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    Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say

    Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say


    Stephen K. Bannon, one of President Trump’s chief advisers, left a meeting at the Capitol last week during negotiations on the American Health Care...

    Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House say they have restarted negotiations.
    5 Reasons Trump’s Promised Tax Overhaul Won’t Be So Easy

    5 Reasons Trump’s Promised Tax Overhaul Won’t Be So Easy


    Representative Kevin Brady, seated left, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, and Representative Greg Walden, both Republicans, at a House Rules Committee meeting about health care last...

    The president’s failure to push through broad health care overhaul has raised questions about the prospects of a sweeping rewrite of the tax code.
    Meet the Executioner. Your Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Over.

    Meet the Executioner. Your Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Over.


    C.P. Lacey, the Executioner at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night, in one of his James Brown...

    C.P. Lacey is starting his 30th year as the most feared character at Amateur Night: A tap-dancing dream killer who shoos booed contestants off stage.
    Automation Nation: Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

    Automation Nation: Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs


    Robot arms weld a vehicle at the General Motors plant in Lansing, Mich. Automakers are the biggest users of industrial robots, which have decreased employment and wages in local...

    Researchers are surprised to see very little employment increase in other occupations to offset the job losses in manufacturing.
    Ford to Expand U.S. Production of Trucks and S.U.V.s

    Ford to Expand U.S. Production of Trucks and S.U.V.s


    President Trump met with auto industry leaders including Ford’s chief executive, Mark Fields, far right, in Michigan two weeks...

    An investment of $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, praised by President Trump, will add or preserve 130 jobs at an engine factory.
    Engulfed in Battle, Mosul’s Civilians Run for Their Lives

    Engulfed in Battle, Mosul’s Civilians Run for Their Lives


    Civilians lined up for aid distribution in the Mamun neighborhood of...

    On the front lines of the fight against ISIS in west Mosul, a photojournalist for The Times documents the toll on Iraqis who have no safe way to escape.
    Daily Mail Compares 2 U.K. Leaders — Their Legs, Not Their Ideas

    Daily Mail Compares 2 U.K. Leaders — Their Legs, Not Their Ideas


    Nicola Sturgeon, left, the first minister of Scotland, and Theresa May, the British prime minister, met in Glasgow on Monday. Britain is preparing to formally notify the European Union of its intention to leave the...

    A front page with Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, and Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, elicited immediate outrage.
    Equal Pay for Men and Women? Iceland Wants Employers to Prove It

    Equal Pay for Men and Women? Iceland Wants Employers to Prove It


    At the Icelandic Customs agency, which participated in an equal pay pilot program, officials found that salaries were lower where women were employed as a large...

    Although the country has had equal pay laws for half a century, gaps still exist, and new legislation is intended to address the imbalances more forcefully.
    Bones Aboard South Korean Ferry Stir Hope, Then Anguish, in Relatives

    Bones Aboard South Korean Ferry Stir Hope, Then Anguish, in Relatives


    Relatives of victims of the Sewol disaster watching the recovered vessel off Jindo, South Korea, on Tuesday. Its raising last week prompted hopes that the remains of nine missing passengers would be...

    Officials reported finding human remains on the Sewol, nearly three years after the ship sank, but later said the bones were from an animal.
    11 Great Reads That Have Nothing to Do With Politics

    11 Great Reads That Have Nothing to Do With Politics


    No partisanship here. Just great stories about the world’s greatest book deal, the man who wrote “Groundhog Day” twice and famous love...

    No partisanship here. Just great stories about the world’s greatest book deal, the man who wrote “Groundhog Day” twice and famous love letters.

    Crossing Cultures: Black K-Pop Fans in America


    What draws so many black fans to Korean pop music? We explore the question on a Friday night in Newark, where thousands of fans pour in to see BTS, one of the most popular Korean pop bands in the...

    What draws so many black fans to Korean pop music? We explore the question on a Friday night in Newark, where thousands of fans pour in to see BTS, one of the most popular Korean pop bands in the world.
    An Alabama Prison’s Unrelenting Descent Into Violence

    An Alabama Prison’s Unrelenting Descent Into Violence


    The segregation unit at Alabama’s St. Clair Correctional Facility houses inmates in solitary confinement. Many have come to see the unit as a safe haven from the prison’s general...

