U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian oil tanker in new escalation

The newly issued warrant marks the first attempt by the United States to seize a ship since President Trump walked away from the international deal over Iran’s nuclear program and imposed tough new sanctions. It could also provoke further tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf.
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Trump has one playbook, and very few plays left in it

He’s mastered tweeting from the bleachers but still struggles with the complexities of governing.

Democrats ignite controversy with brief in gun case before Supreme Court

The senators' incendiary amicus brief, which questioned whether justices have partisan intent, has been characterized as both a brassy reality check and unprecedented political bullying.

As with Epstein’s accusers, justice has been elusive for women allegedly abused by his modeling agent friend

Jean-Luc Brunel, who has been the subject of allegations for decades, had befriended financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Jody LaMacchia, center, a Democrat running for a House seat, is teased by her friend Katie Weston, whose politics are more conservative. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Jody LaMacchia, center, a Democrat running for a House seat, is teased by her friend Katie Weston, whose politics are more conservative. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Jody LaMacchia, left, sits down to eat with her wife, Samantha LaMacchia. Democrats need a candidate who can appeal to everyone, she said. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Jody LaMacchia, left, sits down to eat with her wife, Samantha LaMacchia. Democrats need a candidate "who can appeal to everyone," she said. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Katie Weston, at home with son Connor Dopke, usually votes for Republicans but is looking for someone steady among the Democratic candidates. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Katie Weston, at home with son Connor Dopke, usually votes for Republicans but is looking for someone steady among the Democratic candidates. (Melina Mara/The Post)
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Amid a diplomatic spat, Muftiyah Tlaib said her positive views of the United States remain unchanged. As for President Trump’s criticism of her granddaughter: “I don’t know him. ... I don’t care.”
Without an adequate peace accord, one lawmaker said, “we will witness more horror.” 
State and federal health officials are investigating dozens of cases of illnesses related to vaping in young people across the country.
After the Aug. 3 shooting took Antonio Basco’s wife of 22 years, he invited the city to her prayer service. People waited more than 3 hours in 100-degree heat to show him he was not alone.
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