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    Groundbreaking Night for Women and Diversity, While a Trump Critic Falls

    Groundbreaking Night for Women and Diversity, While a Trump Critic Falls


    Ilhan Omar, center, a Minnesota state lawmaker, is poised to be one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, winning the Democratic nomination in a left-leaning...

    Tim Pawlenty, who had called the president ‘unsound,’ lost a Republican governor’s race in Minnesota, while a Muslim woman and a transgender candidate prevailed elsewhere.
    Trump Campaign Says It Has Filed Case Against Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Trump Campaign Says It Has Filed Case Against Omarosa Manigault Newman


    Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide, describes President Trump as a racist and misogynist whose mental health is in decline in a new tell-all...

    The arbitration case is a major escalation in the president’s fight with his former aide, whose tell-all book and audio recordings are roiling the White House.
    Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary

    Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary


    Christine Hallquist at her watch party in Burlington, Vt., on Tuesday night, after she became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major...

    Ms. Hallquist, a Democrat, became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party.
    The New York Times Joins Effort to Combat Trump’s Anti-Press Rhetoric

    The New York Times Joins Effort to Combat Trump’s Anti-Press Rhetoric


    Newspapers from New York to North Dakota have agreed to publish editorials on Thursday in response to the president’s anti-press...

    An initiative started by The Boston Globe has enlisted more than 200 newspapers nationwide to publish editorials on Thursday in favor of the news media.
    Trump Calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘That Dog’ in His Latest Insult

    Trump Calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘That Dog’ in His Latest Insult


    Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on “The Today Show” to promote her book on Monday. NBC released a tape that Ms. Manigault Newman made of her speaking to Mr. Trump that she said was recorded the day after she was...

    Ms. Manigault Newman responded that Mr. Trump, who has also insulted Don Lemon and LeBron James, “has absolutely no respect for women, for African-Americans.’’
    Colyer Concedes in Kansas, Handing Governor’s Nomination to Kobach

    Colyer Concedes in Kansas, Handing Governor’s Nomination to Kobach


    Gov. Jeff Colyer of Kansas conceded the Republican primary for governor on Tuesday, one week after voters cast their...

    Mr. Kobach, a lightning rod for his views on voting rights and immigration, had raised concerns among Republicans that he would alienate moderate voters.
    Pentagon Spokeswoman Is Under Investigation Over Staff Complaints of Retaliation

    Pentagon Spokeswoman Is Under Investigation Over Staff Complaints of Retaliation


    Dana W. White, the Pentagon’s chief spokeswoman. In recent months, several Defense Department officials have complained about a toxic environment and low morale in the public affairs...

    The inquiry centers on Dana White’s decision to transfer aides after they filed complaints about her. She also used her staff to fetch dry cleaning and run other errands, according to a news report.
    U.S.-Turkey Tensions Could Stall Progress Against ISIS, Officials Say

    U.S.-Turkey Tensions Could Stall Progress Against ISIS, Officials Say


    American troops driving from the Kurdish-controlled city of Manbij, in Syria, toward their outpost near the Turkish...

    Joint operations between American and Turkish troops are still being planned. But officials worry about Turkey’s reliability as a battlefield partner.
    Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say

    Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say


    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, in Washington in July. Over his decades-long legal career, Judge Kavanaugh has argued in favor of religious freedom in...

    Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court could advance efforts to make publicly funded vouchers available to students attending religious schools.
    Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial

    Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial


    Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, rested without presenting a defense in his trial on fraud...

    Defense lawyers did not present any witnesses in Paul Manafort’s trial, while prosecutors called roughly two dozen.
    Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill

    Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill


    President Trump during the bill’s signing ceremony on Monday. He deemed 51 of the law’s statutes to be unconstitutional intrusions on his presidential...

    In the latest example of his broad vision of executive power, President Trump used a signing statement to challenge dozens of provisions, including limits on Russia and North Korea.
    4 States Are Voting on Tuesday. Here’s What to Watch.

    4 States Are Voting on Tuesday. Here’s What to Watch.


    Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of Minnesota shook hands before the start of a forum in Redwood Falls last...

    A look at the most important primaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont.
    Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders


    A Chinese investor at a brokerage house in Beijing on Thursday. Worry over the economy has led to a torrent of criticism online, some of it directed at Mr. Xi’s...

    While President Xi Jinping remains firmly in charge, friction with the Trump administration and troubles at home have dented his political dominance.
    Stephen Miller’s Uncle Calls Him a Hypocrite in an Online Essay

    Stephen Miller’s Uncle Calls Him a Hypocrite in an Online Essay


    Stephen Miller, a senior White House adviser, in June. He is the descendant of Jewish...

    The article is a notable rebuke by a family member to Mr. Miller, who is one of the most fervent public defenders of President Trump’s immigration policies.
    Family Feud Breaks Out Between Judiciary Committee Chairman and Son

    Family Feud Breaks Out Between Judiciary Committee Chairman and Son


    Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in...

    In a pair of tweets, Representative Robert W. Goodlatte’s son made it clear he wants change: “I’m deeply embarrassed” by “my father’s grandstanding.”