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Trump pays tribute to McCain, orders flags back to half-staff after complaints Trump pays tribute to McCain, orders flags back to half-staff after complaints
President Trump acknowledged his respect Monday for the late Sen. John McCain’s service to the nation and ordered U.S. flags lowered to half-staff, after complaints from veterans groups and others that the White House was snubbing the president’s frequent critic even in death. Mr. Trump issued a proclamation Monday afternoon directing all U.S. flags to be lowered until sunset Sunday, when the 8...
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Trump defends son's 'totally legal' Trump Tower meeting, says he didn't know about it. Trump defends son's 'totally legal' Trump Tower meeting, says he didn't know about it.
President Trump dismissed news reports Sunday that he’s worried about legal trouble for his son related to the special counsel’s investigation, and continued his attacks on the media. A source close to Mr. Trump said the president is worried about special counsel Robert Mueller targeting his son Donald Trump Jr. after his former personal attorney Michael Cohen alleged Mr. Trump knew of Don Jr.’...
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Trump-endorsed GOP congressional candidate seriously injured in S.C. car wreck Trump-endorsed GOP congressional candidate seriously injured in S.C. car wreck
Republican South Carolina state Rep. Katie Arrington, a U.S. House of Representatives candidate recently endorsed by President Trump, was seriously injured in fatal car wreck, her campaign said Saturday. Ms. Arrington, 47, was involved in a deadly automobile accident Friday evening en route to an award ceremony in Hilton Head, her campaign said in a statement. “Katie was the passenger in the...
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Kate Spade, whose handbags were essential accessories for upscale women, dies at 55 Kate Spade, whose handbags were essential accessories for upscale women, dies at 55
Kate Spade, a designer best known for her simple, colorful handbags, which became favored accessories of professional women in the 1990s, was found dead June 5 at her home in Manhattan. She was 55. She reportedly committed suicide by hanging, police officials said. A note was found at the scene. Ms. Spade began her career at Mademoiselle magazine, where she became, at age 28, a senior editor...
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Trump calls for new tariffs on imported cars and trucks, escalating trade wars Trump calls for new tariffs on imported cars and trucks, escalating trade wars
WASHINGTON — President Trump called for tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts Wednesday, potentially expanding to the auto industry the same protectionist measures he's threatened on aluminum and steel. Trump said he asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate whether the auto imports are a threat to national security. If so, he would be able to institute tariffs under Section...
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DNC shuns its anti-Trump Kremlin dossier in collusion law suit. DNC shuns its anti-Trump Kremlin dossier in collusion law suit.
The Democratic National Committee’s Russia collusion law suit against the Trump campaign cites a number of press stories, tweets and investigative reports as evidence, but there is one notable absence. The 66-page suit doesn’t mention the Christopher Steele dossier, an investigation financed by the very same DNC as well as the Hilary Clinton campaign and sourced to Kremlin operatives. Just l...
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Trump to hold rally on night of White House press dinner. Trump to hold rally on night of White House press dinner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump is holding a rally instead of attending the White House Correspondents Dinner. The president’s campaign announced Tuesday that Trump will hold a rally on April 28 in Michigan. The event in the town of Washington, which is outside Detroit, is slated to begin around the same time as the glitzy gala in the far more well-know...
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Report: DC public schools failed on residency requirement, missed on thousands in tuition. Report: DC public schools failed on residency requirement, missed on thousands in tuition.
WASHINGTON — A report finds that D.C. schools have failed to properly check the residency of all students entering public and charter schools, and have failed to collect full tuition from nearly all nonresident students. The 28-page report from D.C. Inspector General Daniel Lucas released Tuesday found that the school system and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, which oversee...
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After U Street assault, DC police chief acknowledges rise in hate crimes. After U Street assault, DC police chief acknowledges rise in hate crimes.
WASHINGTON — D.C. police are still looking for the suspects involved in what Chief Peter Newsham said seems like an unprovoked attack on two men in the U Street neighborhood. Newsham acknowledged the city’s troubling rise in hate crimes over the last few years. “There has been increases in hate crimes in the city from ’15 to ’16 and ’16 to ’17,” he said of the recent year rise. “It’s hard to...
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Road closures, but limited Metro work as Cherry Blossoms wrap up. Road closures, but limited Metro work as Cherry Blossoms wrap up.
WASHINGTON — This final weekend with major events for the National Cherry Blossom Festival brings parade road closures on top of usual weekend detours for 5ks and also marks the last weekend of Metro’s limited track work for festival visitors. The only Metro work planned this weekend is after 10 p.m. each day on the Red and Green Lines. Next weekend, regular single-tracking is scheduled to ret...
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