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Divided Democrats Step Back From Assault Weapons Ban 11 Sep 11:06pm Updated Divided Democrats Step Back From Assault Weapons Ban
Democrats in Congress have made a calculated decision not to call for a ban to be included in an emerging package of gun control measures.
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Trump Pressed Top Aide to Have Weather Service ‘Clarify’ Forecast That Contradicted Trump 11 Sep 10:13pm Updated Trump Pressed Top Aide to Have Weather Service ‘Clarify’ Forecast That Contradicted Trump
At the president’s request, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the Weather Service say it was wrong to refute the president so categorically.
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‘If I’m Sent Back, I Will Die’: Sick Immigrants Tell Their Stories to Congress 11 Sep 9:35pm ‘If I’m Sent Back, I Will Die’: Sick Immigrants Tell Their Stories to Congress
The immigrants are in limbo as the Trump administration weighs their deportation after the elimination of a program that had enabled them to receive lifesaving medical care.
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Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Easing Iranian Sanctions to Spur Nuclear Talks 11 Sep 9:18pm Updated Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Easing Iranian Sanctions to Spur Nuclear Talks
Asked whether he would consider relaxing the penalties if that would ease the path to a meeting, President Trump said, “We’ll see what happens.”
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Beyond Ending Trump’s Policies, Democrats Largely Skirt Questions About Their Immigration Plans 11 Sep 8:42pm Updated Beyond Ending Trump’s Policies, Democrats Largely Skirt Questions About Their Immigration Plans
The Democrats seeking the White House despise President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, but they would rather not discuss their own proposals.
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California Approves Statewide Rent Control to Ease Housing Crisis 11 Sep 8:34pm Updated California Approves Statewide Rent Control to Ease Housing Crisis
The measure, affecting millions of tenants, is the biggest step in a nationwide surge of initiatives to address rising costs and homelessness.
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At the Pentagon, Trump Remembers 9/11 in His Own Way 11 Sep 8:31pm Updated At the Pentagon, Trump Remembers 9/11 in His Own Way
President Trump’s tone on Wednesday morning underscored how he maintains an awkward connection to the memory of an epochal American tragedy.
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Supreme Court Backs New Trump Asylum Restrictions 11 Sep 8:13pm Updated Supreme Court Backs New Trump Asylum Restrictions
The policy requires many Central American migrants to seek and be denied asylum in another country before applying in the United States.
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Trump Drafts Executive Order Increasing Postal Service Inspections for Fentanyl 11 Sep 7:14pm Updated Trump Drafts Executive Order Increasing Postal Service Inspections for Fentanyl
The executive order would increase inspections of packages, in an effort to crack down on shipments of counterfeit goods and drugs from nations including China.
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With Trump Hungry for Credit, Advisers Brag About North Carolina Win 11 Sep 7:10pm Updated With Trump Hungry for Credit, Advisers Brag About North Carolina Win
Officials on the president’s re-election campaign said Dan Bishop’s narrow victory in North Carolina came thanks to Mr. Trump, who told aides he wasn’t getting recognition he felt he deserved.
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Bolton Ouster Underscores a G.O.P. Divided on Foreign Policy 11 Sep 5:41pm Updated Bolton Ouster Underscores a G.O.P. Divided on Foreign Policy
A jarring stretch of presidential announcements has laid bare the divide among Republicans on foreign policy, pitting hawkish conservatives against an anti-interventionist flank.
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Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council 11 Sep 2:45pm Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council
William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the White House. 
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Trump Drafts Executive Order Requiring Postal Service to Inspect for Fentanyl 11 Sep 2:17pm Trump Drafts Executive Order Requiring Postal Service to Inspect for Fentanyl
The executive order would increase inspections of packages, in an effort to crack down on shipments of counterfeit goods and drugs from nations including China.
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Trump Drafts Executive Order Telling Postal Service to Inspect for Fentanyl 11 Sep 2:11pm Trump Drafts Executive Order Telling Postal Service to Inspect for Fentanyl
The executive order would increase inspections of packages, in an effort to crack down on shipments of counterfeit goods and drugs from nations including China.
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Trump Drafts Order to Curb Foreign Contraband as China Talks Stagnate 11 Sep 1:59pm Trump Drafts Order to Curb Foreign Contraband as China Talks Stagnate
The executive order would increase inspections of packages, in an effort to crack down on shipments of counterfeit goods and drugs from nations including China.
