Party leaders used Sunday talk shows to defend local governments that are acting to remove monuments to Confederate leaders, saying the unrest in Charlottesville last week showed how the statues are divisive rather than educational tools about U.S. history.
The president will on Monday night address the nation to share details of a review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, where troops have been on the ground fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda for more than 15 years.
A two-week campaign through Rust Belt states will ask why the administration hasn’t done more, as union leaders increasingly suspect that the White House will squander economic gains by ignoring actions that could increase wages.
Lewis in 1976. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Lewis in 1976. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Jerry Lewis
1926–2017
Few performers have been so beloved and so derided as Jerry Lewis, a master of slapstick who amassed devoted fans and stunningly hostile reviews from critics. Few have been so accomplished as humanitarians — his annual muscular dystrophy telethons had raised almost $1.5 billion by the late 2000s — or so polarizing as personalities.
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The county's NAACP chapter condemned the fiery Republican’s aggressive stance on Confederate monuments. Residents of Carver Road praised him for fighting to protect their historic community.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, a Democrat donor, has given $115,000 so far to Danica Roem’s candidacy, nearly half of the money she has raised.
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The number of overdose-related deaths in the District have nearly tripled in two years — from 83 in 2014 to 231 last year.
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Honorees rebel, the president withdraws and an institution that for 40 years has managed to sidestep partisan politics grapples with the fallout.
Thousands of visitors flocked to the conservatory to see the in-bloom flower, which spent Sunday in languid and stinky decline. The other two flowers could bloom within the next week.
Taylor warms up before Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Taylor warms up before Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
This weekend’s preseason game wasn't an ordinary homecoming for this Prince George’s kid as he played 10 minutes from his home, in a stadium where his dad often worked, and for the team he grew up loving.
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Difo doubled to left.
De Aza lined out to second baseman Solarte.
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RBI: WAS: Murphy 2 (81).
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Batting: AB H R HR RBI
A. De Aza RF 3 1 1 0 0
W. Difo SS 4 2 0 0 0
D. Murphy 2B 1 1 1 0 2
R. Zimmerm... 1B 2 0 0 0 0
A. Lind LF 2 1 0 0 1
A. Rendon 3B 3 0 0 0 0
M. Wieters C 2 0 0 0 0
M. Taylor CF 3 0 0 0 0
G. Gonzale... P 2 0 1 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
G. Gonzale... 6 4 0 0 6
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Batting: AB H R HR RBI
M. Margot CF 2 0 0 0 0
J. Blash RF 3 1 1 0 0
J. Pirela LF 3 1 0 0 0
Y. Solarte 2B 3 0 0 0 0
W. Myers 1B 3 0 0 0 0
C. Spangen... 3B 3 0 0 0 0
H. Sanchez C 3 1 0 0 0
D. Coleman SS 2 1 0 0 0
D. Lamet P 2 0 0 0 0
B. Baumann P 0 0 0 0 0
C. Stammen P 0 0 0 0 0
J. Torres P 0 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
D. Lamet 4 3 3 0 8
B. Baumann 0 1 0 0 0
C. Stammen 1 0 0 0 3
J. Torres 0 1 0 0 0
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The message of the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, racists and bigots may be vile. But in America, they get to say it. And letting them do so might be the smartest way to fight back.
Rep. Adam Schiff’s comments echo that of other lawmakers who have noted that the president has not effectively functioned as the nation’s healer in chief.
Outside France, many see him as a symbol of youthful dynamism and a darling of social democrats. But the man who won a landslide victory less than four months ago now has a domestic approval rating near President Trump’s.
Peyton West was born with only the right side of his heart functioning, his family said. He lived for only five months after receiving his new heart.
Usually, terrorist attacks immediately trigger spikes in anti-Muslim sentiment. Not in this Spanish city, the capital of a region that is home to the country’s largest Muslim community.
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The comedian and activist was a raconteur of the civil rights movement, an interpreter of modern-day American politics and a one-time presidential candidate.
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