    Even in a state with some of the nation’s most troubled and overcrowded prisons, St. Clair Correctional Facility stands out for its history of violence.
    2018 Dilemma for Republicans: Which Way Now on Obamacare?

    2018 Dilemma for Republicans: Which Way Now on Obamacare?


    “Repeal Obamacare” buttons at a Heritage Foundation booth during the Conservative Political Action Conference last month in National Harbor,...

    Caught between alienating their conservative base and angering a broader group of voters, Republicans risk losing their House majority.
    Australian Vote on Extradition Treaty With China Is Canceled

    Australian Vote on Extradition Treaty With China Is Canceled


    China’s premier, Li Keqiang, left, with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in Sydney last week. Australia’s decision not to ratify an extradition treaty may have surprised China, which has been waiting a decade since it was signed for it...

    The canceling of the vote by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signaled that concerns over China’s human rights record would continue to limit the two countries’ ties.
    Ralph Toledano Resigns From Puig in Fashion World Upheaval

    Ralph Toledano Resigns From Puig in Fashion World Upheaval


    Ralph Toledano during Paris Fashion Week in 2016. His exit from Puig is among the most significant management changes of an already tumultuous...

    The departure of the chief executive of Nina Ricci and Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest in an unprecedented stream of changes in the fashion industry.
    The Past Lives of Shirley MacLaine

    The Past Lives of Shirley MacLaine


    Shirley MacLaine, a film and television veteran, is happy holding attention as a walking compendium of Hollywood...

    At 82, the actress reflects on the golden age of Hollywood gossip, her quest for identity and the self-exploitation of social media.
    Climate Change Denialists in Charge

    Climate Change Denialists in Charge


    A view of a power plant in New York...

    Here are some of the voices of those central to environmental policy who have denied the effects of human-caused climate change.
    Back Channel to Trump: Loyal Aide in Trump Tower Acts as Gatekeeper

    Back Channel to Trump: Loyal Aide in Trump Tower Acts as Gatekeeper


    Rhona Graff, Donald J. Trump’s longtime executive assistant, in 2005. “Everybody knows in order to get through to him they have to go through me,” she once...

    The unofficial role of Rhona Graff, Mr. Trump’s longtime executive assistant, raises questions about whether the president is skirting the Federal Records Act.
    Investor Carl Icahn Dragged Into Gambler’s Insider Trading Trial

    Investor Carl Icahn Dragged Into Gambler’s Insider Trading Trial


    Carl Icahn, in 2015. Prosecutors are seeking to link his knowledge of Clorox stock with trades by William T. Walters, a sports gambling kingpin accused of insider...

    Mr. Icahn has not been charged with any wrongdoing. But prosecutors suggested the defendant, William Walters, might have made profitable trades based on tips from him.
    Netanyahu and Trump Skip Aipac Meeting

    Netanyahu and Trump Skip Aipac Meeting


    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke via a video link from Israel to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington on...

    The absence of the president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the high-profile conference spoke to the fluidity of the nations’ relationship.
    DealBook: Trump’s Take on Corporate Tax Rate Could Look Very Much Like Obama’s

    DealBook: Trump’s Take on Corporate Tax Rate Could Look Very Much Like Obama’s


    President Trump hosting business leaders in the White House shortly after his inauguration. He promised then that his plan would reduce the top corporate tax rate to 15 percent, a figure that has since kept...

    The rate may need to be 28 percent so the president’s plan is tax neutral. When Barack Obama proposed that figure, repeatedly, Republicans called it too high.
    News Analysis: In Protests, Kremlin Fears a Young Generation Stirring

    News Analysis: In Protests, Kremlin Fears a Young Generation Stirring


    Riot police officers detaining a protester in Moscow on Sunday. Hundreds of people were arrested, in many cases simply for showing up, in protests across the country on...

    The youthfulness of the anticorruption protesters across Russia this weekend surprised even organizers, and clearly rattled the government of Vladimir V. Putin.
    House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry

    House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry


    Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, at the Capitol on...

