After two weeks of closed-door testimony, a clearer portrait of Trump’s role emerges

Despite weeks of denials from President Trump and his defenders, a growing body of evidence details how Trump repeatedly pushed both the U.S. and Ukrainian governments to intervene in domestic political concerns.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, standing left, addresses President Trump and other leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (White House)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, standing left, addresses President Trump and other leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (White House)

A staggering accusation and the moment Pelosi and Trump’s relationship shattered

Do "all roads lead to Putin?" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she asked that question before she left a White House meeting with President Trump earlier this week. And with that, their relationship, once marked by elements of mutual esteem, finally turned into absolute mutual disdain.

Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebuffed

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, was told in 2015 that then-Vice President Joe Biden didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the matter since his other son was battling cancer, said people familiar with his testimony.
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‘Get over it’: Mulvaney puts Trump at the center of controversies about emoluments and Ukraine

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney embraced a Trumpian tactic: saying the previously unsaid — and potentially illegal — part out loud.
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McCarthy signals intentions to attack Schiff at news conference
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West Virginia’s opioid crisis has left thousands of children in foster care

Nearly 6,900 children are in state care, double the number from a decade ago. Officials estimate that more than 80 percent have been affected by the drug epidemic.

Fighting continues in Syria despite Turkish agreement to halt offensive

Less than 12 hours after Turkey agreed to halt its offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria in a deal brokered by the United States, shelling and the sound of gunfire were reported.
Hours before a Turkish military operation, men sit in a tea shop in Qamishli.
Hours before a Turkish military operation, men sit in a tea shop in Qamishli.
Civilians leave Ras al-Ayn ahead of an imminent attack by the Turkish military.
Civilians leave Ras al-Ayn ahead of an imminent attack by the Turkish military.
Shiar Becker Awni and his family fled to an improvised shelter for displaced civilians in Hasaka.
Shiar Becker Awni and his family fled to an improvised shelter for displaced civilians in Hasaka.
Fadi Sabri, a Syriac Christian, was injured when artillery landed outside his house.
Fadi Sabri, a Syriac Christian, was injured when artillery landed outside his house.
All of this Christian woman's adult children have left for Europe.
All of this Christian woman's adult children have left for Europe.

A photographer captures the moments before and after Turkey’s attack. Here is what she saw.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggles to balance truth and free speech

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European leaders’ frustration with President Trump was a bubbling subtext at an E.U. summit.
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Compare President Trump’s Dallas comments about the Kurds to former defense secretary Jim Mattis’s monologue in New York.
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In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians.
Pan-fried pork and kimchi dumplings at Anju. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)
Pan-fried pork and kimchi dumplings at Anju. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)
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Octopus and lentils at Seven Reasons. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)
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Quail and cheddar grits with pepper and miso honey at Rooster and Owl. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)
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There was jarring nonchalance in this meeting of a president who has made many women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community feel as though they are under siege, and a billionaire mogul who reaps tremendous profits from those very people.
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How these American dishes evolved from foreign roots — and what their story tells us

Spaghetti and meatballs, chile con queso, gumbo and the California roll have become American icons. Their journey to that point is one of immigration and transformation.
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Sweet excess: How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat

There’s been a boom in new foods and beverages for children six months to 3 years old, promising to make children stronger and smarter. But most are extremely high in sugar.
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