A measure passed at the behest of drug companies has hurt efforts to stop suspicious shipments of prescription pain pills and slowed other efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration, recently retired investigators told The Washington Post and “60 Minutes.”
The beleaguered secretary of state seemed focused this week on rebooting his image, but went off script with another invitation for talks with North Korea, exasperating President Trump and White House officials.
No one had thought to bring together the women accusing President Trump of sexual misconduct. But a liberal former Hollywood producer and his colleague set up a private dinner for some of the women in New York, followed by a media blitz that attracted international attention.
Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an unprecedented assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. Interviews with more than 50 U.S. officials show that the personal insecurities of the president have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat, with Trump resisting or attempting to roll back efforts to hold Moscow to account as he tries to forge a partnership with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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The comments are likely to bolster Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has said reining in the armed Shiite militias is needed to stabilize the country as it reckons with the physical and social damage of the Islamic State occupation.
Streep, along with co-star Tom Hanks, director Steven Spielberg and other cast members, appeared at The Post to discuss the new film, which touches on issues of sexism that feel particularly relevant in the current conversation about sexual harassment.
Some GOP lawmakers want to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III from factions of their own party who have said his investigation is tainted because of evidence that members of his team disliked President Trump.
The Switch
Net neutrality isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue. It’s about the startups that can’t buy first-class access. Certain websites could slow to a crawl. Or perhaps they wouldn’t show up at all.
Fact Checker
From Sean Spicer to Sen. Bernie Sanders to President Trump, here is our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2017.
Critic’s Notebook
People love to pick on chain restaurants — their uniformity and ubiquity make them easy targets. But not all chains are created equal, and The Post’s food critic set out to see how they stacked up. Here’s what’s good — and what’s not — at 10 full-service chains.
Hours before Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson’s body was found, he wrote on Facebook: “I cannot handle it any longer … BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.”
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