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With Loss of Its Caliphate, ISIS May Return to Guerrilla Roots

  • With the fall of its de facto capital and its territory shriveled to a handful of outposts, the Islamic State may be reeling but it is not vanquished, experts say.
  • Many Western and Arab counterterrorism officials are bracing for a new, lethal incarnation of the jihadist group. The organization has a track record of being able to withstand major military onslaughts.


Trump Qualifies Support for Deal on Health Subsidies

After initially voicing support, President Trump offered a different take on the plan to restore the insurance subsidies that he canceled. The Republican who helped draft the bipartisan deal predicted that it would pass before the end of the year.


Mother of Slain Soldier Says Trump Was Disrespectful

President Trump said the soldier “knew what he signed up for” during a condolence call, the mother of Sgt. La David T. Johnson said, backing the account of a Democratic lawmaker.


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Damien Rodriguez’s case raised questions about what constitutes a hate crime and how effectively the legal system treats combat veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Credit Amanda Lucier for The New York Times

A Marine Flew Into a Rage in an Iraqi Restaurant. Was It PTSD, or Hate?

Damien Rodriguez’s family said his actions in a restaurant in Portland, Ore., were provoked by trauma, not hate, and that he needed help, not jail time.



Doing Well by Doing Good With an I.R.A.

Some people are using a special class of I.R.A. — self-directed ones — to invest their nest eggs with a philanthropic twist. But it has its risks.

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