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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Laurent Wauquiez, Syria: Your Monday Briefing
11 Dec 2017 at 12:30am
Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly
10 Dec 2017 at 10:36pm
With only hours until the polls open in the unlikeliest of battleground states, Democrats are deploying a multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote operation in an effort to steal away a Senate seat.

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues Are Overlooked
10 Dec 2017 at 11:59am
Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ?Should Be Heard?
10 Dec 2017 at 10:32pm
The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, broke from the administration?s assertion that the allegations are false and voters rightly dismissed them.

Trump?s Way: Inside Trump?s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation
10 Dec 2017 at 12:05pm
With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet
10 Dec 2017 at 6:02pm
The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Actions Against Polluters, and Put Limits on E...
10 Dec 2017 at 8:43pm
An analysis of enforcement data at the E.P.A. shows a substantial drop in activity against polluters when compared to the Obama and Bush administrations.

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale
10 Dec 2017 at 8:57pm
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.

Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq?s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pi...
10 Dec 2017 at 7:17pm
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS
10 Dec 2017 at 12:00am
Haider al-Abadi said, ?Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,? but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.

In San Diego, Lessons on Rebuilding From a Neighborhood Once Ravaged by Fire
10 Dec 2017 at 10:22pm
Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.

Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran
10 Dec 2017 at 8:54pm
The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone
10 Dec 2017 at 6:55pm
Charities and churches shouldn?t be involved in political campaigns.

Op-Ed Contributor: Roy Moore?s Alabama
9 Dec 2017 at 3:47pm
Winston County once opposed secession but now enthusiastically supports Donald Trump. What does that tell us about Roy Moore?s chances?

Editorial: Hate Smears India?s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal
10 Dec 2017 at 8:20pm
Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation?s unifying cultural treasure.

Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans
10 Dec 2017 at 10:45pm
The Republican Party won?t be able to shake Roy Moore?s values if he wins.

Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists
10 Dec 2017 at 8:28pm
And your health care may suffer for it.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Man Who Danced on the Heads of Snakes
7 Dec 2017 at 10:52am
For decades, Ali Abdullah Saleh seemed welded to Yemen?s landscape. Now he?s gone.

Loose Ends: Office Secret Santa Guidelines for 2017
9 Dec 2017 at 3:46pm
Remember, this is voluntary! No forcing colleagues to participate ? in gift giving, or anything.

Opinion: My Generation Thought Women Were Empowered. Did We Deceive Ourselves?
8 Dec 2017 at 6:07pm
Rethinking a lifetime of sexism in the #MeToo moment.
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Hillary Clinton poised to win support of nation's largest teachers union
1 Oct 2015 at 6:56pm

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Brett Anderson helps Dodgers defeat Giants, 3-2, in series finale
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Angry and frustrated, Obama condemns latest mass shooting in U.S.
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Constant video recording catches athletes' bad behavior
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North Korea?s gains in biotechnology alarm U.S. officials who fear weapons th...
by By Joby Warrick
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Pyongyang is moving steadily to acquire essential machinery that could potentially be used for an advanced bioweapons program, and analysts warn the regime could quickly surge into industrial scale production of pathogens if it chooses to do so.

The rapid rise and dramatic fall of the Trump adviser at the center of the Ru...
by By Griff Witte
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Before he pleaded guilty to the FBI, George Papadopoulos was regarded as a critical envoy in Greece to the Trump campaign. He was wined and dined and rewarded with perks in his ancestral homeland, where he also found a close ally in the pro-Russian Greek defense minister.

GOP sacrifices precision for speed as it rushes tax bill ahead
by By Erica Werner
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The $1.5 trillion legislation was introduced in the House a little more than a month ago and is now hurtling toward passage without any hearings, which is unusual for a bill of such magnitude. And it has picked up some new provisions that have surprised industry groups, Democrats and even some Republicans.

Wonkblog: 8.8 million face a major tax hike if GOP eliminates medical deduction
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Trump hurries to boost Moore, but his sway over Senate race is unclear
by By Jenna Johnson and Sean Sullivan
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
As Alabama voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, it was tough to gauge how much impact the president?s late push for Republican Roy Moore will have. And his support of the polarizing candidate, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, has been qualified, with no joint photo ops or visuals that could haunt Trump should Moore lose.

