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Eight out of 25 senior positions on the council are held by current or former military officers, and a recent disconnect between the White House and State Department over a change in strategy for Afghanistan illustrated the influence that they hold in the Trump administration.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “must take our fate into our own hands.” While she did not mention the American president, Merkel offered a clear repudiation of his leadership.
Homeland Security chief John Kelly called reports that Jared Kushner sought a secret way to communicate with Moscow “a good thing,” but some former officials said such action could send a confusing message and be manipulated by a foreign power.
Vu Ngoc Xiem visits the Vietnam memorial. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Vu Ngoc Xiem visits the Vietnam memorial. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Children of parents killed on opposite sides in the war gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor lost fathers and mothers and to embrace each other as brothers and sisters. "We traveled on the same road," said Vu Ngoc Xiem, whose father was killed in an American bombing.
The rate of resignations during the school year for D.C. Public Schools is higher than many other urban school districts, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The departures hit hardest in schools that already face numerous academic challenges, three of which lost between 20 percent and 28 percent of their teachers.
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Ex-schools chief Kaya Henderson believed that having more VIP’s children in the District’s public schools could help turn the system’s reputation around.
“The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary, is the most ambitious undertaking for the filmmaker known for his works on the Civil War, jazz, baseball and World War II.
Voters will choose between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who touted his experience as ideal to help working families, and former congressman Tom Perriello, who urged a dramatic progressive platform, on June 13.
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Perspective
Many brutalist buildings in the Washington area are being torn down as the style enters middle age. But a colorful revamp is emerging as a middle way that everyone (maybe) can live with. 
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“Everyone in this room is going to supervise your probation,” a D.C. judge told the young man.
Three plainclothes agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shot a man who sprinted at them with a “Dirty Harry” revolver in his hand, Baltimore police said.
Washington and Nashville, linked by a former GM, coach and top prospect, both made significant changes three years ago. Nashville faces Pittsburgh in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday.
A 13-year-old is often late to school, but punishing her isn’t the answer.
A common meditation technique can help you dine more healthfully.
A modern take on a Shaker farmhouse gives a family an escape from the city.
He shot a man in Waco. Now he’s coming to a town near you as he continues his decades-long effort to introduce himself even as so many of his peers — Willie, Waylon, Johnny — have been on a first-name basis with fame for a long time.
North Korea fired a new short-range missile, similar to a Scud, Monday that flew about 280 miles before falling in Japan’s economic zone, according to South Korean and Japanese officials.
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In a series of policy-related tweets Sunday night, the president contradicted his budget plan, which included cuts of at least $800 billion to Medicaid and cuts in future spending on a health-care program for low-income children.
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The president’s lawyers will probably ask the high court this week to overturn the rejection of the travel ban by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
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