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Scaramucci on Leaks: ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’

Both Mr. Priebus and Mr. Spicer had argued forcefully against bringing on Mr. Scaramucci, whose hiring seemed to signal a pivot by the White House toward surrounding Mr. Trump with people more likely to stick by the campaign coda of “let Trump be Trump.”. On Tuesday evening, Mr. Trump was joined on by two former campaign hands, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, who traveled with him to Youngstown, Ohio, for a campaign rally. Mr. Trump has ... Full story

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

Hypothyroidism — low hormone levels — in particular is often misdiagnosed, its symptoms resembling those of other diseases or mistaken for “normal” effects of aging. Indeed, the risk of hypothyroidism rises with age. Twenty percent of people over 75, most of them women, lack sufficient levels of thyroid hormone that, among other problems, can cause symptoms of confusion commonly mistaken for dementia. Symptoms of an overactive thyroid, or ... Full story

In hero's return, McCain blasts Congress, tells senators to stand up to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, was given a hero’s welcome on his return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but quickly seized the opportunity to blister his party and his president for partisan politics. Bruised and scarred from his recent surgery and flashing at times his characteristic self-deprecating humor, McCain spoke at length on the Senate floor, delivering a ... Full story

Trump administration moves closer to undoing overtime pay rule

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he arrives at Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver, West Virginia, U.S., July 24, 2017. (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday pushed forward with its bid to undo an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 4.2 million workers and said it was considering treating workers differently based on location and industry. The rule, which was supposed to take effect in December ... Full story

As Senate starts debate to topple the ACA, even senators don’t know where it will lead

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, with Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, right, and Sen. John Barrasso, left, leave the Senate chamber on Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Affordable Care Act. (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post). On a squeaker of a vote, the Senate began an extraordinary debate Tuesday over profound philosophical ... Full story

Trump holds 'Make America Great Again' rally in Ohio - blog

President Trump is holding a "Make America Great Again" rally in Youngstown, Ohio. Follow live blog below. Mobile users click here . Full story

Trump’s speech to Boy Scouts irks some in ‘nonpartisan’ organization

Lavinia Falck had spent six days at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, getting to know teens from around the world. Then, she and her friends gathered on the grass to hear from a special guest: the president of the United States. “By the way, just a question, did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?” President Trump said during a rambling speech in which he used harsh language, recounted election-night victories and New York ... Full story

Vatican treasurer Cardinal Pell to face Australia court on historical sex charges

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell arrived at a court in his native Australia on Wednesday for his first appearance to face historical sex charges as the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations. Pell, 76, a top adviser to Pope Francis, was escorted into Melbourne Magistrates' Court by police through a large crowd of media, protesters and supporters. Slideshow (2 Images). Australian police charged ... Full story

‘We’re getting nothing done’: McCain, in emotional return, laments what the Senate has become Washington Post

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) departs the Capitol after returning to the Senate to vote on health-care legislation on Tuesday. (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post). Sen. John McCain was greeted by applause from both sides of the aisle Tuesday as he walked onto the Senate floor, delivering Republicans a critical vote to begin debate on an unknown plan to overhaul the health-care industry. Then the Arizona Republican, done with the niceties, ... Full story

Comic Jessica Williams On 'The Daily Show' And Learning To NPR

Jessica Williams plays a struggling playwright who is trying to get over an ex-boyfriend in The Incredible Jessica James. Many comics struggle for years before making it big, but Jessica Williams' lucky break came early. She was just 22 and still in college when she landed a gig as a correspondent on The Daily Show in 2012. Despite her early success, Williams says that her career before that wasn't always smooth sailing: "I am a 6-foot tall ... Full story