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Apr 2, 2018

The Washington Post I Evening Edition on April 2, 2018:Trump proposed Putin visit White House during March call, Kremlin says.

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Trump proposed Putin visit White House during March call, Kremlin says
No further preparations have taken place for a possible meeting, a Kremlin aide said. But the claim adds new detail about the March 20 call that drew broad criticism for its friendly tone toward the Russian leader.
By Anton Troianovski  •  Read more »
Trump congratulates Egypt’s Sissi after what critics call a sham election
President Trump’s statement signals his intention of improving relations with Egypt after his predecessor declined to invite President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to the White House because of concerns about his human rights record.
By Seung Min Kim  •  Read more »
The Fix | Analysis
Trump’s attempt to blame Democrats for ending DACA is falling flat
President Trump has yet to come up with a solid explanation for why the other side deserves the blame when he’s the one who ended the program.
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The Daily 202: Tweets on DACA speak volumes about Trump’s presidency
The president’s posts on immigration show that he is either woefully uninformed or intentionally misleading about one of his most consequential decisions.
By James Hohmann  •  Read more »
Publisher seeks to dismiss lawsuit brought by ex-Playboy model who claims affair with Trump
The publisher of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., argued that the deal it struck with Karen McDougal for the rights to her story is protected under the First Amendment.
By Beth Reinhard and Emma Brown  •  Read more »
 
‘I’m fed up’: Frustrated by spending cuts, Oklahoma teachers walk out
The educators joined thousands of other protesters — including many students — at the State Capitol to demonstrate against some of the nation’s steepest cuts in education in the past decade. The walkout follows similar protests in West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona.
By Moriah Balingit  •  Read more »
Rep. Esty won’t seek reelection after revelations that she took months to remove top aide accused of harassing colleague
The chief of staff to Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) remained on her staff for three months after she learned in May 2016 that he had threatened to kill a former subordinate whom he had dated. Newspapers in Connecticut had called on her to resign in the wake of the revelations
By Elise Viebeck  •
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela | 1936–2018
Anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela dies at 81
Madikizela-Mandela’s bravery under the brutal apartheid regime won her lasting adulation — many in South Africa called her “Mother of the Nation” — but allegations of crimes from corruption to murder seemed to spell her downfall.
By Stephanie Hanes  •  Read more »
The Fix: Trump’s DACA tweets are likely to hurt him — and the GOP — further with Latino voters
This might not matter much to President Trump because he did not need the Latino vote to win the White House in 2016. But some in his party might need the vote of Latinos in the upcoming midterms.
By Eugene Scott  •  Read more »
y Amber Phillips  •  Read more »

Americans tell Interior to take a hike over proposed national park fee increase
The plan to raise peak-season entrance fees from $25 to $70 at 17 parks is being reconsidered after overwhelmingly negative public reaction.
By Darryl Fears  •  Read more »
 
 
Fears of trade war with China, trouble for tech firms send markets into a sell-off
The Dow closed down more than 450 points after dipping below 700 points during afternoon trading. All three indexes are now negative for the year and are in correction territory — a 10 percent drop from their peak.
By Thomas Heath  •  Read more »
 
Russian bots are tweeting support for Fox News host Laura Ingraham
Since the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting, Russian bots have flooded Twitter with false information about the massacre. Ingraham said she is on “Easter break” from her show after she was attacked for criticizing David Hogg, who survived the gunman.
By Amanda Erickson  •  Read more »
 
EPA to roll back car-emissions standards
The push to rewrite the Obama-era carbon limits on cars and SUVs, which aimed for vehicles to average 50 miles per gallon by 2025, is sure to spark a major political and legal battle.
By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis  •  Read more »
 
 
Americans tell Interior to take a hike over proposed national park fee increase
The plan to raise peak-season entrance fees from $25 to $70 at 17 parks is being reconsidered after overwhelmingly negative public reaction.
By Darryl Fears  •  Read more »
 
 
Fears of trade war with China, trouble for tech firms send markets into a sell-off
The Dow closed down more than 450 points after dipping below 700 points during afternoon trading. All three indexes are now negative for the year and are in correction territory — a 10 percent drop from their peak.
By Thomas Heath  •  Read more »
 
Russian bots are tweeting support for Fox News host Laura Ingraham
Since the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting, Russian bots have flooded Twitter with false information about the massacre. Ingraham said she is on “Easter break” from her show after she was attacked for criticizing David Hogg, who survived the gunman.
By Amanda Erickson  •  Read more »
 
EPA to roll back car-emissions standards
The push to rewrite the Obama-era carbon limits on cars and SUVs, which aimed for vehicles to average 50 miles per gallon by 2025, is sure to spark a major political and legal battle.
By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis  •  Read more »