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Trump Doubles Down on Government Shutdown Over Border Security

The comments came a day after President Trump had threatened a shutdown on Twitter, to the consternation of some Republicans in Congress.

In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race

The president’s endorsement of Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary has tipped the race in his favor and shown how unwavering support of Mr. Trump can be crucial.

A Toxic Tide Is Killing Florida Wildlife

Toxic algal blooms are not unusual off the state’s coast, but the current episode is the longest in more than a decade.

Pat de Groot, Seascape Painter and Doyenne of the Dunes, Dies at 88

In Provincetown, at Cape Cod’s tip, John Waters called her “bohemian royalty,” a barefooted artist, party giver, salon host and emblem of a bygone day.

Herman Shine, One of the Few to Escape Auschwitz, Dies at 95

He and his best friend fled a death camp with the help of a Polish civilian and the woman he would marry. He was one of the last surviving escapees.

Family That Lost 9 in Capsized Duck Boat Sues for $100 Million

Lawyers called the accident “the predictable and predicted result of decades of unacceptable, greed-driven and willful ignorance of safety by the duck boat industry.”

Minneapolis Police Officers Won’t Be Charged in Fatal Shooting

Prosecutors said officers acted lawfully when they shot Thurman Blevins. Body camera footage of the shooting did little to change competing views of the events.

Trump Again Threatens to Shut Down the Government Over Border Security

“We’re the laughingstock of the world,” President Trump said during a 40-minute news conference with Giuseppe Conte, the visiting Italian prime minister.

California’s Birds Are Testing New Survival Tactics on a Vast Scale

Retracing the steps of a century-old wildlife survey, ecologists find that birds are making remarkable adaptations to climate change.

Ron Dellums, Forceful Liberal in Congress for 27 Years, Dies at 82

Arriving in Washington as an antiwar firebrand, he became a House leader as head of the Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.

California Today: California Today: The Increasing Strain on State Firefighters

Monday: A longer and more intense wildfire season, a divisive rent control initiative, and Berkeley on a budget.

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