Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Hong Kong’s Universities, the Last Refuge of Protesters, Become Battlegrounds

NYT > U.S. > Politics HONG KONG — During hourslong standoffs with students this week, the Hong Kong police broke an unspoken rule to keep off campuses. Confronted by lines of riot police, black-clad students at the city’s largest universities erected makeshift barricades and threw bricks. The police responded by firing nonlethal projectiles for the […]

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Veterans Day: Trump Returns to N.Y. for Parade, to Cheers and Boos

NYT > U.S. > Politics President Trump returned to his hometown on Monday to kick off the 100th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, his second visit to the city since he announced he was making Florida his primary home. Mr. Trump gave a speech that was met with some claps and cheers as […]

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Trump and California See Same Homeless Problem, but Not the Same Solutions

NYT > U.S. > Politics SAN FRANCISCO — Open-air heroin use. Sidewalks smeared in human feces. Blocklong homeless camps and people with severe mental illnesses wading through traffic in socks and hospital clothes. You would be forgiven if you thought that those descriptions of California’s urban ills came from the mouth of the state’s biggest […]

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‘Hong Kong Thing’ Is ‘Very Tough,’ but Trump Doesn’t Criticize China

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump, presenting himself as a neutral observer of the mass protests in Hong Kong, offered lukewarm support on Tuesday for pro-democracy demonstrators there but stopped short of criticizing the government in Beijing. In comments to reporters and in a series of afternoon tweets, Mr. Trump took no […]

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Trump Uses a Day of Healing to Deepen the Nation’s Divisions

NYT > U.S. > Politics EL PASO — President Trump visited Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso on Wednesday on a day intended as a show of compassion to cities scarred by a weekend of violence, but which quickly devolved into an occasion for anger-fueled broadsides against Democrats and the news media. Mr. Trump’s schedule was […]

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With Flyovers and Flags, Trump Plays M.C. for the Fourth

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — In a made-for-television Independence Day production starring America’s military weaponry, President Trump on Thursday used the Lincoln Memorial as the backdrop for a homage to the country’s armed forces and a call for unity that has been largely absent during his divisive presidency. Flanked by Bradley armored vehicles and M1A2 […]

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Scenes From Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration

NYT > Politics Thousands of people braved scorching, humid weather as they poured into Washington for Fourth of July festivities on Thursday, celebrating the nation’s birthday among the monuments and memorials to its history. But this year’s celebration also promised to be stamped with President Trump’s personal brand. Jumbotron screens were ready to display his […]

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What to Expect Ahead of Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration

NYT > Politics President Trump is transforming Washington’s traditional Fourth of July celebration into a rally for America stamped with his personal brand, featuring displays of military might and a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Here’s what to expect: Trump’s Speech White House officials say President Trump plans a nonpolitical speech that honors […]

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In Push for Trade Deal, Trump Administration Shelves Sanctions Over China’s Crackdown on Uighurs

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — The United States and China are racing to clinch a historic economic treaty as early as next week that could drastically reshape relations between the world’s two largest economies. But as negotiations reach their final stages, the sensitive subject of human rights has been left conspicuously off the table. China […]

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Trump Says He Will Sign Free Speech Order for College Campuses

NYT > Politics OXON HILL, Md. — President Trump said on Saturday that he planned to issue an executive order that would help guarantee free speech at colleges and universities by putting their federal aid at risk if they do not protect the viewpoints of students of all political stripes. The president made the announcement […]

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