Officials are warning that the $1.5 trillion tax legislation in Congress, which would eliminate or curtail taxpayers’ ability to deduct the cost of state and local taxes from their federal tax bill, threatens to undermine local leaders’ ability to raise money for government services, including police and schools.
The president abruptly reversed his administration’s decision, announced a day earlier, to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet that he was putting the decision “on hold” until further review.
Greg Gianforte won Montana’s U.S. House seat 24 hours after the assault, and he later pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted reporter Ben Jacobs. Newly public records raise questions about whether he was truthful with authorities.
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As a growing number of prominent men have publicly faced accusations, the president has been selective in responding, based largely on whether the accused is an ally or foe and focusing relatively little on the alleged victims.
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“The secret police ... pushed me so hard against the wall that I had blood coming from my head.”
The teenage prisoner, now 22, from Hyesan. She escaped from North Korea in 2013.
“Lots of police officers and security agents would come to my house to smoke, and of course I didn’t charge them — they were my protection.”
The drug dealer, 46, from Hoeryong. He escaped in 2014.
“I once went for six months without getting any salary at all.”
The construction worker, now 40, from Pyongyang. He escaped in 2015.
“When you go into the market you say to the vendors: Do you have anything delicious today?”
The phone connector, 49, from Hoeryong. She escaped in 2013.
“We would stand up in class and say, ‘Thank you, General Kim Jong Un.’”
The elementary schoolgirl, 7, from Ryongchon. She escaped in July 2017.
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In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The Washington Post talked with more than 25 North Koreans from different walks of life who escaped the brutal regime of the “Great Successor.”
The Facebook comments by Bill O'Neill, a Democrat currently on the state's Supreme Court, drew swift, bipartisan condemnation from politicians and Ohio’s chief justice.
The bill from Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) stands little chance of passage, but some aides said it may pressure lawmakers to insist on privacy-enhancing reforms as they look toward an end-of-year deadline to reauthorize the data collection program.
Three days after he was grilled on Capitol Hill over his knowledge of Trump campaign contact with Russians, the attorney general opened a speech with jokes on the subject.
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The powerful and influential Senate staffer was once known as “Little Lyndon” for copying his mentor's clothes, mannerisms and naming two of his children after the former president.
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Few in memory have been nominated with credentials quite like those of Brett Joseph Talley, 36, an Alabama native, a political speechwriter, an author of horror books and a fledgling lawyer who has never tried a case.
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