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Democratic Debate Highlights: Candidates Make Forceful Cases for Progressive Policies10m Democratic Debate Highlights: Candidates Make Forceful Cases for Progressive Policies
The first NBC primary debate was moderated by Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, José Díaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow.
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NBC’s Technical Difficulties Lead to an Awkward Pause in the Democratic Debate11m NBC’s Technical Difficulties Lead to an Awkward Pause in the Democratic Debate
Chuck Todd told the audience that the microphones of the previous moderators were still live, scrambling the audio feed.
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Democrats Diverge on Economy and Immigration in First Debate11m Updated Democrats Diverge on Economy and Immigration in First Debate
Elizabeth Warren set the tone for the party’s progressive wing, but others among the 10 candidates were more cautious, and proposed solutions sometimes broke along ideological lines.
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Fact-Checking Night 1 of the 2020 Democratic Debates12m Updated Fact-Checking Night 1 of the 2020 Democratic Debates
New York Times reporters are following the exchanges and providing context around the candidates’ claims.
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Why the Democratic Takeover in New Jersey Is More Civil War Than Progressive Revolution12m Updated Why the Democratic Takeover in New Jersey Is More Civil War Than Progressive Revolution
A chasm between Gov. Philip D. Murphy and more moderate legislators could lead to a government shutdown.
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Trump Criticizes Megan Rapinoe Over Refusal to Visit White House12m Updated Trump Criticizes Megan Rapinoe Over Refusal to Visit White House
The American soccer star had used an obscenity to dismiss the idea of a White House visit if her team won the Women’s World Cup.
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20m Democrats get feisty in final stages of first debate of 2020 campaign
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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Democratic Debate Live Updates: Candidates Make Forceful Cases for Progressive Policies22m Updated Democratic Debate Live Updates: Candidates Make Forceful Cases for Progressive Policies
Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press” and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC are moderating the presidential debate in Miami.
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Photo of Migrants Shocks, but Congress Stalls on Border Aid31m Photo of Migrants Shocks, but Congress Stalls on Border Aid
A photo of a migrant father and his 23-month-old daughter appeared to crystallize the human tragedy at the border, and it was everywhere — on cable, the internet and on the Senate floor.
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38m Updated Democratic candidates jab each other on immigration in emotional exchanges
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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Democratic Debate Live Updates: If Elected, What Would Candidates Do on Day 1?55m Updated Democratic Debate Live Updates: If Elected, What Would Candidates Do on Day 1?
At the beginning of the second hour of the debate, Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press” and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC take over moderating duties.
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1h 5m Updated Senate moves forward with first bipartisan health care plan
A key Senate committee passed a sweeping, bipartisan bill Wednesday, marking the chamber's first effort to address several major health care issues plaguing the nation.
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1h 10m Cory Booker on Gun Control
Mr. Booker, a senator from New Jersey, has put forth a 14-part plan, the most notable piece of which is a gun-licensing program.
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1h 12m Family of slain man sues South Bend and officer who shot him
The family of a black man killed by a white police officer in South Bend, Indiana, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city and the officer involved in the shooting, accusing him of using excessive deadly force.
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1h 24m Updated Canada Signals a Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback
By signing a clean-car deal with California, Canada inserted itself into the high-profile battle over Mr. Trump’s weakening of rules to fight climate change.
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1h 27m Updated How to watch the first Democratic debates: Time, channels, lineup
The first 2020 Democratic presidential debates are here, giving the 20 qualifying candidates the best opportunity to break through the crowded field in front of a national audience.
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1h 42m Julián Castro on Immigration
Mr. Castro, a former housing secretary and San Antonio mayor, was the first Democratic candidate in the 2020 campaign to release an immigration plan.
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1h 49m Updated Democrats focus on economy in opening stages of debate
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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Live Updates: The Economy Dominates the Democratic Debate Early On1h 54m Live Updates: The Economy Dominates the Democratic Debate Early On
A history-making moment for women, a hard-to-recognize presidential candidate and visits to a center for migrant children.
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2h Tim Ryan on Manufacturing Jobs
Mr. Ryan, a congressman from a working-class district in Ohio, wants to create jobs in places whose economies have long depended on the auto industry.
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2h Jay Inslee on Job Creation
The governor of Washington believes that proper investment in a clean energy economy will create 8 million well-paying jobs.
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2h Bill de Blasio on Income Inequality
Many of Mr. de Blasio’s accomplishments as mayor of New York City are tied to closing the wealth gap.
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2h Tulsi Gabbard on Foreign Policy and War
Ms. Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii, has railed against “regime change wars” and warned of a nuclear arms race.
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2h Gabbard and Buttigieg on Their Military Service
Representative Tulsi Gabbard served two combat tours in the Middle East, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg was deployed to Afghanistan as with the Navy. They often cite their service.
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In New Turf War, Treasury Dept. Seeks Control of Secret Service2h Updated In New Turf War, Treasury Dept. Seeks Control of Secret Service
Steven Mnuchin has been lobbying President Trump to support moving oversight of the agency from the Department of Homeland Security.
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Live Updates From Tonight’s First Democratic Debate2h Updated Live Updates From Tonight’s First Democratic Debate
A history-making moment for women, a hard-to-recognize presidential candidate and visits to a center for migrant children.
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2h Former staffer says Duncan Hunter groped her at a party in 2014
A former Capitol Hill staffer said Rep. Duncan Hunter grabbed her behind at a party in downtown Washington in 2014, adding a new element of impropriety alleged against the embattled California Republican, who is charged with using campaign funds to pay for vacations and to finance extramarital affairs.
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2h 10 Democrats get their chance to face voters for the first time
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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2h Updated Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt unveil new pledges in leadership race
Boris Johnson wants a points system for immigrants and Jeremy Hunt would scrap some tuition fee debts.
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2h Updated Woman watched her husband and daughter drown at the Mexican border, newspaper says
A father and daughter lie face down in murky waters littered with reeds and discarded beer bottles. Their heads are wrapped in a black T-shirt -- her tiny right arm draped over his shoulders.
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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s First Democratic Debate2h Updated Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s First Democratic Debate
A history-making moment for women, a hard-to-recognize presidential candidate and visits to a center for migrant children.
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2h Updated Rape allegation against Trump splits GOP women of the Senate
For now, Sen. Joni Ernst is a woman standing alone.
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2h Updated Democratic candidates set to debate in Miami against backdrop of immigration, Iran and climate crises
Democratic voters will get their first chance to take the measure of 10 of the contenders vying to unseat President Donald Trump as they face off in the first of two debates on Wednesday night in Miami.
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3h Updated New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max, sources say
A new flaw has been discovered in the computer system for the Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane downward, according to two sources familiar with the testing, an issue that is expected to further delay the aircraft's return to service.
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3h Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of crimes
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of breaking the law, primarily by alleging without evidence that Mueller illegally destroyed text messages sent by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two former officials worked on the Russia investigation and have been publicly disgraced by their anti-Trump text messages and their extramarital affair.
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Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Border With Fewer Restrictions3h Updated Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Border With Fewer Restrictions
The Republican-controlled Senate rejected a House border bill that reined in Trump immigration policies, then passed its own version with few strings attached.
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​Wednesday’s Democratic Debate: When Is It and What to Watch For3h Updated ​Wednesday’s Democratic Debate: When Is It and What to Watch For
Everything you need to know about the presidential primary debate on NBC.
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Here Are the Lineups for the First 2020 Democratic Debates3h Updated Here Are the Lineups for the First 2020 Democratic Debates
Elizabeth Warren will be in the center on Wednesday night, next to Beto O’Rourke. Does positioning matter? Decide for yourself.
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Weeks of Talks Led a Reluctant Mueller to Testify3h Weeks of Talks Led a Reluctant Mueller to Testify
Mr. Trump repeated false accusations that the special counsel had destroyed text messages by F.B.I. officials critical of the president.
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4h Updated Kushner refuses to say if US backs two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser, refused to say in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer whether the US backs or opposes Israel's annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank or supports a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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The First Democratic Debate: The Scene in Miami, and More4h The First Democratic Debate: The Scene in Miami, and More
Which presidential candidate went unrecognized at the debate site? And which of the 10 Democrats has the best chance of standing out tonight?
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4h Navy exploring perjury charge against witness in trial of Navy SEAL accused of murder
In the wake of bombshell testimony in the trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, prosecutors are now exploring perjury charges against a witness, according to a Navy email obtained Wednesday by CNN.
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Reddit Restricts Pro-Trump Forum Because of Threats4h Updated Reddit Restricts Pro-Trump Forum Because of Threats
The subreddit The_Donald was “quarantined” after users posted threats of violence against police officers and politicians in Oregon, administrators said.
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4h Updated Proposed bill would rescind Medals of Honor given for Wounded Knee massacre
Three members of Congress, including one of the first Native Americans to serve on Capitol Hill, have introduced legislation that seeks to rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded for the Wounded Knee massacre.
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5h Updated Labour anti-Semitism row: Chris Williamson allowed back into party
Chris Williamson was suspended after saying the party had been "too apologetic" over allegations.
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Trump Wants to Cut Regulations That Block New Housing5h Updated Trump Wants to Cut Regulations That Block New Housing
Progressives and conservatives share common goals on this issue, but the details may be harder to agree on.
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5h Pregnant woman apprehended by Border Patrol delivers stillborn child in Texas
A pregnant woman apprehended Monday by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas, delivered a stillborn baby later that same day at a local hospital, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement provided to lawmakers and obtained by CNN.
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Steve Bullock, Locked Out of the Debate, Sees a Path Forward in the 2020 Race5h Updated Steve Bullock, Locked Out of the Debate, Sees a Path Forward in the 2020 Race
Mr. Bullock, the governor of Montana, is trying to make the most of his failure to qualify, holding televised events on both days of the debate.
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6h Senate, House headed for confrontation over border funding bill
Republican Senate leaders said Wednesday they won't negotiate with House Democrats over differences in their chambers' emergency funding bills for the border, essentially daring the House to take or leave the Senate bill, which has bipartisan backing and the expected support of President Donald Trump.
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Here Is the Lineup for the First 2020 Democratic Debates6h Here Is the Lineup for the First 2020 Democratic Debates
Elizabeth Warren will be in the center on Wednesday night, next to Beto O’Rourke. Does positioning matter? Decide for yourself.
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Tory leadership race: Focus falls on immigration and tax 6h Tory leadership race: Focus falls on immigration and tax
The spotlight has fallen on the domestic policies of the two Tory leadership hopefuls.
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6h No. 2 at NRA resigns after being placed on leave
The National Rifle Association's No. 2 official Christopher Cox resigned on Wednesday shortly after he was placed on leave, according to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.
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N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV, and Its No. 2 Official Resigns7h N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV, and Its No. 2 Official Resigns
The N.R.A’s top lobbyist, accused of plotting against its leader, has resigned. The group has also shut down its live broadcasting arm and severed ties with its ad firm.
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7h Updated GOP-led Senate passes border funding bill
Republican Senate leaders said Wednesday they won't negotiate with House Democrats over differences in their chambers' emergency funding bills for the border, essentially daring the House to take or leave the Senate bill, which has bipartisan backing and the expected support of President Donald Trump.
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Here Is the Lineup for the Democratic Debates7h Updated Here Is the Lineup for the Democratic Debates
Elizabeth Warren will be in the center on Wednesday night, next to Beto O’Rourke. Does positioning matter? Decide for yourself.
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7h Senators question FAA nominee on whistleblower retaliation lawsuit
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Aviation Administration is under fire from two Democratic senators after the nominee left out information about a whistleblower lawsuit in his Senate disclosure questionnaire.
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Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Border With Few Restrictions7h Updated Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Border With Few Restrictions
The Republican-controlled Senate rejected a House border bill that reined in Trump immigration policies, then passed its own version with few strings attached.
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7h Updated House panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations
The House Oversight Committee is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday to subpoena testimony from White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway after a federal agency said earlier this month that she should be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits the political activities of federal employees.
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​First Democratic Debate: When Is It and What to Watch For7h Updated ​First Democratic Debate: When Is It and What to Watch For
Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s presidential primary debate on NBC.
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‘Talk Is Meaningless’: Readers Tell Us What They Want From the Debates7h Updated ‘Talk Is Meaningless’: Readers Tell Us What They Want From the Debates
Should the Democratic hopefuls focus on differentiating themselves from one another or stir the imagination on who’s best to go against President Trump in the general election?
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Bill Wehrum, an Author of Trump Administration’s Pro-Coal Rules, to Leave E.P.A.7h Bill Wehrum, an Author of Trump Administration’s Pro-Coal Rules, to Leave E.P.A.
The official, William L. Wehrum, helped to write Trump administration rules weakening climate change protections and supporting the coal industry.
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Queens D.A. Primary Too Close to Call, as Cabán Narrowly Leads Katz8h Updated Queens D.A. Primary Too Close to Call, as Cabán Narrowly Leads Katz
A six-way race was down to two candidates, with absentee ballots likely to decide whether Tiffany Cabán or Melinda Katz wins the Democratic nomination.
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8h Updated 7 key questions Congress needs to ask Robert Mueller
The news broke late Tuesday night: Special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to come to Congress and testify on July 17 about his nearly two-year long investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election and any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
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8h How 21 Democratic Candidates Answered Our Questions Before the Debates
Which candidates believe the next president can stop climate change? How do they see the future of health care, handguns, the Supreme Court and other issues? Here's a quick look at their answers.
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8h Updated Manafort to be arraigned Thursday in NYC on state charges
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be arraigned Thursday afternoon in New York City on state fraud charges, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
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‘My Plan B Is Maybe My Plan A’: Trump Threatens New Tariffs on China8h Updated ‘My Plan B Is Maybe My Plan A’: Trump Threatens New Tariffs on China
President Trump played down the importance of securing a trade deal with Beijing as he prepared to meet with President Xi Jinping of China this weekend.
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9h Updated A climate crisis is unfolding in Florida as Democrats debate
Presidential candidate Jay Inslee was not happy when the Democratic National Committee shot down his request to hold a climate crisis-focused debate.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Liquor Law9h Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Liquor Law
The law barred newcomers to the state from operating liquor stores. The justices based their decision on the 21st Amendment, which ended Prohibition.
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9h Immigration fight heats up before Democratic debate as candidates attack Trump over drowning photo
The perilous conditions migrants coming to the US face captured renewed attention from Democrats running for president on Wednesday, hours before 10 candidates take the stage for the party's first debate in Miami.
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House Panel Subpoenas Kellyanne Conway on Ethics Law Violations10h Updated House Panel Subpoenas Kellyanne Conway on Ethics Law Violations
A House panel voted to subpoena Kellyanne Conway after the White House blocked her from testifying about what a special counsel called her “egregious” violations of ethics law.
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10h Updated How 21 Democrats Answered Our Questions Before the Debates
Which candidates believe the next president can stop climate change? How do they see the future of health care, handguns, the Supreme Court and other issues? Here's a quick look at their answers.
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Supreme Court Limits Agency Power, a Goal of the Right10h Supreme Court Limits Agency Power, a Goal of the Right
Conservatives, who have long complained that federal agencies are treated too deferentially by the courts, said the majority did not go far enough.
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Labour lifts suspension of MP embroiled in antisemitism row10h Labour lifts suspension of MP embroiled in antisemitism row
Labour has lifted the suspension of MP Chris Williamson, who claimed the party had been "too apologetic" about antisemitism.
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Trump Lashes Out After Mueller Agrees to Testify to Congress10h Updated Trump Lashes Out After Mueller Agrees to Testify to Congress
Mr. Trump repeated false accusations that the special counsel had destroyed text messages by F.B.I. officials critical of the president.
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Debates Mark the Starting Line for the Media’s Race Through 202010h Updated Debates Mark the Starting Line for the Media’s Race Through 2020
Millions of Americans start paying attention once the candidates start sparring on national TV, which puts a spotlight on both cringe-worthy gaffes and successful zingers.
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What Happened at the Democratic Debate? Jimmy Fallon Will Let You Know10h Updated What Happened at the Democratic Debate? Jimmy Fallon Will Let You Know
‘The Tonight Show’ joins ‘The Daily Show’ and other late-night programming with more live coverage of a political event than in the past.
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Bill Wehrum, an Architect of Trump Administration’s Pro-Coal Rules, to Leave E.P.A.11h Updated Bill Wehrum, an Architect of Trump Administration’s Pro-Coal Rules, to Leave E.P.A.
The official, William L. Wehrum, helped to write Trump administration rules weakening climate change protections and supporting the coal industry.
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11h Supreme Court gives Marine seeking VA benefits second chance in lower court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a Marine Corps veteran who sought disability benefits for his service-related post-traumatic stress a second chance to prevail in a case that could impact the amount of power federal agencies have.
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Trump’s Inauguration: The Money Behind the Most Expensive Presidential Debut11h Trump’s Inauguration: The Money Behind the Most Expensive Presidential Debut
Watch our new TV show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.
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11h Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee residency requirement for liquor licenses
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee law that requires individuals to live in the state for two years before obtaining a retail license to sell alcohol, a ruling that could give a boost to a large chain of liquor retailers in Tennessee and other states.
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11h Updated Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt divided over Brexit plans
Boris Johnson says the UK must leave on 31 October, but Jeremy Hunt calls this a "fake deadline".
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May to hold talks with Putin at G20 summit in Japan12h May to hold talks with Putin at G20 summit in Japan
Theresa May will hold talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Japan on Friday, Downing Street has said.
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12h Updated Brexit: Force new EU poll on next PM, says Mark Drakeford
The first minister urges MPs to act to ensure the new prime minister holds a further referendum.
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Mueller to Testify to Congress, Setting Up a Political Spectacle12h Mueller to Testify to Congress, Setting Up a Political Spectacle
Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, agreed to testify on July 17, two House panels said after issuing subpoenas to compel his appearance.
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13h Barr strikes playful chord with bagpipes performance at Justice event
Attorney General William Barr took a beat during a conference at the Justice Department Wednesday to flash his ability to play the bagpipes.
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Where in N.Y.C. to Watch the Democratic Debates13h Where in N.Y.C. to Watch the Democratic Debates
Wednesday: Two nights of debates means two nights of watch parties across the city.
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DUP to renegotiate confidence and supply deal with new PM13h DUP to renegotiate confidence and supply deal with new PM
DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she is prepared to work with either Conservative leadership candidate once they become prime minister.
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Where in New York to Watch the Democratic Debates13h Updated Where in New York to Watch the Democratic Debates
Wednesday: Two nights of debates means two nights of watch parties across the city.
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Celebrities Read the Mueller Report, and It’s a Dark Comedy13h Celebrities Read the Mueller Report, and It’s a Dark Comedy
The star-studded performance was surreal and unsubtle, but somehow fitting for a political era of tragedy-as-farce.
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13h Liberal Democrat leadership: Contenders make pitches
Jo Swinson and Ed Davey talk Brexit, austerity and the party's future at a hustings with journalists.
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13h Updated House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on legislation to approve roughly $4.5 billion in aid for the growing crisis at the US southern border -- a vote that will come amid Democratic infighting over the package and a White House veto threat.
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What to Watch for on Night 1 of the Democratic Debates14h What to Watch for on Night 1 of the Democratic Debates
Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s presidential primary debate on NBC.
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It’s Not So Much the Debate. It’s the Days After the Debate.14h Updated It’s Not So Much the Debate. It’s the Days After the Debate.
Dramatic moments aren’t as important as the story lines that become set in the aftermath.
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14h Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago restaurant
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he was spat on by an employee at a Chicago-area restaurant.
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14h PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May on military action
After Jeremy Corbyn uses his PMQs to demand answers on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Theresa May claims: "He never backs Britain."
