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U.S. Taking 50 Refugees From Offshore Camps, Australia Says

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:32
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Trump administration would honor an Obama-era deal to resettle the detainees in the United States.

Live Briefing: At U.N., Global Leaders to Speak After Trump Takes Center Stage

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 05:11
The American president vowed to “destroy” North Korea and condemned Iran, whose president will address the General Assembly.

Building a Better Coral Reef

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 05:00
As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.

Right and Left React to Trump’s Speech at the U.N.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:00
Writers from across the political spectrum discuss President Trump’s bellicose address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Trump Takes to Twitter to Pan the Emmy Ratings

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:20
Politics dominated the awards event, and on Tuesday, the president tweeted that he “was saddened to see how bad the ratings were.”

Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:01
The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.

Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:39
Senate Republicans, abandoning a key fiscal doctrine, agreed to move ahead on a budget that would add to the federal deficit in order to pave the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut.

Bipartisan Group of Governors Opposes Health Law Repeal

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:32
Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.

As Economy Grows, Fed Set to Shrink Bond Holdings

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:43
The Federal Reserve is expected to announce on Wednesday it will begin to reduce its bond holdings, signaling confidence in the economy’s health.

Navy Leaders Pledge to Solve Problems Stretching Limits of Sailors

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:14
Navy officials cited extended deployments and 100-hour workweeks as among factors plaguing sailors as senators demanded answers for deadly accidents this year.

Economic Scene: Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:29
Earnings are rising at a pace not seen in almost two decades. Will it be enough to draw more people off the bench and into the job market?

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:43
Michael Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a Wednesday confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

From Truman to Trump: How U.S. Presidents Have Addressed the U.N.

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:35
With President Trump’s first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, here’s a look at past presidents’ first speeches.

‘Isn’t That the Trump Lawyer?’: A Reporter’s Accidental Scoop

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:21
Kenneth P. Vogel overheard a conversation at a Washington steakhouse that led to a story on the White House legal team’s internal discord over the Russia investigations.

Trump’s Lawyer Says Rumors About Russia Undercut the President

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:00
The rush to presume guilt, Michael D. Cohen said, diverted attention from a pressing national security threat: Russia’s election meddling.

Watch Live: World Leaders Speak at U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:49
World leaders are addressing nuclear weapons, climate change and more at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

As Warren and Sanders Jockey for Support, One Takes a Road More Traveled

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:31
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are taking different paths to win new fans ahead of 2020. The outcome will say much about the Democrats’ future.

Public Health: One Reason to Take the Latest Obamacare Repeal Seriously, and Three Reasons It Could Fail

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:30
The political and procedural hurdles are many, but the hunger for victory among Republicans may overcome all.

Democrats Mount Effort to Recruit Women as State Attorneys General

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:00
Few Democratic state officeholders are women, a shortfall the party is seeking to fix.

Health Bill Tests a Signature Senate Bond: John McCain and Lindsey Graham

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:00
The bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act bears the name of Mr. Graham, but Mr. McCain, who helped sink an earlier repeal attempt, has remained undecided.