The president has fired or threatened nearly a dozen current and former officials connected to the investigation he labels a “rigged witch hunt.” This week he stripped former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance and announced others were under review.
The Defense Department and White House will instead “explore opportunities in 2019” for the Washington military parade sought by President Trump, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.
Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who faces 18 counts of bank fraud and lying — and the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison. The jury will resume deliberations Friday.
Benin has asked for the return of artifacts on display at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. (Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)
Benin has asked for the return of artifacts on display at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. (Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)
Europe’s grand museums feature items acquired in dubious circumstances or plundered outright. Now the continent’s leading cultural institutions are beginning to reevaluate colonial-era artifacts and, in some cases, discuss returning them to their countries of origin — under certain terms.
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Lawmakers from both parties view the last-minute move as a back-door attempt by the administration to achieve cuts that it has sought, despite their objections, before Congress can do anything about it.
The court had never experienced anything like the intensity of the vitriol and volume of the response, which required it to go on lockdown for an afternoon, officials said.
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Goucher College will do away with nine majors in a cost-cutting “academic revitalization.” At least one new major will be offered, in visual and material culture.
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Allam Moussa, the Palestinian Authority’s minister of communications, said the backlog of mail, which dates to 2010, was allowed in from Jordan after long negotiations with Israeli authorities. The mail will take weeks to deliver.
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