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A Republican called ICE on protesters in the Texas capitol. Then lawmakers started to scuffle.
Video of the altercation shows lawmakers pushing and yelling, and both Democrats and Republicans accused each other of threatening violence as tension escalated after Rep. Matt Rinaldi demanded that protesters be deported.


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Trump demands brevity when he consumes top-secret intelligence
The president likes to pore over visuals — maps and videos as well as “killer graphics,” as CIA Director Mike Pompeo phrased it. Yet there are signs that he might not be retaining all the information he is presented, fully absorbing its nuance or respecting the sensitivities of the information and how it was gathered.






White House plan would minimize civil rights efforts
The push to cut budgets for civil rights divisions across Cabinet departments reflects the view within the Trump administration that Obama officials exceeded their authority in policing discrimination on the state and local level.



Even Angela Merkel's political rivals are on her side against Trump
After the German chancellor suggested that the era of Europe’s reliance on the U.S. may be ending, her chief challenger offered support and called Trump’s treatment of Merkel “unacceptable.”


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This Senate staffer could change the course of the health-care debate
Elizabeth MacDonough, the low-profile Senate parliamentarian, will decide whether Republicans can follow through with their plans to overhaul Obamacare.


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Snubs and slights are part of the job in Trump’s White House
Aides serve a president who demands absolute loyalty — but who does not always offer it in return. Trump prefers a management style in which even compliments can come laced with a bite, and where enduring snubs and belittling jokes, even in public, is part of the job.


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Bulldozers have become more crucial — and more vulnerable — in the fight against the Islamic State
Despite the presence of drones, GPS-guided artillery and U.S. jets, the best way forward is still behind a mobile wall of steel that can clear obstacles better than other equipment.


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France’s Macron blasts Russian state-run media as ‘propaganda’
President Emmanuel Macron delivered a blunt greeting to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, criticizing the use of chemical weapons by Syria's Russian-backed government and referring to Kremlin-controlled media as “organs of influence.”


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This woman’s sexual discrimination case against D.C. has lasted 27 years
The former prison secretary said in a sworn affidavit that her supervisor repeatedly asked her out, told her she had “a nice derrière” and remarked in front of another worker that she “could have anything she wants if she does the right thing.”


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Fight between Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland sparks brawl between Nationals and Giants
The San Francisco reliever revived a three-year-old grudge by throwing at Harper, who said he had never been so sure of a pitcher’s intent and responded by charging the mound and throwing punches. “In that situation,” Harper said, “you see red.”


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Frank Deford wrote with sincerity, giving depth to flawed sports figures
He didn’t write about people who were easy to like, but Deford understood that sports are the stories we tell ourselves about who we would like to be — but aren’t.


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