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Border Security Talks Break Down as Another Shutdown Looms

Lawmakers and aides familiar with the negotiations said the number of beds for housing detained migrants already in the country was the main sticking point.

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California Expected to Pull National Guard Troops Out of Border Duty

Troops deployed last year at President Trump’s request will now help combat drug gangs and fight wildfires instead, under an order Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign on Monday.

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El Paso had a message for Mr. Trump ahead of his rally to build support for a border wall: Don’t speak for us.

President Trump has scheduled a rally in El Paso, which he has used as an example of the security a border wall can bring. But many city officials don’t agree.

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In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry

Prosecutors for the special counsel suggested plans discussed by Trump associates to address Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the resulting sanctions remained at the center of the investigation.

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Can Kamala Harris Square the Circle?

Ms. Harris seemed to try to be all things to all people as a district attorney and state attorney general. Now, as she runs for president, her record faces a chorus of critics, especially on the left.

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Democrats’ 2020 Choice: Do They Want a Fighter or a Healer?

In Iowa, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren presented Democrats with a philosophical choice between healing a divided country or crushing President Trump.

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Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced that she was running for president.

In a crowded field dominated by candidates from coastal states, Ms. Klobuchar, a Minnesota senator, hopes that her Midwestern roots and bipartisan style can make her an attractive candidate.

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For Governor Grappling With Race, a Childhood Trying to See Beyond It

Ralph Northam’s early life, growing up in Virginia’s rural Eastern Shore, provides clues about how his perspectives on race were shaped.

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Virginia Democratic Lawmaker Moves to Consider Impeaching Justin Fairfax

Mr. Northam promised to address racial inequality in Virginia “with policy.” Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor faced continued calls to resign over sexual assault allegations.

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Here’s how Virginia’s descent into turmoil unfolded.

Last week, a racist photo from the yearbook of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam surfaced online. Since then, it’s been chaos for the state’s top Democrats.

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Kacey Musgraves Leads a Big Year for Women

As the 61st annual ceremony arrives, the Grammys are struggling to remain relevant and to meet demands for more equitable gender representation.

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See all the looks from the red carpet.

Cardi B! Lady Gaga! Janelle Monáe!

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Here’s a complete list of the winners.

A list of the winners from the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

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Where the Subway Limits New Yorkers With Disabilities

Two-thirds of the city’s 550,000 residents who have trouble walking live far from an accessible subway station, a New York Times analysis has found.

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Your Tales of Subway Hell

We asked you to document the crowded platforms, delays and broken down subway stations. Here’s what you sent. Send us more.

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These international transit systems have lessons for New York.

From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York’s subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well).

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Your Grandchildren Are Already in Debt

It’s irresponsible to pretend that America can add splashy new social programs without finding a way to pay for them.

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The Case Against ‘Border Security’

Voters want more open borders, not a ‘smart wall.’ Democrats should listen.

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Trump’s Nightmare Opponents

Amy Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown and how to be a middle-class fighter.

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No Winner in a New Arms Race

Are the United States and Russia entering a dangerous new era of unchecked nuclear weapons development?

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A Military Dictatorship Like No Other

In Thailand, the army proposes and the king disposes. Not the other way around.

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The Neuroscience of ‘Rock-a-Bye Baby’

A new study shows it works for adult sleep, too.

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If the I.N.F. Treaty Dies, Blame Russia

Since 1987, a treaty with Moscow to limit midrange missile deployment has boosted trans-Atlantic security. But Russia has been cheating, and is fielding missiles banned by the compact.

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The Military Says Pashtuns Are Traitors. We Just Want Our Rights.

The country’s powerful military is trying to crush a nonviolent movement for civil rights.

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Jeff Bezos, Please Release Your Dirty Selfies

It’s for the good of the country. Especially our kids.

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Our Brains Aren’t Designed to Handle the Trump Era

Or mine isn’t, anyway.

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Does Alabama Support Religious Liberty?

By moving to bar chaplains from the death chamber, the state has undermined the place of faith in the public sphere.

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In Search of the Northern Lights

Seeing the aurora borealis has become a must-do item for camera-toting tourists from Alaska to Greenland to Scandinavia. On a trip to northern Sweden, the sight proved elusive, if ultimately rewarding.

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Long Live Eccentric English Design

Uninterested in disciplined minimalism, a group of defining interior designers is championing England’s long-held preference for color, wit and wackiness.

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Review: A Comic Novel About the George W. Bush No One Knows

Thomas Mallon’s “Landfall” imagines the goings-on inside the Bush White House.

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