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Sanders Institute Suspends Operations as Senator Runs for President

A public policy group that was started by Bernie Sanders’s wife and son is temporarily suspending operations.

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College Cheating Scandal Shows a Standardized Test Isn’t Always a Fair One

Once sacrosanct, the SAT and ACT have become optional at hundreds of colleges. Will the admissions bribery scandal make them even less relevant?

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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: 2 Days in Congress, 3 Trump Rejections

In the On Politics newsletter: There have been multiple bipartisan efforts in the House and Senate to rebuke the president over the wall, Saudi Arabia and the Mueller report.

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Hallmark Channel Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin After Arrest in Cheating Scandal

Ms. Loughlin, who had been in two Hallmark series, is one of the wealthy parents accused of making payoffs to get their children into elite colleges.

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Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It.

In three bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public release of the special counsel’s report.

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No, Winter Isn’t Over. Hitting the Plains: A Flood and a Blizzard.

Rain, melting snow and frozen ground lifted rivers to near-record levels in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, where evacuations were ordered and roads swamped.

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Formerly Homeless Student Gets Into 17 Colleges, on His Own

“I think it is unfair that people could just buy their way in,” the student, Dylan Chidick, said of the admissions scandal that has roiled the country.

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Harry Hughes, Governor Who Brought Change to Maryland, Dies at 92

Delivering a rebuke to his state’s culture of corruption, he promised voters an honest and understated administration — and largely delivered.

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Explanation of Census Citizenship Question ‘Doesn’t Pass Laugh Test,’ Lawmaker Says

House Democrats questioned Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over his reasons for wanting to ask census respondents if they were citizens. He told them to read the 2018 memo that announced it.

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Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto

The Senate voted to overturn President Trump’s national emergency declaration, delivering a bipartisan rebuke for what lawmakers in both parties saw as executive overreach

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Your Questions on the College Admission Scandal, Answered.

Here’s an overview of what we know so far about what prosecutors have called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.”

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This Newshound Roams the Border in a ’98 Dodge Ram

In this week’s Crossing the Border newsletter, a journalist in Laredo reports the news from one of the most recognizable trucks in town.

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Mnuchin Vows to Protect Trump’s Privacy if Tax Returns Sought

The Treasury Secretary told lawmakers that he would protect the president’s privacy if congressional Democrats try to access his tax returns.

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Highway closings, home evacuations and water rescues spread across large portions of Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa on Thursday as melting snow generated life-threatening floods.

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Mercury Is in Retrograde. Don’t Be Alarmed.

Scientists will tell you it’s all an optical illusion and superstition. And even astrologers say it’s nothing to worry too much about.

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House Votes Overwhelmingly to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report

House Republicans joined Democrats to demand the public release of the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on his investigation of Russia and the president.

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Prosecutor on Mueller’s Team, Andrew Weissmann, Plans to Leave Soon

The coming departure of Andrew Weissmann, who led the cases against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, is another sign the inquiry is winding down.

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Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

For years, U.S.C. worked to overcome a reputation as a party school for rich students, and became a top-tier university. Lately, it has been at the center of one scandal after another.

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“The purpose really was to be educational with it, but it went awry,” Dr. Christopher Salgado said.

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Thursday: An actress draws an audience as she faces court; support for the governor’s death penalty moratorium; and the tip of the Transamerica Pyramid.

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