1. See What Canadian Wildfire Smoke Looked Like in 8 Places This Week Interactive, Yesterday

    Imagery from EarthCam shows how smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada enveloped cities in the Northeast and Midwest.

  2. Not Your Father’s Pinball Arcade. But Maybe Your Mother’s. Style, Yesterday

    Belles & Chimes, a pinball league “run by women, for women,” makes some noise in a pastime where women were once consigned largely to the display cases.

  3. Oklahoma Softball Caps Banner Season With 3rd Straight Title Sports, Yesterday

    The Sooners became only the second team to claim three straight Division I softball titles and did so by ending the season on a record 53-game winning streak.

  4. Alabama Inmate Is Sentenced to Life in Officer-Aided Escape U.S., June 8

    Casey White pleaded guilty to first-degree escape, a surprise move in a case that one defense attorney called “very unusual.” His 11-day jailbreak led to a manhunt.

  5. A Religious Charter School Faces Pushback From the Charter School Movement Itself U.S., June 8

    A Catholic school, newly approved in Oklahoma, is testing the bounds of what it means to be a charter — uncomfortably so for some leaders.

  6. Oklahoma Breaches the Wall Between Church and State Opinion, June 8

    Religious liberty, not religious authority, should be the aim of the American right.

  7. The Presidential Candidate Who Has His Own Supporters Scratching Their Heads U.S., June 8

    Gov. Doug Burgum’s quixotic presidential campaign has baffled even North Dakotans, but then again, many of the 2024 hopefuls have prompted the same wonder.

  8. David Von Drehle Looked Both Ways, Then Met His Latest Subject Books, June 8

    After decades of covering well-known people, the Washington Post columnist was inspired by a man who lived on his block.

  9. 5 Takeaways From Mike Pence’s CNN Town Hall U.S., June 8

    Donald Trump’s former vice president sought to draw a contrast with his old boss while also embracing the actions of their administration.

  10. Iowa Building’s Flaws Were Well Documented Before Deadly Collapse U.S., June 7

    Residents said complaints about the apartment building in Davenport went unaddressed, and they questioned why the city did not intervene more aggressively.

  11. John Beasley, Late-Blooming Actor Known for Playing Sages, Dies at 79 Arts, June 7

    A former railroad clerk, he didn’t became a full-time actor until his 40s, but he made up for lost time in films like “Rudy” and TV shows like “Everwood.”

  12. Pence Delivers Strong Rebuke to Trump in Campaign Announcement U.S., June 7

    The former vice president — and now rival — to Donald Trump gave his most aggressive criticism of his former boss, portraying him as unfit to be president.

  13. 5 Things to Know About Doug Burgum U.S., June 7

    Elected governor of North Dakota in 2016 in a major upset, Mr. Burgum is seeking an even bigger one in the Republican presidential race.

  14. Doug Burgum, Wealthy North Dakota Governor, Enters Presidential Race U.S., June 7

    As the leader of a deep-red state, Mr. Burgum has promoted staunchly conservative policies, signing into law a near-total ban on abortion.

  15. The Climate Solution That’s Horrible for the Climate Opinion, June 6

    Corn ethanol and soy biodiesel accelerate food inflation and global hunger, but they’re also a disaster for the climate and the environment.

  16. Missouri Governor Says Execution Will Proceed After Jurors Waver on Death Sentence U.S., June 5

    Michael Tisius, convicted in the murders of two jail guards, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday.

  17. Oklahoma Approves First Religious Charter School in the U.S. U.S., June 5

    The school will offer online, Roman Catholic instruction funded by taxpayers. Its approval is certain to tee off a legal battle over the separation of church and state.

  18. All 3 Missing in Iowa Building Collapse Found Dead, Officials Say U.S., June 5

    Moves to swiftly demolish the stricken building last week were halted by protests because three occupants were unaccounted for. Their bodies were uncovered in the rubble.

  19. Man Missing in Iowa Building Collapse Is Found Dead Express, June 5

    Two other men remained missing a week after part of a building collapsed in Davenport, Iowa. Documents issued by city officials show the owner had been warned that part of the building was unstable.

  20. The Jurors Sentenced a Missouri Man to Death. Now Some Are Not So Sure. National, June 4

    Michael Tisius was convicted of murdering two jail guards. He is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday.

