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Stephen Colbert mocks Trump, announces a week of ‘Late Show’ episodes from Russia

What do we know about Stephen Colbert’s surprise trip to Russia? He was there last week. He appeared on a Russian talk show and “announced” he was considering a run for president in 2020. And, as you may expect, it gave him even more opportunities to mock President Trump.<p>Amid allegations that …

Stephen Colbert

Trump’s travel ban still doesn’t make any sense

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>It's not surprising that President Trump was "very pleased" following the Supreme Court's decision on Monday …

Travel Ban

Detroit judge halts deportations of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals nationwide

A Detroit federal judge has temporarily halted the deportations of scores of Iraqi nationals nationwide who advocates say could face death, persecution and torture upon returning to their native country.<p>On Monday night, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued a stay of removal for about 1,444 …

Immigration

Hints From Heloise: Dealer decision

<i>Dear Heloise: I recently bought a new car. Do I have to take it to the dealer for service? They seem a lot more expensive.</i><p><b>Mary D. in Pennsylvania</b><p><i>Mary D. in Pennsylvania: Going to the dealership for routine maintenance may seem like it’s taking a bigger slice out of your budget, but consider the</i> …

Customer Service

Carolyn Hax: Between a male rock and a white hard place

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I am a sophomore at a top university. I have gotten many comments from classmates that I may have had an easier time getting into both the school and my program because I am a “double” minority; I am a minority woman in a male-dominated field.</i><p><i>I</i> …

Education

TV and radio listings: June 27

<b>MLB</b><p>7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Washington » MASN, WJFK (106.7 FM)<p>7 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto » MASN2, WSPZ (570 AM)<p>7 p.m. Texas at Cleveland » MLB Network<p><b>WNBA</b><p>Noon Seattle at Washington » NBA TV<p><b>SOCCER</b><p>11:45 a.m. UEFA Euro U-21: England vs. Germany, semifinal » ESPNU<p>2:45 p.m. UEFA Euro U-21: Spain vs. …

Soccer

Russell Westbrook wins first MVP award at star-studded NBA awards show

NEW YORK — The man who became the dominant figure of the 2016-17 NBA regular season became the league’s MVP on Monday night.<p>Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who became the first player to average a triple-double for a season since Oscar Robertson did so for the only other time in NBA …

Basketball

Nationals’ rally falls short in wild ninth inning against the Cubs

Logic would oppose the use of this week’s series with the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs to test the Washington Nationals’ playoff readiness. To judge either side on a few June games does not permit their evolution or account for how their rosters might change between now and this …

Baseball

Senators take the health-care debate to Capitol steps

On Monday night, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gathered colleagues on the steps outside the Senate, where they talked for hours into a Facebook feed as activists filed in and out to watch the debate. The tone alternated between grim stories of people who would lose access to Medicaid, and in-jokes …

Pro-choice Movement

Wizards extend qualifying offers to their primary free agents

In an expected move ahead of the start of free agency, the Washington Wizards extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Otto Porter Jr. ($7.7 million) and Bojan Bogdanovic ($4.6 million) Monday, a league source told The Post. The moves are considered a formality, allowing the Wizards to …

NBA

White House says Syria’s Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of ‘heavy’ penalty

The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging that his regime would pay a "heavy price" if it carried out another chemical attack this year.<p>In a statement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the United States had detected …

War

LaVar Ball continues to play the heel in appearance on WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’

The Ball Family hype train made its Staples Center debut Monday night, but not for Lonzo Ball’s new NBA team. Instead, LaVar Ball and sons Lonzo, the newest Los Angeles Laker, and LaMelo showed up for WWE’s Monday Night Raw.<p>LaVar Ball was the main attraction and predictably, viewers had fun with …

WWE

Packers’ all-time leading rusher Ahman Green charged with felony child abuse

Former NFL running back Ahman Green was arrested Sunday evening and charged Monday with a single count of felony child abuse after allegedly striking his 15-year-old daughter. Green was booked into the Brown County jail in Green Bay, Wis., and appeared in Brown County circuit court via …

Crime

No questions allowed: Trump hails democratic bonds with India’s Modi while ignoring the press corps

The leader of the world’s oldest democracy welcomed the leader of the world’s largest democracy to the White House Rose Garden on Monday and proclaimed them both “believers” in public accountability.<p>“Not many people know it, but both American and the Indian constitutions begin with the same three …

