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For Democrats, Trump impeachment question is a struggle transcending politics
Conversations with 45 Democrats spanning the caucus’s ideological, racial and generational divides revealed the highly personal nature of the debate among members, often in private, and how some were responding in surprising ways.
Pelosi accuses Trump of ‘threats and temper tantrums’ in Mexico negotiations
While Republicans celebrated news of the White House deal with Mexico, Democrats denounced it as another example of the president fixing a crisis of his own making.
 
Mexico hails tariff-averting pact with U.S. even as worries emerge
Many Mexicans expressed relief that an agreement averted a damaging trade showdown. But with that came worry about what comes next as President Trump enters a reelection campaign in which immigration is likely to be a central theme.
 
ICE deported veterans while ‘unaware’ it was required to carefully screen them, report shows
Immigration and Customs Enforcement also has no idea how many veterans it has deported, the Government Accountability Office found.
 
In Botswana, a backlash against elephants amid lost harvests
Elephants are destroying entire fields and sometimes even killing people, sparking resentment that is upending the country’s politics and prompting the reversal of policies that turned tourism into Botswana’s second-biggest earner after diamonds.
 
‘A category one insurrection’: Some U.S. embassies still hoisting rainbow flags, despite new policy
Since the State Department began rejecting all embassy requests to fly rainbow flags outside the mission buildings during Gay Pride Month this year, some U.S. diplomats have been finding ways to defy, or at least get around, the new policy.
 
 
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Opinions
Trump’s big win leaves critics sputtering
Was Mueller’s dodge on obstruction a blunder — or brilliant?
The SAT’s new ‘adversity index’ is another step down the path of identity politics
We are prosecutors. We will use our discretion on new antiabortion laws.
Cartoons: A Trump baby blimp cameo on July Fourth
How Trump and Congress can really fix our immigration problems
 
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Campaign 2020
At Pride Fest in Iowa, politics are in the spotlight
LGBT individuals in Des Moines celebrated their progress as Democratic presidential candidates promised to protect their rights.
 
Queen Elizabeth II, master of soft power, celebrates her 93rd birthday with a massive military parade 
The queen’s actual birthday was in April, but because she’s the queen, she gets to celebrate twice.
 
Convicted murderer linked to more than 60 deaths may be most prolific serial killer in U.S. history
Authorities believe Samuel Little, already in prison for three slayings, may ultimately be responsible for 93 killings.
 
China adds Washington Post, Guardian to ‘Great Firewall’ blacklist
Sites are among the last major English-language foreign news outlets that have now been blocked
 
An author lost her book deal after tweeting about a D.C. Metro worker. She’s suing for $13 million.
Natasha Tynes was the subject of social media blowback after tweeting a photo of a black woman eating on the train.
 
Pompeo pledges not to wait for Britain’s elections to ‘push back’ against Corbyn and anti-Semitism
In a secret recording, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the Conservative Party’s losses in European Parliament elections demonstrated “an absolute failure of leadership.”
 
Date Lab
Carolyn Hax put these two together. How did she do?
Our advice columnist matched them because they had no clear interests in common. And yet …
 
Retropod | Podcast
That time the CIA stole a Russian submarine
When a Russian sub sank at the height of the Cold War, the CIA got help from Howard Hughes to create a fictitious mining operation to snag the vessel from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
 
Perspective
On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just for self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women.
As the show about New York’s trans ballroom culture enters Season 2, here’s what the emphasis on self-presentation and voguing means.
 
Wellness
Four terms that make dietitians cringe
Problematic phrases include “clean eating,” “guilty pleasure” and “cutting carbs.”
 
Voraciously
These are some of the best new low-calorie craft beers on the market
And we’re not talking Michelob Ultra here.
 

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