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Pompeo calls attacks on Saudi oil facilities ‘act of war’ as Trump orders increase in sanctions on Iran

Amid escalating tensions, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday presented remnants of what it said were Iranian-made weapons used in the attacks on two key oil facilities. Meanwhile, Iran warned the United States that it would retaliate against any attacks on it, Iranian news agencies reported.

Trump taps U.S. hostage negotiator to replace Bolton as national security adviser

The president had worked with Robert C. O’Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, to try to free Americans held overseas.

Epstein’s alleged abuse of teenage girl detailed in lawsuit against his estate executors

The woman, identified as “Victim-1” and “Jane Doe,” says financier Jeffrey Epstein abused her for three years when she was poor and needed rent money.

Corey Lewandowski did something unusual: He publicly admitted he lies to the media.

It’s rare for anyone in the administration to correct the record, or admit fault in speaking to the news media. And it’s unknown for them to admit that they lied.
(Jonathan Baran/The Post)
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You watch TV; it watches back: How smart TVs track what’s on our screens

In our latest privacy experiment, we examined how four of the most popular TV brands record what we watch. And they’re doing it because, legally speaking, tens of millions of us gave our permission.
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The contest sets up a generational battle pitting Kennedy, the 38-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, against Markey, 73.
After helping jettison his rivals, William Brewer III now counsels NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre on some of the group’s most important decisions.
With more than 90 percent of the vote in the do-over election tallied, inconclusive results have triggered what could be weeks of partisan fighting, extending the uncertainty that has gridlocked Israeli politics for months.
The U.S. benchmark interest rate is now just shy of 2 percent, down from about 2.25 percent. The move was widely expected and falls well short of the president’s call for a “big” cut.
(Family photos)
(Family photos)
Twelve years ago, 47 dogs were rescued from quarterback Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation. Rather than being euthanized, they enriched the lives of countless humans and became ambassadors — tail-wagging proof — of what’s possible through rescue and rehabilitation.
A group of experts led by economist William “Sandy” Darity is trying to define who is a “descendant of slavery.”
(Netflix)
(Netflix)
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The true story behind ‘Unbelievable,’ Netflix’s gripping new drama about the women who solved a serial rape case

The gripping series was inspired by a Pulitzer Prize-winning 2015 article from Propublica and the Marshall Project about a woman who was charged with filing a false report after claiming that she had been raped.
(The Washington Post)
(The Washington Post)
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Border fence construction could ruin archaeological sites, National Park Service finds

At least 22 archaeological sites in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument could be imperiled as President Trump’s border barrier goes up, according to an internal report.
(Drew Lytle)
(Drew Lytle)
By The Way

The completely correct guide to getting off a plane

It may be news to some passengers, but shouting and shoving are not among experts’ etiquette suggestions.
(Peter Marks, Erin Patrick O'Connor/The Washington Post)
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