White House Rose Garden

Brazil’s president formally accused of corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s attorney general formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption on Monday, making him the first sitting president in Latin America’s largest nation to face criminal charges.<p>Attorney General Rodrigo Janot’s accusation is the latest salvo in an intensifying showdown …

Brazil

Give them a break? Nationals’ stars would rather participate in All-Star Game.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy is among the Nationals who are likely headed to the All-Star Game in Miami. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)The first three hours and 50-something minutes of this four-game series — playoff preview? — came to a head late Monday night with one potential all-star on …

Baseball

Maryland basketball picks up commitment from Baltimore-area prospect Jalen Smith

Maryland basketball picked up a commitment from highly touted Baltimore-area prospect Jalen Smith on Monday night shortly after the four-star power forward took an official visit to College Park.<p>The 6-foot-9, 195-pound Smith, who has starred at Mount Saint Joseph over his prep career and is rated …

Maryland

John Wall’s reaction to being left off the NBA’s all-defensive teams? ‘Lol.’

Add “not making the 2017 NBA all-defensive teams” to John Wall’s career-long compilation of bulletin board material.<p>Wall, who led the NBA with a career-high 157 steals and finished second in the NBA with 2.01 per game during the 2016-17 season, tweeted “Lol” in response to the league’s all-defense …

Basketball

Don’t despair over Trump’s travel ban just yet

<i>David J. Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.</i><p>The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review President Trump’s executive order suspending entry of immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries into the United States — or the …

Immigration

The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them.

The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows.<p>The undated action memo, prepared for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis by personnel and …

Immigration

House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three Democrats

The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing charges lodged against two high-profile Democratic lawmakers and a senior Democratic aide.<p>The lawmakers facing an ethics review are Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Mich), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and the longest-serving sitting …

U.S. Congress

An Emmett Till historical marker in Mississippi was destroyed by vandals — again

In October, a Mississippi historical marker for Emmett Till was riddled with bullet holes in a savage act of vandalism.<p>Now, less than a year later, a second state historical marker has been defaced, destroying historical information about the black teenager whose name became a civil rights rallying …

Black History

Poll shows U.S. tumbling in world’s regard under Trump

BERLIN — President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation’s closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a wide-ranging international study released Monday.<p>But in the survey of 37 countries, Russia is a bright spot for Trump. As …

Pew Research Center

Mystics aim to maintain consistency as they finally approach full strength

It looks like the “get to know you” part of the Washington Mystics’ season is over.<p>Peals of laughter and shouts of encouragement soundtracked the portion of Washington’s practice open to the media Monday afternoon, where a team that was assembled just months ago looked plenty comfortable with each …

College Basketball

The travel ban endgame

Among its other interesting end-of-term work Monday, the Supreme Court issued a per curiam cert. grant/stay in <i>Trump v. IRAP</i>, the travel ban case. As Steve Sachs discusses at Prawfsblawg, the court stayed the injunctions in part but left them in place “with respect to parties similarly situated” to …

Travel Ban

Kushner adds defense attorney Abbe Lowell to Russia-investigation legal team

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser, has retained storied white-collar defense lawyer Abbe Lowell to advise him in the ongoing Russia investigation, a White House official confirmed.<p>Lowell, a lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke, has defended a number of high-profile clients …

Jared Kushner

Making religious arbitration work in America: The Jewish experience

In my first post, I wrote about how the framework established by American arbitration law creates various requirements for arbitration agreements to be enforced by courts. Two elements are at play in judicial enforcement of arbitration awards: One is the formal legal elements: Courts are legally …

Religion

For once, Trump is right about Obama

Every once in a while, as often as a blue moon or a politician forgoing the use of the word “frankly,” I utter a soft “Right on” in response to something President Trump has done or tweeted. This occurred recently when he took Barack Obama to task for his weak — and tardy — response to Russia’s …

Russia

George Mason’s ‘Green Machine’ joins Lady Antebellum for surprise performance

It wasn’t until the final song before the encore at WMZQ Fest at Jiffy Lube Live that country trio Lady Antebellum revealed the “huge surprise” the group teased on social media ahead of Saturday’s show. It was a doozy. Thirty members of George Mason’s “Green Machine” pep band, along with Dr. …

Entertainment

Humans reach for godhood — and leave their humanity behind

Much analysis of Yuval Noah Harari’s brilliant new book, “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” focuses on the harrowing dystopia he anticipates. In this vision, a small, geeky elite gains the ability to use biological and cyborg engineering to become something beyond human. It may “upgrade …

Singularity