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Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to speak at the U.S. Attorney's office on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Philadelphia.

Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By Jenna Johnson and William Branigin, Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
President Trump launched another public assault Tuesday morning on his own attorney general.
Senator Susan Collins speaks with reporters ahead of today's vote on the health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 25, 2017.

RI senator on hot mic: Trump is ‘crazy.’ Collins: ‘I’m worried’

By Philip Bump, The Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
“I don’t think he knows there is a [Budget Control Act] or anything,” Collins says, referring to a 2011 law.
Co-executive producer George R.R. Martin arrives for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California, March 23, 2015.

‘Game of Thrones’ author teases two possible new books in 2018

By Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters on July 25, 2017, at 1:26 p.m.
“I do think you will have a Westeros book from me in 2018 … and who knows, maybe two. A boy can dream,” he said.
Sharon Bulley of Houlton keeps an eye on her three adopted children Charlie, Jacob and Isaiah as they jump on a trampoline Friday afternoon. The three boys were once under foster care with Sharon and her husband John before the Bulleys adopted the boys.

New attitudes toward adoption from foster care offer hope

By Sharon Van Epps, Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 12:55 p.m.
“Meeting children where they are, while supporting and encouraging them to reach for more, is a lifelong process.”
An Islamic State fighter holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul June 23, 2014.

YouTube is tricking people who search for ISIS videos

By Peter Holley, Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
Users who search for such content will be directed to videos that show victims of terrorism and clerics refuting violent religious narratives.
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks to the media outside the White House in Washington, July 25, 2017.

Scaramucci threatens to purge White House press office to stop leaks

By Ashley Parker, The Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
“I’m going to fire everybody, that’s how I’m going to do it,” White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told reporters Tuesday.”You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired.”
Paul Manafort of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's staff listens during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, Aug. 17, 2016.

Manafort turns over notes that could provide new details on Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, The Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Manafort submitted the documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee in advance of appearing behind closed doors to answer questions from committee staff.
Teresa Danks

Teacher panhandles to buy school supplies for her classroom

By Amy B Wang and Emma Brown, Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
She said she earns $35,000 per year but estimates she spending about $2,000 of her own money per school year buying materials for her students to go through their project-based curriculum.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during an interview in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 24, 2017.

Susan Collins says Trump made no effort to reach her over health care bill

By Susan Cornwell, Reuters on July 25, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
Collins repeated Monday she would vote no on a motion to proceed to any of the known versions of the legislation now being circulated to repeal or overhaul the health care law.
A woman in Topeka, Kansas, tried to kill a bug with a cigarette lighter. She wound up setting her apartment on fire, forcing an evacuation of the building and causing extensive damage.

Kansas woman tries to kill bug with a lighter, ends up setting apartment on fire

By Amber Ferguson, Washington Post on July 25, 2017, at 8:19 a.m.
The blaze, which caused $140,000 in damages and the displacement of 17 people, resulted from an “occupant trying to kill a bug with a lighter.”
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he arrives at Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver, West Virginia, U.S., July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump urges fellow Republicans to move ahead with health-care overhaul

By John Wagner and Jenna Johnson, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 8:37 p.m.
As of Monday, GOP leaders in the Senate were still scrambling to round up enough Republican votes to move forward with debate of the bill.

Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on July 24, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke.
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters about the withdrawn Republican health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2017.

Collins responds to Texas congressman’s ‘duel’ comment

By Steve Collins on July 24, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
Dueling is illegal in every state so Collins is unlikely to take up the challenge.

Police: NH woman tried to kidnap Good Samaritan’s 1-year-old daughter

By The New Hampshire Union Leader, on July 24, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Joanne E. Shaw was also charged with two counts of simple assault, one count of criminal mischief and one count of resisting arrest.
Senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, July 24, 2017.

Kushner questioned by Senate investigators over alleged collusion with Russia

By Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
“Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so,” Kushner told reporters after his closed-door questioning.

A U.S. company offers to implant chips in its employees

By Dan Beyers, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
The company is expecting 50 of its employees to voluntarily sign up for the implants.

Teen driver arrested after live-streaming crash that killed her sister

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
Obdulia Sanchez aimed the camera phone at her face as she rapped along to the song blaring over the radio and tried to control the car she was driving. Then came tragedy, live-streamed in a horrifying Instagram video.
Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard read a statement at the High Court after a hearing on their baby's future, in London, Britain July 24, 2017.

Charlie Gard’s parents end fight over treatment for their terminally-ill son

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Griff Witte, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Charlie Gard’s parents have decided to end their legal fight over the treatment of their terminally ill child.
A squirrel munches a piece of bread after taking it from man's hand in Deering Oaks Park in Portland.

‘Unusually aggressive’ Brooklyn squirrel that attacked five people may have rabies

By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
Health officials in New York are warning people about a potentially rabid and “unusually aggressive squirrel” that has recently bitten five people in a park in Brooklyn.
An Islamic State fighter holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul June 23, 2014.

ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

By Joby Warrick and Loveday Morris, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
Similar equipment exists in hundreds of cities around the world, some of them in conflict zones.