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‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:05:31 GMT
Supporters cheered for Donald J. Trump as he spoke at his final campaign event in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.
Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:23:40 GMT
The San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., faced the encroaching Thomas Fire on Saturday. The blaze spread quickly in the morning, fueled by strong winds.
Alabama Democrats Savor a Rare Win. Now It’s Back to Reality.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:30:13 GMT
Destiny Clark, at home in Odenville, Ala., was ecstatic after hearing that Doug Jones had won the Senate race. “Tears of joy were running down my face,” she said.
Welcome to Chez Santa. Do You Have a Reservation?
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:23:45 GMT
Anabella Armendariz, 9, with Santa, played by Charles Cotten in Odessa, Tex., on Wednesday.
Months After Storm, Puerto Rico Stares Down Another Blow: The Tax Bill
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:52:45 GMT
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico at a Senate committee hearing. Mr. Rosselló said the inclusion of an intellectual property tax in the Republican tax bill this week would further damage the island’s economy.
Three More Women Accuse Dustin Hoffman of Sexual Misconduct, Variety Reports
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:32:53 GMT
Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Multiple women have accused Mr. Hoffman of sexual misconduct.
Democrats Draw Vivid Lesson From Alabama: Mobilize Black Voters
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:12:25 GMT
Activists say Doug Jones’ win in Alabama shows Democrats should invest more in black voters.
In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:05:29 GMT
Second-graders studying the Cherokee language in Tahlequah, Okla.
Tax Bill Would Curb Breaks for Sexual Abuse Settlements
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:11:50 GMT
Harvey Weinstein has reached settlements with numerous women who claimed he harassed them. His use of nondisclosure agreements helped inspire a proposal in the tax bill that would bar companies from claiming deductions for sexual harassment settlements tied to such agreements.
Nevada Democrat Facing Harassment Accusations Will Not Seek Re-election
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:45:47 GMT
Representative Ruben Kihuen denied the allegations against him, but said he would not seek re-election.
News Analysis: File Your Taxes on a Postcard? A G.O.P. Promise Marked Undeliverable
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:24:29 GMT
“We’re making things so simple that you can do your taxes on a form the size of a postcard,” Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin said in November.
Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:02:19 GMT
A wind turbine blade at a Siemens plant in Fort Madison, Iowa. Provisions to roll back renewable energy incentives were removed from final tax legislation.
Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:29:52 GMT
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, and her team have played down talk of a 2020 presidential run, though she has been doing the type of spadework endemic to past candidates.
2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:20:04 GMT
David Fravor, at his home in Windham, N.H., is a former Navy pilot who says he was “pretty weirded out” by an unexplained episode over the Pacific. His story has captured the attention of a Pentagon program investigating U.F.O.s.
Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:32:47 GMT
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, has had a longtime interest in space phenomena.
‘Look at That Thing!’ U.S. Navy Jet Encounters Unknown Object
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:05:21 GMT
A video shows an encounter between a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and an unknown object. It was released by the Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:22:47 GMT
Moises Martinez, with help from his grandson, cleaning out his home in San Juan, P.R., in October after Hurricane Maria destroyed it. A federal moratorium on housing foreclosures after the hurricane is due to expire in early 2018.
Can Rikers Island Be Saved?
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:00:11 GMT
New York City is spending millions of dollars to overhaul Rikers Island. Take a look around the jail complex in 360 video to see the changes firsthand.

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