Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, told The Post that President Trump called him at home and offered him $25,000 out of his personal account a few weeks after his son and two fellow soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in June. He also directed his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, the father said. The White House said late Wednesday that the check has been sent.
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The central government in Madrid said it would begin legal procedures to implement an article of its constitution that allows it to seize control of a region's government, finances and police.
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Nuclear fallout shelters like the one at Washington’s Oyster-Adams school were supposed to be dismantled in the 1970s. Amid threats from North Korea and President Trump's promise that attacks would be met by “fire and fury,” The Post explores this intact bunker which once represented a last-ditch hope for survival.
Some aides worry a visit could further inflame already heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while others have expressed concern over the president's personal safety, according to people who have spoken to administration officials.
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Authorities said Radee Labeeb Prince shot six people, killing three and wounding three. Investigators said Prince knew everyone shot and described the attacks as “targeted” rather than random.
About 1,000 pieces of campaign literature from Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Ralph Northam made no mention of running mate Justin Fairfax. The omission has stoked tensions in the party and threatens to alienate black voters.
Jack Morgan had expected to play a key role at a rally headlined by Vice President Pence on Saturday in Abingdon, a coal country region that voted overwhelmingly for the president, activists said. But he found himself sidelined.
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Before smartphones and Snapchat, the click-click of double Dutch jump-ropes could be heard in the streets and alleys of Washington and other urban areas. But these days, it takes a squad of wise veterans to help kids relearn the game.
Washington’s star guard shed his pass-first mind-set from last season to put up 28 points on 28 shots against Philadelphia.
Although courts this week kept President Trump’s latest travel ban from taking effect, a rally previously planned for the District went ahead anyway, with protesters saying the fight isn’t over.
The 40-foot-tall monument has stood at a busy Maryland intersection for decades
“We’ll never have the same relationship with China, a nondemocratic society, that we can have with India.”
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Contrary to the president’s claims, insurance companies are not reaping billions off the Obamacare exchanges — they are losing billions, according to company filings and industry analysts.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that in “matters that involve the most serious national security issues,” the Justice Department “will utilize the authorities that we have, legally and constitutionally, if we have to.”
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Even as officials in Washington and Puerto Rico undertake the recovery after Hurricane Maria, residents are expected to leave en masse, fueling more economic decline and potentially accelerating a vicious cycle.
The attack took place after two Humvees packed with explosives were driven into an army base in Kandahar’s Maiwand district. The strike is part of a string of attacks this week that have killed nearly 120 people.
O’Reilly mocked the CNN anchor for his low ratings. Tapper responded: “‘Low’ would be sexually harassing staffers and then getting fired for it.”
The spread of links from the Russian-run account shows the remarkable reach of a disinformation campaign that sought to harness the power of American celebrity to propel messages farther, faster and more cheaply than ever before.
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