The emergency declaration followed months of intense internal deliberations between the White House Counsel’s Office, Justice Department, Office of Management and Budget, lawmakers and the president.
Democrats painted the national emergency declaration as evidence of a rogue president who has finally gone too far, while Republicans split between expressions of support and disapproval.
Authorities said Gary Martin began firing his handgun during a meeting in which he was terminated from his job. Among the five people killed was an intern on his first day of work.
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The former archbishop of Washington is the most senior church official in modern times to lose his priestly rights. The Vatican said a canonical process had found McCarrick guilty of two charges: soliciting sex during Confession and committing “sins” with minors and adults.
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In an address at the annual Munich Security Conference, the vice president also scolded NATO members over growing interaction with Russia.
Sanders has occasionally made public statements defending the president against the suggestion that his campaign colluded with Russia.
Rumors began spreading that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had hired her partner for her congressional staff. Not so, her office said.
The last Dollar General store to open before a moratorium took effect in Tulsa. (Shane Bevel for The Post)
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In cities, the stores trade in economic despair, with many residents saying they are a vital source of cheap staples. But as they cluster in low-income neighborhoods, some see a steep downside.
The company roughly doubled its profits last year but received a federal tax rebate of $129 million, giving it an effective federal tax rate of roughly -1 percent.
Self-styled “auditors” roam into suburbs and small towns to test their constitutional rights and see how police react to a camera lens. On Thursday, a security guard shot a YouTube personality near Los Angeles as the confrontation was live-streamed to thousands of followers.
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