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Donald Trump wooed union voters with promises of better trade deals and a manufacturing revival. Now, after the president-elect’s Twitter attack on a union official and his choice of a labor secretary who has been skeptical about raising the minimum wage, the labor movement’s rattled leaders face potential setbacks.
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have been highly critical of Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin, are leading calls to examine Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. election.
After Trump criticized a college student during the election campaign, she was blasted by calls, emails and social media messages attacking her. “I didn’t really know what his supporters were going to do, and that to me was the scariest part.” Lauren Batchelder said.
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As two wildfires that nearly destroyed Gatlinburg, Tenn., continued to smolder in the surrounding mountains, officials vowed to reopen for business today. But visitors who come for the start of the busy Christmas season will drive past the frightful remains of hotels and apartments that burned.
“For years, international sports competition has been unknowingly hijacked by the Russians,” an independent investigator said. The elaborate doping system and associated coverup began in at least 2011 and continued beyond the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Hillary Clinton challenged Congress to combat false and misleading news on social media, an issue that gripped her presidential campaign and culminated with a shooting incident Sunday in Northwest Washington.
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Hordes of would-be gamblers rushed in when the casino’s doors opened to the public on Thursday night, Within an hour, the casino reached its capacity of 9,000 and briefly stopped allowing anyone else in.
In letters to the House and Senate, the president authorized an average pay raise for 2017 of 2.1 percent, instead of the 1.6 percent he submitted in August.
The District and surrounding areas may see 10,000 Airbnb guests arriving for inaugural weekend, potentially bringing $3.5 million in income for hosts.
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Students call for an end to a licensing agreement unless working conditions improve for workers in the company’s Vietnam factory.
The Montgomery County high school teacher, Todd Michael Scriber, will be sentenced in January.
Rep. J. Randy Forbes, who was defeated in a Republican primary in June, is a longtime advocate for a 350-ship Navy.
The longtime D.C. company, the nation’s largest commercial mover, could not pay lease costs related to a new warehouse. “I made a couple of stupid mistakes,” owner John Kane said. “Our bank lost patience with us.”
As the “Back2Good” program launches, Metro hopes that these small fixes will have big effects on such vexing problems as hot cars, hissing brakes and broken doors.
Early-morning wind-chill readings may hover near 15 to 20 degrees. High temperatures will only reach in the upper 30s to low 40s.
“For years, international sports competition has been unknowingly hijacked by the Russians,” an independent investigator said. The elaborate doping system and associated coverup began in at least 2011 and continued beyond the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Hillary Clinton challenged Congress to combat false and misleading news on social media, an issue that gripped her presidential campaign and culminated with a shooting incident Sunday in Northwest Washington.
Since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power, there have been thousands of killings carried out by masked men on motorbikes. A recent murder now offers compelling evidence of a coordinated hit with links to police officers.
The Supreme Court had twice held up the execution of Robert Bert Smith Jr. as his attorneys argued for a delay, saying a judge shouldn’t have been able to impose the death penalty when a jury recommended life imprisonment.
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Earlier this year, a jaguar had been caught on video in the U.S. for the first time in six years. This week, a second jaguar, which may never have been seen before, was photographed in Arizona.
Tony Moyer and Sam Troyer have been scouring dumpsters for discarded, uneaten food that they donate to charitable groups. But after being arrested while dumpster diving, they now have a court date three days before Christmas.
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