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October 22, 2017

Catalonia, John Kelly, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing
Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.... More >>

The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Mr. Tillerson talked with Jason Zengerle about his most important diplomatic relationship — the one with President Trump — factoring the president’s tweets into foreign policy strategy and more.... More >>

Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.)... More >>

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback
The Environmental Protection Agency published toxic chemicals it will evaluate first under a new law. Here is a look at those chemicals, how they are used and the health threats.... More >>

O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claim, Then Fox Renewed His Contract
In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.... More >>

Election Risk Pays Off for Shinzo Abe of Japan as Party Appears to Win Big
Early projections of a victory on Sunday would help the prime minister consolidate power and fuel his hopes to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.... More >>

Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis
Mariano Rajoy, in an unexpectedly forceful move, said Madrid would take control of the independence-minded region, pushing out its separatist administration.... More >>

McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism
Senator John McCain, the irrepressible Arizona Republican, has long felt free to speak his mind. But since his cancer diagnosis, he has been a vocal defender of national ideals.... More >>

News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle
The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.... More >>

Conservatives, With Bannon’s Help, Look for Revenge in Mississippi
A brewing Republican vs. Republican fight could test whether the anti-incumbent insurgency backed by Stephen K. Bannon becomes a credible national movement.... More >>

Opinion: Fighting Racism Is Not Just a War of Words
Ceaseless statement-writing is sucking us dry. We need daring action.... More >>

Opinion: Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?
“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.... More >>

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Going Against the Republican Herd
Party members who reject Bannonism must stand up and be counted.... More >>

Editorial: Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?
Let’s get back into the habit of gathering to celebrate the exceptional among us. Who’s on your list?... More >>

Op-Ed Columnist: Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting
Puritanical Democratic former president seeks job with louche Republican current president — but just to save the world.... More >>

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Famous Athletes Have Always Led the Way
The extraordinary are the ones who need to make things better for everyone.... More >>

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why We Don’t Vote With Our Wallets
Company boycotts are one of the few concrete ways we have to protest unethical corporate behavior.... More >>

Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action
A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.... More >>

Letters: Teenagers’ View of the News
We asked high school students to react to a recent Times article and got over 1,000 responses. Here are 20 of our favorites.... More >>

W.H.O. Removes Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’
A storm of criticism had greeted the appointment of the Zimbabwe’s leader this past week.... More >>

Astros 4, Yankees 0 | Houston wins series, 4-3: Astros Move Onto the World Series as the Yankees Run Out of Gas
Behind two of the less heralded members of their pitching rotation, the Astros held the Yankees to three hits and won Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.... More >>

Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination
A 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the killing mandated the release of the secret documents by Oct. 26 of this year.... More >>

Cancer Didn’t Kill Pablo Neruda, Panel Finds. Was It Murder?
Six years after Pablo Neruda’s driver claimed the Nobel laureate was poisoned, forensic experts agree on one fact: His death certificate was wrong.... More >>

Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules
The ruling, which gave the federal government 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the teenager, could put her health at risk, doctors said.... More >>

Giving Away Billions as Fast as They Can
A new crop of mega-philanthropists — from Soros to Gates to Koch — eclipses old guard, changes the rules and courts controversy.... More >>

A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump
Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.... More >>

Fine Arts & Exhibits: Need a Good Laugh? Check Out Some 17th-Century Dutch Art
An exhibit at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, will show that many paintings from the Dutch Golden Age “have a joke as their very core.”... More >>

Turbo-Charging His Life After Losing His Mother
When his mother died, Atreyal Ransom lost interest in school. But he got back on track, becoming valedictorian of his class and a volunteer at a community center.... More >>

Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror
Gabrielle Deydier’s plaintive account and sociological study exposes the many ways the obese face censure and insensitivity.... More >>

Scalpel, Sponge, Show Tunes: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors
The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”... More >>

Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family
In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.... More >>

Ready, Set, Gone! The N.F.L.’s Disappearing Huddle.
For more than a century, the huddle has been one of the most defining fixtures of American football. But in today’s N.F.L., it’s slowly disappearing.... More >>

Vows: A Rabbi Finds Love on Tinder
“Being a rabbi really impeded my dating life,” the groom said.... More >>

Fine Arts & Exhibits: Alexis Rockman Portrays the Great Lakes in Glory and Decline
The Great Lakes Cycle is made up of five oil, alkyd and acrylic paintings that depict environmental issues affecting the lakes. The exhibition is traveling around the country.... More >>

An Apple Pie That Lasts for Days
How to make a supersize apple pie that will survive more than one sitting.... More >>

Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure
Men and women develop hypertension at roughly the same rates, but men do not get it under control until much later in life, researchers find.... More >>

A Word With: Jane Goodall’s Unparalleled Life, in Never-Before-Seen Footage
The primatologist is the subject of an intimate new documentary, with never-before-seen footage of her work among chimpanzees in Tanzania in the 1960s.... More >>

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.
Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded.... More >>

An Alternative to Burial and Cremation Gains Popularity
Fifteen states, most recently California, have rules allowing for the liquefaction of human remains through a process called alkaline hydrolysis.... More >>

Ride a Weather Balloon Into (Near) Space
Take a trip into the stratosphere on one of NOAA’s weather balloons. It rises 21 miles into the sky collecting data before bursting and falling back to Earth.... More >>

Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded
A self-help organization in Albany called Nxivm has begun to unravel as members reveal disturbing practices and fears of blackmail.... More >>

On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken
I’m a teacher, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.... More >>

Stephen Sondheim, Theater’s Greatest Lyricist
Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to the man who has consistently remade the American musical over his 60-year career — and who is trying to surprise us one more time.... More >>

Feature: When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy
As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.... More >>

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