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The Debrief

Trump, frustrated by unpopularity with Jews, thrusts Israel into his culture war

The president’s words about Jews magnify his transactional approach to politics and his miscalculation that his support for Israel should automatically translate into electoral support from Jewish Americans.

House Democrats face a long path to getting Trump’s tax returns before 2020 election

House Democrats face internal divisions over whether they could have moved faster to secure the president's financial records.

The war inside Palantir: Data-mining firm’s ties to ICE under attack by employees

The company provides digital profiling tools to the federal government as it carries out President Trump’s increasingly controversial immigration policies.
A tent encampment near downtown Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
A tent encampment near downtown Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)

Should people have a right to sleep on city streets? Austin joins the national battle over urban homelessness.

A new city rule allows people to sleep in public, but some residents are revolting over homeless encampments.
Visual Story

Why is the Amazon burning?

The region is home to some of the wettest land on earth, soaked in more than 400 inches of rain each year. So how can it burn? And why are wildfires — blazes that spewed so much smoke this week that they turned the Sao Paulo day into night — growing?
After pressure from Capitol Hill, the Trump administration backed off a proposal that drew criticism from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
The revelation came a day after President Trump called off a trip to Denmark because, he said, the country’s leader was not interested in selling Greenland to the United States.
Supporters see the plan as a way President Trump could move the ball forward on gun control following recent mass shootings.
We had etiquette experts shed light on gratuities for bellhops, hotel housekeeping, an airport shuttle driver who unloads bags and more.
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Perspective
We tested how the new offering stacks up against the competition.
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From The Magazine

My life with face blindness

When your brain won’t let you recognize people, how do you navigate the world?
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Special Report

Hate-crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted.

Ashly Taylor was shot for being a lesbian. Then she watched as the hatred that fueled the attack was ignored in court.
(Andrew Colin Beck for The Post)
(Andrew Colin Beck for The Post)
Voraciously

The real reason you should stop eating lunch at your desk

The Internet is not your friend. So don’t spend time with it during the midday feast.
(Adriana Usero/The Washington Post)
Why you should be worried about the fires raging in the Amazon
Why you should be worried about the fires raging in the Amazon
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How Trump has talked about Jewish Americans
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The critical role ICE plays in Trump’s immigration push
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Is the new Popeyes chicken sandwich really better than Chick-fil-A's?
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