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The White House said the president was open to delaying funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border until September as the administration sought to project confidence that a new spending bill would be passed by the Friday deadline and a government shutdown would be avoided.
Sticking to one of his campaign pledges but shattering another, President Trump instructed advisers to drastically cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent. By doing so — but not committing to measures that would offset the revenue loss — Trump is making clear he is putting a priority on cutting taxes over the national debt.
The second lethal injection of the night had been temporarily halted as a federal judge considered claims that the first execution may have been botched. But late Monday, Marcel W. Williams’s death sentence was carried out.
Rep. Will Hurd speaks to his constituents at an event in San Antonio. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Rep. Will Hurd speaks to his constituents at an event in San Antonio. (Melina Mara/The Post)
As Democrats try for an anti-Trump wave in next year’s midterm elections, break-the-mold Republican Will Hurd is fighting to hold a vast, politically volatile district along the U.S.-Mexico border with a battle plan that includes being one of the harshest GOP critics of the president’s push to build a wall along that border.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the administration is planning to impose a roughly 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber imported from Canada, in what may be the biggest trade dispute between the U.S. and its northern neighbor in over a decade.
Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill yanked his endorsement of longtime ally Corey Stewart over his Confederate-centric campaign in the GOP primary. Four of the Republicans who serve with Stewart on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors will back his GOP rival, Ed Gillespie.
Fire swept through a nearly completed seven-story apartment building in Prince George’s County Monday morning, saturating an area of College Park with so much smoke that a nearby apartment with many seniors was evacuated and the University of Maryland closed.
Jasmine Orsted settled a lawsuit against the University of Mary Washington, and she said she hopes her decision to take a stand, instead of ignoring fellow students' comments, helps others.
The activists lit joints as they called on the federal government to remove marijuana from the nation’s list of most dangerous drugs and recognize that it is legal in the nation’s capital.
John Brewer had been on administrative leave from Dominion High since early December amid questions about a glowing recommendation he made for a former band teacher later accused of inappropriate behavior with students.
NBA Playoffs
Round 1, Game 4
The Wizards allowed 34 points in the fourth quarter, and the defense squandered the best shooting night of the series from Bradley Beal as they fell to the Hawks, 111-101.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
A number of Washington's moves this season were made with a potential playoff matchup against Pittsburgh in mind. Now the Capitals will see if they pay off.
A string of hits in the late innings proved to be Washington’s downfall in an 8-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Capital Weather Gang
Washington’s April temperatures this spring have more closely resembled what’s normal in Memphis.
Some lawmakers questioned whether President Trump intends to use the highly sensitive meeting as a photo op ahead of his symbolic 100-day mark.
The move on Wednesday could upend protections that previous presidents have put in place in Utah and elsewhere across the country.
The Take
The mismatch between a president who promised to shake up Washington and the slow pace on Capitol Hill is causing tensions as the 100-day mark nears.
The Fix
On the day he was originally scheduled to return to Fox News from vacation, O’Reilly spoke out on a podcast about the sexual harassment allegations that led to his ouster and hinted at a campaign to clear his name.
The post prompted questions about whether the federal government improperly promoted the president’s moneymaking enterprises. In a statement, the State Department apologized for “any misperception.”
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