A Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, illustrates the differences in the country over how to respond to gun violence and highlights the intense frustration with the lack of any policy response coming out of Washington, despite a series of horrific shootings in recent years.
While the White House mourned the loss of life in Florida, some aides privately acknowledged that the shooting offered a breather from a political storm battering the West Wing. “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” an official said.
Rachel Crooks plays with her dog at a park in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb. 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks plays with her dog at a park in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb. 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, in pink, meets with the “Get Rachel Elected” group at her home in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb.7. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, in pink, meets with the “Get Rachel Elected” group at her home in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb.7. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks puts on makeup before work on Feb. 8 at her home in Tiffin, Ohio. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks puts on makeup before work on Feb. 8 at her home in Tiffin, Ohio. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks holds a photograph of herself from the time she worked in Trump Tower. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks holds a photograph of herself from the time she worked in Trump Tower. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, one of the 19 women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, also has to keep asking herself: Will it ever make a difference?
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For Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the reactors are a matter of international prestige and power. For the Trump administration, the contest for a multibillion-dollar contract for the project poses a thorny choice between promoting U.S. companies and fighting nuclear proliferation.
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After ransomware and Sony attacks, North Korean hackers are exploiting previously unknown holes in the Internet, according to a report from a California-based cybersecurity company.
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Elections experts say the state Supreme Court's new map is “fairer” and “more compact" than the lopsided one used in the past three congressional elections, which heavily tilted electoral power toward Republicans and became the butt of national jokes thanks to its strangely shaped districts.
Fears are growing that the continent’s detours into Nazism, fascism and anti-Semitism are being revived — and distorted — for any number of modern-day political ends.
Alex and Maia Shibutani perform during the free skate competition. (Mladen Antonov/Getty Images)
Alex and Maia Shibutani perform during the free skate competition. (Mladen Antonov/Getty Images)
Maia and Alex Shibutani, long considered the next great American ice dancers, finished behind the dynamic Canadian team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France, who took the silver medal.
The endorsement is significant because President Trump had previously encouraged retiring Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) to seek another term, and Romney had been among the most vocal Republican critics of Trump, once calling him “a phony” and “a fraud.”
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The fictional nation in Marvel Studios’ blockbuster “Black Panther” is loaded with symbolic meaning, providing viewers with a sprawling spectacle that ultimately returns them to the festering troubles of the real world — the United States.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. Many nations aren’t living up to their promises in the 2015 Paris climate accord, and before too long, it will be too late to stop the warming trend.
“The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants,” stated a weekend announcement that tried to find humor in a shortage that prompted the fast-food chain to temporarily close hundreds of its restaurants in Britain.
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