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Jim And Pam’s Wedding On ‘The Office’ Almost Had A Morbid Horse Death Scene

One of the most beloved episodes of “The Office” could have gone a completely different way — and the tale comes straight from the horses’ mouths.

On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly published a new oral history on the making of the 2009 two-part episode “Niagara” — featuring Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) wedding — in honor of the 10th anniversary of its airing.

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NBC via Getty Images The cast of the “Niagara” episode on “The Office.”

Most fans remember the episode fondly, especially since it ends with the Dunder Mifflin crew doing a joyously choreographed reenactment of a viral YouTube video that both Jim and Pam did not want to occur at their church wedding. Assuming that their co-workers may attempt the stunt, the couple decided to have a secret elopement on a boat in Niagara Falls. At the end of the episode, the goofy group dance at the church is intercut with the couple’s intimate ceremony, making for a hilarious and heartfelt conclusion.

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Yet, according to the show’s cast and crew, that memorable ending could have been pretty dark, thanks to an original storyline that included, well, a horse.

“I was really committed to the horse for the longest time,” Greg Daniels, co-creator of “The Office,” told ET.

According to Paul Feig, the episode’s director, the morbid storyline involves Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Pam’s ex-fiancé Roy (David Denman). Roy decides the best way to win Pam back is to ride into the church on a horse during her wedding to Jim “like a knight in shining armor” and declare, “I have an objection” to their union.

Pam then rejects his objection.

“So [Roy] has to ride his horse back out of the church,” Feig explained to the magazine. “But then, in an absolute insane thing, they had this crazy ending where Dwight gets the horse and rides it into the falls.”

Daniels then explained the events that led up to that weird conclusion.

“It was like Dwight got fascinated with this historical display at the hotel [in Niagara Falls] that talked about various animals. It started with a cow had been swept over the falls and survived, and then a couple of people tried to go over the falls in a barrel and were killed, and then some sheep went over the falls and survived. And he came up with this theory that you could survive going over the falls if you were riding a horse, because a horse would have the instinct of how to swim properly. And so he was trying to get people to listen to this theory, and then Roy interrupts the wedding trying to do a big, grand romantic gesture that nobody wants and just abandons the horse and drives home. So Dwight gets on and goes into the river above the falls, but panics and jumps off the horse at the last second, while the horse goes over in the background of the wedding.” 

Fortunately, a table read of the storyline changed everything.

“…We got to the table read and I was the last defender of the horse,” Daniels admitted. “The entire staff and actors were yelling at me: ‘Don’t ruin Jim and Pam’s wedding with a horse!’”

After a debate, Daniels finally backed down and the writers scrambled to come up with a new ending.

“This was right when that viral video came out,” Feig explained. “It was so popular that we went, ‘Let’s just re-create that.’ It was a real last-minute addition.”

And based on that decision, the iconic episode was able to ride off into the sunset.

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Newly declassified court documents reveal FBI FISA violations in targeting Americans

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Newly declassified court documents indicate that the FBI failed to comply with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in targeting Americans while searching through NSA records.

An October 2018 ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that the FBI violated Section 702 by not keeping track of searches that pertained to “United States persons,” and that proposed changes were still not enough to comply with the law. That ruling was later affirmed on appeal in July 2019. The documents were declassified and released Tuesday.

FISA Section 702, which deals with targeting people outside the U.S. for gathering foreign intelligence information, places restrictions on gathering information when it comes to Americans or people located in the U.S.

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“Because the FBI’s proposed procedures do not require it to keep records that ‘indicate whether terms are United States person query terms,’ the FISC held that these procedures do not comply with Section 702(f)(l)(B),” said the decision from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISC-R), which heard the appeal.

The queries examined took place between 2017 and 2018, under current FBI director Chris Wray and during President Trump’s administration. The FBI did not immediately return a request for comment.

The FBI has argued that because they kept general records of the search terms used that was enough to satisfy Section 702’s requirement of keeping search records, but the court found that because they did not specify which queries were related to a “United States person,” it did not satisfy the law’s requirement.

For context, the FISC ruling noted that in 2017, the FBI ran “approximately 3.1 million queries against raw FISA-acquired information, including section 702-acquired information.” While the FBI’s failure to specify which ones pertained to U.S. persons, making it difficult to determine how many searches were affected by their insufficient practices, Judge James Boasberg noted that “given the FBI’s domestic focus it seems likely that a significant percentage of its queries involve U.S.-person query terms.”

