Acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker stands in vivid contrast to his predecessors, whose résumés typically boast judgeships, partnerships at prestigious firms and senior roles in the Justice Department. One White House official acknowledged that Whitaker, who had been Jeff Sessions’s chief of staff, received little vetting.
The first lady’s decision to publicly push for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel shows a new willingness to weigh in on White House operations.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the arrest of Avenatti, a Democratic lawyer whose public profile exploded this year when he sued President Trump on behalf of adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
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The new Senate package includes language that lowers mandatory minimum sentences for drug felonies, including reducing the "three-strike" penalty from life behind bars to 25 years.
The move could complicate Republicans’ hope of confirming dozens of conservative judges this year.
In an electoral year marked by a record number of women joining the House, incoming female Democrats may help decide Nancy Pelosi’s fate.
Controversial regulation governing campus investigations set for release in coming days.
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Fueled by school shootings, campus safety has grown into a $2.7 billion industry. But little research has been done on whether the measures are effective. The Post surveyed schools that have endured a shooting since 2012 to ask what, if anything, could have prevented the violence.
The conference opened dramatically with the Vatican’s insistence that the body delay a vote on reform measures until a major Vatican synod in the winter.
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