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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault
In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century. It was a case that took almost no time to solve and was traced to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But because of the ways President Barack Obama and President Trump handled it, the Kremlin has yet to face severe consequences. Through interviews with more than three dozen current and former U.S. officials, The Post tells the inside story of how the Obama administration handled the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.



Trump joins effort to pass a health bill, but another GOP senator voices opposition
As the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell worked to win over holdouts, Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he won’t vote for the bill in its current form. The announcement caught many Republicans by surprise and may have made Heller — who is up for reelection — a target for a super PAC-funded ad campaign.



In health-care bill, long-held GOP goals overtake Trump’s agenda
The Senate health-care bill offers a historic convergence of prized GOP priorities: Placing caps on Medicaid spending and providing a significant tax cut for wealthy Americans. But it would break sharply with pledges Trump made during the 2016 campaign.



The story of six Nazi spies and the tribute to them on federal land
A white supremacist group dedicated a memorial to the six men who were executed in 1942, and it sat seemingly unnoticed for decades on a seldom-visited thicket in Washington. It was finally removed in 2010 — but only after the mystery of its provenance was solved.





















Trump Organization’s partners in India projects are no strangers to legal entanglements
In two deals signed before the presidential election, the Trump Organization aligned itself in India with a developer accused of money laundering, and another company targeted in tax raids and facing bribery allegations.


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More than 120 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China
Torrential rain destroyed Xinmo village in China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. Dozens of homes reportedly were buried in a landslide.


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'I'm glad he got shot': Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise
A recording of Phil Montag’s comments about House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot last week, was uploaded to YouTube and other sites. Montag was removed from his post as volunteer co-chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party’s technology committee.


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Porn, Nazis and irony: 3 old rules basically explain the entire Internet
Godwin’s Law, Poe’s Law and Rule 34 seem ancient in Internet time, but they remain particularly useful lenses for viewing online culture.


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Doctors on demand: App culture revives the house call
The trend for on-demand services in the age of Uber has reached medical care, with companies such as Heal, Pager and Curbside Care expanding across the country. 


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The little neighborhood bookstore that a venture capitalist would love
At first blush, Riverby Books is a sleepy neighborhood used bookstore. But it's also a case study in how to run a small, low-margin business as a comfortably profitable enterprise that sustains a family legacy and employs people who cannot imagine a better job.


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Why Saudi Arabia hates the popular Al Jazeera network so much
The Qatari-owned network has a mandate to produce ambitious journalism on a wide range of subjects (some taboo) and it offers a broader range of opinions than most Arab media. And it has made enemies.


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Sears says it will close 20 more stores
The announcement, which deals yet another blow to the 124-year-old company, comes as retailers across the country struggle to stay relevant in an era of online shopping. The move is called “yet another sign that Sears’ business model no longer works.”


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