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A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos
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A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos

A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was...

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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest
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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest

Amazon will take about one million square feet in the 50-story Citicorp building in Long Island City, Queens. Eager candidates offered name changes...

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Florida Recount, Amid Machine Error and Lawsuits, Is ‘Going to End Up a Little Messy’
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Florida Recount, Amid Machine Error and Lawsuits, Is ‘Going to End Up a Little Messy’

Employees at the office of the Palm Beach County supervisor of elections fed ballots through a machine as a recount continued on Tuesday....

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At War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians
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At War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians

In the early 1990s, the end of the Cold War gave rise to a global movement to rid former war zones of land mines, which were littered across at...

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Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data
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Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September. Ron Wyden, a committee member...

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Raymond Plank, Coal Miner’s Son Who Prospered in Oil, Dies at 96
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Raymond Plank, Coal Miner’s Son Who Prospered in Oil, Dies at 96

Raymond N. Plank in 2009. He started his career in a third-floor walk-up office and went on to become a founder and chairman of the Apache...

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The Ecosystem in Immigrants’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home
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The Ecosystem in Immigrants’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home

Ka Bao Vue, right, preparing young dancers for a ceremony at the Miss Hmong America Pageant this year in La Crosse, Wis. By studying the...

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California Today: California Midterm Results: Funding for Affordable Housing and a Rent Control Defeat
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California Today: California Midterm Results: Funding for Affordable Housing and a Rent Control Defeat

More money for subsidized housing and a resounding defeat for rent control and activists: That was the message Californians seemed to send to state...

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Gender letter: A Record 117 Women Won Office, Reshaping America’s Leadership
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Gender letter: A Record 117 Women Won Office, Reshaping America’s Leadership

The so-called Year of the Woman is living up to its name, though women remain far from having equal representation in Congress. The so-called Year...

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William J. Murtagh, Lion of Historic Preservation, Dies at 95
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William J. Murtagh, Lion of Historic Preservation, Dies at 95

William J. Murtagh in his Washington office in about 1980, when he was keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. He saw preservation as a...

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The Election in Pictures: Final Days of the Midterms
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The Election in Pictures: Final Days of the Midterms

Months of rallying, handshaking and sign-waving reached an apex as the 2018 midterm elections came to an end on Tuesday. At stake: control of the...

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Mario Segale, Developer Who Inspired Nintendo to Name Super Mario, Dies at 84
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Mario Segale, Developer Who Inspired Nintendo to Name Super Mario, Dies at 84

Mario A. Segale, a Seattle-area real estate developer who unwittingly lent his name to perhaps the most famous video game character in history —...

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In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage
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In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage

On the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota, Native American voters are scrambling to comply with a restrictive voter ID law in time to cast...

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Beto O’Rourke Once Supported an El Paso Real Estate Deal. Barrio Residents Remember.
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Beto O’Rourke Once Supported an El Paso Real Estate Deal. Barrio Residents Remember.

Representative Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas, was a proponent of a controversial plan to redevelop downtown El Paso...

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Used to Hearing ‘Shabbat Shalom,’ a Historic Jewish Enclave Rings Out With Gunshots
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Used to Hearing ‘Shabbat Shalom,’ a Historic Jewish Enclave Rings Out With Gunshots

Tammy Hepps, Kate Rothstein and her daughter, Simone Rothstein, 16, prayed not far from the Tree of Life Synagogue. Tammy Hepps, Kate Rothstein and...

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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Issues You Care About
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Issues You Care About

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. [Get On Politics delivered to your inbox.]...

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A Toddler Who Appeared in Immigration Court Goes Home to Honduras. ‘Mi Amor,’ Her Mother Cries.
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A Toddler Who Appeared in Immigration Court Goes Home to Honduras. ‘Mi Amor,’ Her Mother Cries.

Fernanda Jacqueline Davila, 2, with her family in Honduras. Fernanda was separated from her grandmother after the two of them arrived in the United...

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In Colorado, a Bitter Battle Over Oil, Gas and the Environment Comes to a Head
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In Colorado, a Bitter Battle Over Oil, Gas and the Environment Comes to a Head

Colorado is among the top six states in both oil and gas production. In Colorado, a Bitter Battle Over Oil, Gas and the Environment Comes to a Head...

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Josh Hawley, Missouri Senate Candidate, Oversees an Office in Turmoil
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Josh Hawley, Missouri Senate Candidate, Oversees an Office in Turmoil

Josh Hawley, a Republican running for senator in Missouri, has had a chaotic tenure as state attorney general. His office was hollowed out of...

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A Look at Where North Dakota’s Voter ID Controversy Stands
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A Look at Where North Dakota’s Voter ID Controversy Stands

A last-minute Supreme Court decision allowed North Dakota to conduct the November general election under different rules from the June primaries. A...

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Abroad in America: ‘Why Does it Cost So Much (Insert Extreme Word of Choice) Money to Run for Office?’
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Abroad in America: ‘Why Does it Cost So Much (Insert Extreme Word of Choice) Money to Run for Office?’

Abroad in America: ‘Why Does it Cost So Much (Insert Extreme Word of Choice) Money to Run for Office?’ Abroad in America: ‘Why Does it Cost So Much...

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Trump’s Focus on a Washington Building Project Draws Scrutiny
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Trump’s Focus on a Washington Building Project Draws Scrutiny

The Trump administration has decided to build a new F. B.I. headquarters on site of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, abandoning plans to move the...

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Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans
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Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans

Coca-Cola’s first diet soda, Tab, still has diehard fanatics. But they are worried that shortages are a sign that the drink is being phased out....

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Anti-Tax Fervor Closed Their Libraries. Now Residents Are Trying to Go It Alone.
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Anti-Tax Fervor Closed Their Libraries. Now Residents Are Trying to Go It Alone.

Lindy Brandt spent 18 years as a librarian in Douglas County, Ore., until voters turned down a tax increase that would have kept the library system...

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De Blasio Dismisses Activist: ‘I’m in the Middle of Doing My Workout’
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De Blasio Dismisses Activist: ‘I’m in the Middle of Doing My Workout’

De Blasio Dismisses Activist: ‘I’m in the Middle of Doing My Workout’ By THE NEW YORK TIMES | Oct. 6, 2018 | 0:38 Nathylin Flowers Adesegun...

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Want to See What’s Up Amazon’s Sleeve? Take a Tour of Seattle
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Want to See What’s Up Amazon’s Sleeve? Take a Tour of Seattle

Want to See What’s Up Amazon’s Sleeve? Take a Tour of SeattleThe e-commerce giant uses its headquarters city as a living laboratory, trying out new...

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Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93
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Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93

Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93ImageThe architect Robert Venturi at his office in Philadelphia in 1991, with a model...

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Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating
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Tech We’re Using: Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating

Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too CaptivatingTechnology is crowding curbs with ride hailers and keeping homeowners fixated on housing...

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State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy
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State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. EnvoyBy Gardiner Harris Sept. 13, 2018Editors’ Note: September 14, 2018 An earlier...

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Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.
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Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.

Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.ImageNikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, in April...

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