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Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff

A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the Constitution, and a photojournalist reconnects with a subject gone viral.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes votes back her Brexit deal.
With a Brexit deal drafted between her country and the E.U., Theresa May now faces her next big challenge -- the House of Commons. With lawmakers set to vote next week, May says, "there's a deal, no deal or no Brexit.”
William Booth, The Post's London bureau chief, says “everything” is at stake ahead of next week’s vote.

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Saudi Arabia paid an American lobbyist to send veterans to D.C. after the 2016 election -- and they stayed in Trump’s hotel.
In January 2017, groups were flown to Washington to lobby against a bill they were told would hurt veterans. That in itself is not unusual -- special-interest groups are often flown to Washington to lobby for causes. But it quickly became clear this wasn’t an ordinary trip.

“One guy said, ‘You know, I’m used to going places and staying in a Holiday Inn with four other guys in the room and eating Slim Jims and Ritz crackers,’ ” reporter David Fahrenthold says. “Veterans’ events are done on a budget usually. But this was different.”

The veterans were staying in the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue -- and soon it became clear that wasn’t a coincidence. Now the trips have raised questions about the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which prohibits presidents from taking payments from foreign governments.

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A photojournalist tells a migrant family’s story from the caravan.
Post photographer Carolyn Van Houten captured a picture that wound up going viral. It was of a young girl and her family as they traveled in the migrant caravan approaching Mexico’s border. Van Houten didn’t expect to see the girl again, but fate intervened many miles later.

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