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A gay couple was told that their sharing dessert ‘doesn’t go with the ambiance’ at a D.C. restaurant

The Prime Rib’s website boasts that it is one of the top five romantic restaurants in America. But a couple who recently dined at the restaurant’s Washington location disagrees: After the man and his partner asked to split an ice cream sundae, they say their server told them two men eating out of …

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As Trump controversies intensify, Mar-a-Lago faces cancellations

In D.C., Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville became so politically toxic, there was a sudden exodus from several White House advisory panels, …

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Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year

The Republican National Committee paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month after the party held a lavish fundraiser at the venue in June, the latest example of how GOP political committees are generating a steady income stream for President Trump’s private business, new …

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Secret service has blown its budget protecting first family

<b>By Lisa Rein | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald …

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Outlook - The Washington Post

• Perspective<p>White nationalists have only gotten more dangerous since then.<p>Analysis<p>In theory, it's fine. In practice, it usually fails.<p>Made by History<br>• Perspective<p>Why ‘magnolia blossoms’ will never sweeten the smell of white supremacy.<p>Made by History<br>• Perspective<p>They believed public schools were the …

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Most Americans oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan — except in Trump’s base

President Trump was never believable as a dove.<p>He insisted repeatedly on the campaign trail that he had opposed the war in Iraq; the public record made clear that, to the contrary, his views of the war basically aligned with public opinion on the whole. The one exception was in March 2004, when the …

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What to do with a can or two of black beans

Canned black beans — about 1 ½ cups’ worth per 15 ounces — can go a long way. Use them in one of these meatless recipes from our archives — and keep these in mind come cooler months, too.<p>Black Beans and Greens With Avocado and Za’atar. Speedy comfort food.<p>Corn Cakes With Black Bean Spread. The …

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The best moments from Goatality - The Washington Post

Now watching<p>0:57<p>The best moments from Goatality<p>Now watching<p>1:40<p>This man was partially blinded by his first eclipse. That didn’t keep him home today<p>Now watching<p>1:35<p>Trump watches the solar eclipse<p>Now watching<p>3:18<p>Moment of complete totality in Carbondale, Ill.<p>Now watching<p>2:49<p>Watch highlights from the …

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Drone footage captures total eclipse over Oregon - The Washington Post

The solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States Monday begins at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, noon Eastern, when the moon takes a bite out of the sun for viewers in Oregon. The eclipse will reach totality for coastal Oregon at 10:19 local time. Over the course of 90 minutes, the moon’s full …

Total Eclipse

North Korea’s latest video tirade reignites missile threat against Guam

https://d21rhj7n383afu.cloudfront.net/washpost-production/TWP/20170821/599aeadfe4b0eb432e2d88ae/599af709e4b0b07aa660f0d8_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1503328034634_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>SEOUL — The Trump administration should be “keeping its eyes and ears open from now on,” North Korea has warned in an …

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As the eclipse passes, temperatures will briefly drop - The Washington Post

As the earth is covered by the shadow of the moon, the temperature will drop. Along the path of the total solar eclipse, where day will briefly turn nearly as dark as night, the temperature will drop substantially.<p>As a general rule, areas experience the partial solar eclipse will feel the …

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Trump's response to Charlottesville just got brutal reviews

More than a week after a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump received a brutal assessment of his response to the violence, and his equivocations over the roles of neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups who participated.<p>An ABC News/Washington …

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Poll shows strong disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence | NOLA.com

Twice as many Americans disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, protests led by white …

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Appreciation: The two sides of Jerry Lewis

By Elahe Izadi, (c) 2017, The Washington Post<p>Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at age 91, delighted millions with his slapstick antics, earning a devoted …

Entertainment

Politics are part of Scouting

Regarding the Aug. 17 World article, “ ‘I hope they choose democratic values’ ”: I was stunned by the description of German Boy Scout official Michael Steiger as “inserting politics into Scouting” and “infusing traditional Scout activity — canoeing and pitching tents — with politics,” explicitly …

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Counterprotesters flood 'free speech' rally in Boston - The Washington Post

Now watching<p>1:45<p>Counterprotesters flood 'free speech' rally in Boston<p>Now watching<p>1:09<p>Counterprotesters and police scuffle after 'free speech' rally<p>Now watching<p>0:36<p>Boston 'free speech' rally surrounded by counterprotesters<p>Now watching<p>2:40<p>Tensions escalate as 'free speech' rally comes to an end

How did people view solar eclipses in the past? - The Washington Post

Now watching<p>1:33<p>How did people view solar eclipses in the past?<p>Now watching<p>1:05<p>How to make a pinhole projector to view the solar eclipse<p>Now watching<p>1:43<p>S.C. aquarium preps its animals for solar eclipse<p>Now watching<p>2:00<p>Charleston businesses ready to capitalize on solar eclipse<p>Now watching<p>2:50<p>How TV …

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Trump’s biggest failure? Not standing up for his own family.

