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July 15 2018


World Cup 2018 Final: France vs. Croatia Live Updates

France is trying to win its second World Cup, matching the feat it achieved in 1998. Croatia is playing for its first championship. Stay here for live updates.

Trump Calls E.U. a Trade ‘Foe’; Says He ‘Hadn’t Thought’ About Seeking Russian Extraditions

The president made the remarks in an interview with CBS while he was at his golf resort in Scotland, ahead of his meeting with the Russian president in Finland.

Novak Djokovic, Back on Top, Beats Kevin Anderson for a Fourth Wimbledon Title

After two years of pain and frustration, Djokovic claimed his 13th major singles title despite not having a day off between the semifinals and the final.

Theresa May Says Trump Told Her to ‘Sue the E.U.’ in Brexit Talks

In her comments to the BBC, the British prime minister appeared to be pushing back against President Trump, who had criticized her for ignoring his suggestion.

Warren is Preparing for 2020. So Are Biden, Booker, Harris and Sanders.

As many top Democrats eye a run for president in 2020, Elizabeth Warren has all but announced her candidacy, while Joe Biden is planning to campaign up to four days a week this fall for midterm candidates.

Trump, Putin, World Cup: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016

Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.

Paul Ryan Says His S.U.V. Was ‘Eaten by Animals.’ Here’s How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.

The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: “And so my car was eaten by animals, and it’s just dead.”

News Analysis: Just Sitting Down With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead

By attacking Europe and starting a trade war with America’s closest allies, President Trump has already advanced the agenda of President Vladimir V. Putin, analysts say.

Kevin De León Beats Feinstein for California Democrats’ Endorsement

While Senator Dianne Feinstein trounced Mr. de León in the California primary, they will still face off in the November election. The state party’s endorsement of Mr. de León reflects the power of liberal activists.

Influential Judge, Loyal Friend, Conservative Warrior — and D.C. Insider

The carefully crafted narrative around Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, plays down his legacy as a charter member of elite Washington.

July 14 2018


Offsides: The World Cup Final Is Upon Us. What Have We Learned?

Let’s reflect on the fun, the controversies and the politics.

Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States

The upcoming closings of two Blockbuster video stores in Alaska will leave one store in central Oregon as the last one in the United States.

Forget Suits. Show the Tattoo. Female Candidates Are Breaking the Rules.

After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways.

At Summit Meetings, Kremlin Often Tried to Steamroller U.S. Presidents

Historical pictures underscore how summit meetings like the one between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin in Helsinki have proved to be momentous occasions.

In Trump’s U.K. Visit, Some See ‘Infomercial’ for Money-Losing Golf Resort

Ethics experts say President Trump’s promotion of Turnberry is part of a broader, problematic effort to use the presidency to gin up business for his property.

News Analysis: Trump Opens His Arms to Russia. His Administration Closes Its Fist.

Whether it is Russia’s interference in the election, its annexation of Crimea, or its intervention in Syria, Mr. Trump’s statements either undercut, or flatly contradict, those of his lieutenants.

What Elon Musk Should Learn From the Thailand Cave Rescue

Just because you’re a successful tech mogul doesn’t mean you know how to rescue kids trapped underground.

What Adults Can Learn From Dutch Children’s Books

The busy urban worlds of “zoekboeks” and “wimmelbooks” have a lot to say about everyday European life.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Get Yourself a Giant Dog

The gentleness and normalcy of a puppy who grew to be a giant.
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