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How U.S. Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds

Beatings, sleep deprivation, menacing and other brutal tactics have led to persistent mental health problems among detainees held in secret C.I.A. prisons and at Guantánamo.

The 2016 Race: How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages

The U.S.C/Los Angeles Times poll has consistently been an outlier, showing Donald Trump in the lead or near the lead.

New Jersey’s Low Gas Tax to Rise 23¢ Under Deal

Gov. Chris Christie said the agreement would also trim the sales tax rate and phase out the estate tax.

The Arnold Palmer: Two Parts Iced Tea, One Part Lemonade

Palmer’s legacy will always be invoked on hot days when an iced tea or a lemonade both sound awfully good.

Kate Middleton’s Tour of Canada: A Designer Scorecard

British fashion gets its moment in the spotlight during a royal tour of Canada by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Facebook Helped Drive a Voter Registration Surge, Election Officials Say

A 17-word reminder displayed for four days in September contributed to substantial increases in online registration across the country.

Tim Tebow Comforts Man Who Collapses After Game

After his Arizona Fall League debut, Tebow spent time with a man who appeared to have a seizure while waiting for his autograph.

A New Weapon in Russia’s Arsenal, and It’s Inflatable

The Russian military is using life-size decoy tanks, jets and missile launchers for disguise and deception.

Why the Fashion World Is Obsessed With ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

The reality show pits would-be “drag superstars” against each other in a campy contest. No wonder the fashion industry can’t stop watching.

F.B.I. Takes Over Investigation Into Fatal Plane Crash in Connecticut

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday that its initial inquiry determined that the crash in East Hartford was the result of an intentional act.

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With no proof, Trump accuses Democrats of supporting migrant caravan

At a rally in Missoula, Montana, the president accused Democrats – without evidence – of supporting a caravan of about 3,000 migrants heading for the U.S. border. The president threatens to mobilize the U.S. military and shut down the southern border to stop those migrants from entering the U.S. Chip Reid reports.

If Turkey has proof Khashoggi was killed, it’s apparently not sharing

Hours after Mike Pompeo refutes claim he's heard audio of Jamal Khashoggi's alleged murdered, Turkey backs him up, but keeps its secret

Turkey says it hasn’t shared any audio of alleged Khashoggi murder

Turkey's top diplomat confirms his government has not given the U.S. any recordings of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already denied hearing tapes or seeing transcripts. President Trump moved closer to acknowledging the Saudis may have played a role. Weijia Jiang reports.