President Trump made a “brave” decision to call families of four fallen members of the military this week, said White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, adding that he was “stunned” that a member of Congress called the president’s words insensitive.
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Analysis
For the past nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics. That changed in a big way today. Bush didn't use President Trump's name, but his target became clearer as the speech progressed.
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A worker cleans a glass sphere at Amazon headquarters in Seattle. (David Ryder for The Washington Post)
A worker cleans a glass sphere at Amazon headquarters in Seattle. (David Ryder for The Washington Post)
When Amazon made a surprise announcement last month that it planned to open a second headquarters with even more jobs, it set off an unprecedented race among cities to lure the tech giant their way. Amazon said it ultimately would need 8 million square feet in a second region, making it the biggest economic development target experts can remember in decades.
Ten soldiers and civilians who have been trained to deter sex offenses or help victims have been charged, convicted or investigated over the past year in connection with sexual assault, Army officials confirmed to The Post.
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Jasper Spires pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while armed in the killing of 24-year-old Kevin Sutherland. Spires faces a sentence of between 30 and 35 years in prison.
Richard Spencer, whose visit drew intense security preparations, was mostly drowned out by shouting and boos as he delivered his first public speech on a college campus since he led torch-bearing followers through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
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One of five people killed Wednesday in an attack allegedly carried out by a fellow employee had told his boss about abusive behavior by the co-worker long before the shooting, but no action was taken, according to the victim’s brother.
The homeowner had tried to sell her house for several years before it burned down, repeatedly lowering the price but always asking for over three million dollars.
Capital Weather Gang
Climate warming from rising concentrations of carbon dioxide mean that the odds of brutally cold winters are decaying.
The black Lab seemed to know she wasn’t living her best life. The agency, to its credit, honored her wish to be true to herself.
The powerful pair were joined at Woodward Table by two unidentified male guests, says our spy.
The compendium of information about Trump, much of it unproven, was produced by a former British intelligence agent last year, mostly before Trump won the 2016 election.
Mike Pompeo misrepresented a January report released by U.S. intelligence agencies that reached no conclusions about whether Moscow’s efforts had altered the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
The president made his comments during a meeting with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. “You responded immediately,” Rosselló said when asked by Trump, “Did we do a great job?”
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Analysis
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the personification of a hostile witness whenever a Democratic lawmaker questioned him during a contentious five-hour oversight hearing.
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The Past, Rediscovered
Long before #MeToo hashtags, a 19-year-old slave faced the death penalty for the murder of her owner, who had been assaulting her for years.
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