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6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Where corruption is a building material

(image) The Trump Organization is about to double its real estate empire in India with two new projects in this suburb of New Delhi known for rapacious development and poor planning. In two deals signed before Donald Trump was elected president, the company...



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Six executed Nazi spies — and the hidden tribute to them in D.C.

(image) A team of power company workers was trudging through a seldom-visited thicket in Southwest Washington when they spotted something odd in a ditch. Protruding from the grass was a rectangular slab of granite. They looked closer, and an inscription on...



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Managing the president’s anxiety over Russia probe
President Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many days — before all the network news shows have come on the air — he gets on the phone with a member of his outside legal team to chew over all things Russia. The calls — detailed by...



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: 5th GOP senator wary of health bill
President Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive healthcare bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican senator said he does not...



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump Organization's real estate projects in India

(image) Pune Two 23-story towers Status: COMPLETED Partners: Atul and Sagar Chordia Mumbai A 75-story apartment tower Status: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Partner: Lodha Group Kolkata Residential project and tower Status: PROPOSED Reported partner: Unimark...



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Two prized Republican goals may be within reach
The Senate Republican health-care bill would achieve a historic convergence of GOP priorities, placing major, permanent caps on Medicaid spending and providing a significant tax cut for wealthy Americans. President Trump and congressional Republicans...



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: A secret death

(image) The sixstring electric guitar is becoming extinct. Here’s why you should care. Arts & Style



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Summer Home & Design

(image) How predators such as the purple pitcher plant and Venus’ flytrap exude an eerie charm. For one thing, if they are outdoors, they can feed themselves. Magazine



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Obama’s struggle to punish Putin for his election assault
The White House debated various options to make Russia pay for interfering in the U.S. election, but facing obstacles and potential risks, it ultimately failed to exact a heavy toll on Moscow. Read the article now at wapo.st/russia-hacks.



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: A religious revolution
The town of Wittenberg, Germany, is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s accusations of church corruption. And there’s the tower that looks like a Bible. Travel



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: THE WORLD Cause of London fire
Police said the Grenfell Tower blaze began in a refrigerator, and they are considering manslaughter charges after the building’s exterior failed fire-safety tests.



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: REAL ESTATE Fitness for seniors
As the ranks of older Americans grow, the communities in which they live are facing a demand for a variety of health programs and amenities.



6/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: GOP governors speak out
Senate health-care bill’s effect on Medicaid is among concerns.



6/24/2017: NEWS: White House frustrated with Tillerson over jobs

(image) The White House is becoming increasingly frustrated with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and a close-knit circle of aides over the slow pace of hiring and a chokehold on information and access to Tillerson, according to senior Trump administration...



6/24/2017: NEWS: Mistrial declared in shooting of black Ohio motorist
A judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury deadlocked in the case of a then-University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a 2015 traffic stop, the latest in a series of high-profile law enforcement...



6/24/2017: NEWS: CORRECTIONS
A photo with an article about carnivorous plants in this weekend’s Washington Post Magazine, which was printed in advance, lacks a credit for the photographer. The photo of plant grower Michael Szesze was taken by Yacouba Tanou. A recipe for Ouzo and...



6/24/2017: NEWS: ‘Pizzagate’ gunman is given 4-year sentence
The North Carolina man who commandeered a Northwest Washington pizza restaurant at gunpoint to investigate a false Internet rumor of a pedophile ring there was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, charged into Comet...



6/24/2017: NEWS: Saudi king makes son crown prince
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, 81, elevated his 31-year-old son Wednesday to become crown prince, ousting his nephew in a seismic shift in the royal succession line. Prince Mohammed bin Salman replaces Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was also...



6/24/2017: NEWS: Yellowstone grizzlies no longer endangered
About 700 grizzly bears that roam the Yellowstone National Park area will soon lose the protections they have had under the Endangered Species Act for more than 40 years, the Interior Department announced Thursday.



6/24/2017: NEWS: Gershwin Prize goes to Tony Bennett
The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that legendary crooner Tony Bennett, 90, will receive this year’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The singer has been hitting the charts since the 1950s.



6/24/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: High court gives man facing deportation a second chance
The Supreme Court on Friday gave a second chance to a U.S. permanent resident who pleaded guilty to a drug charge and faces deportation because his lawyer gave him bad advice. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Jae Lee’s lawyer was “dead wrong”...



6/24/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Indictment in death of pregnant woman
A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a pregnant woman in a January confrontation involving a stolen car. The Dallas County district attorney announced the charge against...



