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    In a Trade War, China Might Boycott U.S. Goods. That Could Backfire.

    In a Trade War, China Might Boycott U.S. Goods. That Could Backfire.


    A Nike store in Beijing. Many of the goods that Nike and other American companies produce are assembled by Chinese...

    State media have hinted that Beijing could weaponize its consumers in a trade war. But American brands are popular in China — and Chinese workers make many of their products.
    Men Arrested at Starbucks Hope to Ensure ‘This Situation Doesn’t Happen Again’

    Men Arrested at Starbucks Hope to Ensure ‘This Situation Doesn’t Happen Again’


    Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks on suspicion of trespassing. They said they were not told by the police why they were being escorted...

    Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, spoke out about their ordeal in interviews, days after their arrests in Philadelphia led to protests.
    Who Is Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s New President?

    Who Is Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s New President?


    Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez in line with his wife, Lis Cuesta, and local residents before voting in national and provincial elections in Santa Clara, Cuba, last...

    Most expect Cuba’s new president to be a leader of continuity after Raúl Castro. But he also has to figure out how to resuscitate Cuba’s economy.
    Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 Minutes of Chaos and Terror

    Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 Minutes of Chaos and Terror


    Timothy C. Bourman, a passenger and pastor, spoke with Tammie Jo Shults, the flight captain, after an emergency landing in...

    “Dear Jesus, send some angels.” Passengers feared they would die as an engine exploded, plunging the plane thousands of feet in a minute.
    No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Overdose Death

    No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Overdose Death


    Prince in Paris in 2009. In dealing with chronic hip pain, he apparently became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose in...

    The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician’s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement.
    Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones

    Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones


    Drones like the Reaper have been the workhorse and controversial symbol of the fight against insurgents in Afghanistan and the tribal regions of...

    A day after President Trump promised to slash red tape involved in weapons sales, the administration announced new policies, but experts said they would do little to speed exports.
    Trump Lawyer Drops Defamation Suits Related to Russia Inquiry

    Trump Lawyer Drops Defamation Suits Related to Russia Inquiry


    President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, left, has dropped his defamation lawsuits against the website BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS, a political research...

    The decision by Michael Cohen to abandon the suits came as federal prosecutors are investigating his efforts to protect Mr. Trump from brewing scandals.
    The Pour: A New Restaurant, Frenchette, Stands Up for Natural Wines

    The Pour: A New Restaurant, Frenchette, Stands Up for Natural Wines


    Jorge Riera, the wine director at Frenchette, said his offering of little-known and relatively inexpensive wines was meant to eliminate preconceptions about how a wine ought to taste, creating the potential for...

    For the TriBeCa bistro from the duo who made Minetta Tavern popular, unfamiliar names on the wine list are nothing to fear.
    E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States

    E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States


    A romaine lettuce field near Somerton, Ariz., in 2016. To pinpoint the exact source of the E. coli, investigators would need samples of the tainted lettuce...

    At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized.
    Cleo Wade Is Everybody’s BFF

    Cleo Wade Is Everybody’s BFF


    Cleo Wade at her bohemian apartment, which overlooks Tompkins Square Park in the East Village of...

    The Instagram poet’s besties include Katy Perry, Reese Witherspoon and Senator Cory Booker. “I consider him family,” Ms. Wade said.
    If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

    If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?


    The World Economic Outlook news conference at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday. “The present good times will not last for long,” said Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist of the...

    As officials gather for the I.M.F. and World Bank convene in Washington, worries about trade and debt are building
    Fidel Died and Raúl Resigned, but Castros Still Hold Sway in Cuba

    Fidel Died and Raúl Resigned, but Castros Still Hold Sway in Cuba


    Fidel Castro, center, clasped hands with his brother, President Raúl Castro, right, and the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, José Ramón Machado Ventura, at a party congress in Havana in...

    Stalwarts and heirs of the Communist revolution will help support — and scrutinize — Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
    feature: How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

    feature: How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice


    After hiding behind an alter ego for years, the pop star is ready to step into a more authentic self with ‘Dirty...

    After hiding behind an alter ego for years, the pop star is ready to step into a more authentic self with ‘Dirty Computer.’
    He Won $1 Million to Make a Movie. Then the Problems Set in.

    He Won $1 Million to Make a Movie. Then the Problems Set in.


    Winning a $1 million grant to make his film was “much different than winning the lottery,” Faraday Okoro said, “because I still had to make the movie for it to mean anything. And I could really feel...

    With the prize Faraday Okoro won at the Tribeca Film Festival came enormous pressure. But he was able to finish his project, “Nigerian Prince.”
    A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.

    A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.


    Leandro Arriaga with his wife, Katherine, and 15-month-old daughter, Jade. Mr. Arriaga came to the United States in...

    For decades, marriage to a United States citizen has been a virtual guarantee of legal residency. It isn’t anymore under the Trump administration.
    Op-Ed Contributor: Smearing Robert Mueller

    Op-Ed Contributor: Smearing Robert Mueller


    Robert Mueller was a United States attorney in...

    Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I.’s worst scandals. But there is no evidence to back up their charges.
    Sully Was Impressed by Southwest Pilot’s Emergency Landing

    Sully Was Impressed by Southwest Pilot’s Emergency Landing


    An engine on a Southwest Airlines flight exploded on Tuesday, killing a woman who was partially pulled out of the plane and forcing an emergency...

    Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot during the Miracle on the Hudson in 2009, felt a twinge of recognition at the news of Tammie Jo Shults’s calm handling of a midair crisis.
    Puerto Rico Is Once Again Hit by an Islandwide Blackout

    Puerto Rico Is Once Again Hit by an Islandwide Blackout


    A worker repaired a power line in San Juan, P.R., on Wednesday. A major failure had knocked out the electricity across Puerto...

    The major failure, nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, could take up to 36 hours to fix.
    ‘Outrageous’ $17 Toll to Cross the Verrazano Vexes Drivers

    ‘Outrageous’ $17 Toll to Cross the Verrazano Vexes Drivers


    The $17 toll to drive one way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge may make it the most expensive crossing in the United States, though many drivers take advantage of an E-ZPass discount and the price is even lower for Staten Island...

    Though congestion pricing failed, it has focused attention on the hefty bridge tolls outside Manhattan, where public transit options are limited.
    The Sweet Spot: Why Is the Greatest Love of All Also the Hardest?

    The Sweet Spot: Why Is the Greatest Love of All Also the Hardest?


    A server, student and abuse survivor who longs to be a writer wonders why she is so supportive of her colleagues, but not...

    A server, student and abuse survivor who longs to be a writer wonders why she is so supportive of her colleagues, but not herself.
    In Puerto Rico, Stadium Lights Glow, Homes Do Not

    In Puerto Rico, Stadium Lights Glow, Homes Do Not


    Hours after a blackout left Puerto Rico without power, the Minnesota Twins lined the base path during the national anthem before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San...

    An island-wide blackout related to repairs of the electrical grid wrecked in Hurricane Maria left people in the dark, but a baseball game soldiered on.
    Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy

    Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy


    William Hejl of North Dakota is among the many Midwestern farmers in both political parties who are alarmed by the threat of Chinese tariffs on American agriculture and think Republicans could pay a political...

    China’s proposed tariffs on soybeans would hit hard in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and other states with highly competitive House and Senate races.
    Meet Me in Mongolia: How Aging Aircraft May Dictate Kim-Trump Venue

    Meet Me in Mongolia: How Aging Aircraft May Dictate Kim-Trump Venue


    An Ilyushin Il-62, a Soviet airliner, in North Korea. Political and logistical complications, including the small plane available to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, have limited the site options for the coming summit meeting between him and...

    Kim Jong-un is not known to have flown outside his country, and the question of his transportation complicates an already delicate and uncertain meeting.
    Southwest’s Fatal Accident Prompts Scrutiny of Engine Inspections

    Southwest’s Fatal Accident Prompts Scrutiny of Engine Inspections


    Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board examining the damaged engine that caused the death of a passenger on a Southwest Airlines plane on...

    The Boeing 737 had been inspected two days earlier, but investigators say a routine visual check might not have been sufficient to spot problems.
    If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says

    If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says


    President Trump with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on Wednesday at Mar-a-Lago, Fla. The president continued to express optimism about sitting down with the leader of North...

    As the momentum grows for a meeting with the North Korean leader, President Trump acknowledged that it was a risky undertaking, and one that could still end in failure.

    Life After Castro: Who Is Cuba’s Next President?


    As Raúl Castro of Cuba steps down, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez steps up. Here’s a look at Mr. Castro’s handpicked successor and what’s ahead for the communist...

    As Raúl Castro of Cuba steps down, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez steps up. Here’s a look at Mr. Castro’s handpicked successor and what’s ahead for the communist country.
    Phys Ed: To Slash Your Risk of Heart Disease, Keep Moving

    Phys Ed: To Slash Your Risk of Heart Disease, Keep Moving


    Aerobic fitness can halve the likelihood of developing heart disease, no matter how worrisome your genetic...

    Aerobic fitness can halve the likelihood of developing heart disease, no matter how worrisome your genetic profile.
    Op-Ed Contributor: Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss

    Op-Ed Contributor: Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss


    Women sit next to the ruins of their dwellings, which were demolished by Israeli bulldozers, in the tiny village of Umm Al-Hiran, in January 2017. Its residents, who are Palestinian citizens of Israel, have unsuccessfully fought the Israeli government...

    This week Israel celebrates 70 years since it declared independence. But as Palestinians, we mark a catastrophe.

    Tech Tip: What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked


    If a scammer has swiped your password and is using your account to spew spam, take action and add measures to help stop it from happening...

    If a scammer has swiped your password and is using your account to spew spam, take action and add measures to help stop it from happening again.