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October 21, 2017

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race
Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John F. Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.... More >>

Kelly, in Defending Trump Call, Holds Up Military as an Elite Class
To some, John F. Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, expanded an ever-growing gulf between the all-volunteer military and the public it serves.... 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 >>

Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation
Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.... More >>

Republicans Consider Sharp Cut in 401(k) Contribution Limits
A move to reduce contribution limits would almost certainly prompt a vocal backlash from middle-class workers who save heavily in such retirement accounts.... More >>

Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions
America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises... More >>

How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully
Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.... More >>

Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says
An 18-month study of more than 2,000 officers in Washington found that those with cameras used force at about the same rate as those without.... More >>

In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention
Regional leaders are taking notice as the almost nightly rallies have prompted businesses to close and the cancellation of concerts.... More >>

Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes
Dozens of investigators are digging through the debris of the Northern California fires to determine what sparked the blazes.... More >>

Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet
Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.... More >>

Editorial: Abortion Ideologues Subvert a Woman’s Rights
With an argument as weak as it is brazen, the administration is fighting an undocumented immigrant who wants to end her pregnancy.... More >>

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Texas Pulls Up the Welcome Mat
Some have asserted that President Trump is simply continuing Obama-era immigration policies. But it sure doesn’t feel like it in Texas.... More >>

Op-Ed Contributor: The Silver Lining in Trump’s Health Care ‘Sabotage’
By cutting an insurers’ subsidy, the president may accidentally save many Americans money on health insurance.... More >>

Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President
Robert Zimmer, head of the University of Chicago, makes the educator’s case for free speech.... More >>

Op-Ed Contributor: Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein
I don’t feel alone anymore. Let us never shut up about this.... More >>

Opinion: To Complain Is to Truly Be Alive
Being a person is terrible. And griping about it is the purest, most soothing form of protest there is.... More >>

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl
This is what happens when men who feel entitled to control women get power.... More >>

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Road to 2024
The Democratic Party has scarcely begun a serious reckoning with its defeat last year. It lives still in a coastal echo chamber of identity politics and Trump-bashing.... More >>

Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Matthews: What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control
Nearly 50 years ago, the senator called for sensible restrictions on firearms — laws we’re still largely waiting to see.... More >>

Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds a cabinet meeting Saturday to decide on emergency measures for the independence-minded region.... More >>

Diplomatic Memo: For Nikki Haley, an Establishment Tutorial in Statecraft
At a panel discussion, former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine K. Albright coached President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.... More >>

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure
The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.... More >>

Astros 7, Yankees 1 | Series is tied, 3-3: Astros, Their Backs to the Wall, Hold Off the Yankees and Force Game 7
Jose Altuve drove in three runs, and starter Justin Verlander dominated with a big assist from center fielder George Springer, who made a leaping catch of a deep drive.... More >>

South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents
The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.... 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 >>

G.O.P. Seizes Chance to Open Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge
The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years.... More >>

Inside Amazon, Diversity Concerns Flare Up After Harassment Accusations
Amazon’s handling of accusations of sexual harassment involving Roy Price, who ran its movie and television operations, has set off confusion, debate and finger-pointing.... More >>

After Harvey Weinstein’s Fall, Spotlight Finds His Brother
Bob Weinstein long operated in the shadow of his sibling, but is now scrambling to hold their company together while facing an uncertain future of his own.... More >>

Power, Corruption and Murder Roil Little Guyana
A gruesome crime in Guyana has threatened a tightly knit immigrant community in Queens, pitting Hindu against Muslim, rich against poor, and cousin against cousin.... More >>

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

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs
Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.... More >>

Browsing: Who Doesn’t Like Being First?
Here’s how to get a jump on next season’s trends right now.... More >>

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk
New designs are partly a backlash to wide-open floor plans and include a “palette of places,” meaning that people don’t sit in just one spot.... More >>

Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children
Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it.... More >>

Fine Arts & Exhibits: An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint
Go behind the scenes at Christie’s New York as workers prepare for the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction with goods worth millions of dollars.... More >>

A Rodin Hiding in Plain Sight in a New Jersey Suburb
A part-time archivist in Madison, N.J., found a signature on the back of a sculpture, setting her off on an investigation to confirm it was a genuine Rodin.... More >>

A Word With: Amy Sedaris Is the Hostess With the Mostess. But Only on Set.
The star of truTV’s “At Home With Amy Sedaris” talks about her cupcake rules, the magic of cheese balls and why her entertaining days are behind her.... More >>

Art Review: Omer Fast’s Chinatown Installation Is a Misfire
Part of the artist’s current solo at James Cohan’s Chinatown space, “August,” reads as nasty condescension.... More >>

The Saturday Profile: Selling the Porsche to Promote Iranian Art
Hamidreza Pejman, an Iranian entrepreneur, has poured his money into an exhibit space that he hopes will lift Tehran’s art scene to a global level.... More >>

With...Susan Fowler: Uber’s Whistle-Blower Is Developing a Movie and Having a Baby
In her first interview since the essay that started a wave of sexual-harassment revelations, Susan Fowler tells her life story and looks to the future.... More >>

Trilobites: Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked
Damaging some plants sets off a molecular chain of events that causes them to grow back bigger and produce more seeds and chemical defenses simultaneously.... More >>

Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks
That puppy dog face your pet makes often is a reaction to your own expression, a new study finds.... 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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