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Pentagon Discovers Suspected China Spy Balloon Over Northwest United States
The revelation comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing, where he is expected to meet with President Xi Jinping.
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As Russia Strikes Ukrainian Civilians, Putin Tells His People the War Is Just
Invoking World War II on the 80th anniversary of victory at Stalingrad, Mr. Putin repeated his false justifications for an invasion that has taken a staggering toll.
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In the Age of A.I., Major in Being Human
How to acquire the skills no machine can have.
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Soaring Death Toll Gives Grim Insight Into Russian Tactics
Moscow is sending poorly trained recruits, including convicts, to the front lines in eastern Ukraine to pave the way for more seasoned fighters, U.S. and allied officials say.
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Former Trump Executive, Already Jailed, Could Face More Fraud Charges
Manhattan prosecutors warned that they might charge Allen H. Weisselberg with insurance fraud to pressure him to cooperate in an investigation of the former president.
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Apple Revenue and Profit Down as iPhone Sales Slow
The iPhone maker said sales of its flagship product were down 8 percent as it dealt with a factory shutdown and worries about rising inflation.
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There Are Still Many More Americans Dying Than There Should Be
Where are the country’s quite large numbers of deaths actually coming from?
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In Congo, a Pope and a Nation Revitalize One Another
Francis has been slowed by age. But his enthusiastic welcome in Africa has proved a shot in the arm and provided a reminder of the papacy’s global reach.
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Meta Soars by Most in Decade, Adding $100 Billion in Value
Mark Zuckerberg’s company recorded its biggest daily market gain in nearly a decade, as the mood brightens among tech investors.
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Israel’s Government Pushes Home Demolitions as Violence Surges
Israel defends its policy of leveling the family homes of Palestinians accused of attacks on its citizens as a deterrent. Critics say it is illegal and ineffective.
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A Proud Ship Turned Into a Giant Recycling Problem. Brazil Plans to Sink It.
The old aircraft carrier, once the navy’s flagship, is packed with asbestos. No country, including Brazil, will let it dock to be dismantled.
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It’s Beyoncé’s Time to Shine at the Grammys … Right?
With a dominant new album, “Renaissance,” and the chance to become the most awarded artist in Grammy history, all eyes are on the pop superstar ahead of Sunday’s show. What could go wrong?
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Encouraging Economic Signs
New data suggests a promising possibility for the economy — that the U.S. avoids big job losses.
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The Fierce Protests in Atlanta Are Eerily Familiar to Me
A fictional disaster that I wrote a novel about is now playing out in fact.
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Translating Kafka’s Diaries Reveals a New Side of the Writer
Translating Kafka’s diaries revealed a writer even more alive than English-language readers have previously known.
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U.S. and Philippines Have a Complex Military Alliance: What to Know
The United States and the Philippines have announced a plan to broaden American military access. The alliance is complicated by colonial history and rising tensions over Taiwan.
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Australia Is Removing the British Monarch From Its 5-Dollar Bill
The plan, which includes redesigning the bank note to focus on Indigenous history, has rekindled the debate about republicanism in Australia.
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I Will Fight the Forgetting of Homs, Syria
Homs was the capital of the Syrian revolution. Now it is a footnote, but not to me.
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Russian Diesel Is Europe’s New Embargo Target
The coming ban on Russian exports of refined oil products could strain energy markets and crimp Russia’s output.
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Bear Hugs and Dad Jokes: Ron Klain’s Tearful Goodbye
The outgoing chief of staff thanked President Biden and his staff, and held up what he said was his favorite souvenir: a rock.
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U.S. Prosecutors Detail Plot to Kill Haitian President
Four suspects charged in connection with the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse made their first appearance in U.S. federal court in Miami.
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New York Man Admits Threatening to Harm Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Joseph Morelli pleaded guilty to leaving menacing phone messages at the Georgia Republican’s congressional office.
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Inclusive or Alienating? The Language Wars Go On
New vocabulary is supposed to be supportive. But terms like “bodies with vaginas” just antagonize voters and empower the right.
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The Fed Raises Rates a Quarter Point and Signals More Ahead
America’s central bank has shifted into a new phase, raising rates more slowly as inflation shows signs of moderating.
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Assessing Political Spin in the Debt Ceiling Fight
Republicans have wrongly suggested that President Biden and his party are solely responsible for the situation, while Democrats have overstated former President Donald J. Trump’s role.
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How an American Veterans Group Imploded in Ukraine
The Mozart Group was training Ukrainian soldiers and evacuating frontline residents until the money ran out. Its collapse sheds light on the stresses faced by such groups.
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Lawmakers Call for Inquiry Into Durham’s Review of Russia Investigation
The Democrats asked the Justice Department’s inspector general to scrutinize whether John H. Durham and William P. Barr “violated any laws, D.O.J. rules or practices, or canons of legal ethics.”
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A Police Reform Bill Named for George Floyd Is Back in the Spotlight
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which targeted racial bias and use of force, stalled in Congress during President Biden’s first year in office.
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Russian Troop Buildup Signals Big New Assault, Ukraine Says
Russia is massing hundreds of thousands of troops and stepping up its bombardment, perhaps signaling the biggest assault since the start of the war. “I think it has started,” Ukraine’s leader says.
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Navalny Says He Is Being Further Isolated in Russian Prison
“Even maniacs and serial killers serving life sentences have the right to receive a visit, but I don’t,” the Russian opposition leader wrote on Twitter.
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