Ahead of the meeting, staffers provided President Trump with some 100 pages of briefing materials aimed at laying out a tough posture toward Russian President Vladmir Putin, but Trump ignored most of it, according to one person familiar with the discussions.
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Time and again, in the face of strong and direct questions by two American reporters, the president refused to stand up for the country he was elected to represent and protect.
Republicans — including some who usually avoid criticizing the president — joined with Democrats to upbraid him.
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The interview turned heated at points, with the news anchor clearly frustrated by the Russian president’s trademark filibustering and Putin clearly frustrated by a journalist actually challenging him.
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A witness said four masked gunmen opened fire on a group of people at a courtyard in the 300 block of 53rd Street. Makiyah Wilson, 10, was killed and four adults were wounded, police said.
They want to know why city officials did not use cellphone or landline phone alerts to directly reach the public last week, leaving many unaware of potential danger in the drinking supply on Friday morning.
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The heat and humidity is disrupted by showers and thunderstorms this afternoon into early evening. Humidity plummets tomorrow and stays low through the end of the week.
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All-Star Game 2018
(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
The Nationals slugger wowed the home crowd by mashing nine home runs on 10 swings down the stretch to overtake Chicago’s Kyle Schwarber and win the All-Star slugfest 19-18.
The initiative will help scientists and animal welfare organizations understand how many felines are in the city and how to cope with cats that don’t have a home.
Downplaying suggestions that a strike is imminent, the union said, “It is not our intention to disrupt [Tuesday’s] MLB All-Star game.” An arbitrator is set to rule soon on the agency’s labor contract, and the union said its leadership would meet with Metro on Tuesday.
Republican Reps. Mark Meadows (N.C.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio) requested the probe of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, according to a letter obtained by The Post. Rosenstein has denied making any threats.
The case, which is not part of the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, lays out the strongest allegations to date of American involvement in Russia’s influence operations.
Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook went missing in 1987. Their alleged killer was found through a genealogy website. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)
Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook went missing in 1987. Their alleged killer was found through a genealogy website. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)
Since the technique was used to find the suspected Golden State Killer in April, genetic genealogy has led to a flurry of breakthroughs in the coldest of cases, showing its potential to be a transformative tool for police.
Tesla shareholders and other Musk supporters are beginning to question how his temper could affect the company he built — and their bottom line.
Police said David Martinez posted a topless photo of his wife on his campaign website after he was served with a restraining order.
The Massachusetts senator is honing her pitch in a reelection campaign that could be a tuneup for a presidential run. But is her brand of pugilistic populism what Democratic voters want in their next presidential candidate?
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