The furloughed federal employees being recalled fulfill key government tasks, including disbursing tax refunds, overseeing flight safety and inspecting the nation’s food and drug supply.
For many, the careful career calculation has been undercut by a partial government closure that is now the longest in history.
The majority leader has effectively ceded the talks to President Trump and the Democrats, even though some GOP senators are nervous about the implications at the polls.
 This photo was shared on Instagram Jan. 1 with the caption, “A typical day out in #Tehran with the gals.” (Rich Kids of Tehran/Instagram)
This photo was shared on Instagram Jan. 1 with the caption, “A typical day out in #Tehran with the gals.” (Rich Kids of Tehran/Instagram)
The young elite, some with government connections, flaunt their wealth on Instagram and in the streets, sporting designer clothes and flashy cars and vacationing at posh resorts. But few in Iran can afford such comforts, and Iranians have started speaking out against inequality and a culture of nepotism.
The heavily redacted filing came after the special counsel accused President Trump’s former campaign chairman of lying and breaching his plea deal. The documents state that Paul Manafort claimed he was trying to get people appointed in the new presidential administration.
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On verge of being replaced, Cardinal Donald Wuerl apologized for the “pain and suffering” he caused, adding that it was “never the intention to provide false information.”
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The Salvadoran mother of four successfully sued the Frederick County sheriff’s office over her arrest in 2008.
John Laytham
1944–2019
Mr. Laytham, who died Jan. 3 at 74, started working at Clyde’s while in college and became co-owner and CEO of a company that bloomed into a $135 million-a-year operation with 13 restaurants in the Washington area.
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There are still no answers about how Anton Black died following an encounter with police in Greensboro in September.
The vow follows disclosures that money for at-risk children was used for routine school system expenses.
With goaltender Pheonix Copley forced into action for the second straight night, Washington put up little fight against the Predators.
William P. Barr told senators he would allow special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to finish his work. But President Trump’s attorney general pick said any report would probably be treated like internal Justice Department prosecution memos that are kept secret.
The failure of the deal painstakingly negotiated between May and her European counterparts raised serious questions about how — and if — Britain will leave the E.U. as promised on March 29. May faces a no-confidence vote on Wednesday.
The interpreters working for Soviet leaders were trained to take nearly verbatim stenographic notes, often providing more details than official American notes on the same conversations.
Kenya’s president said more than 700 civilians were evacuated to safety during the 19-hour attack and six gunmen had been killed.
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Basketball players’ feet can take a pounding as they jump and run up and down the court. To keep their feet in tip-top shape, some players have embraced pedicures and the pampering that comes with it.
The New York Democrat has been outspoken about fighting sexual assault in the military and at college, repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and making it easier for Capitol Hill staffers to report experiences of being sexually harassed or assaulted.
“I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” radio host David Webb told CNN legal analyst Areva Martin.
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