If the president pardoned himself in the face of the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the election, it would set off a legal and political firestorm — first around the question of whether a commander in chief can use the constitutional power in that way.
The accounts from Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to his superiors contradict public assertions by the attorney general. A former official said that the reports indicate Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on Trump’s views on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.
Former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper sounded off on the president’s statements disparaging intelligence agencies and expressed disbelief at his embrace of Russia.
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Jim Vance
1942–2017
The broadcast stalwart, who was diagnosed with cancer this spring, was among the first black anchors in a major media market. He presided over the D.C. area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. In addition to reading the news, he also delivered pointed commentaries, often on sensitive racial topics.
The records, which come as the White House adviser faces increasing scrutiny as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, show the vast and varied wealth of the president’s son-in-law.
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The goal of the exercise at this Washington studio was to help felines from the city's Humane Rescue Alliance get more comfortable around people. What ensued was a lot of giggling, a little yoga, one messy incident — and maybe an adoption.
These events are staged nationwide, but the clinic in Wise County, Va., is among the biggest, drawing people from all over the Appalachia and casting the sterile political debates in the nation's capital into the starkest human terms.
The 26-year-old has thrown more strikes per pitch than any Washington reliever and is slowly becoming one of Dusty Baker’s more trusted middle-inning options. 
Perspective
As training camp looms, Washington faces a season that will mean more than most since Coach Jay Gruden was hired and the rebuilding began 3½ years ago.
Beltway geography could complicate things if they have to choose between Maryland and Virginia.
To get the most out of your unwanted bling, first you need to find out what it's worth.
A new study finds no difference between diets. The trick is to find a plan you can stick to.
Janee Harteau quits amid calls for new leadership in the department following the death last week of Justine Damond. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she asked for the chief’s resignation.
President Trump previously praised the Filipino leader's bloody drug war and invited him to come to the White House.
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Traditional public school districts are trying to absorb the loss of millions of dollars that now must be shared with charter schools after the governor signed a new education bill into law.
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Branden Grace just set the record for lowest score ever in a major golf tournament, but he didn't know the significance until after his final putt dropped.
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The Polish Senate rushed approval of a law that will retire all Supreme Court judges and allow the president to replace them, a vote that judges in the neighboring Czech Republic described as an assault on democracy.
House leaders agreed to vote on the bill that would prevent President Trump from lifting measures against Moscow after incorporating a roster of sanctions aimed at freezing North Korea’s nuclear program. 
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