Former assistant attorney general Christopher A. Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to become the FBI’s eighth director.

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Australian politician under fire for wearing Burqa in Senate

The leader of Australia's far-right One Nation party, Pauline Hanson, wore a burqa in parliament August 17. Hanson said the stunt was to highlight her call for a ban on the garment worn by some Muslim women.

Tucker Carlson defends President Trump, blames the left for violence

President Trump's news conference on Aug. 15.

Shulkin quotes German pastor warning about Nazis

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Aug. 16 quoted German pastor Martin Niemöller who warned about the dangers of not speaking out against the Nazis before they rose to power in Germany.

Shulkin: ‘I am outraged’ by white supremacists

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Aug. 16 said “it is a dishonor to our country’s veterans to allow the Nazis and the white supremacists to go unchallenged.”

Carson comments on Trump's reaction to Charlottesville

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke about the president's reaction to violence in Charlottesville while speaking in Denham Springs, La., on Aug. 14.

How Trump's talking points on Charlottesville match up with Fox News

A side-by-side look at how President Trump and Fox News pundits discussed the Charlottesville violence.

Man shoots nail into heart, lives to tell story

A Wisconsin man came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart, doctors said. Doug Bergeson calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room.

Philippine police kill 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day

Police in the Philippines killed 32 people as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Duterte welcomed the bloodshed.

Sessions criticizes Chicago's sanctuary city policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized Chicago's sanctuary city policy while speaking in Miami on Aug. 16.

NAFTA leaders outline priorities for modernization

At the start of talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, Aug. 16, U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer said "this agreement has failed" many Americans.

U.N. chief on consequences of war with North Korea: 'Too horrific to even contemplate'

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Aug. 16 it was time to "dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy" on North Korea.

The top 5 most liked tweets of all time

The list of most liked tweets of all time is dominated by former president Barack Obama, but includes a few entertainers too. Here are the top five most liked tweets.

Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump 'has some level of sympathy' for white supremacists

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told The Washington Post on Aug. 15 that President Trump “has some level of sympathy” for white supremacists in the wake of his remarks about events in Charlottesville.

Hope Hicks takes on expanded communications role at White House

Hope Hicks, a trusted confidante and adviser to President Trump, will serve as interim White House communications director.

Obama comments on race relations in America

While speaking on health insurance reform, President Obama responded to a question at his prime time news conference July 22, 2009, about the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black Harvard professor, at his own home over the weekend.

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Behind the circumcision ritual

Behind the circumcision ritual

Adults attending conversion classes at Sixth and I synagogue learn about the traditions behind the ancient Jewish practice of circumcision.

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

PostTV has incorporated technology that allows you to play any of our videos on your TV set through the popular Chromecast device. That means you can watch videos and news shows from The Washington Post and control the playback right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Property rights and the pipeline

South Dakota rancher John Harter tried to stop TransCanada from securing the right of eminent domain over his land where they want to put part of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, but Harter recently lost his battle in court.

Brazil swept up by new energy source

Brazil swept up by new energy source

In Northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.

Making the most out of your museum visit

Making the most out of your museum visit

The Post's Anne Midgette shares five tips for how to get the most out of your visit to a museum.

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.