The surprise announcement came less than a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is due to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a precursor to a meeting between Kim and President Trump. Tests will be suspended starting Saturday, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Analysts noted that the announcement made no mention of giving up its program, simply signaling a freeze.
The attorney general made his position known in a phone call to White House Counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as President Trump’s fury at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein peaked after he approved the FBI’s raid on the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
The unusual release of the memo is part of a broader campaign to rehabilitate Gina Haspel’s image ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing to become CIA director. Senators who want the agency to declassify documents related to her record were angered by what they saw as a “selective” response to their demands.
William Fears, holding the flag, stands with other white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville in August. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
William Fears, holding the flag, stands with other white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville in August. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Lawsuits and arrests, fundraising difficulties, tepid recruitment, widespread infighting, fierce counterprotests and banishment on social media platforms have exhausted even some of the staunchest members of the movement.
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The multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee alleges a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the presidential campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.
Consumers should “throw out any romaine lettuce in their homes because it may be difficult to tell” whether it is from the region around Yuma, Ariz., the CDC said. They also should not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless they can confirm it is not from that area.
The probe appears to focus on whether the companies colluded to hamstring a technology that could make it easier for consumers to seamlessly switch wireless carriers, according to people familiar with the matter.
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