Tehran rules out talks with U.S. as Trump hesitates to blame Iran directly

Iran’s supreme leader said that if the United States returned to the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers, then it could take part in negotiations along with the agreement’s other signatories.

Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, National Park Service finds

At least 22 archaeological sites in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument could be imperiled as the border barrier is constructed, according to an internal report.

Tennessee unveils plan to convert Medicaid into block grant, asking administration for profound change to program

Conservatives since the Reagan administration have been pushing for block grants, which would give states lump sums of money while freeing them from many of the rules for the health insurance program for the poor.
Roberts in her Bethesda, Md., home in February. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Roberts in her Bethesda, Md., home in February. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Cokie Roberts

Emmy-winning journalist and political commentator dies at 75

Roberts, who won three Emmy Awards in a long career at NPR and ABC News, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and named a “living legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.

The garage beating lasted 10 seconds. DeAndre Harris still lives with the damage.

A video of the attack during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville turned Harris into a symbol of racial strife. The aftermath left him traumatized. He has spoken little since then, and his fight for justice is still not over.
Watch live as Corey Lewandowski testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. (Reuters)
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President Trump’s former campaign manager will testify this afternoon about an episode in the Mueller report.
The election caps a season of political deadlock in an increasingly polarized society, with politicians struggling to build coalitions that can govern. 
A strong economy was supposed to be the centerpiece of President Trump's reelection campaign, but the trade war and uneven growth are giving Democrats a chance to attack.
The “Jeopardy!” host had told fans just weeks ago that he had finished treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
(The Post)
(The Post)

The backroom politicking that drove us to space

In the seventh chapter of “Moonrise,” Congress investigates the Sputnik launch, Lyndon Johnson seizes the spotlight, and President Eisenhower gets backed into a corner.
(Courtesy of Karen Gibbs)
(Courtesy of Karen Gibbs)

Kamala Harris grew up in a mostly white world. Then she went to a black university in a black city.

When anyone challenges her racial identity, the presidential candidate points to her four years at Howard University.
(Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

William F. Buckley Jr. vs. James Baldwin: A racial showdown on the American dream

A new book sheds light on a historic evening in 1965, when black author James Baldwin crushed white conservative William F. Buckley Jr. in a televised debate in Britain.
(Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
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