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U.S. Weighs Possibility of Airstrikes if Afghan Forces Face Crisis

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering seeking authorization to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan security forces if Kabul or another major city is in danger of falling to the Taliban, potentially introducing flexibility into President Biden’s plan to end the United States military presence in the conflict, senior officials......

Where Does Eric Adams Live? Rivals Question His Residency and Ethics.

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Eric Adams, who is considered the leading candidate for mayor of New York City, came under intense fire on Wednesday from Democratic rivals who questioned whether he lived in New Jersey or the city and cast doubt on his honesty. Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, says that an apartment......

Leaning on Journalists and Targeting Sources, for 50 Years

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That is true, because the Pentagon Papers case set the press free to publish secrets in ways that were unimaginable in 1971. Reporting on drone warfare and secret U.S. bases in Africa, on offensive and defensive cyberoperations, on the status of barely-secret negotiations with Iran or the Taliban, is now......

Eric Adams Gives Apartment Tour as Questions Arise About Where He Lives

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The race for New York City mayor took an extraordinary turn on Wednesday as the leading candidate, Eric Adams, gave reporters a tour of a Brooklyn apartment he owns, while rival campaigns questioned his residency and fitness for office. A day after a Politico New York story raised questions and......

Biden, en route to Europe, says he will unveil a global vaccination plan.

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Under intense pressure to do more to address the global shortage of coronavirus vaccines as he heads to Britain to meet with leaders of the Group of 7 nations, President Biden said on Wednesday that he would unveil a vaccination strategy for the world, but he did not provide details.......

Cicadas Took On Biden’s Press Plane. They Won.

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WASHINGTON — The plane set to carry dozens of journalists to Europe to cover President Biden’s first trip abroad was on the runway, ready to take off. The cicadas had other ideas. Somehow, the flying insects had filled the plane’s engines, grounding it and forcing Mr. Biden’s aides to scramble......

Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, but Challenges Loom

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WASHINGTON — It should not be that hard to be an American leader visiting Europe for the first time after President Donald J. Trump. But President Biden will face his own challenges when he departs on Wednesday, especially as the United States confronts a disruptive Russia and a rising China......

Times Requests Disclosure of Court Filings Seeking Reporters’ Email Data and Gag Order

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WASHINGTON — The New York Times asked a court on Tuesday to unseal legal filings by the Justice Department that would reveal how prosecutors persuaded a court to cloak secrecy over an order to seize the email records of four Times reporters and then to prevent Times executives from speaking......

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

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WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday that would pour nearly a quarter-trillion dollars over the next five years into scientific research and development to bolster competitiveness against China. Republicans and Democrats — overcoming their traditional partisan differences over economic policy — banded together to endorse what would......

Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Republicans, Falling Short of a Deal

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Mr. Biden planned to continue talking with members of the group while traveling to Europe this week for the Group of 7 summit, Ms. Psaki said, and dispatched Steve Ricchetti, his counselor; Louisa Terrell, his head of legislative affairs; and Brian Deese, his National Economic Council director, to carry on......

El Chapo’s Wife Set to Plead Guilty to Helping Run Drug Empire

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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, is set to plead guilty this week to charges of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar empire and then, after one of his arrests, escape in dramatic fashion from a high-security Mexican prison, according to......

States warn J.&J. doses could expire soon and the White House urges them to consult the F.D.A.

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State health officials are growing increasingly concerned about whether doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may expire this month, warning they could go to waste if they go unused in the coming weeks or are not sent elsewhere. Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio has pleaded with health providers......

Wealthiest Executives Paid Little to Nothing in Federal Income Taxes, Report Says

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WASHINGTON — The 25 richest Americans including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and Elon Musk paid relatively little — and sometimes nothing — in federal income taxes between 2014 and 2018, according to an analysis from the news organization ProPublica that was based on a trove of Internal Revenue Service tax......

Biden Administration Moves to Unkink Supply Chain Bottlenecks

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday planned to issue a swath of actions and recommendations meant to address supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and decrease reliance on other countries for crucial goods by increasing domestic production capacity. In a call on Monday evening detailing the plan......

Democrats’ Improbable New F.E.C. Strategy: More Deadlock Than Ever

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The tactic will work only as long as all three commissioners in the Democratic bloc agree not to close an investigation and not to defend the F.E.C. in court on a particular case. Of the three, only Ms. Weintraub would agree to an interview. The other Democratic-aligned commissioners are Shana......

Kamala Harris dio un mensaje claro en Guatemala: ‘no vengan’

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CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA — Durante su primer viaje al exterior como vicepresidenta, Kamala Harris dijo que Estados Unidos apoyaría las investigaciones de corrupción y tráfico de personas en Guatemala. También dio un mensaje claro y franco a los migrantes indocumentados que esperaban llegar a Estados Unidos: “no vengan”. Harris emitió......

Dreams of Ending the Filibuster Dashed, Democrats Rethink Strategy

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WASHINGTON — President Biden and Senate Democrats confronted a narrowing set of options on Monday for moving ahead with their ambitious agenda, as the reality set in that they would not be able to maneuver past rules that empower Republicans to block most of their legislative proposals. Unequivocal statements from......

Dreams of Ending the Filibuster Dashed, Democrats Rethink Strategy

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WASHINGTON — President Biden and Senate Democrats confronted a narrowing set of options on Monday for moving ahead with their ambitious agenda, as the reality set in that they would not be able to maneuver past rules that empower Republicans to block most of their legislative proposals. Unequivocal statements from......

Justice Dept. says it recovered most of the ransom paid after the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.

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The Justice Department said on Monday that it had recovered much of the ransom paid to hackers last month who shut down the computer systems of Colonial Pipeline, a critical pipeline operator. Colonial had paid a ransom worth roughly $4.4 million in Bitcoin to the Russian hacking group DarkSide after......

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