Speaker Paul D. Ryan is caught between factions vying for power inside the GOP and facing scattered calls for his departure ahead of a planned year-end retirement. But while some are agitating for new leadership, there is no clear alternative to Ryan.
Paige Patterson was removed as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid a massive backlash over past comments that are being newly perceived as sexist and demeaning.
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Philip Roth
1933–2018
Books such as “Portnoy’s Complaint” and “Goodbye, Columbus” established Roth as a premier chronicler of sex, desire and Jewish angst. He won the Pulitzer Prize for “American Pastoral.”
Campaign 2018
Georgia voters gave Stacey Abrams a shot to become the first black, female governor in the country. (Photo: AP; Video: Stacey Abrams)
The results from primaries in four states marked an ongoing embrace by Democratic voters of non-politicians, women, veterans and nonwhite candidates to lead the party’s effort to take back control of the House and governors’ mansions this fall.
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The city is building again, gingerly, as it balances anxiety over a need for housing with fears of the freewheeling construction that doomed so many houses to flooding.
The measure, now near certain to become law, does not repeal the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, but it does represent the most significant scaling back of the rules to date.
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A former business partner of Trump attorney Michael Cohen appears to have gotten a very sweet deal from prosecutors. That should frighten Cohen and President Trump.
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Carol Spinks
Her body was found on May 1, 1971. The seventh-grader had been missing a week.
Darlenia Johnson
Her body was discovered in July 1971 just 15 feet from where Spinks’s remains had been found.
Brenda Faye Crockett
She called her family to say that she had been “snatched” and taken to Virginia, but was coming home. Her body was found hours later.
Diane Williams
Her body was found by a trucker along Interstate 295 on Sept. 6, 1972.
Brenda Woodard
Her body was discovered in November 1971 near Prince George’s Hospital. A puzzling note was in her pocket.
Nenomoshia Yates
Her still-warm body was found along Pennsylvania Avenue just hours after she had gone missing after a trip to the store.
The Freeway Phantom, believed to be the first serial killer in Washington, terrorized the capital city and was never caught. The crimes long ago faded into history, but not everyone has forgotten.
The bureau has said for months that last year investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 cellphones connected to crimes when the correct number was much smaller, probably between 1,000 and 2,000, The Washington Post has learned.
The man argued that — as a family member — he was entitled to the grace period. The judge praised his legal research, and then he ordered that he be evicted anyway.
Coyotes were a purely North American animal that lived in the West. Now they’re everywhere, largely because state-sponsored hunting obliterated wolves and mountain lions.
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