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From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered 18 Jul 9:08pm Updated From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered
Weeks before taking office, Donald J. Trump learned of highly sensitive intelligence about Russian election interference, but he has done all he can to suggest other explanations for the hacks.
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Sinclair Tries to Appease F.C.C., but Its Tribune Bid Is Challenged 18 Jul 8:43pm Updated Sinclair Tries to Appease F.C.C., but Its Tribune Bid Is Challenged
The TV operator said it would sell off two stations through an independent trust. That was not enough to satisfy the Federal Communications Commission chairman’s concerns.
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Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry 18 Jul 7:29pm Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry
Facebook’s chief executive had said in an interview that false and “deeply offensive” conspiracy theories alone were not enough to get someone barred from the site.
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Reporters, Facing a Hostile White House, Try a New Tactic: Solidarity 18 Jul 7:13pm Reporters, Facing a Hostile White House, Try a New Tactic: Solidarity
At a West Wing briefing, a reporter from The Hill ceded the floor to an NBC correspondent as Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to move things along.
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Trump Endorses Brian Kemp Over Casey Cagle in Georgia Governor’s Race 18 Jul 7:01pm Updated Trump Endorses Brian Kemp Over Casey Cagle in Georgia Governor’s Race
Either Mr. Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, or Mr. Cagle, its lieutenant governor, will face Stacey Abrams in the November election.
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18 Jul 6:54pm Updated Fact Check of the Day: Kudlow Overstates American, Chinese and European Tariffs
Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser, cherry-picked and exaggerated statistics about Chinese and European tariffs and claimed that the United States is the world’s “lowest-tariff country.”
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Two Lawsuits Against Ohio State Keep Jim Jordan in the Cross Hairs 18 Jul 6:50pm Updated Two Lawsuits Against Ohio State Keep Jim Jordan in the Cross Hairs
The suits say school officials covered up sexual abuse by a team doctor; one mentions Representative Jim Jordan, who has denied claims that he ignored such misconduct.
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U.S. Opens Inquiry Into Uranium Imports in Sign That Trade War Is Spreading 18 Jul 6:20pm Updated U.S. Opens Inquiry Into Uranium Imports in Sign That Trade War Is Spreading
The Trump administration cited national security concerns in announcing that it was starting an investigation into imported uranium ore, a key ingredient in America’s nuclear arsenal.
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Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry 18 Jul 6:12pm Updated Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry
Facebook’s chief executive had said in an interview that false and “deeply offensive” conspiracy theories alone were not enough to get someone barred from the site.
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18 Jul 6:05pm Trump Appears to Say Russia Is No Longer Targeting U.S. White House Says He Was Answering a Different Question.
“There’s been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia,” President Trump said Wednesday.
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Consumer Bureau Nominee Could Face ‘Bumpy Ride’ Over Lack of Experience 18 Jul 5:50pm Updated Consumer Bureau Nominee Could Face ‘Bumpy Ride’ Over Lack of Experience
Kathleen Kraninger, who has little experience with the consumer finance products and businesses that the watchdog agency was created to police, will be grilled by lawmakers on Thursday.
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Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Holocaust Comments After Outcry 18 Jul 5:07pm Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Holocaust Comments After Outcry
Facebook’s chief executive attempted to clarify himself after an outcry online about his interview with Recode.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Holocaust Comments Cause Outcry 18 Jul 4:47pm Mark Zuckerberg’s Holocaust Comments Cause Outcry
Facebook’s chief executive said Holocaust denial, false Sandy Hook claims and other conspiracy theories, however “deeply offensive,” were not enough to get barred.
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18 Jul 4:40pm Is Russia Targeting the U.S.? Trump Appears to Say ‘No.’
Hours later, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that President Trump was answering a different question.
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Sinclair, Trying to Appease F.C.C., Adjusts Bid for Tribune 18 Jul 4:17pm Sinclair, Trying to Appease F.C.C., Adjusts Bid for Tribune
The TV operator said it would sell off two stations through an independent trust. It’s not clear if that will satisfy the Federal Communications Commission chairman’s concerns.
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Martha Roby Won. Here’s How Other Pro- and Anti-Trump Republicans Are Faring. 18 Jul 3:39pm Updated Martha Roby Won. Here’s How Other Pro- and Anti-Trump Republicans Are Faring.
One question has made and broken Republican campaigns so far this year: To embrace President Trump, or to oppose him?
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As ISIS Fighters Fill Prisons in Syria, Their Home Nations Look Away 18 Jul 3:17pm Updated As ISIS Fighters Fill Prisons in Syria, Their Home Nations Look Away
On a rare tour of prisons for Islamic State suspects from nearly 50 countries, a Times reporter watched their jailers try to secure them humanely — but for how long?
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Russia Is No Longer Targeting U.S., Trump Says. White House Says He Was Answering a Different Question. 18 Jul 2:49pm Updated Russia Is No Longer Targeting U.S., Trump Says. White House Says He Was Answering a Different Question.
“There’s been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia,” President Trump said Wednesday.
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Russia Is No Longer Targeting the U.S., Trump Says, Contradicting His Own Intelligence Director 18 Jul 2:28pm Updated Russia Is No Longer Targeting the U.S., Trump Says, Contradicting His Own Intelligence Director
“There’s been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia,” President Trump said Wednesday.
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18 Jul 2:01pm Updated Maria Butina, Suspected Secret Agent, Was in Touch With Russian Intelligence, Prosecutors Say
Ms. Butina was arrested over the weekend in Washington because investigators were concerned that she was about to flee the United States, prosecutors said.
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Trump Says Those at the ‘Higher Ends of Intelligence’ Loved His Remarks With Putin 18 Jul 12:33pm Updated Trump Says Those at the ‘Higher Ends of Intelligence’ Loved His Remarks With Putin
The president also suggested that “haters” were angry that he got along with the leader of Russia and “would rather go to war.”
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Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff 18 Jul 9:50am Updated Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff
Ms. Roby, a Republican congresswoman, defeated a primary challenger who assailed her for withdrawing her support for President Trump in 2016.
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Martha Roby Wins Alabama House Runoff After Reconciling With Trump 18 Jul 9:50am Updated Martha Roby Wins Alabama House Runoff After Reconciling With Trump
Ms. Roby, a Republican congresswoman, defeated a primary challenger who assailed her for withdrawing her support for President Trump in 2016.
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Nonfiction: Chris Hayes Reviews Michiko Kakutani’s Book About Our Post-Truth Era 18 Jul 5:00am Nonfiction: Chris Hayes Reviews Michiko Kakutani’s Book About Our Post-Truth Era
“The Death of Truth” looks at “the age of Trump” — and shudders.
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Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright 18 Jul 2:05am Updated Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright
Ms. Roby, who has held her seat in Congress since 2011, came up short during a June primary. She faces Mr. Bright, a former mayor of Montgomery (and a former Democrat) in a runoff on Tuesday.
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After Putin Meeting, Trump Voters Mostly Dig In. But Cracks Are Showing. 18 Jul 12:45am Updated After Putin Meeting, Trump Voters Mostly Dig In. But Cracks Are Showing.
President Trump has said his admirers will stand by him through anything. Now, a stunning news conference with the Russian president has provided a singular test case.
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