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TEHRAN — Iranians spent the night digging through rubble in a frantic search for survivors after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border on Sunday evening, killing more than 300 people and injuring thousands more, officials said. The epicenter of the quake was near Ezgeleh, an Iranian town about 135 miles northeast of Baghdad, and had a preliminary magnitud…

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By ALAN BLINDER and JONATHAN MARTIN GADSDEN, Ala. – Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, moved Saturday to discredit the women who accused him of sexual misconduct, and his party’s most powerful figures became increasingly desperate to end a campaign that they worried would undermine their candidates nationwide. Moore won at least one ba…

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By CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON – In the weeks before Donald Trump took office, lawyers joining his administration gathered at a law firm near the Capitol, where Donald F. McGahn II, the soon-to-be White House counsel, filled a white board with a secret battle plan to fill the federal appeals courts with young and deeply conservative judges. McGahn, instructed by Trum…

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By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS FAIRFAX, Va. – Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Trump’s deep unpopularity to capture the governorships in Virginia and New Jersey and make significant inroads into suburban communities that once favored the Republican Party. The D…

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was defeated Tuesday night in a race that some Democrats view as a harbinger of New York politics in the Trump era. Republican Astorino was seeking a third term in the suburban New York City county, going up against Democrat George Latimer, a state senator who was running with support from Westchester County resident Hillary Cli…

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By NICHOLAS FANDOS and NOAH WEILAND WASHINGTON – The violent altercation last week that left Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a landscaping dispute between the senator and his longtime next-door neighbor, according to neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what transpired. The precise provenance of the dispute …

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By Alan Rappeport, Thomas Kaplan and Jim Tankersley WASHINGTON – Republicans outlined significant changes on Monday to the sweeping tax bill unveiled by House lawmakers last week, moving to tighten restrictions on so-called carried interest, alter rules aimed at preventing U.S. companies from stashing profits offshore and further restrict a tax credit claimed primaril…

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By DAVID MONTGOMERY, RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and JOSE A. DELREAL SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A day after a gunman massacred parishioners in a small Texas church, the Air Force admitted Monday that it had failed to enter the man’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that could have blocked him from buying the rifle he used to kill 26 people. Under…

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By Maggie Astor This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a deleted Twitter account. At least, so it appeared for 11 minutes Thursday evening, when visitors to President Donald Trump's personal account, @realDonaldTrump, were informed that there was no such thing. The error message on some devices was even more dire: "@realDonaldTrump does not exist." Am…

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By BILLY WITZ LOS ANGELES – If the Houston Astros had plenty on their minds – and the weight of history on their backs – it hardly seemed like a burden when they arrived at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. A franchise that had never won a championship in its 55 previous seasons faced the daunting task of playing Game 7 of the World Series in front of a boisterous cro…

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By Benjamin Mueller, William K. Rashbaum and Al Baker NEW YORK – A driver plowed a pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 11 before being shot by a police officer in what officials are calling the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since Sept. 11. The rampage ended when the mo…

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By Matt Apuzzo WASHINGTON – Paul Manafort and his former business associate were indicted Monday on money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying charges, a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over President Trump’s first year in office. Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, and his longtime associate Rick…

By MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will make good Friday on a long-running threat to disavow the Iran nuclear deal that was negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. But he will stop short, for now, of unraveling the accord or even rewriting it, as the deal’s defenders had once feared. In a speech Friday, Trump will declare…

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By ROBERT PEAR, MAGGIE HABERMAN and REED ABELSON WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, including sales of…

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By PETER BAKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suggested again Thursday that Puerto Rico bore some of the blame for its current crisis following twin hurricanes, and that there were limits to how long he would keep troops and federal emergency workers on the island to help. Trump, who has been criticized for a slow and not always empathetic …