A Raised Middle Finger Is Protected Free Speech, Appeals Court Rules
A woman made a rude gesture after a police officer wrote her a ticket, so he pulled her over again. Last week, a three-judge panel said she could sue the officer.
03/18/2019 - 11:52 AM
Flooding in the Midwest: Why the Water Is So High
When a warm rain fell on a flat, frozen landscape, “all the ingredients were in place.”
03/18/2019 - 02:13 PM
California Today: Recalling Racist Violence in California
Monday: Efforts to better remember the lynching of Mexicans in the West; Rick Singer, the pied piper of the college admissions scandal; and closed poppy fields
03/18/2019 - 09:16 AM
Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.
A 20-year battle to bring light rail to Durham and help its working class is probably over, after the university vetoed a route across its property.
03/18/2019 - 01:55 PM
‘Pied Piper’ of College Admissions Scam Had All the Answers
Rick Singer built a national brand appealing to parents’ worries about their children’s college prospects. He said he had the secrets to admission.
03/18/2019 - 10:12 AM
‘I Put My Work In’: Honest Applicants Await College Admissions Results
Unlike the parents indicted by federal prosecutors last week in the college admissions scandal, these students have followed the rules.
03/18/2019 - 10:43 AM
Mass Migration of Painted Lady Butterflies Entrances Californians
Clouds of painted lady butterflies are flying through Southern California. The reason? Abundant rainfall that has caused an explosion of plant growth.
03/17/2019 - 07:00 PM
Record-High Floods in Nebraska Breach Levees and Isolate Towns
At least two deaths were confirmed by local authorities as surging floodwaters in the Midwest damaged roadways and homes.
03/16/2019 - 11:50 PM
Supreme Court Weighs Race Challenge to Virginia Voting Map
The case, which is making its second appearance at the court, featured a squabble among officials over who was authorized to pursue an appeal on behalf of the state.
03/18/2019 - 02:30 PM
Scenes From Record Flooding in Nebraska
Rain, warm temperatures and snowmelt across the Midwest have caused floods that led to hundreds of evacuations and at least two deaths.
03/18/2019 - 02:10 PM
Democrats Ask F.B.I. to Investigate Florida Woman Suspected of Selling Access to Trump
The Democrats said that reports about Cindy Yang raised “serious counterintelligence concerns” about access to Mr. Trump’s Florida estate, as well as about campaign finance violations.
03/18/2019 - 01:41 PM
Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Lee Malvo, the Washington-Area Sniper
The justices will consider whether Lee Malvo may challenge his life sentences, and they also agreed to hear cases on non-unanimous juries and the insanity defense.
03/18/2019 - 01:29 PM
Scarecrow in Seattle Might Be the Last Great Video Store. Can It Survive?
The store has more than 132,000 titles, many of them not available on the internet, or anywhere else. “We will fight to the death to keep this open.”
03/18/2019 - 01:06 PM
Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.
The administration will focus on more than 50 “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the challenges every day.
03/18/2019 - 02:10 PM
Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Dies at 58
The Princeton scholar, a labor economist known for his early work on the minimum wage, was a Treasury official and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
03/18/2019 - 12:30 PM
Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias
Survey findings are prompting the profession’s leaders to take action to prevent sex discrimination and physical abuse of female economists.
03/18/2019 - 01:59 PM
Beto O’Rourke Raised $6.1 Million Online in First 24 Hours of Campaign
He narrowly beat the first-day haul of Senator Bernie Sanders, who raised $5.9 million after announcing his bid last month and who would go on to raise $10 million before his first week was over.
03/18/2019 - 07:00 AM
New Zealand, Fox News, N.C.A.A. Tournament: Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
03/18/2019 - 11:34 AM
Medicare for All Is Divisive (in the Democratic Party)
Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the “Medicare for all” plan favored by progressives.
03/18/2019 - 05:00 AM
2020 Democrats Want to Build a Movement, Not a Traditional Campaign
The staff members shaping the Democratic primary field represent a new generation of advisers and strategists, more diverse and issue-driven than years past.
03/18/2019 - 02:54 PM
Sidebar: Partisan Gerrymandering Returns to a Transformed Supreme Court
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s departure may have doomed efforts to impose constitutional limits on voting maps warped by politics.
03/18/2019 - 05:00 AM
On Politics: The Pro-Pot Primary
Support for legal marijuana has become a unifying policy in the 2020 race, as a test for candidates’ commitment to equal treatment in criminal justice.
03/18/2019 - 03:35 AM
How William Singer Sold His College Admissions Company
William Singer, known as Rick, is at the center of a major college admissions scandal. A series of videos posted on his YouTube account reveals some of the advice he gave to students.
03/18/2019 - 03:00 AM
Investors Eagerly Await Trump Rules on Opportunity Zones
Potentially billions of dollars are waiting on the Treasury’s decision on rules that will help determine how many new businesses sprout in Opportunity Zones, a creation of the Trump tax law.
03/18/2019 - 02:46 PM
In 2020 Field Full of Women, Some Men Signal They Will Pick a Female Vice President
Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke suggested they would pick a woman as their running mate, reflecting a desire to show they are not taking female voters for granted.
03/17/2019 - 06:26 PM
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