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The real estate career of Jared Kushner — President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, whose meetings with Russians have become a focus of a federal investigation — shows how he dealt with his worst business crisis. Although he averted catastrophe through connections and savvy negotiation, he also used hardball tactics that made enemies and struck back at those he said had crossed him.
In response to reports about contacts between the president’s associates and Russia, the administration is considering moves such as revamping senior staff, creating a “war room” in the White House and organizing campaign-style rallies so Trump can address his supporters directly.
During his nine-day trip, the president was visibly comfortable in environs that evoked his own, like Saudi Arabia’s gilded palaces, yet he appeared out of place in others — looking unsure of what to do or where to go.
Middle school students in Newcastle, Okla. (Bill O’Leary/Post)
Middle school students in Newcastle, Okla. (Bill O’Leary/Post)
Funding for classrooms has been shrinking for years in this deep-red state as lawmakers have cut taxes, slicing away hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and teacher salaries remain low. Another significant consequence: a shorter school week.
Weakened by U.S. military strikes and overshadowed for years by its terrorist rival, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda appears to be signaling the start of a violent new chapter in the group’s history, led by a new bin Laden — one who has vowed to seek revenge for the death of his father. But Hamza bin Laden is not advocating his father’s style of jihad.
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A Pearl Harbor attack survivor, parents of deceased service members and others shared stories and found support at the annual Memorial Day gathering.
Analysis
The state’s Democratic and GOP leaders have made no effort to negotiate a mutual plan to end gerrymandering, despite high public support for an independent process.
Some victims of the January 2015 Metro incident requested to drop their federal court cases, but the legal battle continues for the family of Carol Glover, who died while stuck on the smoke-filled train.
The Washington right-hander steamrolled through the San Diego Padres in Saturday’s 3-0 victory, striking out a career-high 15 over seven dominant innings.
Perspective
Swimming in the D.C. reservoir wasn’t just allowed. It was encouraged in the early 1920s.
Concert Review
The inexhaustible young audience at the dance-pop duo’s Friday night concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion knew exactly how to lose themselves in the music, but the performers did not.
It has been a newsy week, but we found some of the lighter moments, too. The faster you correctly answer, the more points you can score.
The Encore speaks to a universal automotive consumer need: likable, sustainable size.
Bartenders and chefs are taking their cues from a historic farmer’s vinegar-based quaff.
Soothing colors and warm finishes update a busy basement family room.
By June 1, the administration will publicly post waivers given to appointees exempted from aspects of federal ethics rules.
Grade Point
Perspective
Universities and colleges should end lifetime tenure, stop the arms race on amenities and use technology to make instruction cheaper.
Jamal Abu Salah quietly weeps as his wife, Maweya Abu Salah, sleeps in her hospital bed.
Jamal Abu Salah quietly weeps as his wife, Maweya Abu Salah, sleeps in her hospital bed.
Oncologist Yousef Hamamreh tends to Maweya Abu Salah at an East Jerusalem hospital.
Oncologist Yousef Hamamreh tends to Maweya Abu Salah at an East Jerusalem hospital.
Motasem Sayes, a doctor at Augusta Victoria Hospital, delivers news about his wife.
Motasem Sayes, a doctor at Augusta Victoria Hospital, delivers news about his wife.
“I never gave up. I tried to get permits to be with her,” Ali Abu Salah, center, said of his mother.
“I never gave up. I tried to get permits to be with her,” Ali Abu Salah, center, said of his mother.
Occupied: Year 50
An Israeli permit gave her access to better medical care in East Jerusalem. But while she praised her doctors, what she wanted most was to go home to her children, who were stuck on the other side of Israel’s separation barrier.
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Gregg Allman
1947–2017
Gregg Allman was for decades the frontman of the Allman Brothers Band, one of the most popular musical acts of the 1970s.
Although it’s possible to summit Everest without additional oxygen, it’s not recommended for most climbers because of the mountain’s extreme elevation. Climbers whose oxygen bottles have gone missing have had to turn back or risk serious illness.
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