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Two Southwest pilots hid a camera in a plane’s lavatory and live-streamed video to the cockpit, according to lawsuit

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Two Southwest Airlines pilots allegedly hid a camera in a plane’s lavatory and live-streamed the video to an iPad mounted on the windshield of the cockpit aboard a flight, according to a lawsuit filed by a fellow flight attendant. The ...

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Former top Trump aide asks court to rule on whether he must testify in impeachment inquiry

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

A former top national security aide to President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal judge to resolve conflicting orders from Congress and the White House over whether he must testify in the impeachment inquiry, setting up a ...

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Giuliani associates touted ties to White House

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by John Taggart.

As they assisted President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani in his search for damaging information about Democrats in Ukraine, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were also attempting to leverage ties they claimed to have to powerful Ukrainian figures ...

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The whistleblowers among us

John Kostyack, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center, at his desk in Washington, D.C. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Dan Zak

The whistleblower is a tall man, about 6-foot-4, and only a few years out of graduate school. Maybe. Or maybe the whistleblower is a woman,a longtime analystclose to retirement. The whistleblower is a Democrat. Maybe. Or maybe the whistleblower is ...

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Top Philadelphia police inspector charged with sexually assaulting officers he mentored

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After years of complaints, Philadelphia Police Department Chief Inspector Carl Holmes, among the highest-ranking commanders in the department, has been arrested and charged with the sexual assaults of three subordinate officers. When the female officers came to him as a ...

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Documents show Trump, ‘Apprentice’ contestant at Beverly Hills hotel around the time she says he assaulted her

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Excerpts of Donald Trump’s private calendar from a dozen years ago made public on Thursday appear to show Trump was at a Beverly Hills hotel around the same time a former “Apprentice” contestant alleges he assaulted her there. Email exchanges ...

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Federal judge holds DeVos in contempt in loan case, slaps Education Department with $100,000 fine

Education Secretray Betsy DeVos speaks during a discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Feb. 22, 2018. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

A federal judge on Thursday held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt for violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco slapped the ...

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Justice Department investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – The federal prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to examine the origins of the FBI’s probe of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is conducting an investigation officials consider criminal in nature, according to a person familiar with ...

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‘America’s toughest sheriff’ wants more from Trump pardon

Joe Arpaio, then sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., waves while speaking during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris.

Joe Arpaio, once known as “America’s toughest sheriff,” isn’t content to be the first recipient of a criminal pardon from President Donald Trump. The former top lawman in Maricopa County, Arizona, wants his conviction thrown out as well. Arpaio made ...

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Immunity would cover Fifth Avenue shooting, Trump attorney argues

President Trump listens to Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room at the White House on Oct. 16, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s private attorney said Wednesday that the president could not be investigated or prosecuted as long as he is in the White House, even for shooting someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue. The claim ...

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Diplomat who raised alarm about withholding aid to Ukraine testifies in impeachment probe

United States diplomat William Taylor arrives before testifying for the impeachment inquiry at the United States Capitol on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. MIUST CREDIT: Washington photo by Matt McClain

WASHINGTON – America’s top diplomat in Ukraine delivered a forceful blow to President Donald Trump’s account of his “perfect” dealings with that nation, telling lawmakers Tuesday that the White House had threatened to withdraw much-needed military aid unless Kyiv announced ...

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