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March 29 2017


Policy Shift Helps Coal, but Other Forces May Limit Effect

Reversing clean power rules may lead to more drilling and pipelines, but economics and state initiatives still favor natural gas and renewable energy.

March 28 2017


Coal Miners Hope Trump’s Order Will Help. But Few Are Counting on It.

President Trump’s move aiming to roll back environmental regulations elated many in coal country who felt bullied by his predecessor. But expectations for a comeback remain muted.

Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

Flanked by coal miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Trump signed an order directing the agency to start the process of rewriting the Clean Power Plan.

Father of Maryland Teenager Charged With Rape Is Arrested

Immigration officials say Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes entered the country illegally from Guatemala; his son is accused of raping a 14-year-old classmate.

Asia and Australia Edition: Mosul, Russia, Queensland: Your Morning Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

News Analysis: Planned Rollback of Climate Rules Unlikely to Achieve All Trump’s Goals

Energy economists say the executive order is likely to fall far short on the president’s goals of increasing the nation’s “energy independence” and restoring lost coal mining jobs.

Climate Change Denialists in Charge

Here are some of the voices of those central to environmental policy who have denied the effects of human-caused climate change.

What to Know About Trump’s Order to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan

President Trump is set to undo key aspects of Obama’s climate legacy, targeting regulations for coal-fired power plants.

Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians

The president’s son-in-law faces questions about meetings he arranged with the Russian ambassador, including a sit-down with the head of Russia’s state-owned development bank.

Netanyahu and Trump Skip Aipac Meeting

The absence of the president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the high-profile conference spoke to the fluidity of the nations’ relationship.

News Analysis: In Protests, Kremlin Fears a Young Generation Stirring

The youthfulness of the anticorruption protesters across Russia this weekend surprised even organizers, and clearly rattled the government of Vladimir V. Putin.

House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry

The meeting was likely to intensify questions about what prompted the congressman to say that President Trump or others may have been “incidentally” wiretapped and who gave him the information.

White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding

Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened painful consequences on Monday for so-called sanctuary cities.

March 27 2017


In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Raiders, Mosul, Jared Kushner: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

United States and Allies Protest U.N. Talks to Ban Nuclear Weapons

The United States and most other nuclear powers boycotted the talks, saying that the time was not right and that a ban would be ineffective.

Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Receives 15-Day Sentence

Mr. Navalny was arrested on Sunday during mass anticorruption protests across Russia that he had helped to inspire on social media.

Trump to Russia-Linked Ex-Advisers: Keep Your Distance

The Trump administration is going to great lengths to distance itself from former associates in the face of an F.B.I. investigation into whether there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Seaside Solace in an Ocean of Pain

Juana and Miguel Rosa’s daughters were murdered in 2015. This fish market in Lima, Peru, is their workplace but also where they come to heal and move forward.

Europe Edition: E.U., Angela Merkel, Mosul: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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