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In Conservative Kentucky, Power of Female Candidates Is Tested in Key House Race

VERSAILLES, Ky. — Ben Chandler knows how it feels to win and lose Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District. The area rambles from the Bluegrass region to the Appalachian Mountains to the east. Overwhelmingly white and culturally conservative, it is an uneasy mix of working-class struggles and old-money prosperity — bourbon distilleries …

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White House Confirms That Mulvaney Deputy Is Pick to Lead Consumer Bureau

Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has picked a deputy at the budget office, Kathy Kraninger, to succeed him at the consumer watchdog agency, a White House spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday. Ms. Kraninger, who oversees the preparation of the budgets …

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China’s Official News Media Sharply Criticize Trump

With Chinese politicians studiously dull and the country’s statecraft closely stage-managed, salvos from the state-controlled news media — which President George H.W. Bush, a former United States ambassador to China, called cannons of rhetoric — offer a more direct, and inflammatory, guide to the thinking of the Beijing government. Below …

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Trump’s Promises to Kim Jong-un Leave U.S. and Allies Scrambling

If several major war games were canceled for more than a year, the impact could be significant, the officials said. “We’re generally fine to miss a single exercise, even one of this magnitude,” said Kathleen Hicks, a former senior Pentagon official in the Obama administration. “Strategically, however, it will worry …

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Will the Justice Department Investigate the Trump Foundation?

WASHINGTON — Election law experts from across the political spectrum largely agreed that the New York attorney general made a compelling case this week that President Trump’s campaign and his charitable foundation violated federal campaign finance laws during the 2016 election. What they could not agree on, though, was whether …

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