An American’s Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6

Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer. Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”

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What Happens to I.V.F. After Roe?

Extreme anti-abortion laws could hinder assisted reproductive technologies, too.

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Fetterman’s Heart Issues Add Wild Card to Key Pennsylvania Senate Race

Part of John Fetterman’s appeal as the Democratic Senate nominee has stemmed from his brash sense of vitality. It’s not clear if his recent stroke and absence from the trail will affect that.

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David McCormick Concedes to Dr. Oz in the G.O.P. Primary for Senate in Pennsylvania

With a statewide recount still underway, Mr. McCormick stepped aside to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is set to be the Republican nominee in one of this year’s most pivotal midterm races.

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Fetterman Discloses Extent of Heart Issues: ‘I Avoided Going to the Doctor.’

The Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania did not give a timeline for when he would return to the campaign trail.

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A Road Trip Explores Pennsylvania’s Rye Whiskey

Old Monongahela rye is having a comeback. A distillery road trip tells the story of its fall and rise, with Alexander Hamilton playing the villain.

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Where the Ice Cream Cones at Dairy Queen and Mister Softee Come From

Joy Baking Group has cornered much of the market with one guiding principle: When it comes to cones, people want what they know.

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The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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After Fetterman’s Stroke, Doctors Look at Senate Campaign Prospects

The medical team for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Senate race has not spoken about John Fetterman’s prognosis. But cardiac experts saw clues in campaign statements.

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Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.

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A Trooper’s Lethal Force Was Justified by His Boss’s Wife: The Prosecutor

A Pennsylvania district attorney is married to the former supervisor of Jay Splain, a state trooper responsible for four deadly shootings over the past 15 years.

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Democrats, the Midterm Jinx Is Not Inevitable

Standard political history may not be a good guide to 2022.

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A Pennsylvania Election Storm Brews Again, This Time in a G.O.P. Primary

The campaigns of Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are preparing for the possibility of a bruising recount in a state where memories of Trump-fueled chaos in 2020 are still fresh.

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Midterm Stakes Grow Clearer: Election Deniers Will Be on Many Ballots

In primaries so far, Republican voters have appeared willing to nominate proponents of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, making clear that this year’s races may well affect future elections.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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John Fetterman: The left-leaning Pennsylvania politician in gym clothes.

“Just a dude” who won Pennsylvania’s Democratic nomination for the Senate — days after suffering a stroke.

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Is John Fetterman the Future of the Democratic Party?

His quirky personal and political appeal is different from that of a typical Pennsylvania Democrat.

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Three Questions About Today’s Consequential Primaries

How will progressive Democrats fare against moderate rivals? What signals will North Carolina Republicans send? And in Pennsylvania, will Kathy Barnette concede a loss?

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What to Watch For in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Primaries Today

In the pivotal swing state of Pennsylvania, voters will decide hugely consequential primaries for Senate and governor. And in North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn’s political fate will be determined.

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John Fetterman Recovering After Stroke Before His Senate Primary

John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor who is running for the state’s Democratic Senate nomination, canceled events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Kathy Barnette Says She ‘Can’t Provide a Lot of Context’ for Her Anti-Islamic Tweets

Her sudden rise in the Pennsylvania Senate primary has some Republicans worried about her prospects in November.

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Dr. Oz, Celebrity Candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate Race. What’s Trump Not to Like?

Mr. Trump is putting his faith in the political value of celebrity to its purest test yet.

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Trump Endorses Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania Governor

Mr. Mastriano, who has promoted many false claims of a stolen 2020 election, was the leading Republican candidate for governor even before Donald Trump’s endorsement.

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How ‘Just a Dude’ in Shorts Became a Senate Front-Runner

John Fetterman has used his shorts-and-hoodie image to connect with Pennsylvania voters in the Democratic Senate primary.

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Fox News Hosts Splinter as Chaotic Pennsylvania Primaries Heat Up

The rise of Kathy Barnette in the state’s G.O.P. Senate race has divided the network’s stars, with some backing her and others going on the attack to help a rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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For Many Pennsylvania Voters, Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump

Interviews show Dr. Mehmet Oz struggling in the G.O.P. Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Voters remain devoted to Donald Trump but seem less swayed by his guidance.

