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13 Dec 2017 at 2:49am
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Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
13 Dec 2017 at 2:52am
Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Doug Jones: A Lawyer in the Thick of Alabama?s Big Moments
12 Dec 2017 at 10:26pm
As a prosecutor and defense lawyer, Mr. Jones played a role in some of his state?s biggest cases, putting him in a position to make electoral history.

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week
12 Dec 2017 at 10:40pm
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

Economic Scene: Tax Plan?s Biggest Cuts Could Be in Living Standards
12 Dec 2017 at 3:46pm
Cutting taxes is mostly an exercise in slicing the economic pie a different way, not making it bigger, with gains for a few offset by losses for many.

?Fake News,? Trump?s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen
13 Dec 2017 at 1:45am
Leaders who don?t like to be criticized or investigated have embraced the term. Scholars fear that it further erodes trust in democracy.

Trump?s Combative Denials Again Draw Him Into the Sexual Harassment Debate
12 Dec 2017 at 9:05pm
In denying again the accusations against him and deriding Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the president ensured that the issue would gain added energy and prominence.

Tawdry Tales Depict a Texas Congressman?s Frat House on the Hill
12 Dec 2017 at 10:20am
Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

Trump Sexual Misconduct Accusations Repeated by Several Women
11 Dec 2017 at 6:28pm
The women said they hoped to be taken more seriously after a torrent of allegations that have toppled the careers of men in media, business and politics.

Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment
12 Dec 2017 at 7:05pm
Ten female employees say they were sexually harassed by the owner of the Spotted Pig. Dozens described it as a toxic workplace fueled by fame and fear.

Five Dancers Accuse City Ballet?s Peter Martins of Physical Abuse
12 Dec 2017 at 5:07pm
The accusations, spanning decades, come after a sexual harassment claim against Mr. Martins.

Sexual Harassment Cases Show the Ineffectiveness of Going to H.R.
12 Dec 2017 at 6:32pm
Human resources departments face a quandary: protect the employees who bring complaints or the companies that employ them.

About New York: In a Bombing?s Aftermath, Doubling Down on the Everyday
11 Dec 2017 at 10:10pm
After a man detonated a bomb strapped to his chest near Times Square, New Yorkers kept their fears at bay and the subway turnstiles spinning.

?The Tunnel.? Depressing, Claustrophobic and Now a Terror Target.
12 Dec 2017 at 7:33pm
The passageway between busy subway lines in Times Square, often crowded shoulder to shoulder, became the destination of a would-be suicide bomber.

Inside the New York Subway Tunnel Bombed By a Terror Suspect
12 Dec 2017 at 7:26pm
One day after a would-be suicide attacker set off a bomb in a New York City subway tunnel, locals were already back to using it. Here's a look inside.

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns
12 Dec 2017 at 11:03pm
Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

Op-Ed Columnist: As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism
13 Dec 2017 at 12:54am
A defeat in Alabama should inspire a course correction in the White House ? but it won?t.

Op-Ed Columnist: Thank Heaven for . . . Alabama?
12 Dec 2017 at 11:05pm
If this deep-red state isn?t beyond redemption, then America isn?t, either.

Op-Ed Columnist: Alabama Says No to Trump?s Tribalism
13 Dec 2017 at 1:29am
This was a real sign of health.

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump and Bannon Can?t Save the Day
13 Dec 2017 at 2:38am
The president and the populist badly botched their attempt to put Roy Moore over the top.
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Doug Jones?s victory speech, in three minutes
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Moore?s loss is a devastating blow for Republicans and a humiliating defeat f...
by By Dan Balz
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
For some Republicans, the fact that the controversial and flawed Roy Moore will not be their new senator from Alabama came with some measure of relief. But the consequences of that outcome will reverberate over the coming months in one legislative battle after another.

Heeding Bannon, the president gambled and lost
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Jones wins in Democratic upset, but Moore refuses to concede
by By Sean Sullivan, David Weigel and Michael Scherer
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
In a surprising flip of a solidly Republican state, Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992 in a victory that showed the increasing power of sexual misconduct allegations and the limits of President Trump?s political influence. Roy Moore told his supporters ?it?s not over? and suggested that the race might go to a recount, but the Alabama Republican Party said it would not support his push for one.

Photos: The scene in Alabama
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Democrats are jubilant ? and newly confident about 2018 ? as they win on Trum...
by By Robert Costa
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
After more than a year of partywide bickering in the wake of Hillary Clinton?s defeat, Democrats found solace in a stunning feat ? beating a Trump-style Republican in one of the most ruby-red states in the nation.

Jones?s victory scrambles the GOP congressional agenda
by By Mike DeBonis
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The Democrat?s surprising victory gives Senate Republicans an even thinner margin entering the second year of Trump?s presidency.