Boasberg’s ruling also ordered the government to keep written records of each instance where the FBI reviews information “concerning a United States person” obtained through Section 702, where the query was “not designed to find and extract foreign-intelligence information.” These records shall include details of the information, how it is meant to be used, and the search terms used to get the information.

After the July 2019 FISC-R decision, the FBI submitted new proposed procedures that the court deemed acceptable in a September ruling.

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The newly released decisions came after FISC Judge Rosemary Collyer’s 2017 ruling, which found that officials under the Obama administration used FISA to conduct illegal surveillance of American citizens for years.

A soon-to-be-released report from the Justice Department Inspector General will explore whether the FBI conducted a different sort of FISA abuse in connection with former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

During the early stages of the investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election, the FBI obtained a warrant to monitor Page, which Republicans claim was based on a misrepresentation of evidence in the form of an unverified dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele as opposition research for Democrats and the Clinton campaign.

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Super Typhoon Hagibis may be strongest to hit Japan in decades, 2 Rugby World Cup games canceled

A powerful super typhoon taking aim at mainland Japan this weekend is threatening to bring torrential rains and strong winds as major sports events and flights have already been canceled Thursday and officials warned of “freak waves” that could strike the coast.

Super Typhoon Hagibis, which means speed in Filipino, had maximum sustained winds of up to 168 mph and stronger gusts at noon local time Thursday near Chichi island in the Pacific, about 1,000 620 miles off Tokyo’s southern coast. It was moving north at the speed of 12 mph and is expected to weaken over cooler waters as it nears Japan’s main island.

The storm has typhoon-force winds that extend outward up to 90 miles, while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 235 miles from the center.

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The storm — currently with winds the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic — is forecast to weaken as it approaches Japan.

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This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the typhoon is forecast to hit ashore in the Tokyo area late Saturday and may bring up to 24 inches of rain across parts of the region, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

In addition to the threat of heavy rain, meteorologists are also warning that “freak waves” twice the size of normal waves may strike coastal regions in the coming days. The storm may wind up being more destructive than Typhoon Ida, which left 1,269 dead when it struck Japan in 1958, experts told the South China Morning Post.

Hagibis has already caused cancellations of two Rugby World Cup matches that were to be played Saturday. Organizers canceled the England-France match planned in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and New Zealand-Italy game in Toyota, in central Japan.

Organizers will leave a decision until Sunday on the Japan-Scotland match at Yokohama, which is scheduled to conclude the group stage that night.

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Alan Gilpin, left, tournament director for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Japan Rugby 2019 CEO Akira Shimazu, right, attend during a press briefing on update relating to the anticipated impact of Typhoon Hagibis. (.AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko))

“In principle, we make the decision six hours before kickoff but we would like to make this as early as possible on Sunday,” Japan Rugby 2019 chief executive Akira Shimazu said at a news conference. “We will look at the damage, we will consider carefully. We will make every effort so the spectators will see the match.”

Organizers also called off a marathon in Sendai and other northern coastal towns while a Formula One auto racing in Suzuka in central Japan may also be affected.

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The approaching storm has caused airlines and railway companies to warn that services will be canceled over the three-day weekend, including Sports Day holiday on Monday. All Nippon Airways said it is grounding all domestic flights Saturday in and out of Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita international airports.

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This Oct. 9, 2019, photo shows the sheet-covered roofs of the houses damaged by typhoon Faxai in Kyonan, near Tokyo. Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weekend. (Kyodo News via AP)

East Japan Railway Co. said that bullet trains and other major services could be halted by the storm and planned to announce details early Friday.

“Our goal is to notify passengers as soon as possible,” spokesman Yuji Ishikawa told the Japan Times.

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The approaching typhoon is spreading fear especially in Chiba, near Tokyo, which was hit by Typhoon Faxai last month and many residents are still recovering from damage to their homes. The typhoon tore many electrical poles and snapped cables, triggering extensive outages that lasted for weeks, contributing to heat illnesses and other health problems among elderly people.

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This Oct. 8, 2019, photo shows the sheet-covered roofs of the houses damaged by typhoon Faxai in Tateyama, near Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, at a regular news conference, said the government will do the utmost for the people’s safety, and urged residents near the typhoon route to take precautions early.

