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    Accusing Trump Adviser of Repeatedly Lying to Investigators, Mueller Asks for Jail Time

    Accusing Trump Adviser of Repeatedly Lying to Investigators, Mueller Asks for Jail Time


    George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has recommended that Mr. Papadopoulos be imprisoned for up to six...

    In a memo filed Friday evening, Robert Mueller said that George Papadopoulos’s attempts to mislead the F.B.I. had a significant effect on the investigation into Russian election interference.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigning in the Bronx this month. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star among progressive voters, drew criticism this week for having excluded members of the news media from two town hall...

    Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist candidate for Congress in New York, called the controversy a “nonstory.”
    The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos

    The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos


    As education secretary, Betsy DeVos has been working hard, doing her best to protect for-profit schools from students left with debt and worthless...

    Watch out, the secretary of education is on the loose.
    Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

    Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr


    President Trump attacked Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official, before boarding Marine One on...

    President Trump threatened to revoke “very soon” the security clearance of the little-known Justice Department official, who has been accused of having helped start the Russia investigation.
    Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday

    Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday


    The slide in Tesla’s shares after Elon Musk’s interview with The New York Times generated more than $1 billion in profits for...

    Tesla’s stock tumbled 10 percent Friday, generating more than $1 billion in profits for investors betting on a fall in the electric-car maker’s shares.
    Here’s What Makes America Great, Gov

    Here’s What Makes America Great, Gov


    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York at Hostos Community College in the Bronx in...

    It is in the striving, and also in what we are striving for.
    Why Are Republicans Covering Up Brett Kavanaugh’s Past?

    Why Are Republicans Covering Up Brett Kavanaugh’s Past?


    For the first time in modern history, Republicans are refusing to request a Supreme Court nominee’s relevant...

    For the first time in modern history, Republicans are refusing to request a Supreme Court nominee’s relevant papers.
    At Hotchkiss, Sexual Misconduct and ‘Missed Opportunities’ to Stop It

    At Hotchkiss, Sexual Misconduct and ‘Missed Opportunities’ to Stop It


    The Hotchkiss campus, in Lakeville, Conn., where investigators found at least seven faculty members had sexually abused...

    A report released by the Connecticut boarding school details sexual abuse by at least seven former faculty members, and the administration’s failure to act.
    Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks

    Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks


    The rapper Azealia Banks at a concert last year in Turkey. Her following on Instagram approaches...

    The rapper’s account of an encounter with Elon Musk set social media on fire. But that wasn’t the last word. Not by a long shot.
    Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil

    Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil


    Elon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of the electric-car maker Tesla. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he...

    After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.
    Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

    Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them


    A power plant in Winfield, W.Va. President Trump is expected to propose new emissions rules at a rally in the state...

    President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.

    Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.


    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist...

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”
    Was It Illegal for Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance?

    Was It Illegal for Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance?


    The president not only violated the former C.I.A. director’s First Amendment rights but also made it harder for the government to draw on his...

    The president not only violated the former C.I.A. director’s First Amendment rights but also made it harder for the government to draw on his expertise.
    Trump Is Not a King

    Trump Is Not a King


    President Donald...

    A group of top former intelligence and military leaders are sending a message to the nation’s troops and spies: think twice before following the president’s orders in a crisis.
    Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’

    Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’


    Since his re-election in June to a newly powerful presidency, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the dominant communicator of his government to Turkey’s 81 million...

    Turkey’s president turns American actions against Turkey to his advantage, appealing to national pride and deflecting responsibility for the lira’s collapse.

    Citing Costs, Trump Retreats From Massive Military Parade in Capital


    The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already...

    The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed.
    To Live and Die in Paris

    To Live and Die in Paris


    People have been dying for millenniums. Why should there be great surprises...

    People have been dying for millenniums. Why should there be great surprises now?
    The Stone: The Beast in Me

    The Stone: The Beast in Me


    We tend to forget we are animals, until we become...

    We tend to forget we are animals, until we become prey.
    Why Do You Need the N-word Tape?

    Why Do You Need the N-word Tape?


    Donald Trump’s racial animus had long been established before he was elected...

    Trump’s use of the slur wouldn’t tell us anything new.
    In a Divided Era, One Thing Seems to Unite: Political Anger

    In a Divided Era, One Thing Seems to Unite: Political Anger


    Supporters of President Trump at a rally in Lewis Center, Ohio, this month. Partisan identification is now a bigger wedge between Americans than race, gender or...

    Disputes over politics have divided Americans’ homes, strained marriages, ruined friendships and invaded the workplace.
    Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86

    Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86


    Johnny Kline as a Harlem Globetrotter. He joined the team in 1953 and left in 1959, in part because of his continued frustrations with the racism he encountered while traveling with the...

    After overcoming heroin addiction, he became a drug abuse counselor and founded an organization to help long-forgotten black basketball players.
    Rites of Passage: Taking Back My Eyebrows

    Rites of Passage: Taking Back My Eyebrows


    Illustration by Monica...

    They were the topic of many conversations about my heritage — and the bane of my existence. But when I decided to embrace my brows, they became my secret weapon.
    Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?

    Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?


    Dukagjin Lipa onstage at the Sunny Hill Festival in Pristina, Kosovo. Mr. Lipa, whose daughter is the pop star Dua Lipa, said he wanted to change the way Kosovo was seen...

    The father of the pop star Dua Lipa has started a festival that he hopes will change the way people think about his country.
    Elon Musk Is the Id of Tech

    Elon Musk Is the Id of Tech


    Elon Musk speaking at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide,...

    Let me answer the question many are thinking: Is he crazy?
    Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House

    Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House


    On many matters, Mrs. Trump has directed her East Wing to operate independently of the West Wing, and she is still keeping Washington at a...

    On many matters, Mrs. Trump has directed her East Wing to operate independently of the West Wing, and she is still keeping Washington at a distance.
    They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties

    They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties


    “I didn’t feel like I had a prayer,” said Crystal Thompson of Eight Mile, Ala., whom Walmart accused — mistakenly, an employee later acknowledged — of shoplifting about $70 in groceries. A lawyer for Walmart threatened a lawsuit if she didn’t...

    Walmart and other companies are using aggressive legal tactics to get the money back, demanding payments even when people haven’t been convicted of wrongdoing.
    Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug Shortages

    Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug Shortages


    A new mosque under construction in Taksim...

    The lira’s plunge, exacerbated by a dispute with the U.S. over a detained pastor, has exposed growing economic pressures that some economists say could be near a breaking point.
    Reviving a Centuries-Old Japanese Confectionery Art

    Reviving a Centuries-Old Japanese Confectionery Art


    Shinri Tezuka’s amezaiku, from left: ping pong pearlscale goldfish, mackerel, yellow comet goldfish, octopus, squid and orange comet goldfish. Plastic sculpture (center) by Rachel...

    Amezaiku, a candy-making technique that calls for sculpting molten sugar syrup, nearly went extinct. Now, it’s seeing new life among a dedicated group of Tokyo craftsmen.
    Amid an Anti-Muslim Mood, a Museum Appeals for Understanding

    Amid an Anti-Muslim Mood, a Museum Appeals for Understanding


    A stuffed giraffe that Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Viceroy of Egypt, gave to Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany in 1835 is included in “Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th Century” at the Uffizi...

    An exhibition at the Uffizi gallery in Florence shows how the city benefited from dialogue with the Muslim world.
    As Stock Markets Brush Off Trade Tensions, a Warning of Trouble Ahead

    As Stock Markets Brush Off Trade Tensions, a Warning of Trouble Ahead


    At a copper refinery in Russia. Concern about China, the single largest consumer of the metal, is a reason why prices have been...

    Copper’s broad use in cyclical industries means if demand for the metal starts to fall off, then industrial economies may start to slow.
    In Japan, 100 Years of Glory Days for High School Baseball

    In Japan, 100 Years of Glory Days for High School Baseball


    Hotoku Gakuen celebrated its win on Thursday during the annual national high school baseball tournament at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. The single-elimination event concludes on...

    The national tournament draws 50,000 people to games in Koshien, is televised everywhere and turns teenagers into household names.
    Donald Trump, the Payback President

    Donald Trump, the Payback President


    What fun is it being president if you can’t use the tools of government to punish your...

    What fun is it being president if you can’t use the tools of government to punish your critics?

    Remembering Aretha Franklin


    In a musical career of more than five decades, Aretha Franklin had more than 100 singles on the Billboard charts. But more important, says Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York Times, she freed other singers to let their voices...

    In a musical career of more than five decades, Aretha Franklin had more than 100 singles on the Billboard charts. But more important, says Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York Times, she freed other singers to let their voices fly.
    Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

    Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats


    Glyphosate is a popular weedkiller used on crops worldwide, but it has been at the center of a debate over its presence in foods. A new report found traces in Cheerios, Quaker Oats and other breakfast...

    The herbicide glyphosate is the world’s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.
    How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better

    How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better


    Dr. Kirk Daffner practices his karate moves as his mentor, George Gonis, looks...

    The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well.
    Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop

    Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop


    Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here’s how to banish...

    Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here’s how to banish them.
    Wealth Matters: 3 Tax Breaks That May Be Better in the Long Run

    Wealth Matters: 3 Tax Breaks That May Be Better in the Long Run


    House Speaker Paul Ryan at a news conference in June, speaking on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act six months after it was enacted. Government agencies are still grappling with the changes in the tax...

    Uncertain tax policy is driving people to make snap decisions they may not otherwise make. But a short-term tax benefit may not be the best choice.
    Food Quality Trumps Variety, Experts Say

    Food Quality Trumps Variety, Experts Say


    People whose diets contained the greatest variety of foods tended to eat many nutritious foods, but also many junk...

    People whose diets contained the greatest variety of foods tended to eat many nutritious foods, but also many junk foods.
    How to Clean the Most Common Dog Messes

    How to Clean the Most Common Dog Messes


    Our cutest companions are also some of our messiest. Here’s some...

    Our cutest companions are also some of our messiest. Here’s some help.