  21. Republicans Gather in Iowa to Ride, Eat and Disagree Politics, June 4

    Eight presidential hopefuls, with Donald Trump absent, spoke at an annual political rally in Des Moines to highlight their conservative bona fides.

  22. How Are Black Americans Progressing? National, June 3

    A series from Headway looks back at historical gains for their lessons today.

  23. Two Black Members of Native Tribes Were Arrested. The Law Sees Only One as Indian. Washington, June 3

    A Supreme Court ruling barred Oklahoma from prosecuting crimes committed by Native Americans on tribal land, but some Black tribal members are still being prosecuted because they lack “Indian blood.”

  24. 5 Takeaways From Ron DeSantis’s First Campaign Trip Politics, June 3

    He swung back at Donald Trump. He vowed to vanquish the “woke mob” and turn the country into mega-Florida. He had normal encounters with voters that didn’t become memes.

  25. A spell-off that wasn’t, and a gantlet of schwas: Takeaways from the spelling bee. Live, June 2

    All of the finalists Thursday night could spell schwa, no doubt. It was the sound it makes that foiled many of them.

  26. In New Hampshire, DeSantis Avoids Talking About Florida’s Abortion Ban Politics, June 1

    As he traversed socially conservative Iowa this week, the 2024 contender highlighted his state’s six-week ban. But now, in more moderate New Hampshire, he is shying from the subject.

  27. Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Murdering Letter Carrier Express, June 1

    The man, Tony Cushingberry, was upset that the mail was not being delivered to his house because of concerns about a dog on the property, prosecutors said.

  28. High Temperatures Close Schools in Several U.S. Cities National, June 1

    The closures in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Grand Rapids, Mich., renewed concerns about aging infrastructure amid climate change.

  29. A Black Girl Won the 1908 Spelling Bee. Her Family Is Searching for Her Medal. Express, June 1

    At 14, Marie C. Bolden became the champion of what is believed to be the first national spelling competition in the United States. Her victory prompted a backlash.

  30. Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules New Abortion Bans Unconstitutional U.S., May 31

    An older law still prohibits most abortions in the state, but allows wider exception for medical emergencies.

  31. In Iowa, DeSantis Signals the Start of a Slugfest With Trump U.S., May 31

    After absorbing months of attacks from the former president, the Florida governor is beginning to fire back — but carefully.

  32. Honoring the Body Donors Who Are a Medical Student’s ‘First Patient’ Express, May 31

    Gratitude ceremonies give students and faculty members a chance to recognize the sacrifice of those who gave their bodies for medical research and education, and the loved ones they left behind.

  33. Demolition of Collapsed Building Is Put on Hold as People Remain Missing National, May 30

    Residents of Davenport, Iowa, protested plans to quickly remove the damaged building. Rescue workers pulled one resident to safety hours after officials said they were unaware of anyone still trapped.

  34. Denouncing ‘Elites’ in Kickoff Speech, DeSantis Vows to ‘Impose Our Will’ Politics, May 30

    In Iowa, Ron DeSantis warned supporters of a “malignant ideology” taking hold across the country, described children facing “indoctrination” and vowed to fight for conservative causes.

  35. Multiple People Are Missing After Iowa Building Collapse Video, May 29

    Officials said they were trying to find the missing, but raised concerns about the safety of emergency workers because the building could collapse again.

  36. 5 Still Missing in Iowa Building Collapse Express, May 29

    Two of the people were thought to still be inside the six-story apartment building in Davenport. More than a dozen people were escorted from the building on Sunday, and nine were rescued.

  37. With Mpox at Risk of Flaring, Health Officials Advise, ‘Get Vaccinated’ Metro, May 29

    Cases dropped after a successful public health campaign last summer. But the disease still has a low-level presence in the city, and many people remain at risk.

  38. A Small Town’s Tragedy, Distorted by Trump’s Megaphone Politics, May 29

    When a teen’s killing became a right-wing talking point, the rush to outrage obscured a more complicated story.

  39. Has ‘Gig Work’ Become a Dirty Word? Sunday Business, May 27

    If work for companies like Uber and Lyft once carried some appeal for offering flexibility, the kind of labor it has come to represent is now used by some as shorthand for a raw deal.

  40. How Greenwood Grew a Thriving Black Economy Headway, May 26

    W.E.B. Du Bois saw the key to Black prosperity in places like Tulsa, where Black residents patronized Black stores. Even today it serves as a model.

