A shell company that Michael D. Cohen used to pay hush money to a pornographic film actress received payments totaling more than $1 million from an American company linked to a Russian oligarch and several corporations with business before…

Speaker Paul D. Ryan swore the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy back in as the chaplain of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, re-establishing the Roman Catholic priest in the post he had contentiously left just weeks earlier. Mr. Ryan…

Civil rights advocates sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over enforcement of the 50-year-old Fair Housing Act, part of an effort to prevent discrimination in the allocation of funds for Gulf Coast hurricane housing and infrastructure reconstruction. A coalition…