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    Trump Says He Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Citing Intelligence Reports

    Trump Says He Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Citing Intelligence Reports


    President Trump said during an interview on Thursday that the allegations that the prince ordered the killing raised questions about the American alliance with Saudi...

    But the president stopped short of saying the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s death.
    Khashoggi’s Killing Isn’t a Blunder. It’s a Crime.

    Khashoggi’s Killing Isn’t a Blunder. It’s a Crime.


    Turkish forensic police officers investigating the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in...

    A wink and a nod from Washington is the worst possible response to Riyadh’s butchery.
    A President Kowtowing to a Mad Prince

    A President Kowtowing to a Mad Prince


    President Trump met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last year with Mohammed bin Salman, who became the crown prince a month...

    Trump is providing cover for Saudi barbarism.
    Why King Salman Must Replace M.B.S.

    Why King Salman Must Replace M.B.S.


    A banner with portraits of Saudi leaders hanging in Riyadh on...

    To save its reputation and avoid becoming a pariah state in the aftermath of the Khashoggi murder, Saudi Arabia should replace its crown prince.
    What Is the Migrant Caravan and Why Does Trump Care?

    What Is the Migrant Caravan and Why Does Trump Care?


    The migrant caravan was formed late last week in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras known for high levels of...

    As many as 4,000 people are walking together north from Central America, fleeing violence or poverty. The president wants them to stop.
    Ex-Minneapolis F.B.I. Agent Is Sentenced to 4 Years in Leak Case

    Ex-Minneapolis F.B.I. Agent Is Sentenced to 4 Years in Leak Case


    Terry J. Albury, a former F.B.I. agent, was disillusioned about “widespread racist and xenophobic sentiments” in the bureau, his lawyer...

    After vowing to crack down on officials suspected of disclosing secrets to the public, the Trump Justice Department will send another to prison.
    U.S. Closing Jerusalem Consulate That Oversees Ties With Palestinians

    U.S. Closing Jerusalem Consulate That Oversees Ties With Palestinians


    The Trump administration said it would close the United States consulate in Jerusalem, effectively downgrading representation to the...

    The move is the latest blow to Palestinians after Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocated its embassy to the city.
    Trump’s Focus on a Washington Building Project Draws Scrutiny

    Trump’s Focus on a Washington Building Project Draws Scrutiny


    The Trump administration has decided to build a new F.B.I. headquarters on site of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, abandoning plans to move the agency to a suburban campus near...

    President Trump has taken an interest in the F.B.I. headquarters, which had been set for redevelopment. Democrats wonder if he is trying to protect his hotel.
    Meet the Republicans’ Best Hope for Flipping a House Seat

    Meet the Republicans’ Best Hope for Flipping a House Seat


    In Pete Stauber, Republicans have a candidate from central...

    In a year when Democrats are on offense, Pete Stauber of Minnesota has a chance to do something no other Republican might do next month: win a Democratic House seat.
    Time to Close the Democracy Gap

    Time to Close the Democracy Gap


    For too many Americans, registering to vote is an obstacle...

    For too many Americans, registering to vote is an obstacle course.

    From Denials to Rogue Killers: How The Saudis’ Khashoggi Story Changed


    Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Since then, Saudi Arabia’s messaging has shifted. Here’s...

    Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Since then, Saudi Arabia’s messaging has shifted. Here’s how.
    Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes

    Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes


    Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., as seen from Washington. Its upsides for Amazon: good transit, diverse residents, a friendly business climate and a single developer with a big chunk of...

    Amazon won’t say a word about where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. But there is a growing consensus that it will go across the river from Washington.
    California Couple Face New Charges in Rape Case

    California Couple Face New Charges in Rape Case


    Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley in court on Wednesday in Newport Beach,...

    Prosecutors had said they believed there were more victims when they charged a couple last month with drugging and sexually assaulting two women. This week, prosecutors announced additional charges.
    Aide to Saudi Crown Prince, Suspect in Khashoggi Case, Is Shown Walking into Consulate

    Aide to Saudi Crown Prince, Suspect in Khashoggi Case, Is Shown Walking into Consulate


    Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a frequent companion of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, in surveillance footage from the day of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Clockwise from top left, at a hotel, outside the consulate,...

    A photograph of the aide is one of the most striking pieces of evidence to date linking the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi to the crown prince.
    How the Hedge Fund Manager Running Sears Cut His Losses

    How the Hedge Fund Manager Running Sears Cut His Losses


    The hedge fund manager who leads Sears has lost money on his investment in the retailer but has also taken control of valuable real estate and other...

    Edward S. Lampert, who leads the struggling retailer, has taken control of valuable real estate and businesses.
    I Didn’t Hate the English — Until Now

    I Didn’t Hate the English — Until Now


    In which an Irish woman discovers how little the people who shaped her country’s fate know or...

    In which an Irish woman discovers how little the people who shaped her country’s fate know or care.
    This Is the Most Lucrative Moment in History to Catch Bass

    This Is the Most Lucrative Moment in History to Catch Bass


    Kevin VanDam, who has won more than $6.4 million in bass fishing tournaments, competing on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, N.Y., in...

