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M.L.S. Announces Plans to Expand to 30 Teams

The league is at 24 teams, with three expansion clubs preparing to join in the next two seasons. Sacramento and St. Louis will give presentations to the league’s expansion committee.

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Mueller Report Leaves Unanswered Questions About Contacts Between Russians and Trump Aides

Starting during the campaign and through the transition, a parade of Russians dangled business deals, floated policy options and sought high-level meetings.

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Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business

The company had long struggled to gain traction in China despite operating there for more than a decade.

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Three Mountain Climbers Missing After an Avalanche in Canada

The three climbers — Jess Roskelley, an American, and David Lama and Hansjörg Auer, both Austrian — were in Banff National Park in the western province of Alberta.

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Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Hillary and Clinton,’ Codependence, and, Yes, Camaraderie

As a born-to-lose presidential contender, Laurie Metcalf is exasperation incarnate in Lucas Hnath’s play, which also stars John Lithgow.

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Mueller Reveals Trump’s Efforts to Thwart Russian Inquiry in Highly Anticipated Report

The Mueller team ultimately decided not to charge the president, citing numerous legal and factual constraints, but pointedly declined to exonerate him.

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Democrats Draw Closer to a Dicey Question: Whether to Impeach Trump

Democrats took the legal analysis in the special counsel’s report as a clear nod that Congress should make its own judgment on obstruction of justice.

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A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty

At one juncture after another, the Mueller report describes how Mr. Trump made his troubles worse, giving into anger and grievance and lashing out in ways that turned advisers into witnesses against him.

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Investors Value Uber’s Self-Driving Cars at $7.25 Billion

A billion-dollar investment is meant to prop up a money-losing unit before Uber makes its pitches ahead of a planned I.P.O.

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Mueller Rejects View That Presidents Can’t Obstruct Justice

The special counsel’s rationale for demurring on the question of obstruction of justice stood in stark contrast to that of the attorney general, William P. Barr.

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James W. McCord Jr., Who Led the Watergate Break-In, Is Dead at 93

He was the first to expose the White House crimes and cover-ups that led to President Nixon’s downfall. His death, almost two years ago, went unreported.

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Police Officer Wounded in Wild Shootout in Upper Manhattan

Two officers cornered a man with a gun in a parking lot, who fired at them. The man was fatally shot and one officer was wounded.

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In Divided Washington, Relief and Disappointment at Mueller’s Report

The stoic feelings of progressive Washington were similarly subdued in the city’s more conservative corners.

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Netflix, Which Made ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ in Brooklyn, to Expand Production Studios There

The streaming company said it would spend up to $100 million on six soundstages in Brooklyn, adding to New York City’s growing role in the film industry.

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The incident is among the closest that investigators came to finding an instance in which Donald J. Trump appeared to use whatever means necessary to locate the emails.

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The president refused to budge from his initial assessment that the Mueller report was a total exoneration of his actions.

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A citizens militia known as the United Constitutional Patriots has begun detaining families of asylum seekers at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents.

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How does this solo in Mr. Ratmansky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” feel? “It’s like you’re chasing your feet,” says Indiana Woodward of New York City Ballet.

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The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, produced a report of more than 400 pages that painted a deeply unflattering picture of President Trump but stopped short of accusing him of criminal wrongdoing.

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