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Right and Left React to the Prospect of a Government Shutdown

Right and Left React to the Prospect of a Government Shutdown

Speaker Paul D. Ryan spoke at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Stansfield Turner, C.I.A. Director Who Confronted Communism Under Carter, Dies at 94

Stansfield Turner, C.I.A. Director Who Confronted Communism Under Carter, Dies at 94

Stansfield Turner in 1979. Mr. Turner took over leadership of the C.I.A. two years earlier, succeeding George Bush.
New Zealand’s Leader, Jacinda Ardern, Says She Is Pregnant

New Zealand’s Leader, Jacinda Ardern, Says She Is Pregnant

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand and her partner, Clarke Gayford, spoke with reporters on Friday after she announced that she was pregnant.

A Drone Saves Two Swimmers in Australia

Lifeguards at a beach in New South Wales were testing a new drone when swimmers in distress were spotted and then saved.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Breakdown in Trust That Could Shut Down the Government

Op-Ed Contributor: The Breakdown in Trust That Could Shut Down the Government

Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, answering questions about the possibility of a government shutdown.

Cities’ Bizarre Bids to Be Amazon’s New Home

In seeking a home for its second headquarters, Amazon winnowed a list of 238 candidates to 20 finalists, including Atlanta, Nashville and Miami.
An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth L. Marcus is President Trump’s nominee to serve as the next assistant secretary for civil rights in the Education Department.
Crude, Yes, but Not Like Weinstein: French Man Sues MeToo Accuser

Crude, Yes, but Not Like Weinstein: French Man Sues MeToo Accuser

Sandra Muller, a French journalist working in New York, started the hashtag BalanceTonPorc, or ExposeYourPig, last October.
The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

Some White House officials believe that John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, has been hurt by the extraordinarily high expectations that he would bring discipline and moderation to a freewheeling
Trump’s Evolving Words on the Wall

Trump’s Evolving Words on the Wall

Prototypes of the border wall displayed in California in October.
Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

Protesting rent increases outside a property management office in Redwood City, Calif., where private equity firms have been buying buildings that typically house lower-income workers and marketing
Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan

Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan

A proposal to charge drivers in the busiest parts of Manhattan is designed to unsnarl city streets. Midtown traffic now crawls at an average of 4.7 miles per hour.
Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.’s Doomsday-Machine Politics

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.’s Doomsday-Machine Politics

A mother took her daughter, who is covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program, to demonstrate in Washington last month in favor of funding for the program.
House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

From left, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders, at the Capitol on Wednesday.
U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

The United States Consulate building complex in West Jerusalem. Many believe this consulate building, completed several years ago and serving both American citizens in this area and visa-seeking