Reporter
“Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?”
President Trump
“Thank you very much. No.”
Reporter
“No? You don’t believe that to be the case?”
President Trump
“No.”
Jessica Lopez packages wire coil nails at Mid Continent Nail Corp. in Poplar Bluff, Mo. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Jessica Lopez packages wire coil nails at Mid Continent Nail Corp. in Poplar Bluff, Mo. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Ken Henson, a manual machine operator, works inside the machine shop. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Ken Henson, a manual machine operator, works inside the machine shop. (Brad Vest for The Post)
A forklift driver moves pallets of nails inside the warehouse. (Brad Vest for The Post)
A forklift driver moves pallets of nails inside the warehouse. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Nails move through a machine at Mid Continent. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Nails move through a machine at Mid Continent. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Trade restrictions aimed at preventing U.S. jobs from heading elsewhere have instead hampered one company’s effort to create jobs in the United States. Company officials say that without relief, Mid Continent, a Missouri nail plant, could be out of business by Labor Day — or that remaining production could move to Mexico or another country.
A Democratic senator says Brett Kavanaugh, who served as associate White House counsel, was “not accurate” on the issue in testimony he gave under oath in a 2006 confirmation hearing to be an appeals court judge.
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Medics have treated patients for symptoms that appear to be consistent with K2, or synthetic marijuana, officials said. On Wednesday, four people were found unconscious about two blocks from police headquarters.
After a school board vote, a rural county was set to be first in the state to arm educators. “People more or less want something done, and this was the best we could do at this time,” said a school official.
An annual summer event in Maryland attracted a plethora of candidates in November’s election, but the spotlight remained on incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous.
District officials said in May that 164 students — nearly 30 percent of its student body — were suspected of living outside the city while claiming to be D.C. residents, a move that the city says allowed them to attend the prestigious school free of charge.
A new pricing system will result in lower water and sewer bills for larger households and higher bills for residents who live alone, the utility said.
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Ahead of Robert Wilkie’s likely confirmation to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than a dozen career civil servants have been moved from the headquarters' leadership suite and reassigned to lower-profile roles.
The law’s passage was celebrated as a historic moment by Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies, but Arab officials attacked the law, with one advocate saying it has key elements of apartheid.
The alleged covert agent linked to wealthy businessmen with ties to the Putin administration was ordered held without bond after federal prosecutors argued strongly against her release.
Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the British Medical Journal reported.
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(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
Longtime Washingtonians hoped the former president and first lady would become unofficial ambassadors for the nation’s capital, embracing their adopted city. Instead, they’ve embraced their new lives as private citizens, emphasis on “private.”
Rep. Jason Lewis, who represents a Minnesota district that many believe to be in play for Democrats in the midterm elections, made the remarks on a syndicated radio show he hosted in the years before he was elected.
Wilmington’s mayor apologized and faulted not just the city’s handling of the incident but also the justifications it made after the children were kicked out.
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