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F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting

Noor Salman, who had been married to Omar Mateen, the man shot dead by police after he killed 49 people, was arrested in connection with the rampage.

Trump to Meet Martin Luther King Jr.’s Eldest Son to Observe Holiday

The plan was announced after a weekend of escalating tensions between Donald J. Trump and Representative John Lewis, who fought for civil rights alongside King.

Trump Attacks BMW and Mercedes, but Auto Industry Is a Complex Target

The globalized trade in vehicles, in which Detroit owns European brands and German cars come from Alabama, could make it hard to raise barriers.

The message behind Shepard Fairey's inauguration poster

A team of artists, including the one who made the Obama "Hope" poster, designed new posters to promote unity.        

Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

Michiko Kakutani, our chief book critic, met with Mr. Obama to discuss the books and writers that have influenced his life and presidency.

Trump’s Feud With John Lewis Prompts Outrage Among Blacks

Many blacks say the president-elect’s criticism of the civil rights leader shows a lack of understanding of the reverence with which they view the civil rights movement.

Obama Legacy of Freeing Prisoners May Come Under Trump Siege

The president has focused on getting criminal offenders out of jail early and trying to give them the skills to stay out, but the new administration has a law-and-order cast.

Corporations Open the Cash Spigot for Trump’s Inauguration

Planners say they have raised more than $100 million, nearly double the record for an inauguration, much of it coming in large checks from corporations and wealthy people.

The Interpreter: ‘Kompromat’ and the Danger of Doubt and Confusion in a Democracy

Although the manufacturing of public cynicism tends to be associated with Russia, it is a common feature and tool of authoritarian nations.

Trump Team Considers Moving Press Corps, Alarming Reporters

The White House press corps was stunned by reports of a proposal by the Trump administration to eject reporters from their home in the West Wing.

On Washington: ‘Repeal and Replace’: Words Still Hanging Over G.O.P.’s Health Care Strategy

Producing the slogan turned out to be far easier for Republicans than producing an actual replacement for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Women’s March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing

Skedaddle, which has an app that lets an individual create or join a trip on a chartered bus, will transport about 11,000 people to the march.

Pence hopes John Lewis reconsiders boycott of Trump inauguration

President-elect and civil rights icon clash over Russia allegations        

More lawmakers to skip Trump inauguration after he blasts Rep. John Lewis

They vow not to attend after he blasted the civil rights icon for calling his election illegitimate.        

‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba

The migrants came to the U.S. by the thousands when Fidel Castro opened the Mariel port in 1980, and many took up a life of crime when they got here.

‘All Talk, No Action,’ Trump Says in Attack on John Lewis, a Civil Rights Icon

The president-elect criticized the Georgia congressman, one of the original Freedom Riders, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Pruitt could be in charge of policing industries that have long helped advance his political career.

Critic's Notebook: How Clothes Defined Michelle Obama

No one understood the role of fashion, and the potential uses of its power, better than the first lady.

Wait. Is that Hillary Clinton? Let’s Go Say Hi.

Hillary Clinton is popping up in restaurants and at social events around town, and being embraced by New Yorkers who seem to want to help her get over her election loss.

A President Who Inspired Big Dreams, and Big Smiles, in a Young Generation

One of President Obama’s lasting legacies may be the symbolic impact on the generation for whom “president of the United States” has always referred to a black man.

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