Recognizing the extraordinarily high stakes, President Trump’s legal team is seeking to curtail his exposure to the special counsel, whom Trump recently attacked in a series of tweets.
Senior aides had presented President Trump with a package of $30 billion in annual tariffs that would apply to a range of Chinese products, but Trump has directed them to roughly double the scope of the new restrictions, four senior administration officials said.
The social media giant changed its policies in 2015, but not before apps such as FarmVille and Tinder — as well as the Obama campaign — accessed the network’s information trove.
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Keira Drake’s debut, “The Continent,” was slammed for using racial stereotypes for her characters. Unlike many authors, she overhauled the book. The Post compared the old advance copy with a newly revised copy and spoke with Drake about changes she made.
In courting the royal, who is visiting the United States this week, the president’s son-in-law has displayed an un­or­tho­dox approach to diplomacy that has unsettled national security and intelligence officials.
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Rain mixing with and changing to sleet should sink into the Interstate-95 Corridor during the morning hours Tuesday, and it could be moderate to heavy at times.
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Among Maryland's 10 appointed commissioners, David R. Blumberg is the expert, fluent in the peculiar foreign language of parole and liked and respected throughout the system for his accessibility and his dedication to justice and compassion.
More than 70,000 vehicles per day take Routes 50 and 301 across the current bridge, which links Sandy Point on the Western Shore with Kent Island on the Eastern Shore.
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The Broadway smash will be at the Kennedy Center this summer. Technical glitches marred pre-sales to members, with as many as 80,000 in a waiting room at once.
Passage of Del. Ariana Kelly’s bill was not expected initially, but the situation changed after multiple harassment claims were made public in Annapolis.
The new discoveries are just two blocks from where a similar ship was uncovered in late 2015.
The 2018 elections are likely to be held under a map much more favorable to Democrats. The 2011 map that has been used this decade has resulted in Republicans consistently winning 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. Under the new map, analysts say Republicans start with an edge in 10.
The law and a lawsuit challenging it set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately prohibit abortions before a fetus is viable. Some experts said a change in the law is unlikely unless the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court changes.
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Anxious Texans huddled inside their homes as investigators scrambled for clues at the scene of the city’s fourth mysterious explosion, which marked an escalation in both the tactics and skills displayed by the bomber or bombers, police said.
Bipartisan congressional leaders remained locked in negotiations on several issues, including immigration and health care, and the eleventh-hour wrangling threatened to delay the bill’s release.
Despite previous warnings by school officials to stay off the property, Zachary Cruz, 18, told deputies he skateboarded through the school grounds because he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting,” according to his arrest report.
Hospital staff and their lawyer say the older of the Turpin children, freed from disturbing conditions in their Southern California home in January and now at a rural house in an undisclosed location, are on the road to recovery.
A report of a change in directors suggests a franchise in flux, with uncertainty ahead, and by many standards, Boyle seems like an odd choice. But when it comes to Bond, it turns out there’s a surprising reality: A first-time director is unusually key to success.
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