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Five Policy Clashes Between John Bolton and President Trump 11 Sep 1:36pm Five Policy Clashes Between John Bolton and President Trump
John R. Bolton, a national security hawk, and President Trump disagreed on how to approach a number of international issues.
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They Meet at Last: Biden-Warren Matchup Is Main Event in Debate 11 Sep 1:35pm Updated They Meet at Last: Biden-Warren Matchup Is Main Event in Debate
Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden arrive at Thursday’s forum with contrasting styles and policies — tensions that will be laid bare as they appear onstage together for the first time.
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Dan Bishop, North Carolina Republican, Wins Special Election 11 Sep 12:26pm Updated Dan Bishop, North Carolina Republican, Wins Special Election
Mr. Bishop’s narrow victory over Dan McCready in a conservative district demonstrated warning signs for President Trump in 2020.
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After String of Mass Shootings, Democrats Begin New Push for Gun Control 11 Sep 12:24pm Updated After String of Mass Shootings, Democrats Begin New Push for Gun Control
The fate of the Democrats’ proposals, and of the broader effort to enact gun safety measures, remains murky amid uncertainty about where President Trump stands.
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White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump 11 Sep 12:22pm Updated White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ position.
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Trump Delivers Tributes and Threats at 9/11 Ceremony 11 Sep 11:56am Updated Trump Delivers Tributes and Threats at 9/11 Ceremony
At the Pentagon, President Trump remembered the victims of the terrorist attacks 18 years after hijackers killed thousands of Americans.
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Bolton Ouster Underscores a GOP Divided on Foreign Policy 11 Sep 11:46am Bolton Ouster Underscores a GOP Divided on Foreign Policy
A jarring stretch of presidential announcements has laid bare the divide among Republicans on foreign policy, pitting hawkish conservatives against an anti-interventionist flank.
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California Rent Control Bill Advances, Fueled by Housing Crisis 11 Sep 11:10am Updated California Rent Control Bill Advances, Fueled by Housing Crisis
Millions of tenants would be covered by a measure championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first year in office. Final approval could come Wednesday.
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NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists 11 Sep 11:00am Updated NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists
The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders.
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A Q&A With Jon Ossoff, Who Wants to Turn Georgia Blue 11 Sep 10:01am A Q&A With Jon Ossoff, Who Wants to Turn Georgia Blue
Two Senate seats will be up for grabs in Georgia in 2020, and Mr. Ossoff is the highest-profile Democrat to enter the ring so far. Can he improve on Stacey Abrams’s playbook?
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Who Could Replace John Bolton? 11 Sep 9:16am Updated Who Could Replace John Bolton?
President Trump is on the hunt for the fourth national security adviser of his presidency. Here is a short list of possibilities.
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Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser 11 Sep 8:44am Updated Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser
President Trump had complained privately in recent months that Mr. Bolton was too hawkish, a tension made worse in recent weeks over Iran and North Korea.
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Pelosi Energizes Battle to Lower Drug Prices 11 Sep 8:26am Updated Pelosi Energizes Battle to Lower Drug Prices
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s draft plan to allow the federal government to negotiate the price of hundreds of drugs will add new urgency to Washington’s effort to fight rising prescription costs.
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11 Sep 5:00am What Can a Star Like Cardi B Do for a Politician Like Sanders?
Celebrities tend to receive more attention than primary candidates. Campaigns have never seemed entirely sure how to use that fact to their advantage.
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A Look at the West Bank Area Netanyahu Vowed to Annex 11 Sep 1:26am Updated A Look at the West Bank Area Netanyahu Vowed to Annex
The Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea are considered strategically vital zones by Israel for security. If Israel annexed them, it would encircle any future Palestinian state in the West Bank.
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With the Faithful at Trump’s North Carolina Rally: ‘He Speaks Like Me’ 11 Sep 12:33am Updated With the Faithful at Trump’s North Carolina Rally: ‘He Speaks Like Me’
Two months after his rally there produced “send her back” chants, the president brought identity politics back to the state.
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Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else 11 Sep 12:30am Updated Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else
As the costs of climate change mount, the country has begun forcing flooded homeowners to move, prompting clashes over what counts as fair.
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Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018 11 Sep 12:17am Updated Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018
The drop, despite a strong economy, was the first since 2009 and at least partly caused by efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act.
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