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Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo

“As Director of the C.I.A., Mike has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the international intelligence community,” he said in a written statement distributed by the White …

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Guantánamo Lawyers Challenge Government’s Explanation for Hidden Microphone

The Miami Herald first reported last week on the declassified statement, which prosecutors included in a court filing that has not yet been officially made public. The Pentagon publicly released the statement on Monday. Mr. Nashiri was arraigned in 2011 over the Cole bombing, which killed 17 sailors. His case …

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DeVos Has Not ‘Intentionally’ Visited a Struggling Michigan Public School

Photo Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, before a news conference in Coral Springs, Florida, last week. Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images WASHINGTON — In a remarkable admission, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a television interview on Sunday that she has not “intentionally” visited public schools in Michigan that are struggling …

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The Mideast Peace Plan Is Nearly Finished. Is It Dead on Arrival?

The president sees the final destination as the “ultimate deal,” but many analysts regard it as the ultimate lost cause. The effort comes as Mr. Trump is trying to tackle another intractable problem, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, accepting an invitation last week to meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, …

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Tackling Sexual Harassment With ‘Bipartisan Bad Behavior’ in Shadows

“For too long the victims of sexual harassment, particularly women, have worried that no one would believe them, that jobs could be lost and careers derailed, impairing the ability to care for their families,” the letter reads, noting the current “watershed moment” and need for “more of us come forward” …

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Trump Won Ohio Handily. Populist Democrats Want to Win It Back.

Unlike endangered Senate Democrats in deeper-red states, Mr. Brown, 65, has opposed virtually all Republican-backed policies in Congress, including a new measure loosening bank regulations that is supported by a dozen Democratic senators. Outside of trade, Mr. Brown said in an interview, he sees no evidence that Mr. Trump “stands …

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