The American delegation in Poland was put in an awkward position as career bureaucrats sought to advance the Trump administration’s coal-friendly agenda while the State Department tried to offer constructive contributions to the Paris agreement that the president loathes. Whichever American presence prevails could decide the summit’s success.
The position has proved to be a particularly thankless task in this White House, and the two people to hold the job have been left with their reputations diminished.
YouTube has become a convenient online library for racists, anti-Semites and proponents of other extremist ideas.
“It was this last gift we could give to somebody that we love.”
— Michael Schmiedicke, owner of Strong Oaks Woodshop in Front Royal, Va.
“I’m constantly being made aware of death. It makes me get up every day and go out there and do as much as I can.”
— Andy Del Gallo, stone carver for Eastern Memorials in Washington
“I’m thankful for every moment, every turning of the leaves, the singing of the birds.”
— Nubia Fasil, owner of Convention Floral in Washington
“I always make a point to listen to the eulogies. Often, it’s the fruit of the well lived, but invariably, it’s the fruit of the well loved.”
— Jeff Herbert, bagpipe player based in Montgomery Village, Md.
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Sen. Bob Corker said that the measure, while nonbinding, would still send a strong statement that despite President Trump’s denials, they hold Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
Meng Wanzhou’s arrest has roiled markets and is at risk of devolving into a broader political dispute.
The retiring Utah Republican became the latest lawmaker to defend the president in the wake of a new legal filing directly implicating him in efforts to buy women’s silence.
Scientific analyses of extreme weather events across six continents and two oceans found that nearly all were exacerbated by climate change — and that at least one heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” if not for humans’ impact on the planet.
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“You both will have to live with this decision,” the victim said, lashing out at two McLennan County, Texas, prosecutors.
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