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U.S. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Advertisement WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued to block AT&T’s $ 85.4 billion bid for Time Warner on Monday, setting up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to be considered by the Trump administration and drawing limits on corporate power in the fast-evolving media landscape. By challenging the deal, ...

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Trump Tells Japan It Can Protect Itself by Buying U.S. Arms

Advertisement TOKYO — President Trump said on Monday that Japan could protect itself from a nuclear-armed North Korea by buying billions of dollars of American military equipment, drawing an explicit link between trade and security as he began a complex, politically charged tour of Asia. By turns generous and challenging, ...

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As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated

HULUNBUIR, China — In the United States, some of the world’s most powerful technology companies face rising pressure to do more to fight false information and stop foreign infiltration. China, however, has watchdogs like Zhao Jinxu. From his small town on the windswept grasslands of the Inner Mongolia region of ...

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North Korea Says It Has the Right to Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes

North Korea threatened on Monday to shoot down American warplanes even if they were not in the country’s airspace, stating that President Trump’s comments suggesting he would eradicate North Korea and its leaders were “a declaration of war.” The warning, made by Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho of North Korea in ...

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Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon, American Embassy employees in Kabul will no longer need to take a Chinook helicopter ride to cross the street to a military base less than 100 yards outside the present Green Zone security district. Instead, the boundaries of the Green Zone will be redrawn to include ...

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Median U.S. Household Income Up for 2nd Straight Year

WASHINGTON — Despite eight years of economic growth since a brutal recession, some politicians and economists have worried that many Americans have not felt the benefits of the expansion. On Tuesday, the Census Bureau painted a brighter picture, suggesting that the recovery had shifted into a new phase in recent ...

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