The president celebrated via Twitter the ouster of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who had been probing connections between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, as “A great day for Democracy.” McCabe said his dismissal was a deliberate effort to slander him and part of an “ongoing war” against the FBI and the Russia probe being led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
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McCabe was fired roughly a day before he was set to retire. With 20 years of law enforcement service under his belt, he could take a federal job for a day to get his full retirement benefits, a former government official said.
UMBC fans celebrate during Friday's game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
UMBC fans celebrate during Friday's game. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
A historic NCAA basketball upset over No. 1 seed Virginia put a national spotlight on the University of Maryland Baltimore County, its president — and the school’s social-media manager, who responded with sweep, soul and snark.
Humboldt County, known for decades as a haven of great dope in Northern California, cashed in on an illicit economy. Can it make it under the state’s new marijuana regulations?
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A controversial warrant used in five states allows police to temporarily confiscate guns from law-abiding — but at-risk — owners. It represents the latest piecemeal attempt to prevent gun violence in the U.S.
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Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s visit to New Hampshire has stoked speculation of an intraparty battle. Variables such as the midterms and the special counsel’s investigation could determine whether Flake, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Mitt Romney or another challenger comes forward.
“I am here to talk about your future, our future, the future of this country,” Flynn told a California Republican women’s group. And yet, President Trump’s former national security adviser kept alluding vaguely to the past.
More than 50 million people may have been affected because of information collected by the “thisisyourdigitallife” app, much more than Facebook revealed earlier.
NCAA Tournament
Can Loyola Chicago break through to the Sweet 16? (USA Today)
Can Loyola Chicago break through to the Sweet 16? (USA Today)
Tournament favorites Villanova, Duke and Kansas join upstarts Loyola Chicago and Buffalo in today's second round action.
Three bodies were in the two flattened cars. The death toll, now at six, could rise. Of the eight vehicles caught beneath the 950-ton bridge, six were trapped entirely, with four being “very difficult to extract.”
Conservative Twitter says this student was suspended for refusing to participate in his school's walkout. That's not exactly true.
Roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh basil provide brightness in this satisfying 20-minute dinner.
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The “Cursed Child” comes to the Big Apple, preparing to make a mint.
The location and size of your roof will affect the costs and savings, but so will the state you live in.
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