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Parts Suppliers Call for Cleaner Cars, Splitting With Their Main Customers: Automakers

While they stopped short of directly criticizing automakers, which the parts suppliers rely upon for business, they came down clearly on the side of stringent emissions rules. Tailpipe standards should “continue to make progress on reducing emissions and oil consumption while saving consumers money at the gas pump,” the groups …

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Stranded at Guantánamo, a Cooperative Detainee Criticizes Saudi Arabia

Last fall, Mr. Darbi was sentenced to 13 years in prison. In a document jointly prepared by prosecutors and the defense, the government agreed that he had fulfilled his end of the deal, including providing testimony against two other detainees that was “unprecedented in similar counterterrorism prosecutions to date.” But …

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Judge Orders Tarps Removed From Confederate Statues in Charlottesville

Photo Jason Kessler, a white supremacist who helped organize a rally last August in Charlottesville, Va., outside the courthouse on Tuesday where a judge ordered the city to remove tarps covering two Confederate statues. Credit Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress, via Associated Press The black shrouds that for six months have …

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Mnuchin Floats Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade Deal Trump Shelved

Photo Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said the United States had “begun to have very high-level conversations” about rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times WASHINGTON — More than a year after President Trump abruptly pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it was a …

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Trump Losing College-Educated Whites? He Never Won Them in the First Place

After Donald J. Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, one data point from the network exit polls jumped out at analysts: his two-point win among college-educated white voters. Many pre-election polls had suggested they would favor Hillary Clinton. And now, more than a year later, polls again show …

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