The president announced on Twitter that he was reversing the Obama administration’s decision to allow transgender troops to serve, saying that the military cannot accept the higher medical costs and “disruption” that transgender troops would require.
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When gay people sought the right to serve in the U.S. military, that was a central argument against the change. When women sought combat roles, a central argument. When blacks were integrated into the military? Warnings about disruption.
Senators are hoping to produce some sort of legislation that could garner enough support to serve as the basis of negotiations with the House.
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Youngstown, Ohio, suffered closures of steel mills in the 1970s and ’80s that laid off thousands, tanked the local economy and led to a mass exodus of residents. But the region has evolved significantly since then, and few say they expect Trump to revive the steel industry here as he has promised.
The president’s speech prompted an outcry from many current and former Scouts and their families, who said Trump’s remarks were inappropriate and undermined efforts to diversify and modernize the century-old organization.
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The House majority whip suffered a life-threatening injury six weeks ago after a gunman opened fire on GOP congressmen at a baseball field in Alexandria.
A $4.5 million renovation has transformed the Western District station from fearsome to friendly. But many are skeptical it will ease tensions between the officers and the community.
Democrat Alec Ross sent a string of tweets explaining his son’s experience with a tumor and blasting “privileged members of Congress” trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Washington's players and coaches have made their way to Richmond and will take to the field on Thursday for their first practice of the 2017 season.
These food establishments were shut recently because of health department actions.
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The president took to Twitter to question why his attorney general hasn’t replaced the acting FBI director — which Donald Trump himself can do.
A top E.U. leader said the sanctions bill could deal a blow to transatlantic efforts to curb Russian aggression against Ukraine and spark a trade war between Europe and the United States.
With the president's broad tax reform effort hitting resistance, some in the administration are looking for a narrower victory.
One of the world's largest electronics companies will manufacture flat-screen displays in House Speaker Paul Ryan's home district
Scores of therapies are being tested for glioblastoma, McCain's kind of brain cancer, which usually recurs.
The state had not carried out an execution since 2014, when it took 26 minutes for an inmate to die during a lethal injection execution there.
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