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Trump’s New Intelligence Director Faces a Legal Countdown Clock on His Tenure 20 Feb 11:31pm Updated Trump’s New Intelligence Director Faces a Legal Countdown Clock on His Tenure
Under federal law, Richard Grenell, the new acting director of national intelligence, may be able to serve only a few weeks unless the president nominates someone to take on the job permanently.
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Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump 20 Feb 11:20pm Updated Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump
A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
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President Declares the Winner of the Democratic Debate: Donald Trump 20 Feb 9:21pm Updated President Declares the Winner of the Democratic Debate: Donald Trump
Exuberant over the candidates’ performances, he continued his tour through the West.
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4 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate, Gender Edition 20 Feb 9:14pm Updated 4 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate, Gender Edition
Reflections on a night of bickering, one-line zingers and occasional solidarity.
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Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election, and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support 20 Feb 8:59pm Updated Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election, and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support
A classified briefing to lawmakers angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
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Why Elizabeth Warren Brought Rhetorical Howitzers to the Debate 20 Feb 8:40pm Updated Why Elizabeth Warren Brought Rhetorical Howitzers to the Debate
Convinced she needed to be a central figure onstage, her team decided to focus their fire on Michael Bloomberg. She has raised $5 million since the debate, but is it too late to help her campaign?
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Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Again Disregarding Barr’s Pleas 20 Feb 8:16pm Updated Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Again Disregarding Barr’s Pleas
In lashing out at the prosecution of Roger Stone and “dirty cops,” the president confronted the attorney general with a choice about how to respond.
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Democrats Pile On Bernie Sanders as Urgency Grows 20 Feb 7:42pm Democrats Pile On Bernie Sanders as Urgency Grows
Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, facing increasing pressure to slow the Vermont senator’s rise before Super Tuesday, criticized his record on gun control and his chances against President Trump.
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Will Warren’s Dominant Debate Performance Boost Her Chances in Nevada and Beyond? 20 Feb 7:41pm Updated Will Warren’s Dominant Debate Performance Boost Her Chances in Nevada and Beyond?
Her strong performance has helped her raise $5 million since the start of the debate. But the question was whether it was too late to help Ms. Warren’s campaign.
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Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Raising Pressure on William Barr 20 Feb 7:40pm Updated Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Raising Pressure on William Barr
In lashing out at the prosecution of his adviser Roger Stone, the president once again disregarded the attorney general’s pleas to stop publicly commenting on individual cases involving his friends.
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After Rough Debate, Bloomberg Repeats Attack on Sanders 20 Feb 7:23pm Updated After Rough Debate, Bloomberg Repeats Attack on Sanders
Michael R. Bloomberg tried to move past his poor performance on the debate stage by intensifying his attacks on the Democratic front-runner at a campaign event in Utah.
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How Amy Klobuchar Suddenly Became a Rival Worth Attacking 20 Feb 6:55pm How Amy Klobuchar Suddenly Became a Rival Worth Attacking
Ms. Klobuchar was helped by newspaper endorsements and a relative lack of scrutiny from other candidates — until Wednesday night’s debate.
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Millions of Americans Have Moved Off Assistance. Does Trump Get Credit? 20 Feb 4:52pm Millions of Americans Have Moved Off Assistance. Does Trump Get Credit?
The president has reveled in the declines in Americans receiving aid from several government programs in recent years, citing his economic policies as a catalyst.
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After Rough Democratic Debate, Michael Bloomberg Faces Voters in Utah 20 Feb 4:46pm Updated After Rough Democratic Debate, Michael Bloomberg Faces Voters in Utah
Michael R. Bloomberg attempted to move past his poor performance on the debate stage by intensifying his attacks on the Democratic front-runner at a campaign event in Utah.
