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Tax Bill Is Likely to Undo Health Insurance Mandate, Republicans Say

Tax Bill Is Likely to Undo Health Insurance Mandate, Republicans Say

The sweeping tax overhaul approved Saturday by the Senate would eliminate penalties for people who go without insurance, a change not in the tax bill passed last month by the House.
A New Push to Expand New York’s Childhood Sexual Assault Law

A New Push to Expand New York’s Childhood Sexual Assault Law

Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is part of an effort to raise the limits on when victims of child sex abuse can sue.
For Trump, an Embassy in Jerusalem Is a Political Decision, Not a Diplomatic One

For Trump, an Embassy in Jerusalem Is a Political Decision, Not a Diplomatic One

Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and a Republican donor, attending a presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in September 2016.
Praise and Alarm From American Jews Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

Praise and Alarm From American Jews Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said he was concerned that President Trump’s announcement could delay or undermine the Middle East peace process.
Op-Ed Columnist: We’ll Be Cheerful if It Kills Us

Op-Ed Columnist: We’ll Be Cheerful if It Kills Us

Protesters gathered Wednesday before the House voted to expand the right to carry concealed firearms virtually anywhere in the country.
Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

Steve Lee of San Francisco, an investor in virtual currencies, said he considered Bitcoin more useful as a means of banking than as a form of payment.
Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

Coinbase employees lining up for free food in the gaming room of the company's office in San Francisco.
On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at a news conference on Wednesday. She was the first of what would be many Democratic senators who called for their colleague Al Franken to resign.

4 Reasons California’s Fires Are So Bad This Year

California has suffered unusually destructive fires this year. Here’s why.
Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Ann Marie Buerkle’s tenure as a commissioner on the board of the Consumer Product Safety Commission has come under fire now that President Trump has nominated her to lead the agency. Consumer
Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

Quincy Jones’s latest venture is Qwest TV, a service offering high-definition streams of jazz concerts and documentaries.
Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

Councilman Jumaane Williams during a meeting at City Hall.
Republicans Move to Resolve Tax Bill Differences as Cost Concerns Loom

Republicans Move to Resolve Tax Bill Differences as Cost Concerns Loom

Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the majority leader, at the Capitol on Tuesday. He called a more generous deduction for local taxes “a kind of reasonable idea.”
In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display

In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display

Four hundred reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo on Tuesday.

Who Pays Millions for a Painting?

Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here are a few other buyers with deep