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Harris, on Asia trip, promotes a political priority–women’s rights
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Harris, on Asia trip, promotes a political priority–women’s rights

SEOUL — Vice President Harris and her team laid out the goals of her four-day trip to Asia before she left the United States: honor Japan’s assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, bolster America’s partnerships with Japan and South Korea, and promote America’s economy and security. But a more sensitive and politically charged goal was...

The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats
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The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats

Vladimir Putin has again threatened to use nuclear weapons to protect Russia and its people. In his remarks Friday, he extended that nuclear deterrence over the 15% of Ukraine’s territory that Russia annexed after sham referendums that ended on Wednesday. That even includes some lands already liberated by the Ukrainian army. Mr. Putin’s threats constitute...

Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup
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Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso—More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown. The spokesman introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency....

Unrest in Iran Spreads to Remote, Restive Provinces
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Unrest in Iran Spreads to Remote, Restive Provinces

At least 19 people were killed in Iran on Friday during antigovernment protests in a southeastern province that is home to a restive ethnic minority, as unrest spread to remote regions of the country in a new challenge to the ruling Islamic establishment. Antigovernment protests erupted in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan, one of the...

A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ
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A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ

The Supreme Court kicks off its new term on Monday, and the welcome back isn’t universal. “Supreme Court term begins amid questions about its legitimacy,” says a headline over a news story in the Washington Post. We could cite a dozen similar takes. These articles offer no explanation for this pique other than that the...

Covid Fraud Hits $45.6 Billion
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Covid Fraud Hits $45.6 Billion

The Labor Department’s Inspector General has updated its estimates of fraud in pandemic-era unemployment benefits, and it’s hard to know what’s worse: the shoddy systems that allowed crooks to bilk taxpayers, or the Biden Administration’s refusal to do anything about it. The IG first alerted Labor to the scope of the problem with reports in...

The Supreme Court Can Restrain the IRS
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The Supreme Court Can Restrain the IRS

The Internal Revenue Code is riddled with excessive penalties for what are often honest mistakes. This year, taxpayers must prepare to deal with a newly emboldened Internal Revenue Service, to which Congress allocated an additional $46 billion for enforcement. The Supreme Court has the opportunity to protect taxpayers by hearing one of three cases that...

Elon Musk and Twitter Argue Over Unresolved Pretrial Information Requests
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Elon Musk and Twitter Argue Over Unresolved Pretrial Information Requests

Updated Sept. 27, 2022 5:59 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Lawyers for Elon Musk and Twitter debated several pending requests for information in their continuing legal fight, with less than three weeks to go before a scheduled trial over Mr. Musk’s soured $44 billion takeover. Among the issues discussed were whether Mr. Musk’s...