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By Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns Democrats harnessed voter fury toward President Donald Trump to win control of the House and capture pivotal governorships Tuesday night as liberals and moderates banded together to deliver a forceful rebuke of Trump, even as Republicans added to their Senate majority by claiming a handful of conservative-leaning states. The two…

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By Adam Nagourney, Sydney Ember and Patricia Mazzei Democrats wrested control of governorships from Republicans in seven states on Tuesday including Wisconsin, where they ousted Scott Walker after eight tumultuous years as the state’s chief executive, and Kansas, a surprise victory in a longtime Republican stronghold. But Republicans fended off strong Democratic chal…

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By Jacey Fortin A man walked into a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday evening and shot six people – two fatally – before killing himself, police said. Police were called to the studio, Hot Yoga Tallahassee, shortly after 5:30 p.m. “Upon arriving on scene, officers found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds,” Michael DeLeo, the chief of the Tall…

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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis President Donald Trump said he was preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the United States, his latest attention-grabbing maneuver days before midterm congressional elections, during which he has sought to activate his base by vowing to clamp down on immigrants and immigration. “We’re the only country in the world whe…

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By Campbell Robertson, Sabrina Tavernise and Mihir Zaveri PITTSBURGH – Authorities on Sunday identified the 11 victims of a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue in which a man armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and three handguns shot into a morning worship service in the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in the United States in decades. The de…

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By Mark Landler and Katie Rogers WASHINGTON – When President Donald Trump took the podium in the East Room on Friday, he opened with a solemn expression of gratitude to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for arresting a suspect in a bomb plot against prominent Democrats and other critics of him. Moments later, Trump veered to more familiar terrain, railing ag…

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By William K. Rashbaum, Alan Feuer and Adam Goldman Federal authorities made an arrest on Friday in connection with the nationwide bombing campaign against outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, a significant breakthrough in a case that has gripped the country in the days leading up to the midterm elections. A law enforcement official identified the suspect as …

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By William K. Rashbaum, Alan Feuer and Richard Perez-Pena Two additional pipe bombs, one addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and the other to actor Robert De Niro have been found, law enforcement officials said on Thursday, the latest in a wave of similar devices sent to several prominent Democrats who have been have been the rhetorical targets of President Don…

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By Benjamin Weiser and Vivian Wang NEW YORK – Dean G. Skelos, the former New York state Senate majority leader who wielded sweeping power in the Legislature for nearly a decade, was sentenced to four years and three months in prison Wednesday for corruption. Skelos, 70, a Republican from Long Island, had been retried after an earlier conviction, in 2015, was overturn…

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By William K. Rashbaum Pipe bombs were sent to several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, setting off an intense investigation on Wednesday into whether figures vilified by the right were being targeted. From Washington to New York to Florida to Los Angeles, the authorities intercepted a wave of…

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By William K. Rashbaum The Secret Service intercepted potential explosive devices mailed to the homes of former President Obama in Washington, D.C., and Hillary Clinton in a New York City suburb. The official said the devices were similar to one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday. It was not immediately clear where the devices w…

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By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON — Don McGahn departed as White House counsel Wednesday, ending a tumultuous 21-month tenure where he spearheaded some of President Donald Trump's most significant political accomplishments, including two appointments to the Supreme Court, but also became a chief witness against him in the special counsel investigation…

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By Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — The scope of the devastation brought by Hurricane Michael came into sobering focus on Thursday as rescue workers searched a ruined landscape of splintered homes, toppled trees and upended vehicles that stretched across much of the Florida Panhandle. The seaside community of Mexico Beach, where the storm made la…

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Hurricane Michael raged through the Florida Panhandle into Georgia on Thursday as the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in decades, turning homes into piles of lumber and verdant subdivisions into deep lagoons. The storm made landfall near Mexico Beach, Fla., just shy of Category 5 strength Wednesday afternoon, but soon lost strength as it moved i…

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By Jesse McKinley and William K. Rashbaum ALBANY, N.Y. – In the days after a limousine crashed in upstate New York and killed 20 people, investigators quickly bore down on the limousine company, which had a record of repeated safety violations. Investigators made their first move at culpability on Wednesday, arresting the firm’s operator outside Albany and charging him …