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E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

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F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion

The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to fine Facebook about $5 billion for mishandling users’…

For 30 Minutes on a Hot Friday Morning, Trump Lashes Out at a Range of Critics

WASHINGTON — Speaking for over 30 minutes in the hot sun on Friday morning, President Trump…

Spain’s First Recognized ‘Stolen Baby’ Finds She Was Adopted Not Abducted

MADRID — The Spanish woman at the heart of a nationwide scandal involving babies who were…

Why a Hyped Russian Missile System in Turkey Irks the Pentagon

The first parts of a sophisticated, Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile system, known as the S-400, arrived in…

China’s Retort Over Its Mass Detentions: Praise From Russia and Saudi Arabia

GENEVA — China fumed this week after 22 mostly Western countries rebuked its mass detention of…

Duduzane Zuma, Son of South Africa’s Ex-President, Is Acquitted in Homicide Case

JOHANNESBURG — A politically influential son of former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa was cleared…

Claims That Obama ‘Yanked’ Citizenship Question From Census Are False

What Was Said “The real controversy here is who took the citizenship question off of the…

Details of R Kelly charges revealed – including kidnapping

Details of the charges against R Kelly have been revealed, including kidnapping and that he and…

Brazil’s President May Appoint Son, Friend to the Trumps, as Ambassador to U.S.

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is weighing appointing his third son, Eduardo…

China Vows Sanctions on U.S. Firms Selling Arms to Taiwan

BEIJING — China said on Friday that it would impose sanctions on American companies involved in…

Migrant women ‘drinking from toilets’ in border facilities

By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Women detained at the US-Mexico border were forced to drink out…

House Votes to Extend 9/11 Fund for Lifetimes of First Responders

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday approved legislation to replenish a depleted federal fund to compensate…

As Tropical Storm Barry Strengthens, FEMA Is Already Stretched Thin

WASHINGTON — Three years of crushing natural disasters have left the Federal Emergency Management Agency with…

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in…