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Kathy Barnette’s Star Rises in Pennsylvania Senate Race

Trump says she can’t win in November, but Kathy Barnette presses toward Tuesday’s voting. “They’re coming out with long knives at this point,” she said.

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Conor Lamb Had All The Makings of a Front-Runner in Pennsylvania. So Why Is He Struggling?

In the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Mr. Lamb, the congressman running for Senate, has been a less competitive candidate than his supporters had hoped.

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John Eastman Pressed Pennsylvania Legislator to Throw Out Biden Votes

The lawyer argued that mail ballots in Pennsylvania in the 2020 election could be culled in a way that would reverse President Donald J. Trump’s defeat in an electorally critical state.

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Hard-Liners Gain in Pennsylvania G.O.P. Races, Worrying Both Parties

Doug Mastriano and Kathy Barnette are amplifying Donald Trump’s stolen-election lie in two key races. Republicans fear they could lose in November. Democrats fear they could win.

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Club for Growth Starts Ad Blitz for Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania Senate Primary

Running for Senate on a shoestring, the conservative commentator has pulled into contention against Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick. What can she do with $2 million in ads?

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States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot

Tax reductions and rebates that are being proposed to help people cope could have the unintended effect of pushing prices higher.

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Midterms’ Biggest Abortion Battleground: Pennsylvania

The leading Republicans running for governor in the state want to outlaw abortion. The presumptive Democratic nominee promises to veto any ban.

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Republican Primaries in May Will Test Trump’s Continued Pull

The upcoming Republican primaries are a critical test of the former president’s grip on the G.O.P. Here are the key races to watch.

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April Storm Blankets Portions of Northeast With More Snow

While parts of Pennsylvania received up to 8 inches of snow on Monday, areas across central and upstate New York may see more than a foot before the storm moves out Tuesday.

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Trump endorses Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race

The former president threw his weight behind the celebrity doctor, who is running for the Republican nomination for senator in a key state.

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Wawa Stock and $500,000 in Cattle: Dr. Oz’s Senate Bid Reveals His Wealth

One of the leading Republican candidates for Senate in Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz has a vast fortune that could help him in the race.

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Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Hayes, Coal Town Doctor Who Fought for Miners

“Dr. Betty” led 350 miners on a strike in Pennsylvania in 1945 demanding that the mining company that owned their town improve horridly unsanitary conditions.

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80-Car Pileup on Pennsylvania Highway Leaves 6 Dead

Several tractor-trailers were involved in the chain-reaction crash this week on Interstate 81, about 50 miles northeast of Harrisburg, Pa.

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Snow Squall Leads to 50-Car Pileup on Pennsylvania Highway

Several tractor-trailers were involved in the chain-reaction crash on Interstate 81, about 50 miles northeast of Harrisburg, Pa.

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Dr. Oz’s Heritage Is Targeted as Rivals Vie for Trump Backing

The Senate candidate’s Turkish background has emerged as a focus of David McCormick’s attacks in Pennsylvania’s G.O.P. primary.

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Lynn Yeakel, Spurred Into Politics by Anita Hill, Dies at 80

She nearly unseated Senator Arlen Specter after his aggressive grilling of Ms. Hill during Clarence Thomas’s 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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David McCormick Faces Scrutiny in Pennsylvania Over Teacher Pension Fund

David McCormick, a Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, came under attack from his chief rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz, over the underperformance of investments for the state’s teachers.

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The Supreme Court Did the Right Thing. I’m Still Worried.

A breathtaking claim about the nature of state legislative power was rejected. But for how long?

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Supreme Court Allows Court-Imposed Voting Maps in North Carolina and Pennsylvania

State courts had ruled that earlier maps for congressional elections had been warped by partisan gerrymandering.

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Supreme Court Will Not Review Decision to Overturn Bill Cosby’s Conviction

Prosecutors had appealed a ruling by an appellate panel in Pennsylvania which had overturned the conviction on due process grounds.

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How David McCormick Is Attempting a MAGA Makeover

David McCormick, a Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, is trying to reinvent himself as a Trump stalwart. It’s a work in progress.

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Betty Davis, Raw Funk Innovator, Is Dead at 77

“Nasty Gal” and her two other 1970s albums influenced generations of R&B and hip-hop.

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New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have become the first wild animals with documented Omicron infections. The coronavirus has now been found in deer in 15 states.

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