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The president-elect is said to be drawn to generals by their swagger and dazzled by their war stories. Yet his choices are striking given his non-interventionist posture in the presidential campaign and criticism of the Iraq war.
Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — who has written that the debate on climate change is “far from settled” — signals an assault on President Obama’s environmental legacy.
Trump fired back after Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, said he believed the president-elect lied to Carrier workers in Indiana. Jones said his phone started ringing soon after Trump tweeted about him.
“Jackie” stars Natalie Portman. (Fox Searchlight)
“Jackie” stars Natalie Portman. (Fox Searchlight)
The biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy has an unsettling, almost hallucinatory mix of fact and fiction. It also offers a consoling portrait of a time that, especially in this political season, in some ways seems worthy of halcyon legend after all.
Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life expectancy, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Maryland officials celebrated the push for Metro access, denting the chance the FBI moves to Springfield.
(Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)
(Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)
Thomas Boswell
Columnist
Many baseball analysts think Washington surrendered too much in the trade, but the Nationals believe Eaton has almost every baseball skill and character quality that doesn’t show up in traditional stats.
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For locals in Salisbury, N.C., the news of Sunday’s events at Comet Ping Pong in Washington was especially painful because they believe their town should stand out not for violence, but for tolerance and creativity.
A proposed rule change in Montgomery County would allow the district's youngest students to use devices after dismissal, but some parents are worried phones would be a distraction in the classroom and intensify the gap between haves and have-nots.
A. Donald McEachin is just the third African American to represent Virginia in Congress.
The Republican governor’s proposal will likely to compete with more liberal legislation that passed the House of Delegates early this year.
Boston stormed back from three goals down, but Nicklas Backstrom closed the door in the extra session to lift Washington to a 4-3 win.
Lenny Pozner's six-year-old son was gunned down at school. Then the death threats came from people who believed a conspiracy theory that the mass shooting that left 27 dead was an elaborate hoax.
In his opening statement, a federal prosecutor said Roof, 22, targeted and killed nine churchgoers because they were black and because killing them in a church would “magnify his message” of hate.
(Kate Miller for The Washington Post)
(Kate Miller for The Washington Post)
THE SCREEN AGE
YouTube has become the largest platform for children’s entertainment. Videos of kids attract millions of viewers, sometimes billions. And for the youngest members of the next generation, the distinction between the online world and real life is fading.
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The Dec. 15 thank-you gala is in a ballroom that’s apparently too small to accommodate all of the Clinton campaign’s “bundlers.“ The remaining campaign staff has been fielding complaints.
Besieged and facing certain defeat, the militants called for civilians to be allowed to leave. But some rebels sought a full withdrawal from their shattered stronghold.
The serious side of the mannequin challenge
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Take a tour of the meteorite vaults
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Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock
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The USS Arizona wasn't supposed to be at Pearl Harbor, but it became America's most famous battleship
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Experts examine how the U.S. health-care system is being shaped by a disease that touches the lives of millions.
Health Care Look Ahead (Dec. 12)
The Washington Post will look at the future of health care in the new Administration.