The Post’s premier daily podcast. Unparalleled reporting, insight and analysis — for your ears.
Listen
The refugees Trump tried to stop.
The World Series begins.
The Post’s premier daily podcast. Unparalleled reporting, insight and analysis — for your ears.

U.S. envoy says he was told Trump wanted Ukraine aid to be contingent on probe of Bidens, 2016 election

The explosive, closed-door testimony from acting ambassador William B. Taylor Jr. undermined the repeated statements of the president and the depositions of other administration officials, with the potential to reset the House impeachment probe of Trump.
The Take
Analysis

Testimony undercuts Trump’s claim of no quid pro quo. How will Washington respond?

It is no longer a question of whether this happened. It is now a question of how the president explains it and how lawmakers choose to respond to it.
Taylor’s testimony called ‘damning’; firestorm continues over Trump’s lynching tweet
Justice Dept. pushes back on House lawsuit seeking Trump’s tax records
Some Democrats described Clinton’s impeachment as a ‘lynch mob’

Parliament denies support for fast-tracked Brexit deal

Lawmakers voted to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal in principle, but then, more importantly, rejected his timetable — a yes/no result that creates further confusion over what happens next.

Russia, Turkey agree to remove Kurdish fighters along Syrian border as U.S. withdraws troops

Russia gave its blessing to a Turkish-led operation against Kurds who had allied with the United States against the Islamic State — cementing Russia’s role as Syria’s central power broker at a moment when U.S. influence in the region is dissipating.

Trump’s company scrubs his name from N.Y. ice rinks

The changes in branding mark a milestone: For the first time since President Trump took office, two of his businesses seem to be trying to downplay their connection to his name.
Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto fields a ball during batting practice before Game 1. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto fields a ball during batting practice before Game 1. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)

Nationals and Astros prepare for a pitching showdown

The Washington Nationals, playing in their first World Series, will face Houston tonight. It should be one of the best pitching matchups in recent postseason history, with Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole getting the call.
From the Magazine

Are liberal arts colleges doomed? The cautionary tale of Hampshire College.

How a prestigious school went from academic darling to the verge of collapse — and became an omen for liberal arts education as a whole.
  • 1 day ago
Mark T. Esper said his son works for one of the initial bidders for the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud computing infrastructure.
The book, titled “A Warning,” expands upon a September 2018 New York Times column that ricocheted around the world.
The prime minister and his Liberals did well in Atlantic Canada but lost seats in Quebec and were shut out of oil-producing Alberta and Saskatchewan. Bridging those chasms and unifying the country will be a critical test.
  • 3 hours ago
New members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology include one university-based scientist and six people from industries including Dow Chemical, Bank of America and IBM. 
Fact Checker
Analysis
The president kept gabbing and gabbing — and getting many things wrong.
Analysis
Economists looked at an enormous trove of ride and driver data. If you know who the rider is, you can guess the tip regardless of trip or driver quality, their research found.
Launcher

Offset invested in FaZe Clan off a Florida gamer’s tip. Then the story gets sad.

The relationship between a world-famous rapper and a relatively unknown teenager began when they met in a multiplayer lobby.
  • 11 hours ago
Moonrise

In 1969, the journey to the moon was over. Americans are still trying to make sense of it

In the finale of “Moonrise,” we examine how a trip to another world became an inward journey for humankind. Listen to the last installment in the podcast series or get caught up on those you’ve missed.
Trending

How a can of spray paint, a rock and a Facebook video exposed a racial divide

A student painted a racial slur on a rock outside a North Carolina high school. The tumult that followed has divided the community even further.
(Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
If you buy a MAGA hat, where does your money go?
If you buy a MAGA hat, where does your money go?
Play Video 2:03
What Republicans used to say about congressional subpoenas
Play Video 2:03
Opinion | Andrew Yang has plenty of domestic-policy ideas. But what about Syria and Iran?
Play Video 7:15
Nationals in the World Series: 5 things to watch for
Play Video 2:03
From Our Advertisers
This content is paid for by the advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio.