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Comey Cited as ‘Insubordinate,’ but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton 14 Jun 10:17pm Updated Comey Cited as ‘Insubordinate,’ but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
An inspector general report gives President Trump new ammunition to criticize the F.B.I., but it does not fit into his theory that agents conspired to help Hillary Clinton.
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News Analysis: Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts His Narrative 14 Jun 9:56pm News Analysis: Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts His Narrative
A 500-page report, the most comprehensive look at the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, reflected a messier reality than the story line promoted by the White House.
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Comey Often Thought He Knew Best. That May Have Hurt the F.B.I. 14 Jun 9:03pm Updated Comey Often Thought He Knew Best. That May Have Hurt the F.B.I.
A Justice Department report that is highly critical of James B. Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation has cast a shadow over his legacy as a top law enforcement official.
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Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers 14 Jun 8:57pm Updated Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers
The company introduced new policies in response to criticism of its role in the 2016 election, but news outlets say journalism can now be mislabeled political content.
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House Immigration ‘Compromise’ Would Mean Sweeping Changes 14 Jun 8:19pm House Immigration ‘Compromise’ Would Mean Sweeping Changes
A proposed compromise up for a House vote next week would make hard-line changes to the legal immigration system in exchange for protections for young immigrants.
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Trump Expected to List China Tariffs, Potentially Reigniting Trade War 14 Jun 7:25pm Trump Expected to List China Tariffs, Potentially Reigniting Trade War
The White House may phase in tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods as the United States tries to continue negotiations.
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N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation 14 Jun 7:22pm Updated N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump’s foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.
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Candidate for Georgia Governor Bought Condo From Lobbyist 14 Jun 6:40pm Updated Candidate for Georgia Governor Bought Condo From Lobbyist
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the leading Republican in the race, profited off the sale of a high-rise apartment he purchased from a longtime lobbyist.
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Democrats Find Vindication, and New Agony, in Report on Comey 14 Jun 6:37pm Democrats Find Vindication, and New Agony, in Report on Comey
Hillary Clinton supporters saw the report on James Comey as proof the F.B.I. wronged her in 2016. “It’s disappointing and infuriating,” one ally said.
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Top Agent Said F.B.I. Would Stop Trump From Becoming President 14 Jun 6:09pm Updated Top Agent Said F.B.I. Would Stop Trump From Becoming President
In texts to a colleague, the agent overseeing the Trump investigation repeatedly expressed anti-Trump political views.
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U.S. Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes 14 Jun 5:46pm Updated U.S. Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes
“We are going to get the complete denuclearization,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “Only then will there be relief from sanctions.”
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14 Jun 5:36pm Fact Check of the Day: Republicans Misplace Blame for Splitting Families at the Border
The White House and prominent Republicans in Congress cited a 1997 court settlement to justify separating migrant children from parents who illegally enter the United States. But the settlement did not require the government to break up families, and the practice has spurred protests against the Trump administration, a rebuke from the United Nations and a court challenge.
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Understanding The Times: How The Times Uses Anonymous Sources 14 Jun 5:05pm Understanding The Times: How The Times Uses Anonymous Sources
The Times’s standards editor explains why we sometimes allow sources to go unnamed.
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Bank Regulator, on the Defensive, Endorses an Obama-Era Approach to Fight Discrimination 14 Jun 4:33pm Bank Regulator, on the Defensive, Endorses an Obama-Era Approach to Fight Discrimination
Pulling back on previous comments, Joseph M. Otting, the comptroller of the currency, said that he does believe that discrimination exists in lending and housing.
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Trump Foundation, Accused of Sweeping Violations, Is Sued by New York Attorney General 14 Jun 3:35pm Updated Trump Foundation, Accused of Sweeping Violations, Is Sued by New York Attorney General
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump’s foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.
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Did Comey Cost Clinton the Election? Why We’ll Never Know 14 Jun 2:03pm Did Comey Cost Clinton the Election? Why We’ll Never Know
Evidence from polls in October 2016 remains frustratingly inconclusive.
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The Donald J. Trump Foundation, Explained 14 Jun 1:57pm Updated The Donald J. Trump Foundation, Explained
Why has President Trump’s charity faced years of legal scrutiny? And what does the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against it mean?
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Comey Cited as Insubordinate, but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton 14 Jun 1:24pm Updated Comey Cited as Insubordinate, but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
An inspector general report gives President Trump new ammunition to criticize the F.B.I., but it does not fit into his theory that agents conspired to help Hillary Clinton.
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New York Attorney General Accuses Trump Charity of Sweeping Violations 14 Jun 1:20pm New York Attorney General Accuses Trump Charity of Sweeping Violations
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump’s foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.
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What to Watch For in Today’s Report on the F.B.I.’s Clinton Emails Investigation 14 Jun 12:50pm Updated What to Watch For in Today’s Report on the F.B.I.’s Clinton Emails Investigation
The report, by the Justice Department’s inspector general, is highly anticipated, not least by President Trump.
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N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Self-Dealing 14 Jun 12:35pm Updated N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Self-Dealing
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump’s foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Political Apparel at Polling Places 14 Jun 12:07pm Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Political Apparel at Polling Places
In a 7-to-2 decision, the court said a Minnesota law did not give voters clear guidance on what T-shirts and buttons were barred.
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Pence Reaches Out to Evangelicals. Not All of Them Reach Back. 14 Jun 11:39am Updated Pence Reaches Out to Evangelicals. Not All of Them Reach Back.
The vice president’s appearance at a large convention of evangelical pastors drew effusive praise from many attendees, but others complained it was overtly political.
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Senators Ask White House Economists to Turn Over Tariff Findings 14 Jun 10:29am Senators Ask White House Economists to Turn Over Tariff Findings
Two senators have asked President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers to turn over an analysis that shows the administration’s tariffs would slow economic growth.
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Congressman Steve King Retweets a Nazi Sympathizer 14 Jun 8:53am Updated Congressman Steve King Retweets a Nazi Sympathizer
The Iowa Republican drew criticism after sharing an anti-immigrant tweet by Mark Collett, who has described himself as an admirer of Hitler.
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Fed Raises Interest Rates and Signals 2 More Increases Are Coming 14 Jun 8:24am Updated Fed Raises Interest Rates and Signals 2 More Increases Are Coming
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said the economy had strengthened significantly since the 2008 financial crisis and was approaching a “normal” level.
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Republicans in Primaries Absorb Lesson: Cross Trump at Their Peril 14 Jun 8:22am Updated Republicans in Primaries Absorb Lesson: Cross Trump at Their Peril
After a series of contests in which loyalty to President Trump was a clear litmus test to voters, Republicans are reckoning with his transformation of the party.
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Teenager Threatened to Murder Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, U.S. Says 14 Jun 7:59am Updated Teenager Threatened to Murder Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, U.S. Says
A series of threats against two high-profile politicians and rallygoers at the March for Our Lives has led to the arrest of a Maryland man of felony charges.
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What to Watch For in Today’s Report on the F.B.I.’s Hillary Clinton Investigation 14 Jun 6:57am Updated What to Watch For in Today’s Report on the F.B.I.’s Hillary Clinton Investigation
The report, by the Justice Department’s inspector general, is highly anticipated, not least by President Trump.
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Senate Aide Accused of Lying to F.B.I. Pleads Not Guilty 14 Jun 3:56am Updated Senate Aide Accused of Lying to F.B.I. Pleads Not Guilty
A lawyer for James A. Wolfe also said he had been publicly portrayed by the Trump administration as leaking classified information. He has not been charged with that crime.
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Justice Dept. Watchdog Will Be Tested in Next Chapter of Clinton Investigation Firestorm 14 Jun 3:45am Updated Justice Dept. Watchdog Will Be Tested in Next Chapter of Clinton Investigation Firestorm
The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has navigated a tricky role in Washington while maintaining his independence.
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Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend 14 Jun 3:25am Updated Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend
The connections nurtured by the financier Tom Barrack look to have paid off handsomely for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — and for his business.
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‘Major Disarmament’ Expected in North Korea Within Trump’s First Term, Pompeo Says 14 Jun 3:06am Updated ‘Major Disarmament’ Expected in North Korea Within Trump’s First Term, Pompeo Says
The secretary of state acknowledged that denuclearization would take “some amount of time,” but North Korea has already claimed major concessions from the U.S.
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