The real estate career of Jared Kushner — President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, whose meetings with Russians have become a focus of a federal investigation — shows how he dealt with his worst business crisis. Although he averted catastrophe through connections and savvy negotiation, he also used hardball tactics that made enemies and struck back at those he said had crossed him.
In response to reports about contacts between the president’s associates and Russia, the administration is considering moves such as revamping senior staff, creating a “war room” in the White House and organizing campaign-style rallies so Trump can address his supporters directly.
During his nine-day trip, the president was visibly comfortable in environs that evoked his own, like Saudi Arabia’s gilded palaces, yet he appeared out of place in others — looking unsure of what to do or where to go.
Funding for classrooms has been shrinking for years in this deep-red state as lawmakers have cut taxes, slicing away hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and teacher salaries remain low. Another significant consequence: a shorter school week.
Weakened by U.S. military strikes and overshadowed for years by its terrorist rival, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda appears to be signaling the start of a violent new chapter in the group’s history, led by a new bin Laden — one who has vowed to seek revenge for the death of his father. But Hamza bin Laden is not advocating his father’s style of jihad.
Some victims of the January 2015 Metro incident requested to drop their federal court cases, but the legal battle continues for the family of Carol Glover, who died while stuck on the smoke-filled train.
An Israeli permit gave her access to better medical care in East Jerusalem. But while she praised her doctors, what she wanted most was to go home to her children, who were stuck on the other side of Israel’s separation barrier.
Story by William Booth and Sufian Taha | Photos by Linda Davidson
Although it’s possible to summit Everest without additional oxygen, it’s not recommended for most climbers because of the mountain’s extreme elevation. Climbers whose oxygen bottles have gone missing have had to turn back or risk serious illness.
In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.