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Sanders, Buttigieg Lead in New Hampshire Poll: Campaign Update

Sanders, Buttigieg Lead in New Hampshire Poll: Campaign Update

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are statistically tied for the lead in New Hampshire in a poll just days before the primary.
Death of a Hero Doctor Sparks Crisis of Confidence in Xi’s China

Death of a Hero Doctor Sparks Crisis of Confidence in Xi’s China

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government has worked hard to channel public anxiety over the new coronavirus into patriotic fervor. But the death of a 34-year-old doctor on Friday has unleashed a wave
Trump Impeachment Win Clears Path for Emboldened President

Trump Impeachment Win Clears Path for Emboldened President

Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate delivered an expected yet exhilarating victory to the White House, freeing a president who has for years operated under the threat of impeachment and longed for
Biden Slump in Iowa May Signal Bigger Campaign Woes

Biden Slump in Iowa May Signal Bigger Campaign Woes

Joe Biden has staked his presidential campaign on the argument that he is best positioned to ride anti-Trump sentiment to a victory in the general election. But his poor showing in the Iowa caucus
Twitter Will Label, Remove ‘Deepfake’ Videos Under New Policy

Twitter Will Label, Remove ‘Deepfake’ Videos Under New Policy

Twitter Inc. will start labeling, and in some cases removing, doctored or manipulated media that users share on the platform beginning next month.
Sanders, Biden and Warren Bunched at Top in a New Hampshire Poll

Sanders, Biden and Warren Bunched at Top in a New Hampshire Poll

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are bunched at the top in a poll of likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire -- and many of those surveyed indicated they may still change their
Sanders Leads in Iowa on Eve of Caucuses in Emerson Poll

Sanders Leads in Iowa on Eve of Caucuses in Emerson Poll

Bernie Sanders led with 28% support from Democrats in a statewide Iowa poll released on the eve of Monday’s caucuses.
Republicans Prepare to Acquit Trump, Defend Votes on Evidence

Republicans Prepare to Acquit Trump, Defend Votes on Evidence

Senator Lamar Alexander will vote to acquit Donald Trump even though he says the president crossed a line by withholding U.S. aid to Ukraine as a way to “encourage” an investigation into a political
It’s Kochs vs. Mercers in the Right’s Big Tech Brawl

It’s Kochs vs. Mercers in the Right’s Big Tech Brawl

Conservative Republicans and their backers think libertarian groups and right-wing nonprofits are shielding tech companies from regulation.
Mistrust Hampers Hong Kong’s Battle to Hold Back China Virus

Mistrust Hampers Hong Kong’s Battle to Hold Back China Virus

Hong Kong was always going to face a huge challenge holding back a disease outbreak raging in mainland China. Deep mistrust built up over seven months of protests in the city is making that task even
Rio’s Dirty, Foul-Smelling Water Renews Privatization Push

Rio’s Dirty, Foul-Smelling Water Renews Privatization Push

The cloudy, foul-smelling water that runs from the taps in Rio de Janeiro is the latest crisis to rock the iconic city, underscoring the urgency behind a push to privatize public services like
Trump Doesn’t Deny Asking for Envoy’s Ouster: Impeachment Update

Trump Doesn’t Deny Asking for Envoy’s Ouster: Impeachment Update

House managers will wrap up their case against President Donald Trump on Friday, completing three days of arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Trump’s lawyers are set to begin presenting his
Fractured Peru Congress Would Be Welcome News to President

Fractured Peru Congress Would Be Welcome News to President

Four months after the shock dissolution of Peru’s Congress, President Martin Vizcarra’s gamble looks set to pay off once new lawmakers are elected Sunday.
Carrie Lam Courts Davos Elites With Dim Sum to Sell Hong Kong

Carrie Lam Courts Davos Elites With Dim Sum to Sell Hong Kong

Carrie Lam hosted 200 business and political leaders for dim sum and cocktails at a Swiss ski resort Thursday to reassure them that Hong Kong’s future is bright. It was a tough sell.
Bezos Hack Claim Clouds Start of Big Year for Saudi Crown Prince

Bezos Hack Claim Clouds Start of Big Year for Saudi Crown Prince

The incendiary claim that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was involved in hacking Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos’s mobile phone will refocus critical attention on the controversial
Xi Isn’t Tightening China’s Grip on Hong Kong, Carrie Lam Says

Xi Isn’t Tightening China’s Grip on Hong Kong, Carrie Lam Says

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered personal assurances that he wouldn’t use protests in Hong Kong as an excuse to increase Beijing’s control over the city, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said, as she
Late-Night Amendment Again Shelved by GOP: Impeachment Update

Late-Night Amendment Again Shelved by GOP: Impeachment Update

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began Tuesday, making him the third president in U.S. history to face possible removal from office by the Senate. He is charged with abusing his office and obstructing
Trump’s Growing European Base

Trump’s Growing European Base

Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.
Tsai’s Record Victory Moves Taiwan Further From Xi’s Grasp

Tsai’s Record Victory Moves Taiwan Further From Xi’s Grasp

Xi Jinping’s goal of bringing Taiwan under his control moved further out of his grasp as the island re-elected a president who has vowed to defend its sovereignty, drawing accusations of cheating and
Ghosn Takes His Case to a Global Court of Public Opinion

Ghosn Takes His Case to a Global Court of Public Opinion

But the former Nissan head’s legal jeopardy may grow as Interpol and Japan put on the pressure.