6/24/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: DIGEST

(image) A house alongside Texas State Highway 87 sits on a small island after Tropical Depresion Cindy brought high tides as it made landfall Thursday on the Bolivar Peninsula. When it arrived, the tropical storm was downgraded into a depression.



6/24/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Cindy remnants affect Southeast, Midwest
Rainbands spinning off what is left of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash-flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still...



6/24/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Senate Republican bill would gut critical public health funding this fall
The health-care bill that Senate Republicans released Thursday would eliminate critical funds for core public health programs that make up about 12 percent of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The money supports programs to...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: Opulence, not far from Iraq’s front lines

(image) Fifty miles from Mosul’s front line sits a sprawling complex of residential buildings in the suburbs of Irbil, the capital of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. Spread in rows like ornate white boxes, these opulent villas contrast not only with the...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: Country on verge of rebel disarmament
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the nation is on the verge of completing a historic feat: All guerrillas in the country’s largest rebel group will soon have turned in their weapons. Santos told business leaders in France on Friday that he...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: Grand Mosque attack foiled, officials report
Saudi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, cornering the wouldbe attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: Troops push into heart of Mosul’s Old City
Iraqi forces battled their way Friday along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul’s Old City, saying they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee the Islamic State’s last stand there. U.S.-trained urban warfare units are leading the fight in...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: Saudi prince gives $67 million to fight cholera in Yemen:
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has donated $66.7 million to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster. The donation by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went to the U.N....



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: More than 100 feared buried in landslide
More than 100 people were feared to have been buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a village in southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. The landslide hit the village of Maoxian around 6 a.m. Saturday....



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: Indian toilet charity renames village after Trump:
A toilet charity has renamed an Indian village after President Trump as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation. Aid group Sulabh International, which says it has built 1.5 million toilets across the country, has set...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: On Arab states’ list of demands for Qatar: Close Al Jazeera
istanbul — New tensions erupted Friday in a feud between Qatar and a group of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia after the leak of an onerous list of demands to be met by Qatar, including the shuttering of its popular Al Jazeera news channel. Saudi...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: U.S. backs sanctuary cities ban in Texas
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the Trump administration “fully supports” Texas’s harsh new ban on sanctuary cities, and the Department of Justice will help defend it against a federal court challenge next week. Lawyers for the tiny...



6/24/2017: THE WORLD: White House will step up lobbying against stalled Russia sanctions bill
The Trump administration is planning to step up its lobbying against parts of a bipartisan Senate bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia and Iran, a senior official said — an effort that comes as Congress works to clear an unexpected roadblock to...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Sears says it will close 20 more stores

(image) More bad news for Sears Holdings: The beleaguered chain on Friday said it will shutter an additional 20 U.S. stores, amounting to more than 260 closures so far this year. The announcement, which deals another blow to the 124year-old company, comes as...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Former CEO may still cast a shadow at Uber
The resignation of Uber’s Travis Kalanick this week punctuated an unusually steep fall for a high-flying chief executive. But the emergence of an employee petition calling for his return — combined with his outsize voting power on a board that includes...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
General Motors has agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, a Friday court filing shows. The settlement terms are confidential, but the deal could also resolve hundreds of state...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Space X’s 8th launch of ’17 keeps it on track
Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully fired up a Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time this year Friday, matching its flight total for all of 2016. Its next launch is scheduled two days later, putting SpaceX on track to achieve its mission target of 20 to 24...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Jury hits Syngenta with $218 million fine
A federal jury awarded nearly $218 million Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Qatar casts eye on American Airlines

(image) Qatar Airways raised eyebrows across the aviation industry this week when American Airlines announced the state-owned airline company had reached out to acquire up to a 10 percent stake in the U.S. company. The overture, disclosed Thursday, sent...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Compensation for chair upsets Mylan investors
Last year, the drugmaker Mylan faced the wrath of lawmakers and the public for the high prices on its EpiPen, a controversy that has spilled into 2017 as a government analysis raised new questions about how much taxpayers may have overpaid for the...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Automaker Tesla is reportedly trying to develop its own music service
It may not be enough for the electric-car company Tesla to take on the giants of Detroit, like General Motors and Ford. The Palo Alto-based automaker is said to be exploring its very own music streaming service, too, a move that would pit the company...



