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    What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank

    What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank


    The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen...

    The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen regulation?

    Trump, Defending Immigration Policy, Laments Deaths Caused by People Who ‘Shouldn’t Be Here’


    The president’s remarks, delivered with relatives of those killed by undocumented immigrants, came two days after he signed an executive order to keep together families detained at the...

    The president’s remarks, delivered with relatives of those killed by undocumented immigrants, came two days after he signed an executive order to keep together families detained at the border.
    The ‘Ruligans’ in Russia, Courtesy of Iceland

    The ‘Ruligans’ in Russia, Courtesy of Iceland


    Johann Bianco is a member of the supporters group called Tolfan, or 12th...

    Given something to cheer for, Iceland’s soccer fan group grew from a few outliers in plastic Viking helmets into a singing, thunder-clapping force.
    Family Separation: It’s a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too

    Family Separation: It’s a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too


    Children in a recreation area outside Casa Padre, a shelter in Brownsville, Tex., that is housing nearly 1,500 boys aged 10 to 17 who were caught illegally crossing the...

    The police, prosecutors and child welfare agencies split children from their parents every day.
    In Tense Meeting, Trump Officials Debate How to Process Migrant Families

    In Tense Meeting, Trump Officials Debate How to Process Migrant Families


    Undocumented migrants waiting for asylum hearings on Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico. The House delayed a vote on an immigration proposal, punting the bill to next...

    The reality of a vastly complicated bureaucratic system is colliding head-on with President Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip use of executive power.
    In the Race for Governor, How Far Left Is Colorado Willing to Go?

    In the Race for Governor, How Far Left Is Colorado Willing to Go?


    Jared Polis at an event in support of his run for Colorado governor hosted by Wanda James, a marijuana entrepreneur, in Denver,...

    Jared Polis, who has earned a reputation for his left-wing politics, is one of four Democrats seeking to replace Gov. John Hickenlooper, whose trademark has been moderation.
    Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else

    Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else


    The European aerospace giant Airbus has delivered an unusually direct ultimatum over Brexit, warning it could leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without a transition...

    The aerospace giant said that the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union could force it to consider leaving.
    Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power

    Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power


    Micron memory chips. The chips give phones and computers the critical ability to store and quickly retrieve...

    Micron, an American chip maker, says its designs were swiped to help a new Chinese plant. Washington sees a larger pattern, fueling tensions with Beijing.
    Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ from Roseanne

    Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ from Roseanne


    Sara Gilbert, left, and Roseanne Barr in a scene from “Roseanne.” The series will return without Ms. Barr as “The...

    Maybe the troubled “Roseanne” revival should have just ended. But if it won’t, here are some ways it could get better.
    Anthony Bourdain Toxicology Report: No Narcotics in His System

    Anthony Bourdain Toxicology Report: No Narcotics in His System


    Anthony Bourdain, the famed chef, author and television correspondent, killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this...

    The chef, author and television correspondent was found dead in a French hotel room last month. His death shook fans and colleagues across the world.

    How a Remote Patch of Land Turned Into a Child Migrant Shelter


    The tent camp in Texas was built this month to house unaccompanied migrant children between the ages of 13 and 17. Satellite imagery reveals how it sprouted up and what’s...

    The tent camp in Texas was built this month to house unaccompanied migrant children between the ages of 13 and 17. Satellite imagery reveals how it sprouted up and what’s inside.
    ‘Billy Elliot’ Musical Branded Gay Propaganda in Hungary; Cancellations Follow

    ‘Billy Elliot’ Musical Branded Gay Propaganda in Hungary; Cancellations Follow


    The Hungarian State Opera’s production of “Billy Elliot,” previously popular, was attacked before its summer revival by a columnist in a pro-government newspaper. The article said that the musical’s message of “Dare to be yourself” referred...

    An article in a pro-government newspaper attacked a previously popular production at the Hungarian State Opera, which has dropped 15 performances of the show.
    There’s a Better, Cheaper Way to Handle Immigration

    There’s a Better, Cheaper Way to Handle Immigration


    Brothers, ages 4 and 3, from El Salvador at a Border Patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., in...

    Someone, please tell the president: There are humane, effective alternatives to his brutal policies. And they cost less, too.
    Why the N.F.L. and the N.B.A. Are So Far Apart on Social Justice Stances

    Why the N.F.L. and the N.B.A. Are So Far Apart on Social Justice Stances


    In 2016, Colin Kaepernick protested quietly before an N.F.L. game, causing an uproar. In 2014, before an N.B.A. game, LeBron James protested, without repercussion, the death of Eric Garner, a black man who had been held in a headlock by the police for...

    The way teams and players are marketed and the balance of star power in each league begin to explain how the leagues got on different sides of this cultural divide.
    For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role

    For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role


    In “A Very English Scandal,” coming to Amazon Prime Video, Hugh Grant steps away from romantic hero types to play a brilliant but ruthless real-life member of...

    In “A Very English Scandal,” Mr. Grant’s first major TV role since the 1990s, he plays a British politician who conspired to murder his former lover.
    In an East Boston Shipyard, a Fresh Idea for Art

    In an East Boston Shipyard, a Fresh Idea for Art


    Inside the new ICA Watershed, a former factory space turned exhibition space, retains its industrial feel. Diana Thater’s “Delphine” lets visitors enter an underwater world. Four light projections show wild dolphins in their natural...

