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What Trump has triggered in Syria, visualized

The forces of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad now have a more expansive geographical footprint than at any time over the past half-decade.
The Take
Analysis

Trump is reeling. But Democrats are still unsure which of their candidates can beat him.

Almost everything about the week was grounds for optimism for Democrats — except the Democratic debate, which quickly faded from view and, for some, simply added to questions about the party's fitness to win a general election.

Growing number of Republicans struggle to defend Trump on G-7 choice, Ukraine and Syria

One Republican, Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida, compared the situation to Watergate and did not rule out voting to impeach President Trump.
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Analysis

Add risk of government shutdown to impeachment and other legislative logjams

Congressional leaders are fearful that any of the must-pass bills could turn into a hostage situation if President Trump sees it as possible leverage against impeachment.
The psychiatric hospital enters its fourth week without potable water after contractors fail to eradicate the potentially harmful bacteria.
Capital Weather Gang
Forecast
There’s beautiful fall weather on the way, but a graze from a tropical storm complicates things on Sunday.
World Series
Game 1 is Tuesday 8:08 p.m.
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Various efforts to lure a franchise proved futile, leaving Washington fans — and sports departments — to look elsewhere.
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Perspective
Home health aide Lekelefac Fonge, known to many as “Leke,” was near the end of his shift that day.
Going Out Guide
D.C. is full of places where you can get that fall flavor in cupcake, milkshake or macaron form.
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The quasi-federal institution’s new events policy led to a local couple’s “perfect” night playing out artfully at the Renwick Gallery.
College Football:
Indiana at Maryland
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6:43, 1st quarter
7
6:43, 1st quarter
live
Box
1 2 3 4 Total
IND 7 - - - 7
MD 7 - - - 7
Recent updates
6:43 Hoosiers timeout.
7:16 Michael Penix Jr. rush to the middle for 14 yards to the MD3.
7:43 Penalty: Personal Foul on Hoosiers (Charles Campbell) -15 yards.
Stat leaders
Indiana
Passing
M. Penix Jr.
106 yards, 1 TD
Rushing
M. Penix Jr.
3 rush, 33 yards
Receiving
N. Westbrook
2 rec, 30 yards, 0 TD
Maryland
Passing
T. Pigrome
11 yards, 1 TD
Rushing
J. Leake
5 rush, 22 yards
Receiving
C. Okonkwo
1 rec, 11 yards, 1 TD
Hoosiers
Terrapins
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
M. Penix J... 7 8 106 1 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
M. Penix J... 3 33 0 17
S. Scott I... 1 2 0 2
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
N. Westbro... 2 30 0 15
P. Henders... 2 28 0 15
D. Hale 1 28 1 28
D. Ellis 1 11 0 11
S. Scott I... 1 9 0 9
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
T. Pigrome 1 1 11 1 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
J. Leake 5 22 0 7
T. Pigrome 2 2 0 2
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
C. Okonkwo 1 11 1 11
Game Details
Trudeau’s Liberals are locked in a tight race with Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives as Canadians head to the polls Monday.
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Jobs-focused college students are fleeing to STEM majors. But prominent economists say the world needs more storytellers — and that the economy does, too.
School officials pointed to a zero-tolerance policy on employee use of racial slurs, a news report said.
Michael Gargiulo was convicted of the murders of two women, including Ashley Ellerin, a former girlfriend of actor Ashton Kutcher, as well as one count of attempted murder.
An unpredictable rivalry has arisen between two Democratic politicians — one who isn’t even running this cycle and another who is polling at barely one percent.
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