The Fix: Winners and losers from the Alabama special election
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Jones?s long-shot bid to grab a GOP-held seat paid off
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning
by By John Wagner, Ed O'Keefe and Ashley Parker
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The White House disputed the characterization of the president?s tweet as sexually suggestive. But Democratic calls increased for congressional investigations or Trump?s resignation.

The Debrief: With ?gutter? dismissal, White House again denies what many thin...
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

GOP negotiators move toward cutting tax rate for high-income households
by By Erica Werner and Damian Paletta
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Senior Republican negotiators in Congress were moving closer to a deal to reduce the top tax rate for high-income households from 39.6 percent to 37 percent, blowing by political concerns about aiding the rich.

Democrats' miraculous victory in Alabama
by By Jennifer Rubin
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Thank you, Alabama
by Editorial Board
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Congratulations, Steve Bannon, you just elected a Democrat in Alabama
by By Marc A. Thiessen
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Doug Jones?s victory should make Trump nervous
by By David Von Drehle
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

That special place in hell is getting crowded
by By Kathleen Parker
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Voters will remember the Republicans who made this mess
by By David Ignatius
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm

Texts from FBI officials reveal anti-Trump, pro-Clinton comments
by By Devlin Barrett
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The messages ? the subject of an ethics probe by the Justice Department ? show two senior officials offering harsh opinions on politicians, such as describing Trump as ?a loathsome human? and calling Sen. Bernie Sanders ?an idiot like Trump.?

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by By Glenn Kessler
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The late-night television host addressed the dispute over funding for the Children?s Health Insurance Program, but he was a bit one-sided.
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Democrat Jones is apparent winner in Alabama, but Moore claims Senate race 'n...
by Alex Seitz-Wald
13 Dec 2017 at 1:26am
Democrat Doug Jones staged a stunning upset Tuesday, defeating Republican Roy Moore in a Senate race, according to an NBC News projection.

Tick-tock: A historic election as it unfolded
by NBC News
12 Dec 2017 at 8:01pm
Polls and pundits put the competitive race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore as a toss-up. Follow along for the latest updates.

Alabama's women wrote the verdict on Roy Moore
by Jonathan Allen
13 Dec 2017 at 2:11am
The women of Alabama sent an unmistakable message about how much was too much.

Inside Trump's White House: Fallout from the Alabama Senate race
by Hallie Jackson and Kristen Welker and Ali Vitali and Peter Alexander
13 Dec 2017 at 1:27am
The reverberations from Doug Jones' apparent victory extended into the West Wing early Wednesday morning, with Trump's political shop facing a potential crisis.

Allegations, African-American turnout doomed Moore, exit poll shows
by Mark Murray
13 Dec 2017 at 12:06am
Democrats in ruby-red Alabama surged to voting places. That was particularly true among African-American voters, according to the exit poll of the race.

Democrats hail women who accused Moore, Republicans rip Trump, Bannon
by Adam Edelman
13 Dec 2017 at 12:46am
Democrats celebrated Doug Jones victory in Alabama Tuesday, while Republicans widely derided Moore and blasted Trump and Steve Bannon for supporting Moore.

DOJ releases text messages from FBI staffers having affair
by Julia Ainsley and Pete Williams
13 Dec 2017 at 12:34am
The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent.

Gillibrand blasts Trump for 'sexist smear' after Twitter jab
by Dartunorro Clark and Ali Vitali
12 Dec 2017 at 5:50pm
President Donald Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., sparred on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after the junior lawmaker called on the president to resign amid a series sexual misconduct and assault allegations against him.

Tillerson says U.S. open to North Korea talks 'without precondition'
by Abigail Williams and Phil Helsel
12 Dec 2017 at 8:13pm
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that it is unrealistic to expect North Korea to give up its weapons programs before a meeting.

Is this the week the 'free internet' dies?
by Alyssa Newcomb
12 Dec 2017 at 10:47am
As the FCC vote on net neutrality beckons, tech titans are making one last stand to save the free internet.

Melania and Ivanka's botched NYC ballots are tossed
by Adam Edelman
12 Dec 2017 at 5:00pm
Several members of President Donald Trump's family got rocked by the vote in last month's New York City mayoral election.

Families warned they may lose children's health coverage
by Maggie Fox and Michelle Cho
12 Dec 2017 at 8:03pm
Virginia warned families this week that the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out of money because Congress has failed to fund it.

Illegal campfire caused blaze that torched homes in Bel-Air
by Phil Helsel
12 Dec 2017 at 11:45pm
An illegal cooking fire at an encampment near a Los Angeles freeway sparked a fast-moving wildfire last week that destroyed homes in tony Bel-Air and closed down a major freeway, authorities said Tuesday.

