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Five Takeaways on What Trump Knew as the Virus Spread

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ImagePresident Donald Trump this month during a coronavirus briefings at the White House briefing room.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Top White House advisers...
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He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus

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WASHINGTON — “Any way you cut it, this is going to be bad,” a senior medical adviser at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Carter...
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In Diplomatic Whipsaw, U.S. and China Seek to Cooperate on Pandemic and Economy

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WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo forcefully used the controversial terms “Chinese virus” and “Wuhan virus” in public and...
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Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq, issuing a directive last week to prepare...
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Ex-F.B.I. Agent Who Vanished on C.I.A. Mission to Iran Is Likely Dead, U.S. Concludes

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WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials have concluded that Robert A. Levinson, the retired F.B.I. agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007 on an unauthorized mission...
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Trump Aides Clash Over Response to Iranian-Backed Attacks in Iraq

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WASHINGTON — President Trump was getting ready to declare the coronavirus a “national emergency,” but inside the White House last Thursday, a tense debate erupted...
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White House Pushes to Recover Americans Held Overseas

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WASHINGTON — Last year, administration officials briefed President Trump on a hostage whose case he has taken an interest in: Austin Tice, a former Marine...
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Armored Cars, Robots and Coal: North Korea Defies U.S. by Evading Sanctions

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WASHINGTON — North Korea has evaded United Nations sanctions for many months by exporting coal, sand and petroleum, and importing luxury goods including armored sedans,...
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Trump’s Efforts to Remove the Disloyal Heightens Unease Across His Administration

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WASHINGTON — In some of the most critical corners of the Trump administration, officials show up for work now never entirely sure who will be...