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Trump, an Outsider Demanding Loyalty, Struggles to Fill Top Posts
18 Feb 2017 at 11:45am
The president is presiding over a government where the upper echelons remain sparsely populated, and not just because of resistance from Democrats.

Trump Returns to Campaign Trail After a Month in Office
18 Feb 2017 at 8:40pm
In Florida, the president put aside the stress of Washington governing and reprised many of his greatest-hits themes and lines from last year.

Fact Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally
18 Feb 2017 at 9:55pm
The president repeated misleading statements on the vetting of refugees entering the United States and on the crime rate.

?Last Night in Sweden?? Trump?s Remark Baffles a Nation
19 Feb 2017 at 6:46am
The president seemed to be suggesting, falsely, that the Scandinavian country had been attacked by terrorists.

President Trump Rallies in Florida
18 Feb 2017 at 6:27pm
Reminiscent of last year's campaign events, Mr. Trump on Saturday evening touched on familiar subjects such as a replacement for Obamacare, the ?dishonest? media and his promises to strengthen the nation's borders.

Trump?s ?Winter White House?: A Peek at the Exclusive Members? List at Mar-a-...
18 Feb 2017 at 5:30am
Demand for membership, and its price, have risen at President Trump?s Florida resort, raising concerns in some quarters about access that only the superwealthy and influential could obtain.

Trump?s Dual Roles Collide With Openings in Dubai and Vancouver
18 Feb 2017 at 1:09pm
Two new developments highlight the complications created when the president of the United States owns a sprawling real estate company.

A Worried Europe Finds Scant Reassurance on Trump?s Plans
19 Feb 2017 at 9:22am
The vice president and defense secretary spoke to European officials at the Munich Security Conference, but took no questions, leaving anxiety behind them.

Democratic Member to Quit Election Commission, Setting Up Political Fight
19 Feb 2017 at 8:00am
Ann M. Ravel of the Federal Election Commission believes a stalemate among the panel?s members offers little hope of curbing campaign finance abuses.

Trump to Interview 4 Candidates for National Security Adviser
18 Feb 2017 at 10:06pm
Three of the candidates are military veterans, and the fourth is John R. Bolton, the former United Nations ambassador. David H. Petraeus is not in the running.

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom
19 Feb 2017 at 12:25am
Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.

A Trump Ally in Congress Warns His State, California, to Make Nice
18 Feb 2017 at 5:00am
Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, represents a Trump-supporting rural area in California. His message to the state: Poking the president could hurt you.

Reluctant First Lady? Melania Trump Wouldn?t Be the First to Claim That Title
18 Feb 2017 at 6:00am
Mrs. Trump joins a long line of women ? from Louisa Adams to Pat Nixon ? who weren?t wild about the idea of Washington life.

Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISIS
19 Feb 2017 at 5:30am
Planes dropped leaflets urging Islamic State fighters to surrender, and new concerns arose about hundreds of thousands of trapped civilians.

Mosul Journal: Stuck Without Water in Mosul, Neighbors Find a Way
16 Feb 2017 at 9:30am
Jury-rigging water pipes and generator hookups, residents of east Mosul, newly freed from ISIS, are substituting ingenuity for government services.

Norma McCorvey, ?Roe? in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69
19 Feb 2017 at 3:53am
Ms. McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, was a symbol for abortion rights, though she later changed her views.

California, Parched for 5 Years, Is Now Battered by Water
18 Feb 2017 at 4:44pm
Amid one of the wettest winters in decades, and a hurricane-force storm that caused widespread disruptions, more heavy rainfall is due to strike the state on Sunday.

?You?re Always in Control of Your Belongings?
19 Feb 2017 at 5:40am
Kseniya and Ryan Merritt live in a 400-square-foot apartment in Manhattan. Explore their bright, minimalist space with custom, convertible furnishings.

The Fix: The Convertible, Tiny Apartment
19 Feb 2017 at 5:05am
A 400-square-foot studio is remade into a space that can be constantly transformed.

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For decades Monticello hid Jefferson?s mistress. Now the estate is making roo...
by By Krissah Thompson
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The Founding Father, who wrote in 1776 that ?all men are created equal,? was the master of a 5,000-acre working plantation. Over the course of his life, Thomas Jefferson owned 607 slaves. A $35 million restoration of the Charlottesville site will showcase their lives.

North Korean officials are preparing to come to U.S. for talks, but preparati...
by By Anna Fifield
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
A recent missile test and an apparent assassination complicate efforts to start the dialogue after more than five years. The planned meetings with former U.S. officials point to Pyongyang seeing an potential opening with the Trump administration.

Homeland Security memos outline broad plans to bolster deportation efforts
by By David Nakamura
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly signed sweeping new guidelines for measures to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants. The documents detail plans to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, speed up deportation hearings and expand the pool of immigrants prioritized for removal.

