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Brothers’ keeper

‘This last century has been lacking in spirit,” declares Stephen Page. “We’ve immersed ourselves in power and ownership and wanting to understand, but humans have not...

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Melania Trump Hires White House Chief Usher From the Family Business

Melania Trump has picked the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington to be the chief White House usher...

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Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Health Secretary Tom Price meeting with people from Missouri and elsewhere in the White House on Wednesday to discuss their objections to the Affordable Care Act...

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State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy

The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau...

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Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.

Michael Verardo, who lost his leg in Afghanistan in 2010, spoke during the bill-signing event...

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OSHA to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Mineral at Construction Sites

The Hudson Yards construction site in New York. Under new rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, shipyards and construction sites would be exempt from s...

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A.T.F. Memo Indicates Agents’ Off-the-Books Account Was Against the Rules

Officers from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigating a shooting at a Chicago elementary school this month...

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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program...

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The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing

The White House Correspondents’ Association is pushing back against Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, and his new, less informative briefings...

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White House Press Corps Pushes Back on Changes to News Briefings

The White House Correspondents’ Association president met with Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, on Thursday to discuss the issue...

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When Shots Ring Out From One Ball Field, a Times Reporter Practicing on Another Races to Cover Them

Baseball equipment left at the Eugene Simpson Stadium ball field on June 14 in Alexandria, Va., after Representative Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, and others were sh...

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G.O.P. Senator Rejects Health Bill: ‘It’s Not the Answer’

Senator Dean Heller, Republican of Nevada, announced on Friday that he would not support the current version of the Senate health care bill...

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Values Revealed: The Health Debate Shows What Both Parties Care About Most

In March 2009, President Obama and others listened to Mitch McConnell, then the Senate minority leader, at a White House forum on health care...

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As U.S. Kills ISIS Leaders, a Notorious One Remains Elusive

American officials say they have no concrete evidence on whether the most well-known Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the target of a long manhunt, is alive or dead...

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Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill’s Passage Won’t Support It

Senator Dean Heller, Republican of Nevada, at the White House in March...

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Encounters: YouTube Star Randy Rainbow Brings Sass to His Trump Bashing

Randy Rainbow, the parody-singing, Trump-bashing, unabashedly gay satirist, has nearly 650,000 followers on Facebook...

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Planned Parenthood Battle Could Sway Fortunes of G.O.P. Health Bill

Planned Parenthood’s pink army rallied on Wednesday in Washington. Since the election, the organization has held over 2,200 events, published almost a million petitions and...

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C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage

A YouTube video showed Austin Tice, an American journalist and former Marine who disappeared in Syria in 2012...

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White House Correspondents Unhappy With Limits on News Briefings

The group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, met with Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, on Thursday to discuss the issue to no avail...

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Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path

A construction site near a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan wants Europe to eliminate a 10 percent tariff on Japanese cars...

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Justices Side With Immigrant Who Got Bad Legal Advice

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. outside the Supreme Court this month...

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Trump Indicates Tape Tweet Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony

In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” President Trump also raised questions about the impartiality of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III...

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Trump Indicates Tweet on Tapes Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony

President Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday...

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F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law

Paul Manafort at a meeting in Manhattan in August, days before he resigned as the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump...

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Johnny Depp, Courting Outrage, Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination

“It’s been a while and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”...

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Johnny Depp Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination, Then Apologizes

“It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”...

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HUD Pick Took a Different Path From Her Predecessors

Lynne Patton speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year...

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Big spending program for future

A targeted big spending program for NSW hospitals and schools — funded by asset sales — dominates a state budget released by the Berejiklian government today that is pitch...

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Nancy Pelosi Tells Democratic Critics, ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

The House minority leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, at the Capitol on Thursday...

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U.S. Sends Civilian Team to Syria to Help the Displaced Return Home

Graduates of a police force trained by the United States. They are expected to be deployed in Raqqa when it is retaken...

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Gunman in ‘Pizzagate’ Shooting Is Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, N.C., surrendered to the police in Washington in December...

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Public Health: Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, in the Capitol on Thursday...

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Former State Department Security Officer Accused of Spying for China

The Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va...

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Trudeau on Trump: ‘He Actually Does Listen’

The Canadian prime minister spoke about President Trump, Twitter and Nafta at an event in Toronto organized by The New York Times and the Rotman School of Management of the Un...

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Fact Check: In One Rally, 12 Inaccurate Claims From Trump

President Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday night...

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A Weekend Wedding for Steven Mnuchin

Steven T. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, and his fiancée, the Scottish actress Louise Linton...

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Congressional memo: McConnell’s Calculation May Be That He Still Wins by Losing

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on Thursday after leaving a closed-door meeting on the Senate’s health care bill...

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Man Charged With Stabbing Officer at Airport Had Tried to Buy a Gun, F.B.I. Says

Police officers checked the identification of a man in front of an apartment building in Montreal where the police were searching the Montreal apartment where Amor M. Ftouhi i...

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Man Accused in Stabbing of Police Officer at Airport Had Tried to Buy a Gun, F.B.I. Says

Police checked the identification of a man in front of an apartment building in Montreal where police were searching the Montreal apartment where Ftouhi is believed to have li...

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Mixed Portrait Emerges of Man Charged in Stabbing of Officer

A police dog and its handler searched cars in a parking lot at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., after an officer was attacked on Wednesday...

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

A grizzly bear in Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming...

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U.S. Can’t Revoke Citizenship Over Minor Falsehoods, Supreme Court Rules

Among the Supreme Court’s rulings Thursday was a refusal to grant new trials to seven defendants in a notorious 1984 murder case in Massachusetts...

