In the fifth day of a controversy that has raged since President Trump attempted to deflect criticism of his handling of the deaths of four service members in Niger, the White House stood by the statements by the chief of staff in an effort to discredit Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, who has accused Trump of insensitivity in a condolence call to a service member’s widow.
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David and Patsy Hogg’s home was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey and later visited by President Trump. (Michael Stravato for The Post)
David and Patsy Hogg’s home was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey and later visited by President Trump. (Michael Stravato for The Post)
Residents of a flood-ravaged Houston neighborhood illustrate a divide over how much support the government should give to the U.S. territory, sometimes mistakenly viewed as a separate nation. “They should stay where they are and fix their own country up,” one resident said, adding that Puerto Ricans’ “lack of responsibility is not an emergency on my part.”
In the face of a disaster that could have far-reaching implications, it remains extremely difficult, if not impossible, for most of the marijuana businesses affected by the fire to access insurance, mortgages and loans to rebuild.
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Maryland gave conditional approval for a tunnel under state roads from Baltimore to Washington, giving a boost — or hype depending on the viewpoint — to entrepreneur Elon Musk’s plan for a super-high-speed transportation system.
Maryland prosecutors dropped the final charges in a case that stirred fears over illegal immigration.
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Two division titles in two seasons evidently isn’t enough, but managers who can do better don’t come around often.
With a giant sculpture of the American flag in mid-wave as her backdrop, the first lady donated the gown to the National Museum of American History, which is displaying the dress in the famed “First Ladies Collection.”
The move comes on the heels of six council members filing a resolution disapproving of the proposed $4.2 million contract for Veritas of Washington to continue its hospital management next year.
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Fifty years ago, tens of thousands of people marched on the Pentagon in a defining moment of the antiwar movement.
The design for the structure at 2215 Constitution Ave. was meant for an Abraham Lincoln memorial in Kentucky. It wound up on the Mall to house a professional association for pharmacists, on land once owned by a man nicknamed “the Quinine King.”
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“When somebody says something about me . . . I take care of it,” Trump said about his Twitter use, which has become a staple of his presidency.
Another individual had just punched Randy Furniss, who was wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, when the protester went up to Furniss, wrapped his arms around him and asked, “Why don’t you like me, dog?”
A D.C. appeals court set an Oct. 31 deadline for authorities to find a sponsor so that the government does not have to facilitate the procedure. But lawyers for the girl said it would be hard to find a government-approved sponsor to take custody of the teen, who is in a detention facility for undocumented minors who crossed into the United States illegally.
In West Virginia, the Pulitzer Prize-winning organization's arbiters of what’s accurate meet with those who question their methods of vetting statements uttered by politicians, political organizations and pundits.
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The ruined Hollywood mogul's abhorrent public behavior, toward men and women, in front of witnesses, should have forced his business partners to take serious action against him years ago.
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