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Analysis of the biggest political stories of the day from Washington Post correspondent James Hohmann. Available every weekday morning.

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Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant ice-covered island of Greenland.

10 MIN2 days ago
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Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

8 MIN3 days ago
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Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

China is threatening to use force in Hong Kong, hoping that threats alone will disperse the mass protests, as students and others who yearn for freedom make plans to continue protesting once universities resume classes next month.

10 MIN4 days ago
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The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

New rules will allow the administration to reduce the amount of habitat set aside for wildlife and remove critical tools that officials use to predict future harm to species as the result of climate change.

9 MIN5 days ago
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How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Corrections officers had not checked in on financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for “several” hours before he was found hanging in his cell on Saturday. It’s just one in a series of missteps in the hours leading up to his death.

9 MIN6 days ago
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Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Trump shakes up the top ranks of the intelligence community

President Trump said in a tweet last night that he will name Joseph Maguire, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the acting director of national intelligence, following his aborted effort to install a political loyalist.

10 MIN1 weeks ago
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Trump shakes up the top ranks of the intelligence community

The mother of the El Paso shooting suspect called the police weeks before he allegedly opened fire

The mother’s attorneys says she contacted police because she was worried about her son owning the weapon given his age, maturity level and lack of experience handling such a firearm.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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The mother of the El Paso shooting suspect called the police weeks before he allegedly opened fire

To work, red flag systems require someone to raise them. That usually doesn’t happen.

Trump and Republican leaders have made ‘red flags’ such as mental illness, violent crimes or domestic attacks a priority for identifying people who should not be allowed to have guns. But that may not be enough.

11 MIN1 weeks ago
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To work, red flag systems require someone to raise them. That usually doesn’t happen.

El Paso massacre casts new light on the threat within

The United States employs an arsenal of armed forces, unmanned drones and intelligence agencies to contain Islamist terrorism. No comparable array of national power has been directed against the threat emerging from the far right.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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El Paso massacre casts new light on the threat within

Lots of criticism going around after weekend massacres

After two mass slayings, the question surrounding the president is no longer whether he will respond as other presidents once did, but whether his words contributed to the carnage.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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Lots of criticism going around after weekend massacres

Latest Episodes

Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant ice-covered island of Greenland.

10 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

8 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

China is threatening to use force in Hong Kong, hoping that threats alone will disperse the mass protests, as students and others who yearn for freedom make plans to continue protesting once universities resume classes next month.

10 MIN4 days ago
Comments
The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

New rules will allow the administration to reduce the amount of habitat set aside for wildlife and remove critical tools that officials use to predict future harm to species as the result of climate change.

9 MIN5 days ago
Comments
How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Corrections officers had not checked in on financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for “several” hours before he was found hanging in his cell on Saturday. It’s just one in a series of missteps in the hours leading up to his death.

9 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Trump shakes up the top ranks of the intelligence community

President Trump said in a tweet last night that he will name Joseph Maguire, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the acting director of national intelligence, following his aborted effort to install a political loyalist.

10 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Trump shakes up the top ranks of the intelligence community

The mother of the El Paso shooting suspect called the police weeks before he allegedly opened fire

The mother’s attorneys says she contacted police because she was worried about her son owning the weapon given his age, maturity level and lack of experience handling such a firearm.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The mother of the El Paso shooting suspect called the police weeks before he allegedly opened fire

To work, red flag systems require someone to raise them. That usually doesn’t happen.

Trump and Republican leaders have made ‘red flags’ such as mental illness, violent crimes or domestic attacks a priority for identifying people who should not be allowed to have guns. But that may not be enough.

11 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
To work, red flag systems require someone to raise them. That usually doesn’t happen.

El Paso massacre casts new light on the threat within

The United States employs an arsenal of armed forces, unmanned drones and intelligence agencies to contain Islamist terrorism. No comparable array of national power has been directed against the threat emerging from the far right.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
El Paso massacre casts new light on the threat within

Lots of criticism going around after weekend massacres

After two mass slayings, the question surrounding the president is no longer whether he will respond as other presidents once did, but whether his words contributed to the carnage.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Lots of criticism going around after weekend massacres

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