6/24/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Food stamp recipients could have a harder time buying prepared hot items
It’s a standard sign at many convenience and grocery stores across the country, usually posted near the line of prepared foods and aimed at customers paying by Electronic Benefits Transfer, the debit card for food stamps. But when an economics...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The Light Knight

(image) Regarding the June 11 obituary for Adam West, “Actor renowned for his role as Batman”: I had the great honor of sharing the stage with West in two dinner theater productions back in the 1980s. The plays were forgettable, but he was not. He was great...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Soak up the rays in Omaha

(image) As a native of Omaha, I was surprised and pleased to see it featured in the June 11 Travel section [“You’re going where? Omaha”]. Although there is excellent shopping and dining in Omaha and the Durham Museum is definitely a must, there are many other...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: It’s not just elephants making donkeys of themselves

(image) I am in complete agreement with Tom Toles’s disgust with gerrymandering as indicated in his June 13 editorial cartoon. But in that cartoon, he implied that only Republicans (see elephant) are responsible. He should look a very few miles north to a...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: No religious tests

(image) Why is it that in order for the modern-day victim of a religious hate crime to merit sympathy, he or she must have distanced him- or herself from the possibility of having been pious? The June 19 Metro article “Remains thought to be missing girl’s”...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Shake or shake it off?

(image) I believe Sally Jenkins confused the words “oppose” and “respect” in her June 15 Sports column, “Take a stand? NBA champs should visit D.C., shake president’s hand.” I can oppose someone or his goals, but I still can shake his hand out of respect. On...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Next: What’s an exchequer?
The June 12 news article “British Conservatives keep up criticism of May” was a very informative and good analysis of the aftermath of British elections resulting in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party losing its majority in Parliament....



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Wartime code-breaker, librarian
Regarding the obituary for Mary Woods, I was struck by the subheading used to describe her: “Foreign Service wife, librarian” [June 11]. I did not have the opportunity to know Woods, but I do find obituaries for individuals of note to be compelling. By...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Inserting ‘outright awfulness’
Regarding the June 12 front-page article “True to the law’s principles or betraying her own?”: I was shocked that editors allowed editorializing in the profile of lawyer Jamie Gorelick’s work on behalf of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. The article...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: It means ipseitious
I’m awed at the erudition of The Post’s copy desk. Are all the headlines written by past winners of the National Spelling Bee? Even the brightest 12-year-old spelling champ might stumble over a word such as “solipsistic.” Sadly, most of us readers are...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The high price of returning Gaza
Nelson Pressley’s June 14 review of a play at the Mosaic Theater Company, “An Israeli and a Palestinian talk, and listen, in ‘ The Return’ ” [Style], incorrectly stated that Israel has occupied the West Bank and Gaza for 50 years. Israel pulled out of...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Perhaps a farcical movie?
The June 15 Style article “A summer awash with Watergate” reminded me of the famous statement by Karl Marx on Napoleon III: History repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” The Post brought us the tragedy of Watergate;...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A double take in Second Glance
The June 18 Second Glance [ The Washington Post Magazine] showed graffiti on a D.C. wall that said “F--- Trump.” It was depicted in the original photograph and yet deleted in the altered version. (We thought it was one of the 12 differences.) Did no...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The Watergate article brought back
fond memories of a heady time, the best TV show ever — and then the House Judiciary Committee deliberations on impeachment on top of that. Wow! I’d love to see it again, or at least a movie about it, maybe “Watergate Summer.”



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Critical safety in nuclear weapons

(image) THE UNITED STATES will need a secure and reliable force of nuclear weapons for a long time to come. But to maintain them in good form requires a sizable commitment of resources and brainpower: The nuclear weapons enterprise is a vast complex of...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Mr. Cosby wants to teach us?
IT HAS been announced that Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of seminars to teach people how to avoid accusations of sexual assault. Mr. Cosby became famous as a comedian, so perhaps this is his idea of a joke. If so, here’s a message to Mr. Cosby:...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A smart nomination, but with a snub to D.C.
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S nominee for U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia is being widely praised. Jessie K. Liu, a former line attorney in that office who is deputy general counsel for the Treasury Department, is described by lawyers who know her as...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Don’t let misconceptions about pensions drive decision-making
The June 19 editorial “A smart step on pensions” said Pennsylvania’s new law on pensions would give most new state employees a choice of “three retirement savings options similar, in varying degrees, to the defined-contribution plans common in the...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Mr. Pruitt will do it
While it’s refreshing to see attention given to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that he is going to refocus his agency’s attention on core mission tasks such as the cleanup of Superfund sites, the “doubting...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: This rhetoric sounds familiar
A University of Virginia student was killed by the North Koreans for maybe trying to steal a poster [“Warmbier dies days after his return in a coma,” front page, June 20]. Politicians condemn this and say we will not and cannot tolerate this despicable...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Et tu, Public Theater?
I’m sympathetic to Catherine Rampell’s concerns in her June 20 op-ed, “The play’s not the thing,” about protests against this summer’s “Julius Caesar.” But I can’t help thinking that the Public Theater exercised questionable judgment in its decision to...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Metro is finally arriving
Regarding the June 20 Metro article “Riders too unhappy to cheer SafeTrack’s finale”: I am a regular rider of Metro — buses and trains. While I know that soon there will be an increase in the costs for my daily commute, I applaud the current...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Words do matter
Kathleen Parker wrote in her June 21 op-ed, “Can words kill?,” that “Words do matter, but they’re not lethal.” That was tragically incorrect in Conrad Roy’s case. Just as tactful, concerned words can save a life (think suicide-prevention hotlines and...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: ‘Good guys’ aren’t obviously so
Regarding the June 20 Metro article “Congressman advocates for gun carrying, even in D.C.”: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) needs to have a serious talk with the Alexandria police officers who responded to the June 14 shooting. He should ask them what would...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: My application to replace Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer is reportedly searching for candidates to replace himself for his daily Five Minutes of Acute Discomfort. Before he does anything hasty, I would like to offer my application for the position. I am good at standing in an ill-fitting suit and...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Bowser and Fenty: Deja vu in D.C.?
This week’s Post article about the rosy outlook for D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on the eve of her 2018 reelection campaign sent me rushing to the archives for a column I wrote in May 2009 about then-Mayor Adrian Fenty’s reelection prospects in the...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Uber just learned what it takes to grow up
Silicon Valley and its associated start-ups are often described as having a “Peter Pan” mentality. High jinks are indulged, and an adolescent atmosphere is encouraged. Smart young (or young-seeming) makers develop apps that approximate adult forms of...