Defense secretary splits from Trump, doesn?t consider media ?the enemy?
by By Dan Lamothe
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The president lambasted journalists Friday as ?the enemy of the American People.? But James Mattis said journalists are ?a constituency we deal with.?

Sweden has no idea what Trump meant when he said, ?Look at what?s happening ?...
by By Rick Noack
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
A former prime minister said he thinks the president was speaking of a nonexistent attack when he mentioned Sweden at a Florida rally. Swedish media said the biggest headline on the night in question was a technical issue at a musical contest.

Trump attempts a reset, promising ?change for the ages?
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

I sentenced criminals to hundreds more years than I wanted to. I had no choice.
by By Shira A. Scheindlin
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Michael Flynn has absolutely nothing to fear from the Logan Act
by By Jeremy Duda
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

My grandfather helped create Captain America for times like these
by By Megan Margulies
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Quit calling Donald Trump an isolationist. He's worse than that.
by By Stephen Wertheim
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Five myths about treason
by By Carlton F.W. Larson
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Inside the anger that gave us Trump - and that will long outlast him
by By Carlos Lozada
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: 'Sorry lady ? this is so amateur an...
by By Valerie Strauss
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Kaya Henderson was not happy about the remarks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made about teachers she saw at a D.C. public school.

Elon Musk?s SpaceX launches for first time from historic Kennedy Space Center...
by By Christian Davenport
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A, last used five years ago when the space shuttle flew its final mission. Eight minutes after taking off, the rocket's first stage touched down safely on a massive landing pad at the space center.

Mali turns into deadliest mission ever for U.N. peacekeepers as they wonder a...
by By Kevin Sieff
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
More peacekeepers have been killed for the United Nations in Mali than anywhere else. As they try to find ways to handle al-Qaeda?s attacks, officials are debating whether U.N. forces should engage in counterterrorism at all. 

Iraq begins final push to retake Mosul, prime minister says
by By Mustafa Salim and Kareem Fahim
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Weeks after recapturing the eastern half of Mosul, Iraqi forces advanced in an attempt to drive the Islamic State from its last major redoubt in Iraq.

Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It's 'bad for families' a...
by By Kristine Guerra
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Following the outcry over his remarks that were directed at a bill authorizing a study of the pay gap in the state, the vice chair of the Wasatch County GOP apologized and resigned from his post.

When it comes to heart attacks, women are different from men
by By Marlene Cimons
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. But women more often than men have heart attacks where there is no coronary obstruction, and the danger is hard to detect ahead of time.

HBO?s ?Big Little Lies? transcends the usual rich-mommies drama
by By Hank Stuever
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
With a top-notch cast, the exquisitely conceived and structured show delivers a deeply absorbing, highly addictive murder mystery matched with a carefully considered psychological work-up of an elite community.

6 California educators suspended for mocking students who skipped school on i...
by By Kristine Guerra
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The five teachers and one guidance coordinator work in a predominantly Latino school district. One teacher described students who joined ?A Day Without Immigrants? as ?lazy.? Others said classes were quieter and more productive.
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McCain Warns Suppressing Press 'Is How Dictators Get Started'
by Chuck Todd and Phil Helsel and Matt Rivera
19 Feb 2017 at 7:30am
In an exclusive interview with 'Meet the Press,' Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is defending journalists' freedoms and a strong democracy following President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the fourth estate, including a tweet last week that certain media outlets are 'the enemy of the American People.' Without a free press, McCain said, 'I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started.' Watch the interview with McCain on 'Meet the Press.'

4 North Koreans Wanted in Death of Kim Jong Nam
by Janis Mackey Frayer and David Lom and Arata Yamamoto and Stella Kim and Chloe Hubbard
19 Feb 2017 at 5:17am
Kim Jong Nam died on Monday after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he was catching a flight to Macau.

US Carrier Begins 'Routine' Patrol in South China Sea
by Don Melvin
19 Feb 2017 at 7:55am
The carrier strike group includes Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing.

Iran's Foreign Minister: We Don't Respond to Threats
by Richard Engel and Aggelos Petropoulos and Associated Press
19 Feb 2017 at 8:16am
Iran's foreign minister, in words that seemed aimed directly at the new American president, said Sunday that his country would not be bullied.

Could Trump Take Us Back to the Moon?
by Alyssa Newcomb
17 Feb 2017 at 2:16pm
Major missions are typically planned years in advance, but NASA could fast track a trip around the moon.

Trump Again Attacks Media at Campaign-Style Rally in Florida
by Ali Vitali
19 Feb 2017 at 9:49am
The rally before supporters in Melbourne felt little changed from the speeches Trump gave during the campaign, despite Trump having won the election.