    As museums groan under costly expansions, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, found a modest alternative a ferry ride across the harbor.
    Melania Trump, Agent of Coat Chaos

    Melania Trump, Agent of Coat Chaos


    First lady Melania Trump made an unannounced trip to visit immigrant children at a shelter in Texas yesterday. Here she returns to the West Wing of the White House in her news-making...

    Melania Trump’s excursion in her “I Really Don’t Care” jacket did not send a hidden message. It was there for all to see.

    We Reimagined Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ as a 1940s Propaganda Film


    A U.S. government film from 1943 justifying the detention of Japanese-Americans in internment camps has new relevance in light of the president’s immigration...

    A U.S. government film from 1943 justifying the detention of Japanese-Americans in internment camps has new relevance in light of the president’s immigration policies.
    Saudi Women Can Drive Now. Will That Hurt Saudi Women?

    Saudi Women Can Drive Now. Will That Hurt Saudi Women?


    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s changes are aimed at making women good workers and consumers, while leaving them second-class...

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s changes are aimed at making women good workers and consumers, while leaving them second-class citizens.
    The Last of the Tiger Parents

    The Last of the Tiger Parents


    My daughters might someday bring home grades that my father would have regarded as failures. If so, I embrace the...

    My daughters might someday bring home grades that my father would have regarded as failures. If so, I embrace the decline.
    Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock

    Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock


    Hanan Iskandar, on the motorcycle, and Doaa Bassem, second from left, received training this month to prepare for this Sunday, the first day women will be legally permitted to drive in Saudi...

    Despite some changes in Saudi society, a restrictive guardianship system means that women remain dependents of male relatives their whole lives.
    Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.

    Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.


    A factory in Assisi, Italy, run by IRON, which makes industrial steel parts. “We depend on access to a global market,” the company’s commercial director, Claudio Capponi, said. “It’s the uncertainty that is driving us...

    Between the Trump administration’s steel tariffs, the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, and political chaos, Italy is again struggling economically.

    Lens: Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video


    Mengwen Cao, a queer Chinese photographer, watched on FaceTime as her parents viewed her video letter coming out to...

    Mengwen Cao, a queer Chinese photographer, watched on FaceTime as her parents viewed her video letter coming out to them.
    Common Sense: What Trump Should Learn From the ‘Banana War’

    Common Sense: What Trump Should Learn From the ‘Banana War’


    Maurice Amiel, the owner of the French Wine Merchant in Palm Beach, Fla., says that if the Trump administration slaps tariffs on imported wine he will be forced to absorb the higher...

    The White House is eyeing tariffs on luxury imports such as perfume, handbags and wine. It might be drawing the wrong lesson from past trade fights.
    Congress Doesn’t Seem to Know Its Own Strength

    Congress Doesn’t Seem to Know Its Own Strength


    A migrant mother waits with her two daughters on their way to the port of entry to ask for asylum in the United States on Thursday in Tijuana,...

    Complicit in their own subservience, legislators have enabled President Trump’s callous devastation of families.
    Op-Ed Columnist: The Fourth Great Awakening

    Op-Ed Columnist: The Fourth Great Awakening


    Suddenly we are surrounded by myth, like the movie “Avengers: Infinity...

    Parable-based religion has receded from the public square, replaced by heroic myth, and the competitive virtues it celebrates.
    Instagram Goes Long. Will You Follow?

    Instagram Goes Long. Will You Follow?


    Kevin Systrom, C.E.O. and co-founder of Instagram, on stage in San...

    They came for Snapchat. Now they’re gunning for YouTube with hour-long video. The influencers are stoked.
    Review: ‘The King’ Chases the American Dream and Elvis

    Review: ‘The King’ Chases the American Dream and Elvis


    Eugene Jarecki’s documentary “The King” tells two stories — one about Elvis Presley, the poor boy who became a king, and the other about the United States. Here, the king is in the...

    This seductive documentary tracks the rise and fall of Elvis Presley, a tragic arc that the director Eugene Jarecki likens to that of the United States.
    Getting to the Bottom of ‘Thrift Store Smell’

    Getting to the Bottom of ‘Thrift Store Smell’


    Have you noticed that every thrift store and neighborhood Goodwill smells the same? And that the clothes also smell the same? With the help of science, we got to the root of why. (And we have tips to help you get rid of...

    Have you noticed that every thrift store and neighborhood Goodwill smells the same? And that the clothes also smell the same? With the help of science, we got to the root of why. (And we have tips to help you get rid of it.)
    A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

    A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds


    New research suggests that certain viral infections could accelerate an immune response increasing the accumulation of amyloid, the protein in human brains which forms the plaques of...

    The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process.
    Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

    Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So


    Benjamin Grosof is the chief scientist at Kyndi, a Silicon Valley start-up that is using a decades-old programming language to develop software that can generate facts, concepts and inferences from small amounts of...

    A branch of A.I. called deep learning has transformed computer performance in tasks like vision and speech. But meaning, reasoning and common sense remain elusive.

    How Saudi Women Fought for the Right to Drive


    Women in Saudi Arabia have been fighting for the right to drive for 30 years. Four key milestone moments paved the way for the surprise overturning of the ban by the country's king. Meet the women behind the...

    Women in Saudi Arabia have been fighting for the right to drive for 30 years. Four key milestone moments paved the way for the surprise overturning of the ban by the country's king. Meet the women behind the movement.