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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 “documentary or testimonial evidence” of “political bias or improper motivation,” but they did find failures up and down the chain of command.
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6 takeaways from the Michael Horowitz hearing

After Sen. Lindsey Graham's broadside against the FBI to start the hearing, here's what we learned.
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.

Fed predicts no interest rate cuts in 2020, ignoring Trump’s calls to boost the economy

The central bank said the U.S. economy is in a good place and does not need an extra boost.

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.
The country will vote again in March. But this time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a leadership challenge in his own Likud party.
The White House hoped the shuttering of the Office of Personnel Management could serve as a blueprint for eliminating other federal offices.
The former Hollywood producer, who is awaiting trial on sex-crime charges, has had dozens of bracelet-monitoring violations, a prosecutor said.
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.
(Adam Brumm/Ratno Sardi)
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People living on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi drew this image of supernatural people hunting pigs and horned animals as long as 44,000 years ago.
In 1998, when the House impeached President Clinton, Congress had completed its legislative work in mid-October. Today, they have a hefty list of must-do items.
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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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Trump expected to sign order defining Judaism as a nationality for purposes of civil rights law

Some have criticized the definition as overly broad and an effort to block legitimate criticism of Israel or support for the Palestinians.
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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.
(Allie Caren/The Washington Post)
A brief history of Time's annual Person of the Year
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