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    Fed, Leaving Rates Unchanged, Expects to Wind Down Stimulus ‘Relatively Soon’

    Fed, Leaving Rates Unchanged, Expects to Wind Down Stimulus ‘Relatively Soon’


    Janet L. Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, has acknowledged recent weakness in inflation, but has said that she expects it to...

    The Federal Reserve is wrapping up its post-crisis economic stimulus campaign, and said the next step would come “relatively soon,” so long as moderate economic growth continues.
    Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs

    Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs


    President Trump with Terry Gou, the chairman of the Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn, at the White House on Wednesday, where the company announced plans for a new plant in...

    White House officials highlighted President Trump’s negotiations with the world’s largest contract electronics maker, to secure the project, which they said would represent a $10 billion investment.

    The G.O.P.’s Health Care Hail Mary: ‘Skinny Repeal’


    Margot Sanger-Katz, a New York Times correspondent, explains the implications of a new, more modest health care bill Republicans are working...

    Margot Sanger-Katz, a New York Times correspondent, explains the implications of a new, more modest health care bill Republicans are working on.
    How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate

    How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate


    Dairy cows in Fresno County, Calif. Some of the reductions in a state proposal to reduce emissions would come from curbing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from manure piles at dairy...

    California wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions more than even President Barack Obama had proposed. But can the state pull it off, or will it falter?
    Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

    Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military


    President Trump arriving with the first lady, Melania Trump, in Vienna, Ohio, for his rally on...

    President Trump said the military cannot be burdened with what he called “the tremendous medical costs” of allowing transgender service members.
    A Hot Microphone Catches Senate Gossip, but No Duel Transpires

    A Hot Microphone Catches Senate Gossip, but No Duel Transpires


    Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, was heard saying on Tuesday that she was “worried” about President...

    Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, were recorded disparaging President Trump and another G.O.P. lawmaker.
    New Ethics Chief Has Fought to Roll Back Restrictions

    New Ethics Chief Has Fought to Roll Back Restrictions


    David J. Apol had a disagreement with the departing director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter M. Shaub Jr., as recently as this...

    David J. Apol has sought to loosen ethics requirements on federal employees, and will face an early test when he makes a decision on Anthony Scaramucci.
    Forces Align Against a New Military Branch to ‘Win Wars’ in Space

    Forces Align Against a New Military Branch to ‘Win Wars’ in Space


    The Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs. If a military spending bill is approved, the Air Force will be required to establish a separate Space Corps by...

    The Space Corps, which would be created within the Air Force, has formidable skeptics, including the defense secretary and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    Coast Guard Shelves Plans to Shut Down Potomac Near a Trump Resort

    Coast Guard Shelves Plans to Shut Down Potomac Near a Trump Resort


    Adam Van Grack, a lawyer and the chairman of USA Canoe/Kayak, the national governing body for the Olympic sports, this month on the Potomac River in Poolesville,...

    A public outcry led the Coast Guard to ease a security zone at Trump National Golf Club on the river for boats, kayaks and other watercraft.

    Sessions Once Again Threatens Sanctuary Cities


    The attorney general told cities and states they could lose millions of dollars in federal grants unless they cooperate with immigration...

    The attorney general told cities and states they could lose millions of dollars in federal grants unless they cooperate with immigration agents.
    ‘People Love You’: For Trump, a Welcome Escape From the Capital

    ‘People Love You’: For Trump, a Welcome Escape From the Capital


    President Trump arrived at Andrews Air Force Base after addressing the Boy Scouts of America's 2017 National Scout Jamboree on...

    The president escaped Washington in search of more appreciative audiences and found that he still enjoys campaign-style rallies.
    Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal

    Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal


    The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, at the Capitol on...

    The fact that the plan came up well short of even 50 votes was an ominous sign for Republican leaders still grappling with a formula to pass final health care legislation later this week.
    On Washington: Trump and Congressional Republicans: It’s Complicated

    On Washington: Trump and Congressional Republicans: It’s Complicated


    Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama on Capitol Hill in June. Senate Republicans were aghast at President Trump’s harsh treatment of their former colleague, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying they had never seen a similar Washington...

    Aligning with an impulsive president has both costs and benefits.
    Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year

    Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year


    A photograph released by North Korea’s official news agency is said to show an intercontinental ballistic missile being launched on July...

    The estimate significantly shortens the time that analysts believed it would take the regime to develop a weapon capable of reaching the continental United States.
    Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals

    Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals


    Above road construction near an iron ore mine near Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2012. The country’s lack of infrastructure has hindered efforts to exploit its natural...

    Last week, as the White House fell into an increasingly fractious debate over Afghanistan policy, Trump aides met with a chemical executive to discuss the potential for extracting rare-earth minerals.