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The White House plans to far more aggressively combat revelations about contacts between Trump associates — including the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner — and Russia. Trump and his aides are considering such changes as retooling the senior staff and creating a “war room” in the White House. Aides are also looking at overhauling communications with the public, with the possibility of campaign-style rallies so Trump can address his supporters directly.
His career in New York real estate shows how he dealt with his worst business crisis, averting catastrophe through connections, savvy negotiation and hardball tactics that left enemies in his wake. He was not reticent to strike back against those he said had crossed him.
During his nine-day trip, Trump was visibly comfortable in environs that evoked his own, like Saudi Arabia’s gilded-and-chandeliered palaces, yet appeared out of place in others — appearing unsure of what to do or where to go.
Middle school students come and go in Newcastle, Okla. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Middle school students come and go in Newcastle, Okla. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington 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.
John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III co-founded the organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and he was national director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Then he went missing in 2010. The discovery of his body was a shocking — and unsolved — end to his lifetime of service.
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Decimated 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 share stories and find support at 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.
Michael T. Walter, 45, was shot Friday night during a vehicle stop in a crime-ridden Richmond neighborhood. A suspect has been arrested.
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.
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.
Perspective
Swimming in the D.C. reservoir wasn’t just allowed. It was encouraged in the early 1920s.
The NHL plans to announce Monday that Washington will face the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the home of Navy’s football team.
James Cacheris, a federal judge in Alexandria, presided over high-profile spy and hacker cases.
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.
His friends called him crazy for accepting an invitation to travel with an ex-flame. They were right.
No single food or drink will turn you into a calorie-burning machine. But these can help.
Arts & Style
“Getting up on pointe is one of the most athletic things you can do,” and here’s how dancers achieve the proper balance.
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.
By June 1, the administration will publicly post waivers given to appointees who have been exempted from aspects of federal ethics rules.
The president’s sons and his daughter-in-law met with RNC officials, sources said, irking at least two prominent Republicans who wondered whether it was appropriate for the president’s family to be highly involved in the party’s strategy and resources.
Although it’s possible to summit Everest without 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.
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was arrested after the Friday attack in Oregon. Officials said he directed slurs at two women, one of whom was wearing a hijab.
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In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.
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