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Massacres Test Whether Washington Can Move Beyond Paralysis

Massacres Test Whether Washington Can Move Beyond Paralysis

WASHINGTON — Days after 19 children and two teachers were gunned down in Texas, politicians in Washington are tinkering around…
Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

Donald J. Trump had cast this year’s primaries as a moment to measure his power, endorsing candidates by the dozen…
Prosecutors and Defense Duel in Closing Arguments of Politically Charged Trial

Prosecutors and Defense Duel in Closing Arguments of Politically Charged Trial

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors and a defense lawyer put forward starkly opposing views on Friday in closing arguments for the politically…
Fact-Checking Trump and Cruz at the N.R.A. Convention

Fact-Checking Trump and Cruz at the N.R.A. Convention

Prominent Republicans defended gun rights at the National Rifle Association convention on Friday with some misleading claims about the efficacy…
At N.R.A. Convention, the Blame Is on ‘Evil,’ Not Guns

At N.R.A. Convention, the Blame Is on ‘Evil,’ Not Guns

HOUSTON — One by one, the gun rights activists and politicians who showed up at the National Rifle Association convention…
Meet the Reclusive Software Billionaire Attacking Elon Musk

Meet the Reclusive Software Billionaire Attacking Elon Musk

“Trillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme.” “Deep Flaws.” “Unsafe.” The television ads for Dan O’Dowd, a software billionaire running as a Democrat for…
U.S. to Begin Allowing Migrants to Apply for Asylum Under a New System

U.S. to Begin Allowing Migrants to Apply for Asylum Under a New System

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will begin to allow certain migrants to ask for asylum as they arrive at the…
Trump E.P.A. Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’ by Ordering His Drivers to Speed

Trump E.P.A. Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’ by Ordering His Drivers to Speed

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, while in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Trump administration, repeatedly pressured his ...
Supreme Court Allows Greenhouse Gas Cost Estimates

Supreme Court Allows Greenhouse Gas Cost Estimates

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said on Thursday that it would allow the Biden administration to continue to take account…
A Timeline of Failed Attempts to Address U.S. Gun Violence

A Timeline of Failed Attempts to Address U.S. Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — For more than a decade, as mass shooting has followed mass shooting in the United States, Democrats in…
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