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Coast Guard’s Top Officer Pledges ‘Dedicated Campaign’ to Improve Diversity 21 Mar 8:45pm Coast Guard’s Top Officer Pledges ‘Dedicated Campaign’ to Improve Diversity
The commandant said the service, which has struggled to attract minorities, would bolster its efforts, though he admitted the military’s transgender policy could create a challenge.
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Re-emergence of Trump Aide Accused of Abuse Is ‘Deeply Troubling,’ Ex-Wife Says 21 Mar 8:30pm Updated Re-emergence of Trump Aide Accused of Abuse Is ‘Deeply Troubling,’ Ex-Wife Says
After the publication of an op-ed article by Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, Jennifer Willoughby wrote that he “has yet to publicly show regret or contrition for his actions.”
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On Washington: Trump’s Attacks on McCain Met With Silence From Many in Senate 21 Mar 7:56pm On Washington: Trump’s Attacks on McCain Met With Silence From Many in Senate
A number of Senate Republicans have refrained from weighing in on the president’s attack on the war hero, wary of antagonizing Mr. Trump and conservative voters.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses 21 Mar 7:51pm Updated Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses
The order links some higher education funds to how colleges enforce free speech rights, a cause célèbre for conservatives who argue their voices have been silenced.
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After Devin Nunes Sues @DevinCow, the Twitter Parody Gains a Half-Million Followers 21 Mar 7:02pm Updated After Devin Nunes Sues @DevinCow, the Twitter Parody Gains a Half-Million Followers
When the California congressman sued Twitter and several users, the cow account had 1,200 followers. It quickly surpassed his own following.
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21 Mar 6:59pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Vice President Season Starts Early for 2020 Democrats
In the On Politics newsletter: Some 2020 Democrats are already thinking past the primaries and publicly mulling who they should choose as a running mate.
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Drug Company Protections Are Latest Stumbling Block for Nafta Rewrite 21 Mar 6:58pm Updated Drug Company Protections Are Latest Stumbling Block for Nafta Rewrite
Democrats say intellectual property provisions in the deal are a boon to the pharmaceutical industry and could undermine their push to make American health care more affordable.
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21 Mar 6:47pm Updated On Politics With Lisa Lerer: V.P. Season Comes Early
Some 2020 Democrats are already thinking past the primaries and publicly mulling who they should choose as a running mate.
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Trump Imposes North Korea Sanctions Amid Stalled Talks 21 Mar 5:54pm Updated Trump Imposes North Korea Sanctions Amid Stalled Talks
The Treasury Department is punishing two Chinese shipping companies for helping North Korea evade sanctions.
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A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments 21 Mar 5:27pm Updated A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments
Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes.
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Use Private Accounts for Official Business, Their Lawyer Says 21 Mar 5:25pm Updated Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Use Private Accounts for Official Business, Their Lawyer Says
Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s use of private email accounts and an unofficial messaging service could violate federal records laws, a House committee chairman said.
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Trump Wants Robert Kraft at White House Super Bowl Celebration Despite Charges 21 Mar 5:01pm Updated Trump Wants Robert Kraft at White House Super Bowl Celebration Despite Charges
Mr. Trump has brushed aside worries about any negative effectthat the Patriots owner’s presence at an official event could have, according to people close to the president.
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Trump Wants U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights 21 Mar 4:59pm Updated Trump Wants U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights
Israel claimed the territory from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed it in 1981 in a move that has never been recognized internationally.
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Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses 21 Mar 4:10pm Updated Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses
The order would link some higher education funds to how colleges enforce free speech rights, a cause célèbre for conservatives who argue their voices have been silenced.
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Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Into Hackers for Hire 21 Mar 3:26pm Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Into Hackers for Hire
Companies that hired former intelligence operatives are selling sophisticated hacking tools to government officials, who in some cases use them for nefarious purposes.
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25 States Are at Risk of Serious Flooding This Spring, U.S. Forecast Says 21 Mar 2:42pm Updated 25 States Are at Risk of Serious Flooding This Spring, U.S. Forecast Says
With flooding already reaching historic levels in parts of the United States, federal scientists warn to expect more throughout the spring.
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Joe Biden Weighing Unique Steps to Reassure Voters Concerned About His Age 21 Mar 1:13pm Joe Biden Weighing Unique Steps to Reassure Voters Concerned About His Age
The former vice president is considering naming a running mate earlier in the primary than is customary, and the possibility of serving only one term.
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21 Mar 11:04am Updated ‘Gone by Tonight’: Trump, Maps in Hand, Predicts the Collapse of ISIS
President Trump updated an earlier assertion that the territory held by the group in Syria was “100 percent” reclaimed, despite reports of continuing fighting.
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For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks 21 Mar 10:07am Updated For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks
Mr. Schultz, a possible presidential contender, is best known for his wildly successful coffee company. But his time as an N.B.A. owner left a very different legacy.
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Bill to Set Terms on Voting Rights for Ex-Felons Is Approved by Florida House Panel 21 Mar 8:56am Updated Bill to Set Terms on Voting Rights for Ex-Felons Is Approved by Florida House Panel
Supporters say the measure is meant to resolve confusion. Opponents contend it would undermine an amendment approved by voters in November.
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Biden Weighing Unique Steps to Reassure Voters Concerned About His Age 21 Mar 8:18am Updated Biden Weighing Unique Steps to Reassure Voters Concerned About His Age
The former vice president is considering naming a running mate earlier in the primary than is customary, and the possibility of serving only one term.
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After Devin Nunes Sues a Parody Cow, It Surpasses Him on Twitter 21 Mar 8:11am After Devin Nunes Sues a Parody Cow, It Surpasses Him on Twitter
When the California congressman sued the account, it had 1,200 followers. That quickly ballooned to 467,000, more than his own following.
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The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams Outmatched by Climate Change 21 Mar 5:00am The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams Outmatched by Climate Change
Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’
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21 Mar 5:00am Beto O’Rourke Went to Iowa. So What Do Iowans Think?
Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, has joined a crowded presidential field. We followed him as he tested his frenetic campaign style in Iowa, where the first caucus votes will be cast in February 2020.
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21 Mar 2:13am On Politics: Fed Says No Rate Increases in 2019
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said interest rates would remain unchanged and provided a fairly downbeat economic assessment.
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Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules 21 Mar 12:17am Updated Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules
The decision could present a threat to President Trump’s agenda to quickly expand oil and gas drilling by offering opponents a roadmap to legal challenges.
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