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Today β€” February 20th 2019Your RSS feeds

Wall Street, Seeking Big Tax Breaks, Sets Sights on Distressed Main Streets

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and JIM TANKERSLEY

Hedge funds and other wealthy investors are plowing money into so-called opportunity zone funds, a creation of the 2017 tax law that provides incentives for spending on projects in poor areas.

Judge gives go-ahead to lawsuit aimed at stopping Chicago Obama library

By Samuel Chamberlain

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by an advocacy group hoping to halt the construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center on Chicago's South Side can proceed.

Yesterday β€” February 19th 2019Your RSS feeds

16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and ROBERT PEAR

A coalition of 16 states, including California and New York, is challenging President’s Trump use of emergency powers to spend billions on a border wall.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants a Wealth Tax. How Would That Even Work?

By NEIL IRWIN

There are other tools that don’t involve quite the risks and challenges of targeting the richest families.

Anthony Weiner Is Out of Federal Prison, and in a Re-Entry Center in Brooklyn

By TYLER PAGER

The former congressman, imprisoned for sending lewd texts to a 15-year-old, was moved from a Massachusetts prison to a re-entry program in Brooklyn, records show.

Graham Vows to Investigate Whether β€˜Bureaucratic Coup’ Tried to Oust Trump

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Senator Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he would find out whether officials at the F.B.I. and the Justice Department tried oust President Trump.

Isolated and Adrift, an American Woman Turned Toward Iran

By ALAN BLINDER, JULIE TURKEWITZ and ADAM GOLDMAN

Monica Witt’s defection to Iran appears to have been part of a radicalization that began in military service and accelerated in graduate school.

A Man in Florida Mistakenly Received a $980,000 Tax Refund, and Officials Say He Tried to Keep It

By CHRISTINA CARON

An incorrect tax return led to a huge check for a 29-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla., according to a forfeiture complaint filed by the federal government.

Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual.

By JEFF SOMMER

With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage.

Air Force Defector to Iran Severely Damaged U.S. Intelligence Efforts, Ex-Officials Say

By ADAM GOLDMAN and JULIAN E. BARNES

Monica Elfriede Witt had access to the names of double agents working for the American government and knew the workings of United States military operations across the Middle East.

California likely to sue Trump over emergency wall declaration: state AG

California is likely to sue President Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday.

A New Law Made Him a β€˜Free Man on Paper,’ but He Died Behind Bars

By MITCH SMITH

The case of Steve Cheatham shows why so many families were pinning their hopes on the bipartisan criminal justice overhaul. For Mr. Cheatham, the reprieve came too late.

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