Party leaders used Sunday talk shows to defend local governments that are acting to remove monuments to Confederate leaders, saying the unrest in Charlottesville last week showed how the statues are divisive rather than educational tools about U.S. history.
Rep. Adam Schiff’s comments echo that of other lawmakers who have noted that the president has not effectively functioned as the nation’s healer in chief.
Jim Mattis said President Trump will announce the plans for moving forward with the military in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been on the ground fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda for more than 15 years.
Lewis in 1976. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Lewis in 1976. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Jerry Lewis
1926–2017
Few performers have been so beloved and so derided as Jerry Lewis, who amassed devoted fans and stunningly hostile reviews from critics. Few have been so accomplished as humanitarians — his annual muscular dystrophy telethons had raised almost $1.5 billion by the late 2000s — or so polarizing as personalities. Lewis, who was a master of slapstick, appeared in more than 50 films during a career marked by dizzying summits and desperate lows.
The story of a 75-year friendship begins with Norman Mineta and his family, who were imprisoned at Heart Mountain. There, a young Mineta met fellow Boy Scout Alan Simpson. Decades later, they collaborated to pass an act that formally apologized to Japanese American internees.
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The county's NAACP chapter condemned the fiery Republican’s aggressive stance on Confederate monuments. Residents of Carver Road praised him for fighting to protect their historic community.
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Honorees rebel, the president withdraws and an institution that for 40 years has managed to sidestep partisan politics grapples with the fallout.
A transitional apartment building in Northeast Washington is among the programs trying to plug a gap in the city’s resources for young LGBT people who don't have a place to live.
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Much work remains, particularly on offense, but the picture is starting to take shape elsewhere as players continue to battle for key roles and roster spots.
Thousands of visitors flocked to the conservatory to see the in-bloom flower, which spent Sunday in languid and stinky decline. The other two flowers could bloom within the next week.
There are more options for clearing your closets than ever, online and in person.
Over-the-top amenities — from facials to fine dining — can take the edge off your time on the ground.
Locked out of power in Washington, progressive leaders, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, are organizing a level of politics where they are confident they can win: local government in states such as Mississippi and Alabama.
People in Spain struggled to make sense of a bizarre reality: that a group of childhood friends from the countryside could have planned such a deadly and complicated assault.
A video shows a flight attendant telling the passengers, who contend they were having a private conversation about an eight-hour delay, that the crew felt threatened.
Outside France, many see him as a symbol of youthful dynamism and a darling of social democrats. But the man who won a landslide victory less than four months ago now has a domestic approval rating near President Trump’s.
The handful of right-wing attendees ended their event Saturday without remarks from planned speakers. Police said 27 people were arrested. President Trump praised police and later tweeted support for protesters “speaking out against bigotry and hate.”
Peyton West was born with only the right side of his heart functioning, his family said. He lived for only five months after receiving his new heart.
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