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By James Hohmann WASHINGTON - When Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report posts, legal experts from across the ideological spectrum will scan through first to see what evidence the special counsel collected that President Donald Trump may have sought to obstruct justice. “The most important consequence of the report is no longer whether the evidence on obstruction w…

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By Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky  Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III did not find that Donald Trump’s campaign or any of his associates conspired with Russia in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to a summary of Mueller’s findings sent to lawmakers Sunday. [Read: Attorney General Barr’s principal conclusions of the Mueller report…

Bills

By Mark Maske, Washington Post New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in his first public comments about the prostitution-related charges he faces in Florida, said Saturday he is "truly sorry" and regrets having caused pain and disappointment for those around him. Kraft made his remarks in a written statement issued to media organizations on the eve of the NFL'…

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By Eileen Sullivan WASHINGTON – The long-awaited special counsel report is complete, 675 days after Robert Mueller was named to oversee the investigation into Russia’s election interference, whether any Trump associates coordinated with that plot and whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice. Attorney General William Barr has the document. But it has yet …

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By Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim and John Wagner WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a resolution Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats to deliver a bipartisan rebuke to the president. The disapproval resolution passed the House last month, so the 59-41 Senate vo…

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By Tim Elfrink WASHINGTON - Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, will tell Congress on Wednesday that Trump knew his longtime adviser Roger Stone was communicating with WikiLeaks about publishing stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, according to the text of his prepared opening statement. In the prepared remarks, Cohen calls Trump a…

Crime

By Matt Bonesteel Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a man while driving his car on a Syracuse interstate shortly before midnight Wednesday, Syracuse Police announced Thursday. The man, 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, was outside his vehicle after it hit a guardrail in an unrelated crash on Interstate 690 on the city’s eastern fringe wh…

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By Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis and John Wagner WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government without getting any new money for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, retreating from the central promise of his presidency, for now, in the face of intense public anger. The president’s humbling concession to the new realities of divided …

Gusto

“Roma,” a drama from director Alfonso Cuarón based on his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and “The Favourite,” a dark comedy about women vying for power in Queen Anne’s court in the 18th century, dominated the 91st Academy Awards nominations Tuesday morning with 10 each, including best picture. Close behind was “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut starri…

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By Philip Rucker and Dan Lamothe WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, who aides said has been frustrated by news coverage of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s scathing resignation letter, abruptly announced Sunday that he was removing Mattis two months before his planned departure and installing Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary. Shanahan, a former Boeing exe…

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By Erica Werner, Damian Paletta and John Wagner House and Senate lawmakers are leaving the Capitol on Friday evening without passing a budget deal, ensuring there will be a partial government shutdown when funding for a large number of federal agencies lapses at midnight. The House adjourned shortly before 7 p.m., as officials gave notice the chamber would not reconv…

Courts

By Robert Barnes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Friday morning for two malignant nodules in her left lung, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” after the surgery, the spokeswoman said. The surgery was performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The two nodules in the lower lobe of her lef…

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Thursday's funeral for George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston follows his state funeral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. It's the same church where his wife, Barbara Bush, was laid to rest in April. After the Houston funeral for the nation's 41st president, he will be transported in a special "Bush 4141" train to College Station, before being …

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By Martin Weil WASHINGTON - The Oval Office successors to former president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday, lauded his long career in government and mourned his passing. “Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service - to be, i…