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Trump Says He Did Not Tape Comey Conversations

President Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday...

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Trump Says He Made No Tapes of Comey Conversations

President Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday...

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Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is the chief author of the Senate’s health care bill...

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8 Figures on Gun Ownership, and Attitudes, in America

Cristiana Verro shopped for guns at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Fla., in 2013...

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Newsbook: 3 Books That Help Explain American-Cuban Relations

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Degree makes you the master

For a new or established teacher finding it hard to gain a permanent position or progress their career, a master of education degree may be the ticket...

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From colony to disaffection

When Malcolm Turnbull made his first official visit to Papua New Guinea in early April, a ­series of gaffes lit up local social media, reinforcing perceptions...

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Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week...

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Trump: 'I Just Don't Want a Poor Person' as Economic Adviser

Speaking in Iowa on Wednesday, President Trump commended Gary D. Cohn, his top economic adviser and a former executive at Goldman Sachs, saying he would keep the world from ta...

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Trump: ‘I Just Don’t Want a Poor Person’ as Economic Adviser

Speaking in Iowa on Wednesday, President Trump commended Gary D. Cohn, his top economic adviser and a former executive at Goldman Sachs, saying he would keep the world from ta...

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The End of the Left and the Right as We Knew Them

Emmanuel Macron greeting people in Paris, in May...

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SA to bring in its own bank levy

Major banks will be hit with a South-Australian based levy to boost the state’s bottom line, as Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has today delivered a pre-election budget centred...

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Growth risks choking capitals

Victoria is the fastest growing state in the nation because of the remarkable population growth in its capital. From congested roads to overcrowded public transport, energy, h...

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Governments must work together

Our cities are growing very fast and decisions made today will have long-lasting consequences for the livability of tomorrow. More people are wanting to live in our big cities...

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Australian dream reinvented

Ben Rooke has moved seven times in the past five years...

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How the Republican Health Bill Would Change Medicaid

The reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines how the Republican health plan aims to roll back a program that insures nearly one in five Americans...

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How the Republican Health Care Bill Would Change Medicaid

The Affordable Care Act expanded access to Medicaid, which covers tens of millions of poor Americans. The Republican health care bill would permanently restructure it. We expl...

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How the G.O.P. Health Bill Would Change Medicaid

The reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines how the Republican health plan aims to roll back a program that insures nearly one in five Americans...

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Stalemate in Albany May End de Blasio’s Control of City Schools

John J. Flanagan, the Senate majority leader, after a meeting with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other legislative leaders in Albany on Tuesday...

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Trump Turns an Iowa Rally Into a Venting Session

President Trump in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday. His mood was buoyant after two special elections a day earlier...

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Police eject anti-Adani coal mine protesters from the Developing Northern Australia conference in Cairns

Police eject anti-Adani coal mine protesters from the Developing Northern Australia conference in Cairns after Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility chairwoman Sharon War...

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New York Lawmakers Push Bills Across Finish Line as Session Ends

State Senator Kevin S. Parker, Democrat of Brooklyn, heading to the Senate chamber on Wednesday...

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Anti-coal activists protest against Adani mine at the Developing Northern Australia Conference in Cairns

Stop Adani Cairns members Zelda Grimshaw and Margaret Pestorius explain how police ejected them from the Pullman Hotel International after protesting against coal mining durin...

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Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, hopes to unveil the contents of Republicans’ health bill on Thursday and pass it next week...

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Trump’s Preferred Candidate Wins Again, This Time in Saudi Arabia

President Trump met in March with Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, center...

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Softball Again Brings Washington Together, for a Night

The annual game between the women of Congress and women who work in the news media was considerably more relaxed than the men’s congressional game last week...

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Softball Brings Washington Together Again, for a Night

Crystal Griner, a Capitol Police officer injured in last week’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice, threw the first pitch at the annual Congressional Women’s So...

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White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill

The battle over the sanctions bill is unfolding two weeks before President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is to meet President Trump at the G-20 summit meeting in Hamburg, German...

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Fact Check: Examining Mitch McConnell’s Claims on Health Care Overhaul

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, at the Capitol on Tuesday. This week, Mr. McConnell argued that the drafting of the Republican health care plan has not been drast...

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Obama White House Knew of Russian Election Hacking, but Delayed Telling

Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, arrived to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday...

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Congressman’s Shooting Likely a Spontaneous Act, F.B.I. Says

James T. Hodgkinson, outside the Post Office in his hometown, Belleville, Ill., in 2012...

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Fact Check: Fact Check: Is Karen Handel Georgia’s First Female Representative?

Karen Handel spoke on Tuesday night at her victory party in Atlanta...

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Gunman in Lawmaker Shooting Had Photographed Washington Landmarks, F.B.I. Says

James T. Hodgkinson, outside the Post Office in his hometown, Belleville, Ill., in 2012...

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With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline

Mario Schlosser, C.E.O. of Oscar and one of its founders, at a TechCrunch event in New York last month. He wrote in a blog, “We’re confident that when the dust settles, th...

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Who Is Karen Handel, Winner of the Georgia Special Election?

Karen Handel, winner of a special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, on Tuesday...

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With Fewer Homes for Sale, Bidding Wars Erupt in Washington

Daniel Handel and his wife, Laurie Pickard, with their 4-month-old twins, Holly and Owen, at a rental home in Washington on Tuesday. Despite a budget of $700,000, they have ab...

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