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    Senate Rejects Slimmed Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

    Senate Rejects Slimmed Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No


    Senator John McCain of Arizona leaving the Senate chamber early Friday after casting the vote that ensured the measure's...

    The party’s senators trimmed their vision of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but three Republicans turned on the bill in the dead of night.
    Uber’s Next C.E.O.? Meg Whitman Says It Won’t Be Her

    Uber’s Next C.E.O.? Meg Whitman Says It Won’t Be Her


    Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, on Thursday responded to rumors that she would lead Uber by saying, “I am not going...

    Ms. Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said she would not become Uber’s next chief, following reports about potential candidates.
    Rikers Inmate Spent His Brief Escape Hiding in Bushes

    Rikers Inmate Spent His Brief Escape Hiding in Bushes


    The entrance to the bridge connecting Queens to New York City’s jail complex, Rikers Island. An inmate there who scaled a wall on Wednesday was caught hiding in some bushes not far from the wall he had...

    Officials are investigating how up to four guards who were supposed to be watching Naquan Hill allowed him breach the perimeter of a high-security area at the city jail complex.
    Sessions Calls Trump’s Remarks ‘Hurtful’ but Pledges to Press On

    Sessions Calls Trump’s Remarks ‘Hurtful’ but Pledges to Press On


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March. He defended his recusal from the government’s Russia inquiry in an interview...

    In an interview with Fox News, the attorney general defended his choice to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and said he remained committed to doing his job.
    Indiana Officer Is Fatally Shot by Survivor of Car Wreck, Police Say

    Indiana Officer Is Fatally Shot by Survivor of Car Wreck, Police Say


    An officer with the Southport Police Department was shot and killed responding to the scene of a car crash in an Indianapolis...

    A Southport Police Department officer was trying to help the occupants of a car that had flipped over when he was attacked, the police said.
    House Approves Spending Package, Border Wall and All

    House Approves Spending Package, Border Wall and All


    A view of the metal fence between the United States and Mexico taken in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua state, in February. New Mexico is on the other side of the...

    The nearly $790 billion spending package marks Republicans’ latest plan to keep the government funded — and comes right before they head home for recess.
    In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

    In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights


    Demonstrators outside the White House after President Trump announced on Wednesday that he intended to bar transgender people from serving in the...

    Activists called Wednesday the White House’s “anti-L.G.B.T. day” after it barred transgender people from the military, intervened in an employment suit and nominated a gay rights opponent as an ambassador.
    Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers

    Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers


    A Wells Fargo branch in New York. A report found that, by charging customers for useless auto insurance, the bank caused 25,000 wrongful vehicle...

    An internal report shows customers with car loans had costly, unnecessary insurance tacked onto their bills, and 274,000 were pushed into delinquency.
    Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says

    Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military Says


    Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Paris this...

    The military’s policy is unchanged until the White House alters the rules, a top Pentagon official said a day after President Trump announced that the armed services would bar transgender members.

    Scaramucci and Trump Bring Trash Talk to West Wing


    The blunt lingo of President Trump and his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, can sometimes sound like a cross between “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall...

    The blunt lingo of President Trump and his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, can sometimes sound like a cross between “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
    White House and G.O.P. Leaders Reach Deal on Principles of Tax Overhaul

    White House and G.O.P. Leaders Reach Deal on Principles of Tax Overhaul


    Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Washington on Thursday. Republicans said they planned to heed the lessons from their health care legislation efforts and use a more conventional process to get a tax bill...

    Republican negotiators hope to pass the first major revision of the tax code since 1986, after dropping a contentious border adjustment tax on imports.
    Animals, Abandoned and Starving, Are Evacuated From Zoo in Syria

    Animals, Abandoned and Starving, Are Evacuated From Zoo in Syria


    An ailing lion was given water while being transported from the Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo near Aleppo, Syria, last...

    Three lions, two tigers, two bears and two hyenas were trucked to Turkey from Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, near Aleppo, after being kept alive by locals.
    Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate

    Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate


    Vivian Keller, right, a registered nurse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., gave Alice Hansen, 2, a vaccine for whooping cough in 2012, during an outbreak in Washington...

