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Trump ordered an attack on Iran, but called off the operation at the last minute
The action was in retaliation for the downing of a surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz.
Money follows Trump when he visits his clubs, as Republicans and officials pay to be with him
President Trump’s trips have brought his businesses at least $1.6 million in revenue, according to a Washington Post analysis.
Biden’s aides divided as letters emerge related to past work with segregationist senator
A young Sen. Joe Biden tried to work on antibusing legislation in the 1970s with then-Sen. James O. Eastland, who called blacks “an inferior race.”
NRA sidelines its top lobbyist in latest sign of internal turmoil
In a lawsuit, the gun rights organization accused Chris Cox of taking part in a “conspiracy” against the chief executive.
NBA Draft | Analysis
Zion Williamson goes No. 1 in a trade-filled draft
New Orleans picked the consensus top prospect, followed by Memphis and New York selecting Ja Morant and RJ Barrett. Then trades started to shake up the draft.
China’s cliffside honey hunters try to hang on as they see the bee population fall
Fewer people take part in the dangerous practice, and those who remain say there are fewer hives made by the giant honeybees in southern China.
Ebola has spread for nearly a year in Congo. Officials are scrambling to ‘reset’ the response.
Along the four international borders near the outbreak zone, hundreds of thousands of people move unimpeded each day using countless footpaths.
Iran must escape the American chokehold before it becomes fatal
Joe Biden is a walking, talking gaffe machine
If even France can’t figure out a climate policy, what hope is there for the U.S.?
Peeling away Russia’s lies about the downed Malaysia Airlines flight
Facebook must like trouble, because its new cryptocurrency just means more of it
Foreign spending in our elections is a threat to our national sovereignty
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Hong Kong protesters surround police headquarters, demand extradition bill be truly scrapped
Protesters are now focusing on allegations of police brutality during earlier demonstrations.
GOP lawmakers skipped town to avoid a climate change vote. Then the governor called the police.
Republicans, facing down a Democratic supermajority bent on passing bills to combat climate change, resorted to some last-ditch political arithmetic: no senators, no votes.
Hicks: Trump campaign felt ‘relief’ from WikiLeaks information about Clinton
White House lawyers blocked the president’s former aide from answering 155 questions from the House Judiciary Committee.
A 19-year-old Salvadoran woman wanted to reunite with her father in California. She was shot dead in Mexico.
The death of María Senaida Escobar Cerritos comes as Mexico increases enforcement against migration at the behest of the United States.
A Taco Bell hotel? Don’t laugh, because it’s happening.
Brands including Shinola and Equinox are moving into hospitality — because, as one hotel marketing expert says, “Hotels are the new showrooms for retail.”
How a bicycling camper packs for everything
When you’re biking across the country, even a small thing like a Swiss Army knife can be too much if it’s never used.
A local’s guide to Mexico City
Steeped in architectural and anthropological history, with a rich food tradition and a booming art scene, this international capital is more welcoming of visitors than ever.
He sat next to Jon Stewart to fight for the 9/11 victims fund. Now he’s in hospice.
Luis Alvarez, a retired NYPD detective and Ground Zero responder, implored lawmakers to extend the fund in his final interview.
Rep. James E. Clyburn under the spotlight after a week fraught with controversy
The South Carolina Democrat, who will welcome 22 presidential candidates to his fish fry on Friday, is at the center of disputes in his fractured party and finds his influence under assault in his home state.
A good dog went digging in the backyard. What it found made the owner call the police.
It was Monday around noon when police officers were dispatched to a house in Seneca, a town of about 8,000 in the western corner of South Carolina.
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Political donors are mostly white men. These women of color are trying to change that.
Josh Dawsey explains how the White House is handling escalating tension with Iran. Michelle Ye Hee Lee finds the women of color working to change the political donor class. Plus, Daron Taylor on why it’s probably fine to eat expired food.

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