Jeff Sessions said he had the “honor of serving as attorney general,” but his public expression of confidence masked tensions regarding his position in the administration and his rapport with President Trump. The remarks came after Trump said he would not have picked Sessions for the job had he known the former senator would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
The Debrief
The attorney general, who was one of the president’s most important supporters during the campaign, became the latest ally to suddenly fall out of Trump’s good graces.
The Treasury has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for agreements signed with a Russian businessman when Rex Tillerson was the company’s CEO. ExxonMobil responded with a legal complaint naming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as lead defendant.
A woman paddles among floating chunks of ice on Upper Grinell Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. (Ben Herndon)
A woman paddles among floating chunks of ice on Upper Grinell Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. (Ben Herndon)
The Trump administration’s decision to remove the experts from the Facebook CEO’s trip was highly unusual and capped off days of internal discussions about how to treat Zuckerberg, who has become a vocal critic of the president.
“I always thought I’ve been pretty good with people,” the disgraced 70-year-old former football legend told the parole board, which made clear it was not relitigating Simpson’s 1995 acquittal in a trial for double murder. The panel curtailed his 33-year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, stemming from a confrontation in Las Vegas in 2007.
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Since nearly losing the GOP primary to a Trump-style populist, the Virginia governor hopeful appeared to be heeding advice that he must shore up support from Trump voters.
The report for Virginia's government showed that the total compensation for Metro employees was $56 per hour, compared with an average of $58 at four other transit systems.
Three victims range in age from 4 to 11, Fairfax County police said. Authorities say more children may have been abused.
The Tesla chief offered a tantalizing announcement on his tunnel-boring company's proposed super-high-speed transportation system.
Fire department personnel saw water “cascading” into the basement of a rowhouse.
The teenagers from the small east African country of Burundi came to D.C. to compete in an international robotics competition. The four others are believed to be in safe hands.
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For long-time meteorologist and former D.C. weatherman Bob Ryan, seeing a total eclipse of the sun is a magical, wonderful experience.
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The for-profit club, where President Trump spent numerous weekends this spring, asked permission to hire 15 housekeepers, 20 cooks and 35 waiters because it says it cannot find qualified Americans for those jobs.
Police body cameras failed “when we needed them most,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said. The cameras were turned off when an officer shot Justine Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible rape.
In its push to ease restrictions on the private sector, the White House scrapped rules tightening protections for workers and the environment. But it also proposed new regulations that offer employers more leeway with how they run their businesses.
The Fix
Analysis
The Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on President Trump’s business transactions, according to Bloomberg. It sounds like somebody is basically daring Trump to try to fire Mueller.
After decades of implementing restrictions, the NFL will try an abrupt and remarkable about-face by relaxing the rules on celebrations.
The country's leaders felt pressure to prosecute the prince, Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, because King Salman has said citizens’ rights generally are more important than royals' privileges.
Chester Bennington
1976–2017
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is investigating the death of Bennington as an apparent suicide. He was the frontman for the rap-metal band, which rose to prominence in the early 2000s, selling tens of millions of albums.
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