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Apr 1, 2018

The Washington Post | Today's Headlines -April 1, 2018.

Democracy Dies in Darkness
Today's Headlines
The morning's most important stories, selected by Post editors
Emerging Democratic Party united on liberal policies but divided on how to win
The party taking shape will challenge the GOP with a distinct populist tilt. But there is sharp disagreement over tactics — how to criticize President Trump or how best to talk about issues — and sparring over whether first-time hopefuls or experienced politicians should be the standard-bearers.
By Sean Sullivan, Mike DeBonis, Paul Kane and Jenna Portnoy  •   Read more »
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Democrats seeking head start to House majority look to Philadelphia suburbs
Democratic success in local races last year and a new congressional map could translate into a gain of five or six House seats in the Philadelphia area.
By Paul Kane  •   Read more »
‘He had no gun, no Molotov’: Gazans want probe after 15 die in protest against Israel
Abdul Fattah Abdul Nabi, 19, was shot by Israeli soldiers in the back of the head, his family says, as he was running away from the border fence with a tire. He was one of at least 15 people killed in the Gaza Strip during a protest on Friday, the bloodiest day in the 140-square-mile territory since the 2014 war between Israel and the militant group Hamas.
By Loveday Morris and Hazem Balousha  •   Read more »
Why Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned 5 ex-convicts facing deportation, drawing Trump’s ire
California’s governor pardoned 56 people who had completed their sentences years ago, five of whom are immigrants facing deportation. All of the five have since led law-abiding lives, according to Brown’s office.
By Kristine Phillips  •   Read more »
With White House stabilizers gone, Trump calls his own shots
As he shakes up his administration, the president is prioritizing personal chemistry above all else, replacing aides who have tended toward caution and consensus with figures far more likely to encourage his more rash instincts. He is making hasty decisions that jolt markets and shock leaders and experts — including those on his own staff.
By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa  •  Read more »  
How do you write political satire when politics are a farce?

By Armando Iannucci  •   Read more »
Why I left Fox News

By Ralph Peters  •   Read more »
The days that shook the nation

By Brian Rosenwald  •   Read more »
Five myths about Passover

By Danya Ruttenberg  •   Read more »
I know what Stormy Daniels is going through. I went through it, too.

By Sydney Leathers  •   Read more »
Trump says we’re leaving Syria ‘like, very soon.’ Bad idea.

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