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Robot Revolution: In Obama’s Farewell, a Warning on Automation’s Perils

The soon-to-be ex-president connected the economic disruptions caused by technology to a rise in political polarization.

N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications

New rules relax longstanding limits on what the National Security Agency may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations.

Live Briefing: A Day for Hearings, With a Charge of Russia Trying to ‘Break’ NATO

After late-night legislative session known as a vote-a-rama, weary senators returned for a round of appearances by the president-elect’s Cabinet nominees.

James Mattis Calls Iran ‘Biggest Destabilizing Force’ in Region

General Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for defense secretary, responded to policy questions for a congressional hearing on his nomination.

Transition Briefing: Intelligence Chief’s Olive Branch to Trump Gets Twisted in Translation

President-elect Donald J. Trump says James R. Clapper Jr. denounced as false a dossier of unverified material, but that runs contrary to Mr. Clapper’s statement.

Common Sense: Goldman Sachs Completes Return From Wilderness to the White House

An influx of alumni under Donald J. Trump provokes little backlash, as fears of undue influence mix with relief that the executive branch has some adult supervision.

Mediator: As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him

Donald Trump is a master manipulator, and the news media has found itself at the edge of a cliff. It needs better footing, fast.

Christopher Steele, Ex-Spy Who Compiled Trump Dossier, Goes to Ground

The former MI6 agent was said to have hurriedly left his home in southern England when he knew his identity was to be revealed.

Driven to Distraction: Trump Shows How to Smother a Scandal: With a Bigger Story

As one would-be controversy rapidly succeeds another, it’s clear that there’s only so much the news media and the public can focus on at once.

5 things to know about Ben Carson's HUD confirmation hearing

Ben Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon, but he’s never held public office.        

Trump taps Giuliani as cybersecurity adviser

President-elect has vowed to beef up cyber security in wake of hacks.        

Don't call them Indianians; they're Hoosiers

The Government Printing Office has changed its style guide to refer to Indiana residents as Hoosiers.        

How a Lurid, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump

The consequences of the dossier, put together by a former British spy named Christopher Steele, are incalculable and will play out long past Inauguration Day.

In Rocky Hearing, Rex Tillerson Tries to Separate From Trump

The former chief executive of Exxon Mobil found himself on the defensive over his reluctance to declare that some dictators were violators of human rights.

Truth or Insult? Artwork Hung in Capital Spawns a Dispute

A student’s painting with political overtones has been removed. And restored. Repeatedly.

A Financial Mystery Emerges. Its Name? Steven T. Mnuchin Inc.

The Treasury nominee revealed plans to divest himself of much of his vast interests, but he intends to keep control of his little-known namesake firm.

Art of the dodge: The questions Trump didn’t answer at his news conference

The president-elect left some questions hanging in the air (especially on Russia).        

Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case

The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether public schools should do more under a federal law to provide a free education for children with disabilities.

Who Is Performing at Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration? A Shortlist

It's been hard to keep track of who is performing, who has been rumored to play and who has issued an emphatic "no."

Juliet and Jackie Evancho, Bonding as Targets in a Trump Media Frenzy

Jackie, 16, who will sing the national anthem at the presidential inauguration, and her transgender sister, Juliet, 18, lend each other support.

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