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Russia Wins Men’s Team Title at the World Gymnastics Championships

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The Associated Press STUTTGART, Germany — Nikita Nagornyy shrugged off nearly 30 years’ worth of pressure to give Russia its first men’s team gymnastics world title since the Soviet era. A year after losing to China by less than five-hundredths of a point, Russia took advantage of a crucial fall...
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Braves Pivot from ‘Tomahawk Chop’ Chant After a Cardinal’s Criticism

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Alan Blinder ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves took a significant, if limited, step away from their “tomahawk chop” chant on Wednesday ahead of Game 5 in the team’s National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, had criticized the...
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Asked About N.B.A., China Spat, Trump Instead Blasts Kerr and Popovich

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Sopan Deb The backlash extended to other basketball figures. James Harden, one of the best players in the N.B.A and a Rockets star, apologized to China and was roundly criticized. Other figures, like Kerr, who is typically outspoken on politics, declined to comment. “It’s a really bizarre international story and...
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N.F.L. Upholds Suspension of Vontaze Burfict

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Victor Mather and Ken Belson The N.F.L. upheld its season-long suspension of Vontaze Burfict, the Oakland Raiders linebacker who was suspended without pay after he hit a defenseless Indianapolis Colts player in Week 4. The suspension for 12 regular-season games, as well as any playoff games, is the longest suspension...
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Pentagon Analyst Is Charged in Leaks of Classified Reports

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WASHINGTON — A Pentagon counterterrorism analyst shared classified information with two journalists for more than a year, one of whom he was dating, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday. The analyst, Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested on Wednesday at his office at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he...
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Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.

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Digital tax dodgers, take heed: International leaders have advanced a plan to prevent large multinational companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon from avoiding taxes by shifting profits between countries. It’s an effort to de-escalate a global battle over how to tax the digital economy. The framework proposal, released Wednesday by...
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Biden Calls for Trump Impeachment for First Time

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ROCHESTER, N.H. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday called for President Trump’s impeachment for the first time, blistering Mr. Trump as a threat to American democracy and accusing him of “shooting holes in the Constitution.” Escalating his language in an effort to rebut Mr. Trump’s unfounded claims about his...
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Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’

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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday called a Turkish military operation along the border with Syria “a bad idea” but reiterated his opposition to “endless, senseless wars,” even as leading Republicans expressed outrage and said the Turkish offensive could inflict lasting damage on Washington’s relationship with its NATO ally. “The...
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Fed Officials Voice Concern About Slowdown’s Effect on Hiring

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WASHINGTON — Several Federal Reserve policymakers, at their most recent meeting, voiced concern that weaker business activity and investment could lead to slower hiring and consumer spending, according to minutes of the meeting published on Wednesday. The Fed cut interest rates for a second time this year at that meeting,...
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Penn State Defends Football Player After a Letter Called His Hair ‘Disgusting’

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Jacey Fortin Pennsylvania State University, a Big Ten college and home of the vaunted Nittany Lions, rushed to defend one of its football players this week after he reportedly received a letter from an alumnus complaining about the athlete’s dreadlocks. “We couldn’t help but notice your — well — awful...
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Opinion | Everyone Made Money Off My N.C.A.A. Career, Except Me

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Katelyn Ohashi An exuberant top-scoring floor routine by U.C.L.A.’s Katelyn Ohashi went viral this year, making her one of the most famous college gymnasts ever. But N.C.A.A rules prevented Ohashi from making any money from the performance. In this Video Op-Ed, Ohashi argues that college students should be given the...
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On Ukraine Aid, ‘Nothing to See Here’: Diplomats Urged to Play Down Funds’ Release

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WASHINGTON — American diplomats who had pushed for the Trump administration to restore security funding to Ukraine were advised by the White House to play down the release of the money when it was finally approved, documents show. “Keep moving, people, nothing to see here …” Brad Freden, the State...
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Coleen Rooney, Soccer Star’s Wife, Says Rebekah Vardy Leaked Details to Tabloid

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Michael Wolgelenter LONDON — Coleen Rooney has largely lived in the shadow of her far more famous husband, Wayne, a soccer star who played for one of the world’s biggest clubs, Manchester United, and anchored England’s national team for a decade. Though Ms. Rooney is not an infrequent presence in...

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