The days that followed President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin amounted to a scramble of corrections and clarifications from the West Wing.
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“That’s going to be special,” Dan Coats said when he learned during a TV interview that the Russian president had been invited to visit the White House this fall.
An aggressive pursuit of foreign trade led to a recession-busting economic miracle in Columbus, Ind. Now it has made the area decidedly vulnerable, with businesses already canceling projects and mulling the depth of job losses.
Smithfield Foods’ smokehouse is closing, but there are still a few old-fashioned producers such as Darden’s Country Store. (Gregory S. Schneider/The Post)
Smithfield Foods’ smokehouse is closing, but there are still a few old-fashioned producers such as Darden’s Country Store. (Gregory S. Schneider/The Post)
Hogs are woven into the history and life of Smithfield, Va. So it has come as a shock that Smithfield Foods is closing the last smokehouse for the area’s signature product, the genuine Smithfield ham.
The youngest victim of the vessel that capsized in a lake during a storm was a 1-year-old girl. Her family had driven from Indianapolis to Branson, Mo.: “You don’t know how many times I wished they would’ve went to Florida,” one relative said.
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The president tweeted that it was “inconceivable” that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, would tape him. But New York is a “one-party consent” state — meaning it is generally legal to record a conversation as long as at least one party agrees.
Michael Drejka was arguing with a woman about wrongly parking in a handicap spot. Then her boyfriend got involved.
Already almost wiped out in China, the pangolin is fast disappearing from the jungles of the rest of Asia because of the unjustified belief that its scales have magical medicinal properties.
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The sultan of Morocco gave Martin Van Buren a pair of lions, but a little known part of the Constitution — the same that threatens to ensnare President Trump — forced him to turn them over.
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The widespread notion that this was the brand of dishes to buy in the United States has made them a distinct physical representation of assimilation.
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