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Hong Kong Protesters Throw Bricks; Police Respond With Force

The police used pepper spray and water cannons against demonstrators, as tens of thousands of protesters surrounded the city’s Legislative Council.

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Tear gas, shields and umbrellas: See the demonstrations in photos.

Demonstrations this week over a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China have produced some of the city’s biggest shows of dissent in years.

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Big business is a mainstay of Hong Kong. It’s alarmed about the extradition law, too.

A wave of concern has spread through a community of foreign consultants, investors and executives who have made the territory their home and regional headquarters.

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Landmark Deal Is Reached on Rent Protections for Tenants in New York

Newly empowered Democrats are trying to address concern about housing costs that is helping to drive the debate over inequality.

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Do Any of the 23 Democrats Running Know What They’re Doing?

How do you unite a fractious base and defeat President Trump? No one seems to know, but that isn’t stopping them from giving it a try.

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A ‘Loser.’ An ‘Existential Threat.’ Trump and Biden Trade Personal Barbs.

The two men, who increasingly see each other as political foils and are eager to trade blows, were both set to appear in the critical primary state.

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How One Man May Have Sparked California’s Biggest Wildfire

A newly disclosed investigation suggests that the biggest wildfire in California history was likely started by a single man and a single spark.

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Trump Brags About Mexico Deal, but Reveals No Details

The president’s dramatic flourish came a day after Mexico’s foreign minister publicly denied that his country has an undisclosed immigration agreement with the U.S.

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A Truce Falters, and Plans for a Congressional Pay Raise Are Blocked

Democratic and Republican House leaders tried to broker a deal for an increase after a decade of frozen pay, but ran up against vulnerable freshman Democrats.

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6 Places Offering Shelter From the Crowds

Daytrippers, cruise ships, home-sharing, cheap airlines: They all contribute to tourism saturation in European hotspots. But there are quieter alternatives, if you know where to look.

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The Meritocracy Is Under Siege

Are we merely reproducing privilege or is there something to salvage in the system we have now?

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Is Climate Change Inconvenient or Existential? Only Supercomputers Can Do the Math

Accurate predictions of Earth’s warming require computers that are too expensive for one country or institution.

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Connect the Dots to See Where Trump’s Taking Us

The direction and results are obvious.

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The End of the Rape and Incest Exception

Republicans are abandoning language that has long been standard in abortion bans. Why?

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If Trump Wants to Take On China, He Needs Allies

And he should start with Europe.

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Donald Trump’s Medical Malice

There’s a word for his insinuations that something is wrong with Joe Biden. It’s “sick.”

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Help Is Almost Here for Retirement Savers

Only a few Republican senators stand in the way of the most consequential reform legislation in more than a decade.

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Take the Iowa Caucuses. Please.

This is no way to pick a presidential nominee.

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You Care More About Your Privacy Than You Think

Plus, how to sext securely.

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More Than 1,000 Inmates Had Their Sentences Reduced. Ninety-One Percent of Them Are Black.

The First Step Act was aimed at righting racial disparities in drug sentencing. So far, more than 1,000 inmates have benefited.

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Reframing Taiwanese Cuisine in America

The island’s cooking used to exist under the vast umbrella of “Chinese food” in the United States. A group of chefs and restaurateurs is changing that.

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The Highs and Lows of LSD Literature

Psychedelics are back, now in the language of health and wellness. Michael Pollan, Ayelet Waldman, and T.C. Boyle weigh in.

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After Hiding From the Mob, Emerging in a Film

The family of Tommaso Buscetta, whose testimony figured in hundreds of Mafia convictions, agreed to appear in a new documentary.

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