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In one day, Donald Trump issued a public jab at Boeing, took credit for a Japanese conglomerate’s months-old pledge to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and announced through a spokesman that he had sold his stock portfolio.
Some business leaders and economists have worried about whether executives could speak their minds about Trump without fear of facing his rage.
The move could help ease worries among China's leaders about dealings with the Trump White House.
Optimism is pervasive around Buckhannon, even after President-elect Trump last week chose as his commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, the billionaire who owned a mine where an explosion killed 12 miners.
Signs of support are placed at Comet Ping Pong. (Matt McClain/Post)
Signs of support are placed at Comet Ping Pong. (Matt McClain/Post)
What brought Edgar Welch and his assault rifle to a Washington restaurant was a choking mix of false accusations, political nastiness and technological change. It’s a tale of scandal that never was, and of a fear that spread through channels that only recently existed.
Michael G. Flynn used his social media account to back a bogus story tied to a shooting at a Washington pizzeria.
Two volunteer firefighters accused of fighting a third over who should be first to enter a burning home and extinguish the blaze have been indicted in Prince George’s County.
Veteran screenwriter Ellis Cohen says the agency, which originally didn’t want the movie made, gave the go-ahead to move forward with the script about World War II OSS agent Betty McIntosh.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said his office is notifying some 5,300 people who attended a chain of defunct for-profit colleges of their eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Thomas Boswell
Someday Washington may look on this bleak outcome as a blessing in disguise. After all, the Nats have a history of being lucky that they didn’t get the players they wanted most when the offseason began.
The Pakistan International Airlines plane had departed from Chitral, near the Afghan border about 175 miles northwest of Islamabad, when it lost contact with ground controllers.
The Islamic State’s hopes of extending its self-proclaimed “caliphate” into Libya have been dashed, at least for now. But remaining militants could undermine a fragile U.S.-based unity government.
Temperatures dropped below zero overnight and gusts of wind up to 55 mph whipped through the camp, as organizers and medics urged activists to take shelter at a nearby casino resort.
Even if the surprise raid had not happened 75 years ago, it's quite likely the two sides would still have clashed.
Investigators zeroed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies.
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The resignation of Italy's prime minister is another sign across the European Union that the ballot box has turned into a revolutionary weapon for citizens to depose of the status quo.
Experts examine how the U.S. health-care system is being shaped by a disease that touches the lives of millions.
Health Care Look Ahead (Dec. 12)
The Washington Post will look at the future of health care in the new Administration.