Trump questions patriotism of whistleblower who sparked Ukraine firestorm

President Trump asked if the anonymous U.S. intelligence official is “on our Country’s side” a day after he appeared to confirm that he mentioned Joe Biden in a call with the Ukrainian president.
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Analysis

Trump just inched toward spilling the beans on Ukraine

President Trump suggested that there would be nothing wrong with him withholding funding to a country such as Ukraine if it refused to root out “corruption” — hypothetically speaking, of course.

Greta Thunberg to world leaders: If you fail us, ‘we will never forgive you’

The teenage climate change activist told leaders assembled at the United Nations, “You have stolen my dreams and childhood with your empty words.”
A night raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Helmand province sparked allegations of civilian casualties and raised questions about Taliban pledges to cut ties with the group.
Campaign 2020
In 2016, the Vermont senator basked in big crowds and liberal popularity. He’s now being eclipsed by Warren.
Carmen Blandin Tarleton has been forced to confront two possibilities: receive another new face or undergo reconstruction of her original face — and return to her disfigurement.
Analysis
Mom-and-pop vape shops were the great small-business success story of the decade. New regulations could wipe them out and allow big tobacco and big tech to dominate the fast-growing industry.
The Emmy Awards
Analysis
Here’s everything you missed from the show, from Billy Porter's historic win to Julia Louis-Dreyfus's record-denying loss.
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The end of an American tradition: The Amtrak dining car

America’s railroad is launching new menus and upgraded accommodations in its place on some of its long-distance trains.
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How Texas barbecue found a home in rural Sweden

It turns out that Swedes have an unlikely predilection for the American South.
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North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years

A sweeping new study says a steep decline in bird abundance, including among common species, amounts to “an overlooked biodiversity crisis.”
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British travel firm Thomas Cook leaves hundreds of thousands stranded
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