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Aide Accused of Being Anonymous Op-Ed Writer Is Reassigned to Energy Department 20 Feb 3:30pm Aide Accused of Being Anonymous Op-Ed Writer Is Reassigned to Energy Department
The White House “does not put any stock” in the rumor that Victoria Coates, the aide, wrote an Op-Ed essay in The Times in 2018, an administration official said.
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These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It 20 Feb 3:14pm Updated These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It
News literacy instruction is flourishing in the wake of the 2016 election as worries about fake news grow.
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6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in Nevada 20 Feb 2:59pm Updated 6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in Nevada
Warren carved up her opponents, Bloomberg was on the defensive, and Klobuchar and Buttigieg tried to take each other down. The fiery debate signals a harsher campaign as Super Tuesday looms.
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Who Won the Democratic Debate? Experts Weigh In 20 Feb 2:59pm Updated Who Won the Democratic Debate? Experts Weigh In
In the last few presidential debates, there was little consensus on a clear winner or loser. That changed on Wednesday night.
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Billions of Targets on His Back, Bloomberg Joins the Debate Fray 20 Feb 2:58pm Updated Billions of Targets on His Back, Bloomberg Joins the Debate Fray
Making his debut onstage, he was greeted by forceful challenges from Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Democratic field.
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U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia 20 Feb 2:46pm U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia
Britain and Australia joined the State Department’s effort to deter Moscow from interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
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U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Georgia 20 Feb 2:15pm Updated U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Georgia
Britain and Australia joined the State Department in blaming Russia for a sweeping cyberattack last fall in the former Soviet republic.
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Elizabeth Warren, Criticizing Bloomberg, Sent a Message: She Won’t Be Ignored 20 Feb 2:00pm Updated Elizabeth Warren, Criticizing Bloomberg, Sent a Message: She Won’t Be Ignored
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians,” Ms. Warren said at Wednesday’s debate. “And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.”
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Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99 20 Feb 12:46pm Updated Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99
In France, where news and opinion are blurred, Mr. Daniel, a self-described non-Communist leftist, used journalism as a means of advocacy.
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As Advisers Grapple with Rough Debate, Bloomberg Faces Voters in Utah 20 Feb 12:30pm Updated As Advisers Grapple with Rough Debate, Bloomberg Faces Voters in Utah
After a poor performance on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday night, Michael R. Bloomberg attempted to move on quickly by intensifying his attacks on Bernie Sanders.
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Judge in Roger Stone Trial Confronts a High-Pressure Decision 20 Feb 9:29am Updated Judge in Roger Stone Trial Confronts a High-Pressure Decision
President Trump has attacked the case and the judge as biased. She seems unlikely to be ruffled.
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20 Feb 7:00am Las Vegas Doesn’t Disappoint
Who knew there could be so much drama in Sin City? Here’s our debate recap.
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2020 Democratic Debate: Highlights From Nevada 20 Feb 6:25am Updated 2020 Democratic Debate: Highlights From Nevada
Everything you need to know as six Democratic presidential candidates prepare to face off in Las Vegas three days before the Nevada caucuses.
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Warren Leads an Onslaught of Attacks, Zeroing In on Bloomberg 20 Feb 6:25am Updated Warren Leads an Onslaught of Attacks, Zeroing In on Bloomberg
The sharp exchanges in the Nevada debate reflected the urgency of the moment as Michael Bloomberg, in his first presidential debate, was repeatedly criticized in personal terms.
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Inside the Push to Turn Out Latino Voters in Nevada 20 Feb 3:00am Inside the Push to Turn Out Latino Voters in Nevada
Campaigns and organizations are trying to build a robust Latino voter base in Nevada. Will it work?
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Democrats Unleash an Onslaught of Attacks, With Bloomberg the Main Target 20 Feb 1:58am Updated Democrats Unleash an Onslaught of Attacks, With Bloomberg the Main Target
The sharp exchanges in the Nevada debate reflected the urgency of the moment as Michael Bloomberg, in his first presidential debate, was repeatedly criticized in personal terms.
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