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Trump Signs Memo Ordering End to ‘Catch and Release’ Immigration Policy

The directive does not, on its own, toughen immigration policy, but it is a symbolic move by the president to solve a problem that he has complained Congress will not.

For McMaster, Pomp Under Bittersweet Circumstances

The ousted national security adviser, who departed the White House on Friday, broke with President Trump on Syria and Russia, but sought to hold the line for his commander in chief.

Virginia Is Close to Expanding Medicaid After Years of Republican Opposition

Two Republican state senators said this week that they would support expansion, enough votes to pass a widely popular proposal.

Texas Congressman Who Settled Harassment Case With Taxpayer Funds Resigns

Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas, who settled a sexual harassment case with $84,000 in taxpayer funds, abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday.

Daniel Akaka, Former Democratic Senator of Hawaii, Dies at 93

Mr. Akaka, a 36-year veteran of Capitol Hill, fought for the belated recognition of Asian-American servicemen in World War II.

Scott Pruitt’s Wish List: Private Jets, Fancy Furniture, 24-Hour Security

Mr. Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief, has been criticized for his spending habits — and for appearing to punish those who try to rein him in.

Tainted Synthetic Marijuana Has Been Sickening People Across the Midwest

An outbreak has caused mysterious symptoms, including severe bleeding. Officials are searching for the source of rat poison in the drug.

Chief of Staff Advised a Resistant Trump to Fire the E.P.A. Chief

John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, wants President Trump to fire his Environmental Protection Agency administrator, but the president is resisting.

The Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week

From criticism of Scott Pruitt to an escalating trade conflict, let us catch you up on five of the biggest stories you may have missed.

Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Harvard: Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour

The heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne has been on an extraordinary tour of the United States, seeking investment and trying to change perceptions of the opaque, conservative kingdom.

Naloxone Stops Opioid Overdoses. How Do You Use It?

Each day 115 Americans die of an opioid overdose. In the first surgeon general advisory in 13 years, Americans were urged to carry a medication to save lives.

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