  41. The Elusive Quest for Black Progress Headway, May 26

    Many measures of Black achievement in the U.S. have stalled or reversed. A series from Headway looks back at historical gains for their lessons today.

  42. Tom Sawyer, Congressman Who Challenged Census Undercount, Dies at 77 Obits, May 26

    A Democrat from Ohio, he said the 1990 population data missed more than two million Black Americans and shortchanged the nation’s older cities.

  43. The Case Against Student Debt Relief Barely Even Pretends to Make Sense Op Ed, May 26

    A loan servicing agency looks to make more money, not less, if Biden’s plan goes into effect.

  44. Indiana Reprimands Doctor Who Provided Abortion to 10-Year-Old Rape Victim National, May 26

    Dr. Caitlin Bernard violated the privacy of her young patient by discussing the girl’s case with a reporter, the state’s medical board ruled.

  45. Minnesota Governor Vetoes Gig Worker Pay Bill Business, May 25

    Gov. Tim Walz said the legislation would have raised costs for ordering an Uber or Lyft too high, potentially pricing out Minnesota customers.

  46. States Are Not Entitled to Windfalls in Tax Disputes, Supreme Court Rules Washington, May 25

    In a unanimous decision, the justices sided with a 94-year-old woman who got nothing when a Minnesota county sold her condominium to recoup unpaid taxes.

  47. Langston Hughes and Elmer W. Brown: A Children’s Book Deferred Weekend, May 25

    The famous poet and his artist friend wanted to publish “The Sweet and Sour Animal Book” in 1936. But there were no takers. A Cleveland exhibition makes up for the lost time.

  48. Highways Have Sliced Through City After City. Can the U.S. Undo the Damage? Washington, May 25

    The Biden administration is funding projects around the country aimed at reconnecting communities that have been divided by transportation infrastructure.

  49. $2.7 Million Homes in New York, Florida and Michigan Real Estate, May 24

    A Carpenter Gothic showplace in Shelter Island Heights, an 1890 home in Key West and a midcentury-modern house in Bloomfield Hills.

  50. Sex Abuse in Catholic Church: Over 1,900 Minors Abused in Illinois, State Says National, May 23

    A new report by the attorney general of Illinois covering decades names more than 450 credibly accused sexual abusers, including priests and lay religious brothers.

  51. A Resilient Black Community ‘Built From the Fire’ of a Massacre Book Review, May 23

    An ambitious new book by Victor Luckerson traces the history of Greenwood, Okla., from its prosperous early days through the 1921 race massacre and its aftermath.

  52. How Scorsese, DiCaprio and De Niro Made ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Culture, May 22

    In this true-life crime tale, they focused not on the investigators but on the evildoers, and made the Osage woman played by Lily Gladstone central.

  53. Grenade Detonation Kills Father and Injures His Two Children Express, May 22

    The family had been going through a grandfather’s belongings when they found the explosive device, the authorities said.

  54. ‘Living in Fear’: Arson Is the Latest in a String of Attacks on Minnesota Mosques Express, May 21

    A fire last week at a mosque in St. Paul, Minn., was at least the fifth such act of vandalism against Muslim houses of worship in the state so far this year, officials said. The suspect in the latest fire said he was Muslim and was protesting home...

  55. Minnesota Passes Bill Seeking to Ensure Minimum Wage for Gig Workers Business, May 21

    Lyft and Uber have opposed the legislation, threatening to reduce operations or leave the state if it is enacted.

  56. Onstage in ‘An American Tail,’ a Family’s Jewishness Comes to the Fore Culture, May 21

    The Children’s Theater Company production, based on the animated film, elevates the depiction of its characters’ religious and ethnic backgrounds.

  57. Nebraska Votes to Restrict Abortion and Transgender Care for Minors National, May 19

    After weeks of acrimonious debate, Republicans put the two fraught issues into a single bill, which the governor has said he will sign.

  58. Listen to The Headlines, Our New Audio Front Page Podcasts, May 19

    Exclusively from New York Times Audio, our new app.

  59. Mark Gietzen, 69, Dies; Zealous Lieutenant in Anti-Abortion Movement Obits, May 18

    He helped make Kansas a staging ground in the abortion debate but failed to overturn the state’s vote in favor of abortion rights. He died in a plane crash.

