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Washington’s Fight Over Taxes Is Only Beginning

WASHINGTON — Never mind that “once in a generation” tax bill that just passed last year. Congress is headed for years more of big fights over taxes, particularly those for individuals. That tax battle is a byproduct of America’s polarized political climate and of the go-it-alone choices Republicans made to ...

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Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria

Advertisement BEIJING — The Chinese government said on Friday that it had seized control of Anbang Insurance, the troubled Chinese company that owns the Waldorf Astoria hotel and other marquee properties around the world, and charged its former chairman with economic crimes. The move is Beijing’s biggest effort yet to ...

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Negotiations Continue Over Zuma: Will He Go Now or Now-Now?

Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — “He’ll go now-now.” That’s how a South African weekly over the weekend summarized the uncertainty surrounding President Jacob Zuma’s fate as the nation’s leader. Yes, he’ll almost certainly step down, but not right now. Instead, it’ll be sometime in the near future, or, to use a quintessential ...

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Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — In 1994, Intel faced a public relations crisis over an elusive mathematics glitch that affected the accuracy of calculations made by its popular Pentium computer chips. After insisting that the problem would not affect many people, the company succumbed to public pressure and recalled the chips, ...

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British Far-Right Group Exults Over Attention From Trump

LONDON — She organized “Christian patrols,” marched with crosses through heavily Muslim neighborhoods and accosted veiled women to rail against Islam. She was barred from entering any mosque in England. She has been arrested several times, most recently this month, on charges of making threats and abusive remarks. Still, Jayda ...

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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe, who has ruthlessly ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades as one of Africa’s last liberation leaders still in power, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup. ...

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Lawmakers Berate Former Equifax C.E.O. Over Huge Data Breach

WASHINGTON — The Equifax data breach, which exposed the sensitive personal information of nearly 146 million Americans, happened because of a mistake by a single employee, the credit reporting company’s former chief executive told members of Congress on Tuesday. Richard F. Smith, who stepped down last week, repeatedly apologized to ...

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