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14h PMQs: Ian Blackford criticises Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson
In a noisy Commons, the SNP's Ian Blackford shouts his criticism of the two men competing to take over from Theresa May.
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15h PMQs: Corbyn and May on UK arm sales to Saudi Arabia
Jeremy Corbyn ask Theresa May whether she disputes a High Court ruling over the UK government's decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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15h NRA to shut down production of NRATV
The National Rifle Association is shutting down production of its online streaming network, NRATV, according to a spokesman for the gun lobby.
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15h Updated A 2020 Cheat Sheet: How 21 Democrats Answered Our Questions Before the Debates
Which candidates believe the next president can stop climate change? How do they see the future of health care, handguns, the Supreme Court and other issues? Here's a quick look at their answers.
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Should beavers be brought back across England?18h Should beavers be brought back across England?
Beavers were first reintroduced to Scotland in 2009 and a further trial is taking place in England until next year.
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18h Hopes for third Trump-Kim summit revived despite Pyongyang criticism
Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be revived Wednesday even after Pyongyang rebuked Washington over "hostility" that "viciously slandered" the country.
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Worst animal cruelty cases to get higher jail terms20h Updated Worst animal cruelty cases to get higher jail terms
Harsher terms proposed for people found guilty of organising dog fights or neglect of farm animals.
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‘A 10-Person Debate Is a Mess’: Debate Advice for Democrats, From Republicans21h Updated ‘A 10-Person Debate Is a Mess’: Debate Advice for Democrats, From Republicans
Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and others from the crowded, chaotic 2016 Republican race offered tips to Democrats on surviving the debate stage.
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What Will Democrats Look for in Debates? Someone They Can Imagine Onstage With Trump21h Updated What Will Democrats Look for in Debates? Someone They Can Imagine Onstage With Trump
Four years after Donald J. Trump blew up the expectations for how a candidate is expected to behave in a debate, he will loom over the 20 Democrats who take the stage in Miami this week.
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21h Democrats get their man -- Mueller -- for blockbuster hearings
Robert Mueller's long-awaited public testiomony next month will give Democrats their best and perhaps last chance to seize on the Russia scandal to try to inflict a decisive political wound on President Donald Trump.
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21h First Democratic debates mark the real start to the 2020 campaign
It's the moment that Democrats have been anticipating since the tearful trauma of Election Night 2016 -- when their campaign to make Donald Trump a one-term President really begins.
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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.22h Updated A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.
The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family.
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22h Two US service members killed in Afghanistan
Two United States service members were killed in Afghanistan on June 26, the US military announced Tuesday.
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Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees23h Updated Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees
Mr. Mueller, the former special counsel, agreed to testify on July 17, two House panels said Tuesday night after issuing subpoenas to compel his appearance.
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Review: ‘The Investigation’ Makes the Mueller Report a Dark-Comic Indictment23h Updated Review: ‘The Investigation’ Makes the Mueller Report a Dark-Comic Indictment
The star-studded reading was surreal and unsubtle but somehow fitting for a political era of tragedy-as-farce.
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880 Emails Over 6 Weeks: Here’s How 2020 Democrats Portray Themselves23h Updated 880 Emails Over 6 Weeks: Here’s How 2020 Democrats Portray Themselves
We signed up for emails from the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Yes, all of them.
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Canceling Student Loan Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear23h Updated Canceling Student Loan Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear
Plans from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could have unintended consequences.
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23h Netanyahu Presses Superpowers to Remove Iranian Forces from Syria
At a meeting of American, Israeli and Russian national security advisers, the competing regional interests were evident.
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23h Updated Biggest Change in Race in 6 Months: A Name (Buttigieg) Is Now Known
The Democratic primary has been far steadier than many people realize.
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House Approves Border Aid, Seeking to Curb Trump’s Crackdown23h Updated House Approves Border Aid, Seeking to Curb Trump’s Crackdown
House Democrats pushed through $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to address the plight of migrants at the southern border, after leaders quelled a revolt.
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24h Updated Mueller to testify publicly on July 17 following a subpoena
Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly following a subpoena from the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the panels announced Tuesday.
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Brexit: Business group to consider backstop alternatives24h Brexit: Business group to consider backstop alternatives
Businesses and trade unions will consider ways to keep the Irish border open after Brexit.
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24h Updated Two Republican senators say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated while many in GOP stay mum
Two Republican senators said Tuesday the rape allegation made against President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll should be explored to determine the veracity of the allegation against the President -- even as many Senate Republicans sidestepped questions over the matter and defended Trump.
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‘A Constant Game of Musical Chairs’ Amid Another Homeland Security Shake-Up24h Updated ‘A Constant Game of Musical Chairs’ Amid Another Homeland Security Shake-Up
Mark Morgan, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s acting director, will lead Customs and Border Protection, administration officials said Tuesday.
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Queens D.A. Election: How Much Change Do Voters Want?24h Queens D.A. Election: How Much Change Do Voters Want?
As polls for the Democratic primary closed at 9 p.m., voters chose from among six candidates who offered varying views of criminal justice reform.