    A rivalry between two tournament fishing circuits has slapped the industry like a 10-pound largemouth to the face.
    Review: Glenn Close Raises a Saint in ‘Mother of the Maid’

    Review: Glenn Close Raises a Saint in ‘Mother of the Maid’


    Glenn Close plays Isabelle Arc, a humble but formidable 15th-century mom to an exceptionally gifted and headstrong daughter (Joan of Arc) in Jane Anderson’s...

    In Jane Anderson’s satisfyingly old-fashioned play about Joan of Arc’s mom, Ms. Close shows the stuff of which great stage stars are made.
    Searching for Water Across Borders

    Searching for Water Across Borders


    Facing water scarcity issues in and around the Gobi Desert, China has been importing more than half of the world’s...

    Saudi Arabia and China are among the countries that have turned to the United States and elsewhere.
    Andrew Gillum, a Florida Insider Running as a Progressive Outsider

    Andrew Gillum, a Florida Insider Running as a Progressive Outsider


    Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida, is running as a progressive. But he has close ties to lobbyists, one of whom is a top campaign...

    Mr. Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, supports higher corporate taxes and Medicare for all. He also has a lobbyist as a top adviser and, as mayor of Tallahassee, was on the payroll of a consultant.
    Disability: The Blind Man’s French Dog Problem

    Disability: The Blind Man’s French Dog Problem


    A row of silhouetted figures in front of a large multi-colored museum window. In the center is a man with a guide dog. His silhouette is lighter than the...

    It’s not really about the dog. Or being French. Or blind.
    Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists

    Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists


    Robin Sloan, in his office in the Murray Street Media Lab in Berkeley, Calif. He is using a computer program he created to help write his latest...

    Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.
    The Graduates

    The Graduates


    The designers of Vaquera — from left, Patric DiCaprio, Claire Sullivan and Bryn Taubensee — with a model wearing one of their typically restrained...

    The designers of Vaquera have press, buzz and talent. Can they quit their day jobs now?
    The Horseface Chronicles

    The Horseface Chronicles


    Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti arriving for court in...

    Try to think of something worse than Trump’s “unexpressed thoughts.”
    On Baseball: In the Majors, the Postseason Is Paranoia Season

    On Baseball: In the Majors, the Postseason Is Paranoia Season


    The Astros' Roberto Osuna, left, and Brian McCann tried to make sure nobody could tell what they were discussing in Game 3 of the A.L.C.S. on...

    Why did the Astros send an employee to surveil the Red Sox’s dugout? Because it’s October, and with high stakes come high suspicions.
    Uncomplicated Technology, and Why It’s Always Worth Your Money

    Uncomplicated Technology, and Why It’s Always Worth Your Money


    The WobbleWorks 3Doodler Create+ is so simple to use, you may not even consider it a gadget, much less a 3D printer, making it a prime example of “uncomplicated”...

    If you believe the marketing, you’d think every new gadget will change your life — but many are confusing to use or doomed to obsolescence. Here’s how to determine whether your purchase will stand the test of time.
    Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew

    Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew


    Senators Orrin G. Hatch, left, and John Kennedy, both Republicans, led a sparsely attended Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. Democrats...

    Last week, senators agreed to confirm one last slate of President Trump’s nominees, then recess for the midterm campaign. But on Wednesday, Republicans recommenced the judicial rush.
    In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

    In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook


    An ad that appeared on a Facebook page called “Wacky Wexton...

    The ads, with language and imagery not typically found in even the roughest campaigns, were purchased by a critic of Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat trying to unseat the Republican incumbent.
    Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.

    Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.


    An analysis of the remains of urban brown rats from the 19th century revealed that their diets were much richer than rural...

    New research on rats suggests that Aesop was on to something in his ancient fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.”
    How to Stop Yourself From Crying

    How to Stop Yourself From Crying


    Crying is a natural human response to joy, stress or sadness. But what if you don’t want to let the tears...

    Crying is a natural human response to joy, stress or sadness. But what if you don’t want to let the tears fall?
    Exclusive: Zaha Hadid’s Jewel in the Crown

    Exclusive: Zaha Hadid’s Jewel in the Crown


    Penthouse 37’s three-story staircase (shown here in a rendering) proved immensely difficult to construct, which is why this residence is the last in the building to be...

    The triplex penthouse in the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s only Manhattan building is for sale. The price? Just $50 million.
    The Checkup: A Fall Family Ritual That Endures

    The Checkup: A Fall Family Ritual That Endures


    Dr. Perri Klass and her family with Trot Trot the horse at Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, N.H., in the...

    I failed at holiday decorations but we created our own autumnal ritual, complete with rain and sleet and often missing the peak foliage. To my astonishment, we are still practicing it.
    Well : Which Kinds of Foods Make Us Fat?

    Well : Which Kinds of Foods Make Us Fat?


    In lab animals, at least, it’s high-fat — but not super-high-fat — diets that lead to...

    In lab animals, at least, it’s high-fat — but not super-high-fat — diets that lead to obesity.

    I Hate Proposal Videos. Here’s Why I’m Right.


    Those romantic, heartwarming surprise proposal videos are actually the worst. Episode 10 of our video...

    Those romantic, heartwarming surprise proposal videos are actually the worst. Episode 10 of our video series.