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Sanders campaign takes aim at doubters who say he’s too extreme to win

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ team is convinced the Vermont senator’s appeal to independent voters, the white working class, and people of color is an under-appreciated strength. | Duane Prokop/Getty Images 2020 elections Critics argue [...]

Trump Administration’s Asylum-Seeker Policy Takes Effect

TIJUANA, Mexico — A new Trump administration policy forcing certain asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the United States took effect on Tuesday, when American officials ushered the first such migrant [...]

Afghan Presidential Race Takes Shape as Ghani’s Challengers Emerge

Afghanistan’s presidential race is in full swing, with several former officials lining up to challenge President Ashraf Ghani in a vote to be held in July, amid a raging war and fears that yet another fraud-marred election could further [...]

‘More aggressive and in your face’: Newsom takes power in California

Incoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom takes office Monday as the golden boy of the state Democratic Party’s self-styled resistance. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California The incoming governor has a powerful ally in fellow [...]

Pelosi elected speaker as Dem House takes on Trump

Nancy Pelosi will be the first person in six decades to regain the speaker’s gavel after losing it, a job she first held from 2007-2011. | POLITICO illustration/ AP and Getty images Congress The longtime Democratic leader won the [...]

Elizabeth Warren takes big move toward 2020 presidential run

Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday she is forming a 2020 exploratory committee, the most prominent Democrat so far to challenge President Trump. The move will allow her to start accepting donations toward her presidential campaign. The [...]

Gay Couples Rush to Wed Before Brazil’s New President Takes Office

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Just hours after Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election in a landslide victory for conservatives, Carolina Zannata and her girlfriend called the closest public notary and set a date for their wedding. Gay [...]

Mongolia Dispatch: At 14, She Hunts Wolves and Takes Selfies With Cherished Eagle in Mongolia

BAYAN-OLGII, Mongolia — When school is done on Fridays, Zamanbol heads back home, finishes her homework and does her chores as typical teenagers do anywhere. On Saturdays, she saddles up her horse, treks deep into snow-capped mountains [...]

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Plan in Pakistan Takes a Military Turn

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When President Trump started the new year by suspending billions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, one theory was that it would scare the Pakistani military into cooperating better with its American allies. The [...]

Fragile Cease-Fire Takes Effect in Yemen. Why Now and What’s Next?

CAIRO — An internationally backed cease-fire in the key Yemen port of Hudaydah got off to a shaky start on Tuesday when fighting erupted moments after it took effect at midnight. The clashes died down hours later, and by late Tuesday [...]