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Supreme Court Rejects Alabama Death Row Inmate’s Appeal

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:48
The inmate, Thomas D. Arthur, had challenged the use of a chemical in the state’s lethal injection protocol, saying it could cause excruciating pain.

Justices Weigh Agent’s Cross-Border Shooting of Mexican Teenager

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:28
The Supreme Court considered whether the parents of the 15-year-old boy, killed in Mexico by a border guard in the United States, may sue in American courts.

Ukraine Lawmaker Who Aided Trump Associates on Pact Faces Treason Inquiry

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:06
Prosecutors are weighing charges against Andrii V. Artemenko, who worked on a back-channel plan to settle Ukraine’s conflicts with Russia.

Economic Scene: President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:34
Talk of a Mexican border wall to stop illegal immigration ignores the fact that Mexico has been stopping and returning Central American migrants.

A Chelsea Manning-WikiLeaks Opera, Seen in a New Light

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:33
The composer Ted Hearne talks about how this work has held up as its subject matter has continued to evolve as a news event.

In Open Letter, 65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:12
The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:21
The rules authorize expelling undocumented immigrants who have committed even minor offenses, and they make it easier to deport people immediately.

Trump Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:29
He made the comments after drawing criticism in recent days for failing to condemn the rise in anti-Jewish threats and actions.

What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:00
A guide to the best and worst American leaders in history, and which ones might prevail in a knife fight.

Beijing Memo: Is China Pushing Trump to Talk to North Korea?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:59
Beijing’s plan to stop buying North Korean coal, a bid to get Kim Jong-un to curb his nuclear ambitions, was also a signal to President Trump: Now it’s your turn.

Town Hall Briefing: What to Watch: Republicans Return to Town Halls, and Protesters Follow

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:00
A number of Republicans will be hearing from constituents on Tuesday, and New York Times reporters will be there to gauge the sentiment.

Ivanka Trump Calls for Tolerance After Threats on Jewish Centers

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:43
Ms. Trump, a convert to Judaism, posted a Twitter message calling for “religious tolerance” after 11 separate bomb scares were called into Jewish community centers around the country.

Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:33
President Trump has insisted his campaign had no contact with Russian officials — denials that stand at odds with the utterances of Russian officials themselves.

For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:03
The Education Department, whose scrutiny has led hundreds of campuses to close, is now led by Betsy DeVos, who has investments in the industry.

How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:29
A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.

Hillary Clinton’s in the House

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:25
For Broadway audiences, she’s become a familiar sight — and another reason to applaud.

‘Charge the Cockpit or You Die’: Behind an Incendiary Case for Trump

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:36
The Claremont Review of Books published “The Flight 93 Election,” an incendiary case for Donald J. Trump. Can it now help pilot the American government?

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Disinvited From Conservative Conference

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:48
The publication of a video in which the contentious Breitbart News editor condoned sexual relations with boys seemed to be more than conference organizers could tolerate.

Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:05
The president called him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”

On Washington: Gorsuch, Like Previous Supreme Court Nominees, Keeps Views Hidden

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:38
President Trump’s nominee continues the longtime practice of reticence over candor in preparing for confirmation battle, to the frustration of Democrats.