Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

WASHINGTON — A long-running federal investigation into a former White House counsel in the Obama administration is reaching a critical stage, presenting the Justice Department with a decision about whether to charge a prominent Democrat as part of a more aggressive crackdown on illegal foreign lobbying. The case involving the lawyer, Gregory B. Craig, was…
Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895...

The mayor and other supporters of the effort to overhaul the admissions system cited the statistics released Monday as the clearest evidence yet that the system is broken. “These numbers are even more proof that dramatic reform is necessary to open the doors of opportunity at specialized high schools,” Mr. de Blasio said. But at…
‘It’s Probably Over for Us’: Record Floods Bring New Toll When Farmers Can Least Afford It

‘It’s Probably Over for Us’: Record Floods Bring New Toll When Farmers Can Least...

VERDIGRE, Neb. — Ice chunks the size of small cars ripped through barns and farmhouses. Baby calves were swept into freezing floodwaters, washing up dead along the banks of swollen rivers. Farm fields were now lakes. The record floods that have pummeled the Midwest are inflicting a devastating toll on farmers and ranchers at a…
A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank

A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank

The so-called roadshow seemed to go well. At every stop, Mr. Trump was greeted by large audiences of fund managers, executives and lower-level employees eager to see the famous mogul. The problem, as a Deutsche Bank executive would explain to Mr. Trump, was that few of them were willing to entrust money to him. Mr.…
A 7-Hour, 6-Mile, Round-the-Museum Tour of the Prado

A 7-Hour, 6-Mile, Round-the-Museum Tour of the Prado

Before heading to the third floor to delight in the frolic of Goya’s tapestry cartoons, I got a whiff of fresh coffee and, sensing I’d cut myself calorically short with that wee omelet for lunch, I followed my nose into the tiny new Café Jonicos and cookie shop tucked behind the central gallery. Sipping and…
Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

JACKSON, Miss. — “I come from the smallest town in Mississippi, in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” said Gerald Gibson, outreach manager at Open Arms Healthcare Center, the only clinic created to serve gay black men in this state. “Growing up, I didn’t know anybody like me,” he added. “I come from a culture…
Gunman Aboard a Tram Kills at Least 3 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Gunman Aboard a Tram Kills at Least 3 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

• Three people were killed and five were injured on Monday when at least one gunman opened fire on a tram in Utrecht, in the Netherlands. The authorities called it a possible terrorist attack, and stepped up security at other sites in the Netherlands. • A manhunt was underway for a Turkish-born man who the…
N.C.A.A. Tournament: Duke and the A.C.C. Rule the Bracket

N.C.A.A. Tournament: Duke and the A.C.C. Rule the Bracket

Duke was given the No. 1 overall seed in the N.C.A.A. Division I men’s basketball tournament Sunday night, starting Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his star freshman Zion Williamson on a path to what they hope will be the Blue Devils’ sixth national title. Duke (29-5) was one of three Atlantic Coast Conference teams to receive…
Gunman Aboard a Tram Kills at Least 3 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Gunman Aboard a Tram Kills at Least 3 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Three people died and nine were injured on Monday in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, which the authorities called a possible terrorist attack, and a manhunt was underway for a gunman who escaped the scene. The Netherlands’ main counterterrorism agency raised its assessment of the threat in Utrecht province,…
As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done Differently

As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done Differently

DUNEDIN, New Zealand — The gun enthusiast with light brown hair and an Australian accent did not stand out among the 100 or so members of the Bruce Rifle Club, who practiced shooting at a range in a forest in southern New Zealand. The enthusiast, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, favored a bolt-action hunting rifle and an…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi: Uefa investigate racism case during Chelsea game

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Supreme Court to consider new gerrymandering limits

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