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ISIS Reaps Gains of U.S. Pullout From Syria

American forces and their Kurdish-led partners in Syria had been conducting as many as a dozen counterterrorism missions a day against Islamic State militants, officials said. That has stopped. Those same partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, had also been quietly releasing some Islamic State prisoners and incorporating them into their …

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Trump Won’t Order a Capital Gains Tax Cut, for Now

WASHINGTON — President Trump told his top economic advisers on Wednesday that he had decided, for now, to forgo using executive authority to deliver a tax cut that would primarily benefit wealthy investors. The decision, which Mr. Trump disclosed at a White House meeting focused on tax issues, ended more …

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German Far Right Makes Election Gains, but Falls Short of Victory

BERLIN — A far-right party made significant gains Sunday in two closely watched state elections, snapping at the heels of parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition and highlighting a growing political divide between the country’s East and West, initial returns showed. Ms. Merkel’s party and one of her coalition …

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Job Gains Were Weaker Than Reported, by Half a Million

Employers added a half-million fewer jobs in 2018 and early 2019 than previously reported, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The revisions, which are preliminary, are part of an annual process in which survey-based estimates are brought into alignment with more definitive data from state unemployment insurance records. Wednesday’s revision covers …

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