Sen. Shelby bucks his party and president as outspoken opponent to Moore
by By Michael Scherer
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Richard Shelby has warned that a win by Roy Moore could hurt their state, which the senior senator has spent his life transforming.

The attacks on Mueller push us closer to the precipice
by By E.J. Dionne Jr.
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Will someone save Trump from this disastrous decision?
by By Jackson Diehl
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

China?s foreign influence operations are causing alarm in Washington
by By Josh Rogin
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Why we must raise defense spending
by By Robert J. Samuelson
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

The economy is on a sugar high, and tax cuts won?t help
by By Lawrence H. Summers
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Trump?s deportation tough talk hurts law-abiding immigrants
by Editorial Board
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

California fires, moving north, force evacuations in Santa Barbara
by By Rob Kuznia, Max Ufberg and Soo Youn
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
On the seventh day of the inferno, some residents in Ventura were able to return to their homes, briefly, to sift through the rubble and gather belongings.

The legacy of Newtown: Lockdowns, active-shooter training and school security
by By Katie Zezima and Susan Svrluga
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Five years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary where 20 children and six teachers were killed, little about the nation?s federal gun laws has changed. But it forever altered the way schools across America approach safety: Doors are now fortified, police officers are a regular presence, and active-shooter drills are as common as those for fires and tornadoes.

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces
by By Kristen Gelineau?|?AP
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The use of rape by Myanmar?s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, with one of the alleged victims as young as 13.

Trump?s foreign policy driven by campaign vows, instinct and unconventional t...
by By Karen DeYoung
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Many were left wondering why the president decided last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to some critics, his approach to sensitive international issues appears to ?serve his political purposes, not the nation?s interests.?

Nikki Haley says women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct ?should be heard?
by By Rosalind S. Helderman and David Weigel
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The U.N. ambassador?s comments diverged from the White House position that the more than a dozen women have all lied. Also on Sunday, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called on Trump to resign as others have in the face of such allegations.

How do you use an anonymous source? The mysteries of journalism everyone shou...
by By Margaret Sullivan
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The vetting process news organizations use is one of the practices that journalists assume, perhaps incorrectly, that news consumers understand. Here?s what news people would like readers like you to know.

What refugee chefs bring to our country ? and what we stand to lose if their ...
by By Marin Cogan
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The richness of so many cuisines and cultures brought from all over the world makes American food so outstanding. The Trump administration has dedicated a lot of energy to barring refugees from entering the country, a move that would have a profound impact ? not just on our food, but on our national identity.

Searching for a new experience of Congo
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
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Republican Party ID drops after Trump election, polls suggest
by Dante Chinni
10 Dec 2017 at 11:05am
Donald Trump's presidential win put the GOP in control of the White House and Congress, but beyond Washington, poll data suggests the election hurt the party.

In Alabama, evangelicals weigh good, evil and Roy Moore
by Jonathan Allen
10 Dec 2017 at 7:22pm
For white evangelicals, a dominant political force in the state, Moore is the hero in the latest high-stakes chapter of a centuries-long American morality play.

1 in 5 kids facing mental health risk in U.S.
by Kate Snow and Cynthia McFadden
10 Dec 2017 at 12:21pm
American children's mental health is worrying experts, with one in five kids suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.

The force is strong with these new 'Star Wars' characters
by Daniel Arkin
10 Dec 2017 at 2:46pm
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" introduces a handful of new characters to the beloved space saga. Here's a handy guide to the incoming class.

From behind bars to the James Beard House
by Dana McMahan
10 Dec 2017 at 4:17pm
Former prisoners are cooking up a new future through a Cleveland culinary program ? and will show off their chops at 'the greatest place a chef can cook.'

New evacuations ordered as California wildfires whip across region
by Daniella Silva
10 Dec 2017 at 11:28pm
Massive wildfires continued to scorch Southern California on Sunday fueled by whipping Santa Ana winds.

House could subpoena Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Jim Himes says
by Kailani Koenig
10 Dec 2017 at 11:55am
Donald Trump Jr. may face a new subpoena in an attempt to receive answers that he did not provide during his interview this week, said Rep. Jim Himes.

Ambassador Haley says Trump accusers have right to be heard
by Phil McCausland
10 Dec 2017 at 1:09pm
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard.

