F.B.I. Interviewed Top White House Lawyers About Missing Trump Documents

Pat A. Cipollone and Patrick F. Philbin are the most senior people who worked for the former president who are known to have been interviewed in the investigation into his handling of classified material.

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Trump’s Shifting Explanations Follow a Familiar Playbook

The former president and his allies have given often conflicting defenses of his retention of classified documents, without addressing why he had kept them.

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Seized Documents Were Part of an Inquiry Into Violation of the Espionage Act and Two Other Laws

The materials included some marked as top secret and meant to be viewed only in secure government facilities, according to a copy of the warrant.

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Trump Received Subpoena Ahead of F.B.I. Search

The Justice Department had sought the return of classified documents it believed might be at Mar-a-Lago before it sent F.B.I. agents this week to look for them.

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F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Pushes Long Conflict Into Public View

Justice Department officials were worried that the former president had not fully complied with requests to return material taken from the White House that included possible classified information.

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The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Has No Precedent. It’s a Risky Gamble.

The search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is a high-risk gamble by the Justice Department, but Mr. Trump faces risks of his own.

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The Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and the Lawless Republican Response

Being seen to be persecuted by federal officers is now a badge of honor within the Republican Party.

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The Search for a Meaningful Clue to the Mystery of an Enslaved Ancestor

Old newspaper ads are serving as a window into the hopes and histories of hundreds of individuals who were newly emancipated.

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Kentucky’s Floods Took Appalachian History With Them

Appalshop, a culture and arts center in Whitesburg, held a large repository of central Appalachian history.

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The War in Ukraine Is the True Culture War

With Russia trying to erase Ukraine’s national identity, the fight to preserve, and build upon, Ukraine’s artistic heritage has taken on new urgency.

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Earl McGrath Was a Character. His Closet Was Filled With Rare Recordings.

When the art and music world figure died in 2016, he left behind a trove of reels from his years scouting for his own label and the one he ran for the Rolling Stones.

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Digging Into Bob Dylan and Lou Reed’s Archives

Attempting to uncover unknown things about very well known people.

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‘You Don’t Become Lou Reed Overnight.’ A New Exhibition Proves It.

“Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars” offers glimpses of a life in rock ’n’ roll — from doo-wop to “Metal Machine Music” — and tracks the evolution of one of music’s polarizing legends.

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Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers ‘Flabbergasting’ Secrets

David Kertzer has spent decades excavating the Vatican’s hidden history, with his work winning a Pulitzer and capturing Hollywood’s attention. A new book examines Pope Pius XII’s role in the Holocaust.

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The $10 Million Bob Dylan Center Opens Up His Songwriting Secrets

A new space in Tulsa, Okla., built to display Dylan’s vast archive, celebrates one of the world’s most elusive creators, and gives visitors a close-up look at notebooks and fan mail.

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The Caretakers of Women’s Pandemic Stories

For two years, the staff of the National Women’s History Museum has collected journals to capture women’s experiences. Here’s a sliver of the 500 entries.

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F.B.I. Preparing to Investigate How Classified Material Went to Trump’s Home

Federal authorities want to know more about how sensitive national security information came to be in 15 boxes of documents and mementos sent to Mar-a-Lago from the White House.

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U.T. Austin Acquires Archives That Give Insight Into the 1960s

The papers of Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his wife Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian, shed light on decision-making at crucial moments in American history.

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Stolen Darwin Notebooks, Missing for Decades, Are Returned

The two notebooks were anonymously returned to the Cambridge University Library 22 years after they went missing. A note addressed to the librarian read: “Happy Easter.”

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Thomas F. Staley, Dogged Pursuer of Literary Archives, Dies at 86

As head of the Harry Ransom Center in Texas, he enhanced its holdings by acquiring the papers of a host of literary lions, and of Woodward and Bernstein to boot.

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How to Find Newly Released Census Records From 1950

It is now easy to access information on individuals from that census, but beware of misspelled names.

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Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

Federal law kept the answers on millions of census forms secret for 72 years. The forms go online on Friday, a bonanza for historians, genealogists and the merely curious.

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Descendants Trace Histories Linked by Slavery

Some American descendants of enslaved people and others whose ancestors profited are using online portals to collaborate and reckon with their shared family pasts.

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British Rainfall Records Extended Back to 1836 Thanks to Covid Lockdowns

As Britain went into its first Covid lockdown, a scientist asked for help transcribing rainfall records spanning three centuries. Thousands of people online answered the call.

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Finding a Retirement Home for 466 Frozen Flatworm Fragments

When researchers end their careers, where do their biological collections go?

