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    Sidebar: A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?

    Sidebar: A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?


    President Trump boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House this month. Legal experts disagree about whether the Constitution allows for a president to be...

    The Constitution includes detailed instructions for impeachment. But there’s no clear answer on whether a president may be criminally prosecuted.
    North Korean Tests Add Urgency for U.S. to Fix Defense Flaws

    North Korean Tests Add Urgency for U.S. to Fix Defense Flaws


    The medium-range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, shown in this undated image, was tested recently at an undisclosed location in North Korea. The North has successfully tested solid-fueled missiles four...

    The North has recently test-fired missiles based on a technology that would give the United States little warning of an attack. And they seem to work.
    Senior P.G.A. Championship, Held at Trump National Golf Club, Draws Protests

    Senior P.G.A. Championship, Held at Trump National Golf Club, Draws Protests


    A helicopter on Friday at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. Protesters descended on the area around the course this weekend during the P.G.A. Senior...

    Despite continuing criticism, President Trump has rejected calls to fully divest from his family’s golfing empire, which reportedly accounts for about half of his personal revenue.
    Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

    Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts


    Testing blood samples for the Zika virus last year at a C.D.C. lab in San Juan, P.R. The agency would see an overall 17 percent funding cut under the president’s proposed...

    One aspect of national security would be shortchanged in the president’s budget proposal: protecting against deadly pathogens, man-made or natural.
    The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’

    The Coat of Arms Said ‘Integrity.’ Now It Says ‘Trump.’


    The crest, right, that President Trump displays at his American properties is a coat of arms, left, that British authorities granted to another...

    The emblem used by the Trump Organization in the United States had to be changed in Britain, since it belongs to another family.
    Right, Left and Center: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

    Right, Left and Center: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss


    A Trump supporter in Ohio last year wearing a “Hillary for Prison”...

    Read about how the other side thinks: The danger of “lock them up” politics, why progressives should be wary of Tulsi Gabbard, and the six blocs Trump needs to survive.
    Critic's Notebook: Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor

    Critic's Notebook: Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor


    Mrs. Trump wore a black lace sheath dress by Dolce & Gabbana with a matching veil to meet the pope. Some critics wondered why the first lady chose to cover her head at the Vatican but not in Saudi Arabia, where most Muslim women wear...

    Nine days, five countries, and more than a dozen outfits: the first lady makes a statement abroad.
    Trump Says NATO Allies Don’t Pay Their Share. Is That True?

    Trump Says NATO Allies Don’t Pay Their Share. Is That True?


    President Trump gathered with other foreign leaders, including Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, at the new NATO headquarters in Brussels on...

    When the president suggests that many allies “owe massive amounts of money” to the alliance, he has a point, but he mischaracterizes the way it works.
    Senator John Kennedy (No, Not That One) Embraces Anonymity

    Senator John Kennedy (No, Not That One) Embraces Anonymity


    Senator John Kennedy, a longtime Louisiana state treasurer and former Democrat, on Capitol Hill this week. Most of his colleagues “are very, very nice,” he...

    The freshman Republican from Louisiana has a famous name and a low-key approach — except for the occasional comedic swing.
    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.