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    Nancy Wilson Dies at 81; Jazz Singer Who Turned Songs Into Stories

    Nancy Wilson Dies at 81; Jazz Singer Who Turned Songs Into Stories


    Nancy Wilson in 2010. She performed American standards, jazz ballads and a variety of other numbers with a heightened sense of a song’s...

    A three-time Grammy winner, Ms. Wilson provided a key bridge between the sophisticated jazz-pop vocalists of the 1950s and the powerhouse pop-soul singers of the 1960s and ’70s.

    Kosovo Parliament Votes to Create an Army, Defying Serbia and NATO


    The move was fiercely opposed by NATO and neighboring Serbia, which said it would threaten peace in the war-scarred Balkan...

    The move was fiercely opposed by NATO and neighboring Serbia, which said it would threaten peace in the war-scarred Balkan region.
    Loose Ends: Future Headlines About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Loose Ends: Future Headlines About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


    Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democrat from New York, first made news when she won her primary election over a 10-term...

    A sneak peek at the stories coming soon to a right-wing outlet near you.
    You Want Snacks With That? New Jersey Bill Considers Marijuana Delivery

    You Want Snacks With That? New Jersey Bill Considers Marijuana Delivery


    To promote small businesses, a marijuana legalization bill mandates that 10 percent of licenses be given to shops that, among other things, process less than 1,000 pounds of cannabis every...

    Though the effort to legalize marijuana has been mired in political gridlock, the legislation does provides a road map for how legalized marijuana would be regulated and distributed.
    Two Companies Finally Speak Up

    Two Companies Finally Speak Up


    People protested Republican-backed bills stripping incoming Democrats of power outside the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis., last...

    But their response to the Wisconsin power grab remains too weak. And some companies are still silent.
    Cohen Says ‘Of Course’ Trump Knew Hush Payments to Women Were Wrong

    Cohen Says ‘Of Course’ Trump Knew Hush Payments to Women Were Wrong


    Michael D. Cohen, the president’s former personal lawyer and fixer, leaving federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday after being sentenced to three years in...

    President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, makes his first public comments since he was sentenced to three years in prison.
    China’s Economy Slows Sharply, in Challenge for Xi Jinping

    China’s Economy Slows Sharply, in Challenge for Xi Jinping


    Passengers waiting for trains out of Dongguan, China, this week. Factories are sending many workers on Lunar New Year holiday more than two months before it...

    Car sales are falling. Housing is slow. Workers get three-month unpaid vacations. For Chinese leaders, pressure for a trade deal with President Trump is rising.
    Apple, Eliza Dushku, Nancy Wilson: Your Friday Briefing

    Apple, Eliza Dushku, Nancy Wilson: Your Friday Briefing


    Yemenis waited for food at an aid distribution center in Bajil on Thursday. As a result of the Saudi-led war in the country, millions of Yemenis are at the risk of starvation, the United Nations has...

    Here’s what you need to know.
    Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape

    Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape


    Magnetic resonance imaging scans of a healthy brain. A $50 million project by more than a dozen research centers aims to create a sort of Google Earth of the...

    Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain’s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.

    The Farm Bill Ignores the Real Troubles of U.S. Agriculture


    True farming reform means adjusting the system to support small and midsize producers and cultivating a more sustainable system of...

    True farming reform means adjusting the system to support small and midsize producers and cultivating a more sustainable system of agriculture.
    Gray Matter: Is Environmentalism Just for Rich People?

    Gray Matter: Is Environmentalism Just for Rich People?


    Protestors wearing “yellow vests” stand behind a vehicle set on fire during a demonstration against rising costs of living in...

    Sometimes it can seem as if only the privileged support the cause. But the truth is more complicated.
    Welcome to Брайтон Бич, Brooklyn

    Welcome to Брайтон Бич, Brooklyn


    Brighton Beach is the grumpy neighbor of Coney Island and home to a population of Soviet exiles. And if you don’t get it, well, your...

