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Transition Briefing: Trump States His Case Against a Compromising Dossier: ‘Fake News’

President-elect Donald J. Trump responded on Twitter to the release of a dossier of unsubstantiated but explosive Russian dirt on him, calling it a “political witch hunt.”

Caroline Kennedy, an Ambassador Whose Role Transcended the Embassy

She helped manage relations with Japan, a vital ally, and, as the first female ambassador there, was consequential for a traditionally male-dominated nation.

Prosecutors Seek 2 Years in Jail for James Cartwright in Leak Case

The prosecutors said the sentence would be a deterrent in the case of the ex-general who lied to F.B.I. agents about discussing Iran’s nuclear program with reporters.

BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate

A 35-page dossier on ties between Russia and Donald Trump surfaced months ago, but other news outlets, including The Times, discounted it as unproven.

Port Authority Will Pay $400,000 to Settle Federal Securities Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the agency broke the law when it borrowed money for projects in New Jersey that its lawyers thought were beyond its purview.

John Kelly, Trump’s Pick for Homeland Security, Cruises in Hearing

The retired general drew bipartisan support after offering views on immigration and border security differing from those expressed by the president-elect.

2 Experts Back James Mattis, Defense Nominee, as ‘Stabilizing’ Force

Two experts in military policy said at a Senate hearing that an exception should be made so Mr. Mattis, a retired four-star general, can assume the top Pentagon post.

Obama’s Work to Limit Mergers May Stop With Trump Administration

Though President-elect Donald J. Trump has railed against media company mergers, conservatives and liberals say they see no proof he will worry about the rise of megacompanies.

Rex Tillerson, Required to Sell Exxon Shares, Wants to Defer the Taxes

Tax experts say Exxon Mobil’s plan for Mr. Tillerson, its former chief executive and now the secretary of state nominee, may run into trouble with the I.R.S.

Republicans, Facing Pressure, Delay Hearings for 4 Trump Cabinet Nominees

A group supporting members of the party accused the nonpartisan agency charged with unraveling potential conflicts of interest of politicizing the process.

Live Briefing: What to Watch: Day 2 of Cabinet Confirmations

Rex W. Tillerson, Mr. Trump’s choice for secretary of state, and Senator Jeff Sessions, his pick for attorney general, headline a slate of hearings.

Chris Christie Tackles Drug Crisis ‘Ravaging the State and Our People’

The New Jersey governor used his State of the State address to offer proposals that included limits on prescriptions and increases in treatment.

4 Key Observations From Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Hearing

Mr. Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama nominated to be Donald J. Trump’s attorney general, spent all day at the witness table.

Supreme Court Blocks Special Elections in North Carolina

Justices blocked a ruling by a trial court, which had ordered special elections after deciding that the state’s legislative map had been tainted by racial gerrymandering.

Supreme Court Considers Role of Free Speech in Explaining Credit Card Fees

New York merchants are fighting for the right to ask customers to pay a surcharge for paying with plastic.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Builds Political Muscle for Philanthropic Work

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, have hired two former presidential campaign managers for the company they set up for charitable efforts.

Transcript: Jeff Sessions’ Prepared Remarks at His Attorney General Hearing

“The Justice Department must remain ever-faithful to the Constitution’s promise that our government is one of laws, not of men,” he told the senators.

Senior Intelligence Officials to Testify on Election Hacking

The Senate Intelligence Committee has convened a panel that will discuss the declassified report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Medicaid’s Data Gets an Internet-Era Makeover

The start-up Nuna has built a cloud-computing database of Medicaid’s 74 million patients.

How to Watch: President Obama’s Farewell Address

Mr. Obama’s speech in Chicago on Tuesday will be broadcast by major networks and cable news channels, and the White House will offer a live stream.

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