Officer with PTSD from Pulse massacre loses his job
by Dan Corey
10 Dec 2017 at 3:48pm
Cpl. Omar Delgado was praised for saving Angel Colon, who had been shot several times during the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99
by Associated Press
10 Dec 2017 at 9:20pm
Booker, the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, was credited with bringing to the death of Emmett Till national prominence.

New discovery could change the way we look for alien life
by Chelsea Gohd, Futurism
10 Dec 2017 at 5:48am
Newfound species shows it's possible to survive on nothing more than the chemicals in air.

Rocker Josh Homme apologizes for kicking photographer in the face
10 Dec 2017 at 7:52pm
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme kicked photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face on stage during a holiday concert. He apologized on Sunday.

'Coco' again tops the box office ? but here comes 'Star Wars'
by Associated Press
10 Dec 2017 at 9:17pm
Most studios have chosen to avoid competing against "The Last Jedi," which is expected to dominate theaters and moviegoer attention when it opens on Friday.

Arab states demand reversal of Trump's Jerusalem decision
by Associated Press and Reuters and Tim Stelloh
10 Dec 2017 at 4:49am
Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

How North Korea recruits its army of young hackers
by Bruce Harrison
8 Dec 2017 at 3:49am
Experts from around the world recently gathered in Seoul to discuss North Korea's hacking abilities ? and how to defend against them.

California's on fire again, but here's why not many plan on leaving
by James Rainey
8 Dec 2017 at 8:15pm
Southern California is suffering a wave of wildfires, two months after Northern California suffered the same fate. But many are staying, out of love and habit.

This mother's addiction went viral. Now she's glad it did.
25 Oct 2017 at 12:52pm
A police officer photographed Erika Hurt after she overdosed on heroin in her car, a needle still in her hand and her infant son in the backseat. A year after the photo went viral, Erika is thankful that the picture was taken.

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17 May 2017 at 4:10pm
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Child tax credit rise for illegal immigrants included in bills
by S.A. Miller
10 Dec 2017 at 7:52pm

President Trump has been willing to accept almost anything to close the deal on his giant tax cut bill before Christmas, including staying mum about a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to pocket the more generous child tax credit included in the package.

Illegal immigrants have been collecting the ...

Tax bill conference committee pushes against deadline
by David Sherfinski
10 Dec 2017 at 7:36pm

Republicans have two weeks to meet their Christmas deadline for passing a final tax bill and are still sorting through issues as they get set to hammer out final details.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that he is aiming for a vote next week, after a bicameral conference ...

Gerry Studds forgiven by Democrats for preying on teen boys
by Valerie Richardson
10 Dec 2017 at 6:54pm

If Alabama voters choose Republican Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's special election, it won't be the first time in the modern era that voters have sent to Congress a man dogged by a teen sex scandal.

Massachusetts voters stood by Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds even after he ...

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales
10 Dec 2017 at 6:10am

LONDON (AP) - Snow caused travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales on Sunday, grounding flights, shutting down roads and triggering traffic accidents.

Birmingham, London Stansted and London Luton airports briefly suspended flights as runways were cleared. The airports advised passengers to contact their airlines to check the status ...

Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Sequel' lands on Oscar shortlist despite disputed cli...
by Valerie Richardson
9 Dec 2017 at 4:54pm

Al Gore's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth" has ended up on the shortlist for Oscar consideration despite questions about its credibility raised by challenges to some of its climate-change claims.

"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" was among the 15 films included by the Academy of Motion Picture ...

Don Lutz, Korean War veteran, shoots and kills home invader: 'God has always ...
by Douglas Ernst
9 Dec 2017 at 2:53pm

A Korean War veteran who spent 16 months on the front lines told reporters on Friday that God was with him when two men broke into his home.

Don Lutz of Ellport, Pennsylvania, woke up to the sound of strangers barreling their way into his kitchen early Friday, but only ...

Trump doesn't 'fear the wrath of God,' Gov. Jerry Brown says, blasting presid...
by Ben Wolfgang
9 Dec 2017 at 1:54pm

With parts of his state engulfed by historic wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend ripped into Donald Trump for his position on climate change, saying the commander-in-chief "doesn't fear the wrath of God."

In an interview with "60 Minutes" that will air Sunday evening, Mr. Brown offers a stinging critique ...

Donald Trump pays tribute to civil-rights heroes in Mississippi as black lead...
by Dave Boyer
9 Dec 2017 at 12:57pm

With some black leaders boycotting the event, President Trump paid tribute Saturday to the heroes of the civil rights movement at the dedication of two museums in Mississippi.

