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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The … more
The U.S. military launched approximately 50 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar Assad since that country's civil war began six years ago. more
WASHINGTON — In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in last … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings.A new memorandum about the … more
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering banning travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea, officials said Tuesday, as outrage grew over the death of American student Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump declared it a "total … more
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Donald Trump's election opened fire on Republican members of the congressional baseball team at a practice field in this Washington suburb Wednesday, using a rifle to … more
In her memoir, "Ordinary Light," poet Tracy K. Smith describes reading a poem by Emily Dickinson in her fifth-grade class and feeling a flash of recognition, as if she were "privy to magic.""I couldn't help but memorize a poem whose meter had worked … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says the man authorities identified as opening fire on the Republican congressional baseball practice had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. more
WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Senate investigation into President Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia on Wednesday sought to distance themselves from the flagging House inquiry, eager to establish their work as credible in the face of growing … more
Geoff Edgers(c) 2017, The Washington Post ANDREWS, Ind. — Viki Graber's sneakers slosh in the wet grass as she twists two willow branches to form an arch. This 30-foot-long tunnel, an installation and playful passageway being built in … more
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