Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians for hacking Democrats in 2016
The suspects “covertly monitored the computers, implanted hundreds of files containing malicious computer code, and stole emails and other documents,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said as he detailed the charges against Russian intelligence officers.
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Spotlight intensifies on Roger Stone after latest charges in Russia inquiry
The longtime Trump adviser has acknowledged exchanging Twitter direct messages in 2016 with Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be a Romanian hacker. Stone has said there is no proof the account was connected to the Russians.
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The Fix: Indictment lands days before Trump is to meet with Putin
The development in the Russia investigation — coming days before a planned summit with Vladimir Putin — could force President Trump’s hand on something he has seemed loath to do: Confront the Russian leader about election meddling.
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Trump’s tough words for Merkel and May raise questions about his relationships with female leaders
President Trump’s attacks on the British prime minister and German chancellor prompted diplomats to ask why a president who prizes his “great chemistry” with world leaders seems to go out of his way to damage two powerful female allies.
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Trump walks back critical interview, says May is ‘doing a terrific job’
President Trump, in a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, tried to ease tensions after the publication of an interview in which he questioned May’s handling of Brexit, praised one of her political foes and threatened to upend the trade relationship between their countries.
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‘In all reality, there were three shooters’: When ‘good guys with guns’ foil an active shooter
Bryan Whittle, left, and Juan Carlos Nazario have been hailed as heroes for confronting an attacker in Oklahoma City over Memorial Day weekend. But the incident was complex, and the two men know it could have ended in so many different ways.
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How to keep going after a mass shooter kills your husband
Reporter John McNamara went into the Capital Gazette in Annapolis on a Thursday. The rest has been a daze for his widow.
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White House declares War on Poverty ‘largely over’ amid push to revamp social programs
The administration argues that there are few truly poor Americans and that people on government aid should be pushed toward private employment. Poverty experts say President Trump’s team understates the scope of economic hardship.
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At Wimbledon, Anderson outlasts Isner in second-longest Grand Slam match ever
Kevin Anderson won, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24, in a semifinal that lasted 6 hours 35 minutes, denying John Isner the chance to become the first American man to reach a Grand Slam final since 2009.
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Inside the risky effort to save the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave
As the world watched, expert divers executed a desperate plan they assumed would mean the death of some of the 12 young players, who were stuck in the cave along with a coach. Instead it ended in triumph.
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Boil-water zone reduced in Northeast and Northwest Washington
Initially, about 34,000 residences and businesses were affected. The lingering impact as of lunchtime was mainly in Brookland, Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Foxhall and parts of Georgetown.
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Rare rhinos were moved to help their species. But things went horribly wrong.
Eight black rhinos were taken last month to a sanctuary in a Kenyan national park, where officials said they might have been poisoned by the saltier water in their new home.
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Pioneering film ‘Akira’ resonates 30 years after its debut
With intricate, futuristic cityscapes and an evocative tale of telepathic power that influenced a generation of works to come, Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk movie served as an entry point into Japanese animation for many Westerners.
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