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Consumer Bureau’s Chief Gives Big Raises, Even as He Criticizes Spending

Mick Mulvaney, who is trying to rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, awarded large pay increases to two recent recruits.

Robert Haas, Wine Importer and California Vintner, Dies at 90

Over nearly 70 years, a Brooklyn-born entrepreneur introduced French brands to Americans and cultivated Rhone Valley vines in a West Coast winery.

National Park Service Reconsiders Steep Fee Increase After Backlash

Trump administration officials proposed raising the car entrance fee for its most popular national parks to $70. They received 109,000 comments, many critical.

Amsale Aberra, Trendsetting Bridal Gown Designer, Is Dead at 64

With her own brand, Ms. Aberra eschewed the elaborate tulle-and-lace dresses of the 1980s and introduced a simple, modern wedding dress.

Under Trump, an Office Meant to Help Refugees Enters the Abortion Wars

One small government office has become the flash point in the debate over the administration’s embrace of socially conservative policy.

Chelsea Handler: The #MeToo Movement Is a ‘Complete Referendum’ on Trump

The activist, comedian and author spoke about women, power and privilege in an interview with Megan Twohey of The New York Times.

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

After they defaced a historic black schoolhouse with racist graffiti, they were ordered to read. Not all the authors were happy about this.

At War: Signs That U.S. Forces Are in Syria for a While: New Outposts and Pink Lawn Chairs

While Washington figures out its stance on Syria, American forces on the ground are building up their front-line positions.

A Worker Shortage Is Forcing Restaurants to Get Creative

As Americans increasingly eat out, owners are scrambling to find employees wherever they can.

Woman Who Was Fired for Giving Trump the Middle Finger Sues Former Employer

Juli Briskman said that Akima L.L.C., a government contractor, dismissed her because it feared her gesture would hurt its business. “Criticism of our leaders should be encouraged,” she said.

Why China Is Confident It Can Beat Trump in a Trade War

Beijing has a strong grip on banks, the news media and politics, and it seems willing to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the American political system.

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