A month after President Trump declared the Islamic State defeated and ordered that the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria be withdrawn, the bombing showed that the militants are likely to remain a force in Syria for the foreseeable future.
The administration is calling for urgent new investments in missile-defense technologies, many of which the Pentagon pursued during the Cold War but abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
John Engler’s resignation makes him the university’s second leader to step down under pressure in the scandal surrounding Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State sports medicine doctor who is serving a prison sentence of at least 40 years.
The House speaker’s confrontational approach to the president has united Democrats and cheered liberals — but it also carries risks ahead of the 2020 campaign.
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State Sen. Amanda Chase decided to openly carry her gun after a colleague said he was mobbed by activists. “It empowers women,” she said.
Capital Weather Gang
Beyond the potential snow, sleet and freezing rain it could bring, the storm is also going to deliver the coldest air of the season by Monday.
The freshman, who flipped a red district last fall by channeling voters' anger toward the Trump administration, said building a wall is ineffective. Instead, she would like conversations to focus on analysis by intelligence and law enforcement officers of their needs.
Perspective
“It was a given that any of us could be killed,” recalled Joan Mulholland, who is now 77 and lives in Arlington.
Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude disagreed with members of the administration over housing policy and the White House’s attempt to block disaster funding for Puerto Rico, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
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Commentary about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s intelligence, clothing and working-class roots has been so relentless that even some Republicans are coming to her defense.
The Democratic senator from New York and new presidential candidate begins to define herself for voters: as a fighter and a mom, among other things.
Democrats fall short in their effort to block the easing of sanctions against a key Putin ally.
Analysis
Democrats have very real divisions about public education today — namely how schools should operate and what kind of schools the public should pay for.
The General Services Administration failed to determine whether the lease violates the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which bar presidents from taking payments from foreign governments or individual U.S. states, the agency's inspector general said.
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Jack Bogle
1929–2019
A towering figure in finance, he was known for creating index funds, a type of low-cost investment that allowed ordinary Americans to invest in a wide swath of companies.
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