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The president likes to pore over visuals — maps and videos as well as “killer graphics,” as CIA Director Mike Pompeo phrased it. Yet there are signs that he might not be retaining all the information he is presented, fully absorbing its nuance or respecting the sensitivities of the information and how it was gathered.
The departure could be the first of many from President Trump's senior staff as the Russia investigation intensifies. A senior administration official confirmed that Dubke, who has been in the post for three months, resigned on May 18 and that his last day could be today.
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After the German chancellor suggested that the era of Europe’s reliance on the U.S. may be ending, her chief challenger offered support and called Trump’s treatment of Merkel “unacceptable.”
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The pleadings in Deborah Jean Bryant v. D.C. Department of Corrections, which over the years has migrated from typewriters to computers, outline a fight that has continued as five presidents entered or left the White House, and the prison where Bryant once typed up parole reports was transformed into a luxury apartment complex. But her fight for justice has remained a constant.
Manuel Noriega
1934–2017
Gen. Manuel Noriega led the Panamanian Defense Forces from 1983 until President George H.W. Bush ordered the invasion on Dec. 20, 1989. He spent more than 22 years imprisoned on drug-dealing and conspiracy convictions.
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The actions of the San Francisco pitcher's teammates spoke volumes about who was at fault during the brawl.
The San Francisco reliever revived a three-year-old grudge by throwing at Harper, who said he had never been so sure of a pitcher’s intent and responded by charging the mound and throwing punches. “In that situation,” Harper said, “you see red.”
Vanesa Alvarado, a Maryland woman, admitted to taking part in the ruse that claimed the life of Christian Villagran Morales. She is set to be sentenced Tuesday in court.
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Master organist Van Knauss has played in some of the great cathedrals of Europe, held forth in some of America’s grand concert halls and produced several albums over the decades. But every Sunday, in between concerts, tours, recitals and teaching, he returns to the Maryland church that has been his home for half a century.
Cecil Exum’s only peer in company longevity is J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr., the hotel giant’s 85-year-old chairman, who also began working there full time in 1956 but retired a few years ago as chief executive.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new driver’s license next year to bring the state in compliance with a federal law that tightens security requirements for state-issued identification.
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Thursday looks like it’ll be the best day of this short workweek, with clouds and showers forecast for Friday and Saturday.
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The push to cut budgets for civil rights divisions across Cabinet departments reflects the view within the Trump administration that Obama officials exceeded their authority in policing discrimination on the state and local level.
Video of the altercation shows lawmakers pushing and yelling, and both Democrats and Republicans accused each other of threatening violence as tension escalated after Rep. Matt Rinaldi demanded that protesters be deported.
Aides serve a president who demands absolute loyalty — but who does not always offer it in return. Trump prefers a management style in which even compliments can come laced with a bite, and where enduring snubs and belittling jokes, even in public, is part of the job.
The stakes will be high in Idlib, a crowded rebel-held area along the border with Turkey that has become a dumping ground for militants who have refused to surrender to the Syrian government.
Elizabeth MacDonough, the low-profile Senate parliamentarian, will decide whether Republicans can follow through with their plans to overhaul Obamacare.
Despite the presence of drones, GPS-guided artillery and U.S. jets, the best way forward is still behind a mobile wall of steel that can clear obstacles better than other equipment.
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.
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