A Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, illustrates the differences in the country over how to respond to gun violence and highlights the intense frustration with the lack of any policy response coming out of Washington, despite a series of horrific shootings in recent years.
While the White House mourned the loss of life in Florida, some aides privately acknowledged that the shooting offered a breather from a political storm battering the West Wing. “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” an official said.
Rachel Crooks plays with her dog at a park in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb. 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks plays with her dog at a park in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb. 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, in pink, meets with the “Get Rachel Elected” group at her home in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb.7. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, in pink, meets with the “Get Rachel Elected” group at her home in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb.7. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks puts on makeup before work on Feb. 8 at her home in Tiffin, Ohio. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks puts on makeup before work on Feb. 8 at her home in Tiffin, Ohio. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks holds a photograph of herself from the time she worked in Trump Tower. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks holds a photograph of herself from the time she worked in Trump Tower. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, one of the 19 women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, also has to keep asking herself: Will it ever make a difference?
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Many of the victims were children, who died in their homes as warplanes pounded a cluster of towns and villages in Ghouta, a rebel-held district east of Damascus. Hospitals appeared to be the target of the attack.
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Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with one count of making false statements about his work as an attorney employed by a law firm engaged in 2012 by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
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The state's high court redrew the congressional district map after finding that the previous map was an illegal gerrymander that deprived voters of their right to participate in free and equal elections.
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Will Americans need to compete with immigrants for jobs that are going to be increasingly rare because of automation?
For Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the reactors are a matter of international prestige and power. For the Trump administration, the contest for a multibillion-dollar contract for the project poses a thorny choice between promoting U.S. companies and fighting nuclear proliferation.
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen and others are considered to represent a European far-right that has mostly run out of steam.
Katherine A. Rowe, an English scholar and provost at Smith College, will take the helm at the Williamsburg, Va., school in July.
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