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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster after making the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017.

Trump names general as new national security adviser

By Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker.
Vice President Mike Pence briefs the media at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2017.

Vice President Pence reassures EU about Trump’s support

By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
“Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above all, the same purpose to promote peace and prosperity through freedom, democracy and the rule of law,” Vice President Mike Pence said.

Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to US for talks

By Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned ‘blind sheikh’ linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 78

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born “blind sheikh” and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the “godfather” of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78.

E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., lawyer who won ‘Brady rule’ for criminal defendants, dies at 90

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.
E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., who as the lawyer for a death row inmate convinced the Supreme Court that prosecutors may not deny exculpatory evidence to a defendant, a seminal ruling in criminal law, died Feb. 12 in Baltimore. He was 90.

Warren Frost, character actor on ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 91

By Cynthia Littleton, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
Warren Frost, the character actor best known for his role as Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks,” died Friday after a long illness at his home in Middlebury, Vt. He was 91.

Professional wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff dies at 74

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
The professional wrestler known as the bearded nefarious character “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff is dead. He was 74.

Traffic jams cost US drivers $1,200 a year

By Joseph White, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:49 a.m.
U.S. traffic congestion is not a new problem, but it could get renewed attention if President Donald Trump pushes for a large-scale infrastructure investment program.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban

By Michael Birnbaum and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Legal analysts have said a new executive order that maintains bans would not likely allay the concerns of federal judges who put the original order on hold.
Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the United States, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with Sandra Cano of Atlanta, the "Doe" in the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court case, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2005.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Homeland Security secretary signs guidelines to empower authorities to deport illegal immigrants

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.

Florida middle schooler could face charges after throwing wood at Trump motorcade

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach.
U.S. Sen. John McCain speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 17, 2017.

John McCain defends media after Trump’s calls them ‘the enemy’

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
“I hate the press. I hate you especially,” McCain told interviewer Chuck Todd of NBC. “But the fact is we need you. We need a free press.”
A Boeing 787-10 is moved from the tarmac after a ceremony celebrating the rollout of Boeing's newest Dreamliner at the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump pledges to protect U.S. jobs during visit to Boeing plant

By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised to boost U.S. manufacturing and punish companies for moving jobs overseas during a visit on Friday to a South Carolina Boeing Co plant to celebrate the unveiling of its latest Dreamliner jet.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) catches the ball during pregame against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, Oct. 2, 2016.

Warrant issued for New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis on assault charges

By Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
Police in Pennsylvania have issued an arrest warrant for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on assault and other charges stemming from a confrontation with a group of men in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities said on Friday.

Robert Michel, longest-serving minority leader in US House, dies at 93

By Bob Levey, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Robert H. Michel of Illinois, a conservative Republican and genial politician who served as House minority leader for 14 years — a tenure marked, toward the end, by partisan rancor and intraparty warfare stoked by his firebrand successor, Newt Gingrich — died Feb. 17 at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. He was 93.
Former professional wrestler George the Animal Steele throws out the first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, Sept. 12, 2012.

WWE star George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at 79

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
William James Myers, better known by his name in the WWE ring, George “The Animal” Steele, has died, WWE announced Friday morning. He was 79.

Former Patriots CB Myers dies at 38

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Former NFL cornerback Leonard Myers died Friday after battling cancer. He was 38.
President Donald Trump waves as he steps from Air Force One upon his arrival in West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles — including Trump

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Trump has been vague about his goals and how to achieve them and his aides have struggled to interpret his orders.
The stern of the El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on November 1, 2015.

US probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.