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Manchester Attack Changes the Conversation for Trump’s Trip

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:20:38 GMT

President Trump met with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday.White House officials said the president’s schedule would proceed as planned, but his interactions with European leaders will be dominated by talk of security and responses to extremism.


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Live Briefing: Former C.I.A. Chief Tells of Concern Over Possible Russia Ties to Trump Campaign

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:32:39 GMT

John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, testified before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday.Several current and former officials were testifying before lawmakers on Tuesday, and even those who were not there to talk about Russia will probably be asked about it.


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Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:27 GMT

Protesters outside the White House this month.Read about how the other side thinks: what’s really behind “Trump derangement syndrome,” the likelihood of impeachment and a progressive argument against “Buy American.”


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Navy SEAL Team Kills 7 Militants in Yemen During Raid, U.S. Says

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:12:56 GMT

It was the first ground raid in Yemen that the military has acknowledged since a Jan. 29 attack in which one Navy SEAL and as many as 25 civilians were killed.



The Key Spending Cuts and Increases in Trump’s Budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:50:38 GMT

The White House has released more details of its federal budget proposal, which includes substantial cuts to Medicaid and other aid for the poor.



Trump Budget Cuts Programs for Poor While Sparing Many Older People

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:14:11 GMT

A participant in the food stamp program shopping for groceries in Rhode Island. President Trump’s budget plan would scale back the program.Food stamps, Medicaid and welfare payments would all be slashed, but Medicare and Social Security retirement income would remain untouched in the proposal.


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Sessions Narrows Trump’s Order Against Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:10:13 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that new conditions might be attached to future grants.A memorandum released by the Justice Department appeared to undercut President Trump’s threats to starve uncooperative localities of all federal funding.


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News Analysis: Trump’s First Budget Works Only if Wishes Come True

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:06:24 GMT

A United States Border Patrol truck near the fence along the Tijuana border. President Trump’s budget calls for $2.6 billion to bolster border security and begin work on a wall along the border with Mexico.President Trump’s first budget promises booming economic growth, sharp tax cuts and an end to federal deficits. Experts say it’s too good to be true.


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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:47:40 GMT

Workers at the Government Publishing Office preparing the 2018 budget to be bound last week in Washington.The package calls for spending more than $2.6 billion for border security — including $1.6 billion to begin work on a border wall — and slashing more than $800 billion from Medicaid.


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White Collar Watch: Fifth Amendment Makes it Hard to Build a Case Against Flynn

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:06:17 GMT

Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, has refused to turn over documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee.The special counsel investigating the Russia matter must find an end-run to obtain documents that Michael T. Flynn refuses to turn over.


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Trump Meets With Abbas, but Progress on Peace Remains Elusive

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:35:36 GMT

President Trump with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday.The U.S. president offered no vision of what such a deal would look like or even the process he would take to achieve it.


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Billy Bush, Former ‘Today’ Host, Plans Comeback After Lewd Trump Recording

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:34:26 GMT

Billy Bush in 2014.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Bush said he had “changed in a way that I think will make me better at my job” and described difficult conversations with his family.


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White Collar Watch: Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:26:09 GMT

The former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, left, with his predecesssor, Robert S. Mueller III, in 2013. Mr. Mueller has been appointed as special counsel to investigate possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.Legal fees required to deal with the investigation into Russian involvement in the election will be steep. Many of those connected to it may not be able to afford them.


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Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder ‘Patent Trolls’

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:22:38 GMT

The court placed tight limits on where patent lawsuits may be filed, a blow to companies that buy patents to demand royalties and sue for damages.



Take a Number: Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:34:02 GMT

Customers at a mall kiosk of Sunshine Health and Life Advisors, a company that helps with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, in Miami last November.The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act.


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Officials Decline to Call Fatal Stabbing of Black Student a Hate Crime

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:41:10 GMT

A group gathered at a candlelight vigil at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Sunday.Maryland law enforcement urged patience and said they would not determine whether to call the killing a hate crime until after a homicide investigation.


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Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About Russia Ties, Letter Says

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:09:53 GMT

Michael T. Flynn at Trump Tower in Manhattan in January. His rejection of a subpoena from senators puts him at risk of being held in contempt of Congress.His failure to disclose income from Russian and Turkish sources, and his apparent attempt to mislead the Pentagon, could put Mr. Flynn in legal jeopardy.


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Trump Seeks Delay of Ruling on Health Law Subsidies, Prolonging Uncertainty

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:49:12 GMT

An examination room at a health center in Blacksville, W.Va., in March.The request could further destabilize insurance markets just as insurers are developing rates and deciding whether to participate in 2018.


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Who is Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee County? A Brief Guide

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:48:48 GMT

David A. Clarke Jr. in April after speaking at a National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta.Sheriff Clarke has said the Trump administration is considering him for a Homeland Security job. He has been polarizing for his jail’s treatment of inmates, his role as a commentator and accusations of plagiarism, which he denies.


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Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:23:52 GMT

North Carolina state senators reviewing congressional district maps during a legislative session in February 2016 in Raleigh. The session was called after a Federal District Court decision ordering that the maps be redrawn to address racial gerrymandering in the previous versions drawn after the 2010 census.The Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers had violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing the congressional districts.


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White House Moves to Block Ethics Inquiry Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:58:38 GMT

Walter M. Shaub Jr., the head of the Office of Government Ethics, in his office on Monday. The White House has challenged Mr. Shaub’s authority to demand information on former lobbyists now working for the government.The Trump administration has disputed the authority of the top ethics watchdog to request the names of former lobbyists working in the White House or federal agencies.


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Caught in White House Chaos, Justice Dept. Official Seeks Neutral Ground

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:58:23 GMT

Rod Rosenstein met with Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner at an Intelligence Committee office on May 11 in Washington.Rod J. Rosenstein’s naming of a special prosecutor in the Russia investigation is typical of how the deputy attorney general addresses tough situations, friends and allies say.


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Ivanka Trump Swayed the President on Family Leave. Congress Is a Tougher Sell.

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:02:53 GMT

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, on Friday on the South Lawn of the White House.As Ms. Trump tries to leave an imprint with a plan that cuts against Republican orthodoxy, a buzz saw will surely await. The question is how big it will be.


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Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:16:56 GMT

Juan Guerrero, right, and Joseph Waseme securing materials on a truck bed at a Roofers Supply lot in Salt Lake City. The company needs at least 15 more drivers to meet demand, but has had trouble finding workers.In Utah, the 3.1 percent jobless rate has helped drive up wages, and the biggest problem is no longer a dearth of jobs but of people to do them.


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Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:05:25 GMT

An image distributed by the North Korean government showing the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, visiting a missile test center in North Pyongan Province. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile.The United States has been trying to sabotage North Korea’s missile program. President Trump must decide what to do next.


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