People reveals photo of Trump with accuser he claims never met
by Daniel Arkin
12 Dec 2017 at 6:32pm
The picture shows Trump standing alongside journalist Natasha Stoynoff on the same day she says he allegedly pushed her against a wall and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat."

Haley will display missile, other evidence Iran supplying Yemen rebels
by Courtney Kube and Carol E. Lee and Robert Windrem and Rima Abdelkader
12 Dec 2017 at 6:23pm
This week at a Washington, D.C., military base, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley will present evidence that includes parts of a missile fired into Saudi Arabia.

The simple way we might turn food waste into green energy
by Denise Chow
12 Dec 2017 at 2:44pm
Why let food waste rot in landfills when it could be used to make biofuel?

'Huge loss': San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at 65
by Chris Fuchs
12 Dec 2017 at 6:06pm
Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor, died suddenly early Tuesday morning. He was 65.

Everyone is playing HQ Trivia ? why aren't you?
by Alyssa Newcomb
12 Dec 2017 at 11:41am
The live trivia game show has become a sudden hit, bringing players like "Quiz Daddy" host Scott Rogowsky newfound fame.

Opioid crisis straining foster system
12 Dec 2017 at 4:53pm
Across the U.S., soaring use of opioids has forced tens of thousands of children from their homes, creating a generation of kids abandoned by addicted parents.

Why Trump's provocative Jerusalem move hasn't sparked an intifada
by Rachel Elbaum and Bill Neely and Associated Press
12 Dec 2017 at 11:25am
Less than a week after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out. stories: National stories: National

Doug Jones wins Senate seat in Alabama special election
by Seth McLaughlin
12 Dec 2017 at 10:29pm

Democrat Doug Jones eked out a win over embattled Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday's special election to fill Alabama's U.S. Senate seat, delivering a massive boost to Democrats and leaving Republicans with only the slimmest of majorities in the upper chamber.

Mr. Jones' win is a major blow both politically ...

'Call Me By Your Name,' adult-teen love film, raises hackles
by Valerie Richardson
12 Dec 2017 at 9:50pm

Hollywood has been rocked for months by reports of sexual misconduct, but evidently there is no bad time to release a major motion picture about a gauzy romance between an adult man and a teenage boy.

The Sony Pictures Classics film "Call Me By Your Name" has been generating Oscar ...

Peter Strzok's anti-Trump text messages handed over to Congress
by Andrea Noble
12 Dec 2017 at 9:48pm

The FBI official removed from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation repeatedly mocked Donald Trump, referring to him as a "douche," and expressed concern over what would happen to the U.S. if he was elected, according to copies of text messages the agent sent.

The Justice Department turned over 375 messages ...

Nazi speech on campus opposed by half of Americans
by Bradford Richardson
12 Dec 2017 at 6:40pm

Nearly half of Americans support banning Nazis and white supremacists from speaking on college campuses, a poll shows, but higher education critics warn that such a move would be imprudent and legally dubious.

The poll was sponsored by the documentary "No Safe Spaces," featuring comedian Adam Carolla and radio host ...

Renewable energy industry's growth dismissed by conservatives
by Ben Wolfgang
12 Dec 2017 at 5:49pm

It's become a national leader in wind-power generation, but in deep-red, oil-rich Texas, many conservatives still turn a skeptical eye toward renewable energy — despite growth numbers that dwarf virtually every other sector of the economy.

For Jeff Clark, who heads The Wind Coalition in Texas, the fact that political ...

NYPD group slaps back at Akayed Ullah relatives 'outraged' at investigation: ...
by Douglas Ernst
12 Dec 2017 at 5:47pm

The Sergeants Benevolent Association for the New York Police Department has a message for "outraged" relatives of alleged Port Authority bomber: "Get over it!"

Active and retired sergeants of the NYPD were none too pleased Tuesday when relatives of Akayed Ullah expressed anger over the investigation into their son, who ...

Saints season ticket holder sues team over anthem protests
by Jeff Mordock
12 Dec 2017 at 4:38pm

A New Orleans Saints season ticket holder is suing the team over some of its players protesting during the national anthem.

Lee Dragna, of Morgan City, Louisiana, alleged the players, who either refused to come out of the locker room or took a knee during the national anthem, prevented his ...

'Man flu' a real phenomena, says researcher
by Laura Kelly
12 Dec 2017 at 4:01pm

The term "man flu" has gained popularity as a put-down to describe men who exaggerate symptoms of a cold or the flu to gain sympathy. But a new study dispels this myth and provides scientific arguments for male inferiority when it comes to upper-respiratory diseases.

