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WASHINGTON — House Republicans elected Representative Kevin McCarthy of California to be their leader on Wednesday, embracing continuity of leadership despite steep losses in last week’s midterm elections that cost the party a majority for the first time in eight years. Mr. McCarthy, the current majority leader and No. 2 Republican in the chamber, will...
November 14 at 1:18 PM TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s historic recount in three statewide elections continued Wednesday, with both parties bracing for court rulings that could influence the proceedings. Election officials in Broward County, a populous Democratic stronghold, maintained that they will meet the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline for completing a machine recount. Representatives of both...
Uber, the ride-hailing service that sees 15 million ride bookings worldwide per day, is launching a loyalty program called Uber Rewards for its customers on Wednesday. Lyft, its biggest competitor, announced earlier this week that it would start its own loyalty program in December. The programs come at a time when a growing number of...
There are wine bars and a cycling studio along the riverfront in Long Island City, among gleaming high-rise apartment buildings with views of Midtown Manhattan. The soon-to-open library branch is a modern art cube of concrete, the median income is $138,000 a year, and America’s hottest online retailer is about to move in. In the...
It’s that time of the year again when retailers bombard you with ads promoting Black Friday and Cyber Monday. By now, you have probably realized that the vast majority of Black Friday deals are duds. Many so-called bargains are undesirable products that have been marked down to help stores clear out inventory, or have discounts...
WASHINGTON — President Trump was expected to lend his support to a substantial rewrite of the nation’s prison and sentencing laws at an event at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, but opponents of the proposal were making a last-ditch attempt to dissuade him from signing on. Senators from both parties who hashed out the...
John Wagner National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives November 14 at 10:25 AM BREAKING: Senate Republicans reelect Mitch McConnell as their leader, according to an individual familiar with the proceedings. With last week’s midterms largely in the rearview mirror, leadership elections will be...
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday pushed back against accusations that President Trump’s appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general was illegal, arguing that it complied with both federal statutes and the Constitution and that it fit within a long history of similar designations. In a 20-page memo to Mr. Trump’s top...
THE BIG IDEA: The FBI announced on Tuesday a disturbing 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes last year. Law enforcement agencies disclosed 7,175 hate crimes in America during 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. This is the third consecutive year that reported hate crimes have increased, and it’s the single biggest spike since the surge...

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Nothing against relaxing on beachfront daybeds or doing the cathedral-monument-museum circuit, but for travelers like me (and, I’m guessing, like some of you) the ideal vacation is one that combines relaxation and sightseeing with unexpected finds down narrow streets, lively conversations with surprising locals and...

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