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Labor Dept. Moves to Expand Religion Exemption for Hiring and Firing

The Labor Department has proposed a rule that would allow more federal contractors to base employment…

4 Takeaways From a Close Look at Elliott Broidy

WASHINGTON — Elliott Broidy worked his way through school at a laundromat and later became wealthy…

How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game

WASHINGTON — Elliott Broidy had the kind of past that might have given a more traditional…

Fraud Case Against Bus Maker Shows Risks of Pay Promises in City Contracts

In recent decades, government agencies across the country have used their buying power to benefit American…

This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True

SEATTLE — The company called One Concern has all the characteristics of a buzzy and promising…

In Pentagon Contract Fight, Amazon Has Foes in High Places

It sounded like the dullest of developments: the award of a big Pentagon I.T. contract was…

Pentagon Delays Award of $10 Billion Cloud Computing Contract

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it was delaying the award of a hotly contested $10…

A Luxury Box at Citi Field, an M.T.A. Contract and $188,000 for Cuomo

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Trump Says He May Intervene in Huge Pentagon Contract Sought by Amazon

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that he was looking “very seriously” at intervening in…

Former Peru President Arrested in U.S. as Part of Vast Bribery Scandal

A former Peruvian president wanted in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin…

Austria’s Vice Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, Resigns After Video Sting Is Revealed

BERLIN — Austria’s far-right vice chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned on Saturday after a secretly filmed video…

The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.

SAN FRANCISCO — As San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors prepared to vote Tuesday on an ordinance…

Only 17 Days in Office, Opposition Candidate Saw Spending to ‘Spoil a Mayor’

ISTANBUL — Ekrem Imamoglu spent just 17 days as the mayor of Istanbul before the election…

Trump Accuses Saudis of Giving U.S. a Bad Deal. Is That True?

BEIRUT, Lebanon — At a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday, President Trump tore…

Amazon and Microsoft Are 2 Finalists for $10 Billion Pentagon Contract

The Pentagon said Wednesday that Amazon and Microsoft were the final candidates for a hotly contested…