Local offices in Chiba city already started distributing free sandbags to shield against flooding. The city also cautioned against power outages from potential typhoon damage and urged residents to make sure they have enough food, water, and their phones are charged.

Japan is regularly hit by Pacific storms, including Faxai in September. Typhoon Jebi flooded a terminal and a runway at Kansai International Airport last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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CNN, MSNBC ignore Matt Lauer rape allegations, NBC scandal during primetime

Ronan Farrow’s upcoming “Catch and Kill” created a mountain of headlines on Wednesday as details from the book started to emerge, but anyone who relied on CNN or MSNBC primetime programming for information would be completely in the dark.

Farrow has been extremely tight-lipped about the highly anticipated book, so the media industry was all ears when Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Post revealed news-making excerpts.

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“Anderson Cooper 360,” “Cuomo Prime Time,” “CNN Tonight” and “White House in Crisis” failed to mention Lauer, Farrow and Weinstein, according to a review of transcripts by Fox News. ((Reuters))

Allegations included everything from a heavily-disputed claim that former “Today” host Matt Lauer anally raped an NBC News colleague during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi to a report that a Hillary Clinton aide tipped off Harvey Weinstein that Farrow was attempting to expose him as a sexual predator.

NBC’s cable news sister, MSNBC, ignored the story during primetime. “All in with Chris Hayes,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” and “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” failed to even mention Farrow, Lauer or Weinstein, according to a review of transcripts by Fox News.

An MSNBC spokesperson directed a request for comment to NBC News’ senior vice president of communication, who did not immediately respond.

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MSNBC skipping the story shouldn’t shock media watchdogs, as Farrow reportedly believes that he is blacklisted from his former organization, and NBC News chairman Andy Lack is a target of his reporting. But fellow liberal cable news CNN also ignored the story during primetime.

“Anderson Cooper 360,” “Cuomo Prime Time,” “CNN Tonight” and “White House in Crisis” failed to mention Lauer, Farrow and Weinstein, according to a review of transcripts by Fox News.

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker was the executive producer of “Today” when Lauer was hired in 1994 and eventually ascended to President of NBC Entertainment. He has denied knowledge of Lauer’s sexual misconduct.

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While it can easily be argued that Wednesday was a busy news day, both ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “CBS Evening News” managed to find time to cover the Lauer news.

NBC News, to its credit, didn’t avoid the scandal like CNN and MSNBC’s primetime lineup did. “Nightly News” and “Today” both covered the allegations against the former Peacock Network star.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Groping Trial Delayed After Indictment On New Charge

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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s sexual misconduct trial was abruptly postponed Thursday after the prosecutor said a new charge had been filed against the actor in a second incident. 

Jury selection in the case involving an allegation that Gooding groped a woman’s breasts at a Manhattan bar in June was set to begin when Assistant District Attorney Jenna Long revealed the new charge, according to The Associated Press. 

Long told the judge a sealed indictment accuses Gooding in a “previously uncharged incident.” The indictment will be unsealed on Tuesday, when the Gooding, star of “Jerry Maguire” and other Hollywood blockbusters, is set to be arraigned Manhattan Supreme Court.

The judge abruptly adjourned Thursday’s court session, according to The Daily Beast. Authorities didn’t elaborate on the alleged second incident.

The disclosure came as Gooding was about to go on trial on charges of third-degree misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching for allegedly groping a woman’s breasts without her consent. The 30-year-old woman told police Gooding was “highly intoxicated” at the time.

Gooding’s lawyer denied the allegation.

In 2012, three women accused Gooding of groping their breasts and buttocks at a bar in New Mexico. Gooding called those allegations “bullshit.”

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Simone Biles Wins Fifth All-Around World Championship Medal

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Simone Biles performs on the vault in the women’s all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Editor’s Note: Earlier, we mistakenly reported that Simone Biles had set a new record for most world championship medals. She is one medal away from tying the record.

As of Thursday, Simone Biles is a step closer to being the greatest gymnast ever to have competed in the world championships.

Biles won her fifth world all-around title by dominating the field at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. With the win, she now holds 22 world medals.

