The president decided to dismiss his embattled adviser, an architect of his 2016 general-election victory, in a major administration shake-up that follows a week of racial tensions, two people familiar with the move said. Pressure had mounted on Trump to dispatch with a man whom many officials view as a political Svengali.
One American was confirmed among the fatalities. Authorities — who are still searching for the driver whose van plowed into a crowded Barcelona promenade — think at least eight people plotted the assaults, giving them a level of sophistication that ranked them alongside major attacks in Paris and Brussels in recent years.
Gov. Larry Hogan did an about-face on whether the memorial to the Supreme Court justice who wrote the controversial Dred Scott decision should remain. The 145-year-old monument was dismantled overnight.
D.C. Council member Vincent Gray has fielded many complaints over empty shelves, long lines and decaying produce as supermarket options in the District’s poorest neighborhoods east of the Anacostia have shrunk.