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The Debrief
President Trump has wielded calls for a wall along the southern border as a political cudgel, a bargaining chip and a rallying cry. Now, with time running out to build it, the wall is threatening to be a drag on his presidency.
During 17 extraordinary minutes of raised voices, pointed fingers and boorish interruptions, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave the president a taste of Washington’s new dynamic.
The presidential distrust, once mainly confined to the intelligence community’s assessments about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, has now spread across a range of global issues, including assessments on North Korea, Iran, climate change and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Montes de Maria in Colombia’s Sucre region. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
The Montes de Maria in Colombia’s Sucre region. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
Luis “Lucho” Salgado, 32, hopes his daughter, Karen, 6, will see a better future. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
Luis “Lucho” Salgado, 32, hopes his daughter, Karen, 6, will see a better future. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
A family rides a motorcycle taxi to a clinic in Pichilin, Montes de Maria, Sucre. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
A family rides a motorcycle taxi to a clinic in Pichilin, Montes de Maria, Sucre. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
Children go to school in in the Colombian village of Pichilin. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
Children go to school in in the Colombian village of Pichilin. (Ivan Valencia for The Post)
Despite a peace deal signed two years ago between the Colombian government and guerrillas, some people still stay away from Pichilin. But there are signs that the community is starting to heal.
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The decision comes after news that a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China.
The city center was locked down as authorities tried to locate the assailant, whose gunfire produced panic in the eastern French city that hosts the country’s largest Christmas market.
The hearing was designed as a scene of performative political outrage at Big Tech with appearances by Roger Stone, Alex Jones and a man dressed as Rich Uncle Pennybags from the game Monopoly.
James A. Fields Jr., 21, rammed his car into counterprotesters at the 2017 Unite the Right rally, killing Heather D. Heyer and injuring dozens of others.
A judge told prosecutors Tuesday she needs more details of Manafort’s alleged lies to weigh whether he broke the deal.
Peter O’Rourke spent months as the agency’s acting secretary before being reassigned over the summer. His departure marks an unceremonious fall for a Trump loyalist once seen as a rising star at the agency.
The Take
Analysis
Upheaval in Britain and France underscores the challenges to many Western democracies, including the United States.
Perspective
The magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition featured truth-tellers — not the anti-truth president.
Principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe sits next to principal oboist John Ferrillo. (Courtesy of Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe sits next to principal oboist John Ferrillo. (Courtesy of Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Elizabeth Rowe, 44, joined the BSO as its principal flutist when she was 29. (Rick Friedman for The Post)
Elizabeth Rowe, 44, joined the BSO as its principal flutist when she was 29. (Rick Friedman for The Post)
Symphony Hall, the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (Marco Borggreve/Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Symphony Hall, the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (Marco Borggreve/Boston Symphony Orchestra)
John Ferrillo is the BSO’s principal oboe player and a close friend of Rowe’s. (Katye Martens Brier for The Post)
John Ferrillo is the BSO’s principal oboe player and a close friend of Rowe’s. (Katye Martens Brier for The Post)
Elizabeth Rowe’s lawsuit against the Boston Symphony Orchestra could change how orchestras pay men and women.
(Monica Akhtar/ The Washington Post)
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Will Democrats confronting Trump become a new normal?
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