida. Some of those went to corrupt pharmacies that supplied drug rings. Investigators wanted a $1 billion fine and criminal charges brought against McKesson. That’s not how things worked out. This report comes from a joint investigation with “60 Minutes.”
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It could take days to clear up the snags at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a nearly 12-hour outage that paralyzed the world's busiest airport.
President Trump will present the strategy, which follows his “America First” doctrine, in a speech today. An official said the plan does not expressly “overturn” strategies of former president Barack Obama or his predecessors, but it frames Trump’s priorities differently.
Dan Johnson killed himself days after public allegations that he molested a 17-year-old at the biker church where he was considered the congregation’s “Pope.”
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According to a report, multiple former team employees received settlements after inappropriate behavior and comments by team owner Jerry Richardson, including sexually suggestive remarks and acts.
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The Pentagon’s confirmation of a $22 million program to analyze “anomalous aerospace threats” was a eureka moment — the first (of presumably many) alien-related secrets that have slipped out of the clenched jaws of the government.
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The latest live-for-TV event was a combination of tribute and smart innovation to that persistently nagging notion that Christmas past is always better than Christmas present.
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