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    China Confirms Details of Trump-Xi Meeting at Mar-a-Lago


    President Xi Jinping of China will visit President Trump at his Florida estate next week for the two leaders’ first summit meeting, the Chinese Foreign Ministry...

    President Xi Jinping of China will visit President Trump at his Florida estate next week for the two leaders’ first summit meeting, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
    In Empty Offices, Critics See Evidence of Trump Devaluing Science

    In Empty Offices, Critics See Evidence of Trump Devaluing Science


    Michael Kratsios, center, the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, with Jay Carney, left, a former press secretary for President Obama, and Reed Cordish, an adviser to President Trump, at a Washington luncheon in...

    Scores of scientists and technology experts have left the White House, and conservatives — and the president — have questioned whether they need to be replaced.
    Repeal of Bathroom Law Could Be Boon for North Carolina Sports Fans

    Repeal of Bathroom Law Could Be Boon for North Carolina Sports Fans


    The North Carolina Tar Heels after winning their region in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament on Sunday in Memphis. Coach Roy Williams, left, has been outspoken in opposing the state law known as House Bill...

    The law, which curbed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, had led sports organizations such as the N.C.A.A. to cancel events in the state.
    Hawaii Judge Extends Order Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

    Hawaii Judge Extends Order Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban


    Douglas Chin, Hawaii’s attorney general, during a news conference this month in...

    The judge, Derrick Watson of Federal District Court, issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments.
    E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide

    E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide


    Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Tuesday. Mr. Pruitt rejected a petition filed a decade ago by two environmental groups asking that the agency ban all uses of...

    E.P.A. scientists had concluded that exposure to the chemical, chlorpyrifos, which has been in use since 1965, was potentially causing significant health consequences.
    Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, Will Become a Federal Employee

    Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, Will Become a Federal Employee


    Ivanka Trump during a meeting with female small-business owners at the White House on...

    The president’s elder daughter had drawn criticism from ethics experts after saying she would serve as an informal adviser to her father.
    Senate Intelligence Committee Leaders Vow Thorough Russian Investigation

    Senate Intelligence Committee Leaders Vow Thorough Russian Investigation


    Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, right, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, updated reporters about their ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election on...

    The top Republican and Democrat on the committee pledged to forge ahead, while seeking to distance themselves from the troubled House inquiry.
    Stepping Out, Melania Trump Honors Women Affected by Bias and Abuse

    Stepping Out, Melania Trump Honors Women Affected by Bias and Abuse


    Melania Trump, the first lady, presented an award to Fadia Najib-Thabet of Yemen at the State Department in Washington on...

    In a rare speech, she challenged a State Department audience to put themselves in the shoes of women — victims of domestic abuse, gender bias, or violence — who have fought injustice.

    State Department Worker Is Accused of Hiding Ties to China


    Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, was charged with felony obstruction and lying to the F.B.I. after her ties to the Chinese were uncovered, the authorities...

    Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, was charged with felony obstruction and lying to the F.B.I. after her ties to the Chinese were uncovered, the authorities said.
    Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain

    Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain


    A demonstration last month in Sitra, Bahrain, marking the sixth anniversary of major protests in the country. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has decided to lift all human rights conditions on a sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to...

    The decision could mend a rift with a critical Middle East ally, but it is bound to be read by other nations in the region as a sign the administration will ease human rights demands.
    Shots Fired at Capitol as Driver Tries to Run Down Officers

    Shots Fired at Capitol as Driver Tries to Run Down Officers


    A Capitol police officer examined bullet holes in a car that had reportedly tried to ram a cruiser outside the Capitol in Washington on...

    A United States Capitol Police spokeswoman said a woman had been taken into custody and no one was hurt.
    Little Sign of a ‘Trump Bump’ in the Economic Forecast

    Little Sign of a ‘Trump Bump’ in the Economic Forecast


    Valdese Weavers in Burke County, N.C., is hiring, but can’t always find the right employees. “We could train an undereducated person in the past,” its chief executive, Michael Shelton, said. “But the textile industry has changed, and we need a...

    Despite upbeat sentiment among consumers and investors in the new year, actual growth estimates are modest for the quarter and beyond.
    Justices Dig Through 1984 Murder, Weighing Withheld Evidence

    Justices Dig Through 1984 Murder, Weighing Withheld Evidence


    The garage in a Washington alley where Catherine Fuller was murdered. Eight defendants were convicted of assaulting and killing...

    The legal question was about prosecutors withholding evidence about another suspect, but the argument was dominated by an effort to reconstruct what happened decades ago.
    Justices Side With Free-Speech Challenge to Credit Card Fees

    Justices Side With Free-Speech Challenge to Credit Card Fees


    The case before the Supreme Court was part of a long-running dispute between some merchants, who want to steer customers toward using cash, and credit card companies, which want to make their fees invisible to...

    The justices ruled in favor of five New York businesses that wanted to inform their customers that they imposed a surcharge for the use of credit cards.
    Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Words on Energy and Jobs

    Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Words on Energy and Jobs


    President Trump was joined by a group of coal miners on Tuesday as he signed an executive order that rolled back many of President Barack Obama’s climate-change...

    President Trump claimed undue credit for job gains and miscast the effect of his executive orders on energy.
    What Cold War Intrigue Can Tell Us About the Trump-Russia Inquiry

    What Cold War Intrigue Can Tell Us About the Trump-Russia Inquiry


    The “taxi phone” on Kastanayevskaya Street in the Moscow suburbs where Paul Stombaugh was ambushed in June...

    Events rooted in 1985, which became known as the Year of the Spy, in some ways mirror those that were set in motion during the 2016 presidential election.
    Like Trump, White House Staff Will Skip Correspondents Dinner

    Like Trump, White House Staff Will Skip Correspondents Dinner


    Sean M. Spicer, the White House press secretary, will skip the White House Correspondents Dinner next month, along with the rest of the White House...

    The administration said the entire White House staff would not attend the event next month, in solidarity with the president, who had already said he would not attend.
    Amid White House Tumult, Pence Offers Trump a Steady Hand

    Amid White House Tumult, Pence Offers Trump a Steady Hand


    Vice President Pence after swearing in Mick Mulvaney as the White House budget director in...

    As other advisers floundered in recent weeks, the vice president has emerged as an effective wingman for a president short on competent help.
    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.