Washington Post pm 8-28-2017

Harvey death toll reaches 8 as flooding continues
Officials in Texas said the toll includes six people in Harris County, home to Houston; one person in Rockport, near where Harvey made landfall; and another person in La Marque, near Galveston. The toll is expected to rise as the rescue effort continues, and officials warned that more than 30,000 people would be forced from their homes.
By Kevin Sullivan and Mark Berman  •  Read more »
‘Please don’t give up on us’: Police chief urges residents not to hang up if on hold with 911
First responders have been overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, and FEMA and the Coast Guard are trying to bolster the local and state response to the disaster.
By Joel Achenbach and Ed O’Keefe  •   Read more »
Rains from Harvey obliterate records; flood disaster to expand
Areas near Houston could see storm totals near 50 inches, as torrential rains begin to expand into Louisiana, where double-digit rainfall totals are also likely.
By Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow  •   Read more »
‘Here’s my address — Please send help!’: Desperate flood victims turn to social media
Americans watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans. Twelve years later, social media allowed many Houstonians to take their fate into their own hands.
By Peter Holley  •   Read more »
Guide to The Post’s comprehensive Harvey coverage
The country’s fourth-largest city is paralyzed, as floodwaters continue to rise to rooflines all over Houston and residents frantically call for help. Here’s a continuing guide to coverage by Washington Post journalists, both the latest developments and the stories you may have missed.
By Ann Gerhart  •   Read more »
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Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and the GOP
Policymakers are expected to begin discussing an emergency aid package likely to reach into the billions in a year when they have agreed on little else, let alone spending priorities.
By Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta  •   Read more »
Top Trump Organization executive asked Putin aide for help on business deal
A 2016 email from Michael Cohen, a Trump attorney and executive vice president for the Trump Organization, to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s top press aide, shows the Trump business official directly seeking Kremlin assistance in advancing Trump’s business interests during the campaign.
By Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Tom Hamburger  •   Read more »
Black-clad anarchists attack right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley
The group of more than 100 hooded protesters turned up at what had been a largely peaceful protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a conservative group who canceled an event a day earlier in San Francisco amid fears of violence.
By Kyle Swenson  •   Read more »
The Fix • Analysis
Are some of Trump’s key Cabinet members thinking about abandoning him?
In separate, jaw-dropping comments that made news over the weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took giant steps backward from their boss.
By Amber Phillips  •   Read more »
ACLU challenges Trump administration’s transgender military ban
The lawsuit, filed in Maryland on behalf of six active-duty members of the Armed Forces, argues that the ban is unconstitutional because it discriminates against transgender people and treats them unequally.
By Justin Jouvenal  •   Read more »
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Uber CEO pick has an influential network of relatives across Silicon Valley
After fleeing the Iranian Revolution, Dara Khosrowshahi’s family became highly successful in America
By Elizabeth Dwoskin  •   Read more »
Tropical storm warnings go up on N.C. Outer Banks
A tropical disturbance near the northeastern Florida coast could become tropical storm Irma and bring disruptive weather to the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware beaches Tuesday.
By Brian McNoldy and Jason Samenow  •   Read more »
At Amazon’s Whole Foods, lower food prices and discounted Amazon Echoes
Amazon is running Whole Foods now. Here is what’s different and cheaper on day one. Not all shoppers were impressed.
By Abha Bhattarai  •   Read more »
The fight continues for gender equality not guaranteed in the Constitution
From the American Revolution through today, women have been leading a long-burning rebellion to gain rights not originally guaranteed under the Constitution.
By Lillian Cunningham  •   Podcast   •   Read more »

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