The senator and former governor of Virginia became the pick after a search that included less-conventional candidates who offered greater appeal to the party's liberal base. He won out because of a calculation that his addition to the ticket could outgun Donald Trump's outsider bombast.
More than 200 people were injured in the explosion that shattered a square packed with demonstrators, mostly ethnic Hazara Shiites. The Islamic State’s press branch claimed responsibility for the attack in the Afghanistan capital.
The state’s highest court ruled 4 to 3 that the governor overstepped his clemency powers by issuing an order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated, on probation or parole.
The 2016 election is unlike any before it. The campaign has seen the rise of Donald Trump, the New York provocateur who has seized the Republican Party from its bewildered establishment and seized an angry electorate. What's happening in America? What does it mean to be American? For nearly 35 days, Washington Post journalists crossed the nation looking for answers, chronicling them in this book.