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Watchdog details internal tensions over FBI’s probe of Trump

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said U.S. Attorney John Durham failed to convince him that the FBI's 2016 investigation of the Trump campaign was improperly opened.
Horowitz noted his investigators found no evidence of “political bias or improper motivation,” though they did find other failures.
(Reuters)
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6 takeaways from the Michael Horowitz hearing

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The Afghanistan Papers A Secret History of the War | Part 3
A Secret History of the War | Part 3
U.S. soldiers prepare to engage with Taliban forces in November 2001 in Mazar-e Sharif, in northern Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
In 2002, President George W. Bush meets with Hamid Karzai, chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan. (Robert A. Reeder/The Post)
The remains of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman arrive at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in 2002. (Air Force/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in December 2009, announcing a troop surge in Afghanistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Spec. Caleb McKinnon embraces his wife, Savannah McKinnon, as he prepares to be deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Campbell in 2014. (Matt McClain/The Post)
An open-air vegetable market in Kabul. (Javier Manzano for The Post)

House Judiciary panel poised to debate articles of impeachment against Trump tonight

The committee is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. to hear opening statements from its 40 attending members before an expected vote Thursday after it considers amendments.

Trump health promises thwarted by feuding aides, shifting orders

Though polls show the issue is critically important to voters, President Trump has failed to deliver on his most important health-care promises. Infighting in the Health and Human Services Department has also spilled into view in recent days.

Jersey City mayor calls fatal shooting at kosher deli a targeted hate crime

Four people, including a police officer, and the two suspects were dead by the end of Tuesday's hours-long gun battle.
President Trump said he would sign the $738 billion defense policy bill, which permits the creation of a sixth branch of the military and extends 12 weeks of paid parental leave to more than 2 million federal workers. The Senate still must vote on the legislation.
The country will vote again in March. But this time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a leadership challenge in his own Likud party.
The former Hollywood producer, who is awaiting trial on sex-crime charges, has had dozens of bracelet-monitoring violations, a prosecutor said.
The White House hoped the shuttering of the Office of Personnel Management could serve as a blueprint for eliminating other federal offices.
(Adam Brumm/Ratno Sardi)
(Adam Brumm/Ratno Sardi)
People living on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi depicted what scientists interpret as supernatural people hunting pigs and horned animals as long as 44,000 years ago.
Sunny Eaton and Karin Balsley spent years away from a permanent home, driving and camping in their modified ’97 Toyota Land Cruiser. They have outfitted it to suit their needs.
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Trump signs order on anti-Semitism, plunging into fierce campus conflicts over Israel, Palestine

Jews are divided over the president's move to consider Judaism akin to an ethnicity under federal civil rights law.
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2 million Americans still don’t have running water, report says

Native American households are 19 times as likely as white households to lack indoor plumbing, the report notes.
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Time names climate activist Greta Thunberg as ‘Person of the Year’

The Swedish teen was on a shortlist with President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the whistleblower and the Hong Kong protesters.
(The Washington Post)
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