Boris Johnson, Brexit cheerleader, to become Britain’s prime minister

The colorful and controversial former foreign secretary, former London mayor and longtime columnist handily won the race to lead the Conservative Party and will be prime minister within a day.
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Johnson’s rise could be a preamble to his fall

Johnson wants to lead a Britain liberated from Europe to its former global greatness. Many experts say he’s in for a rude awakening.

Trump backs two-year budget deal that boosts spending, suspends debt limit

The bipartisan deal, which still must be passed through Congress, would clear a debt ceiling crisis later this year but would continue Washington’s borrowing binge for at least the next two years.

Justice Department tells Mueller to not answer a wide swath of questions

The instructions are a fresh indication of how difficult it may be to extract any new information about the former special counsel’s investigation when he testifies.
Indian women walk out of the Delhi Metro last month. (EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Indian women walk out of the Delhi Metro last month. (EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

New Delhi is seen as one of the world’s worst cities for women. Will free public transit help?

The state government wants to make public transport free for women to improve safety as well as economic opportunity. But public opinion is divided.
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Afghan officials were startled by President Trump’s comments that if he “wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.”
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Scientists captured the last 22 California condors left in the world in 1982 in order to breed the giant scavengers in captivity.
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Her husband was killed at the newspaper he loved. Now she’s finishing his life’s work.

A year after the Capital Gazette shooting, much is unfinished, but John McNamara’s book will publish this fall thanks to his wife, Andrea Chamblee.
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