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    Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media

    Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media


    Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, and the Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin, center, at a dinner in 2011. Mr. Prigozhin was indicted by American prosecutors for his involvement in interfering in the 2016 presidential...

    Two reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee take a deeper look at the fake social media accounts used by Russia in the American election.
    Lamar Alexander Will Not Seek Re-election in 2020

    Lamar Alexander Will Not Seek Re-election in 2020


    Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, has in recent years led a bipartisan effort to repair former President Barack Obama’s signature health care...

    Mr. Alexander, a United States senator since 2003 and former Tennessee governor, said that “now it is time for someone else to have that privilege.”
    Former Michael Flynn Business Associates Indicted in Turkey Lobbying Case

    Former Michael Flynn Business Associates Indicted in Turkey Lobbying Case


    Bijan Kian was charged for a conspiracy to violate federal lobbying rules and making false statements to F.B.I...

    The indictment is evidence of a crackdown growing from the inquiry by Robert S. Mueller III, who has investigated foreign money designed to manipulate decision-making in Washington.
    Voter Suppression and Racial Targeting: In Facebook’s and Twitter’s Words

    Voter Suppression and Racial Targeting: In Facebook’s and Twitter’s Words


    Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, testifying on Capitol Hill in September. Twitter told lawmakers it had not uncovered ads that sought to discourage...

    A new report says that social media companies have evaded or been misleading about claims that Russian efforts on their platforms tried to discourage voting.
    Mexico’s Strategy for Dealing With Trump: Warn Him About China

    Mexico’s Strategy for Dealing With Trump: Warn Him About China


    A sports center in Tijuana, Mexico, that has become a shelter for migrants. Thousands of migrants have amassed at the border with the United...

    Mexico has a plan to deal with migrants: develop Central America, ideally with U.S. help. If not, it may turn to China, a powerful player in the region.

    On Politics: Republicans in Congress Have a Shutdown Problem


    As the deadline to avert a partial shutdown approaches, many lawmakers have been skipping votes since House Republicans were swept from...

    As the deadline to avert a partial shutdown approaches, many lawmakers have been skipping votes since House Republicans were swept from power.
    Saudi Arabia Denounces U.S. Senate’s Response to Khashoggi Murder

    Saudi Arabia Denounces U.S. Senate’s Response to Khashoggi Murder


    Saudi officials have denied that the kingdom’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, center, ordered or even knew about the operation to kill Jamal...

    The Foreign Ministry in Riyadh criticized an American resolution that blamed Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of a Saudi dissident.
    U.S. Is ‘Working On’ Extraditing Gulen, Top Turkish Official Says

    U.S. Is ‘Working On’ Extraditing Gulen, Top Turkish Official Says


    Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, is wanted in Turkey on charges that he instigated a failed coup. He denies any...

    "We need to see concrete steps because it has been already two years,” Turkey’s foreign minister said. He said Turkey had also requested the extradition of more than 8o Gulen followers in America.
    Beto O’Rourke Places Well in Iowa Poll, Behind Biden and Sanders

    Beto O’Rourke Places Well in Iowa Poll, Behind Biden and Sanders


    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. topped a new Iowa poll of potential Democratic presidential...

    Results of a new poll of potential Democratic presidential contenders reflect the party’s debate over whether to opt for an experienced hand or a fresh face.
    A Shutdown Looms. Can the G.O.P. Get Lawmakers to Show Up to Vote?

    A Shutdown Looms. Can the G.O.P. Get Lawmakers to Show Up to Vote?


    Even if President Trump ultimately embraces a solution that avoids a shutdown, House Republican leaders do not know whether they will have the votes to pass...

    Vanquished and retiring members have been skipping votes, and House Republican leaders are unsure whether they will ever return.
    Mueller Is Fighting a Witness in Court. Who Is It?

    Mueller Is Fighting a Witness in Court. Who Is It?


    The investigation led by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is shrouded in...

    The office of the special counsel is in a closed-door legal battle to force a witness to testify. Here’s what we know about the dispute.
    Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016

    Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016


    A spokeswoman for Mick Mulvaney said remarks disparaging President Trump were “old news” and had been made before he had met Mr....

    Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s pick to be acting White House chief of staff, made the comment in a debate, and offered similar remarks in a post on his campaign Facebook page.
    Ruling Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage

    Ruling Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage


    Representative Nancy Pelosi, the top House Democrat, and others in her party vowed to move swiftly to defend the health care...

    A Texas judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional may not stand, but it will elevate health care as a pressing topic in a divided Washington.
    Health Law Could Be Hard to Knock Down Despite Judge’s Ruling

    Health Law Could Be Hard to Knock Down Despite Judge’s Ruling


    Demonstrators protesting changes to the Affordable Care Act in June. On Friday, Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the law unconstitutional, but legal scholars question whether his decision will...

    Legal scholars on opposite sides of previous Obamacare court decisions find the legal argument in this one shaky.