    The meeting was likely to intensify questions about what prompted the congressman to say that President Trump or others may have been “incidentally” wiretapped and who gave him the information.
    No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving U.S. Women’s Hockey Team

    No Resolution in Pay Dispute Involving U.S. Women’s Hockey Team


    The United States’ Hilary Knight celebrated after scoring against Finland’s Meeri Raisanen at the 2016 women’s hockey world championship in Kamloops, British...

    Pressing U.S.A. Hockey for a better deal, players had not yet achieved their objectives on Monday night. But their support grew to include several United State senators.
    White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding

    White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at the White House on Monday that his announcement on so-called sanctuary cities was essentially a continuation of an Obama-era...

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened painful consequences on Monday for so-called sanctuary cities.
    Michigan Allots $87 Million to Replace Flint’s Tainted Water Pipes

    Michigan Allots $87 Million to Replace Flint’s Tainted Water Pipes


    Workers replacing a home’s lead water line in Flint, Mich., in October. Under a proposed settlement, the city will replace pipes in and around thousands of homes by January...

    The proposed deal would settle a lawsuit that blamed city and state officials for failing to protect residents from drinking lead-tainted water for more than a year.
    In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

    In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age


    President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill creating Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, with former President Harry S. Truman, who had tried to establish national health insurance, seated at...

    Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
    Turk in Iran Sanctions Case Adds Rudy Giuliani to Legal Team

    Turk in Iran Sanctions Case Adds Rudy Giuliani to Legal Team


    Reza Zarrab, a prominent Turkish gold trader jailed in New York last year on charges of violating the United States sanctions on Iran, at a police center in Istanbul in...

    The former mayor is close to President Trump, raising the question of whether he was retained to help resolve Reza Zarrab’s case with the Trump administration.
    Books of The Times: A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War

    Books of The Times: A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War


    The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly...

    The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.

    Donald Trump’s Modest Boyhood Home in Queens Sells for Millions


    The buyer’s identity was shielded, but the sale was facilitated by a lawyer who specializes in real estate investments by overseas Chinese...

    The buyer’s identity was shielded, but the sale was facilitated by a lawyer who specializes in real estate investments by overseas Chinese buyers.

    Coalition Airstrikes Raising Concerns About Civilian Deaths


    Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its...

    Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.
    A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

    A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price


    At the ITER construction site, immense slabs of concrete lie in a ring like a modern-day...

    If a fusion experiment in France succeeds, it could shape the power plants of the future and contribute greatly to reducing planet-warming emissions.
    At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle

    At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle


    A man stood near several bodies recovered from a house that was destroyed in the Mosul Jidideh neighborhood. Scores of residents are believed to have been killed in American-led airstrikes that hit the neighborhood this...

    Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.
    U.S. to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul

    U.S. to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul


    American-led coalition instructors training Iraqi soldiers at a military base south of Baghdad in...

    The deployment includes two Army infantry companies and a platoon equipped to clear away roadside bombs. They are due to leave for Iraq within the next 36 hours.
    Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy

    Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy


    Representatives Adam B. Schiff, left, and Devin Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee spoke about their panel’s...

    The F.B.I. investigation into possible Trump campaign coordination with Russia and claims by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee raise questions.
    Grieving Father of Germanwings Co-Pilot Tries to Clear Son’s Name

    Grieving Father of Germanwings Co-Pilot Tries to Clear Son’s Name


    Günter Lubitz at a news conference on Friday, the second anniversary of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. Mr. Lubitz challenged investigators’ conclusion that his son Andreas had deliberately crashed the...

    Günter Lubitz insisted his son Andreas was not depressed two years ago when his plane smashed into a mountain, killing all 150 aboard.
    When Couples Divorce, Who Gets to Keep the Dog? (Or Cat.)

    When Couples Divorce, Who Gets to Keep the Dog? (Or Cat.)


    Charlene Lima, a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and her husky, Keiko. Ms. Lima has introduced a bill dealing with pet...

    Pets are normally just considered property. But now judges are being asked to consider their best interests in custody disputes.

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