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Bolton Said to Know of ‘Many Relevant Meetings’ on Ukraine, but Will Not Testify
Bolton Said to Know of ‘Many Relevant Meetings’ on Ukraine, but Will Not Testify
By NICHOLAS FANDOS, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER

A lawyer for John R. Bolton said he had information to share with impeachment investigators. But, so far, he will not defy the White House.

Vaping Illnesses Are Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says
Vaping Illnesses Are Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says
By DENISE GRADY

Samples of lung fluid from patients with the mysterious illness led to a breakthrough in finding a possible cause. More than 2,000 people have been sickened, many from illicit marijuana-based products.

Bloomberg Takes Steps Into 2020 Race and Signals an Unconventional Campaign Strategy
Bloomberg Takes Steps Into 2020 Race and Signals an Unconventional Campaign Strategy
By ALEXANDER BURNS and KATIE GLUECK

The former New York City mayor submitted paperwork on Friday to enter the 2020 presidential primary in Alabama, the first state with a filing deadline, indicating he would pursue a risky strategy of skipping all four traditional early-state contests.

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Editors' Picks
With Medical Bills Skyrocketing, More Hospitals Are Suing for Payment

U.S.

With Medical Bills Skyrocketing, More Hospitals Are Suing for Payment
By SARAH KLIFF

As deductibles and co-pays grow, insured patients owe a larger share of their medical bills. More and more are being taken to court.

No Charitable Thought for Donald Trump

Opinion

No Charitable Thought for Donald Trump
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Fined $2 million after admitting his foundation was his piggy bank, the president shows he always comes first.

Today’s Videos
‘I Haven’t Agreed to Anything’: Trump’s Talks With China Continue
VideoVideo: ‘I Haven’t Agreed to Anything’: Trump’s Talks With China Continue
By ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Trump spoke to the press Friday about deciding against a complete rollback of tariffs on China, as talks to reach a trade deal between the countries continue.

Watch Reagan’s 1987 ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech
VideoVideo: Watch Reagan’s 1987 ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech

In June 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate in view of the Berlin Wall, and delivered a message to Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Soviet leader at the time.

Gates on Warren’s Wealth Tax: ‘I’ve Paid More Than Anyone’
VideoVideo: Gates on Warren’s Wealth Tax: ‘I’ve Paid More Than Anyone’
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, expressed skepticism over Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. Ms. Warren has offered to meet with Mr. Gates to explain her ideas.

World
Ex-President ‘Lula’ Is Freed From Prison in Brazil After Supreme Court Ruling
Ex-President ‘Lula’ Is Freed From Prison in Brazil After Supreme Court Ruling
By ERNESTO LONDOÑO and LETÍCIA CASADO

Brazil’s top court ruled that defendants may remain free while they exhaust appeals in criminal cases, a decision with far-reaching implications in corruption cases.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall in Photos: An Accident of History That Changed The World
The Fall of the Berlin Wall in Photos: An Accident of History That Changed The World
By KATRIN BENNHOLD

The Communist regime was prepared for everything “except candles and prayers.” East Germany’s peaceful 1989 revolution showed that societies that don’t reform, die.

Football’s Longest Drive: 1,000 Miles Across Australia

australia dispatch

Football’s Longest Drive: 1,000 Miles Across Australia
By MATTHEW ABBOTT

For Indigenous Australians in isolated towns, “bush footy” is more religion than sport. Neither distance, the police nor even death can keep teams from competing.

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U.S.
‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America
‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America
By FARAH STOCKMAN

Why a movement that claims to support the American descendants of slavery is being promoted by conservatives and attacked on the left.

Under Construction in Texas: The First New Section of Border Wall
Under Construction in Texas: The First New Section of Border Wall
By MANNY FERNANDEZ, MITCHELL FERMAN and ALYSSA SCHUKAR

Eight miles of original fencing are going up in the Rio Grande Valley, the first new wall to be built under President Trump. The administration wants 500 total miles constructed by 2021.

‘Tío Bernie’ Is Courting the Latino Votes He Needs to Win
‘Tío Bernie’ Is Courting the Latino Votes He Needs to Win
By JENNIFER MEDINA

Bernie Sanders has raised more money from Latino donors than any of his Democratic rivals and he leads the field with Latino support in a new poll.

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Politics
How Should a Billionaire Behave in Public? A Run for President Is One Option
How Should a Billionaire Behave in Public? A Run for President Is One Option
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER

Michael Bloomberg may join a 2020 field where some leading candidates are railing against wealth like his. It’s complicated.

As Campaign Season Heats Up, Trump Has Turned the Official Into the Political

White house memo

As Campaign Season Heats Up, Trump Has Turned the Official Into the Political
By ANNIE KARNI and MAGGIE HABERMAN

Previous presidents made an effort to make a distinction between the two and had their campaigns, not taxpayers, foot the bill for political events.

Judge Rules Prosecutors Misrepresented Evidence From C.I.A. Sites
Judge Rules Prosecutors Misrepresented Evidence From C.I.A. Sites
By CAROL ROSENBERG

A military judge for Guantánamo’s war court found that the handling of classified information from secret prisons was deeply flawed, complicating the Cole case.

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Business
Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs
Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs
By LIZ ALDERMAN

Hotter weather is fueling efforts to create a commercial wine industry in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says

Global Health

Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and APOORVA MANDAVILLI

In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic.

