A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

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Biden Punts on Expanding the Supreme Court, Calling for Bipartisan Review

The Democratic presidential nominee said he would appoint a bipartisan commission to examine whether an overhaul is needed to the judiciary and to make recommendations.

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Trump Issues Order Giving Him More Leeway to Hire and Fire Federal Workers

The move would give the president greater freedom to weed out what he sees as a “deep state” bureaucracy. The executive order, which could be rescinded if he is not re-elected, was condemned by civil service unions.

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Republicans Set to Advance Barrett Nomination Amid Democratic Boycott

The action by the Senate Judiciary Committee would set up a vote on Monday by the full chamber to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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The Intelligence Director Who Is Undermining Trust and Truth

John Ratcliffe is breaking norms, which could weaken our defenses.

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Has Trump Drawn the Water for a ‘Republican Blood Bath’?

And if he has, what should Biden do with his first term?

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Remote but Inclusive for Years, and Now Showing Other Companies How

Ultranauts has been developing creative ways to hire, manage and motivate a far-flung and diverse work force for seven years.

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Military Names Air Force Judge for Guantánamo Bay 9/11 Trial. But There’s a Snag.

The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.

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Democrats’ Anger Over Barrett Could Have Big Consequences in the Senate

Republicans’ decision to push through a Supreme Court confirmation fuels the prospect for big changes to minority power should Democrats take the majority.

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Covid-19 and Beyond: How Trump Has Hurt America’s Health

Downplaying the dangers of the pandemic and politicizing public health measures was grossly negligent and cost untold lives.

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

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18 Hours of Questions, Few Answers: What We Learned About Amy Coney Barrett

The Supreme Court nominee would not say whether the president could pardon himself or delay the election, but she displayed a sure command of the law.

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SUNY Oneonta President Resigns After 700 Students Test Positive for Coronavirus

The State University of New York at Oneonta had the worst coronavirus outbreak of any public university in the state.

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From Hiding, Head of Central Asia’s Only Democracy Says He’s Quitting

The president of Kyrgyzstan said he did not want to be remembered as a leader “who shed blood and shot at his own citizens.”

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What to Watch For in the Final Day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing

Questioning is over and senators have one more opportunity to state their case. What lies ahead as the hearing enters its final day?

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Amy Coney Barrett, Vowing Independence, Is Haunted by Trump’s Demands

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is not the first Supreme Court nominee to profess her independence, but her task has been made far more complicated by the president who nominated her.

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Barrett, Vowing Independence, Is Haunted by Trump’s Demands

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is not the first Supreme Court nominee to profess her independence, but her task has been made far more complicated by the president who nominated her.

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The Confirmation Hearing of Amy Coney Barrett

With the judge looking all but certain to rise to the Supreme Court, Democratic senators scrutinized her on contentious issues like abortion, elections and Obamacare.

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What to Watch For as Amy Coney Barrett Hearing Enters Day 3

After nearly 12 hours of questioning on Tuesday, many anticipated topics have been covered at some length, and senators may begin to shift gears.

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N.Y.P.D.’s Top Latino Official Resigns After Clashing With Mayor

Chief Fausto Pichardo told colleagues that he felt insulted by Mayor Bill de Blasio during a turbulent time for the city, a police official said.

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Barrett, Declining to Detail Legal Views, Says She Will Not Be ‘a Pawn’ of Trump

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee refused to weigh in on critical matters that could come before the court, including health care, abortion rights and a possible election dispute.

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Amid the Barrett Hearing Choreography, a Near-Certain Outcome: Confirmation

Democrats pressed Judge Amy Coney Barrett more with the election in mind than out of any hope of derailing her rise to the Supreme Court.

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Barrett’s Testimony Is a Deft Mix of Expertise and Evasion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated easy familiarity with Supreme Court precedents but said almost nothing about whether they should stand.

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Oh Now You Believe in Norms

The G.O.P. blocked Obama and quick pitched Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats must fight fire with fire.

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Questioning Begins for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Here’s What to Watch For.

Republicans appear prepared to continue burnishing Judge Barrett’s reputation, while Democrats may look to attack the hearing itself, rather than the nominee.