Speaking to a small invitation-only group of dignitaries indoors at the new civil-rights museum in Jackson, Mr. Trump called the facility honoring ...

Alabama Senate race too close to call
9 Dec 2017 at 11:01am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Senate campaign that was thrust into the national spotlight by allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the candidates is near the finish line.

Here is a look at the race between Republican nominee Roy Moore, who spent the final month of the campaign ...

Mueller: Ukraine newspaper op-ed shows Manafort can't be trusted to follow ba...
by Andrea Noble
9 Dec 2017 at 10:58am

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is keeping a close eye on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

So close in fact, that the FBI tracked line-by-line edits Mr. Manafort made to a draft editorial defending his prior work in Ukraine before it was published in the English-language Kiev Post.

Prosecutors from ...

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California
by Elliot Spagat and Brian Melley
9 Dec 2017 at 1:11am

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

Well into what's considered the wet season, there's been nary a drop of rain. That's good news for sun-seeking tourists, but could spell more disaster for a region that emerged this spring ...

Supreme Court takes up second partisan gerrymandering case this term
by Alex Swoyer
8 Dec 2017 at 7:05pm

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would take up a second partisan gerrymandering case this term after hearing one earlier this year from the state of Wisconsin.

The court will hear the challenge brought by seven Republicans in Maryland's sixth congressional district, who say Maryland lawmakers diluted Republican votes when ...

Justices to hear Maryland partisan gerrymander dispute
8 Dec 2017 at 5:14pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is adding a dispute over Maryland's congressional map to its consideration of partisan gerrymandering.

The justices on Friday agreed to hear an appeal from Republican voters who complained that majority Democrats unfairly drew one of the state's eight congressional districts to favor their party. ...

Freight train derails in New Jersey, causing commuter delays
8 Dec 2017 at 4:11pm

UNION, N.J. (AP) - A freight train en route to upstate New York derailed in northern New Jersey on Friday afternoon, leaving rail cars strewn across the tracks and snarling the evening commute for thousands of people leaving New York.

Fire officials in Union Township, southwest of Newark, said the ...

Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal plants hits roadblock; FERC chief seeks d...
by Ben Wolfgang
8 Dec 2017 at 1:11pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's highly controversial plan to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants hit a roadblock late Thursday when the newly installed chief of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said he wants to postpone a decision on the proposal until after the new year.

The initiative, known as the ...

Gun profits dropping as fear-motivated buying decreases: Report
by Sally Persons
8 Dec 2017 at 1:11pm

Gun store owners say they're seeing a drop in sales as a result of bargain hunting and President Trump's pro-Second Amendment support, Bloomberg reported.

The maker of Smith and Wesson — American Outdoor Brands Corp. — said it has seen its annual profit drop by as much as ...

Texas dad kills Popeyes gunman who pointed weapon at his kids: 'He really sav...
by Douglas Ernst
8 Dec 2017 at 1:03pm

A Texas dad is being hailed as a hero for killing an armed gunman who threatened his children inside a Popeyes restaurant.

Licensed gun owner Carlos Molina was eating inside the San Antonio restaurant Wednesday night when he suddenly found himself face to face with an armed robber. Mr. Molina ...

Paul Manafort fights Robert Mueller's special counsel team over gag order, Uk...
by Andrea Noble
8 Dec 2017 at 12:39pm

An attorney for Paul Manafort is fighting back against the special counsel's accusation that his client violated a federal judge's gag order by helping draft an editorial defending his prior work in Ukraine — arguing that prosecutors would seek to prevent him from even maintaining his innocence.

Prosecutors from Robert ...

Spike in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to more accidental deaths, researcher...
by Laura Kelly
8 Dec 2017 at 12:27pm

A spike in gun purchases following the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school led to an increase in accidental gun-related deaths, especially among children, in the five months after the massacre.

Three million guns were purchased between December 2012 and April 2013,  and an additional 57 deaths occurred ...

Three Texas churches rejected disaster relief by FEMA, file appeal
by Alex Swoyer
8 Dec 2017 at 12:16pm

Three Texas churches are asking a federal appeals court Friday to hear their request for disaster relief funding following the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey earlier this year.

Their appeal comes after a federal district court ruled against the churches Thursday, and in favor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, ... Live Bookmark
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