In a review of research ...

Catherine Gregory, college adviser, arrested for scuffle with Gateway Pundit ...
by Jessica Chasmar
12 Dec 2017 at 3:30pm

A Connecticut college adviser has been charged with attempted theft and disorderly conduct for an altercation with Gateway Pundit writer Lucian Wintrich during his "It's OK To Be White" event at the University of Connecticut last month.

Meanwhile, the charges against Mr. Wintrich for breach of peace have been dropped, ...

Immigration chief: Visa lottery used by NYC suspect open to 'pretty much anyb...
by Stephen Dinan
12 Dec 2017 at 3:24pm

The diversity visa lottery is "wracked with fraud" and created the conditions for the last two terrorist suspects in both the October and December attacks in New York City to enter the U.S., the government's top legal immigration official said Tuesday.

Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, ...

Colin Kaepernick visits Rikers Island inmates; NYC union leader furious
by Valerie Richardson
12 Dec 2017 at 3:17pm

A top New York union leader blasted city officials for allowing former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to meet with inmates Tuesday at Rikers Island, predicting the visit would only encourage violence against corrections officers.

Elias Husamudeen, president of the Corrections Officers' Benevolent Association, issued a blistering statement blaming Mr. Kaepernick's ...

Fetal tissue firms in undercover pro-life investigation shutter after $7.8 mi...
by Bradford Richardson
12 Dec 2017 at 2:35pm

Two California biomedical firms named in an undercover video investigation of the sale of fetal tissue from abortions are shutting down after reaching a $7.8 million settlement with the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

As part of the settlement, DV Biologics LLC and sister company DaVinci Biosciences LLC were ordered ...

Charlottesville, Va., denies permits for events on anniversary of deadly 'Uni...
by Andrew Blake
12 Dec 2017 at 1:18pm

The city manager in Charlottesville, Virginia, has denied applications from individuals seeking permission to hold events next August on the first anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" demonstration infamously marred by violent clashes between participants and counterprotesters.

"The proposed demonstration or special event presents a danger to public safety ...

Dreamers stage Capitol Hill sit-in to demand legalization
by Stephen Dinan
12 Dec 2017 at 1:11pm

Illegal immigrant "Dreamers" ramped up pressure on Congress on Tuesday to approve legislation granting them full access to U.S. citizenship, urging Democrats and Republicans to be prepared to shut down the government otherwise.

Dozens of Dreamers staged a sit-in at the office of Sen. Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, demanding that ...

Sans hurricanes, air travel more predictable in October
12 Dec 2017 at 12:27pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Air travel was comparatively hassle-free in October compared with the previous month, when a pair of hurricanes wreaked havoc on airline schedules.

Hawaiian and Delta were tops for on-time arrivals, while Virgin America lagged.

The Transportation Department said Tuesday that 84.8 percent of flights on the biggest ...

DEA eyes changes, not repeal, of embattled 2016 law on opioids
by Tom Howell Jr.
12 Dec 2017 at 12:11pm

A top DEA official told Congress on Tuesday the agency would like to reform — rather than repeal — a 2016 law that made it harder for agents to suspend opioid shipments that could fall into the hands of corrupt doctors or criminal dealers.

Demetra Ashley, an acting assistant administrator, ...

Akayed Ullah wrote message before subway bombing: 'Trump you failed to protec...
by Sally Persons
12 Dec 2017 at 12:10pm

The attempted suicide bombing suspect was charged Tuesday in connection to Monday's attack in New York City, and he apparently trolled President Trump on social media before the pipe bomb explosion.

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, is accused of attempting to set off a pipe bomb strapped to his ...

Sessions, Nielsen back merit-based immigration overhaul after NYC attack
by Andrea Noble
12 Dec 2017 at 12:06pm

The United States needs to reform its immigration system to better prevent terrorists from entering the country, said the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security secretary on Tuesday, pointing to the background of a Bangladeshi immigrant who attempted Monday to detonate a pipe bomb the New York City subway.


Flight delayed after vehicle bumps plane at Detroit airport
12 Dec 2017 at 11:51am

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - Officials say passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport were delayed after a vehicle that helps aircraft back out of the gate bumped a plane.

No injuries were reported after Delta said the vehicle lost traction during icy ...

Dallas police chief rips 'millennials who want all days off,' to be chief wit...
by Douglas Ernst
12 Dec 2017 at 10:54am

Millennials are proving themselves to be a giant recruiting headache for Dallas police and fire departments.

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall and Dallas Fire Chief David Coatney gave a pointed assessment of the generation Monday while discussing recruitment efforts before the city council, saying that shortages of police and firemen ... Live Bookmark
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