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former redskins istant coach aubrey pleasant to join rams coaching staff


master tesfatsion covers the washington redskins for the washington post. he previously covered the minnesota vikings for the star tribune for two seasons before joining the post in 2015. when he’s not writing or tweeting about the redskins, he loves to discuss , fashion and his alma mater – arizona state. follow @mastertes






republicans a nce mnuchin for treasury, despite democrats’ boycott of the vote


max ehrenfreund writes for wonkblog and compiles wonkbook, a daily policy newsletter. you can subscribe here. before joining the washington post, ehrenfreund wrote for the washington monthly and the sacramento bee.






nearly everyone in congress has a college degree. most americans don’t.


pew research compiled five interesting bits of data about the new congress in an article published thursday. congress has more women and more people of color than in the past (though it’s still heavily composed of white men). there are fewer veterans than in congresses past as well.it was the numbers on education that i found the most striking, though. nearly every member of congress has a college degree, with only 5 percent of the house lacking such credentials. every member of the senate has a four-year diploma.(the washington post)what’s remarkable about that is that it’s a much higher rate of educational attainment than is exhibited by the united states on the whole. census bureau data shows that most americans over the age of 25 don’t have a four-year degree — and, in fact, only about






former u.n. chief ban ki-moon will not run for president of south korea


anna fifield is the post’s bureau chief in tokyo, focusing on japan and the koreas. she previously reported for the financial times from washington dc, seoul, sydney, london and from across the middle east. follow @annafifield






north korea at the top of the agenda as mattis heads to seoul


anna fifield is the post’s bureau chief in tokyo, focusing on japan and the koreas. she previously reported for the financial times from washington dc, seoul, sydney, london and from across the middle east. follow @annafifield






teen fatally strangles mom during fight over meds: cops


norcross, ga. — police in georgia have arrested a 16-year-old who they say strangled his mother after the two argued about his taking his medication.gwinnett county cpl. deon washington says the teenager killed his mother tuesday night after the two got into an argument in their apartment in norcross, northeast of atlanta.the victim’s nephew found the woman’s body and police found the suspect near the apartment complex a short time later.police have not released the name of the victim or her son.washington says no one else was inside the home when the dispute happened.share this:






australian pm describes frank call with trump after post reports angry exchange


by: reuters | sydney | published:february 2, 2017 12:32 pm australian prime minister malcolm turnbull said on thursday he had spoken candidly and frankly with u.s. president donald trump, but would not confirm a washington post report that trump had berated him over a refugee swap deal and cut the call short.australian prime minister malcolm turnbull said on thursday he had spoken candidly and frankly with u.s. president donald trump, but would not confirm a washington post report that trump had berated him over a refugee swap deal and cut the call short. the post report said trump had described the call with the leader of australia, one of the united states’ staunchest allies, as “the worst so far”. it e less than a day after washington had sewn confusion in australia after saying it wou






former vice president biden to launch charitable foundation


former vice president joe biden and his wife, jill, on wednesday will launch the biden foundation, a charitable organization with a wide-ranging agenda, including fighting cancer, preventing ual ault, supporting military families and promoting education.the foundation, which is incorporated in delaware but will be headquartered in washington, will provide an avenue for the bidens to champion the same kinds of policies they pursued while serving in the white house.“we look forward to this new chapter where we will continue our work to ensure that everyone — no matter their income level, race, gender, age, or uality — is treated with dignity and gets a fair s at achieving the american dream,” the couple said in a statement.joe biden said in a recent interview with the washington post that he






justice is blindsided - the washington post


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australian pm won’t comment on report of terse trump call


canberra, australia — australia’s prime minister said his country’s relationship with the united states remained “very strong” and refused to comment on a newspaper report on thursday that an angry president donald trump cut short their first telephone call as national leaders.at the heart of the weekend conver ion between trump and prime minister malcolm turnbull was a deal struck with the obama administration that would allow mostly muslim refugees rejected by australia to be resettled in the united states.turnbull declined to comment on reports in the washington post that trump had described the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and accused turnbull of seeking to export the “next boston bombers.”turnbull also would not say whether trump had abruptly ended the expected hour-long conver






a syrian family escaped the war but now is stuck in cairo


cairo — in an unfurnished apartment on the outskirts of cairo, mohamed gabr leaned against the cold wall of an empty room and recalled his journey out of syria. with his house and shop destroyed in the war, gabr, 47, brought his family to egypt and registered with the u.n. refu­gee agency.they arrived with few possessions and soon struggled to put food on the table. gabr’s son, 23-year-old kamal, moved back to syria, where he married and now lives with his in-laws and newborn son.the family’s despair seemed to be ending when the international organziation for migration office in cairo told them that their files had been reviewed and they would be resettled in united states. they spent the next several months meeting with u.s. officials and getting medical check-ups. finally, two months ago






