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Whitaker’s Ascent at Justice Dept. Surprised Investigators of Firm Accused of Fraud

WASHINGTON — As Federal Trade Commission lawyers investigated a Miami company accused of defrauding thousands of customers last year, they were stunned to learn about a new job for a figure in their inquiry, Matthew G. Whitaker: He had been named chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “You’re …

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Despite Frosty Ties for Trump and Trudeau, ‘New Nafta’ Is Signed

But the brinkmanship leading up to the agreement was bruising and the metals tariffs remain in place, severely testing the relationship between Canada and its biggest and most important trading partner. [Want more Canadian coverage in your inbox? Subscribe to our weekly Canada Letter newsletter.] In June, after Mr. Trudeau, …

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros

Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook’s communications staff to research George Soros’s financial interests in the wake of his high-profile attacks on tech companies, according to three people with knowledge of her request, indicating that Facebook’s second in command was directly involved in the social network’s response to the liberal billionaire. Ms. …

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Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — It’s been a defining phrase of the Donald Trump presidency, “Energy dominance,” a doctrine that emphasizes the expansion of coal and oil production as well as the weakening of environmental regulations, including those …

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U.S. Troops Could Remain on Border Into 2019, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering keeping active-duty American troops on the southwestern border into January, two Defense Department officials said on Wednesday, potentially extending a deployment to confront a caravan of migrants from Central America. The military’s border mission is currently slated to end Dec. 15, and no final …

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