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By Karoun Demirjian WASHINGTON - Two days into the first week of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, the Senate launched a probe into alleged hacking of his victory by Russia. The move could deepen the rift between the new president and the intelligence community – which has said that Russia intervened in the U.S. election with the goal of helping to elect Trump. It could …

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By Karen Tumulty WASHINGTON – Donald Trump, having propelled his presidential campaign to victory while often disregarding the truth, now is testing the proposition that he can govern the country that way. In the first five days of his presidency, Trump has put the enormous power of the nation’s highest office behind spurious - and easily disproved - claims. He bega…

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By Stephanie Merry “La La Land” was the big story from the nominations announcement for the 89th Academy Awards Tuesday morning, garnering 14 nominations, tying “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most of any movie. The musical’s nominations include best picture, best director for Damien Chazelle, leads Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and two in one category, best song. …

By Ed O’Keefe WASHINGTON - Five days into President Donald Trump’s term and senators still have no agreement to consider several more of his picks to lead Cabinet departments. The delays are unprecedented, given that the previous two presidents had at least seven nominees confirmed on their first day in office, and magnify the Trump administration’s slow announcement…

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By Brian Murphy Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged Monday from a Houston hospital, and former president George H.W. Bush should be moved soon from the intensive care unit at the same facility after being treated for pneumonia-related respiratory problems, doctors said. The 92-year-old former president was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. …

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By John Wagner Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, said Sunday that he has no plans to release his tax returns, a marked shift from Trump’s pledge during the campaign to make them public once an audit was completed. “The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” said Conway, counselor to the president, during an a…

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By Ashley Parker and Amy Goldstein WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, including enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans. The executive order, signed in t…

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By Theresa Vargas, Taylor Hartz and Arelis R. Hernandez WASHINGTON - Protesters made themselves heard in the nation’s capital Friday, leaving shattered property along some city blocks and disrupting security checkpoints to President Donald Trump’s inauguration, where they slowed crowds from entering onto the National Mall and, in at least one spot, stopped them complete…

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By David Fahrenthold, Philip Rucker and John Wagner WASHINGTON -- Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, taking office on a day that has featured smaller crowds and more subdued ceremony than previous inaugurations -- but still ushers in a transformative shift in the country's leadership. Trump, 70, was administered the oath by Chi…

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By Paul Kane WASHINGTON — This is Donald Trump’s day, without question, but in addition to the president-elect and Vice President-elect Mike Pence taking their oaths of office, Americans will see a fair bit of pomp and circumstance that come with any big political event. Two prominent figures on display will be Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. T…

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By Philip Rucker and John Wagner WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump arrived in Washington with flair on Thursday, formally launching the inaugural festivities that will lead to his swearing in as the nation’s 45th president on Friday. Kicking off three days of carefully orchestrated proceedings infused with pomp and guided by precision and protocol, the presid…

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By Fred Barbash and Brian Murphy Former president George H.W. Bush was under observation at an intensive care unit in Houston on Wednesday after being treated for an “acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” according to a statement from his office. The update described the 92-year-old Bush as “stable and resting comfortably” at Houston Methodist Hospital,…

By Dan Balz and Scott Clement After a tumultuous campaign and transition, President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office Friday as the least popular incoming president in at least four decades, but a majority of Americans nevertheless express optimism that he will be able to fulfill campaign pledges to boost the economy and deal with threats of terrorism, acc…

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By Amy B. Wang It was "one of the longest and most exhaustive investigations" in FBI history - and to this day remains the only unsolved skyjacking in the United States. In 1971, a well-dressed passenger hijacked a Northwest Orient flight, demanded $200,000 and later escaped by parachuting out of the back of the plane with the ransom money. But who exactly was "D.…

By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump declin…