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The first official growth estimates of Donald Trump's presidency underscored the challenge the White House faces in reaching its target of 3 percent growth, an expansion that Trump not only promised on the campaign but is counting on to fuel his broader economic agenda.
Canadian and Mexican officials were blindsided by the president’s announcement on NAFTA. By late Wednesday, the crisis had been averted, and all that was left of the plan to withdraw from the agreement was a mood of triumphalism at the White House, and a renewed wave of unease and indignation across America’s neighbors.
The missile appears to have exploded in flight, U.S. and South Korean defense officials said, but it underscores Kim Jong Un’s determination to make technical progress on his weapons programs and his defiance amid international pressure.
“The Americans” on FX. (Michael Parmele/FX)
“The Americans” on FX. (Michael Parmele/FX)
“Divorce” on HBO. (Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)
“Divorce” on HBO. (Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)
Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” (Netflix)
Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” (Netflix)
HBO’s “Game of Thrones. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
HBO’s “Game of Thrones." (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
Many Hollywood writers are experiencing an unexpected side effect of what has become a flood of ambitious television: a steep pay cut. The median pay for television writers has declined 23 percent in three years, according to one of the unions representing 12,000 writers that plan to go on strike as early as midnight Monday if a new contract is not reached.
The deportations quietly signaled a major shift in U.S. policy. Chaldean Catholics living in Michigan worry they’ll be forced to return to a country they don’t know, and some believe they will be persecuted there.
Records provided by congressional aides offer the most detailed look yet at the backgrounds of the individuals rounded up and targeted for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in a series of raids days after President Trump took office.
David M. Watson, who is accused of attempted murder involving police officers, maneuvered his way out of handcuffs and a waist chain before evading guards and fleeing into the woods.
After Otto Warmbier was detained in the Hermit Kingdom last year, his family says U.S. officials advised them to remain silent. As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula, his family has had enough.
NBA Playoffs
Round 1, Game 6
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(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)
The star guard and Bradley Beal combined for 73 points as Washington closed out the series on the road.
Capital Weather Gang
The heat index could peak in the mid-to-upper 90s during the afternoon.
Where We Live
The average price of a high-end listing in the District jumped by 32.6 percent from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017, according to Redfin.
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Washington selected Alabama star defensive lineman Jonathan Allen in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
Going Out Guide
The outdoor patio by Whaley's at Navy Yard opens Saturday — and it's very, very pink.
First 100 Days
At no point over the course of the 2016 campaign did a majority polled think that Donald Trump would be qualified on Day 1. “This is more work than in my previous life,” he said this week. “I thought it would be easier. ... I do miss my old life.”
Demonstrators protest in front of LAPD headquarters. (AP)
Demonstrators protest in front of LAPD headquarters. (AP)
The Past, Rediscovered
A Post editor who was a Time correspondent in 1992 remembers the worst unrest in U.S. history — a time before Black Lives Matter — triggered in Los Angeles by the acquittal of four white police officers in the brutal, videotaped beating of Rodney King.
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President Trump had instructed the EPA to rewrite rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants, and he ordered the attorney general to ask a federal court to suspend litigation. The court has now granted the request.
The controversial method collected email traffic merely because it contained the email address or phone number of a foreign target. Critics said the agency was gathering purely domestic communications.
The Intersect
People paid thousands to attend a luxury music festival organized by Ja Rule. Instead, they got “a tent on a rocky outcropping near a Sandals resort.”
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