McKinsey Faces Criminal Inquiry Over Bankruptcy Case Conduct
McKinsey Faces Criminal Inquiry Over Bankruptcy Case Conduct
By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and EMILY FLITTER

Prosecutors are examining the consulting company’s behavior in at least two bankruptcy cases.

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Technology
Facebook Takes Down Breitbart Posts That Claimed to Name Whistle-Blower
Facebook Takes Down Breitbart Posts That Claimed to Name Whistle-Blower
By MARC TRACY

Facebook, which included Breitbart in its new news feed just two weeks ago, said it was removing any mention of the purported whistle-blower’s name.

Awaiting Layoffs, WeWork Employees Say Founder’s Payout Is ‘Graft’
Awaiting Layoffs, WeWork Employees Say Founder’s Payout Is ‘Graft’
By NOAM SCHEIBER, PETER EAVIS and DAVID YAFFE-BELLANY

In a letter, workers asked executives to treat those who will lose their jobs humanely while giving people who remain more say in decisions.

American Companies Tiptoe Toward China’s Big Shopping Day
American Companies Tiptoe Toward China’s Big Shopping Day
By TIFFANY HSU

Taylor Swift will be there. But tensions over trade and Hong Kong have made some U.S. retailers wary ahead of Singles Day.

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Sports
Jets and Giants Vie for Best New York Team Not Named the Bills

On Pro Football

Jets and Giants Vie for Best New York Team Not Named the Bills
By BILL PENNINGTON

Sunday’s game between the two floundering teams that share MetLife Stadium will also be a measuring stick for quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones.

A Billy Joel-Themed Look at the Knicks and the Nets

On Pro Basketball

A Billy Joel-Themed Look at the Knicks and the Nets
By SOPAN DEB

The N.B.A. season is off to a rough start in New York City, but there is reason for hope — really — no matter the borough.

Logan Paul. KSI. YouTube. Fight. Logan Paul. KSI. Boxing.
Logan Paul. KSI. YouTube. Fight. Logan Paul. KSI. Boxing.
By KEVIN DRAPER

This is both a legitimate headline and a naked chase for viewership. Just like this boxing match that is actually being sanctioned in California.

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Arts
Has a U.S. College Given Russia Too Friendly a Platform?
Has a U.S. College Given Russia Too Friendly a Platform?
By GRAHAM BOWLEY

Some question whether an American University program, inspired by a Russian ambassador, presents too favorable a view of that country.

It’s Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa

Critic’s Notebook

It’s Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa
By JASON FARAGO

Leonardo’s painting is a security hazard, an educational obstacle and not even a satisfying bucket-list item. It’s time the Louvre moved it out of the way.

Burning Pianos and Whispering Rivers: A Composer’s Journey
Burning Pianos and Whispering Rivers: A Composer’s Journey
By KERRY O’BRIEN

Annea Lockwood, influenced by ecofeminism, will be celebrated at 80 with a Composer Portrait concert at Columbia University.

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New York
3 Students Charged With Plotting Attack on Their Middle School
3 Students Charged With Plotting Attack on Their Middle School
By ED SHANAHAN

One student’s online threat against another led the authorities in western New York to investigate what they called a conspiracy to assault classmates.

They Called 911. Then N.Y.P.D. Workers Sold the Data, Officials Say.
They Called 911. Then N.Y.P.D. Workers Sold the Data, Officials Say.
By ALI WATKINS

Six current and former employees are accused of steering car accident victims to specific health clinics, doctors and lawyers in exchange for kickbacks.

She Was Afraid of Her Husband. Days Later, She and Her 5-Year-Old Were Dead.
She Was Afraid of Her Husband. Days Later, She and Her 5-Year-Old Were Dead.
By EDGAR SANDOVAL and AZI PAYBARAH

A 46-year-old man was found hanging in his bedroom on West 121st Street. His wife and 5-year-old girl had been killed, their throats cut.

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Obituaries
Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95
Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95
By NEIL GENZLINGER

The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon, with the help of “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Marcelle Ninio, Spy for Israel Imprisoned in Egypt, Dies at 89
Marcelle Ninio, Spy for Israel Imprisoned in Egypt, Dies at 89
By RICHARD SANDOMIR

She was the only woman in an espionage ring of about a dozen Egyptians that engineered bombings. Their mission did not go well.

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Editorial
The Billionaires Are Getting Nervous
The Billionaires Are Getting Nervous
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Bill Gates and others warn that higher taxes would lead to lower growth. They have their facts backward.

After the Fall: Looking Back on Berlin 30 Years Later

Editorial Observer

After the Fall: Looking Back on Berlin 30 Years Later
By SERGE SCHMEMANN

A correspondent recalls the chaotic and joyous days after the Berlin Wall came down.

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Op-Ed
Run, Mike, Run!
Run, Mike, Run!
By BRET STEPHENS

A Bloomberg-Trump contest would be one between a maker and a faker.

The Cure for Democrats’ 2020 Terror
The Cure for Democrats’ 2020 Terror
By MICHELLE GOLDBERG

Voters who fear a Trump re-election can start rebuilding the blue wall now.

Latin Americans Are Furious
Latin Americans Are Furious
By JORGE RAMOS

People are no longer remaining silent in the region, and continued government attempts at repression will only make matters worse.

We’re Living Act 1 of the Disaster Films We Grew Up With
We’re Living Act 1 of the Disaster Films We Grew Up With
By SHANNON STIRONE

There is a tension in the air as we practically lunge for the last bag of ice or can of food.

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