In a tweet, President Trump demanded to know if law enforcement infiltrated his campaign for “political purposes.” The Justice Department responded by saying it had asked its inspector general to expand its own review, a move that officials hoped would avert a larger showdown over a confidential source.
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Even some allies of President Trump are mad at the latest twists in the U.S.-China skirmish. Here’s a rundown of the many ways China appears to have gotten the upper hand.
The delays threaten to tarnish the EPA administrator’s image as an potent warrior in President Trump’s battle against federal regulations, a reputation that has so far saved his job amid an array of investigations into ethical and management lapses.
The lion Chimwala surveys his temporary enclosure in Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, in February.
The lion Chimwala surveys his temporary enclosure in Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, in February.
Crews load lions onto a truck in Majete Wildlife Reserve in February.
Crews load lions onto a truck in Majete Wildlife Reserve in February.
An elephant walks through the forest in the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, in February.
An elephant walks through the forest in the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, in February.
Chimwala sleeps in his crate before his journey to Liwonde National Park.
Chimwala sleeps in his crate before his journey to Liwonde National Park.
Rangers practice an anti-poaching drill in Liwonde National Park.
Rangers practice an anti-poaching drill in Liwonde National Park.
A nonprofit organization aims to restore animal populations that once existed in some of the world’s most remote places by moving wildlife across Africa in commercial planes and flatbed trucks. “We have two options,” an official said. “One is we allow these places to disappear. The other is we make our own plan.”
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Sabika Sheikh, 17, left Karachi, Pakistan, with dreams of being a diplomat and working to empower women. Gunned down at Santa Fe High School in Texas, she’s returning to her family in a casket. At her funeral — the first of 10 for the victims — the community said goodbye to her and the dreams she represented.
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The Democratic primary battle between Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson could be seen as a referendum on how city hall should operate in 21st-century, small-city America.
“If it turns out to be true, he will be terminated,” a manager at the Virginia store said. The allegations marked another clash in a culture war over the Boy Scouts of America’s expansion of rights to gay members.
A policy forbade Luci Baines Johnson, a Georgetown University nursing student, from doing both. On Saturday, she served as commencement speaker and received an honorary doctorate.
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Students at BASIS DC public charter school must take at least seven Advanced Placement courses. “It is perfect for those who accept the challenge,” said one parent.
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The Capitals reached the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years for a gazillion reasons, but foremost among them was that Holtby was Washington’s MVP in the first two rounds.
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Out of desperation, the Nationals called up one of their biggest prospects. It is a chance to see how he fits, now and in the future.
The widely expected outcome, decried by critics as a grab for dictatorial powers, gives Maduro a second six-year term. The United States says it will not recognize the results and may consider additional sanctions. Venezuela is now facing near-total societal collapse.
A 28-year-old facing a heavy prison sentence was forcibly returned to the country in March. As the kingdom inches forward with reforms, it is clamping down on activists amid an increasingly oppressive environment for those who call for change.
A surge of migrants, which has put pressure on Canada’s asylum system, has been a boon for companies during a time of low unemployment.
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A man whose son died in a mosque bombing now prays at home. For a shopkeeper who saw a boy detonate a bomb in front of his shop, the mere sight of a backpack terrifies him.
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Steph Curry led the way as Golden State embarassed Houston with a 41-point victory to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
The agent, based in Montana near the border with Canada, questioned and held the women for 35 to 40 minutes, they said.
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