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Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decision to step aside this week came in the aftermath of the release of thousands of embarrassing internal email exchanges that revealed party officials discussing boosting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy during the primaries, while disparaging Sen. Bernie Sanders. Longtime strategist Donna Brazile will take over as interim chair.
It has been an open secret that one of the weakest elements of the party under President Obama has been the Democratic National Committee, and the email debacle confirms that it has been more or less isolated from key elements of the party — including the White House.
The extraordinary charge came as some national security officials have grown increasingly concerned about possible efforts by Russia to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.
Her Monday night appearance reflects her popularity — and could offer hints of her future plans.
Humidity levels will rise tonight and combine with possible triple-digit temperatures to create uncomfortable if not downright dangerous conditions tomorrow. Heat index values could be as high as 115 degrees.
Transport DC, which provides $5 cab rides, has outgrown its budget and is being scaled back to its original purpose: medical appointments and work-related trips.
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Before he was the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth was the southpaw from St. Mary’s orphanage. A tour of Baltimore-area sites trod by the Bambino begins at his birthplace, just a short walk from Oriole Park at Camden Yard.
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Doug Hakey snags several balls at every Nationals or Orioles home game he attends. How does he do it?
The Washington closer had been stellar in his previous seven appearances, but allowed four runs in the ninth inning in the series finale against San Diego.
A reader worries that her stepdaughter will face discrimination in the interview process.
New running apps blur the line between virtual reality and real life.
Create a beautiful, clutter-free entryway for a home at any budget.
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Several of the nominee's top allies have said he no longer wants a religion-based ban. But Donald Trump just clarified that he's not softening his view: "In fact, you could say it's an expansion."
The GOP nominee seemed skeptical of accusations by at least two dozen women that they had been sexually harassed by his longtime friend: "Some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he's helped them."
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International federations governing the 28 sports have only a 12-day window to review the International Olympic Committee's stated criteria and determine which Russian athletes should be allowed to compete.
Researchers reported that occupations with the highest levels of protections included lawyer, teacher, social worker, engineer and doctor.
The team cited its pitching ace, who took a knife to the 1976-style collars: “Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment."
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