Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination, his campaign chairman made the offer in an email, according to people familiar with the discussions. The emails are among tens of thousands of documents given to officials probing whether Trump associates worked with Russia as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.
The special counsel investigating Russian election meddling made a broad request for documents from the White House, which is working to turn over internal documents that span 13 categories, according to two people briefed on the requests. Robert S. Mueller III's team is also eyeing whether the president sought to obstruct the earlier Russia probe.
The most violent tropical cyclone to hit the island in more than 80 years knocked out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and decimated communities. The Category 4 storm also disabled radar, weather stations and cell towers, leaving an information vacuum in which officials could only speculate about damage, injuries or deaths.
The carved figures of Rebel leaders Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis at Stone Mountain, Ga. (European Pressphoto Agency)
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
White supremacists are still drawn to Stone Mountain, Ga., where the modern Klan was born and where carved images of rebel leaders loom over a park. Now, calls to remove the monument have roiled the state’s gubernatorial election and sparked what could be the most complex of the hot-button Confederate memorial fights erupting across the country.
Analysis
If the astoundingly unpopular block-grant proposal at the center of Cassidy-Graham becomes law, it might create enough incentive for Democrats to pass a sweeping Medicare expansion the next time they have 50 votes in the Senate.
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According to an accident report, “it appears that car R7022 lost all grounding capabilities,” indicating that the car may have had electrical current running through it.
Jeffrey Gerrish, a Washington lawyer, has been nominated to be the deputy U.S. trade representative.
Scott Brabrand, who will earn $290,000 a year, inherits a school system in one of the most affluent areas in the country and one well regarded for its consistently strong academic performance.
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Lena Geller had planned to make her cakes in her residence hall’s kitchen until she got an email from her dorm adviser.
Three workers at the steakhouse in the D.C. hotel said they were routinely given less-lucrative shifts and subject to racist behavior.
The former first lady toasted stylist and owner Yene Damtew, who was part of her glam squad for years.
Atlanta’s pitching melted down in a decisive inning as the Nationals won their third straight and 92nd of the season.
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Across Mexico City, thousands volunteered to provide aid or to pick through buildings destroyed by Tuesday afternoon’s 7.1 magnitude quake, the second major temblor in the past month and the deadliest in three decades.
She’s expected to win Sunday elections as attention turns to her legacy after 12 years in power.
WorldViews
Many people in both regions celebrate their right to cast a ballot, but it's far from certain that the outcome will be happy.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the president’s proposed wall violates federal environmental standards and unconstitutionally overrides the power vested in states.
The agency detected the breach last year, but didn't learn until last month that it may have been used for improper trading.
Analysis
The powerful storm decimated a Florida industry that was already in big trouble.
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