Okay, sports fans. I know that, at this point, I’m risking a 10-yard late-hit penalty for writing about President Trump and the mess he’s created for our country by fumbling Charlottesville so badly.<p>But Trump’s behavior shows, unfortunately, how right I was two weeks ago when I wrote that he’s …

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Megachurch pastor resigns from Trump’s evangelical council citing “conflict in values”

On Friday, megachurch pastor A.R. Bernard announced his resignation from the unofficial board of evangelical advisers for President Donald …

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7 charities pull out of Mar-a-Lago events in wake of Charlottesville, continuing downward trend

President Donald Trump has been widely condemned for his comments in the wake of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally and car attack — and his …

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Can’t find the protective glasses to watch the solar eclipse? Go old school.

The first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in almost 100 years moved across the U.S. at 2,000 mph on Aug. 21. Here are some highlights. (Erin Patrick O'Connor/The Washington Post)<p>To savor the solar eclipse, you don’t need special equipment. Go old school. Go low-tech. A partial or total eclipse can …

Solar Eclipse

Bannon is gone from the White House, but he has already laid eggs in everything

<i>This post has been updated, 5:40 p.m.</i><p>Stephen K. Bannon is out. After seven months as the chief strategist to the president of the United States, Bannon is gone.<p>I would have been more excited about this seven months ago. It is better to get rid of the termites before they have successfully laid eggs …

Opinion

There are still lots of scary people in Trump’s White House

Stephen K. Bannon, until Friday President Trump’s chief strategist, is leaving the White House. It is a satisfying day for anyone who believes this avowedly virulent man should never have been allowed near the halls of power. Bannon’s exit comes just after the sacking of Rich Higgins, a former …

Opinion

Weekend plans: DIY #sheetcaking

In case you missed it, Tina Fey made an appearance on the recent “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update: Summer Edition,” in which she suggested Americans eat loads of sheet cake to cope with current events. While the response has been mixed (and launched many variations of the hashtag …

Lifestyle

Don’t glorify rodeos

I was distressed to read the glorification of rodeos in the Aug. 7 news article “At rodeos, wrangling up family fun” by characterizing the weekly Carbondale, Colo., rodeos as “family affairs.” The typical rodeo physically tortures bulls to make them buck and kick to test the prowess of their …

Opinion

Barcelona is the dominant story on Fox News. On CNN and MSNBC, it’s still Charlottesville.

When a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 14 and injuring scores of others, Fox News quickly pivoted to wall-to-wall coverage of the latest terrorist attack. Their shift was typical of how cable news channels have covered breaking news about similar events, such as …

Politics

3 menus for a much-needed late-summer soiree

This could be the last laid-back weekend of summer, so why not invite a few near-and-dears over for an easy meal? Entertaining does not have to be stressful, and it could be the antidote to turmoil. Also, better for you than sheetcaking.<p>Figuring out what to make can be a challenge, but you are in …

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Education is a team effort, not a solo performance by teachers

Mark Simon’s Aug. 13 Local Opinions essay, “Is DCPS really redesigning teaching?,” suggested that D.C. Public Schools’ new Learning Together to Advance Our Practice (LEAP) initiative could lead to a culture in which teamwork, collegiality and nonjudgmental conversations among educators take root so …

Education

What the District could do to help curb prescription-drug abuse

<i>Oye I. Owolewa is a pharmacist.</i><p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,young adults (18 to 25 years old) are America’s most common abusers of prescription drugs — most notably opioid pain relievers, stimulants meant to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and …

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At Bistro 1521, a welcome discovery of Filipino fare

The porky sisig at Bistro 1521 in Arlington is topped with a liver-enriched aioli. (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)<p>The lumpiang hubad features sauteed cabbage, carrots and long beans with a house sauce. (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)<p>Given the ink and accolades lavished on Bad …

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