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Memphis Officer Texted Photo of Tyre Nichols After Beating, New Documents Show

The revelation came in Memphis police documents related to the firing of five officers who have been charged with murder in Mr. Nichols’s death.

A Small Boat, a Vast Sea and a Desperate Escape From Russia

In September, two men set out from Russia, hoping a boat could carry them to asylum on U.S. soil. Their quest for freedom did not go as planned.

How U.S.-China Tensions Could Affect Who Buys the House Next Door

States are pursuing bills to bar Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing land. In Texas, legislation backed by Gov. Greg Abbott brought opposition from Democrats in the state’s growing cities and suburbs.

Understanding the Massacre in Goshen

A conversation about the gun violence that killed a family, including a 10-month-old baby, in a small San Joaquin Valley town last month.

Many of Biden’s Goals on Police Reform Are Still Incomplete

President Biden said in his annual address to Congress that it was time to “finish the job” on police reform, even as many of his most ambitious goals are stalled.

Bob Orben, One-Man Gag Factory and Speechwriter, Dies at 95

He wrote tens of thousands of jokes in his career. Among those who told them were Dick Gregory, Jack Paar, Red Skelton — and, for a while, President Gerald R. Ford.

In L.A., Gustavo Dudamel’s Influence Extends Beyond the Concert Hall

The news that Gustavo Dudamel is leaving the Los Angeles Philharmonic for New York was a blow to a city where he has been much more than a conductor.

China Sends Spy Balloons Over Military Sites Worldwide, U.S. Officials Say

The balloons have some advantages over the satellites that orbit the earth in regular patterns. They fly closer to earth and can evade radar.

Biden Aims to Win Back White Working-Class Voters Through Their Wallets

In his State of the Union address, the president signaled the opening of a yearslong push to persuade white working-class voters to return to the Democratic fold. Winning them over on cultural issues may be more difficult.

President Biden Is Not Backing Off His Big-Government Agenda

In his first appearance before a Republican House, the president renewed calls for large new economic programs and offered no concessions on federal spending.

Orca Moms Pay a High Price to Feed Large Adult Sons

A maternal preference for sons in a group of killer whales that swim off the Pacific Northwest may contribute to its endangered status.

California County Agrees to Pay $4.5 Million in Death of Man Stunned With Taser

The man, Chinedu V. Okobi, 36, died in 2018 after a deputy repeatedly used a Taser on him in a struggle that began when law enforcement officers saw him jaywalking in Millbrae, Calif.

State of Uncertainty

What Biden said, and didn’t, in his State of the Union speech.

A Troubled Mother Faces Murder Charges in Her Young Children’s Deaths

Chilling details emerged at an arraignment of Lindsay Clancy, accused of strangling her three children. Her lawyer argued she was mentally ill, but prosecutors outlined methodical planning leading to the deaths.

Politicians of Asian Descent Rise in Latino-Majority San Antonio

With the election of a Japanese American as leader of the county government, San Antonio now has politicians of Asian descent in its two top positions.

Does Your Home Have Backup Power? We Want to Hear From You.

Sales of generators and home batteries are up as people look to protect themselves from power outages, which are becoming more common.

Romney and Santos Share Tense Exchange at State of the Union Address

Senator Mitt Romney of Utah admonished Representative George Santos, a fellow Republican and New York freshman, telling him he “shouldn’t have been there.”

Biden’s State of the Union Address: Read the Full Transcript

In his first State of the Union speech under a divided Congress, President Biden highlighted his economic record and appealed to Republicans to work with him.

Fact-Checking Biden’s State of the Union Address

The president’s speech contained no outright falsehoods, but at times omitted crucial context or exaggerated the facts.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Criticizes ‘Radical Left’ in State of the Union Response

Ms. Sanders is the first Arkansan to deliver a State of the Union response since Bill Clinton.

Trump Stages His Own ‘State of the Union’ After Biden’s Official Speech

The former president excoriated President Biden in a two-minute videotaped message from his South Florida home.

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Others Heckle Biden at State of the Union Address

His State of the Union address was not exactly a celebration of a unity agenda. But the president seemed to relish the scrimmage.

7 Takeaways From Biden’s State of the Union Address

The president’s speech presented no big new proposals, but he offered to work with Republicans even as he parried hecklers and sought to allay Democratic concerns about his vigor heading into 2024.

Biden Focuses on Domestic Issues in State of the Union Despite Global Tensions

Mr. Biden is proud of reshaping foreign policy to focus on superpower conflict, but knows it is jobs and energy prices that voters want to hear about.

Biden Officials Tell Supreme Court That Title 42 Case Will Soon Be Moot

The justices are set to hear arguments on March 1 on whether Republican-led states may seek to keep in place the immigration measure, which was justified by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sweep in 3 Special Elections Gives Democrats Control of Pennsylvania House

Three Democratic victories flipped the House for the first time in a dozen years by a single seat in the battleground state.

After Spy Balloon Clash, U.S.-China Tensions Loom Over Biden’s Speech

The president has taken steps meant to limit China’s technological advancement and bolster military forces in the Asia-Pacific region.

Biden to Warn Against Using the Debt Limit as a Bargaining Chip

Economists roundly agree that it would be catastrophic for the economy if the United States did not pay its bills and defaulted on its debt by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders.

After Spy Balloon Incident, China Rejects Pentagon’s Request to Speak

Chinese officials rejected a request from the U.S. defense secretary to speak with his counterpart after an American fighter jet shot down a Chinese spy balloon.

House G.O.P. Leads Constitution Read-Aloud, Seeking an Edge on Patriotism

A 43-minute recitation of the document fulfilled a promise Republicans made last year, and followed several acts of performative patriotism since they assumed control of the House.

4 Taken to Hospital After Battery Catches Fire on United Plane

Four people were treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation after a passenger’s external battery pack caught fire in the cabin of a New Jersey-bound flight, officials said.

Fact-Checking Biden Before the State of the Union

We examined the president’s recent statements.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Deliver Republican Response to State of the Union

Ms. Sanders, 40, the newly elected governor of Arkansas, is expected to highlight the age difference between her and President Biden, 80.

Biden’s Approval Ratings Among Worst for a President’s 2nd Year

The economy has helped drag down the president’s numbers, with a low point coming amid record high gas prices.

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