Mar-a-Lago's Neighbor Had Same Crime Rate as Chicago
by Corky Siemaszko
18 Feb 2017 at 2:03pm
West Palm Beach, Florida had a violent crime rate in 2015 that was equal to the city President Trump regularly maligns ? Chicago.

When Japanese Americans Were Caged: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066
19 Feb 2017 at 5:53am
The lessons from WWII continue to resonate. Here are some of the stories of survivors of and the advocates that are keeping their histories alive.

Black Lawmaker Calls Steve Bannon 'Stone Cold Racist'
by Jon Schuppe
18 Feb 2017 at 12:21pm
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York said White House chief adviser Steve Bannon wasn't welcome to any meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.

Scientists Claim They've Found a Massive Lost Continent
by Don Melvin
18 Feb 2017 at 4:29pm
Zealandia is believed to have broken away from Australia about 80 million years ago and sunk beneath the sea as part of a former super-continent.

Bono Greets VP Pence at Surprise Meeting in Germany
19 Feb 2017 at 9:18am
Vice President Mike Pence concluded a day of meetings in Munich with the U2 frontman and humanitarian. Bono thanked Pence for his past support of the

The Biggest Anti-Trump Rallies Planned for Presidents Day Weekend
by Shira Tarlo
18 Feb 2017 at 5:53pm
Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies.

Iraq Launches Offensive to Re-Take Western Mosul From ISIS: PM
by Phil Helsel
19 Feb 2017 at 5:28am
The prime minister announced the new military push Sunday morning, months after troops entered the ISIS-held city.

Thousands Without Power as California Cleans Up After Deadly Storm
by Phil Helsel
18 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
Repairing a damaged freeway that collapsed amid the rain will cost $3 million, and crews were trying to restore power to 40,000 in the LA area.

Plaintiff in Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision Dies at 69
by The Associated Press and Ali Gostanian and Shamar Walters and Chelsea Bailey
18 Feb 2017 at 5:35pm
McCorvey's legal challenge under the pseudonym 'Jane Roe' led to the Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion in 1973.

'Twinks4Trump' Founder Joins White House Press Corps
by Brooke Sopelsa
18 Feb 2017 at 2:35pm
Lucian Wintrich, the openly gay conservative behind the salacious "Twinks4Trump" photo series, just finished his first week of work at the White House.

Kim Jong Un Sibling's Slaying: Poison Assassins Have Struck Before
by Mark Hanrahan and Associated Press
16 Feb 2017 at 7:56pm
It is the stuff that James Bond movies are made of: the half-brother of an iron-fisted dictator is killed by a pair of femmes fatales.

Donald Trump Now Has His Own Political Party ? in Italy
by Claudio Lavanga
18 Feb 2017 at 12:44pm
"Trump may be the president of the United States, but he speaks for the disillusioned right-wing electorate across the world," Gianni Musetti said. stories: National stories: National

DNC leadership race reshuffled with endorsement for Keith Ellison
by Seth McLaughlin
19 Feb 2017 at 10:08am

New Hampshire Democratic Chairman Raymond Buckley pulled the plug Saturday on his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee and threw his support behind Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota.

It is unclear how much support Mr. Buckley had among DNC members or whether those who did plan to vote for ...

Reince Priebus, White House chief: Intel cleared Trump campaign of contact wi...
by S.A. Miller
19 Feb 2017 at 9:54am

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials assured the administration that no Trump campaign officials had contact with Russian spies and that news reports saying otherwise are "complete garbage."

Mr. Priebus's comment was some of the most forceful pushback yet from the White ...

Trump hammers news media, revs up base at Florida rally
by S.A. Miller
18 Feb 2017 at 7:11pm

At a campaign rally Saturday, President Trump excoriated the news media for being part of the problem in Washington and received responding applause of agreement from the thousands of supporters in the crowd.

"They are part of the problem. They are part of the corrupt system," Mr. Trump said at ...

Homeland Security sets sights on curbing wide-scale DDoS attacks amid 'expone...
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 5:50pm

The Department of Homeland Security said it has launched a multi-faceted attempt to defend the nation's computer networks from hackers in light of witnessing a dramatic surge recently with respect to the number of crippling cyberattacks being waged against internet infrastructure.

The DHS's Science and Technology Directorate on Thursday

Trump to interview John Bolton, 3 others for national security adviser: White...
by Dave Boyer
18 Feb 2017 at 4:37pm

President Trump will interview former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and at least three military officers this weekend for the job of national security adviser, the White House said Saturday.

Mr. Trump will speak Sunday with Mr. Bolton, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The president is staying at his ...

Timothy Piazza's death leads Penn State to revoke Beta Theta Pi's recognition
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 4:26pm

Penn State stripped Beta Theta Pi of its status as a campus recognized fraternity Friday in reaction to the recent death of a sophomore pledge.

