Iraq, 20 Years Later: A Changed Washington and a Terrible Toll on America

The White House, Congress, the military and the intelligence agencies see the war as a lesson in failed policymaking, one deeply absorbed if not thoroughly learned.

Out of Power, Trump Still Exerts It

An early-morning social media post amounted to a starter?s gun for Republican officials: Many raced to the former president?s side, denouncing a Democratic prosecutor investigating him.

Trump Allies Pressure DeSantis to Weigh In on Expected Indictment

The effort previews how an indictment would jolt the still-nascent race for the Republican presidential nomination ? and perhaps already has.

Lab Leak or Not? How Politics Shaped the Battle Over Covid?s Origin

A lab leak was once dismissed by many as a conspiracy theory. But the idea is gaining traction, even as evidence builds that the virus emerged from a market.

DeSantis Breaks Silence on Trump and Criticizes Manhattan D.A.

The Florida governor, who had refrained for days from weighing in on the potential indictment of his likely 2024 rival, accused the Manhattan district attorney of political motivations.

American Held Hostage in Africa Is Freed

Jeffery Woodke, an American aid worker abducted in Niger by militants, was released after more than six years in captivity. A second hostage was also released: Olivier Dubois, a French journalist who disappeared in April 2021.

Falling Lithium Prices Are Making Electric Cars More Affordable

An unexpected decline in the price of an essential battery material, along with those of other commodities, is good news for buyers. But experts disagree on how long low prices will last.

Video Testimony in the Covid Era Faces a Constitutional Test

Two criminal defendants have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether remote testimony against them violated the Sixth Amendment?s confrontation clause.

Fed Meets as Bank Chaos Collides With Inflation

The Federal Reserve will decide whether and by how much to raise interest rates this week at a moment when its path ahead is newly fraught.

The Children of the Iraq War Have Grown Up, but Some Wounds Don?t Heal

Twenty years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, a veteran Times correspondent and photographer asked Iraqis about growing up in wartime, and about their hopes now.

Dissecting Charges That Could Arise From the Trump Investigations

Prosecutors in New York, Georgia and the Justice Department face complex choices about what crimes to charge if they decide to indict Donald Trump.

Leader of International Seabed Mining Agency Admonished by Diplomats

The United Nations-affiliated agency faces pressure from some member nations to greenlight ocean mining ? and from others to slow it down.

A ?New Cold War? Looms in Africa as U.S. Pushes Against Russian Gains

The U.S. is reprising its playbook in Ukraine, where it has used classified information to expose plans by Russia. Next target: Chad.

Before Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the Fed Spotted Big Problems

The bank was using an incorrect model as it assessed its own risks amid rising interest rates, and spent much of 2022 under a supervisory review.

In South Carolina, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott Appeal to the Same Donors, and the Same Voters

Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Scott, vying for Republican support for 2024 in their home state, attended a South Carolina conservative forum on Saturday.

China as Peacemaker in the Ukraine War? The U.S. and Europe Are Skeptical.

Chinese officials say Xi Jinping?s upcoming trip to Moscow is a peace mission. But U.S. and European officials say he aims to bolster Vladimir V. Putin.

An Untold Story Behind Jimmy Carter?s Presidential Defeat

A prominent Texas politician said he unwittingly took part in a 1980 tour of the Middle East with a clandestine agenda.

Sandy Hook Families Are Fighting Alex Jones and the Bankruptcy System Itself

As the families seek more than $1.4 billion awarded by courts for Mr. Jones?s lies, a New York Times review shows he is transferring millions of dollars to family and friends, potentially out of reach of creditors.

Trump Says He Will Be Arrested on Tuesday as Indictment Looms

His indictment by a Manhattan grand jury is expected, but its timing is unclear.

For Trump and His Potential 2024 G.O.P. Rivals, It?s All About Iowa

As former Vice President Mike Pence visits the state on Saturday, Iowa has become pivotal for possible Republican presidential contenders, and for Donald Trump in particular.

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