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AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle East

Mideast Week in Review

In Syria, Associated Press journalists visited the old city of Homs, Syria. It has been almost four years since the last remaining rebels and civilians withdrew from the remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs in Syria. But few people have returned, and large parts of the once vibrant...


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Mattis takes Congress to task for budget impasse as he unveils new Pentagon defense

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The United States must build up its military to prepare for the possibility of conflict with Russia and China, according to a new Pentagon strategy released Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as he took Congress to task on the eve of a potential...


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Texas Democratic Rep. Green offers second Trump impeachment measure

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A Texas Democrat offered articles of impeachment against President Trump on the House floor Friday morning in his second attempt to compel Congress to remove the president. Rep. Al Green previously forced a House vote on an impeachment measure in December,...


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With shutdown looming, Trump to hold off on Mar-a-Lago trip if deal isn't struck

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - With a possible federal shutdown looming, President Trump may hold off on plans to head to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where a lavish celebration of his first year in office is in the works for Saturday night. The president, who is scheduled to...


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'These are our true friends': Trump fans flock to a Mar-a-Lago celebration

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PALM BEACH, Fla. - “Welcome to Mar-a-Lago!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said as she took the stage. “A magnificent place . . . “ She was smiling. That was a setup. Here was the joke: “It sure ain’t no shithole!” Pirro said. The Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom erupted....


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The Latest: Michigan State asks AG to review Nassar events

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Michigan State University is asking Michigan’s attorney general to investigate the school’s handling of complaints against a sports doctor who...


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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

Trump One Year The View From Overseas

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. Contentious issues have always existed, especially in...


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The Finance 202: Wall Street shrugs as Washington careens toward a shutdown

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The specter of a government shutdown Thursday barely nudged investors out of their practiced disregard for Washington dysfunction. Stocks notched a rare-for-this-year backward slip as new storm clouds gathered over the Capitol. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped...


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The Daily 202: Friday news dumps tell the story of Trump's first year

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. With a possible government shutdown looming at midnight, President Donald Trump still plans to leave the White House at 4:10 p.m. to spend the weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida. He is scheduled to celebrate the anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday...


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With shutdown looming, Trump plans to head to Mar-a-Lago for first-year celebration

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - With a possible federal shutdown looming, President Donald Trump plans to depart Washington late Friday afternoon for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where a lavish celebration of his first year in office is in the works for Saturday night. Democrats...


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