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At Millions Per Detainee, Guantánamo Prison Stuck in a Cycle of Costly Delays

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Fungus was growing in a new $10 million tiny-house village being assembled at Camp Justice, the military court compound at Guantánamo Bay that has been troubled by mold for years. So plans to house lawyers assigned to the Sept. 11 case there have been postponed until late next year.Elsewhere on the base, an M.R.I. device suffered a “catastrophic failure” from...

Biden Issues New Order to Block Chinese Investment in Technology in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Biden will sign an executive order on Thursday designed to sharpen the federal government’s powers to block Chinese investment in technology in the United States and limit its access to private data on citizens, administration officials say, in a move that is bound to heighten tensions with Beijing.The new order is designed to focus the actions of the secretive Committee on...

Durham Inquiry Appears to Wind Down as Grand Jury Expires

WASHINGTON — When John H. Durham was assigned by the Justice Department in 2019 to examine the origins of the investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Donald J. Trump and his supporters expressed a belief that the inquiry would prove that a “deep state” conspiracy including top Obama-era officials had worked to sabotage him.Now Mr. Durham appears to be winding...

Justice Dept. Issues 40 Subpoenas in a Week, Expanding Its Jan. 6 Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials have seized the phones of two top advisers to former President Donald J. Trump and blanketed his aides with about 40 subpoenas in a substantial escalation of the investigation into his efforts to subvert the 2020 election, people familiar with the inquiry said on Monday.The seizure of the phones, coupled with a widening effort to obtain information from those...

Marking 9/11, Biden Remembers the ‘Precious Lives Stolen From Us’

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one years after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Biden promised to never forget “the precious lives stolen from us” as he honored victims of the worst terrorist strike in American history with a somber wreath-laying ceremony under the pouring rain at the Pentagon.“I know for all those of you who lost someone, 21 years is both a lifetime and no time at...
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