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In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family flogs $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese

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That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s sister to a ballroom full of wealthy Chinese investors, renewing questions about the Kushner family’s business ties ...

Reckless stock trading leaves Congress rife with conflicts

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Even a looming scandal wouldn’t deter some of Congress’ most eager stock traders. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Health and Human Services secretary, was under ...

The hilarious Trump orb photo is a nearly perfect metaphor for his foreign policy

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There is one picture from Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East that has come to stand in for the entire thing. It is a photo of Trump, Saudi King ...

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

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“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by ...

Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia

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President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn't call James Comey. He sent his longtime ...

Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories

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The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia, a politically charged issue that ...

My Family’s Slave

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Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self. For more about Alex, please ...

En Marche

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Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

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This story was co-published with Gizmodo. Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish. We parked a 17-foot motor ...

White House expected to reassign economic adviser amid internal tension

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The White House is expected to soon reassign a top official on the National Economic Council amid internal tension among President Donald Trump’s aides, two administration officials told POLITICO. Kenneth ...

Renzi crowned leader of his party (again)

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The Historic Carnegie Library Should Not Be Turned Into An Apple Store

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Over the course of three decades, Andrew Carnegie helped introduce the American people to the notion of a public library. He built nearly 1,700 libraries across the country, most in ...

Republicans plan massive cuts to programs for the poor

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House Republicans just voted to slash hundreds of billions of dollars in health care for the poor as part of their Obamacare replacement. Now, they’re weighing a plan to take ...

Amazon’s Latest Market Disruption: 1.7 Million Free Bananas

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May 22, 2017 10:33 a.m. ET SEATTLE— Inc. has transformed businesses including retailing, filmmaking and data storage. But no one anticipated the bananas. It started with a brainstorm from founder ...

Donald Trump promised "insurance for everybody." Here's how he can do it.

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With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare seemingly dead, it's time to revisit a big promise that Donald Trump made on the campaign trail. "I am going to take care of ...

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security

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Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who this week announced he will be joining Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his ...

A Day (And A Cheeseburger) With President Trump

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Support the news Golf began when a couple of Scottish shepherds with low-tech clubs thought it might be fun to bat a rock around a field until it fell into ...