Biden to Replace Housing Agency Chief

President Biden will move ahead with plans to replace Mark Calabria, who was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to oversee the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a senior White House official said.

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Britney Spears Quietly Pushed for Years to End Her Conservatorship

Confidential court records obtained by The Times reveal that the singer has urged changes to the arrangement that controls her life, and her father’s role in leading it.

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Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ Names British Producer, Kate Horton, to Replace Rudin

Kate Horton will become executive producer of the show, which stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. It is scheduled to begin performances on Dec. 20.

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Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

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Supreme Court Says Over 200 Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed

A fractured coalition of justices limited the effect of the decision, saying a larger role for an executive branch official would address the matter.

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How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections

In Georgia, Republicans are removing Democrats of color from local boards. In Arkansas, they have stripped election control from county authorities. And they are expanding their election power in many other states.

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She Was a Black Election Official in Georgia. Then Came New G.O.P. Rules.

In Georgia, Republicans are removing Democrats of color from local boards. In Arkansas, they have stripped election control from county authorities. And they are expanding their election power in many other states.

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Nike’s Shifts in Track and Field Are Top of Mind as Trials Begin

A series of contract changes, executive shuffling and internal responses to scandals have athletes and others wondering where the sport stands with Nike as it heads into the Olympics.

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Biden Selects Sullenberger for Aviation Ambassadorship

Chesley B. Sullenberger III, who gained fame as the pilot who safely landed a plane in the Hudson River, was among President Biden’s long-awaited first slate of ambassadors.

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Departure of Netanyahu Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

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Shift in Israel Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

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Senate Confirms Top Biden Judge as McConnell Threatens Future Nominees

As Ketanji Brown Jackson became the president’s first appellate judge, Senator Mitch McConnell suggested he would block a Biden Supreme Court pick in 2024 if Republicans gained the majority.

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Justice Dept. Official to Step Down Amid Uproar Over Leaks Inquiry

John Demers, a Trump appointee who remained in the department, would typically have been briefed on investigations like those involving the secret collection of journalists’ phone records.

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Lordstown Motors’ Top Executives Resign After Board Investigation

The resignations were announced after the struggling carmaker released the results of an investigation into an investor’s report on the company’s viability.

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A Trailblazing Female Conductor Is Still Alone on the Trail

As Marin Alsop leaves the Baltimore Symphony after 14 years, the field is taking a step backward: 25 major American orchestras, no female music directors.

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U.S. Senate Confirms First Muslim Federal District Judge

The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”

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The C.D.C.’s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?

By all accounts, Dr. Rochelle Walensky is a fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist. But C.D.C. advice must be better attuned to the real world, critics say.

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Marine Major General Disciplined Over Deadly 2020 Training Accident

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi is the latest in a string of officers relieved of their duties after the deaths of nine service members off the coast of Southern California.

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Lawmakers Balk at Cuomo’s Plan for M.T.A. Leadership

Sarah Feinberg’s potential role leading the nation’s largest transit system appeared uncertain a day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced it.

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In Rebuke to Cuomo, Lawmakers Balk at His Plans for M.T.A. Leadership

Sarah Feinberg’s potential role leading the nation’s largest transit system appeared uncertain a day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced it.

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New York Times Hires Stella Bugbee as New Styles Editor

Ms. Bugbee, who expanded The Cut into a top site for fashion and social issues, is scheduled to start later this month.

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Senate Confirms First Biden Judges, Beginning Push to Rebalance Courts

The votes were the start of an effort by Democrats to confirm liberals and people of color to the federal courts after Donald J. Trump moved aggressively to install conservative white men.

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Sarah Feinberg Will Be Nominated to Run M.T.A.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will nominate Ms. Feinberg, a close ally, to oversee the largest transit system in North America.

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Allen West Resigns as Chairman of Texas Republican Party

Mr. West’s spats with Governor Greg Abbott over his handling of the pandemic and with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick over gun legislation have led to speculation that he will mount a primary challenge to one of them.

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A Top Editor Becomes Her ‘True Self’

Gina Chua is returning to the Reuters offices post-pandemic as one of the most senior transgender journalists in the country.

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Danny Ainge Retires as Celtics President

Ainge, who played for the Celtics in the 1980s, had been in the role since 2003. He will be replaced by Brad Stevens, who had coached the team for the past eight seasons.

