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By Peter Baker WASHINGTON – As he signed a proclamation marking the holiday next week honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., President Trump on Friday recalled the civil rights leader’s message that “no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are created equal by God.” Then came the questions from reporters. “Mr. President, are you a rac…

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By Rick Gladstone and David E. Sanger UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council placed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday that significantly choke off fuel supplies and order North Koreans working overseas to return home, in what may prove the last test of whether any amount of economic pressure can force the isolated country to reverse course on its nuclear weapon…

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By PATRICIA COHEN When President Donald Trump adds his distinctive signature to the tax bill, he will also be making a huge bet that the Republican strategy of deep cuts for businesses and wealthy individuals will fuel extraordinary growth across the board. Perhaps more than any other American political leader, Trump knows that long shots, like his own presidential b…

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By Kirk Johnson, Richard Perez-Pena and Niraj Chokshi DUPONT, Wash. – A passenger train on a newly opened Amtrak route jumped the tracks on an overpass south of Tacoma on Monday, slamming rail cars into a busy highway, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others, officials said. The derailment of Amtrak Train No. 501, making the inaugural run of a…

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By Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean WASHINGTON – In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Dep…

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By JIM TANKERSLEY and THOMAS KAPLAN WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers on Friday secured enough votes to pass the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades, putting them on the cusp of their first significant legislative victory as party leaders geared up to pass a $1.5 trillion tax cut along party lines and send it to President Donald Trump by Christmas. A day after the …

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By Declan Walsh CAIRO – In the deadliest attack on civilians in Egypt's modern history, Islamist militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque Friday and then sprayed gunfire on panicked worshippers as they fled the building, killing at least 235 people and wounding at least 109 others. The scale and ruthlessness of the assault, which occurred in a small town in…

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By Michael S. Schmidt, Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, notified the president's legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation, according to four people involved in the case, an indication that Flynn is cooperating with pros…

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By Richard Fausset, Jonathan Martin and Cambell Robertson ATLANTA – Republicans in Washington seemed near panic Thursday in the light of a news report in which four women said Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama and an evangelical Christian, had made sexual or romantic overtures to them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. …

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By Ben Casselman and Tara Siegel Bernard Republicans promised a middle-class tax cut. So far, they have created mostly middle-class confusion. Both the evolving House bill and the emerging Senate plan would slash taxes for businesses and many wealthy individuals. What they would mean for the middle class, however, is less clear. The plans feature a spider web of inters…

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Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin RICHMOND, Va. – The American suburbs appear to be in revolt against President Donald Trump after a muscular coalition of college-educated voters and racial and ethnic minorities on Tuesday dealt the Republican Party a thumping rejection and propelled a diverse class of Democrats into office. From the tax-obsessed suburbs of New Yor…

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By David Montgomery, Christopher Mele and Manny Fernandez SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A gunman clad in all black, with a ballistic vest strapped to his chest and a military-style rifle in his hands, opened fire on parishioners at a Sunday service at a small Baptist church in rural Texas, killing at least 26 people and turning this tiny town east of San Antonio into the …

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By Benjamin Mueller, Michael Schwirtz and Adam Goldman NEW YORK – The FBI was seeking information about a second Uzbek man in connection with the truck attack in Manhattan on Tuesday that killed eight people, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. The news that authorities were interested in a second person significantly expanded an inquiry into the deadliest t…

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By Jose A. DelReal and Corey Kilgannon NEW YORK – The screams seemed too vivid from the start, too visceral to belong to crowds celebrating a crisp and sunny Halloween in Lower Manhattan. The tragedy had unfolded in just minutes, and for hours it remained too senseless to believe. Police tape surrounded the white pickup truck that a 29-year-old assailant had transfor…