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Trump faces charges of ‘abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of Congress’

The full House is expected to vote to impeach President Trump next week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said there is “no chance” his chamber will vote to remove Trump from office.

McConnell’s vow of ‘total coordination’ with White House on Senate trial angers Democrats

“I think it was pretty bad for who is essentially the foreman of the jury to announce the verdict,” said Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
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Analysis

Trump promised Ukraine’s president a White House meeting. More than a dozen other leaders got one instead.

While Volodymyr Zelensky wrestled with President Trump’s team to try to get a visit confirmed, leader after leader walked through the White House for a grip-and-grin, including Russia’s foreign minister.

Supreme Court will take up Trump’s broad claims of protection from investigation

The president has mounted a vigorous effort to protect his financial records from prosecutors and Congress.
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Analysis

Boris Johnson’s win shakes up Britain and may hit the U.S.

The shock waves from the victory for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Conservatives are being felt far beyond the United Kingdom. Though the analogies are imperfect, what happened there has implications elsewhere.

White House offers first details of partial trade deal with China

As administration officials said the agreement contained lucrative orders for U.S. exports and new protections for American companies, critics complained that resolving the most damaging Chinese trade practices had been left to future talks.
Ben Boyer and his wife, Xenia Trejo, decided to have a child — Ella, now 5 — despite Trejo's terminal illness. Trejo died last year. (Sandy Huffaker for The Post)
Ben Boyer and his wife, Xenia Trejo, decided to have a child — Ella, now 5 — despite Trejo's terminal illness. Trejo died last year. (Sandy Huffaker for The Post)
Ella plays at a park near her home in San Diego, Calif. Her mother died when she was 4. (Sandy Huffaker for The Post)
Ella plays at a park near her home in San Diego, Calif. Her mother died when she was 4. (Sandy Huffaker for The Post)
Ella, 5, looks at pictures of her mother. (Sandy Huffaker for The Post )
Ella, 5, looks at pictures of her mother. (Sandy Huffaker for The Post )
Xenia Trejo, shown in 2016 with daughter Ella, decided to start a family four years after a brain tumor diagnosis. (Courtesy of Ben Boyer)
Xenia Trejo, shown in 2016 with daughter Ella, decided to start a family four years after a brain tumor diagnosis. (Courtesy of Ben Boyer)
From The Magazine

Choosing to have a child after a terminal diagnosis

“Will Ella remember me, or won’t she remember me? And which is better?”
2°C: Beyond The Limit

Facing catastrophic climate change, they still can’t quit Big Oil

Oil drilling has brought great prosperity to Alaska, and a new boom is on the horizon. But in a nation that is questioning the dependence on fossil fuels that drive global warming, this village is caught between a comfortable present and a frightening future.
The Afghanistan Papers A Secret History of the War | Part 5
A Secret History of the War | Part 5

Afghan security forces, despite years of training, were dogged by incompetence, corruption

In documents The Post obtained, U.S., NATO and Afghan officials depicted Afghan security forces as incompetent, unmotivated, poorly trained, corrupt and riddled with deserters and infiltrators — and unable to defeat the Taliban on their own.
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All of those who qualified for next week’s debate say they won’t cross picket lines amid a labor dispute at the slated venue, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Danny Aiello
1933–2019
The late-blooming performer earned an Oscar nomination for Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” and also had key roles in “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Moonstruck” and the “Papa Don’t Preach” video.
Tessa Majors, from Charlottesville, was attacked in a park near the New York City campus Wednesday evening in what police described as an armed robbery.
As alpine mountaineers know, the sun can be fierce atop snow-capped peaks. New data from Everest suggests the effect is amplified to an astounding degree at the top of the world.
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After years of playing the DC superhero in cartoons, animated movies and video games, Kevin Conroy made his first on-screen appearance as Batman this week in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” TV event.
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President Trump over three months has repeatedly told the story about his Israel policies with one major variation.
By The Way

16 questions about flying with your pet in the U.S., answered

To help you figure out a game plan for flying domestic with your companion, we got answers from pet professionals.
Perspective

How John Williams’s Star Wars score pulls us to the dark side

It’s said that the devil gets the best tunes. That maxim applies to Sith lords, too.
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Critic’s Notebook

The year’s best rappers sounded ahead of their time. Literally.

Blueface, Goonew and Teejayx6 rebelled against time itself by rapping in front of the beat.
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