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In their own ways, they upended two centuries of presidential selection. Voters say they’re open to new kinds of candidates this time, too, raising the question of whether voters are using a new lens through which to judge the qualities and qualifications of presidential aspirants.
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With 23 candidates, Democrats face a messy nomination process that gives President Trump an opportunity to define them before they define themselves.
The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia has thrived for decades on generous cash handouts from Iran, but U.S. sanctions are curtailing Iran’s ability to support its most powerful regional proxy.
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Two medics help a wounded U.S. paratrooper who was evacuated during the 10-day battle for Hamburger Hill. (Hugh Van Es/AP)
Two medics help a wounded U.S. paratrooper who was evacuated during the 10-day battle for Hamburger Hill. (Hugh Van Es/AP)
A wounded U.S. paratrooper awaits medical evacuation in the A Shau Valley. (Hugh Van Es/AP)
A wounded U.S. paratrooper awaits medical evacuation in the A Shau Valley. (Hugh Van Es/AP)
A view of the A Shau Valley from Hamburger Hill this year. (Paul Schemm/The Post)
A view of the A Shau Valley from Hamburger Hill this year. (Paul Schemm/The Post)
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The 10-day battle inspired a movie and congressional hearings, symbolizing for some the incredible bravery of the American infantry and for others the futility and waste of the war.
In February, Army veteran Ronnie Sanchez Jr. decided to take on another challenge in a life full of them — a thru-hike of the 2,192-mile trail from Georgia to Maine. He was fatally stabbed in Virginia on May 11.
“The president has been clear since the last campaign he’s for exceptions for rape and incest and life of the mother.”
In January, Nevada seated the nation’s first state legislature with more women than men. Now the male old guard is getting shaken up by the perspectives of female lawmakers of both parties.
With a wide smile on her face and tears in her eyes, Rashema Melson, 23, accepted her diploma and became the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Enormous hail, destructive winds and strong tornadoes could target parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
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The U.S. Golf Association said that someone "erroneously" altered President Trump's scores on the group's website. Trump was to spend Saturday afternoon golfing in Virginia.
The 71-year-old actor and former California governor appeared completely unaffected after a man surprised a gym full of people with a flying, two-footed drop kick to his back during a public appearance near Johannesburg.
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