IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

Trump keeps making it tougher for his defenders

The president is deploying his full playbook of peddling falsehoods and going on the offensive to protect himself — even as his statements repeatedly undercut the case Republicans have made on his behalf.
David A. Holmes and Dr. Fiona Hill are sworn in as they appear before the House Intelligence Committee. (Matt McClain/The Post)
David A. Holmes and Dr. Fiona Hill are sworn in as they appear before the House Intelligence Committee. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch arrives after a break to provide testimony during the impeachment inquiry. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch arrives after a break to provide testimony during the impeachment inquiry. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman appears before the House Intelligence Committee. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman appears before the House Intelligence Committee. (Matt McClain/The Post)

An irregular week for an outlandish presidency

A quiet parade of public servants testifying in the impeachment inquiry stole the spotlight from President Trump.

U.S. judge orders Iran to pay $180 million to detained Post journalist Jason Rezaian, his family

The Tehran correspondent spent 18 months in captivity after he and his wife were arrested in 2014, placed separately in solitary confinement and threatened with execution, physical mutilation and dismemberment.

The story of Altamont, the rock festival that the ’60s wants to forget

50 years ago the Rolling Stones headlined a “West Coast Woodstock.” Altamont ended the ’60s with chaos and death. The Post takes an extensive look back at the fatal festival on its 50th anniversary.
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They escaped China’s crackdown. Now, they wait.

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A protester stands within the entrance to Pelosi's office.
A protester stands within the entrance to Pelosi's office.
Protesters work on signs within Pelosi's office.
Protesters work on signs within Pelosi's office.
Protesters are led away on Thursday.
Protesters are led away on Thursday.
Frustrated that the House speaker had not spoken to them — and weak and dizzy after four days without food — they set out to get arrested.
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The vetoproof majorities indicate that Congress could overrule President Trump if he tries to block the bill from becoming law.
During an elaborate demonstration, CEO Elon Musk asked one of the people on stage to try to break its windows. “Maybe that was a little too hard,” he said, punctuating his reaction with an expletive.
What's different this time: A wider spectrum of society may have joined the clashes with police, and not just the lower-income Iranians who have protested the government's decisions in the past.
Prosecutors were unable to prove that Jerry Chun Shing Lee gave classified information to the Chinese but argued it was the only explanation for over $840,000 he received while getting requests from Chinese intelligence operatives for CIA names, methods and locations.
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Obama appreciates a Hampton Inn as much as the next business dad

“These presidential suites — there are so many rooms and I get lost,” former president Barack Obama said.
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The teen was hospitalized for 47 days and narrowly avoided a double lung transplant, his doctors said.
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Winners and losers from the latest Democratic debate

Mayor Pete Buttigieg managed the pressure, there was pushback against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, and former vice president Joe Biden had yet another shaky performance.
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