Trump grants clemency to ex-governor Rod Blagojevich and financier Michael Milken

Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, was convicted on corruption charges in 2011 related to trying to sell then-President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat. Milken pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in 1990. The president also pardoned former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik and former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.
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How Ring and Nest helped normalize American surveillance — and turned us into a nation of voyeurs

People who own Web-connected cameras say they’ve reshaped their awareness around what’s going on at home. But all that added vigilance has come at a surprising cost.

Roger Stone will be sentenced Thursday despite his ongoing bid to overturn conviction

Execution of the sentence will be deferred while the judge rules on whether the president’s political confidant deserves a new trial.
Nevada Debate
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The designation means they will be treated as though they are diplomatic outposts of the Chinese government and subject to the same constraints. The move is the latest in a series of U.S. efforts to tackle China’s influence in the United States.
The company is rethinking roles at 1,100 U.S. stores. “Terminations are part of the plan,” workers’ rights groups say.
At least three have died from the flooding unleashed by the storm, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a torrent of criticism for his government’s response. When the storm hit, he was spending the weekend at a 115-room mansion in Kent.
Marine veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams, 96, at his home in Ona, W.Va. (Rich-Joseph Facun for The Post)
Marine veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams, 96, at his home in Ona, W.Va. (Rich-Joseph Facun for The Post)
U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. (Joe Rosenthal/AP)
U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. (Joe Rosenthal/AP)
Hershel Williams wears a duplicate copy of the Medal of Honor he was awarded for his service at the Battle of Iwo Jima. (Rich-Joseph Facun for The Post)
Hershel Williams wears a duplicate copy of the Medal of Honor he was awarded for his service at the Battle of Iwo Jima. (Rich-Joseph Facun for The Post)
On that day 75 years ago this month, Hershel Williams destroyed seven Japanese pill boxes.
Perspective
A commissioner’s most crucial role is dealing with a sport in crisis, and MLB has been let down at every turn.
After taking a break from professional comedians, the organization has returned to tradition. Thompson will be the latest in a long line of “Saturday Night Live” stars to perform at the event.
Special Report

Cardinal McCarrick secretly gave nearly $1 million to group led by cleric accused of sexual misconduct

He also supported leniency for its founder after the Vatican punished him for sexual wrongdoing, internal church documents show.
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Diane Keaton neglected her mentally ill brother for most of his life. Now she’s trying to make it right.

She rose higher and higher. He sank lower and lower. With a new book, the actress tries to bridge the divide.
Retropolis

Everyone loved George Washington, until he became president

The dissatisfaction got so bad during Washington’s second term that Congress voted down adjourning to celebrate his birthday.
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