Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who had pledged to oppose Mike Pompeo, tweeted about President Trump’s outreach and his newfound support for the secretary of state nominee moments before the committee’s vote began.
The development, coming just two days before Ronny Jackson was scheduled to testify before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, appeared to put his confirmation in jeopardy.
Toronto police took a 25-year-old man in custody after a showdown, captured on video, in which he told officers to “shoot me in the head.” Police have not identified a motive. Canada’s public safety minister said he saw no reason to raise the national terror threat level, but officials said they would need a long investigation into one of the country’s bloodiest mass killings.
Employees at a Gaza court check files of outstanding financial cases. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Employees at a Gaza court check files of outstanding financial cases. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Palestinians wait in line to check on their debts. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Palestinians wait in line to check on their debts. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Palestinians line up to take care of financial issues. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Palestinians line up to take care of financial issues. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
A group of lawyers wait inside the Gaza courthouse. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
A group of lawyers wait inside the Gaza courthouse. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Palestinians help a woman wounded from tear gas during clashes near the eastern Gaza border April 5. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Palestinians help a woman wounded from tear gas during clashes near the eastern Gaza border April 5. (Wissam Nassar for The Post)
Gazans are struggling to finance their daily lives. Young people — unable to pay for weddings or homes — are delaying marriage, figures show. Universities say students are dropping out because they cannot afford the fees. Unemployment is nearly 50 percent, according to figures from the Palestine Trade Center. “We are on the edge of economic collapse,” said Judge Mohammed Nofal.
First a church, now a Waffle House: A town on Nashville’s outskirts is shaken by recent attacks. Both shootings involved a young man storming into a crowd with a gun, and both involved an unarmed hero who stopped him.
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