the confederate flag on display, from 1938 to today


public moments featuring the confederate flag.june 21, 2015 a confederate flag is reflected in the window o ift shop that sells them in seligman, ariz.michael s. williamson/the washington postbuy p o






trump reportedly accuses australian pm of seeking to export next ‘boston bombers


president trump reportedly had a fiery conver ion over the weekend with australia’s prime minister over a refugee deal agreed upon under the obama administration.trump reportedly blasted the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and accused prime minister malcolm turnbull of seeking to export “the next boston bombers.”the call went so badly, trump told turnbull that he had spoken to mexican president enrique pena nieto and russia’s vladimir  putin and their call was his “worst so far.”the washington post, citing unidentified senior u.s. officials, reported that trump cut their first call short with prime minister malcolm turnbull after the conver ion turn to a deal that would allow mostly muslim refugees rejected by australia to be resettled in the us.trump reportedly called the agreement “th






fans bail as lauryn hill is 3 hours late for pittsburgh show


pittsburgh — only a fraction of the audience had stuck around when singer- per lauryn hill took the stage in pittsburgh more than three hours late.a disc jockey on the bill, dj motormane, tells the pittsburgh post-gazette (http://bit.ly/2kvn3x0 ) that hill was at heinz hall by 5:30 p.m. to rehearse for tuesday night’s 8 p.m. show, but that her band apparently was delayed by weather.motormane played until about 9:30 p.m. followed by ian paul beaubrun, before hill’s dj took the stage at 10:30 p.m.the newspaper says hill didn’t take the stage until 11:20 p.m., playing until about 1 a.m. for those who stayed instead of requesting refunds.hill’s spokeswoman didn’t immediately comment wednesday.but fans lit up twitter with comments including, “i will never pay to see her again. ever.”___informat






trump’s claim that he did ‘substantially’ better with blacks than other gop pres


(white house)“if you remember, i wasn’t going to do well with the african american community, and after they heard me speaking and talking about the inner city and lots of other things, we ended up getting — i won’t go into details — but we ended up getting substantially more than other candidates who had run in the past years. and now we’re going to take that to new levels.”— president trump, remarks on black history month, feb. 1president trump ranted about “fake news” during an appearance to mark black history month. but he needs to be careful about spreading fake news of his own. [trump rants about ‘fake news’ as he marks african american history month] let’s quickly examine his claim that he ended up “getting substantially more” from black voters than other gop presidential candidates






steve harvey in talks with 'scandal' fixer to reverse the damage


embattled entertainer steve harvey is working to mend his image following on-air joke demeaning asian men and an ill-advised meeting with the highly divisive president. a source close to the situation tells confidential that handlers for harvey have been in contact with crisis control expert judy smith, the real-life fixer upon whom the tv show “scandal” is based. smith, one of the best in the business, has been linked to scandals involving infamous white house intern monica lewinsky, disgraced tv host paula deen, supreme court justice clarence thomas, former nfl star michael vick and tax cheat wesley snipes. harvey apologized jan. 17 for implying that neither black nor white women find asian men attractive on his eponymous show, which will end its five-season run in may. he plans to retu






australian pm won’t comment on report of terse trump call


canberra, australia — australia’s prime minister said his country’s relationship with the united states remained “very strong” but refused to comment on a newspaper report on thursday that an angry president donald trump cut short their first telephone call as national leaders.at the heart of the weekend conver ion between trump and prime minister malcolm turnbull was a deal struck with the obama administration that would allow mostly muslim refugees rejected by australia to be resettled in the united states.turnbull declined to comment on reports in the washington post that trump had described the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and accused turnbull of seeking to export the “next boston bombers.”the boston bombers refer to tamerlan and dhozkar tsarnaev, u.s. citizens born in kyrgyzstan






donald trump’s supreme court ‘survivor’ reaches a dramatic conclusion


if the suspense building ahead of president trump's supreme court announcement seemed familiar, then you might be a fan of reality television. (gillian brockell/the washington post)the season finale of "supreme court: donald trump edition" was — if i'm being honest — a little anticlimactic.trump announced tuesday night that he had selected colorado appeals court judge neil gorsuch to fill the seat left vacant by the death of antonin scalia 11 months ago. in the run-up to trump's prime-time announcement, which was carried live by every network, most of the reporting pointed to gorsuch as the pick — with most people hedging their bets only because trump is, well, trump.but, if trump's pick for the court wound up being predictable and traditional, the path that led to the gorsuch pick was any






kerry washington, kickin' it at 40!


