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Nearly everyone at the meeting between Republican lawmakers and the president had a different take on the scene that unfolded at the White House on Tuesday. This account of the Senate measure’s shaky rollout is based on interviews with more than a dozen senators, aides and other well-connected Republicans, many of whom requested anonymity to offer candid perspective.
The lack of “Obamacare repeal” coverage by Fox News and other conservative outlets would have been unthinkable just six months ago, but it reflects a general decline of their interest in an issue that had united Republicans for seven years.
Cardinal George Pell arrives to make a statement at the Vatican. (AP)
Cardinal George Pell arrives to make a statement at the Vatican. (AP)
Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s treasurer, denied the accusations against him and announced that he would take a leave of absence to defend himself. The Vatican said his work to reform the church’s finances will continue while he is away.
Her pledge echoed a rare joint statement from Germany, France and Italy rebuking President Trump’s call to revise the agreement.
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A group of tearful bystanders sought information on a loved one who they thought might be the victim in a neighborhood once so notorious for crime that police established military-style checkpoints in 2009.
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Thanks to an aggressive “tier” structure for tickets, the answer is almost certainly yes.
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(Calla Kessler / The Washington Post)
Replacing the 325-year-old red oak tree that crashed to the ground in the quiet Shepherd Park neighborhood will take time — or really, lifetimes.
One of the suspects worked for the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, authorities said.
The former congressman is leading a new political action committee that has raised $260,000 aimed at ending the GOP’s longtime majority in the commonwealth’s House of Delegates.
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Some worshipers don’t like the idea of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson looking over their shoulders.
Instructions issued by the State Department define the “close” family or business ties to the U.S. that will be required of new applicants from the six nations and all would-be refugees.
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President Trump had criticized former president Barack Obama’s strategy as weak and promised a new one within 30 days of his inauguration.
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For the seventh time in the past nine briefings, TV cameras and live audio broadcasts were banned.
The woman reportedly tried to break free from the umpire’s grip as her feet dangled off the bridge’s edge.
“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli went on trial Wednesday for allegedly defrauding investors after the court struggled for three days to seat a jury.
“Everybody kept telling me, ‘No, no, no, don’t push. Keep it in,’” the mother told reporters. The baby will receive a free flight on his birthday each year for life, the airline said.
In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.
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