  60. A Band’s First U.S. Tour Starts With a Rite of Passage: Getting Robbed Express, May 18

    Forests, an emo band from Singapore, ended its tour in New York in high spirits, two weeks after being robbed in California.

  61. Who Stole Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers? A Minnesota Man Is Charged. Express, May 17

    The “Wizard of Oz” props were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., in 2005 and were recovered 13 years later. A man has now been charged in the crime.

  62. Supreme Court Won’t Block Illinois Laws on High-Powered Rifles Washington, May 17

    The justices struck down a New York gun control law last year, announcing a new test to evaluate the constitutionality of such measures.

  63. High School Student Suspended After Recording Teacher Using a Racial Slur Express, May 16

    A sophomore in Springfield, Mo., was suspended for three days after recording her teacher, who no longer works for the district, repeating the slur in geometry class.

  64. College Football Player With Down Syndrome Sues School Where He Made History Express, May 16

    Caden Cox said he was traumatized by a campus supervisor who used slurs about people with disabilities and threatened him with a knife.

  65. What Chicago’s New Mayor Says About the City’s Biggest Challenges National, May 15

    Brandon Johnson, a progressive Democrat, explains how he plans to manage the nation’s third-largest city in a complicated moment.

  66. Bill Oesterle, Co-Founder of Angie’s List, Dies at 57 Obits, May 14

    What began as a company to review local contractors grew into a website with millions of subscribers looking to make home improvements.

  67. DeSantis Impresses in Iowa, Showing Up an Absent Trump Politics, May 14

    The former president canceled a rally in Des Moines, citing a storm warning. The Florida governor made the most of his rival’s absence, as DeSantis allies taunted Mr. Trump.

  68. How to Raise $89 Million in Small Donations, and Make It Disappear Interactive, May 14

    A group of conservative operatives using sophisticated robocalls raised millions of dollars from donors using pro-police and pro-veteran messages. But instead of using the money to promote issues and candidates, an analysis by The New York Times s...

  69. It’s Been a Week. What Does It Tell Us About 2024? Politics, May 14

    The presidential race has started to crystallize, with flawed standard-bearers, worried political parties and voters unhappy with their choices.

  70. Native American Chief Standing Bear Is Honored on Postal Stamp Express, May 13

    Chief Standing Bear’s lawsuit in 1879 ensured that Native Americans would be considered persons with inherent rights under the law.

  71. Inside the Big World of Small Objects Styles, May 13

    For over 40 years, Tom Bishop’s dollhouse miniatures show has been the gold standard for serious collectors and hobbyists alike.

  72. Severe Storms Strike the Southern Plains Express, May 12

    There were reports of tornadoes in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma on Friday as the region faced hail and high winds. More severe weather was forecast for Saturday.

  73. More migrant buses have already begun arriving in cities far from the border. Metro, May 11

    Manuel Castro, New York City’s immigration commissioner, said that up to 1,000 migrants could arrive daily in the coming weeks.

  74. Open-Armed Chicago Feels the Strains of a Migrant Influx National, May 10

    Asylum seekers are pouring in at a fraught moment, when Chicago is changing mayors, its shelters are full, and a pandemic-driven restriction at the southern border is expected to end.

  75. Understanding the Red State Death Trip Op Ed, April 3

    Politics probably explain America’s poor life expectancy.

  76. Are We Actually Arguing About Whether 14-Year-Olds Should Work in Meatpacking Plants? Op Ed, March 27

    Rollbacks on child labor protections are happening amid a surge of child labor violations.

  77. Covid Worsened a Health Crisis Among Pregnant Women Science, March 16

    In 2021, deaths of pregnant women soared by 40 percent in the United States, according to new government figures. Here’s how one family coped after the virus threatened a pregnant mother.

  78. It Would Be Foolish to Ignore What Just Happened in Chicago Op Ed, March 6

    Democratic candidates everywhere should be paying attention to the miserable showing of Lori Lightfoot in the mayoral primary.

  79. Why Chicago’s Mayoral Election Matters, Even if You Don’t Live in Chicago National, February 28

    America’s cities increasingly face similar problems, particularly worries about crime and hangovers from the pandemic. That’s why the mayor’s election in Chicago on Tuesday is about more than Chicago.

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  81. Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan U.S., February 28

    The administration faced a conservative court that has insisted that government initiatives with major political and economic consequences be clearly authorized by Congress.

