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White House Signals It Will Accept Russia Sanctions Bill

  • Congress reached agreement Saturday on legislation intended to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election, despite objections raised by the administration.
  • Officials said Sunday that changes made to the measure had satisfied their concerns, in what appeared to be a face-saving way to avoid a confrontation.

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At Least 9 Dead After Being Held in Truck in Texas

The fire chief said 20 others were in “extremely severe” or critical condition. The authorities were treating the discovery as a human trafficking crime.


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Calls for Answers in Police Shooting’s Wake

The killing of Justine Damond by a Minneapolis police officer caused a global uproar, leaving loved ones and neighbors in both Australia and Minnesota in agony with unanswered questions.


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Cancer Researchers Turn Focus to Gene Therapies

The approval of gene therapy for leukemia will open the door to an “utterly transformative” new class of cancer treatments, which companies and universities are racing to develop.


Family of Radicals: From Left to Right, to Silicon Valley

David Horowitz shaped the ’60s radical left — before taking a hard right turn. His son Ben, of Andreessen Horowitz fame, is helping define the modern tech age. Family chats get interesting.




Kevin Bacon Knows You’re Gazing at Him

The star of “I Love Dick” talks about his new sex-symbol status and his latest project with his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, who made her directorial debut.

De Blasio Takes to the Subway to Demand Cuomo Fix It

Holding a news conference on an F train, Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to “take ownership” of the problems hobbling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.



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American Shooting, Australian Pain

This week’s Australia Letter reflects on American policing and the case of Justine Damond, who was fatally shot Saturday by a Minneapolis police officer.


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This week, a look at two new books that channel voices from Syria’s war zone, plus reviews of Roxane Gay’s “Hunger,” a new biography of Thoreau and much more.

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