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Defense Dept. to Help Justice Dept. Prosecute Immigration Cases

WASHINGTON — As federal prosecutors face skyrocketing immigration caseloads along the southwestern border, the Defense Department agreed Wednesday to help the Justice Department prosecute...

Hundreds of Separated Children Have Quietly Been Sent to New York

Under cover of darkness and in the custody of the federal government, migrant children have been coming in waves to New York, taken from...

Evangelical Leaders Lament Border Separations, but Stand Behind Trump

In May, eight evangelical women from Chicago piled into a passenger van and took turns driving through the night to visit hundreds of immigrant...

In Bid to End Child Separations, House G.O.P. Presses Ahead With Broad Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday that the House would press ahead with a vote on a broad immigration bill that includes...

Secret Service ‘Aware’ of Peter Fonda’s Tweet Attacking Barron Trump

The Secret Service is “aware” of a tweet attacking President Trump’s adolescent son that was posted by the actor Peter Fonda, a spokesman for...

Senate Rejects White House Plan to Cancel Unused Funding

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected on Wednesday a White House plan to rescind nearly $15 billion in unspent funding that had been approved in...

White House Memo: In Trump’s America, the Conversation Turns Ugly and Angry, Starting at...

Some liberals bristle at the idea that they should hold back in the face of what they consider an inhumane or authoritarian presidency. Jessica...

Fact Check of the Day: Border Crossings Have Been Declining for Years, Despite Claims...

Advertisement Fact Check of the Day The president, vice president and homeland security secretary have said the surge of migrants illegally entering the United...

Republicans Dislike Separating Families. But They Like ‘Zero Tolerance’ More.

CASTROVILLE, Tex. — In the three years since Donald J. Trump began his presidential bid by maligning Mexican immigrants, Representative Will Hurd, a Texas...

‘We’re Sending Them the Hell Back,’ Trump Says of Securing the Country’s Borders

DULUTH, Minn. — Shortly after caving to political pressure and signing an executive order that ends the separation of families by detaining parents and...

Trump Sells Hard Line on Immigration

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Family Separations, Syria, Disney: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. “We’ve got to be keeping families together.” In an abrupt reversal,...

Trump Tells Republicans Not to Undercut Him on ZTE

WASHINGTON — President Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Wednesday not to scuttle his administration’s efforts to help the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, warning them...

On Washington: G.O.P. Lawmakers Hope Trump’s Border Action Heads Off Political Threat

WASHINGTON — Washington moves slowly except in times of crisis — political crisis that is. Beleaguered Republican members of Congress breathed a momentary sigh of...

Haley Blames Watchdog Groups for U.S. Withdrawal From U.N. Rights Council

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration rebuked human rights watchdog organizations on Wednesday, blaming them in part for its decision this week to withdraw from...

Trump’s Executive Order on Family Separation, Explained

What does the Flores case have to do with this? The long-running class-action litigation over the treatment of children in immigration custody ended with a...

How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach...

The company failed to act on a March 2017 warning from federal authorities about a vulnerability that hackers would later exploit, resulting in the...

Newly Discovered ‘Limb Pit’ Reveals Civil War Surgeons’ Bitter Choices

WASHINGTON — Side by side, in a shallow pit, two soldiers were hastily buried — and along with them, not flowers or mementos, but...

Critic’s Notebook: Images of the Border Crises Speak Louder Than ‘Womp Womp’

We now know the sound it makes when human decency dies on live cable news: “Womp womp.” That was the sound that the former Trump campaign...

Read the Executive Order Trump Signed on Family Separation

(b) The Secretary shall not, however, detain an alien family together when there is a concern that detention of an alien child with the...

Trump to Propose Government Reorganization, Targeting Safety Net Programs

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to propose a reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that would shuffle key development, housing and food programs...

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House.

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic...

Steve Schmidt, Longtime G.O.P. Strategist, Quits ‘Corrupt’ and ‘Immoral’ Party

For months, Steve Schmidt, a longtime Republican strategist, has warned about the degradation of his party, saying the Trump administration is responsible for a...

