“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” John G. Roberts Jr. said in an unusual statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”
In one case, Matthew G. Whitaker offered a woman charged in a third drug case a choice between spending the rest of her life in jail, or accepting a plea bargain sentence of 21 to 27 years, records show. Whitaker’s record is newly relevant after President Trump named him as acting attorney general.
The reversal by Rep. Brian Higgins came after the New York congressman said he secured an “agreement in principle” related to legislation on Medicare and infrastructure.
Quavaris Crouch, at right in 2017, switched from running back to linebacker with the NFL in mind. (Four Seam Images/AP)
Quavaris Crouch, at right in 2017, switched from running back to linebacker with the NFL in mind. (Four Seam Images/AP)
Running backs, from the days of Jim Brown, were the fastest, baddest dudes on the football field. But their value has nosedived among modern NFL teams.
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Wind chills will be in the teens and low 20s for most of the day, and actual temperatures are likely to rival the coldest Thanksgivings in recent memory.
The charges stem from a reported incident involving JV football players at Damascus High School.
Will Rainford had been suspended for his comments during debate on Brett M. Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
As Thanksgiving approached in one of the country’s richest counties, those struggling to pay the rent knew their challenges could become greater.
Stopping Ezekiel Elliott will be the primary objective of the Redskins’ defense on Thanksgiving Day.
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On Friday, the annual Downtown Holiday Market and two Christmas-themed pop-up bars open.
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The president promised a robust response if the Saudi royals were implicated in the journalist’s killing. Now that they are, he's saying it doesn't matter.
George Papadopoulos, a onetime foreign policy adviser to the president’s 2016 campaign, had asked the judge to delay his sentence until a separate case is resolved.
In 2015, a total of 638,169 abortions were reported, a decrease of two percent from 652,639 abortions in 2014, according to new government figures.
In an interview with his former top strategist, David Axelrod, the ex-president said there’s no ideal demographic background for a Democrat to face President Trump.
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The tourist persuaded fishermen to take him to the remote North Sentinel Island, which is off-limits to visitors.
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