6/24/2017: FREE FOR ALL: N. Korea casts itself as victim in Warmbier’s death
beijing — North Korea said Friday that the death of American tourist Otto Warmbier was a mystery, denying that he was tortured and casting itself as the “biggest victim” of the affair. In the reclusive country’s first public reaction to Warmbier’s...



6/24/2017: METRO: A memorial full of bow ties

(image) The white casket bearing former D.C. council member Jim Graham arrived at City Hall just before noon Friday, borne by a police honor guard past a phalanx of District leaders and supporters with whom he had commiserated, cajoled and otherwise wrangled...



6/24/2017: METRO: Metro riders ask: What did SafeTrack achieve?
For Metro, the two track problems that clobbered the Red Line during Friday morning’s commute may have come at the worst possible moment. The western tip of the Red Line already had been closed for scheduled SafeTrack work, reducing the frequency of...



6/24/2017: METRO: Programs for special education affirmed
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that the D.C. government is not doing enough to find and assist children with special needs who have not yet entered the school system. In a 3-to-0 ruling, the court upheld an earlier decision that found a...



6/24/2017: METRO: Health-care bill panned by all sides
Democratic and Republican officials in the Washington region are panning the draft Senate legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. A spokeswoman for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who is up for reelection next year, said the Senate proposal...



6/24/2017: METRO: Alexandria to mull its economic path
The idea of creating a business improvement district (BID) in a commercial neighborhood that is a city’s economic engine seems like a no-brainer. After all, merchants and landowners have created about 2,500 BIDS since 1970, with 10 in the District and...



6/24/2017: METRO: RELIGION

(image) A Christian ministry set among national and state parks provides a spiritual awakening for believers.



6/24/2017: METRO: THE DISTRICT

(image) Conservatives plan to hold split rallies in a clash over white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer, right.



6/24/2017: METRO: OBITUARIES
Read about the lives of residents of the D.C. area at washingtonpost.com/ obituaries.



6/24/2017: RELIGION: Vacation Bible School
Lorton: “Hero Central.” Preregistration begins on July 1 for classes, to be held July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Through the study of Bible stories, childfocused music, snacks, recreation and crafts, the students will discover their strength in...



6/24/2017: RELIGION: Rock On: Free Tickets to Nikki Lane on July 31 at The Birchmere
The Nashville singer recently released Highway Queen, with potent lyrics, blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger. “There are hints of girl group, honky-tonk, rock & roll boogie and outlaw country percolating beneath the album’s surface,...



6/24/2017: RELIGION: Don’t Think Too Shard: Buy Specially Priced Tickets to Broken Glass at Theater J
Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we...



6/24/2017: RELIGION: THE DAILY QUIZ
Today’s Real Estate cover story highlights fitness programs at age-restricted developments for people 55 and over. According to the story, how much will 55-plus households increase annually between now and 2021 in the Washington area? EARN 5 POINTS:...



6/24/2017: RELIGION: Klingle Road trail is set to open in NW
A stretch of Klingle Road NW that has been closed for more than a quarter-century will reopen Saturday at 3 p.m. as the Klingle Valley Trail. D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) will open the three-quartermile stretch, which was closed in 1991 after flood...



