The American delegation in Poland was put in an awkward position as career bureaucrats sought to advance the Trump administration’s coal-friendly agenda while the State Department tried to offer constructive contributions to the Paris agreement that the president loathes. Whichever American presence prevails could decide the summit’s success.
The position has proved to be a particularly thankless task in this White House, and the two people to hold the job have been left with their reputations diminished.
YouTube has become a convenient online library for racists, anti-Semites and proponents of other extremist ideas.
Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council during which Britain announced its findings in the Skripal investigation, pointing to two Russian suspects. (Getty Images)
Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council during which Britain announced its findings in the Skripal investigation, pointing to two Russian suspects. (Getty Images)
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The Virginia Department of Health is investigating the self-proclaimed neo-Nazi who works with the Jeb Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad.
The marker honored Confederate soldiers at a site where enslaved people were sold.
James J. Grazioplene, 69, faces multiple counts in Prince William Circuit Court, according to court records. Authorities said the alleged attacks occurred between Aug. 1, 1987, and May 1, 1988.
The investigation into last month’s incident at the military health facility suggests that the panic built after someone inadvertently sent an alert and “immediately attempted but failed to recall the information,” a spokesman said.
It’s the latest casting coup for the center’s Broadway Center Stage series, which has quickly proved to be a magnet for top-rank talent.
Usually, on days after games this season, Washington’s players have stopped by the locker room. But this time, after Sunday’s deflating 40-16 loss to the New York Giants, it was almost completely empty.
Austin Rivers’s defense helped the Wizards as they tried to rally from a 26-point deficit against the Pacers, but without John Wall, it wasn't enough in Indianapolis.
Sen. Bob Corker said that the measure, while nonbinding, would still send a strong statement that despite President Trump’s denials, they hold Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
Meng Wanzhou’s arrest has roiled markets and is at risk of devolving into a broader political dispute.
The retiring Utah Republican became the latest lawmaker to defend the president in the wake of a new legal filing directly implicating him in efforts to buy women’s silence.
Scientific analyses of extreme weather events across six continents and two oceans found that nearly all were exacerbated by climate change — and that at least one heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” if not for humans’ impact on the planet.
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To many watchers in Europe, Britain’s push for Brexit looks like a self-inflicted wound.
“You both will have to live with this decision,” the victim said, lashing out at two McLennan County, Texas, prosecutors.
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