Ryan Zinke had faced intense pressure to resign because of multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings and his conduct while in office. Last month, Trump administration officials said, Zinke was told he had until the end of the year to exit or be fired.
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President Trump's business allies have become a weapon for prosecutors, and his White House has thinned out. Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are preparing for a year of investigations.
The ultimate consequences for the president are still unclear. But for now, Trump has been forced to spend his political capital — and that of his party — on his own defense.
American fashion designer Claire McCardell. (Maryland Historical Society)
American fashion designer Claire McCardell. (Maryland Historical Society)
 A model wears the revolutionary Monastic dress in 1938. (Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY)
A model wears the revolutionary "Monastic" dress in 1938. (Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY)
From left, a 1940s evening gown by McCardell, a plaid dress, circa 1945, and a dress with Marc Chagall-designed fabric, circa 1955. (Maryland Historical Society)
From left, a 1940s evening gown by McCardell, a plaid dress, circa 1945, and a dress with Marc Chagall-designed fabric, circa 1955. (Maryland Historical Society)
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Fashion designer Claire McCardell wrote that "men are free from the clothes problem — why should I not follow their example?” In 1938, her "Monastic" dress did just that.
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With President Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of the Senate, compromise will be the operable word. But that may not please the energized newcomers in the House.
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A federal judge ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act means everything in the law, including protections for people with preexisting conditions, would come down with it.
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The Alta Sierra neighborhood on the outskirts of Grass Valley, Calif., is at high risk for experiencing wildfires, like most of Nevada County.
The Alta Sierra neighborhood on the outskirts of Grass Valley, Calif., is at high risk for experiencing wildfires, like most of Nevada County.
Mark Cooper and Galen Ellis of Nevada City, Calif., are worried about fire risks and homeownership costs. They are considering leaving.
Mark Cooper and Galen Ellis of Nevada City, Calif., are worried about fire risks and homeownership costs. They are considering leaving.
A woman and her children cross the street in Nevada City, which has a vibrant downtown.
A woman and her children cross the street in Nevada City, which has a vibrant downtown.
A fire danger sign greets visitors to Alta Sierra.
A fire danger sign greets visitors to Alta Sierra.
Many residents move to northern California for the trees. But as wildfires become deadlier, many are facing a choice: cut the trees or move out.
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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
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