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    France, James Comey, Uber: Your Monday Briefing

    France, James Comey, Uber: Your Monday Briefing


    Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European centrist, was the top candidate in the first round of the French presidential election on...

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    No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

    No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car


    The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View,...

    This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.
    2 Top Military Officials in Afghanistan Resign After Taliban Attack

    2 Top Military Officials in Afghanistan Resign After Taliban Attack


    The Afghan minister of defense, Abdullah Habibi, left, and the army chief of staff, Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim, both resigned on...

    The minister of defense and the army chief of staff stepped down under pressure after a Taliban sneak attack killed more than 160 soldiers on a northern base.
    One 12-Year-Old’s 800-Mile Drive Across Australia

    One 12-Year-Old’s 800-Mile Drive Across Australia


    Lightning Ridge, on the edge of the outback in Australia. The conditions of the roads in the area can be grueling, with long, empty stretches for...

    The police stopped a sport utility vehicle that was being driven by a boy who was by himself in the middle of nowhere.
    Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems

    Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems


    Amtrak workers repairing tracks at Pennsylvania Station in New York after one of two derailments there in the last month. Amtrak acknowledged that its tracks were in poor shape and not being properly...

    Accidents and congestion at Penn Station and maintenance issues plague Amtrak. It needs a new Hudson River tunnel. But it could face major funding cuts.
    The Getaway: A Bounty of Europe Travel Deals

    The Getaway: A Bounty of Europe Travel Deals


    Italy and England are top European destinations, but interest is growing in Germany, Ireland, Norway and...

    The weakened euro and pound, increased airline competition and uncertainty over security have led to remarkable deals.
    Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump

    Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump


    President Barack Obama in 2016 in Tampa, Fla. On Monday, Mr. Obama will begin a series of public appearances in the United States and...

    On Monday, in the first of a series of public appearances, the former president faces the risk of being asked about topics in which anything he says could be considered a critique of President Trump.
    On Washington: Republicans Agree on No Shutdown, but Not on How to Avoid One

    On Washington: Republicans Agree on No Shutdown, but Not on How to Avoid One


    Senator Steve Daines, Republican of Montana, and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, this month. Allowing the federal government to go dark on their watch might be hard to explain for...

    Lawmakers and the Trump White House have been unable to agree on a plan to fund the government beyond Friday, despite months of staring at the hard deadline.

    Genocide’s Legacy: A Museum in a Khmer Rouge Prison


    At least 1.7 million people died during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Take a 360 tour of a former prison that has been transformed into a museum to preserve the history of the Cambodian...

    At least 1.7 million people died during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Take a 360 tour of a former prison that has been transformed into a museum to preserve the history of the Cambodian genocide.
    Charge Rodrigo Duterte With Mass Murder, Lawyer Tells The Hague

    Charge Rodrigo Duterte With Mass Murder, Lawyer Tells The Hague


    Suspected drug dealers were shot dead in Quezon City, the Philippines, in October. A Filipino lawyer has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of being the “mastermind” of a wave of thousands of killings over three...

    A complaint filed with the International Criminal Court said that the Philippine president was the “mastermind” of a campaign that has killed more than 9,400 people since 1988.
    France Delivers Euro’s Latest Existential Question

    France Delivers Euro’s Latest Existential Question


    Marine Le Pen, one of two remaining candidates for the French presidency, in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday. She has long disdained the euro as a malevolent threat to...

    With the prospect that Marine Le Pen could claim the presidency sowing concerns about the currency, the results of the election’s first round provided some relief.
    China’s Leader Urges Restraint on North Korea in Call With Trump

    China’s Leader Urges Restraint on North Korea in Call With Trump


    President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., this month. The latest call between the leaders came during warnings that North Korea may be preparing a nuclear...

    The comments by Xi Jinping reflected growing fears that the tensions between the North and the United States and its allies in Asia could spiral into outright military conflict.
    Introducing All the News That’s Fit to Snap

    Introducing All the News That’s Fit to Snap


    Since the earliest days of social media, The New York Times has published on a host of platforms. Now we’re adding Snapchat Discover to the...

    Since the earliest days of social media, The New York Times has published on a host of platforms. Now we’re adding Snapchat Discover to the mix.
    SUNY Is Set to Make Kristina Johnson, an Engineer, Its Chancellor

    SUNY Is Set to Make Kristina Johnson, an Engineer, Its Chancellor


    Kristina M. Johnson is expected to start at the State University of New York on Sept. 5. As an engineer, she developed technology used in 3-D...

    She will arrive at a time when state funding as a percentage of operating costs is down and colleges are under pressure to increase access for low-income students.
    Congressional Memo: Will the Government Be Open in a Week? Here Are the Dividing Lines

    Congressional Memo: Will the Government Be Open in a Week? Here Are the Dividing Lines


    President Trump will mark his 100th day in office on Saturday. His team’s efforts to demonstrate progress on key promises like a border wall and more military spending before then are complicating negotiations to keep the government...

    The Trump administration wants to use the deadline as leverage on a border wall, military spending, health care and more, raising the prospects of a shutdown.
    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance in French Election

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance in French Election


    Voters at a polling station in Paris on Sunday during the first round of the French presidential...

    Mr. Macron, a political novice, and Ms. Le Pen, a far-right firebrand, will advance to a runoff vote next month after voters rejected the mainstream parties.
    Mediator: Floyd Abrams Sees Trump’s Anti-Media Tweets as Double-Edged Swords

    Mediator: Floyd Abrams Sees Trump’s Anti-Media Tweets as Double-Edged Swords


    Floyd Abrams at his Manhattan office. In his new book, “The Soul of the First Amendment,” he argues that the United States’ protections for free speech are the best in the world, at least for...

    Mr. Abrams, a titan of free speech jurisprudence, says the Twitter trail could be a gift to lawyers defending journalists during leak investigations.
    Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.

    Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.


    Jim Sholle at a union meeting in March. He lost his job after 21 years at a factory in Huntington, Ind., that supplies parts to Carrier, the furnace and air-conditioner maker. “I feel used up,” he...

    At an Indiana factory operated by the same corporate parent, more than 700 blue-collar workers are being laid off as their jobs are moved to Mexico.
    How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar

    How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar


    The internet real estate, used for an expanding array of ad formats, is a prime driver of huge quarterly profits for the parent company,...

    The internet real estate, used for an expanding array of ad formats, is a prime driver of huge quarterly profits for the parent company, Alphabet.
    Don’t Blame the Russians, Tax Judge Tells Sotheby’s Expert

    Don’t Blame the Russians, Tax Judge Tells Sotheby’s Expert


    “St. George’s Kermis With the Dance Around the Maypole” (1627), by Pieter Bruegel the...

    In a case involving an estate and a Sotheby’s expert’s valuation of two paintings by old masters, a judge sides with the Internal Revenue Service.
    Le Pen’s Inner Circle Fuels Doubt About Bid to ‘Un-Demonize’ Her Party

    Le Pen’s Inner Circle Fuels Doubt About Bid to ‘Un-Demonize’ Her Party


    Supporters attended a presidential campaign rally for the National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, in Lyon, France, in February. Ms. Le Pen has been working to sanitize the image of the...

    Two of the French candidate’s associates have longtime links to Nazi sympathizers and have been central to the National Front’s campaign finance scandals.
    Phys Ed: An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

    Phys Ed: An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life


    Runners tended to live about three more years than nonrunners, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are...

    Runners tended to live about three more years than nonrunners, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight.

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