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Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal25h Updated Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal
Val DiGiorgio was accused of sexual harassment by Irina Goldstein, who ran unsuccessfully for the Philadelphia City Council.
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Judge Rejects Government’s Request to Halt Emoluments Suit Against Trump26h Updated Judge Rejects Government’s Request to Halt Emoluments Suit Against Trump
The Justice Department criticized the ruling, which allows evidence gathering to begin on Friday. An appeal is likely.
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House Democrats Move to Rein In Trump’s Immigration Crackdown27h Updated House Democrats Move to Rein In Trump’s Immigration Crackdown
House Democrats pressed toward a vote on $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to address the plight of migrants at the southern border, as leaders moved to quell a revolt.
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27h Updated Judge says Democrats can begin collecting Trump financial records in emoluments suit
A federal judge told US House and Senate Democrats they can begin collecting financial evidence this week about Donald Trump's businesses for a lawsuit.
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Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as Sarah Sanders’s Successor27h Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as Sarah Sanders’s Successor
Ms. Grisham joined the Trump campaign in 2015 and is one of the last remaining aides from Mr. Trump’s campaign still serving in the White House.
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27h Updated Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds for affairs, prosecutors say
Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pay for extramarital affairs with lobbyists and congressional staffers, prosecutors in California alleged in a court filing Monday.
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27h Updated Analysis: The totally obvious reason why Donald Trump picked Stephanie Grisham
President Donald Trump is not a complicated guy. He likes people who like him. He hates people who don't like him. And he trusts a very small group of people -- mostly members of his own family and a very few aides who have been with him from the start.
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28h Updated Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman for failing to file financial disclosure report after she was fired
The Justice Department is suing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for failing to file a financial disclosure report after she was fired in late 2017.
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28h Updated Analysis: US and Iran showdown goes from terrible to worse
President Donald Trump balked at greenlighting a "cocked and loaded" military strike on Iran last week, but by tightening an already choking sanctions squeeze on the bitter US foe he might merely have selected a slower path to war.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Plan: Expanding Voting Access28h Updated Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Plan: Expanding Voting Access
Ms. Warren is calling for new national standards that would apply to federal elections across the country.
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Revenge porn: Government to review image-based sexual abuse law28h Revenge porn: Government to review image-based sexual abuse law
Campaigners have called for victims to have the same right to anonymity as other sexual offences.
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28h Updated San Francisco passes ban on e-cigarette sales, a US first
San Francisco will become the first US city to effectively ban e-cigarette sales, after the city's board of supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance Tuesday.
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29h Soldiers rescue woman and child on US-Mexico border
Two US soldiers tasked with helping safeguard the US-Mexico border rescued a woman and a her child Thursday, saving the migrant family from drowning as they attempted to cross into the country, the US military said Tuesday.
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29h Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren clash escalates in contest for progressive champion
They will not share a debate stage this week, but that distance is unlikely to cool one of the most intense competitions brewing inside the Democratic primary -- between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who are tangling over who will emerge as the most electable liberal champion.
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29h Kushner says peace deal is needed for Palestinian economic plan to succeed
Pitching his $50 billion proposal to revitalize the Palestinian economy, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner argued Tuesday that his economic proposal will only succeed if there is a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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29h What to watch for as the Supreme Court term ends
In its final couple of days of the term, the Supreme Court will consider two of the most politically charged cases of the term and issue opinions that will give the public the first full glimpse of the impact of the newly solidified conservative majority.
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The Debate Stage Will Be Crowded. Ted Cruz Can Help.29h The Debate Stage Will Be Crowded. Ted Cruz Can Help.
Advice for the Democrats debating in Miami from Republican veterans of 2016.
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29h Your top questions about every Democratic presidential candidate, answered
Google searches for the Democratic presidential candidates are spiking as the candidates gear up for the first two 2020 presidential debates in Miami.
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Toasting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. By the Press. Really.29h Updated Toasting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. By the Press. Really.
“You’d better not say I was here,” said one White House reporter, who attended the awkward drinks at a nearby steakhouse.
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30h David Bellavia, Iraq War veteran, receives Medal of Honor
President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia on Tuesday, making him the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the nation's highest military decoration.
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The House and Senate Have Separate Plans for Border Aid. Here’s What’s Different.30h Updated The House and Senate Have Separate Plans for Border Aid. Here’s What’s Different.
Both chambers have put forward their own versions of legislation that would allocate $4.6 billion and fulfill the Trump administration’s request for funds.
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Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Shake-Up During Migrant Crisis30h Updated Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Shake-Up During Migrant Crisis
As director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mr. Morgan pushed for nationwide raids to deport undocumented families.
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Trump’s Feud With the Fed Is Rooted in Presidential History30h Updated Trump’s Feud With the Fed Is Rooted in Presidential History
From Lyndon Johnson to Richard Nixon, presidents have long had fraught relationships with Fed chairs.
