The Saudi government said it fired five top officials and arrested 18 other Saudis as a result of an investigation showing that Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fistfight in the country’s consulate. President Trump responded to the Saudi announcement, saying “I think it’s a great first step.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kept focusing attention on what he called a brazen, state-sponsored assassination on Turkey’s soil.
Khashoggi, a contributing columnist for The Post, disappeared after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. (Video: The Post; photo: AP)
The criticism clashes with President Trump’s desire to continue to export planes, missiles and tanks to the kingdom, which he said is vital for the American economy and national security.
The Trump administration’s struggles to curtail illegal immigration have exposed a deep rift among the president and his top advisers, one that could lead to changes in the Cabinet and undermine the government’s response to a record surge of migrant families at the southern border.
The historic contest centers on race, identity politics and the deep divide on those subjects within the electorate. And for the two candidates, it’s also personal.
The remains of Francisco Franco may soon be moved from the Valley of the Fallen. (Getty Images)
The remains of Francisco Franco may soon be moved from the Valley of the Fallen. (Getty Images)
A protester displays pictures of people who went missing during Francisco Franco’s reign. (Getty Images)
A protester displays pictures of people who went missing during Francisco Franco’s reign. (Getty Images)
People opposed to moving Franco’s remains perform fascist salutes. (Getty Images)
People opposed to moving Franco’s remains perform fascist salutes. (Getty Images)
The government insists that removing the autocrat Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen, a sprawling state-funded monument, is essential to dignify Spanish democracy. But the country has never achieved consensus about its bloody civil war and decades of dictatorship.
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The political irony: The issue that propelled the GOP to take over Congress in 2010 threatens the party now.
National security adviser John Bolton has told U.S. allies he believes the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty puts Washington in an “excessively weak position” against Russia “and more importantly China,” a diplomat said.
The decline in fertility rates in the United States has been going on so long that if things continue, demographers say, the country may face an extreme population imbalance in the future.
This marks the first criminal case prosecutors have brought accusing a foreign national of interference in the upcoming midterm elections.
Suzanne Israel Tufts's departure ends a madcap week, as the administration quickly scuttled an arrangement to make her acting Interior watchdog amid media reports and scrutiny from Capitol Hill lawmakers.
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LAD 1 0 0 0 1 - - - - 2 5 0
MIL 4 1 0 0 0 - - - - 5 7 0
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Wood pitching.
Muncy in as first baseman.
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HR: LAD: Freese (1).
RBI: LAD: Freese 2 (2); MIL: Aguilar 2 (3).
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Batting: AB H R HR RBI
D. Freese 1B 3 2 1 1 2
A. Wood P 0 0 0 0 0
M. Muncy 2B-1B 2 0 0 0 0
J. Turner 3B 3 1 0 0 0
M. Machado SS 3 0 0 0 0
C. Belling... CF 2 0 0 0 0
C. Taylor LF 2 1 0 0 0
Y. Puig RF 2 0 0 0 0
A. Barnes C 2 0 0 0 0
H. Ryu P 1 1 0 0 0
J. Urias P 0 0 0 0 0
B. Dozier PH-2B 0 0 1 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
H. Ryu 3 7 5 0 3
J. Urias 1 0 0 0 2
A. Wood 0 0 0 0 0
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Batting: AB H R HR RBI
L. Cain CF 3 1 1 0 0
C. Yelich RF 3 1 1 0 0
R. Braun LF 2 1 1 0 1
T. Shaw 2B 2 0 0 0 0
J. Aguilar 1B 1 1 1 0 2
M. Moustak... 3B 2 1 1 0 1
E. Kratz C 2 1 0 0 1
O. Arcia SS 2 1 0 0 0
W. Miley P 2 0 0 0 0
C. Knebel P 0 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
W. Miley 4 5 2 1 4
C. Knebel 0 0 0 0 1
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