Wednesday, August 5, 2015         

New York Times

The immigration center here, a cluster of prefabricated buildings surrounded by rows of chain-link and barbed-wire fences, was full again on a recent evening, leaving hundreds of families, some with infants, to find a place among the piles of garbage outside.

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager almost a year ago, now lives on a dead-end street on the outskirts of St. Louis. His name is not on the deed of the house.

“The Daily Show” began in 1996 as a snarky chat-show parody hosted by Craig Kilborn, a place of breezy celebrity interviews and human interest segments goofing on pet psychics.

The most pressing question that Donald J. Trump could face next week in the first debate of the 2016 presidential race may not be about Iran or immigration, but this: Can he deploy enough adjectives (“huge!”), superlatives (“the worst!”) and invectives (“loser!”) for him to use up his time without being challenged successfully on the substance of policy?


A U.S. House member whose constituents include the family of the longest-held American prisoner in Iran said Thursday that he had decided to vote in favor of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran on July 14.

When Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his presidential bid this month, supporters who visited his website could view photographs of him, peruse his announcement speech, and read about the Wisconsin Republican’s life and accomplishments.

Without ever quite saying so explicitly, President Barack Obama used his four-day trip to Africa to suggest that the United States offers an alternative to China’s aggressive courtship of the continent.

As Medicare and Medicaid reach their 50th anniversary on Thursday, the two vast government programs that insure more than one-third of Americans are undergoing a transformation that none of their original architects foresaw: Private health insurance companies are playing a rapidly growing role in both.


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