The Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has featured graphic accounts of assault from a string of celebrity accusers, has sparked a national debate about sexual harassment. But for the women who came forward in the 2016 campaign to accuse then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing, the renewed debate offers a reminder that their allegations did not have the same effect.
A White House official said the president would use personal funds to help with the mounting legal expenses related to the ongoing investigations. A former director of government ethics immediately pointed to the potential conflicts of interest.
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The blunders began when President Trump opted Monday for an impromptu news conference.
Oil refineries spit out smoke near houses in the Hillcrest neighborhood in Corpus Christi, Tex.
Oil refineries spit out smoke near houses in the Hillcrest neighborhood in Corpus Christi, Tex.
“This was a beautiful neighborhood when we moved in here,” said Janie M. Chinn Mumphord, 85.
“This was a beautiful neighborhood when we moved in here,” said Janie M. Chinn Mumphord, 85.
An abandoned building in downtown Corpus Christi with refinery row looming behind it.
An abandoned building in downtown Corpus Christi with refinery row looming behind it.
Rosie Ann Porter, 56, said she thinks the refineries at the end of her street in Hillcrest have “gotten away with murder.”
Rosie Ann Porter, 56, said she thinks the refineries at the end of her street in Hillcrest have “gotten away with murder.”
A decaying building in Washington-Coles is close to the Harbor Bridge, left, which will be torn down when a new bridge is built.
A decaying building in Washington-Coles is close to the Harbor Bridge, left, which will be torn down when a new bridge is built.
As industry ensnares Corpus Christi’s minority Hillcrest neighborhood, homeowners are being offered several times the depressed value of their homes to move out. Can that offer serve as a model for a president who has vowed to slash the red tape of projects to prod development? Or will it stand as an uncommon example of progress on civil rights, housing and the environment?
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Would-be parents seeking donor eggs and sperm can pick and choose from long checklists of physical and intellectual characteristics. Clinics now offer volume discounts, package deals and 100 percent guarantees for babymaking that are raising complicated ethical and legal questions.
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The success of the projects hinges, in part, on whether authorities can figure out how to add cost-effective lanes without having to demolish dozens, and potentially hundreds, of homes and businesses.
The 13-term Republican incumbent has fended off challengers in suburban Virginia for more than two decades. But can he do it again on Nov. 7?
The massive crowds and road closures will make driving and parking challenging in some parts of Washington and Arlington. Metro is your best option for getting around.
With college application deadlines nearing, area seniors are getting a breather from homework for at least a couple of nights this fall.
From a rowhouse on Capitol Hill to a 19th-century estate in Virginia, here is a sampling of luxury properties in the price range for sale.
Washington entered the game riding a high from a come-from-behind overtime win in Detroit, but 17 giveaways and six minor penalties doomed them against the Panthers.
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For the most part, the people depicted in this photo essay look as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. But the world is shifting under their feet.
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The type of fat you choose matters. Almonds, avocado, olive oil and chia seeds taste great and are beneficial to boot.
Here’s what to look for if you want a gourd suitable for carving before Halloween.
These butternut squash fritters are delightful; so are our braised short ribs, which could feed you all week.
Despite knowledge of the settlement with a network contributor, Fox renewed its contract with O’Reilly in February, paying him $25 million per year over four years, according to a published report.
Advocates for students with disabilities were reviewing the changes made by the Education Department to determine their impact. One activist expressed concern over whether schools might lose federal funds for special education.
Typhoon Yan, a powerful storm expected to plow into Japan by Sunday evening, may depress voter turnout — which could be another boost for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The danger for President Trump is that Stephen Bannon is less a loyal steward of the president’s personal brand than a political opportunist.
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Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hit shutout in Houston’s 4-0 win, setting up a clash with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If the researchers are correct, the 31-mile tunnel sounds just like what the old Apollo scientists and would-be colonists were seeking.
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