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    Voting Is Ending in India. Here’s What’s to Expect.

    Voting Is Ending in India. Here’s What’s to Expect.


    A polling station in the West Bengal village of Rohini last month. Voting in the Indian election has taken more than five...

    The world’s biggest election will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Here’s how it happened, and what comes next.
    Fact-Checking Joe Biden on the Campaign Trail

    Fact-Checking Joe Biden on the Campaign Trail


    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden during a campaign event this month in Hampton,...

    Since announcing his candidacy, he has defended his decades-long record on criminal justice and climate change, rejected assertions he is a moderate and gone after President Trump. Here’s how his claims stack up.
    After Alabama Abortion Law, 3 Democrats Propose a New Strategy

    After Alabama Abortion Law, 3 Democrats Propose a New Strategy


    Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey called for legislation that would guarantee abortion rights...

    Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren are taking an aggressive approach in a debate whose terms have long been set by conservatives.
    Trump Warns That Rising Border Crossings May Require an Extra $1.4 Billion

    Trump Warns That Rising Border Crossings May Require an Extra $1.4 Billion


    A temporary shelter for unaccompanied children in Homestead, Fla. The number of unaccompanied minors referred to the Department of Health and Human Services for care increased more than 57 percent over this time last...

    In a letter to Congress, the administration said the flow of unaccompanied children at the border has exceeded projections of just weeks ago and may require more money for housing and care.

    What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?


    So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they’re...

    So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they’re pregnant.
    De Blasio Once Ignored Trump. But in Iowa, It Was All Trump.

    De Blasio Once Ignored Trump. But in Iowa, It Was All Trump.


    Mayor Bill de Blasio toured an ethanol plant in Gowrie, Iowa, on Friday with former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack. “The Trump administration has favored big petroleum companies and that has to end,” Mr. de Blasio said after the...

    The mayor made his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, showing off his new focus on criticizing Mr. Trump.

    On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week


    It’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the stories you might have...

    It’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the stories you might have missed.
    Trump’s Financial Disclosure Form: Five Takeaways

    Trump’s Financial Disclosure Form: Five Takeaways


    The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, where profits declined last...

    The president’s family business had a down year in 2018. A close look at the numbers shows how politics, among other factors, is affecting his hotels, golf courses and other properties.
    Trump Administration Flying Migrants Out of Texas to Ease Overcrowding at Border

    Trump Administration Flying Migrants Out of Texas to Ease Overcrowding at Border


    Migrants, mostly from Central America, in El Paso. Customs and Border Protection officials in April detained 109,144 migrants at the southwest border, the highest total since...

    The Department of Homeland Security has begun flying recent border-crossers and asylum seekers to California in a program that may expand to coastal areas and the Canadian border.
    U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Removed Missile Threat From Some Boats

    U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Removed Missile Threat From Some Boats


    President Trump with Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

    Missiles have been unloaded from at least two small boats in Iranian waters, a move that American officials said could help defuse a brewing confrontation.
    What Trump Got Wrong on the Investigations Into Michael Flynn

    What Trump Got Wrong on the Investigations Into Michael Flynn


    President Trump was warned repeatedly about his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the...

    The president said he could not have known Mr. Flynn was under investigation. But Mr. Flynn himself revealed it to a top Trump aide, and others warned Mr. Trump about him.