Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

In London this weekend, visitors to the Old Royal Naval College headed to its reopened “painted hall,” an ornate masterpiece called Britain’s answer to the Sistine Chapel, and then went to the Sackler Gallery to learn its story. In Paris, at the Louvre, lovers of Persian art knew there was only one place to go:…
A Colonial-Era Cemetery Resurfaces in Philadelphia

A Colonial-Era Cemetery Resurfaces in Philadelphia

In June 2017 Kimberlee Moran, a forensic scientist at Rutgers University-Camden, stood in a pit at a construction site in downtown Philadelphia, just across from the Betsy Ross House. The walls of the pit were shored up by diagonal pillars of dirt. They bristled with coffin wood — and human bones. But what she couldn’t…
As Special Counsel, Mueller Kept Such a Low Profile He Seemed Almost Invisible

As Special Counsel, Mueller Kept Such a Low Profile He Seemed Almost Invisible

WASHINGTON — Most Friday nights as he conducted his investigation, Robert S. Mueller III drove seven miles from his offices by the Capitol to Salt & Pepper, a dimly lit, mostly empty restaurant near his home, settling into a wooden booth partly covered by a dowdy red curtain. The ritual — usually undertaken with two…
Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Close to Approval

Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Close to Approval

Mr. Heastie and other legislative officials stressed that specifics about the plan, including the exact price for entering Manhattan’s main business district, were still being considered, though he seemed confident that a deal could be brokered, likely before the state’s budget deadline on April 1. Assembly members and Mr. Heastie have been hunkered behind closed…
In Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error

In Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error

In the current design, the system engages for 10 seconds at a time, with five-second pauses in between. Under conditions similar to the Lion Air flight, three engagements over just 40 seconds, including pauses, would send the plane into an unrecoverable dive, the two people involved in the testing said. That conclusion agreed with a…
Trump and Republicans Seek to Turn the Tables in Post-Mueller Washington

Trump and Republicans Seek to Turn the Tables in Post-Mueller Washington

Democrats struggled to find a path ahead, with some urging the party to turn its attention to policy differences with Mr. Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has credited such a strategy with fueling last year’s midterm election victories and said she opposed trying to impeach the president “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.”…
Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

Then, everything changed. “At some point, maybe because everyone I was meeting was so kind, I think I put down my guard a little,” she said. While she was camping in northern Bolivia on June 4, 2017, in an area people had told her was safe, three men with machetes dragged her out of her…
Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Collapses

Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Collapses

TRENTON — A monthslong effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey collapsed on Monday after Democrats were unable to muster enough support for the measure, rejecting a central campaign pledge from Gov. Philip D. Murphy and leaving the future of the legalization movement in doubt. The failure in the legislature marks one of the biggest…
Roiled by Staff Uproar, Civil Rights Group Looks at Intolerance Within

Roiled by Staff Uproar, Civil Rights Group Looks at Intolerance Within

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Known as one of the most celebrated civil rights lawyers of his time, Morris Dees spent nearly a half-century building the Southern Poverty Law Center into one of the nation’s wealthiest and best-known legal advocacy groups. He faced down the Ku Klux Klan in the 1980s, and developed his organization, founded in…
Trump Blames ‘Treasonous’ Critics for Russia Inquiry

Trump Blames ‘Treasonous’ Critics for Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump went on the offensive on Monday a day after the special counsel investigation reported no conspiracy with Russia, suggesting that critics who pursued such suspicions were “treasonous,” guilty of “evil things” and should be investigated themselves. Grim faced and simmering with anger, Mr. Trump repeated his assertion that a collection of…

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