The squabbling among Republicans over the conservative bona fides of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh highlights the challenges facing the president as he races to meet his self-imposed July 9 deadline for picking a successor to retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
Calls to dismantle the federal immigration enforcement agency have divided Democrats and triggered an onslaught of criticism from Republicans, led by President Trump and the White House.
The action is likely to signal a shift toward advocacy of race-neutral admissions. The Supreme Court has upheld race-conscious admission practices as recently as 2016, but affirmative action in higher education remains a contentious issue.
Leslie Botts, 70, watches over swimmers at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, watches over swimmers at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, watches over swimmers at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, watches over swimmers at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, does a lifeguard switch with Ian Samoson, 18, at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, does a lifeguard switch with Ian Samoson, 18, at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, climbs the ladder to her seat for her lifeguard shift at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Leslie Botts, 70, climbs the ladder to her seat for her lifeguard shift at a pool in Austin, Tex. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)
Across the country, older adults and retirees are climbing into the lifeguard chair as fewer young people seek what was once a rite-of-passage summer job for high schoolers and college students.
In a year when a record number of women are running for political office — often in their first campaigns — many are overcoming disadvantages in cash and name recognition with well-produced online videos that tell their personal stories.
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The extent of the heat wave will be very uncommon and the high pressure will be so intense that it may lack historical precedent.
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The famed lawyer and Harvard professor wrote that some people have ostracized him because of his unrelenting defense of President Trump’s civil liberties.
Hayden Hatfield donated her bone marrow to help Skye Savren-McCormick fight a rare form of childhood leukemia. Their families stayed in touch, and when Hatfield married, she wanted the 3-year-old by her side at the wedding.
A video appears to show the Rev. Michael Briese exploding at mourners waiting in the sanctuary for a funeral, feet away from an open casket. He reportedly told them to “get the hell out of my church.”
“American Idol” contestants (not winners), a classical pianist and a singer best known in the early 2000s round out the entertainment for this year's celebration on the South Lawn.
“That was a homeless couple who weren't welcome anywhere, who took refuge in the barn,” said the Rev. Stephen Carlsen, dean and rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis.
World Cup 2018
Any doubts about this being a different English World Cup team — one that wouldn’t crack under the weight of failed versions stretching across heartbroken generations — they were put to rest with a victory against Colombia.
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