President Trump granted more authority for the Treasury Department to enforce economic sanctions on North Korea and countries that do business with the rogue nation.
He also said that China's president had ordered Chinese banks to cease business with North Korean entities. Trump called the move “very bold” and “somewhat unexpected.”
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Analysis
Big-time Trump supporters and ‘Never Trump’ conservatives have come together in their utter contempt toward a GOP-controlled Congress that could not back up its most basic promise: repeal Obamacare.
Facebook reversed its position amid rising complaints from Capitol Hill that the company was not cooperating with its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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In this gilded age of Washington excess, Madame Giselle’s casual references to her private jet and to her collection of glitzy residences seemed entirely plausible to her neighbors. Then she proposed a special investment opportunity. That’s when things got messy.
Authorities have confirmed 25 dead — 19 children and six adults — at the school and suspect that no one else will be found in the wreckage as all of the students have been accounted for. The development could become an embarrassment for the Mexican government after the story of “Frida Sofia,” a 12-year-old girl reportedly trapped in the debris, turned into a media sensation.
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Gov. Larry Hogan's $9 billion plan also includes widening the Baltimore-Washington Parkway by taking it over from the federal government.
Analysis
Metro’s largest union is accusing the agency of a cover-up after a worker received an electric shock while inspecting a new train. Washington commuters, meanwhile, endured another slog.
Incomes and productivity aren’t keeping pace with other cities and talented workers are leaving to pursue opportunities elsewhere, the Greater Washington Partnership says. But the group says it has solutions.
Perspective
Teens aren't drinking, driving, dating or having sex at the same rates previous generations did. But one trend needs to be reversed: their lack of summer jobs.
President Abraham Lincoln’s life mask is on display in the newly reopened “America’s Presidents” gallery. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)
President Abraham Lincoln’s life mask is on display in the newly reopened “America’s Presidents” gallery. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)
Art Review
The National Portrait Gallery unveils a meticulous reboot of its beloved “American Presidents” gallery.
Expect an action-packed weekend of art and museum events, including Art All Night, Museum Day Live and the anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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James E. Ryan’s agreement, which was released to The Post, also says the incoming president is eligible for a $100,000 annual performance bonus and that the school will cover initiation fees and annual membership dues for two clubs of his choice.
Moscow accused U.S.-backed rebels of shelling positions where Russian forces were and raised the threat of a direct confrontation. The warning came amid rising tensions between the two groups of allies as both converged on territory held by the Islamic State in eastern Syria.
Roy Moore, a former Alabama chief justice who was removed from office twice, believes God’s law comes first. In his current campaign, he has called for the impeachment of judges, including possibly Supreme Court justices, who issue rulings for same-sex marriage and sodomy.
The powerful storm knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico and felled cellphone towers, leaving many residents unable to call for help or communicate with family members.
The Fix
Analysis
Trump's lawyer says it would be “truly shocking” if Manafort tried to profit from working for Trump. Is it on?
Life Lynn DeKlyen was born six days before her mother was buried. The infant died Wednesday, her family said, after living just 14 days.
The travel of President Trump’s Cabinet members has come under scrutiny after reports about their use of noncommercial flights for travel at immense cost to taxpayers.
WorldViews
Analysis
Denizens of a real country reacted to the U.S. president’s comments with humor and anger — and, in some cases, relief.
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