Closing arguments are underway in the bank- and tax-fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A jury could begin deliberating the case later in the day.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrongly said that President Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as the Obama administration did. The White House Council of Economic Advisers took responsibility for the error.
Omarosa Manigault Newman’s controversial allegations in her new book, some of which are not verified, have rattled the president and thrust his aides into damage-control mode.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2013. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2013. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl spent 18 years as bishop of Pittsburgh. A grand jury investigation, which probed six dioceses’ histories dating back to 1947, depicts Wuerl’s actions there as mixed, at times stopping abusive priests from continuing in their ministries and at other times guiding them back into parishes.
A toxic, red algae bloom has left a trail of dead marine animals, fleeing tourists and abandoned beaches along 150 miles of southwestern Florida coastline, threatening to disrupt the state’s vital tourist season.
Vermont’s Christine Hallquist is the first transgender major-party nominee for governor. (Video: Amber Ferguson/The Post; photo: AP)
Democrats continued their pattern of nominating glass ceiling breakers, including selecting a transgender woman as their candidate for governor in Vermont. Meanwhile in Minnesota, Republicans rejected the comeback bid of Tim Pawlenty, a former governor who was critical of Donald Trump in 2016.
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