‘An Ongoing Battle’: Readers on Pride Month and L.G.B.T. Rights

As members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community celebrate Pride Month and reflect on the milestones of the rights movement, we asked readers what pride means...

Jeff Sessions Faces Complaint From Fellow United Methodists Over Border Separations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a member of the United Methodist Church who often draws on his religious background to govern, is facing a formal...

American Airlines Asks Government Not to Use Its Flights to Carry Immigrant Children

American Airlines asked the federal government on Wednesday to stop using its commercial planes for “transporting children who have been separated from their families...

Trump Plans Executive Order to Allow Detaining Families Together Indefinitely

President Trump is preparing to issue an executive order as soon as Wednesday that ends the separation of families at the border by indefinitely...

House to ‘Take Action to Keep Families Together,’ Ryan Says

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17-Year-Old Fatally Shot as He Ran From East Pittsburgh Police

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by the East Pittsburgh police on Tuesday night as he tried to flee a traffic stop, officials...

American Cardinal Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor Is Suspended From Ministry

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington and a prominent Roman Catholic voice in international and public policy, has been suspended from...

‘Tender Age’ Shelters Opening for Young Children Separated From Parents

Immigration authorities have opened shelter space for children under the age of 12, referred to as “tender age” detainees, who are entering the detention...

Corey Lewandowski Mocks Child With Down Syndrome Separated From Her Mother: ‘Womp Womp’

Of all the recent stories about the separation of immigrant children and parents at the United States’ border with Mexico, the Mexican foreign minister...

California Today: California Today: Recalling the State’s Own ‘Trump Moment’ in a ’90s Immigration...

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) With the United States in the grip of a crisis over immigration, the experience...

Kirstjen Nielsen Heckled at Mexican Restaurant

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Walmart ‘Surprised’ Old Store Is a Migrant Shelter. Records Hinted at the Possibility.

Walmart said it was “surprised and deeply disturbed” to learn that one of its former Texas stores was being used to house migrant children...

At War: Veterans Owe the D.O.D. Thousands for Survivor Benefits. Why Can’t They Opt...

When Dan was finally allowed to retire and go home, he started to receive bills for Survivor Benefit Plan premiums in the mail. Torrey,...

State of the Art: How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities

I’m not saying America’s cities are turning into dystopian technocapitalist hellscapes in which corporations operate every essential service and pull every civic string. But let’s...

In Trump Hotel’s Rarefied Realm, President Courts Donors as if It’s Business as Usual

“Part of it is,” Mr. Spicer said, “you buy into the philosophy.” Bill White, a donor based in New York City also at the event,...

Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could...

Donald Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen, World Cup: Your Wednesday Briefing

Betting that China will blink • “President Trump has given China every chance to change its aggressive behavior. China does have much more to lose...

Have You Crossed the U.S.-Mexico Border With Children? Tell Us Your Story

The Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border has led to a political fight that has been...

¿Has Cruzado la Frontera Entre Estados Unidos y México con Niños? Cuéntanos Tu Historia

La nueva política del gobierno de Donald Trump de separar a los hijos de sus padres en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos ha...

U.S. Judge Lambastes F.B.I. Over Dylann Roof’s Gun Purchase

The examiner, Judge Gergel wrote, ended up stumbling over inaccurate information because of clerical errors, had to send a series of faxes and “made...

Protesters Confront Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican Restaurant: ‘Shame!’

Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, got an earful while she was eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington on Tuesday night. With...

Senate Aide’s Lawyers Ask Judge to Order Trump to Stop Discussing Case

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for James A. Wolfe, the Senate intelligence staff member accused of lying about his contacts with reporters, asked a federal judge...

Trump Assails Critics of Immigration Policy

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They Wanted to Raise $1,500 for Immigrant Families at the Border. They Got Over...

It all started with a viral photo of a toddler crying as her mother was detained at the border. Charlotte and Dave Willner saw it...

Child Separations, Tariffs, U.N.: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. Senate Republicans moved to quell a political crisis, vowing to...

Charleston Apologizes for City’s Role in Slave Trade

Councilman Harry Griffin also said that the city needed to address other issues first. Mr. Griffin abruptly ended his comments after the crowd interrupted...

