With Supreme Court seat filled, Republicans look to lower courts

Senate Judges

Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now...


A short history of presidents' complicated relationship with the 100-day

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Friday morning, Donald Trump had something to say about his first 100 days. In a tweet, he wrote “no matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!” That tweet, which appears...


Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Sheryl Sandberg Option B

NEW YORK (AP) — Though perhaps best known as Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added “widow” to the list. “The grief felt like a void,...


Lawyer: Doctor dragged from flight plans to file lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for the Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Express flight says it’s too late for the airline’s CEO to apologize face-to-face and that his client intends to file a lawsuit. Attorney Thomas Demetrio, who represents 69-year-old Dr. David Dao, made the comments...


New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

Confederate Statues New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. The Liberty Place monument, which commemorates...


Trump officials pick 'high priority' towns for border wall

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Despite more than a year of campaign rhetoric about a “big, beautiful wall” spanning the entirety of the southern border, the Trump administration plans to start with a much less ambitious footprint focusing only on the most highly trafficked corridors, according to a...


A 10-year-old Virginia girl without a hand wanted to play violin. Now she can.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Dressed for the occasion in a red dress and a white, glittery beret topped with plastic flowers, 10-year-old Isabella Nicola picked up her violin. But this was no recital. And Isabella is no ordinary violin player. The fifth grader from Alexandria, Va., was born...


The Latest: Confederate monument in New Orleans taken down

APTOPIX Confederate Statues New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (all times local): 5:55 a.m. Workers in New Orleans have finished taking down the first of four Confederate statues in the city that will be removed over the coming days. The Liberty Place monument was driven away in...


Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Arkansas Executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years. Jack Jones and Marcel...


Workers in New Orleans finish taking down first of 4 Confederate monuments that

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans finish taking down first of 4 Confederate monuments that will be removed over the coming days.


Will TV writers strike? Here's what you need to know

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. We’re in an era of peak TV, but the fire hose flow of shows - from late-night comedy to scripted dramas - could come to a screeching halt very soon. Members of the Writers Guild of America, which represents the scribes behind television and movies, will vote Monday...

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