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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.
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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.

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

The rail operator will do away with onboard kitchens and switch to prepackaged meals, while easing restrictions on serving times. Amtrak says the change is driven by the desire to save money and lure a younger generation of riders.
The Pentagon is diverting hundreds of millions allocated by Congress for the restoration of Camp Santiago to the construction of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The industry has taken a hit as a result of the uncertainty caused by President Trump’s trade war and by Brexit. And when the car industry in Europe’s largest economy is hurting, it can be bad news for the whole country — and the wider continent.
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The relationship unraveled within days when Brown’s off-field behavior took a more disturbing turn with allegations of rape, sexual assault and intimidation.
Northrop Grumman is poised to take over an Air Force project to replace aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. Boeing wants the government to force Northrop to collaborate.
The Muppet character Julia sits in the middle of a dispute between the most prominent U.S. autism organization advocating for early intervention, and autistic adults who see the condition as a difference, not a disease needing a cure.
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Both airy and sturdy, the discounted, handheld-only “Lite” model of Nintendo’s hit console is the most comfortable mobile gaming device ever made.
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Biden’s awkward, tense moments at first 2020 LGBTQ forum
Biden’s awkward, tense moments at first 2020 LGBTQ forum
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