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Trump and the warping of democratic governance

The Ukraine story highlights the degree to which traditional checks and balances have been weakened under this president.

How Trump, Giuliani pressured Ukraine to probe president’s rivals

New revelations about President Trump’s efforts to influence Ukraine are fueling questions about whether he used his office to try to force a foreign country to take actions to damage his political opponents.
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Running up the score in House races could deliver White House to Democrats

A center-left think tank’s analysis of all 235 districts held by Democrats identified high-value political targets for the presidency and control of the House and Senate.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (AP)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (AP)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. (Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. (Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. (AP)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. (AP)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. (AP)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. (AP)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. (AP)
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. (AP)

The NFL’s great quarterback transition is happening, and the most flexible teams will thrive

More than half of this weekend’s starting quarterbacks entered the league in the past four years, including nine players who are rookies or in their second year. It reflects the way franchises have evolved in building around passers.
Medical Mysteries

Nearly 100 doctors have tried to diagnose this man’s devastating illness — without success

Physicians found his veins grossly enlarged and too stretchy — but they don’t know why or how to treat it. And they’ve never seen a similar case.

‘They weren’t listening’: How Congress failed to act on a deadly drug’s harrowing rise

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