The university "has decided to withdraw immediately recognition of Beta Theta Pi fraternity," it said in a statement Friday, as authorities and administrators continue to ...

IRS offers extended customer service hours this weekend to get a jump on filings
by Stephen Dinan
18 Feb 2017 at 3:59pm

The IRS is offering extended telephone help desk Saturday and even Monday, a federal holiday, to help taxpayers get a start on their filings.

The Tuesday following the Washington's Birthday holiday is typically the busiest day of the year for telephone calls, with the IRS fielding thousands of calls her ...

Milo Yiannopoulos to give keynote address at CPAC next week: Reports
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 2:44pm

Breitbart News editor and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has reportedly been tapped to deliver a keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference next week, fresh off a recent and heated appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

CPAC organizers are expected to confirm Mr. Yiannopoulos as one of ...

Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade plaintiff, dead from heart ailment at age 69
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 1:36pm

Norma McCorvey, the pseudonymous plaintiff at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, Roe V. Wade, passed away Saturday from a heart ailment, The Washington Post reported. She was 69.

McCorvey's death was confirmed to the newspaper by Joshua Prager, a journalist currently in the midst ...

Omar Abdel-Rahman, 'Blind Sheik' terrorist, dies in prison
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 1:05pm

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Egyptian terrorist commonly known as "The Blind Sheikh," has died in prison, his family said Saturday. He was 78.

Abdel-Rahman's family was notified of his death over the phone by an unnamed U.S. representative, his son Ammar told Reuters. He died from natural causes, ...

Walter Jones, North Carolina Republican, adds his support to bill to investig...
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 12:10pm

An effort to create an independent commission tasked with investigating claims concerning Russia and its alleged involvement in last year's White House race gained the endorsement of a GOP lawmaker Friday for the first time since being introduced last month by House Democrats.

Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina Republican, became ...

Democrats ask for hearings involving Trump's smartphone security
by Andrew Blake
18 Feb 2017 at 11:35am

President Trump's purportedly lax security practices are the subject of a letter sent from more than a dozen congressional Democrats this week to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Rep. Ted Lieu, California Democrat, urged committee leadership this week to investigate "troubling reports" that have emerged recently with ...

D.C. physician-assisted suicide law goes into effect
by Bradford Richardson
18 Feb 2017 at 10:49am

A law authorizing physicians in the nation's capital to help end the lives of terminally ill patients who wish to die went into effect Saturday after congressional Republicans were unable to block the legislation in time.

Washington, D.C., is now the 7th jurisdiction in the country to permit physician-assisted suicide.


Benjamin G. Smith, ex-prison officer, faces new charges in child-rape case
18 Feb 2017 at 9:01am

DAYTON, Wash. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the case of an ex-Washington State Penitentiary corrections officer accused of child molestation and child rape.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports the amended documents increase the seriousness of one charge filed against Benjamin G. Smith and add four ...

Potentially contaminated fuel halts some Boise flights
17 Feb 2017 at 8:39pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say some flights in and out of Boise Airport have been grounded because of an issue with the gas used for refueling.

Boise Airport spokesman Sean Briggs said flights were disrupted Friday after Western Aircraft was told by their fuel supplier, Chevron, that there could ...

Secret Service investigating incident after rock thrown at Trump's motorcade ...
by Dave Boyer
17 Feb 2017 at 7:08pm

The Secret Service is investigating an incident in which someone threw a rock or other object at President Trump's motorcade in South Florida Friday afternoon.

"The Secret Service can confirm that an object appears to have been thrown at the motorcade this afternoon," the agency said in a statement. "We ...

Border agents searched 23,000 phones, laptops in 2016
by Stephen Dinan
17 Feb 2017 at 5:08pm

The number of electronic device searches conducted by border officers surged some 500 percent in 2016, as the agency said a changing threat environment caused more people to trip their radars.

The number of searches was still small. More than 1 million people entered the U.S. per day, while Customs ...

Jim Banks, Indiana Republican, introduces bill requiring DHS to review visa a...
by Andrew Blake
17 Feb 2017 at 4:28pm

Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives on Thursday would require federal immigration officials to inspect the social media accounts of visa applicants attempting to enter the United States.

Rep. Jim Banks, Indiana Republican, made his legislative debut in Washington this week by way of offering the Visa Investigation and ...

Trump's Florida visits puts small airport in tailspin
17 Feb 2017 at 12:19pm

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive.

The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to ...

Mark Burnett, Florida man, sought to set off bombs in Target to drive stock p...
by Ken Shepherd
17 Feb 2017 at 12:13pm

A Florida man who reportedly was plotting to set off bombs in Target stores in the hopes of driving down the retailer's stock value is facing federal weapons charges.

According to an affidavit, an ex-convict named Mark Charles Burnett offered a man $10,000 to place explosives in Target stores on ... Live Bookmark
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