Ohio’s secretary of state challenges a court ruling allowing more ballot drop boxes.

Ohio’s secretary of state challenges a court ruling allowing more ballot drop boxes.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose of Ohio, a Republican, on Wednesday pushed back against a court ruling that had paved the way for counties to deploy multiple drop boxes for absentee ballots in November. Mr.…

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Trump Hits Out at the C.D.C. Director

The president directly contradicts a top federal health expert’s timeline for a vaccine, and secretaries of state demand answers from Louis DeJoy. It’s Thursday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to…

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Obama’s Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ To Release in November

Former President Barack Obama’s new memoir will be published in November, shortly after the election, his publisher, Penguin Random House, announced on Thursday. The 768-page book, “A Promised Land,” will be the first of two…

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Obama’s Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ Coming in November

Former President Barack Obama’s new memoir will be published in November, shortly after the election, his publisher, Penguin Random House, announced on Thursday. The 768-page book, “A Promised Land,” will be the first of two…

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Trump Again Scorns Science on Masks and Vaccines

Trump Again Scorns Science on Masks and Vaccines

Here’s what you need to know: Trump contradicts the C.D.C. chief’s testimony on masks and vaccines. Caputo will take a leave of absence from the U.S. health department. South Africa plans to reopen its borders…

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Barr Defends Right to Intrude in Cases as He Sees Fit

Barr Defends Right to Intrude in Cases as He Sees Fit

ARLINGTON, Va. — Attorney General William P. Barr said on Wednesday that as the nation’s top law enforcement official, he had the right to intervene in investigations and to overrule career lawyers, castigating his own…

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Military Police Considered Using Heat Ray on D.C. Protesters, Whistle-Blower Says

Military Police Considered Using Heat Ray on D.C. Protesters, Whistle-Blower Says

Hours before law enforcement officers violently cleared protesters from a square outside the White House in June, a top military police officer sought out weaponry like powerful sound cannons and a device that “causes targets…

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Blazes on West Coast Scorch Habitats for Endangered Species

Blazes on West Coast Scorch Habitats for Endangered Species

Here’s what you need to know: The fires have devastated populations of endangered species in the West. Newsom says he will soon announce new measures to tackle climate change. Millions of acres burn in California…

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr told federal prosecutors in a call last week that they should consider charging rioters and others who had committed violent crimes at protests in recent months with sedition,…

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Hurricane Sally Slams the Florida Panhandle With Deluge of Rain

Hurricane Sally Slams the Florida Panhandle With Deluge of Rain

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Massive National Guard trucks navigated subdivisions engulfed by raging floodwaters. Hundreds of people were rescued from flooded homes and cars. And on one suburban street, a family of four was found clinging…

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