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Ben Carson Calls Poverty a ‘State of Mind,’ Igniting a Backlash

1 hour 33 min ago
Mr. Carson, who oversees the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said during a radio interview that he thought some people were poor because of their outlook on life.

Greg Gianforte, Montana G.O.P. Candidate, Is Charged in Attack on Reporter

3 hours 35 min ago
The incident, after questions about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, brought police officers to the event and sent the reporter to the hospital for X-rays.

Sessions Was Advised Not to Disclose Russia Meetings on Security Forms

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:32
Advisers and the F.B.I. told Jeff Sessions “not to list meetings with foreign dignitaries and their staff connected with his Senate activities,” a Justice spokesman said.

G.O.P. Candidate in Montana House Race Is Accused of Attacking Reporter

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:57
The incident, after questions about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, brought police officers to the event and sent the reporter to the hospital for X-rays.

U.S.-Russia Hotline Is Buzzing Even After Strike on Syria

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:07
The two countries’ militaries have actually increased communications since the American missile strike on an airfield in Syria, Russia’s ally.

Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:04
The education secretary defended plans to divert money to a school choice agenda, including funds for vouchers to private school, which she said states should regulate.

Public Health: C.B.O. Has Clear Message About Losers in House Health Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:13
The Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of the House’s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population.

Sally Yates Tells Harvard Students Why She Defied Trump

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:54
The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.

Fact Check: Manchester Bombing Rumors and Hoaxes

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:03
Since the attack at an Ariana Grande concert, social media users have been spreading false information about missing children and the investigation.

T.S.A. Tests New Screening Procedures for Larger Electronics

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:52
The agency will require passengers at nearly a dozen airports to place electronic items larger than a cellphone in a separate bin for X-ray screening.

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:36
American spies collected intelligence last summer revealing that Russian officials were debating how to work with Trump advisers.

New Orleans Mayor’s Message on Race

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:08
In a speech after Confederate monuments were taken down, Mayor Mitch Landrieu made it clear how much racial attitudes needed to change.

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:00
Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical.

G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:39
The budget office’s report also found that the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected for an earlier version of the bill.

It’s Complicated, Trump Group Says of Donating Profit From Foreign Officials

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:19
The company told Congress it was all but impossible to identify every foreign government official who walked through the doors of its hotels.

Fed Sounds Note of Caution on Raising Interest Rates

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:32
The account of its May meeting, at which rates were kept steady, showed that the decision on whether to lift rates in June still hangs in the balance.

D.E.A. Misled Overseers on Deadly Honduras Operations, Watchdog Says

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:55
Agents combating drug smuggling became involved in three shootings and misled the public, lawmakers and the Justice Dept., the inspector general said.

House Intelligence Committee to Subpoena Flynn, Schiff Says

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:54
The announcement comes after the Senate Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Tuesday afternoon to the former national security adviser’s two firms.

Mediator: Why Fake News Is So Hard to Kill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:31
As the case of the Seth Rich murder shows, uncorroborated stories will spread as long as some people want to tell them, and others want to believe.

Public Health: How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:30
Four things that health care experts will be looking for in today’s health care analysis, and what they think it will say.