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House Passes Bill to Force TikTok Sale From Chinese Owner or Ban the App

The legislation is likely to escalate a showdown between Beijing and Washington over the control of technologies. The bill faces a tough road in the Senate.

The U.S. Capitol building is seen against a dark gray sky.

A sale of TikTok would not be easy. Here’s why.

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Judge Quashes Six Charges in Georgia Election Case Against Trump

The ruling said charges that Donald Trump and his allies solicited public officials to break the law were not specific enough; it left the rest of the case intact.

Biden Campaigns in Wisconsin After He and Trump Clinch Nominations

President Biden is campaigning in the battleground state whose primary is next month. He beat Donald Trump there by a tiny margin in 2020.

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U.K. Moves to Bar Foreign State Ownership of Newspapers

A roughly $1 billion bid from the former CNN chief Jeff Zucker and his Emirati backers to acquire London’s Daily Telegraph raised concerns among lawmakers.

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Heirs Awarded Nazi-Looted Art Are Still Waiting, 17 Years Later

A Dutch panel ruled in 2007 to return a painting to a Jewish family, but a notary handling the restitution says he doesn’t have all the right documents.

“Unloading the Hay Wagon” by Isaac van Ostade

Pro-Israel Lobby Faces Challenges Amid Gaza War and Shifting Politics

AIPAC, long influential with both parties, is drawing criticism from Democrats for trying to defeat incumbents while it struggles to promote aid for Israel.

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority intends to appoint a close economic adviser as prime minister.

  • Destruction in a neighborhood of Khan Younis, Gaza. By The Associated Press
  • A pier in Khan Younis in southern Gaza that could be used as an entry point to receive humanitarian aid by sea. Fatima Shbair/Associated Press
  • Outside Al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, Gaza, after a strike. Said Khatib/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  • Israeli military vehicles patrolling the Israel-Gaza border. Jack Guez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  • Humanitarian aid airdropped over Gaza. Jack Guez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  • A Palestinian man rides in a damaged car following an Israeli raid in the Hamad City housing complex in southern Gaza. Ahmed Zakot/Reuters
  • Relatives of the Al Atrsh family mourn their deaths in Al Aqsa hospital, following an airstrike in Deir al Balah in southern Gaza. Mohammed Saber/EPA, via Shutterstock
  • A camp for displaced Palestinians run by UNRWA in Rafah. Mohammed Abed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  • An Apache helicopter releases a flare above the Israel-Gaza border. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
  • A destroyed house in Deir al Balah town in southern Gaza after an airstrike. Mohammed Saber/EPA, via Shutterstock

A U.N. agency said one of its workers was killed when Israeli forces hit an aid warehouse in Rafah.

A Corvette and Swimsuit Shots: Biden Offers a Selfie Tour of His Life

Transcripts of five hours of interviews with the special counsel released this week show that President Biden has a lot of stories to tell.

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Hunter Biden Refuses to Testify Publicly, Calling G.O.P. Inquiry a ‘Circus’

In a letter, a lawyer for the president’s son cited a scheduling conflict and denounced the Republican impeachment inquiry as a “carnival side show.”

Don Lemon Says His Deal With X Is Canceled

Days before Don Lemon’s new talk show was set to debut, his deal combusted after a testy interview with Elon Musk, Mr. Lemon said.

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Geert Wilders Says He Will Forgo Becoming Dutch Prime Minister

Mr. Wilders, who won the last elections decisively, made the announcement in an effort to increase the chances of forming a right-wing coalition.

Geert Wilders holding up a hand, with a person and security cameras on either side of him.

New U.S. Arms for Ukraine Will Help, for a Little While

The $300 million package will help hold off the Russians for a few weeks, analysts say, but without far more Ukraine may go on losing ground.

Soldiers standing next to a howitzer plug their ears and lean away.

The E.U. lifted sanctions against a Russian tech tycoon after he condemned the war and began severing ties to Moscow.

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Four Years On, the Mysteries of Covid Are Unraveling

Are superdodgers real? Is Covid seasonal? And what’s behind its strangest symptoms? Here’s what we’ve learned.

Dozens of Artists, 3 Critics: Who’s Afraid of the Whitney Biennial 2024?

“Even Better Than the Real Thing” will go down as a well-intentioned edition of the perpetually debated show. Will it go down as a notable one?

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The Blunders That Plunged the U.S. College Admission Season Into Disarray

The Education Department was supposed to make applying for federal financial aid easier. Instead, it got worse.

Germany Looks to Stop the Far Right From Assuming Power

Mainstream parties in the country are rewriting laws to protect government institutions. Critics say the changes risk undermining democracy.

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Kate Middleton’s Story Is About So Much More Than Kate Middleton

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There Is Something Putin Can’t Control

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Yes, the Internet Is Broken, but What Does a Fix Look Like?

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Is There Any Chance for Hope in Haiti’s Latest Crisis?

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For Washington, TikTok Has Become a Propaganda Tool

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Top French University Faces Yet Another Crisis as Leader Resigns

Mathias Vicherat, the director of Sciences Po, and his former partner are expected to face trial over mutual accusations of violence.

Emma Navarro Upsets Aryna Sabalenka at Indian Wells

Navarro, ranked No. 23 in the world, scored the biggest win of her career in beating the two-time Grand Slam champion.

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Emma Navarro of the United States plays a forehand against Aryna Sabalenka in their fourth round match during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 13, 2024 in Indian Wells, California.

Olivia Munn Had Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Munn said she was given the diagnosis last April, two months after negative results on a test that checked for 90 cancer genes.

Is the End of the Filibuster Near?

The Senate’s signature procedural tactic is losing some of its staunchest defenders in Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, leaving its future in doubt.

Bipartisan Tax Bill Is Stuck in Senate Limbo After Broad House Approval

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U.F.C. Wrestler Mark Coleman Is Hospitalized After Saving Parents From Fire

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Read Your Way Through the San Francisco Bay Area

The Bay Area has had many lives. The Oakland novelist Leila Mottley shares books that paint a picture of the city that lives and breathes today.

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