Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War
Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State’s inner circle.
By ERIC SCHMITT
Melania Trump Hires White House Chief Usher From the Family Business
The first lady chose Timothy Harleth, the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, tapping the close network of family employees.
By KATIE ROGERS
Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say
Republicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.
By REED ABELSON
State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy
The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.
Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.
The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.
By MAGGIE HABERMAN and NICHOLAS FANDOS
OSHA to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Mineral at Construction Sites
The workplace safety agency says it will ease Obama-era limits imposed on the use of coal slag, which contains beryllium, a potentially deadly mineral.
By BARRY MEIER
A.T.F. Memo Indicates Agents’ Off-the-Books Account Was Against the Rules
Agents in Bristol, Va., moved tens of millions of dollars through the account, records show, financed through a web of shadowy cigarette deals.
By MATT APUZZO
How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers
One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.
When Shots Ring Out From One Ball Field, a Times Reporter Practicing on Another Races to Cover Them
I’m on a media team that plays softball against a team of Congresswomen … I pull out my phone to snap a photo of my teammates when an email from an editor stops me.
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