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Mr. Ryan, Your Views on Donald Trump? Next Question, Please

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who once frequently criticized the Republican presidential nominee over his incendiary remarks, has gone notably mum.

Cuomo’s Silver Lining in New Albany Graft Case: No Sign He Did Wrong

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo makes only cameo appearances in a federal complaint announced on Thursday that outlines a corruption scheme involving an ally, a former close aide and donors of his.

Donald Trump’s Crime Policies Might Hit Minorities Harder, Experts Say

Civil rights activists and national security veterans fear Mr. Trump’s plan could have the effect of treating minorities with suspicion and singling them out for scrutiny.

Physicist in Albany Corruption Case Was a Geek With Big Goals

Alain E. Kaloyeros rose from a university laboratory to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in state economic development funds. Beyond money, the rewards he sought seemed mostly to involve power.

Anthony Weiner Faces New Scrutiny After Report About Girl, 15

A federal subpoena seeks records pertaining to allegations that Mr. Weiner, an ex-congressman married to a Hillary Clinton aide, traded sexually explicit messages with a teenager.

Keith Scott’s Killing by Police Emerges as Issue in Tight North Carolina Race

Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump seized on the shooting and protests in Charlotte, but it was unclear whether they could sway undecided voters.

Email Hack Details Movements of Joe Biden, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton

Emails from a Democratic operative posted online reveal not only detailed schedules of officials but also personal information of donors and Secret Service agents.

Donald Trump, in Pittsburgh, Pledges to Boost Both Coal and Gas

But experts said the Republican nominee’s plan won’t work, because natural gas fracking is the surest way to stymie coal production, and vice versa.

A Peek at House Members Before Recess, in Three Snippets

Members are trying to keep busy while the Senate brokers a spending deal to keep the lights on in the federal government and shut them off in the Capitol.

Donald Trump Says Drugs Are ‘Big Factor’ in Protests

His campaign manager said the nominee was not referring to the unrest in Charlotte when he said that drugs were to blame for the violence roiling cities.

A Deadpan Hillary Clinton Visits ‘Between Two Ferns’

The comic Zach Galifianakis asked if she would be excited to be “the first girl president” and whether she would move to Canada if she lost to Donald J. Trump.

On Washington: Obama Is on the Cusp of a Rebuke He Has Long Avoided: A Veto Override

Congress is busily preparing to reverse Mr. Obama’s anticipated veto of a bill that would allow families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for damages.

‘In-Betweeners’ Are Part of a Rich Recruiting Pool for Jihadists

Terrorism experts say Islamist groups target the particular anxieties of Western Muslims from immigrant backgrounds — young adults whose identities have not yet solidified.

Spending Bill Seems Likely to Take Up Ted Cruz’s Fight Over Internet Directory

His effort to halt the government’s plan to transfer oversight of the internet’s master directory of website addresses seems set to find purchase in a congressional measure.

At Shareblue, Activating Hillary Clinton’s Outrage Machine

In an increasingly competitive presidential race, the website aims to expose what it considers to be news coverage stacked against Mrs. Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Struggles to Replicate Obama’s Small-Donor Juggernaut

Showing the lack of enthusiasm for her among some liberal activists, just 24 percent of the contributions to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign have been $200 or less.

What Does the F.B.I. Do to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?

The bureau has been criticized for failing to prevent a series of recent attacks, but there are limitations on what it can investigate without justification.

Fight Between Saudis and 9/11 Families Escalates in Washington

President Obama is facing pressure from each side of legislation allowing families to sue Saudi Arabia. He has said he will veto the bill.

Paris Climate Deal Passes Milestone as 20 More Nations Sign On

The moves essentially ensure that the agreement will go into force by the end of the year, but the specifics of each country’s plans to curb climate change are voluntary.

I.R.S. Chief Calls Efforts to Oust Him ‘Improper’

John A. Koskinen warned that an attempt by House Republicans to impeach him would discourage people from government service.

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