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Trump endorses Romney for U.S. Senate seat from Utah

Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) President Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah, writing on Twitter that he would be a “worthy successor” to …

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On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Now, Facebook is in the uncomfortable position of reining in an off-message executive, while clarifying that it didn’t mean to bolster the president’s position. “The special counsel has issued its indictments, and nothing we found contradicts their conclusions,” Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of global policy, said in a statement. …

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The Content of the G.O.P.’s Character

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over 'Instability'

At the trivial but still telling end of the scale, we have the tale of Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who keeps flying first class at taxpayers’ expense. The money isn’t the important issue here, although his spending violates federal guidelines. The revealing thing, instead, is the …

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In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

The problem has throttled the hopes raised in February 2014 by the ouster of Ukraine’s notoriously corrupt, pro-Russian former president, Viktor F. Yanukovych. It has also left the country’s dispirited Western backers and many Ukrainians wondering what, after two revolutions since independence in 1991, it will take to curb the …

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Respect First, Then Gun Control

Microsoft Resumes Bitcoin Payments After Halt Over 'Instability'

One of the most successful parts of the structured conversations is built around stereotypes. Doherty, the head moderator, asks the people at each gathering to name five major stereotypes that the other side throws at them. The Republicans invariably list “racist” first, followed by, say, “uncaring,” “uneducated,” “misogynistic” and “science …

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