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Competing testimony this week from White House Budget chief Mick Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin fits a pattern of confusing and often opposing economic pronouncements emerging from a White House that has struggled to translate thematic campaign promises into concrete economic policies.
FBI investigators are focusing on meetings held by Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Debrief
Forces that propelled President Trump’s rise are beginning to frame and define the rest of the Republican Party. This dynamic is shaping the contours of this year’s special congressional elections and contests for governor, as well as the jockeying ahead the midterm elections.
Retropolis
How did President Kennedy celebrate his 46th birthday — the last of his short life? On a boat, with Dom Pérignon, French cuisine and chasing the wife of a legendary Washington editor.
Holding hands or not, the Trumps drew the scrutiny that falls on all White House couples. After all, first couples are expected to perfect the political performance of marriage.
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Richard Collins III, 23, was fatally stabbed last week in what police said was a “totally unprovoked” attack while at a bus stop with two friends.
While this is a big getaway weekend for Washington-area residents, people will be coming to the city for major events too.
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The advice columnist takes your questions about the strange train we call life.
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Zoo experts are now hoping Mei Xiang becomes pregnant. Before the procedure, scientists had watched to see if she and her male counterpart, Tian Tian, would show signs of being interested in breeding, but again, they showed interest only at “incongruent times.”
The new signal phase in Columbia Heights will allow walkers to cross in any direction all at once, including diagonally.
Restaurant Review
The chef’s 10th Mid-Atlantic restaurant, Q — short for Qijian, which refers to “flagship” or “home” in Mandarin — serves up new fancies and a few flaws.
It was the latest attack on the embattled Christian minority, which has been increasingly targeted by militants from the Islamic State.
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More than 100 civilians were killed after a strike inadvertently set off a cache of Islamic State explosives, the Pentagon said. But two people who live across the street said militants arrived the night before, armed with rifles and little else.
The investigation revives painful memories of a 2011 scandal that involved missing body parts, a mutilated corpse and other systemic problems.
After a new CBO analysis finds the GOP plan would leave behind people with preexisting conditions, lawmakers seek to deflect responsibility.
Don’t be that guest — or bride and groom. Emily Post’s great-great-grandaughter, Lizzie, offers advice on some all-too-common wedding dilemmas.
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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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