The 22-year-old is hoping to surpass Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, who accumulated 23 medals at the world championship stage when he competed during the 1990s. After starting the day needing two medals to tie Scherbo, Biles now needs only one to match him. She’ll try to accomplish that in the upcoming individual events, which run through Sunday.

Biles competed Thursday in four disciplines against the top 23 gymnasts from the qualifying round. Her combined score was 58.999, earning her the all-around gold by a wide margin of more than 2 points.

Xijing Tang of China placed second with 56.899. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova collected the bronze, with an overall score of 56.399.

In last year’s competition, Biles won the individual all-around gold medal and scored the most points in the vault and floor events.

At this year’s championship, Biles placed first in the vault portion of the all-around event with a score of 15.233. She was also first on the balance beam, where she scored 14.633 points.

The native of Texas ended the 2019 all-around competition with a bang by placing first on the floor segment, with a score of 14.400 that secured her victory.

On Tuesday, Biles led Team USA to their fifth consecutive world title.

Athletes and celebrities flocked to Twitter to praise Biles’ 2019 performances.

Biles has four signature gymnastic moves named after her.Gymnasts must submit it for consideration and successfully land it at a major competition to have a move named after them. Two of those moves, the “Biles II” and the “Biles”, were added during Biles’s 2019 performances.

Despite her record-setting performance at the championships, both Biles and USA Gymnastics expressed disappointment at the points classification the “Biles” was assigned. The FIG Women’s Technical Committee said the move was given a lower score in order to dissuade gymnasts from attempting a potentially dangerous maneuver.

Paolo Zialcita is an intern on NPR’s News Desk.

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Nevada police officer saves American flag from side of Las Vegas highway

The keen eye of a police officer in Nevada helped rescue a wayward version of Old Glory from the shoulder of a busy Las Vegas-area highway.

The Nevada Highway Patrol shared on Facebook a video of the moment that Trooper Jason Buratczuk, an Air Force veteran, pulled over along the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near Sahara Avenue on Oct. 2, after he spotted the American flag on the side of the road.

“It’s not just a piece of fabric. It’s a symbol of our country,” he told FOX5. “People have bled and died for that.”

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Buratczuk had first spotted the flag in the northbound lanes but kept driving past. He then decided to circle back around to retrieve it.

“I was thinking, ‘How could someone let this fall off their car?'” he told FOX5.

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Nevada Highway Trooper Jason Buratczuk got out along Interstate 15 to retrieve an American flag from the side of the roadway. (Nevada Highway Patrol)

Video released by police shows the officer pulled over to the left side of the roadway and getting out to retrieve the flag as cars zip past.

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The highway patrol said that Buratczuk collected the flag and immediately brought it to a local American Legion Lodge. The American Legion took possession of the flag and will properly retire it in a burning ceremony that is held about every six months.

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Officials are asking drivers who may spot a flag on the side of the road to not retrieve it themselves due to safety concerns, but to contact NHP instead to have a trooper pick it up.

For Buratczuk, whose father, brother, cousins, and grandparents all served in the Armed Forces, the flag represents more than just the fabric its stitched from.

“Maybe we’d be better off if we take a minute and think of what the flag represents, and what it means to people,” he told FOX5.

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Antonio Brown has request for New England Patriots fans amid grievance case with team

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Antonio Brown riled up fans Wednesday in an Instagram Live video.

Brown appeared to be working out at a South Florida park and after he rattled off a motivational speech about getting to certain heights in his career from being a sixth-round pick, the former New England Patriots wide receiver asked fans for a favor.

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“If you follow the Patriots, tell them to call me. They have to pay me, may as well make me earn it,” he said.

Brown was referencing the grievance he filed against the Patriots in an effort to get back some of the $61 million in guaranteed money he was set to receive when he signed with the team. He had also filed a grievance against the Oakland Raiders over the same issues.

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The Patriots released Brown last month. He was accused of sexually harassing and raping a personal trainer in a civil lawsuit and separately was accused of sexual assault by a Pittsburgh-area artist in a Sports Illustrated report.

New England’s final straw with Brown came when the wide receiver allegedly contacted the woman who accused him of sexual assault and sent “intimidating texts” to her.

Brown has denied all allegations.

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While Brown’s agent has said that teams are interested in the free agent, it does not appear he’s had any meetings with any franchise since his release.

