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5 Takeaways From New York’s Primary Election Results

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo brushed past Cynthia Nixon in Thursday’s Democratic contest. But other challengers benefited from the progressive fervor sweeping national politics. ImageChallenger Cynthia Nixon had hoped to defy the polls, but in the end Gov. Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic nomination, as predicted. Above, people at a Manhattan …

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Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.

WASHINGTON — The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring. The residence, in a new building on …

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Trump Rejects Death Toll in Puerto Rico Reported by His Own Government

President Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of artificially inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, which officials said had claimed nearly 3,000 lives, and he inaccurately stated that only between six to 18 people died “after” the storm hit the island. Ignoring facts provided by …

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Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world. He has spent most of the rest of the year apologizing for not recognizing the problem earlier. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, published a roughly 3,300-word blog post …

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The Policymakers Saved the Financial System. And America Never Forgave Them.

It’s hard to overstate how deeply Americans despised their government’s response to the global financial crisis. It has helped shape the last decade of American politics, fueling distrust of powerful institutions and speeding a drift toward ideological extremes. But for all that anger, the engineers of the American crisis response …

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