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Hong Kong Umbrella Movement Leaders Are Sentenced to Prison
Nine pro-democracy activists were convicted of public nuisance crimes for their involvement in an 11-week occupation of the city’s roads in 2014.
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You’re About to Get Fewer Robocalls. But Maybe Not For Long.
Telecommunications companies are adopting new technology to kill phone spam — but the spammers may stay a step ahead.
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Democrats Ask and Trump Says No, Signaling a Bitter Fight Ahead
The administration’s refusals to provide documents and testimony to Democrats could lead to clashes in court as the president seeks to stave off inquiries into his personal and political matters.
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Sri Lanka Bombings Claimed by ISIS, and President Vows Shakeup
If the link to ISIS proves substantial, they would reinforce worries by Western security officials and others that the group remains a potent threat.
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Editorial Observer: Meet the Press? Don’t Bother
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, nominally the White House press secretary, has abandoned the custom of briefing the news media.
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‘Jeopardy!’ Phenom James Holzhauer Smashes Through $1 Million Mark
Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, is amassing cash at an unprecedented rate and won another $118,816 in his 14th victory on Tuesday.
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Nearly 8,000 Boy Scout Leaders Have Been Accused of Sexual Abuse Since 1944, Researcher Found
A professor reviewed long-secret files. The Scouts say that every account of suspected abuse has now been reported to law enforcement agencies.
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Do Australians Have a Case of ‘Jacinda Envy’?
Two similar countries, two very different attitudes toward women in leadership.
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The Best Way to Rejuvenate Rural America? Invest in Cities
There is already clear evidence that the economic prosperity of urban areas benefits small towns.
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Trump Is Wasting Our Immigration Crisis
The system needs to be fixed, but “the wall” is only part of the solution.
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Did Trump Obstruct Justice? Mueller Didn’t Say, but Left a Trail to the Answer
The special counsel stopped short of declaring whether acts by the president were illegal attempts to impede the investigation. But his report is a detailed map to conclusions.
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Sri Lanka, Supreme Court, Lizzo: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Review: The Real Heroes Were the Friends We Made Along the Way
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America and other stars settle scores, tie up loose ends and take a long victory lap in the final chapter of this cycle.
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Treasury Pushes Decision on Whether to Release Trump’s Tax Returns to May 6
Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in a letter that the Treasury Department needed more time to consult with the Justice Department on the legality of the request.
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Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes
In 1974 and 1998, articles of impeachment against Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton focused on the corrupt use of power to frustrate lawful investigations.
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A Bitter Finish for Slow Runners: Get on the Bus
Being corralled for a ride off the course is a particularly sad ending for those who end up on a “shag bus” during a race across a bridge in the Florida Keys.
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Stocks Just Hit a Record. Thank the Fed.
The bull market lives, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s new, more relaxed approach to interest rates.
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When License-Plate Surveillance Goes Horribly Wrong
The pitfalls of automated policing, where one piece of bad information can lead to a guns-drawn confrontation.
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On a Day of Mourning in Sri Lanka, Religious Tension Builds
Amid mass burials for the more than 300 victims of Sunday’s suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, grief began to harden into anger.
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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘I. Was. So. Over. It.’
Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.
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Luke Walton, Coach of Sacramento Kings, Is Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit
Kelli Tennant, a former sports broadcaster and college athlete, filed a lawsuit alleging that he aggressively groped her in a hotel room. He denied the accusation.
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Interior Department Launches Investigation of Potential Ethics Violations Among Staff
The probe, the second in as many weeks, looks into a complaint that Interior Department staff offered agency access to former employers or lobbying clients.
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Stephen Moore’s Paper Trail: Bashing Women, Gay Rights and More
President Trump’s presumptive nominee for the Federal Reserve has written numerous pieces over the years that include disparaging statements about women and gender equity.
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Jared Kushner Dismisses Russian Election Interference as ‘Couple of Facebook Ads’
His comments seem to contradict Facebook’s own estimates that Russian ads and social-media posts reached 126 million Americans during the election.
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Egypt Approves New Muscle for Its Strongman Leader
Voters approve constitutional amendments giving President el-Sisi new powers, reversing gains of the Arab Spring and allowing him to rule until 2030.
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Karina Vetrano’s Killer Is Sentenced to Life, But Maintains ‘I Didn’t Do This’
Chanel Lewis had confessed to beating Ms. Vetrano, and traces of his DNA were found on her body.
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Fixes: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
The United States tolerates a widening chasm between the very rich few and the many with low incomes. Even more shameful, the burden of poverty falls heaviest on African-Americans and other people of color.
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Michael Jackson Musical Creators: ‘We’re Not Judge and Jury’
The playwright Lynn Nottage and the director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon remain committed to the show, even after a damning documentary.
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Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns to Congress, Spokesman Says
A spokesman for the president signaled a deadline set by House Democrats to release six years’ worth of returns would not be met.
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Tech Needs More Conscientious Objectors
American companies continue to build surveillance tools that are used to violate human rights. Workers who refuse to comply deserve protections.
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