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‘Get tougher’: Trump slams Democrats and chides Republicans as allies criticize his erratic impeachment response

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

WASHINGTON – President Trump lashed out against the impeachment process during a raucous Cabinet meeting Monday, turning the White House gathering into a Trump-run war room as he continues to unnerve many of his Republican allies by insisting on a ...

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Supreme Court will decide constitutionality of consumer watchdog bureau

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider whether the structure of the watchdog Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created by Congress in 2010 is unconstitutional, something the Trump administration and even the bureau’s director say they now ...

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Justices to review quick removal of some migrants

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Friday it will review a lower court decision that hinders the Trump administration’s desire to more quickly deport undocumented immigrants after their requests for asylum have been denied. The case concerns “expedited removal,” a ...

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Impeachment inquiry shows Trump at the center of Ukraine efforts against rivals

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.

WASHINGTON – Two Cabinet secretaries. The acting White House chief of staff. A bevy of career diplomats. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. And at the center of the impeachment inquiry, the president himself. Over two weeks of closed-door testimony, a ...

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Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy at least $631 billion, study finds

A sign is displayed at the Cardinal Health, Inc. corporate office Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the opioid crisis. Two people with knowledge of the negotiations, which have lasted months, confirmed to The Associated Press that McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health, Inc., have offered $18 billion over 18 years to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits across the country. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

As a landmark trial begins over who should pay for the nation’s opioid crisis, a new report estimates the epidemic has cost the U.S. economy at least $631 billion — and that more than two-thirds of that toll fell on ...

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Supreme Court seems divided over whether Beltway Sniper deserves resentencing

In November 2002, Lee Boyd Malvo, 17, leaves the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations courthouse in Virginia. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Rich Lipski

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court seemed divided Wednesday on whether Lee Boyd Malvo, the 17-year-old Beltway Sniper whose deadly 2002 shooting spree terrorized the Washington region, deserves a resentencing hearing because his youth was not weighed before he was sentenced ...

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Judge boots law firm from libel suit against Dershowitz

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A New York judge ruled Wednesday that the law firm of prominent attorney David Boies may not represent a victim of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in her lawsuit against Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz. But the judge also ruled ...

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Man pleads guilty to cocaine possession, sentenced to 15 years for substance that was powdered milk.

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Cody Gregg was cruising through an industrial neighborhood southwest of downtown Oklahoma City on Aug. 12 when police spotted him. It was around 10:30 p.m., according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Oklahoman, and the officers noticed that ...

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