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House Adds New Policy Restrictions Ahead of Border Funding Vote31h Updated House Adds New Policy Restrictions Ahead of Border Funding Vote
House Democrats pressed toward a vote on $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to address the plight of migrants at the southern border, as leaders moved to quell a revolt.
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31h Updated Acting US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders to leave
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders is resigning, he said in a message sent to agency employees Tuesday, amid the dramatic increase in the number of undocumented migrants crossing the border and a fight over how to address it.
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The Debates Are Almost Here31h The Debates Are Almost Here
What we’re watching for in the first debates of the 2020 primary, and a debate night bingo board (or drinking game).
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31h Democrats to meet with US trade representative over USMCA
House Democrats are sticking to their guns this week as talks for President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement begin in earnest.
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Official’s Testimony Adds to Rancor Around Census Citizenship Question31h Updated Official’s Testimony Adds to Rancor Around Census Citizenship Question
The newly released testimony by the Commerce Department’s counsel gave ammunition to Democrats who have accused the Trump administration of trying to skew census results to Republicans’ benefit.
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31h Updated Fed Chair Powell Weighs Whether Cut Will Be Needed as Risks Loom
Mr. Powell underlined the Fed’s insulation from politics and kept the door open for interest rate cuts at a time of trade uncertainty.
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Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Homeland Security Shake-Up31h Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Homeland Security Shake-Up
As director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mr. Morgan pushed for nationwide raids to deport undocumented families.
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Date set for handover of power to Hunt or Johnson31h Date set for handover of power to Hunt or Johnson
A date for the announcement of Britain's next prime minister has been revealed, with the transfer of power expected to be swift.
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32h US Air Force veteran released from captivity in Libya
US Air Force veteran Jamie Sponaugle was released from captivity in Libya this week where he has been held since early May by the Libyan National Army on accusations of being a mercenary, according to US government officials and a source familiar with the matter.
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32h Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana
Illinois is now the 11th state in the United States to legalize the purchase and possession of recreational marijuana.
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Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as White House Press Secretary32h Updated Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as White House Press Secretary
Ms. Grisham joined the Trump campaign in 2015 and is one of the last remaining aides from Mr. Trump’s campaign still serving in the White House.
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MP in tears as she criticises demos against LGBT lessons32h MP in tears as she criticises demos against LGBT lessons
A gay MP broke down in the House of Commons arguing in favour of lessons about same-sex relationships.
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‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult32h Updated ‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult
E. Jean Carroll, a columnist for Elle magazine, said in a CNN interview on Monday that she fought back when Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman fitting room.
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33h Fed Chair Jerome Powell Emphasizes Independence as Trump Attacks Persist
Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell underlined the central bank’s insulation from politics and kept the door open for interest rate cuts as uncertainties loom.
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33h Pompeo says US prepared to remove troops from Afghanistan
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is prepared to remove US forces from Afghanistan, but has not agreed on a timeline.
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33h Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana
Illinois is now the 11th state in the United States to legalize the purchase and possession of recreational marijuana.
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Brexit: John McDonnell warns Labour to must shift policy33h Brexit: John McDonnell warns Labour to must shift policy
Political correspondent Iain Watson explains what went on at a fractious shadow cabinet meeting.
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33h Updated Fed Chair Emphasizes Independence as Trump Attacks Persist
Fed Chairman Jerome H. Powell underlined the central bank’s insulation from politics and kept the door open for interest rate cuts as uncertainties loom.
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Is Cory Booker Too Nice? (and Is That Bad?)34h Is Cory Booker Too Nice? (and Is That Bad?)
The New Jersey senator is a gifted orator with a glittering résumé, but he often pulls back from political infighting. The debates offer him a chance to break out.
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34h Updated House to vote on border aid amid White House veto threat and Democratic infighting
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on legislation to approve roughly $4.5 billion in aid for the growing crisis at the US southern border -- a vote that will come amid Democratic infighting over the package and a White House veto threat.
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Does Cory Booker Lack the Killer Instinct? (and Is That Bad?34h Does Cory Booker Lack the Killer Instinct? (and Is That Bad?
The New Jersey senator is a gifted orator with a glittering résumé, but he often pulls back from political infighting, and his campaign is failing to get traction.
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Jeremy Hunt interview in full34h Jeremy Hunt interview in full
Jeremy Hunt tells the BBC's political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, he is the right person to lead the country.
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Word for word: Hunt BBC interview34h Word for word: Hunt BBC interview
The Tory leadership hopeful talks about trust, Brexit and the importance of the personality of the prime minister.
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35h Updated 100 children moved back to controversial Clint, Texas, facility
Over 100 children have been moved back to a Clint, Texas, border station where independent monitors called conditions "unconscionable," a Customs and Border Protection official said Tuesday.
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35h Updated The Point: Oregon Republicans are hiding -- literally -- rather than vote on a climate bill
For the last week, Republican members of the Oregon state Senate have been in hiding, fleeing the state rather than be forced to vote on a climate bill that would put a hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The goal? To run out the clock until the legislative session ends at the end of the month, robbing majority Democrats -- and the Democratic governor -- of a major priority.