    Brighton Beach is the grumpy neighbor of Coney Island and home to a population of Soviet exiles. And if you don’t get it, well, your loss.
    Forget the Suburbs, It’s Country or Bust

    Forget the Suburbs, It’s Country or Bust


    Former Park Slope residents Steven Weinberg and Casey Scieszka bought and renovated an aging motel and farmhouse in the Catskills, where they now live with baby Amina. In the kitchen, they repurposed an antique barn door as an island...

    For some New Yorkers, being priced out of the city means it’s time to move to the woods.
    CBS Paid the Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Harassment Claims

    CBS Paid the Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Harassment Claims


    Eliza Dushku and Michael Weatherly on the CBS series “Bull.” Ms. Dushku was written off the show after confronting Mr. Weatherly about remarks he made that left her feeling...

    Ms. Dushku told investigators she was written off the hit series ‘Bull’ after enduring sexual harassment on the set. Lawyers scolded CBS for its ‘antiquated’ views.
    Senate Votes to End Aid for Yemen Fight Over Khashoggi Killing and Saudis’ War Aims

    Senate Votes to End Aid for Yemen Fight Over Khashoggi Killing and Saudis’ War Aims


    A home that was destroyed by an airstrike in Sana, Yemen. The nearly four-year conflict there has killed thousands of civilians and created famine in the...

    In a second show of bipartisan defiance against President Trump, the Senate also approved a resolution to hold Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
    Three Choices on Brexit, None Good

    Three Choices on Brexit, None Good


    Pity poor Theresa May and her faltering plan for Britain to exit the European Union. Whatever it is, her critics are against...

    Pity poor Theresa May and her faltering plan for Britain to exit the European Union. Whatever it is, her critics are against it.
    Don’t Weasel Out of Ethics Reforms, Albany

    Don’t Weasel Out of Ethics Reforms, Albany


    The State Senate majority leader, John J. Flanagan, at the Capitol in Albany in...

    Lawmakers want a big raise but without the limits on outside income that a pay committee recommended.
    Chase for Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast

    Chase for Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast


    The current Apple campus in Austin, Tex. The company is planning a new 133-acre campus there that will initially have 5,000...

    Amazon and Google are aggressively opening offices outside of their Silicon Valley and Seattle hometowns. On Thursday, Apple said it would invest $1 billion in Austin, Tex.
    The Saudi Regime’s Other Victims

    The Saudi Regime’s Other Victims


    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman waits for the family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last...

    The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has focused attention on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses. We need to remember all of the thousands in prison.
    How to Officiate Your First Wedding (and Why You’d Want To)

    How to Officiate Your First Wedding (and Why You’d Want To)


    You can help a friend or loved one turn their special day into something remarkable, if you’re willing — but getting ordained is the easy...

    You can help a friend or loved one turn their special day into something remarkable, if you’re willing — but getting ordained is the easy part.
    The End of a Dog’s Life

    The End of a Dog’s Life


    The author’s dog, Mason, in 2015, just before he was given his...

    Instead of euthanasia for my aging dog, I tried a palliative and hospice care approach to ease his pain and give him more time to enjoy life.
    A Christmas Morning Casserole That Can Dress Up for a Party

    A Christmas Morning Casserole That Can Dress Up for a Party


    A layer of creamy polenta is topped with meat, leafy greens, eggs and herbs in this hearty brunch dish that you can customize with your favorite...

    This easy, cheesy polenta bake will stay in your holiday arsenal for years to come.

    The Fix: Spying on the Dog (or Cat)


    Do you really want to know what your pets are doing while you’re...

    Do you really want to know what your pets are doing while you’re away?

    A Moment in Mexico: Justice in Translation


    Many indigenous people who enter the Mexican justice system must navigate it without a translator — even if they don’t speak...

    Many indigenous people who enter the Mexican justice system must navigate it without a translator — even if they don’t speak Spanish.