The push by President Trump and his personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, to influence the newly elected Ukrainian leader reveals a president apparently eager to wield the power of the United States to taint a political foe, confident that no one could hold him back.

‘A diplomatic disaster’: Ukrainian leaders feel trapped between warring Washington factions

Whether it gives in to President Trump or rejects his demand for an inquiry into Hunter Biden, Ukraine could jeopardize ties with its most important security backer.
Campaign 2020

Warren edges Biden, takes her first lead in prized Iowa poll

The poll from the Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom has Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 22 percent. Former vice president Joe Biden fell by 3 percentage points to 20 percent.
Analysis

Democrats could win Oval Office by running up score in House races

A center-left think tank’s analysis of all 235 districts held by Democrats identified high-value targets for the presidency and control of Congress.
Diners on the Amtrak Crescent train on Sept. 9. (Harrison Keely)
Diners on the Amtrak Crescent train on Sept. 9. (Harrison Keely)

End of an American tradition: Amtrak kills the traditional dining car

The rail operator will switch to prepackaged meals and ease restrictions on serving times. Amtrak says the change is driven by the desire to save money and lure younger riders.
The new tactic revealed a simmering anger toward a small group of tycoons and cronies who have accumulated enormous wealth and political clout, often through cozy relationships with the mainland.
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Analysis
The process that brought about the end of Brown’s short tenure with the Patriots began on the evening of Sept. 10, the day after the team announced a one-year contract.
In a country that has been stressed to the max over the past decade, tobacco is the main vice. Nearly 2 in 5 Greeks 15 and older smoke daily, the highest rate in Europe.
Uighurs living abroad say they have heard reports of jail and asset seizures for family members who sent money to relatives overseas. The effort appears aimed at cutting off Uighurs in China from relatives outside the country, analysts say.
The Bulldogs beat the Fighting Irish on Saturday night in Athens, a win to which their crowd absolutely contributed.
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