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35h Warren introduces new election security plan
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday released a new election security and voter fraud protection plan aimed to "secure our elections from all threats, foreign and domestic."
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35h Updated How 2020 Democrats are preparing for the first debate
Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Miami this week for the first pair of debates with many hoping to do what only few so far have achieved: score a breakout moment.
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Cory Booker Needs a Breakout Moment. Will He Create One at the Debates?36h Cory Booker Needs a Breakout Moment. Will He Create One at the Debates?
The New Jersey senator is a gifted orator with a glittering résumé, but he often pulls back from political infighting, and his campaign is failing to get traction.
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36h Updated Welcome to Debate Week
In the On Politics newsletter: What we’re watching for in the first debates of the 2020 primary, and a debate night bingo board (or drinking game).
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Boris Johnson: Tory leadership favourite in campaign media blitz36h Boris Johnson: Tory leadership favourite in campaign media blitz
After accusations of hiding away, the frontrunner embarks on a glut of interviews and appearances.
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Canceling Student Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear36h Updated Canceling Student Debt Doesn’t Make Problems Disappear
Plans from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could have unintended consequences.
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We Signed Up for Emails From the 2020 Democrats. Yes, All of Them.36h Updated We Signed Up for Emails From the 2020 Democrats. Yes, All of Them.
Over six weeks, the candidates sent us 880 emails. Let’s just say understatement was in short supply.
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37h Updated Iran accuses US of lying about wanting to resume talks
Iran accused the United States Tuesday of lying about wanting to resume talks between the two countries in the wake of new sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump earlier this week.
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‘Knitting Has Always Been Political’: Ravelry Bans Pro-Trump Content, and Reactions Flood In37h Updated ‘Knitting Has Always Been Political’: Ravelry Bans Pro-Trump Content, and Reactions Flood In
The site’s move set off a firestorm about the role of politics in the crafting world.
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Mayor Pete’s Ties, Kamala’s Pearls, Biden’s Aviators: It’s All Up for Debate37h Updated Mayor Pete’s Ties, Kamala’s Pearls, Biden’s Aviators: It’s All Up for Debate
A breakdown of what the candidates are saying when they aren’t saying anything at all.
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37h Updated US and Iran showdown goes from terrible to worse
President Donald Trump balked at greenlighting a "cocked and loaded" military strike on Iran last week, but by tightening an already choking sanctions squeeze on the bitter US foe he might merely have selected a slower path to war.
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38h 9/11 first responder says Trump meeting can wait until Congress passes bill
A 9/11 first responder said Tuesday that any meeting involving President Donald Trump can wait until the Senate passes a bill extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling to pay its current claims and will run out of funding next year.
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38h Updated How Elizabeth Warren Learned to Fight
She was Betsy to her mother, who expected her to marry. Liz to fellow high school debaters, whom she regularly beat. Now, the lessons of an Oklahoma childhood are center stage in the presidential race.
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39h Updated Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will sit down Tuesday with 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill, following comedian Jon Stewart's high-profile criticism of Congress and his plea for the extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling to pay its current claims.
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Ravelry, a Popular Knitting Site, Bans Pro-Trump Content39h Updated Ravelry, a Popular Knitting Site, Bans Pro-Trump Content
The move set off a firestorm in the knitting world. “If it’s one way, then it should be both ways,” one knitter said. Others thought it was necessary: “In a perfect world, we would just craft.”
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39h Betsy DeVos faces new lawsuit over student debt forgiveness
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing another lawsuit over the department's loan forgiveness program aimed at helping defrauded students.
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#BoJoNoShow: Hunt taunts rival after Sky News debate postponed39h #BoJoNoShow: Hunt taunts rival after Sky News debate postponed
Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has taunted his rival's refusal to take him on in a head-to-head Sky News debate, calling it a BoJoNoShow.
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Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns41h Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns
The UK risks "unravelling" due to Brexit and the "narrow nationalism" of the Tories and SNP, ex-PM says.
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41h Updated US moves 249 migrant children from Texas facility after reports of poor conditions
Nearly 250 migrant children who were held at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas, will be shifted into the Department of Health and Human Services' shelter system by Tuesday following reports of poor conditions at the facility.
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46h Updated Trump considering a visit to Korean DMZ
President Donald Trump is considering a visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea during his scheduled trip to Seoul, South Korea, ahead of the G-20 summit, according to a South Korean government official.
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46h Updated On Politics: Democrats Split on Emergency Migrant Aid
Some Democrats in Congress fear the funds would be used to carry out President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies.
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Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?46h Updated Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?
Donald J. Trump carried several key states on a vow to end manufacturing job losses. That has not happened.
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Trump’s Feud With Federal Reserve Is Rooted in Presidential History47h Updated Trump’s Feud With Federal Reserve Is Rooted in Presidential History
Fed chairs and presidents have long had fraught relationships.
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A New Trump Order May Make More Health Care Prices Public47h Updated A New Trump Order May Make More Health Care Prices Public
The president calls it “a giant step towards a heath care system that is really fantastic.” Experts are less sure.
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