President Trump began the day tweeting he might veto the package but signed the bill in the afternoon, saying he was swayed by the gains for the military. The five hours of confusion highlighted his desire to continue to be seen as an outsider.
The decision revokes a full ban that President Trump issued last summer but disqualifies U.S. troops who have had sex-reassignment surgery.
President Trump dismissed the young foreign policy adviser as a “low level volunteer,” but emails show he had more extensive contact with key campaign figures than previously known.
A family of North Korean defectors hugs in a hotel room after escaping from the country. (Paula Bronstein for The Washington Post)
A family of North Korean defectors hugs in a hotel room after escaping from the country. (Paula Bronstein for The Washington Post)
A fisherman and his wife wanted a better education for their teenage son and young daughter, so they fled the country. Now, the father has learned to drive, the mother washes clothes in a washing machine, and the children use the Internet and play cellphone games. But the defectors were also discovering how expensive life in the South can be.
Like President Trump, the newly named national security adviser has traded insults with North Korean leaders, earning the label the “envoy of evil” and “rude human scum” from Kim Jong Il. But with a decades-long career, Bolton differs with the president on the knowledge he brings to his job.
Although school gunfire remains extremely rare, it has spread fear across the country and led to lockdowns and active-shooter drills that have changed the way kids grow up. In a year-long analysis, The Post examines the widespread damage done by this uniquely American crisis.
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The event presents an opportunity for the D.C. mayor to build her image with the country while shoring up support at home after facing some bruising scandals. But staking out a higher national profile is not without risk for her.
Trayon White's case has opened a dialogue between Jews and African Americans about racism, equality and a relationship that goes back to the civil rights era.
Erin, right, and her husband Faran Kaplan at a 2013 Ravens game. (Family photo)
Erin, right, and her husband Faran Kaplan at a 2013 Ravens game. (Family photo)
A Loudoun County jury convicted Tony Dane, 57, of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Erin Kaplan, who was driving to the grocery store with her children and mother. The prosecutor called Dane's converted school bus “a 22,000-pound pile of junk on the road.”
Ethan McAfee, the owner of Alexandria-based Amify, expects to generate millions this year as a third-party seller for the online giant.
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Recorded phone conversations and text messages sent to Leigh Corfman’s attorney, Eddie Sexton, show how far some of Moore’s most fervent supporters were willing to go to salvage the campaign in Alabama.
The now-embattled firm aggressively courted organizations on the right for work on the 2014 midterms with pitches about its “psychographic” profiling that relied in part on Facebook data.
The president’s intervention to seemingly derail the megaproject — a rail tunnel and bridge connecting New Jersey and Manhattan — was less about its merits and more about who was in control.
Recent weeks have seen public pushback from the president and his press secretary against stories that have turned out to be entirely true.
Police confirmed they had been found, with no signs of traumatic injury, in the condominium where they were staying in Tulum, a popular destination for those looking to explore Mayan ruins or snorkel in limestone sinkholes.
“Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone,” the superintendent said. “If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks.”
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