    There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed.
    Right and Left React to Trump’s Transgender Ban

    Right and Left React to Trump’s Transgender Ban


    President Trump in Ohio almost exactly a year after accepting the G.O.P. nomination...

    Read about how the other side thinks: Writers across the political spectrum on the president’s barring of transgender people from military service.
    Iran Reports Successful Launch of Missile as U.S. Considers New Sanctions

    Iran Reports Successful Launch of Missile as U.S. Considers New Sanctions


    A Simorgh satellite-carrying missile being launched from an undisclosed site in Iran on Thursday, according to the Iranian Defense...

    The missile test is likely to infuriate President Trump but is not prohibited under the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States.
    Italy Plans Naval Mission Off Libya to Stop Migrant Boats

    Italy Plans Naval Mission Off Libya to Stop Migrant Boats


    Migrants waiting to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, about 15 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on...

    After receiving a request from Libya to operate in its waters, Italy hopes to have a freer hand in stemming a rising tide of migrants.
    New York Times Reports Strong Quarter on Digital Revenue Growth

    New York Times Reports Strong Quarter on Digital Revenue Growth


    The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. The company reported on Thursday that digital advertising revenue for the second quarter rose 23 percent, to $55...

    Though print advertising remained a challenge, new online subscriptions and stronger digital advertising were bright spots.
    An Ode to Shopping Malls

    An Ode to Shopping Malls


    Burlington Center Mall in Burlington,...

    Farewell, pleasure palaces of days past. A filmmaker’s series chronicles a way of life as it reaches its end.
    Wider U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Risk Biting Both Countries

    Wider U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Risk Biting Both Countries


    Oil from Venezuela accounts for roughly 10 percent of American...

    President Trump has promised tougher measures against the oil-exporting country if it goes through with elections on Sunday. But that could raise gas prices in America.

    36 Hours: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


    For the adventurous and casual traveler alike, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula delivers the promise of unfettered...

    For the adventurous and casual traveler alike, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula delivers the promise of unfettered tranquility.
    State of the Art: How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food

    State of the Art: How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food


    Tiffany Lo who helped launch BuzzFeed’s food videos during a shoot of a shredded chicken...

    Those overhead food videos that you watch and watch? BuzzFeed’s Tasty has mastered the format to become one of the world’s most popular content producers.
    Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Women Return in ‘Severe Shock’

    Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Women Return in ‘Severe Shock’


    Souhayla, a 16-year-old girl who escaped the Islamic State after three years of captivity, at her uncle’s home in Shariya Camp,...

    In tents in northern Iraq, a grim scene of barely conscious women and girls hints at the cost of three years of sexual enslavement.
    China and India File Rival Claims Over Tibetan Medicine

    China and India File Rival Claims Over Tibetan Medicine


    On the Tibetan Plateau near Zadoi, in the Chinese province of Qinghai, a Tibetan nomad searching for caterpillar fungus, a prized ingredient in Tibetan and Chinese traditional...

    In Unesco applications, the neighbors are trying to formally tie Tibetan medicine, an ancient practice with a growing commercial value, to their national patrimonies.
    Art Review: Mean Streets, Kind Cameras

    Art Review: Mean Streets, Kind Cameras


    Perla de Leon’s “My Playground” (1980) is in the show “Down These Mean Streets,” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in...

    An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum asks, whose images have influenced our view of cities? Would someone who lived in these cities picture them differently than an outsider?
    art review: From Colonial Mexico, a Towering Vision of Grace

    art review: From Colonial Mexico, a Towering Vision of Grace


    “Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus,” 1683, by Cristóbal de Villalpando, an altarpiece in “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque,” at the Metropolitan Museum of...

    Cristóbal de Villalpando’s Baroque altarpiece hasn’t left Puebla, Mexico, since 1683. It’s now at the Met, and it’s overpowering.

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