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Editor of JAMA to Step Down Following Racist Incident

Dr. Howard Bauchner will leave his post after a colleague suggested “taking racism out of the conversation” on a journal podcast.

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For 40 Years, He Climbed Ev’ry Mountain for Rodgers & Hammerstein

Ted Chapin steps down as the head of the organization that makes sure you revisit “Oklahoma!” and keep hearing “The Sound of Music.”

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Biden is said to be planning to nominate Burns and Garcetti for ambassadorships.

The president has also selected Thomas R. Nides, Rahm Emanuel and Ken Salazar for posts, according to people familiar with the process.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Resigns, Citing ‘Personal Matters’

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation one day after The Oklahoman said it had sent him questions about an extramarital affair.

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How Congress Has Undermined Gun Regulators

In a rarity, the A.T.F. may soon have a director. But the agency still faces N.R.A.-backed limitations.

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Republicans Attack Biden’s A.T.F. Pick in Confirmation Hearing

If confirmed, David Chipman would inherit an agency seriously depleted by the National Rifle Association’s campaign to undermine it.

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The Small Business Administration’s Gaffes Are Now Her Job to Fix

Traditionally a federal backwater, the agency has stumbled while shepherding $1 trillion in emergency aid. Its leader vows “a more customer-first approach.”

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Was Richard Nixon a Tragic Hero?

Michael Dobbs’s “King Richard” tells the story of the first few months after Nixon’s second inaugural, when his eventual downfall was becoming clear.

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Panel Approves First Biden Judicial Picks Over G.O.P. Opposition

Two appeals courts nominees drew scant Republican support. Their approval was part of a post-Trump push by Democrats to rebalance the courts.

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TikTok’s Owner, ByteDance, Says C.E.O. Zhang Yiming Will Resign

Zhang Yiming steered ByteDance to become China’s first truly globally successful internet company.

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Liz Cheney: The Model of a Modern Never-Trumper

The representative from Wyoming embodies a different kind of Republican female power player tradition.

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In Biden White House, the Celebrity Staff Is a Thing of the Past

President Biden is undoing a longstanding Washington tradition in which staff members enjoy their own refracted fame.

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An Old-School Media Titan Pushes Aside an Upstart

Jason Kilar was named chief executive of WarnerMedia just last year, but now he is negotiating his departure after being sidelined by David Zaslav, the longtime leader of Discovery.

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Jason Kilar, the WarnerMedia Chief, Is Said to Be Negotiating His Exit

The media executive has hired a legal team, two people briefed on the matter said. AT&T announced that it would spin off the media group and combine it with Discovery.

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Why Justice Breyer May Resist Calls for His Retirement

In a recent speech on “the peril of politics,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer said judges must renounce loyalty to “the political party that helped to secure their appointment.”

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University of South Carolina President Resigns After Speech Blunders

Robert Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general, was accused of failing to credit a lengthy passage in a commencement speech he delivered.

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Baseball in Britain Confronts Issues With Sexism

A sexist tweet, and a refusal to delete it, prompted the general manager of the British women’s national team to resign in protest. The sport wants her back.

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White House Is Said to Quietly Push Change to D.C. Statehood Bill

The deliberations over the long-shot bill center on three Electoral College votes the Constitution gives to the seat of government.

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Santa Clara U. President Resigns After Inappropriate Behavior, Officials Say

The Rev. Kevin O’Brien had delivered the homily at a Mass for the inauguration of President Biden in January.

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Fatigue Is a Luxury You Can’t Afford

The Republican Party has abandoned democracy and is posing a bigger threat.

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Washington Post Picks Sally Buzbee as Top Editor

After more than three decades at respected news service, Ms. Buzbee becomes the successor to the star editor Martin Baron.

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Help Wanted: Someone With Money and Connections

SPACs have taken off during the pandemic, and they’re looking for directors who can help find a company to merge with.

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Rangers Fire President and General Manager

The president, John Davidson, was in only his second season in the role. The team was eliminated from playoff contention this week.

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Canlis Hires Its First Female Executive Chef

Aisha Ibrahim will lead the kitchen of the celebrated 70-year-old restaurant in Seattle.

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