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The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.
The transition team has asked department officials to identify which employees have worked on forging an international climate pact, raising concerns that Trump may be singling out people who helped implement certain policies under President Obama.
While the experiences of three ex-generals dominating the president-elect’s national security team could lead them to urge caution about the use of force, former colleagues and experts said they are also more likely to see malign intent or view the world as a struggle between good and evil.
An interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter. (AP)
An interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter. (AP)
Live sports often compels viewers to stick with cable, but as more consumers cut the cord, what is happening at ESPN could affect channels up and down the lineup. For Disney, one of the most powerful media companies, the problems at its sports network risk dampening its other successes.
India’s Divide
An effort to address the centuries-old attitudes that still result in widespread oppression and violence against women in India seemed promising in one village. That is, until an unexpected death by poison that pitted family member against family member threatened to reverse the hard-won gains.
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Without critical upgrades, federal inspectors said, the beleaguered transit agency's plans for an eight-car fleet will overload the power system.
Police said Charles W. Caldwell III was arrested on drunken-driving charges Thursday night outside the MGM National Harbor Casino shortly after the casino’s grand-opening ceremony.
Ogulcan Atakoglu, 21, had pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of a couple and their son.
Patients could be able to begin legally purchasing the drug as soon as next summer to treat conditions including seizures, anxiety and side effects of cancer or chemotherapy.
Students call for an end to licensing agreement unless working conditions improve in the company’s Vietnam factory.
The new casino on the banks of the Potomac filled to overflowing on Friday, giving an early indication that the $1.4 billion investment could be a big payoff for Prince George’s County.
The advice columnist takes your questions about the strange train we call life.
The rookie cracks the scoring sheet as Washington puts together a complete game for a third straight win.
The Senate voted 63 to 36 to approve the measure less than an hour before the midnight deadline. Democrats had threatened a standoff over health-care benefits for retired miners and the use of U.S. steel in infrastructure projects.
Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the company over pervasive pollution from the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades.
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For most of her life, Annie was afflicted with an 85 percent stutter, meaning she would become “hung up on 85 percent of the words she tried to speak, which was a severe handicap,” as John put it.
Portman, widely considered a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination for best actress in “Jackie,” describes the first lady’s voice as not one way of speaking but many, which ties into the film’s theme of public image vs. private persona.
Braulio Castillo of Ashburn, Va., was convicted of suffocating his wife while four of their children slept nearby, then staging it as a suicide.
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