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UAW, GM negotiators meet until early morning hours, talks intensify

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UAW and General Motors bargainers were at it until around 3 a.m. Thursday before recessing and resuming talks midmorning.

The late night is a positive sign but not assurance that a deal is imminent. Only the subcommittees were bargaining. The top bargainers had not reconvened at the main table by late morning Thursday. 

This is the fourth week since 46,000 GM union workers went on a nationwide strike at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16. Monday, GM made a  contract proposal to the union.

Colin Lightbody, a former labor negotiator for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said the long session appears to be a step in the right direction but not a slam dunk.

“It’s usually the main table you want to see go deep into the evening,” Lightbody said. “But the fact that subcommittees are meeting into early morning hours is a good sign.”

Lightbody was FCA’s director of labor economics until he retired in 2018. He is president of HR & Labor Guru, a consulting firm in Windsor, Ontario. He spent 20 years with FCA and worked on five national negotiations in the USA and seven in Canada with its autoworker unions.

“It’s my understanding that the UAW has not responded to GM’s latest contract offer that was tabled on Monday morning,” he said. “At this stage of the game, one would expect that if the parties are closing in on a deal that offers and counteroffers would be traded every few hours, not every few days.”

He said he remains positive because “at least the two parties are still talking.” 

The prolonged strike is taking a toll on GM, strikers and the related community. An analysis by the Anderson Economic Group estimates that as many as 100,000 workers have been laid off, face pay reductions or have otherwise been hurt by the strike. 

Some car dealers reported difficulty getting parts to repair cars. Striking workers get by on $250 a week from the UAW strike fund. 

One of the remaining issues is a critical and complex one to solve: job security. The UAW wants assurance that GM will build vehicles, especially gasoline-powered cars, in U.S. plants.

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GM pays a far greater labor cost in the USA than it does in Mexico. To be viable and competitive, the company said, it must build some vehicles in Mexico. Manufacturing UAW workers in the USA start at $17 an hour and can earn $28 after eight years.

The union was angered in November when GM said it would not assign new vehicles to two U.S. assembly plants, Lordstown in Ohio and Detroit-Hamtramck, and no work for transmission plants in Warren, Michigan, and Baltimore. Lordstown and the transmission plants are idled; Detroit-Hamtramck is to operate at a reduced level until January

Late Tuesday, the UAW’s lead negotiator with General Motors, Terry Dittes, told union members in a letter that GM has not shown a “solid commitment” to building vehicles in U.S. factories.

“On day 23 of our strike, this still remains as one of our top agenda items with little progress to report,” Dittes said.

Contact Jamie L. LaReau at 313-222-2149 or jlareau@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlareauan. Read more on General Motors and sign up for our autos newsletter.

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Deutsche Bank Does Not Have President Trump’s Tax Returns, Court Says

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Deutsche Bank has told a federal appeals court that it does not have President Trump’s personal tax returns, the court said on Wednesday.

Congressional committees investigating Mr. Trump subpoenaed Deutsche Bank earlier this year for its financial records related to the president, his companies and his family, including federal tax returns. Mr. Trump sued the bank — which has been his main lender over the past two decades — to block it from complying with the subpoenas.

That litigation is working its way through the federal courts. Last month, The New York Times and other media outlets asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York to unseal a letter from Deutsche Bank that identified two members of the Trump family whose tax returns the bank possesses.

On Wednesday, the court rejected the media’s request, in part because, it said, Deutsche Bank had informed the court that “the only tax returns it has for individuals and entities named in the subpoenas are not those of the president.”

Current and former bank officials had previously told The Times that Deutsche Bank had portions of Mr. Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns, which it collected as it decided whether to lend him and his companies hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate and other development projects. When Mr. Trump was sworn in as president, he owed the bank more than $300 million, making it his largest creditor.

It is unclear when Deutsche Bank stopped retaining the tax returns.

“We remain committed to cooperating with authorized investigations,” said Troy Gravitt, a Deutsche Bank spokesman.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers have fought to block subpoenas that were issued in April by the House Intelligence and Financial Services Committees, saying they have no legitimate legislative purpose.

The Financial Services Committee has said it wants to know whether Mr. Trump helped Russians and other foreign real-estate buyers launder money through his properties, and the Intelligence Committee is trying to determine whether Mr. Trump’s financial dealings made him subject to foreign influence.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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