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Trump’s competing instincts on Iran: Big threats vs. eagerness to make a deal

The president is caught between a political imperative to confront Iran — pleasing hawkish Republicans and allies Israel and Saudi Arabia — and his own instincts against foreign intervention and toward cutting a deal.

Pentagon urges restraint to avoid conflict with Iran over Saudi strikes

Military leaders are concerned about the possibility of a costly fight even though no U.S. personnel or facilities were targeted.

Inaction on Kavanaugh sex misconduct allegations reignites political rancor

Democrats are angry about a Supreme Court confirmation process they feel was rushed, while Republicans are decrying what they view as more attempts to tarnish Brett M. Kavanaugh’s reputation.
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How should we talk about what’s happening to our planet?

The man who pushed for us to say “climate change” instead of “global warming” now says we need a different vocabulary on the issue.
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Kamala Harris grew up in a mostly white world. Then she went to a black university in a black city.

When anyone challenges her racial identity, the presidential candidate points to her four years at Howard University.
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The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s sweeping request for documents follows growing scrutiny of whether Chao used her position to help a New York-based shipping company owned by her father and sisters gain favor with the Chinese government.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said the standoff raises concerns that the White House or other executive branch officials are trying to prevent Joseph Maguire from complying in order to cover up serious misconduct.
Once a punchline, it became a surefire vehicle for fame boosting and image repair. Then it cast Sean Spicer.
The president awarded the Medal of Freedom to baseball legend Mariano Rivera, the latest in a growing list of sports stars to be honored.
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The Cars’ lead singer leaves behind a string of hits with remarkable, lasting appeal.
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Eric Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim that the Obamacare website cost more than Trump’s border barrier

The president's son also claimed he was quoting the actor Tim Allen, but that's wrong, too.
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The autistic children of Donor H898

At least a dozen children diagnosed with autism were conceived with sperm from the same donor, a reportedly unprecedented phenomenon that spurred a lawsuit.
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A conservative senator’s crusade against Big Tech

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