6/24/2017: RELIGION: Emergency landing for banner-towing plane
One of the small airplanes that tows advertising banners over the beach at Ocean City made an emergency landing Friday, state police said. They said pilot Austin Kiehl, 23, of Montana was unhurt after running out of fuel, dropping his banner and...



6/24/2017: RELIGION: Lobbyist shot at baseball practice is out of hospital
Matt Mika, a Tyson Foods lobbyist critically wounded by gunfire at a GOP baseball practice June 14 in Alexandria, was released Friday from George Washington University Hospital. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was transferred out of...



6/24/2017: STYLE: Check, puh-leeze!

(image) Let’s start with the fried chicken. There’s the spicy $26 Taiwanese rendition at Maketto and the $24 Japanese riff at Himitsu. You can go for the $18 version at Partisan, or the $19 one at Convivial. But tack on an appetizer and maybe a cocktail or...



6/24/2017: STYLE: ‘Abacus’ asks where ‘equal’ fits in this equation

(image) In a David-vs.-Goliath matchup, a bank is an unlikely candidate for the underdog. But that’s the story that celebrated documentarian Steve James tells in his latest film, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” which follows the five-year legal saga of the...



6/24/2017: STYLE: Spy novels can’t stay ahead of headlines

(image) There was a moment in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings last week that made thriller writers like me sit up and take notice. Sen. Tom Cotton (RArk.) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he liked spy novels. The implication was that the...



6/24/2017: STYLE: Trump hotel exec named chief usher
Melania Trump on Friday named a senior manager at Washington’s Trump International Hotel to serve as chief usher of the White House. Timothy Harleth, who worked for Mandarin Oriental hotels in D.C. and New York before joining one of the Trumps’...



6/24/2017: STYLE: Depp: No assassination insinuation
Johnny Depp was the Glastonbury Festival’s inaugural guest at the new Cineramageddon drivein theater, and he certainly gave the place a memorable launch. While introducing a screening of his 2004 movie “The Libertine” on Thursday night, the actor made...



6/24/2017: STYLE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
Tail Up Goat, Convivial, Zaytinya and Himitsu are among the places where it’s easy to top three figures for dinner. “I kind of feel like D.C. doesn’t want me,” Silver Spring schoolteacher Abigail Holtz says. “I resent that influx of expensive places.”



6/24/2017: TELEVISION: A clash of parenting styles — or egos?

(image) Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have different parenting styles, and each style is perfectly fine by itself. But when we are both trying to parent at the same time, the styles clash. The kid ends up getting...



6/24/2017: TELEVISION: LA TIMES CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 It can affect where you stop on a road trip 9 Three-legged table 15 Customary 16 How old radios are heard 17 Fed with a wand 18 Plugged away 19 Botched, with “up” 20 Tiny stream 22 Milk source 23 Detail on a map 24 Judicious 25 “I Lost It at...



6/24/2017: TELEVISION: TV HIGHLIGHTS

(image) Tiny House of Terror (Lifetime Movie Network at 8) The tiny-house trend takes a hit with this thriller about a woman who encounters unexplained horrors after finding solace in a cozy, rustic space. FINALE Doctor Who (BBC America at 9) The Mondasian...



6/24/2017: TELEVISION: HOROSCOPE
This year you feel as if you have a magic wand, as you seem to be able to create much more of what you desire, especially after September 2017. If you are single, your magnetism attracts many suitors. You could meet someone significant who could make...



6/24/2017: SPORTS: dennis and the menace

(image) Dennis Rodman has clung to celebrity — or at least his sketchy notion of it — for nearly two decades since his basketball career ended. “Anyone with the right combination of flair, talent, drive and luck can become important in America,” Rodman wrote...



6/24/2017: SPORTS: Knicks are turning their fans into basket cases

(image) new york — He began to speak Thursday evening in Brooklyn, and soon he had ushered the listener down a haunted corridor of affliction, all related to two basic questions that might be relevant even to sociologists: What’s it like to be a New York...



6/24/2017: SPORTS: Walk-off victory erases mistakes for Nationals

(image) The lingering appeal of baseball, so decidedly built on failure, is that every once in a while somebody succeeds. For all the frustration, the second-guessing and the anxiety that seem to settle in on steamy summer nights, there are moments like Friday...



6/24/2017: SPORTS: Capitals keep Oshie in fold
chicago — The Washington Capitals made their first splash of the summer, and it involved keeping a key part of their team from the past two seasons. Before the first round of the NHL draft Friday night, Washington resigned right winger T. J. Oshie to...