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    Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch

    Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch


    The justices said Wednesday that schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for students with...

    The justices said schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.
    In Greeting to Iranian People, Trump Leaves Out Their Government

    In Greeting to Iranian People, Trump Leaves Out Their Government


    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, during celebrations this week for the Persian New Year, or...

    The White House sent out a greeting for Nowruz, the Persian New Year, after hard-liners in the administration pruned lines seen as olive branches to Tehran.

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    As lawmakers battle over health care, businesses and other groups are already gearing up, and taking to the airwaves, for the fight to come over...

    As lawmakers battle over health care, businesses and other groups are already gearing up, and taking to the airwaves, for the fight to come over taxes.

    Gorsuch Completes His 20-Hour Test. So How Did He Do?


    Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee, went through three days of hearings that left the Senate Judiciary Committee about where it...

    Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee, went through three days of hearings that left the Senate Judiciary Committee about where it began.
    Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill

    Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill


    Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus. More than 25 of its members were said to oppose the...

    With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support.
    Now on Twitter: Chelsea Clinton, Unbound

    Now on Twitter: Chelsea Clinton, Unbound


    Chelsea Clinton in Ann Arbor, Mich., last fall during a campaign event for Hillary...

    Is her confrontational tweeting about the Trump administration a sign of the new Chelsea Clinton or a public unveiling of the one who existed all along?
    Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says

    Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says


    Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday that the actions by the committee’s chairman were “deeply...

    The White House seized on the comments as evidence of wiretapping, but the remarks indicated that the intelligence targets were foreign officials, not President Trump.
    Democrats Fail to Move Gorsuch Off Script and Beyond Generalities

    Democrats Fail to Move Gorsuch Off Script and Beyond Generalities


    Judge Neil M. Gorsuch answering questions on Wednesday at a Senate Judiciary hearing on his nomination to the Supreme...

    Senate Democrats made an issue of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that rejected the approach Judge Gorsuch had taken in a different case.
    Alexander Acosta, Labor Nominee, Dismisses Concerns Over Political Pressure

    Alexander Acosta, Labor Nominee, Dismisses Concerns Over Political Pressure


    Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, background, and Ted Cruz of Texas introduced R. Alexander Acosta, center, at his confirmation hearing for labor secretary on...

    The president’s second pick to lead the Labor Department told senators he would not allow partisan considerations to influence his decisions.
    Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump

    Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump


    The Wall Street Journal newsroom in New York in 2010. The Journal published an editorial on Tuesday night that called President Trump “his own worst political...

    The editorial said President Trump was damaging his presidency with “exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”
    Live Briefing: Confirmation Hearing: Highlights From Judge Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing

    Live Briefing: Confirmation Hearing: Highlights From Judge Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing


    Judge Neil M. Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Tuesday on Capitol Hill. His testimony was folksier, a little more combative and a little more...

    Democratic senators were frustrated in the first round of confirmation hearings for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, who offered little insight on his thoughts on contentious legal matters.
    Foreign Growth ‘Off the Table’: Conversation With Trump Hotel Chief

    Foreign Growth ‘Off the Table’: Conversation With Trump Hotel Chief


    Eric Danziger at Trump Tower last month. He said Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are closely involved in the hotel company’s new Scion...

    Eric Danziger, who is contending with a thicket of ethical considerations, says the company will not be “growing the brands outside the United States.”
    Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level

    Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level


    A research plane surveying ice thickness in the Arctic in August. Much of the ice in the region appears to be thinner than...

    Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.
    Hunt for Joseph Kony, No Longer Seen as a Threat, May Shrink

    Hunt for Joseph Kony, No Longer Seen as a Threat, May Shrink


    An American Special Forces officer, in sunglasses, speaking with troops from the Central African Republic and Uganda, in Obo, Central African Republic, while searching for Joseph Kony in...

    The Pentagon wants to shift to a more narrow pursuit of Mr. Kony, the African warlord whose guerrilla group gained notoriety for its use of child soldiers.

    On Washington: Joviality at Neil Gorsuch’s Hearing Masks Drama Behind the Scenes


    Even as the Supreme Court nominee continues testifying Wednesday, the real struggle is moving to the Senate floor, where the parties appear on course for a...

    Even as the Supreme Court nominee continues testifying Wednesday, the real struggle is moving to the Senate floor, where the parties appear on course for a showdown.

    U.S. Military Investigating Reports of Civilian Deaths in Syria Airstrike


    Military officials say the airstrike targeted Qaeda operatives, but activists and residents have said the site was part of a religious complex where 49 civilians were...

    Military officials say the airstrike targeted Qaeda operatives, but activists and residents have said the site was part of a religious complex where 49 civilians were killed.
    Gorsuch Says He’d Rule Against Trump if Law Required It

    Gorsuch Says He’d Rule Against Trump if Law Required It


    This time in public, Judge Gorsuch called the president’s attacks on judges “disheartening and...

    The Supreme Court nominee also repeated his earlier private criticism of the president’s attacks on judges who rule against him.
    Spicer Says Maryland Rape Case Shows Need for Illegal Immigration Crackdown

    Spicer Says Maryland Rape Case Shows Need for Illegal Immigration Crackdown


    A local TV news reporter asked Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, on Tuesday whether reports of the attack made President Trump want to issue an executive order that would allow public schools to deny enrollment to undocumented immigrant...

    The White House press secretary took a local reporter’s question about a criminal investigation at Rockville High School in a suburb of Washington.
    Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles

    Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles


    An image distributed by the North Korean government showing the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, visiting a missile test center in North Pyongan Province. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental...

    The United States has been trying to sabotage North Korea’s missile program. President Trump must decide what to do next.