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President Trump began recasting America’s role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia as one of his first official White House actions. The move was largely symbolic but served to signal that Trump’s tough talk on trade during the campaign will carry over to his new administration.
He signed an executive order that he said would affect all employees “except for the military.” Trump promised a hiring freeze during his presidential campaign that also included exemptions for public safety and public health.
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Sen. Marco Rubio had expressed serious reservations about the former ExxonMobil chief executive and waited until the last possible day to announce his vote.
Kristina Buchwald, left, and Laura Ast marched in D.C. (The Post)
Kristina Buchwald, left, and Laura Ast marched in D.C. (The Post)
The marches this weekend will be remembered as the starting point of a massive protest movement against President Trump. That movement could also upend the Democratic establishment.
It was an appalling performance by the new press secretary. Sean Spicer earns four Pinocchios, but, seriously, we wish we could give five.
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Federal employees sent anonymous thoughts on the new administration after President Trump was sworn in on Friday.
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James Lamont Odum, who was said to be a regular customer of the store, was charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted murder and other offenses.
Safely moving that many people in central Washington over two straight days is a credit to transit management and staff.
The Redskins' quarterback attended Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta.
The singer's threat was part of an expletive-fueled tirade at Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington, leading to condemnation from former House speaker Newt Gingrich.
The singer faced razor-sharp criticism following her decision to perform at President Trump’s inauguration, leading director Spike Lee to not use her music in an upcoming film.
Petula Dvorak
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The president's anti-Muslim rhetoric has unnerved these Pakistani Americans. But most remain confident in their adopted country’s goodness.
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Justin Willman's Fake Believe tour at Drafthouse Comedy combines his illusions with comedy and audience interaction.
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Yahya Jammeh, the country's former ruler, stole more than $11 million from the government's coffers as well as a cargo plane full of luxury cars, which he sent abroad, a special adviser for the new president said.
Timothy and Esten Ciboro, who are also accused of keeping the teenage victim shackled in a basement, have made it clear that they don’t have faith in the law.
Voters may turn against the nation’s center-left establishment in a contest that is widely expected to shape the course of a troubled Europe.
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