Washington Post 11-30-17

The White House had promised that the plan would pay for itself, and several Senate Republicans have said they would be hesitant to support a bill that adds to the deficit, creating a potential hurdle for GOP leaders as they seek to pass the measure by Friday.
The embattled secretary of state would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has become one of President Trump’s most loyal and politically savvy members of the national security team, administration officials confirmed. The plan is expected to be set in motion over the next few weeks.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member of Congress, is accused of mistreating female aides over two decades. He has been hospitalized for a stress-related illness, a family spokesman said.
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The United States has a $40 billion system designed to destroy the missile in space. What’s unknown is whether it will succeed. Here’s how the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system works.
Prime Minister Theresa May blasted President Trump for crossing a line by sharing inflammatory videos from the fringe anti-Muslim group Britain First on his Twitter page — and then warning May to essentially mind her own business and focus on Islamist terrorism instead of him.
The conservative charity that uses deceptive techniques to make undercover video recordings to embarrass its targets may lose its ability to raise money in New York because it did not disclose that its founder had a criminal record.
Preliminary reports indicate the quake was felt as far west as D.C. and as far north as Allentown, Pa., and New York City.
Markets responded positively to good news about the U.S. and world economies and reports that Republicans were making progress on President Trump’s legislation to reduce corporate taxes.
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There are many factors that keep a woman quiet. But chief among them is money. They fear losing their ability to make a living. And we shouldn’t judge them for this decision.
The Def Jam Recordings co-founder said his recollection of an evening in 1991 differs from screenwriter Jenny Lumet’s account, which was published by the Hollywood Reporter.
Status symbol alert: the Trumps will be giving away the gold baubles as gifts.
“You are a coward,” the judge told Barry Robert Baker Jr., who was sentenced to three to six years behind bars for the assault that drew widespread condemnation after a video of it went viral.
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