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Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Jurors selected for Cosby’s sexual assault trial in June

By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 9:15 p.m.
A jury-selection battle marred by racism allegations and the removal of a seated juror ended Wednesday with the empaneling of seven men and five women who will decide whether Bill Cosby is guilty of sexual assault.

23 million would lose insurance under latest House health care bill, CBO says

By Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.
Health care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured within a decade, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday.
Ben Carson listens to a question from a reporter during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 23, 2016.

Ben Carson calls poverty ‘a state of mind’ during interview

By Jose A. DelReal, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
“You take somebody with the wrong mind-set, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.”
Pope Francis poses with U.S. President Donald Trump (C) his wife Melania (R), Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump during a private audience at the Vatican, May 24, 2017.

Pope Francis presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’: His encyclical on climate change

By Anthony Faiola, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.
Pope Francis appeared to make his point with a gift.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a press briefing about  President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal.

Trump administration warns government could run out of cash sooner than expected

By Damian Paletta, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the federal government could run out of cash sooner than it had thought to pay its bills.
Former Senator Joe Lieberman waves as he leaves after a meeting with President Donald Trump for candidates for FBI director at the White House on May 17, 2017.

Lieberman no longer front-runner for FBI director

By Philip Rucker and Abby Phillip, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
According to a senior administration official, Lieberman is still being considered, but there are concerns within the White House about his viability as a candidate.
USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) is floated from the dock for the first time during its October 2015 christening at Bath Iron Works.

Maine senators question Trump’s proposed shipbuilding budget

By Mal Leary on May 24, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
At stake are jobs at Maine’s Bath Iron Works.
An Iraqi soldier stands on top of a humvee in Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2016.

US failed to keep proper track of more than $1 billion in weapons and equipment in Iraq

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
The U.S. Army failed to properly keep tracks of hundreds of humvees, tens of thousands of rifles and other pieces of military equipment that was sent to Iraq.
A vehicle drives at the Beryozovsky opencast colliery, owned by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), near the Siberian town of Sharypovo in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, May 23, 2017.

Trump dumps ‘clean coal’ research he praised in campaign

By Ari Natter, Bloomberg on May 24, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised his administration would bring about “clean coal,” but his budget proposed slashing research the industry says it needs to make that a reality.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 23, 2017.

Trump tells Duterte of two US nuclear subs in Korean waters

By Reuters on May 24, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.
The report was based on a Philippine transcript of the call that was circulated on Tuesday under a “confidential” cover sheet by the Americas division of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
A police cordon blocks a street near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017.

UK chides US for leaking Manchester bombing probe details

By Alex Morales, Bloomberg on May 24, 2017, at 7:35 a.m.
U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd criticized U.S. officials for leaking details about Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, warning Britain’s ally that it should not happen again.
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during his remarks at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump retains outside lawyer to help with Russia investigations

By John Wagner and Ashley Parker, Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 7:23 a.m.
President Donald Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in last year’s election.
Bottles of Bud Light Platinum move along during the packaging process at Anheuser-Busch brewery, July 3, 2013, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

The maker of Bud Light is investing $2 billion to make its beer ‘more sophisticated’

By Abha Bhattarai, The Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
The world’s largest beer company, which makes Bud Light, Becks and Stella Artois, is investing $2 billion in American brewing operations over the next four years.
Supporters react during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017.

Taiwan court legalizes gay marriage in historic first for Asia

By Samson Ellis and Chinmei Sung, Bloomberg on May 24, 2017, at 6:59 a.m.
Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that the island’s laws must be changed to allow gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to guarantee the right.

Wall Street rises on investor relief after Trump budget

By Sinead Carew, Reuters on May 24, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday after the release of President Donald Trump’s budget plan but gains were tempered by declines in consumer discretionary stocks amid weakness in auto-parts companies.

CIA director alerted FBI to pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates

By Greg Miller, The Washington Post on May 24, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
The CIA alerted the FBI to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and associates of the Trump campaign last year, former agency director John Brennan testified on Tuesday.

U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaida militants in new Yemen raid

By Missy Ryan, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 8:24 p.m.
American Special Operations forces conducted a new ground raid against al-Qaida’s Yemen branch early on Tuesday, killing seven suspected militants, military officials said.
Stephen Colbert

FCC will not take any action against CBS’ ‘Colbert’ show

By Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Former national security adviser General Michael Flynn

U.S. Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel’s Russia probe.
Ariana Grande in Aug. 2016. The singer recently returned to her home state of Florida following a bombing at her concert in Manchester.

Ariana Grande returns to U.S. following Manchester bombing

By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters on May 23, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
Ariana Grande had not been seen publicly since an explosion ripped through the packed Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there.