Funding for CHIP, which provides care for nearly 9 million low-income kids and 370,000 pregnant women nationwide, will run out in some states by the end of December, and others will exhaust resources early next year. While some expect lawmakers to act, “you can’t say ‘probably’ everything is going to be all right,” a Virginia health official said.
Facing questions from multiple investigations about the interactions he had in 2016 with people tied to Russia, President Trump’s oldest son has taken an increasingly caustic tone, mocking critics and using his growing public profile to serve as an ardent defender of Trumpism.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been under intense pressure from the special counsel, and the move is a potentially ominous sign for President Trump and his close associates.
Liz Whitehurst picks greens prior to the first hard frost at Owl’s Nest Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Post)
Liz Whitehurst picks greens prior to the first hard frost at Owl’s Nest Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Post)
For only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing as a movement of highly educated, ex-urban, first-time farmers takes root. More likely to grow organically and get involved in their local food systems, this new generation could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape.
The president took a holiday victory lap on Twitter, in his messages to troops stationed abroad and in his visit to a Florida Coast Guard Station. But Trump’s critics were quick to note that he made no acknowledgement of any shortcomings, including the GOP’s inability to follow through on their promises to voters.
People wait outside the J.C. Penney in Hyattsville, Md., on Thanksgiving. (Katherine Frey/Post)
People wait outside the J.C. Penney in Hyattsville, Md., on Thanksgiving. (Katherine Frey/Post)
For the first time, more Americans will do their holiday shopping online instead of in stores. But even the big-box stores that do open on Thanksgiving Day are toning down the hoopla as the shift in how people shop presents new problems for retailers.
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South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal increased the double-amputee athlete’s sentence to 13 years and five months for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend. Pistorius had originally been given six years, a sentence prosecutors called “shockingly” lenient.
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