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  • The $69 billion transaction, one of the largest of the year, would combine the drugstore giant with one of the United States’ biggest health insurers.
  • The deal reflects the increasingly blurred lines between traditionally separate spheres of the health care industry.

The White House portrayed Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, as a renegade who had acted independently in his discussions with a Russian official. But emails provided or described to The Times suggest otherwise.

In an extraordinary attack on the top law enforcement body in his own government, Mr. Trump accused the F.B.I. and its career investigators of having a bias against him.

A conservative operative told a campaign aide he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia through his pro-gun connections.

In Senate Republicans’ mad dash to rewrite the tax code, lawmakers added loopholes for the wealthy and tightened deductions for middle-income workers.

A man filed a police report in Illinois in 2016 claiming that when he was a teenager in the 1980s, James Levine began sexually abusing him.

Spelman and Morehouse, the historically black colleges in Atlanta, are among a number of schools nationwide fielding complaints about sexual misconduct.

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In the years leading up to Hurricane Harvey, a wrinkle in the federal flood-mapping system helped a company build homes in an at-risk Houston suburb.

On College Football

Alabama edged Ohio State for the final spot in the College Football Playoff, joining Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma.

The woman gave birth to a healthy son in Dallas. It was the first birth in the United States that resulted from a uterus transplant.

Fraternity members from New York City are expected to be sentenced in Pennsylvania for Chun Hsien Deng’s death during an initiation ritual in 2013.

South Australia had a blackout problem, and the Tesla founder had a solution: a battery the size of a football field.

We used to blame both parties for our poisonous political environment. Not anymore.

A commercial baker can’t hide behind the First Amendment.

We all lose because of the biases of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

Ozella Finlay and her sister ran Pat’s Luncheonette in Brooklyn in the 1970s, working seven days a week. After the restaurant closed, Ms. Finlay embarked on three decades of volunteering.

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This week’s properties are four-bedroom homes in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Allentown, N.J.