The Republican-led Senate has installed 24 appellate court judges since January 2017 and is poised to confirm two more this week, a record for a president’s first two years.
Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and an anti-immigration hard-liner, has sought to align himself as closely as possible with President Trump and his administration.
The Debrief
President Trump’s calling Omarosa Manigault Newman a dog drew stern condemnations. Trump is the first president in more than a century not to have a dog, and his dislike for the pets shows in his frequent put-downs.
 Cardinal Donald Wuerl spent 18 years as the bishop of Pittsburgh. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl spent 18 years as the bishop of Pittsburgh. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
The Washington archbishop served for 18 years as bishop of Pittsburgh, making him one of the church officials whose actions were examined by a grand jury. The investigation depicts Wuerl’s actions in Pittsburgh as mixed, at times stopping abusive priests from continuing in their ministries in the diocese and at other times guiding them right back into parishes.
A toxic, red algae bloom has left a trail of dead marine animals, fleeing tourists and abandoned beaches along 150 miles of southwestern Florida coastline, threatening to disrupt the state’s vital tourist season.
Four states have elections today. Here’s what’s in play.
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Late-breaking scandals could weigh on key races in Minnesota, a crowded field of Democrats is running to challenge Wisconsin’s governor, and Republicans like their chances at electing or reelecting center-right governors in Connecticut and Vermont.
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Even though Tiffany Trump has seemed uninterested in political engagement, Georgetown Law is hardly a refuge from the controversies of her father’s administration.
The decision is a common tactic by defense lawyers, who often prefer to attack the government’s case by grilling prosecution witnesses instead of offering their own.
Lawyers in Ohio filed a class-action lawsuit earlier this month, alleging Judge Joseph Kirby at the Warren County Probate Court engaged in a pattern of intentional discrimination against transgender youth.
Video shows eyewitnesses screaming just after a section of the bridge gave way. One truck was stopped a few feet from the edge of the chasm — the edge of the bridge sheared cleanly off.
Perspective
The school’s handling of the tragedy, from the time Jordan McNair suffered heatstroke at a practice in May to Tuesday’s news conference by university leaders to apologize for his death, has harmed the entire institution.
Najwa Elyazgi, a recent George Mason University graduate, hopes to continue her education at Harvard. But she's afraid to go home to Libya for the summer, fearing she won't be allowed to return to the U.S.
Among 50 provisions that President Trump disputed were sections that could constrain him on Russia and the Korean peninsula. His predecessors also regularly issued signing statements disputing parts of the annual defense policy bill.
Analysis
Although “Infinity War” had the biggest collection of Avengers on the big screen so far, their antagonist was the real star of the film, which was released Tuesday on DVD.
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