With Sen. Thad Cochran expected to return from illness and Sen. John McCain saying he supports the budget bill, Republicans have at least 51 votes for their proposal to increase the federal debt. If House goes along, it would be easier to approve the president's pitch for large tax cuts.
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Senate GOP leaders did not immediately back a health-care compromise from Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). Influential House Republicans panned the plan and the White House sent conflicting signals on it.
The internal document that has surfaced amid NAFTA talks was from Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. The claims alarmed some administration officials.
An Uber driver and a taxi driver take opposing sides on Uber in London. (Video: Karla Adam, Jack Hextall/The Washington Post; photo: Reuters)
Londoners making their taxi choices find themselves in the middle of a debate about work, technology and regulation, as ride-sharing company Uber tangles with the British capital’s long-established black-taxi business of old-school drivers who’ve spent years memorizing every street in the city.  
After Special Forces soldiers died in Africa, a president who often comments on the news said nothing about the incident for several days. President Trump reached out to their families in letters and personal calls after the White House verified detailed information this week, according to an official. But he should have consoled them sooner, critics said.
The Debrief
The president thrust Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son, who died in Afghanistan, into the public and political glare, invoking the younger Kelly as part of a continuing attack on former president Barack Obama.
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Police allege that Sean Urbanski stabbed Richard Collins III, a student at Bowie State University who was visiting friends, in May in a “totally unprovoked” attack.
Critic’s Notebook
In a sorry repeat of last year, some of the city’s crown jewels — including Rasika, Bad Saint and Himitsu — were overlooked as Michelin barely scratched the surface of Washington’s offerings.
Jason Kessler was charged with revealing the home address of an activist online “with the intent to coerce, intimidate or harass.”
Eighteen state attorneys general are suing the education secretary over the “gainful employment” rule, which threatens to withhold student aid from programs where graduates wind up with more debt than they can repay.
Wall felt your pain during the Nationals’ excruciating playoff loss. And he’s been preparing his body to carry the load for the entire city. His quest begins Wednesday night as Washington hosts Philadelphia.
After Washington’s recent defensive struggles drew so much attention, it was the offense that stalled against Toronto, and the Capitals were shut out.
Neighbors argue that the area is at a “tipping point” and are fighting Dacha, a beer garden that would replace a vacant lot.
In a 40-page decision granting the state of Hawaii’s request for a temporary restraining order nationwide, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson wrote that the latest ban “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”
The two men have forged a new partnership to fight the president’s inclination to pull back the U.S. presence on the global stage.
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In this interactive graphic, The Post’s national NBA writer compiled his picks for top players in the league — including trend lines to denote who is on the upswing and who may be starting to decline.
“Lincoln in the Bardo,” a novel describing the night President Lincoln visited his son’s body in a Washington graveyard, is the second American work in a row to win the prestigious literary award.
A studio spokesperson confirmed the resignation of Price, which follows his suspension by the company last week amid claims that he harassed a producer of “The Man in the High Castle.”
The American Civil Liberties Union said the ruling vindicates its position that schools should not use police officers to deal with misbehaving students.
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