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Top Lawyer in White House Gives Mueller Coveted Details

  • The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes at the heart of the obstruction inquiry overseen by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
  • In an unusual example of cooperation, Mr. McGahn described to investigators the president’s furor toward the Russia inquiry and the ways in which he urged Mr. McGahn to respond to it.

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Hope for Democracy in Turkey Faded With Erdogan’s Ascension

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once presented himself as a moderate and modernizing leader. But as he began amassing supreme powers, the notion that he was a liberalizing force has been wholly extinguished.





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Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, Mr. Annan projected himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.


Holy Angels Parish in Pennsylvania. The parish’s former pastor, Reverend John David Crowley, was named in a grand jury report that alleged a range of sexual abuse scandals. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

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Aretha Franklin Personified Black Woman Magic

There was something about the fact that she looked like our aunts, mothers, sisters and neighbors that made her thrilling and untouchable and relatable.



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The Dangerous Intimacy of Grad School

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Witchcraft in the #MeToo Era

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