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The president’s proposed budget would increase defense-related spending by $54 billion and cut virtually the same amount from other federal agencies while preserving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — setting up a potential clash with Republicans in Congress who insist those entitlement programs must be overhauled to ensure the government’s fiscal health.
The class-action lawsuit against Sterling Jewelers, an American retailing giant behind the Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers stores, alleges female employees were routinely groped, demeaned and urged to sexually cater to their bosses to stay employed, according to just-released testimony.
The federal government filed a motion seeking to drop its claim that the Texas law, one of the strictest in the country, is intentionally racially discriminatory. Lawyers said in Monday’s filing that rather than litigate the question, the administration wants to give state lawmakers an opportunity to adjust the rule.
Jacqueline and Angel Rayos-Garcia with their father at their home in Mesa, Ariz. (Conor E. Ralph for The Washington Post)
Jacqueline and Angel Rayos-Garcia with their father at their home in Mesa, Ariz. (Conor E. Ralph for The Washington Post)
Authorities had known Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was undocumented since 2008, when she was arrested for using a fake Social Security number. For the past eight years, the 35-year-old woman who had left Mexico at age 14 checked in with immigration officials and was allowed to return to her life with her two American-born children and her husband. But this time, she wasn’t allowed to leave.
Oscars 2017
Nearly two minutes after people from the wrong movie had started making their speeches, another drama started unfolding on the stage at the Dolby Theatre.
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A report issued by a civilian oversight agency raised questions about the use of pepper spray, “sting grenades” and the procedures used to arrest 231 people on charges of felony rioting.
Perspective
Rather than dining at one of D.C.’s finest spots, the president instead ventured less than a mile from the White House to eat at a restaurant in his own hotel.
Narges Shafeirad was sentenced to 50 years in prison for poisoning her 5-year-old son with cold medicine and then staged a fiery car crash with his body wedged on a back seat floorboard.
“If he wasn’t so shy and retiring, he might make something of himself,” a fellow governor cracked as Terry McAuliffe stole the show at the National Governors Association meeting in D.C., where he played down but didn’t dismiss the idea of national aspirations.
Perspective
So far, President Trump hasn’t embraced many of Washington’s traditions. With seven weeks to go, there’s still no information about the egg roll, the largest annual public event at the White House.
One of the suspects was linked to the scene of the August shooting by a GPS tracking device he was wearing under court order, according to Prince George’s police.
The threats made against the schools come at a time when Jewish institutions have seen a rapid rise in hate messaging.
A pumpkin sculpture was damaged on Saturday, causing museum officials to temporarily close part of the wildly popular exhibit, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,“ which opened last week.
The eight-bedroom, 13-bathroom, 24,000-square-foot mansion that is an homage to Versailles was purchased for $12 million — $2 million below its list price.
Rep. Devin Nunes contended that there is no need at this time for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of contact between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides. But other GOP lawmakers are split over how aggressively to pursue the claims.
A judge ordered a Pennsylvania school district to allow Juliet Evancho and two other plaintiffs to use bathrooms that match their gender identity while their court case proceeds.
Elon Musk’s rocket company said the two have paid a “significant deposit” for the mission, which is contingent on their passing health and fitness tests. The flight would last about a week.
President Trump, who is said to be planning an executive order related to HBCUs, greeted dozens of college leaders in the Oval Office on Monday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will also speak to the leaders tomorrow.
Analysis
A review shows the paper’s reporting is actually broadly correct, and there’s little reluctance to offer fixes to even minor things, such as middle initials or incorrect titles.
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