Trump Is Said to Intend to Campaign for South Carolina Governor in G.O.P. Runoff

WASHINGTON — President Trump intends to campaign Monday for Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina, according to Republican officials familiar with the plan, putting...

How Kirstjen Nielsen Became the Face of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy

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Kirstjen Nielsen Was a Target of Trump’s Immigration Ire. Now She’s His Protector.

WASHINGTON — Just last month, Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, drafted a resignation letter after being berated by President Trump over what he...

Fact Check of the Day: Explaining Trump’s Claim About Canadians Smuggling Shoes Because of...

Advertisement Fact Check of the Day President Trump said on Tuesday that Canadians were smuggling shoes across the border “because the tariffs are so...

Tracing the Roots of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

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Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration

SAN FRANCISCO — In an open letter posted to Microsoft’s internal message board on Tuesday, more than 100 employees protested the software maker’s work...

Fact-Checking the Trump Administration’s Case for Child Separation at the Border

As Mr. Trump said, his administration could release one or both parents with their children. But it has instead chosen to prosecute people who...

Investigators Questioned Giuliani as Part of Leak Inquiry, He Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was questioned this year in an inquiry into whether he was told about the F.B.I.’s...

Bush Veteran Joseph Hagin to Leave Trump White House Post

WASHINGTON — Joseph W. Hagin, a deputy chief of staff to President Trump and one of the most seasoned government veterans on a team...

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency. It...

Big-Name Retailers Make Pride Merchandise in Places That Aren’t L.G.B.T.-Friendly

“When we do these partnerships with companies, we do due diligence to make sure we’re not partnering with companies that are complicit with human...

Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON — The United States withdrew on Tuesday from the world’s most important human rights body in protest of its frequent criticism of Israel’s...

Washington’s Mayor Eyes a Second Term, With a New Supporter in Tow

“I don’t think we have such a drumbeat to cut SNAP or school lunches if we had more single mothers” in Congress, said Representative...

F.B.I. Agents Gave Trump a Weapon Against Mueller. Republicans Are Wielding It.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s congressional allies trained their fire on the special counsel investigation on Tuesday, armed anew with a damaging report showing that...

Virginia School Drops Confederate General’s Name in Favor of Obama’s

But in Richmond, the decision to remove the name of James Ewell Brown Stuart, a cavalry general, and replace it with Mr. Obama’s has...

Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed

Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. shorted stock in a shipping firm — an investment tactic for profiting if share prices fall — days...

Trump Derides Border Security, but Calls Plan to Add Immigration Judges ‘Crazy’

Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, a Republican, announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he would withdraw four members of the Maryland National Guard,...

Fiction: Yes, Tommy Orange’s New Novel Really Is That Good

Orange uses the word “Indianing” as though it were a choice, and something you have to be grown up to do, “like drinking or...

Trump Calls on Military to Create Space Force

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New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Affordable Care Act

Because they will be exempt from many requirements of the 2010 health law, Mr. Trump has said, the association health plans can “provide more...

Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85

His soccer team had just lost a big game and Bonaldo Giaiotti, a 20-year-old furniture design apprentice, tried to clear the melancholy in the...

Governors Refuse to Send National Guard to Border, Citing Trump’s Child Separation Policy

National Guard troops in four states will not deploy to the southern border, the states’ governors announced this week, over mounting objections to the...

California Today: California Today: Garcetti Is Not a Fan of the Jungle Primary

Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) They have not quite finished counting the votes in the primary that took place...

All 4 Living Former First Ladies Decry Trump Border Policy That Separates Families

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama, who succeeded Mrs. Bush as first lady, retweeted her predecessor’s opinion article and said simply, “Sometimes truth transcends party.” But her...

Along the Border, a New Kind of Criminal Floods Federal Courts: Immigrants

In California, where Operation Streamline is set to begin next month, many migrants awaiting a hearing are being held in detention facilities far from...

The 52 Places Traveler: Place 18 of 52: From Refugees to a Reunion, Buffalo...

The students were in finals week and the coaching staff was busy setting up the next season, but they all remembered me and were...

Personal Journeys: Pups Onboard: Why Trains Are a Great Way to Travel With Your...