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Amy Coney Barrett Hearing: Time, Streaming and Senate Questioning

Republicans appear prepared to continue burnishing Judge Barrett’s reputation, while Democrats may look to attack the hearing itself, rather than the nominee.

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Showtime in a Potential Petri Dish

The Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court are a different kind of pinstripe rodeo — one with hazmat suits.

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Republicans’ Galling Bad Faith About the Supreme Court

It’s way too late for the right to pretend to care about civic norms.

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Two Parties Offer Dueling Views of Barrett as Confirmation Fight Begins

On the first day of the election-season confirmation hearings, Democrats portrayed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a threat to Americans’ health care coverage as Republicans charged anti-Catholic bias.

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Why the Left Is Losing on Abortion

The volatile issue is front and center in Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. An abortion rights leader tells us how we got to this point.

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The Precedent, and Perils, of Court Packing

As the Senate begins hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, some liberals say expanding the size of the Supreme Court would be a fitting response to recent Republican moves in the confirmation wars.

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British Airways Replaces Alex Cruz as C.E.O.

Another job is lost as the airline industry suffers its “worst crisis.”

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What Time is the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett Hearing?

Democrats will look to portray Judge Barrett as an ideologue who would throw out the Affordable Care and Roe v. Wade, while Republicans above all else will seek to keep the hearings moving speedily.

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Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

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Parties Offer Divergent Portraits of Barrett as Senate Opens Hearings

Democrats will portray President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as an ideologue, while Republicans will paint her as an accomplished working mother.

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Supreme Court Hearing Presents a Big Stage, and Big Risks, for Harris

Though a junior member of the panel, the vice-presidential contender will draw heightened scrutiny as the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.

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Change the Supreme Court? You Have Ideas

We asked readers if and how you would alter the way justices are chosen and how the court works, and received more than 1,500 responses. Some of your suggestions would require constitutional amendments.

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Kamala Harris Should Grill Amy Coney Barrett

Senate Democrats would be wise to let Joe Biden’s running mate lead their questioning at the nominee’s confirmation hearing.

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Guggenheim’s Top Curator Is Out as Inquiry Into Basquiat Show Ends

An independent investigation found no mistreatment of a Black curator, Chaédria LaBouvier, but the chief curator, Nancy Spector, who is white, is leaving after 34 years.

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Questions for Amy Coney Barrett

Here are some suggestions for senators considering her nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Wheel ’Em In! It’s Judge Amy Everywhere

Trump’s new nominee is on super-speed dial.

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2 Former Bridgeport City Officials Plead Guilty to Rigging Hiring Process

Armando J. Perez, a former police chief of Bridgeport, Conn., and David Dunn, a former acting personnel director, admitted to fixing the hiring process to ensure that Mr. Perez got the job.

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Judges Tell Trump His Officials Are Serving Illegally. He Does Nothing.

Three high-ranking administration officials have been found by courts to be working in violation of a 1998 law that governs how a president can appoint temporary officials.

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Top Editor at Los Angeles Times, Norman Pearlstine, Steps Aside

Mr. Pearlstine came out of retirement two years ago to steady the newspaper, one of the country’s largest, after years of turmoil under its previous owner.

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NBCU Names Susan Rovner as New Head of TV and Streaming Content

Ms. Rovner, the former president of Warner Bros. Television, joins the executive team being put together by Mark Lazarus.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #lazarus-mark, #nbcuniversal, #rovner-susan, #shell-jeff, #television

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New Supreme Court Term Could End Roberts’s Dominant Role

The possible addition of Judge Amy Coney Barrett could create “the Trump court,” pushing it rightward. Cases on the Affordable Care Act and religious objections to gay rights could offer early clues.

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What if Trump Can’t Run? Many Steps Are Clear, but Some Are Not

The Constitution says the vice president is next in line if the president dies or can no longer serve, but things get murkier from there.

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Trump’s Illness Makes It Clear: This Election Was Always About the Virus

For all of the tumult of the race between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. — and for all of the other currents battering the country and its leaders in an election year — the issue of the virus has never retreated as the overwhelming factor.

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