On Politics: Paul Manafort Is Said to Be Near a Plea Deal

Paul Manafort is scheduled for trial next week on charges stemming from work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine.

Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today:

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors, people familiar with the case said. [Read the story]

Mr. Trump denied that nearly 3,000 people had died in Hurricane Maria, claiming that Democrats had made up the number to make him look bad. [Read the story]

Safiya Wazir, 27, who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan with her family in 1997, won an upset victory in a Democratic primary for New Hampshire state representative. [Read the story]

Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the…

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