muwaaaah! kerry washington, harvard university's hasty pudding theatricals' 2016 woman of the year, gets some love from actors robert fitzpatrick, left, and david sheynberg, as she is paraded through the streets of harvard square, in bridge, m . elise amendola, ap






the day ‘wardrobe malfunction’ entered our vocabulary


janet jackson, left, covers her breast after her “wardrobe malfunction” during the halftime performance with justin timberlake at super bowl viii in houston in 2004. (awout david phillip/ap)if your memory is foggy, it’s understandable, because all anyone was talking about even before the last play was a sighting of janet jackson’s breast. performer justin timberlake ripped off a piece of jackson’s costume, exposing her right breast, which was adorned with a silver-colored, sunlike ring. cbs quickly issued a statement, the washington post reported the next day, saying: “the moment did not conform to cbs broadcast standards, and we’d like to apologize to anyone who was offended.” nfl executive vice president joe browne said that mtv, which produced the halftime show, was “unlikely” to do so






trump blasted australian prime minister during ‘worst call by far’


president trump reportedly blasted the australian prime minister during a phone call between the leaders of the two longtime allies.malcolm turnbullgetty imagestrump told australian leader malcolm turnbull that the conver ion was “the worst call by far” among talks with various world leaders that day and ended the scheduled hour-long conver ion after just 25 minutes, according to the washington post.trump was reportedly incensed that the prime minister expected him to abide by an obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from australia.“this is the worst deal ever,” trump told turnbull in the call, adding that the country was trying to send the “next boston bombers” into the us.turnbull has been supportive of president trump in statements since the election.the official whit






beyoncé is pregnant with twins


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msg, sny will allow customers to stream live sports


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blac chyna shows kim k. who’s ‘queen’


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bobby cannavale finally shows off his son


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pregnant beyoncé to perform at the grammys


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celebrities from refugee families | page six


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these people pay $75k a year for wild monthly parties


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‘blessed’ beyoncé sure knows how to make a pregnancy announcement


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celebs choose sides for the super bowl


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shakira turns 40: her iest pics through the years


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the day in p os: feb. 1, 2017


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31 percent of people say travel ban makes them feel ‘more safe’


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alan thicke’s son recalls final moments with his father


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chrissy teigen makes y sports illustrated comeback


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sherri shepherd is doling out cash, but not love for surrogate son


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jessica chastain’s carb comfort food and more star snaps


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pet snake gets stuck in woman's stretched earlobe


an oregon woman’s post about how her pet snake’s curiosity landed her in the emergency room has quickly gained steam on social media. ashley glawe, who has since recovered from the january incident, shared that she was playing with her pet snake when it poked its head through her stretched earlobe and be e stuck.glawe said the ball python snake, named bart, was too big to fit all the way through her lobe, and she was unable to extract it on her own. glawe further explained that she wears gages in her earlobes but had taken them out.“by far one of my #craziest life moments!” glawe wrote in the jan. 23 facebook post. “went to the #emergencyroom because my #ballpython #python #snake decided to get #stuck in my #gauged earlobe!”a friend informed concerned commenters that doctors at portland ad






brexit briefing: trainspotting, white papers and empty dance floors


“you’ll be aware of the article in january in the huffington post quoting trade groups and businesses saying your department was hiring third rate people, and people were running around like headless chickens trying to get civil servants into place”, perkins said.“i thought that particular article was ill informed and i thought rather insulting to our staff,” fox replied, before adding: “i don’t like when articles like that talk about the skilled staff we have already working in whitehall as ‘second rate’.”“third rate actually,” perkins helpfully interjected.“yes, third rate, giving huffington post the benefit of the doubt, which is not something i would usually do,” replied fox.






hff arranges financing for hanover post oak


p o: hff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1the hanover co. completed the 30-story hanover post oak apartment building in december 2014.the hanover co. completed the 30-story hanover post oak apartment building in december 2014. p o: hff hff arranges financing for hanover post oak1 / 1back to galleryhff has arranged fixed-rate financing for hanover post oak, a 355-unit high-rise apartment building near post oak and san felipe.the hanover co. completed the 30-story building at 1750 sky lark lane in december 2014. the project, north of the galleria, has floor plans from one to three bedrooms with an average size of 1,060 square feet.related: houston's standout apartment communitiescortney cole, scott galloway and dustin selzer secure the 10-year, fixed-rate loan for hanover. hff also recent