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House Panel Widens Investigation of Trump’s Handling of Documents

The Oversight Committee asked the National Archives to detail material the former president took with him when he left office, including classified documents and anything he “destroyed” or “mutilated.”

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Material Recovered From Trump by Archives Included Classified Information

In a letter to Congress, the National Archives confirmed that boxes taken from the White House by the former president included classified national security documents.

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Biden Rejects Trump’s Claim of Privilege for White House Visitor Logs

The president informed the National Archives that it should turn over the logs sought by the Jan. 6 committee within 15 days.

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An Undiscovered Coronavirus? The Mystery of the ‘Russian Flu’

Scientists are grasping for any example that could help anticipate the future of Covid, even a mysterious respiratory pandemic that spread in the late 19th century.

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Trump Flouted Presidential Records Law. Will He Face Consequences?

The former president’s telephone habits and penchant for destroying papers have investigators examining the Presidential Records Act and other statutes.

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Republicans Who Railed About Clinton Emails Are Quiet on Trump’s Records

Republicans once attacked Hillary Clinton for her handling of government records. But few showed outrage over news about former President Donald J. Trump’s White House records.

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Archives Found Possible Classified Material in Boxes Returned by Trump

The National Archives consulted with the Justice Department about the discovery after the former president sent back documents that he had improperly taken from the White House when he left office.

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Trump Gives Documents Improperly Taken From White House to Archives

The incident raised more questions about the former president’s adherence to the Presidential Records Act, which requires preservation of White House documents.

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Slavery Was a Terror Beyond Measure

Data science is unlocking new insights about the slave system in the United States. But is there a danger in trying to quantify evil?

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Justice Dept. Is Reviewing Role of Fake Trump Electors, Top Official Says

Lisa O. Monaco, the deputy attorney general, told CNN that she could not “say anything more on ongoing investigations.”

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Sue German Museum for Archive of Nazi-Era Abuses

The archive documents the lives and suffering of the Kusserow family, who were among many from the religious group to be persecuted by the Nazis because of their faith.

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How European Royals Once Shared Their Most Important Secrets

Recent research highlights the use of letterlocking techniques by Queen Elizabeth, Catherine de’ Medici and Mary Queen of Scots.

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‘Dickinson’ on AppleTV+ Is Ending. But the Props Live On in Archives.

The Apple TV+ series “Dickinson” is donating scripts, props and other artifacts — including painstaking replicas of the poet’s manuscripts — to the Emily Dickinson Museum and Harvard University.

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Bid to Shield Material From Jan. 6 Inquiry

A three-judge panel held that Congress’s oversight powers, backed by President Biden’s decision not to invoke executive privilege over the material, outweighed Mr. Trump’s residual secrecy powers.

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Researchers Identify Dozens of Native Students Who Died at Nebraska School

Using digitized records and newspaper clippings, researchers pieced together the history of the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, a government-run institution that closed in 1934.

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Trump Seeks Continued Block on Sending White House Files to Jan. 6 Panel

The ex-president’s brief to a federal appeals court argued that his residual secrecy powers could block a House subpoena for information about the Capitol riot.

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Steven Mark Klein, Fashion Archivist and Gadfly, Dies at 70

His collection of fashion ephemera now fills a museum, but he also chastised the industry, all while making a name as a brand adviser to hotels and restaurants.

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Court Issues Brief Hold on Release of Trump Files in Jan. 6 Inquiry

Congress had been set to receive the first batch of Trump White House files from the National Archives on Friday, a move that the former president has fought.

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Judge Questions Trump’s Grounds for Keeping Jan. 6 Documents Secret

In a hearing on Thursday, a federal judge voiced skepticism about the former president’s claim that hundreds of pages of documents related to the riot should be shielded by executive privilege.

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Citizen Activists Lead the Hunt for Antiquities Looted From Nepal

In just the past year, volunteers working for the Nepal Heritage Recovery Campaign have played a role in the return of seven artifacts.

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Russ Kick, ‘Rogue Transparency Activist,’ Is Dead at 52

Working on his own, he used the Freedom of Information Act to publish suppressed documents, sometimes making front-page news.

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Sam Anthony, Facing Death, Found the Courage to Find His Father

After struggling with cancer for years, Sam Anthony was running out of time. Before he died, he found the courage to mail a letter that he had long been afraid to send.

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U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context

Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.

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A Pakistan Photographer Rushes to Save the Past

Shahid Zaidi is working to preserve the photos his father shot of Pakistan’s first leaders and of its people in the era of the country’s founding.

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Marie Antoinette’s Letters to Her Dear Swedish Count, Now Uncensored

Researchers used an X-ray technique to resurface the redacted text of letters exchanged between the queen and her dear friend Axel von Fersen.

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