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President Trump’s secretaries have found themselves softening, explaining and sometimes outright contradicting him. It adds to the sense of chaos and turmoil emanating from the White House, sending agency heads scrambling to interpret their boss’s exact positions and leaving other nations confused as to who, exactly, speaks on behalf of the administration.
Former labor secretary Thomas Perez narrowly defeated Rep. Keith Ellison — the choice of the party’s liberal wing — to become the first Latino chairman of the Democratic National Committee. After the vote, Ellison said, “We don’t have the luxury to walk out of this room divided.”
The biggest problem with “fake news” is that it’s a blanket dismissal that requires no elaboration or proof. And almost without fail, this White House doesn’t provide any.
Heleodora José José at her trailer in Dover, Fla. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Heleodora José José at her trailer in Dover, Fla. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
A newfound fear of the future has already cast a pall over the tomato farms and strawberry fields in the largely undocumented migrant communities east of Tampa, where children have stopped playing in parks, businesses have grown quieter, and most everyone is looking for a lawyer.
The league that oversees sports in Texas public schools ordered Beggs to continue competing in the girls division despite heavy uproar and a lawsuit this month. The hundreds of people who gathered to watch as Beggs cruised to a state title had no choice but to confront one of the nation’s most divisive and highly charged issues.
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Ample — and, traditionally, free — parking has been a staple of suburbs and auto-dependent cities. But studies show that too much could lead to more driving.
The spending plan provides long-sought raises for state employees, troopers and teachers, and boosts funding for K-12 education.
Despite today’s cool-down, the region could hit 70 again by Wednesday. Showers are possible.
(Sarah L. Voisin/Post)
(Sarah L. Voisin/Post)
The lab was understaffed, and several senior scientists had resigned before the debacle involving a watered-down solution used for tests.
Jurisdictions across the nation, including those in the D.C. area, are embracing lower speed limits as the key to reversing the recent rise in traffic fatalities.
The Hirshhorn’s newest show, rooms full of mirrors that represent "the impossibility of infinity," can be profound, if you put away your phone.
The Terps have lost three in a row for the first time since Mark Turgeon’s first season in College Park.
Academy Awards 2017
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The options abound on TV and online for watching the parade of fashion and awkward celebrity interviews from the red carpet, the 89th Academy Awards themselves, all the coverage that comes after.
This week’s 10 questions head into space but come back to Earth. The faster you correctly answer, the more points you can score.
Besides the dreaded middle seat, going somewhere by plane, train or bus has unspoken etiquette.
Prevent most of the misery with good habits for what you eat and what you do at home.
You’ve been told you have the job. And then, crickets.
A Syrian family rides on a rusty iron boat that ferries passengers across the Tigris river from Iraq.
A Syrian family rides on a rusty iron boat that ferries passengers across the Tigris river from Iraq.
A man in uniform walks by buildings destroyed in airstrikes during the battle for Kobane.
A man in uniform walks by buildings destroyed in airstrikes during the battle for Kobane.
Haya holds the hand of her sister Aya after their family’s car hit a land mine as they tried to escape fighting in Arema.
Haya holds the hand of her sister Aya after their family’s car hit a land mine as they tried to escape fighting in Arema.
Children look at buildings destroyed in a U.S. airstrike that targeted militants but also killed nine members of a family in Manbij.
Children look at buildings destroyed in a U.S. airstrike that targeted militants but also killed nine members of a family in Manbij.
As a reporter and a photographer traveled across the Kurdish-controlled enclave, the new frontiers emerging from Syria’s war came into view. So, too, did evidence of the destruction.
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The half brother of the North Korean president was exposed to a huge amount of VX — a banned chemical weapon — and he absorbed the poison quickly after it was smeared on his face, an official said.
President Rodrigo Duterte is backing a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility, which is now 15, giving a police force known for violent impunity more room to target "suspects" who still have their baby teeth.
The eclipse’s path stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Africa, through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Congo, a retired NASA expert said.
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The new mobilization represents a stark reversal of the recent political dynamics around health care.
For years, runners have believed they can improve by using yoga to lengthen their muscles and become more flexible. It turns out, though, that the opposite may be true: Experts now say bending like Gumby may cause problems.
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