Memories of Madeleine Albright, by Barbra Streisand

“My dear friend was somehow brilliant and adorable at the same time,” Ms. Streisand says of the former secretary of state.

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At Colin Powell’s Funeral, Washington Is Pulled Together

Republicans and Democrats, including President Biden and two of his predecessors, were at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the former secretary of state.

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Colin Powell and ‘Guernica’

He broke many barriers but was outplayed by masters of deceit.

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Colin Powell Was My Thurgood Marshall

He was Black and Republican, a soldier and a diplomat — and his life holds a particular message for a nation whose democracy is increasingly in peril.

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Assessing the Legacy of Colin Powell

Readers pay tribute to Mr. Powell but also criticize aspects of his record. Also: Sexism harms everyone.

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Colin Powell, a Study in America’s Missed Opportunities

The world would have been a very different place if he had been elected president in 1996.

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The Life and Career of Colin Powell

Across three presidencies, he served as America’s top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser.

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What Scientists Know About the Risk of Breakthrough Covid Deaths

Deaths among people who have been fully vaccinated remain rare, but older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at much higher risk.

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Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies of Covid Complications

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died on Monday, his family said.

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‘Is Austin on Your List?’: Biden’s Pentagon Pick Rose Despite Barriers to Diversity

With retired Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III’s nomination to be the first Black defense secretary, the Pentagon comes face to face with its record as a place where people of color struggle to climb.

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President in Roll-Call, Delivering Long-Sought Prize

In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party rewarded Joe Biden with the nomination he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Ending His Long Quest

In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party delivered to the former vice president a prize he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.

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The Celebrity Bookshelf Detective Is Back

We peer over the shoulders of Gwyneth Paltrow, Regina King, Charlamagne tha God, Yo-Yo Ma and others for a glimpse at their reading habits.

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Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business

As the Trump White House attacks the government’s top infectious disease expert, “What’s happening to Dr. Fauci?” has become an urgent topic in Washington and in science and medical circles.

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Colin Powell Still Wants Answers

In 2003, he made the case for invading Iraq to halt its weapons programs. The analysts who provided the intelligence now say it was doubted inside the C.I.A. at the time.

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Trump Orders Troops to Leave D.C. as Former Military Leaders Sound Warning

The president said National Guard soldiers would withdraw “now that everything is under perfect control,” even as three former Joint Chiefs chairmen condemned his use of military force.

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