Trump tried to pressure Mexican president on what to say about border wall, transcript reveals
The Post has obtained full transcripts of President Trump’s conversations with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The documents provide an unfiltered glimpse of Trump’s approach to the diplomatic aspect of his job.
By Greg Miller  •  Read more »
What Trump said to Mexico’s president: An annotated transcript
The transcripts were prepared by the White House but have not been released. The Post published reproductions rather than the original documents in order to protect sources.
By Greg Miller, Julie Vitkovskaya and Reuben Fischer-Baum  •  Read more »
Transcript of Trump’s chat with Peña Nieto leaves some Mexicans flabbergasted
Some criticized Peña Nieto for not being more assertive, but others said he stood up to the U.S. president on the border wall and didn’t back down.
By David Agren and A. Odysseus Patrick  •  Read more »
Hundreds of officers fired for misconduct returned to policing
Since 2006, the nation’s largest police departments have fired at least 1,881 officers for misconduct that betrayed the public’s trust, from cheating on overtime to unjustified shootings. But a Washington Post investigation has found that departments have been forced to reinstate more than 450 officers after appeals required by union contracts.
By Kimbriell Kelly, Wesley Lowery and Steven Rich  •  Read more »
@PKCapitol | Analysis
This is not how Mitch McConnell wanted to head into recess
The Senate majority leader worried that if the health-care debate dragged out, little else would get done.
By Paul Kane  •  Read more »
The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife
Fifty years ago this month, bears killed two young campers. But it soon became clear that the animals weren’t to blame.
By Karin Brulliard  •  Read more »
These Outer Banks beach towns are desolate. They need their vacationers back — badly.
It has been nearly a week since a construction crew inadvertently cut electricity to Hatteras Island, N.C., forcing the evacuation of 60,000 visitors.
By Sarah Kaplan  •  Read more »
West Virginia governor to leave Democrats at Trump’s rally tonight
Gov. Jim Justice, who was until 2015 was registered as a Republican, is one of the last remaining Democrats elected to statewide positions in the West Virginia.
By Abby Phillip  •  Read more »
Michelle Carter, whose texts pushed boyfriend to suicide, sentenced to 15 months
But Carter will not serve time until she has exhausted her appeals in the landmark case, in which a judge ruled that she caused Conrad Roy III’s death by placing him in a situation that led to his suicide.
By Lindsey Bever and Kristine Phillips  •  Read more »
The Finance 202 | Analysis
This ex-congressman may be Trump’s weirdest nomination to date
Scott Garrett faces bipartisan resistance in the Senate because of his efforts as a lawmaker to dismantle the Export-Import Bank he now seeks to lead. Now he says he will help the institution while pursuing reforms sought by conservatives.
By Tory Newmyer  •  Read more »
No matter how much studios keep bad films from critics, viewers catch on
Studio marketers can try to blame box-office flops on snooty critics, bypassing the “fake news” of bad reviews with carpet-bombing ad campaigns. But it’s more likely that audiences simply see dreck for what it is.
By Ann Hornaday  •  Read more »
Wonkblog | Analysis
Trump called New Hampshire a ‘drug-infested den.’ Here’s what’s really going on there.
Trump told the Mexican president that “drug lords in Mexico” are “sending drugs” to places like New Hampshire. But the drugs are primarily coming from another place.
By Christopher Ingraham  •  Read more »