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Donald Trump to Lay Out ‘3 Pillars’ of Terrorism Plan, Aides Say
They previewed his speech in a conference call, saying it would use the Cold War as a model for the type of ideological fight the U.S. is waging against the Islamic State.
The 2016 Race: The State of the Clinton-Trump Race: Is It Over?
Donald Trump can still win, but it’s becoming more unlikely, and the possibility of a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton is greater.
A Republican Plea to Donald Trump: Black Votes Matter
The party’s nominee has not held a single event aimed at black voters in their communities, and has turned down numerous invitations to address black gatherings.
Health Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them
Bitter conflicts have erupted between insurers and consumers at hearings around the country as companies request double-digit premium increases.
Racial Violence in Milwaukee Was Decades in the Making, Residents Say
The city now joins other places where police killings highlighted simmering anger over the systemic problems that have so many black people feeling hopeless.
Sale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit Says
A federal lawsuit filed in New York claims that private investors who have taken ownership of federally insured mortgages are putting black homeowners at higher risk of foreclosure.
White House Letter: President Obama’s Emotional Spotify Playlist Is a Hit
For the second year in a row, Mr. Obama released his summer vacation music and reading lists, and they’re emblematic of his personality and popularity.
Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief
An examination of the activities of Paul Manafort shows how he benefited from powerful interests that are now under scrutiny.
Thousands Displaced in Storm-Drenched Louisiana
At least four people have died and thousands have had to be rescued because of weekend flooding. More areas are expected to flood as swollen waters roll south.
Milwaukee Shaken by Eruption of Violence After Shooting by Police
Hours after a police officer shot and killed a fleeing armed man, angry crowds confronted the police and then went on a violent rampage.
Hillary Clinton’s Edge in a Donald Trump-Centric Race Has Liberals Wary
A strategy of courting Republicans and focusing closely on Mr. Trump, they say, may impede Mrs. Clinton’s ability to claim a policy mandate if elected.
Letter From Washington: For Trump, Pennsylvania Is a Crucial Battleground
No state is more central to the Republican candidate’s uphill quest than Pennsylvania, which has voted Democratic in the last six presidential elections.
Fires Burn in Milwaukee After a Fatal Police Shooting
A brick was thrown through a patrol car window, hitting an officer in Milwaukee in the neighborhood where an armed man was killed by the police.
Fires Burn in Milwaukee After Police Fatally Shoot Man
Protesters set a police car and a gas station on fire after a police officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop late Saturday night.
Bilingual Invitation to Arizona Mayor Draws an Angry Reply, in English
The response by Ken Taylor of Huachuca City, Ariz., to the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association reflects a longstanding battle over the use of Spanish in the United States.
Champion of Human Rights in China Leaves a Tarnished Legacy
Harry Wu, who spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps, secured a grant from Yahoo to aid families of persecuted dissidents, but very little of it went to them.
A Question Mike Pence Doesn’t Answer: Will He Release Tax Returns?
In his hometown of Columbus, Ind., Donald J. Trump’s running mate responded with stony silence when asked if his returns would be made public.
To Recruit More Women, Marines Turn to High School Sports Teams
After the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat, the U.S. Marine Corps is looking to raise the number of women recruits to 10 percent.
Inside the Failing Mission to Save Donald Trump From Himself
The Republican candidate continues to defy his advisers’ efforts to get him to stick to his message, to the point that they believe he may be beyond coaching.
A Congressman Slighted Immigrants, Then Embraced Them. Now He Runs From Trump.
Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado, seen as one of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents this year, started learning Spanish after redistricting changed the demographics of his voting pool.
Ad of the Week: A ‘Super Pac’ Targets Hillary Clinton’s Wealthy Connections
Called “Dead Broke,” an ad focuses on how Mrs. Clinton and her husband made money for themselves and their foundation after Bill Clinton’s presidency.
Clouds of Dust Hang Over Arkansas Program to Fight Blight
After cost-squeezing, what was envisioned as a prisoner rehabilitation program became a municipal project on the cheap, possibly exposing participants to asbestos.
Reshaping Lives, Without Congress
The Obama White House has issued hundreds of major regulations in an effort to reshape aspects of American life.
Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It
Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history.
Boston Developer Buys Building With Citgo Sign, Raising Preservation Hopes
The 3,600-square-foot sign visible from Fenway Park has been part of the city’s skyline since 1940, and some residents are pushing for it to stay put.
Donald Trump ‘Fine’ With Prosecuting U.S. Citizens at Guantánamo
If Mr. Trump were elected and followed through on his impulse, the move would face legal, political and practical obstacles, specialists said.
U.S. Strike Said to Kill ISIS Chief of Afghanistan-Pakistan Region
The Pentagon said Hafiz Saeed Khan, the leader of the Islamic State’s Afghanistan-Pakistan branch, was killed in an operation on July 26.
House Measure Protecting Embryos Threatens Veterans’ Fertility Treatments
The stem cell debate of the 1990s is recalled in legislation that touches on the fate of unused embryos.
Louis Herman, Who Talked With Dolphins, Dies at 86
Dr. Herman led his field of research in demonstrating dolphins’ ability to understand language, and taught two dozen words to two bottlenose dolphins.
U.S. Declares Zika an Emergency in Puerto Rico
More than 10,000 cases have been confirmed on the island, including infections in over 1,000 pregnant women, and dozens more are reported each day.
Hacker Releases More Democratic Party Documents
“Guccifer 2.0,” believed to have ties to Russia, claimed responsibility for the breach, which included lawmakers’ personal cellphone numbers and email addresses.
Conviction Against Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ Is Overturned
A federal judge ordered the release of Mr. Dassey, 26, in 90 days unless the authorities give him a new trial.
U.S. Military Deaths in Operations Against ISIS
The Department of Defense has identified 18 American service members who have died supporting the operation to eliminate the Islamic State militant group.
Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Returns
The Times reporter Steve Eder discusses the tax returns released by the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — and her running mate, Tim Kaine — and what it means for her Republican rival, Donald J. Trump.
Colorado Towns Work to Preserve a Diminishing Resource: Darkness
As light pollution from large metropolitan areas seeps across the country, Westcliffe, Colo., has made being a dark place central to its allure.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Show More Tax Returns, Pressuring Donald Trump to Do the Same
Aside from their earnings, the latest showing by the Democratic candidates was intended to put a spotlight on Mr. Trump’s failure to release his returns.
Marco Rubio Warns Christian Conservatives of the Costs of Gay Intolerance
The senator, speaking to the Florida Renewal Project, near the site of the Orlando nightclub massacre, urged the group to resist passing judgment on gays.
Cost, Not Choice, Is Top Concern of Health Insurance Customers
Millions of people looking for insurance in the federal marketplaces are more concerned with cost than with finding a favorite doctor or trusted company.
Shah Rukh Khan, ‘King of Bollywood,’ Was Detained at a U.S. Airport for the Third Time
“Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America,” said Mr. Khan, the last time he was held at an American airport.
In Detroit’s 2-Speed Recovery, Downtown Roars and Neighborhoods Sputter
Questions over what defines progress for the city and who is benefiting most have set in motion a layered conversation about development, equity, race and class.
Retiring: Too Old for Hard Labor, but Still on the Job