Advertisement Personal Journeys The pugs Rufus and Hamilton have tried every mode of transportation but nothing beats a ride on the rails. (One reason:...

Trade War, World Cup, XXXTentacion: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: Trump defends separation policy • Facing a growing chorus of...

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Supporters of transit investments say they reduce traffic, spur economic development and fight global warming by reducing emissions. Americans for Prosperity counters that public...

Senate Votes to Reinstate Penalties on ZTE, Setting Up Clash With White House

The bill, for examples, labels China and Russia “revisionist powers and strategic competitors that seek to shape the world toward their authoritarian model through...

How the Trump Administration Defends Its ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy

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Fact Check of the Day: Kirstjen Nielsen Justifies Family Separation by Pointing to Increase...

Advertisement Fact Check of the Day President Trump’s homeland security secretary said the number of immigrants fraudulently posing as families has tripled. That’s true...

A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’

Dr. Bowlby’s attachment theory informs many approaches to the treatment of children torn from their parents by circumstance or, in the case of current...

Kirstjen Nielsen Addresses Families Separation at Border: Full Transcript

We have a long existing policy — multiple administrations have followed — that outline when we may take action to protect children. We will...

Pompeo Issues a Warning to the World on Trade

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to the cradle of America’s car industry on Monday and issued a tough warning to allies and adversaries...

Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $200 Billion of Chinese Goods

Whether President Xi Jinping of China agrees to bend to Mr. Trump’s demands remains an open question. With his latest move, Mr. Trump has...

How Anti-Immigration Passion Was Inflamed From the Fringe

WASHINGTON — Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller spent years on the political fringe in the nation’s capital as high-decibel immigration hard-liners, always warning about...

Trump Clears Way for Health Plans With Lower Costs and Fewer Benefits

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to issue a sweeping rule that makes it easier for small businesses to band together to create...

Senators Remain Split as They Question Justice Dept. Watchdog on F.B.I. Report

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans jostled for political points on Monday as they pressed the Justice Department’s inspector general for the first time over...

Judge Rejects Kansas Law Requiring Voters to Show Proof of Citizenship

A restrictive law on voting in Kansas championed by Kris W. Kobach, the secretary of state, was struck down on Monday by a federal...

Forget Tax Cuts. Trump Wants to Rally G.O.P. Base Over Immigration

The unease with a hard-line approach on immigration is strongest among House Republicans who hail from diverse districts. Many of these lawmakers signed a discharge...

Pentagon Suspends Major War Game With South Korea

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced on Monday that it was suspending a major military exercise with South Korea that President Trump had criticized as...

New Charges in Huge C.I.A. Breach Known as Vault 7

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have charged a former software engineer at the center of a huge C.I.A. breach with stealing classified information, theft of...

Trump Orders Establishment of ‘Space Force’ as Sixth Military Branch

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that he would direct the Pentagon to establish a sixth branch of the armed forces dedicated to...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Gets ‘National Treasure’ Designation

The house where the singer Nina Simone was born is in bad shape. The ceiling is crumbling, the walls chipping, the floorboards sagging; stray...

Migrants, World Cup, Apple: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The Trump administration is being battered by a wave of...

Immigrant Children Cry Out in Audio Recorded at Detention Center

“Mami!” the children’s voices cry out, between sobs. “Papá!” A recording of immigrant children calling out desperately for their parents after being separated from them...

A Persistent Gadfly Wins Again in the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A determined critic of a Florida city must have the chance to prove that his First Amendment rights were violated when he...

Trilobites: Sea Stars Started Dissolving. What Helped Some of Them Survive?

Advertisement Researchers say they’ve detected genetic differences that might help explain why some of these creatures on California’s coast survived a deadly plague. ...

Norman Pearlstine Named Editor of The Los Angeles Times

“Norm’s mandate is to help me hire the smartest talent,” he said. He added, “You need the experience and chops of a person like Norm...

Vows: ‘Mayor Pete’ Gets Married, Then Takes His Husband to a Parade

They then joined 200 more friends for a reception at LangLab, an arts- and co-working space in a former furniture factory that is a...