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China’s Leaders Meet, and See ‘Critical Battles’ on Economy and Pollution

China’s Leaders Meet, and See ‘Critical Battles’ on Economy and Pollution

President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, where Mr. Li laid out the Chinese government’s goals for 2018.
Here Is Why Florida Has So Much Trouble Passing Gun Laws

Here Is Why Florida Has So Much Trouble Passing Gun Laws

Protesters rallying for gun control outside the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. Senators there briefly approved a two-year moratorium on sales of AR-15s on Saturday, before reconsidering it.
Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: King of Chaos

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: King of Chaos

President Trump at the White House last week.
Big Wall Street Banks See Chance to Weaken Post-Crisis Rule

Big Wall Street Banks See Chance to Weaken Post-Crisis Rule

JPMorgan Chase’s headquarters in Manhattan. The bank is one of the major industry players seeking to weaken a requirement in the Dodd-Frank law that is aimed at ensuring banks can withstand financial
Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Starcity is renovating two large buildings in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood to turn into dorm rooms for the middle class.
Trump Advisers Fervently Defend Tariffs (Unless They Change, That Is)

Trump Advisers Fervently Defend Tariffs (Unless They Change, That Is)

President Trump said last week that he would impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, rattling stock markets.
The Shift: Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley

The Shift: Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley

Representative Tim Ryan, back left in tie, organized a bus tour through the Midwest with about a dozen venture capitalists.
Days After Powerful Storm, Hundreds of Thousands Remain Without Power

Days After Powerful Storm, Hundreds of Thousands Remain Without Power

Con Edison crews working to restore power in the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens in New York on Sunday.
Europe Once Saw Xi Jinping as a Hedge Against Trump. Not Anymore.

Europe Once Saw Xi Jinping as a Hedge Against Trump. Not Anymore.

The announcement that President Xi Jinping could become China’s ruler for life has punctured his promise to be “a reliable stakeholder” in the global order.
Once-Feared Afghan Warlord Is Still Causing Trouble, but Talking Peace

Once-Feared Afghan Warlord Is Still Causing Trouble, but Talking Peace

Hezb-i-Islami supporters waited in May to enter Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, where Gulbuddin Hekmatyar would address the crowd a day after returning to the country.
David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 75

David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 75

David Ogden Stiers, left, with Harry Morgan and William Christopher in a scene from “M*A*S*H.”
Charles Wilson, Top Brain Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 88

Charles Wilson, Top Brain Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 88

Dr. Charles Wilson preparing for surgery. He would sometimes work in three operating rooms simultaneously.
Defying the Odds, Kellyanne Conway Steps Back and Hangs On

Defying the Odds, Kellyanne Conway Steps Back and Hangs On

Kellaynne Conway, the president’s counselor, has limited her news media interviews after an early outspoken role.
Threat of Shootings Turns School Security Into a Growth Industry

Threat of Shootings Turns School Security Into a Growth Industry

A ballistic shelter designed to protect students from tornadoes now doubles as a potential hide-out in a classroom at Healdton Elementary School in Oklahoma. Each shelter has video monitors, a battery
State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.

State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.

Rex W. Tillerson, the secretary of state, has voiced skepticism that the United States is capable of doing anything to counter Russian meddling.
‘President for Life’? Trump’s Remarks About Xi Find Fans in China

‘President for Life’? Trump’s Remarks About Xi Find Fans in China

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Saturday, after spending some of the weekend in Florida.