The president celebrated via Twitter the ouster of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who had been probing connections between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, as “A great day for Democracy.” McCabe said his dismissal was a deliberate effort to slander him and part of an “ongoing war” against the FBI and the Russia probe being led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
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McCabe was fired roughly a day before he was set to retire. With 20 years of law enforcement service under his belt, he could take a federal job for a day to get his full retirement benefits, a former government official said.
Political advertisements in a Budapest metro station, photographed in July 2017, warn against the influence of George Soros. (AP)
Political advertisements in a Budapest metro station, photographed in July 2017, warn against the influence of George Soros. (AP)
With his left-wing views and deep pockets, New York-based financier and philanthropist George Soros, 87, has become the ultimate boogeyman for far-right ideologues, demagogic despots, tin-hat conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites the world over. But nothing compares to the intensity with which he is now being assailed in his native land by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
For as much as he has done to elevate University of Maryland Baltimore County to distinction, Freeman A. Hrabowski III knows the school’s historic NCAA triumph over No. 1 seed Virginia has provided the most powerful megaphone to extol UMBC’s virtue.
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The region’s transportation agency estimates that the state’s landmark Metro funding bill could draw away more than a quarter of its annual revenue, threatening major road projects throughout the chronically gridlocked suburbs.
The Republican Senate hopefuls vying for a spot to compete against Sen. Tim Kaine in November fired up the crowd on taxes, guns and immigration before turning on each other.
If approved, the gambling facility could shake up the Mid-Atlantic casino market, which a little more than a year ago saw the opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor just outside Washington.
Dione Williams and her children are still reeling months after a man high on PCP gunned down her husband while he was walking his dogs on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.
The Cavaliers will have all offseason to ponder why they were outplayed in almost every way by a No. 16 seed.
The victory at home gave Washington the season series — and a tiebreaker should the teams finish with the same record.
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From selfies to favorite TV shows to summer vacation plans, sisters at the oldest order of African American nuns in Baltimore showed the girls that they weren’t so different, even if they have lived for decades in chastity and poverty.
In-flight photography isn't illegal, but most U.S. airlines prohibit photographing the flight crew or other passengers.
On Love
Working abroad brought Katie Boe and Sam Heuck together.
If your workplace bans vaping, it has good reason.
The porn actress’s deal with a celebrity tabloid was halted when lawyer Michael Cohen intervened, according to a friend involved in the discussions.
The services Cambridge Analytica offered are coveted by political campaigns. Yet people had few indications of how their personal data was collected, refashioned and deployed on behalf of candidates.
A controversial warrant used in five states allows police to temporarily confiscate guns from law-abiding — but at-risk — owners. It represents the latest piecemeal attempt to prevent gun violence in the U.S.
The Past, Rediscovered
Six years ago, authorities in Pennsylvania said gold hunters couldn't dig on state land. Now, they appear to be working together and keeping mum on the details.
Cannabis is topped at Winterbourne Farm in Honeydew, Calif.
Cannabis is topped at Winterbourne Farm in Honeydew, Calif.
Lumber was once part of a boom economy in the region.
Lumber was once part of a boom economy in the region.
Mikal Jakubal examines a diversion on Redwood Creek in Humboldt County.
Mikal Jakubal examines a diversion on Redwood Creek in Humboldt County.
Humboldt County, known for decades as a haven of great dope in Northern California, cashed in on an illicit economy. Can it make it under the state’s new marijuana regulations?
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Five bodies were extricated from the wreckage on Saturday. With a sixth person who died at a hospital, authorities said that they thought they had recovered all those killed in the collapse.
Last month’s Sports Illustrated report detailing a toxic culture within the Dallas Mavericks organization led to a reckoning for a league that has prided itself on promoting diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
“I am here to talk about your future, our future, the future of this country,” Flynn told a California Republican women’s group. And yet, President Trump’s former national security adviser kept alluding vaguely to the past.
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