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    Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?

    Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?


    With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these...

    With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these things.
    What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

    What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You


    Taxpayers will be able to deduct the interest paid on mortgage debt up to...

    Several expected changes made the final cut, including a big increase in the standard deduction and a reduction in state and local income tax breaks.
    Trump Administration Adds Restrictions for Visa-Waiver Countries

    Trump Administration Adds Restrictions for Visa-Waiver Countries


    Countries that participate in the American visa-waiver program will be asked to share more background information about visitors to the United States, homeland security officials said on...

    Countries whose citizens can visit the United States without a visa must step up their information sharing and put in effect other security measurements, American officials said.
    E.P.A. Contractor Has Spent Past Year Scouring the Agency for Anti-Trump Officials <div> </div>

    E.P.A. Contractor Has Spent Past Year Scouring the Agency for Anti-Trump Officials


    Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the E.P.A., last week. Many information requests focus on employees known to be questioning management at the agency since Mr. Pruitt was...

    A top executive has submitted at least 40 Freedom of Information Act requests targeting employees known to be questioning management at the E.P.A.
    Governors Look to Save Nafta Amid Washington’s Tough Talk

    Governors Look to Save Nafta Amid Washington’s Tough Talk


    Robert Lighthizer, center, the White House trade adviser who is leading the Nafta negotiations, with Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, and ldefonso Guajardo, Mexico’s economy...

    More state officials are warning about the dangers of upsetting the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the White House so far appears unmoved.

    What Has Bannon Blamed for Moore’s Problems?


    In the aftermath of Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama, a look back at all the people and institutions Stephen K. Bannon blamed for Moore’s failures on the campaign...

    In the aftermath of Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama, a look back at all the people and institutions Stephen K. Bannon blamed for Moore’s failures on the campaign trail.
    A.C.L.U. Goes to Court for 2 Undocumented Teenagers Seeking Abortions

    A.C.L.U. Goes to Court for 2 Undocumented Teenagers Seeking Abortions


    The American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers Friday evening at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington on behalf of two undocumented pregnant teenagers seeking...

    The organization is fighting what it says is a Trump administration policy of blocking undocumented minors’ access to abortion.
    As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening

    As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening


    Senator Marco Rubio in June in Washington. “If you look at all the benefits that are flowing,” particularly to multinational corporations, Mr. Rubio said, “it was important to be able to go back and do more for working...

    On Thursday, Marco Rubio took a stand: He threatened to vote no unless House and Senate negotiators expanded the child tax credit.
    Omarosa, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On

    Omarosa, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On


    Omarosa Manigault Newman, the departing director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. In television appearances, she has urged viewers to stay tuned to find out why she...

    As the spectacle surrounding Ms. Newman’s departure promises to carry over into the Trump administration’s second year, her telegenic antics have not been entertaining to several West Wing aides.
    Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage

    Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage


    A Trump administration rule reversed a decision by the Obama administration that generally required employers and insurers to provide women with coverage for contraceptives without co-payments, deductibles or other...

    A federal judge in Philadelphia allowed an Obama-era rule, generally requiring employers and insurers to pay for contraceptive costs, to continue.

    Many Questions, Few Answers on U.S. Claims of Iran Violations


    Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, presented what she said was evidence that Iran was violating one of its international agreements. John Ismay, a Times reporter, said the evidence fell short of proving her...

    Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, presented what she said was evidence that Iran was violating one of its international agreements. John Ismay, a Times reporter, said the evidence fell short of proving her claims.
    A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

    A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It


    Jessica Brescher of Dover, N.J., who works for a pharmaceutical company, said that even though a calculator showed she would get a modest tax cut next year from the Republican tax bill, she wasn’t sure what to...

    A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.

    Omarosa’s White House Show Is Canceled


    Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from...

    Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from controversy.
    Trump Judicial Nominee Attracts Scorn After Flopping in Hearing

    Trump Judicial Nominee Attracts Scorn After Flopping in Hearing


    Matthew S. Petersen, left, a nominee for a judgeship on a federal district court, was unable to answer basic legal questions asked by Senator John N. Kennedy,...

    The nominee, Matthew S. Petersen, was unable to answer basic legal questions during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
    A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt

    A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt


    Denise English, left, at a health center in Plainfield, N.J., counseled Sally Benjamin, right, about health care coverage options on Wednesday before the open enrollment deadline. The Affordable Care Act, even with diminished resources and support, has...

    Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment period, which ended Friday.
    Accused of Sexual Harassment, Andrea Ramsey Ends Kansas Congressional Run

    Accused of Sexual Harassment, Andrea Ramsey Ends Kansas Congressional Run


    Andrea Ramsey said Friday she would drop out of a congressional race in Kansas after sexual harassment allegations against her...

    Ms. Ramsey, a newcomer to politics, was running to unseat a Republican. She denies that she harassed a male subordinate, as alleged in a 2005 lawsuit.
    Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules

    Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules


    Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission chairman, before the commission’s vote on Thursday on net neutrality...

    Writers from across the political spectrum on the vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle Obama-era rules on net neutrality.
    House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe

    House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe


    Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he had a list of at least two dozen witnesses whom Republicans have been unwilling to call in their...

    With key interviews shoehorned into next week before the holiday break, the House Intelligence Committee appears to be rushing its Russia probe to an end.

    G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon


    Roy S. Moore’s loss in Alabama has stirred up fresh worry that Republicans are again descending again into Tea Party-type spasms of self-defeating...

    Roy S. Moore’s loss in Alabama has stirred up fresh worry that Republicans are again descending again into Tea Party-type spasms of self-defeating rage.
    With Billions at Stake in Tax Debate, Lobbyists Played Hardball

    With Billions at Stake in Tax Debate, Lobbyists Played Hardball


    Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio and a member of the congressional conference committee formed to merge the House and Senate tax bills, last month in...

    The rapid pace of the tax bill moving through Congress left lobbyists with little time and few lawmakers to press for changes in the $1.5 trillion overhaul.