With Sen. Thad Cochran expected to return from illness and Sen. John McCain saying he supports the budget bill, Republicans have at least 51 votes for their proposal to increase the federal debt. If House goes along, it would be easier to approve the president's pitch for large tax cuts.
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The internal document, which claimed that free-trade policies increase abortions, infertility and spousal abuse, was prepared by Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. It surfaced amid talks about the future of NAFTA.
President Trump has pledged the border wall will stop both illegal immigrants and drugs. But many Mexicans believe that no matter how it’s built, it’s not going to work. “People are still going to cross no matter what is there,” one resident said. “This won’t change things much.”
Soldiers carry a casket containing the body of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of four soldiers killed in Niger. (Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP)
Soldiers carry a casket containing the body of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of four soldiers killed in Niger. (Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP)
The Debrief
The president thrust Chief of Staff John Kelly’s son, who died in Afghanistan, into the public and political glare, invoking the younger Kelly as part of a continuing attack on former president Barack Obama.
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Police allege that Sean Urbanski stabbed Richard Collins III, a student at Bowie State University who was visiting friends, in May in a “totally unprovoked” attack.
Critic’s Notebook
In a sorry repeat of last year, some of the city’s crown jewels — including Rasika, Bad Saint and Himitsu — were overlooked as Michelin barely scratched the surface of Washington’s offerings.
Jason Kessler was charged with revealing the home address of an activist online “with the intent to coerce, intimidate or harass.”
Eighteen state attorneys general are suing the education secretary over the “gainful employment” rule, which threatens to withhold student aid from programs where graduates wind up with more debt than they can repay.
Wall felt your pain during the Nationals’ excruciating playoff loss. And he’s been preparing his body to carry the load for the entire city. His quest begins Wednesday night as Washington hosts Philadelphia.
After Washington’s recent defensive struggles drew so much attention, it was the offense that stalled against Toronto, and the Capitals were shut out.
Neighbors argue that the area is at a “tipping point” and are fighting Dacha, a beer garden that would replace a vacant lot.
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Analysis
The two men have forged a new partnership to fight the president’s inclination to pull back the U.S. presence on the global stage.
Senate GOP leaders did not immediately back a health-care compromise from Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). Influential House Republicans panned the plan and the White House sent conflicting signals on it.
The Fix
Analysis
A new poll shows Democrats ahead by 16 points on the “generic ballot." If that were actually to turn out to be the case, we'd be talking about a Democratic landslide.
WorldViews
Analysis
China’s president may be setting himself up to spend a far longer time holding the reins of power.
(Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP/Getty Images)
(Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP/Getty Images)
Londoners making their taxi choices find themselves in the middle of a debate about work, technology and regulation, as ride-sharing company Uber tangles with the British capital’s long-established black-taxi business of old-school drivers who’ve spent years memorizing every street in the city.  
More than 60 people have been arrested. Some have been beaten and abused in their prison cells, while others have been subjected to forced anal examinations, human rights activists said.
WorldViews
Analysis
Kevin Wilshaw spoke at extreme right events and was arrested for online race hate offenses. Then he shifted allegiances after he suffered abuse because of his sexuality.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the ruling vindicates its position that schools should not use police officers to deal with misbehaving students.
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