  82. Free Speech vs. Disinformation Comes to a Head Business, February 9

    The outcome of a case in federal court could help decide whether the First Amendment is a barrier to virtually any government efforts to stifle disinformation.

  83. The Chicago Home Was Designed for Parties. Then the Parties Stopped. Real Estate, January 24

    Before the pandemic, turning a house into a hub for big gatherings seemed like a good idea.

  84. 3 Relatives Get Life in Prison for Killing Security Guard Over Mask Dispute Express, January 20

    The three people were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the fatal shooting of a Flint, Mich., security guard in 2020.

  85. How a Sprawling Hospital Chain Ignited Its Own Staffing Crisis Business, December 15

    Ascension, one of the country’s largest health systems, spent years cutting jobs, leaving it flat-footed when the pandemic hit.

  86. How a ‘Golden Era for Large Cities’ Might Be Turning Into an ‘Urban Doom Loop’ Op Ed, November 30

    What seemed like a transitory step to avoid infection has become a major force driving the future direction of urban America.

  87. Vanished in the Pacific Interactive, November 28

    Driven by Covid chaos, online disinformation and a YouTube guru, two Americans went looking for solace on a sailboat in the middle of the ocean. They found a different fate.

  88. ‘Bad Axe’ Review: A Pandemic Family Portrait Weekend, November 17

    The filmmaker David Siev chronicles his family’s struggle to keep their Michigan restaurant afloat through the pandemic in this hermetic documentary.

  89. Following Up on America’s Downtowns Insider, October 30

    A team of reporters and photographers profiled 10 city centers across the country, all in varying stages of economic recovery and transformation.

  90. Meet Me Downtown Interactive, October 26

    We visited 10 cities across the country to see how the pandemic and its aftershocks have reshaped the American downtown.

  91. Justice Dept. Charges 48 in Brazen Pandemic Aid Fraud in Minnesota Washington, September 20

    The defendants were charged with stealing $240 million intended to feed children, in what appears to be the largest theft so far from a pandemic-era program.

  92. Two Men Convicted in Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor National, August 23

    The trial came months after a different federal jury did not return any convictions in the case, one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terror prosecutions.

  93. How This Economic Moment Rewrites the Rules Business, August 6

    Jobs aplenty. Sizzling demand. If the United States is headed into a recession, it is taking an unusual route, with many markers of a boom.

  94. Pelosi in Taiwan: Sharp Views All Around Letters, August 3

    The House speaker’s visit is reviewed, pro and con. Also: The Kansas abortion vote; OB-GYNs; coal miners; rich and poor friends; single-issue voters.

  95. Trump Pick for Michigan Governor, Tudor Dixon, Dodges Question About 2020 Politics, August 1

    The Republican hopeful has called the 2020 election stolen. But she sidestepped questions during an appearance on Fox News just two days after receiving the former president’s endorsement.

  96. What Remote Work Debate? They’ve Been Back at the Office for a While. Business, August 1

    Cubicles are largely empty in downtown San Francisco and Midtown Manhattan, but workers in America’s midsize and small cities are back to their commutes.

  97. Covid. A Coma. A Stroke. José Parlá Returns From the Edge. Culture, July 31

    After a lengthy recovery, the artist comes back with the most vigorous work he’s made: “It took me a really long time to understand what had happened to me.”

  98. Officials Aren’t Sounding the Alarm on Covid N Y T Now, July 18

    As the BA.5 subvariant drives a spike, many public health leaders aren’t cracking down

  99. The Business Lunch May Be Going Out of Business Dining, July 11

    As remote work persists and business deals are sealed online, many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal.

  100. As Some Office Workers Return, Happy Hour Sees a Wobbly Comeback Business, June 17

    Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.

  101. Your Thursday Evening Briefing N Y T Now, June 9

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  102. From the South Side to the Loop, Chicago’s Innovative Spirit Thrives Travel, June 9

    Theater, art and music are flourishing, and on the culinary scene, a 13-course Filipino tasting menu and a sleek Black-owned winery in Bronzeville are just a few of the city’s new offerings.

  103. Why Many College Students Are Struggling Letters, May 23

    Readers discuss the current malaise among many college students. Also: The Oklahoma abortion ban; stopping gun violence; remote work and the climate.

  104. The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold? Science, May 22

    The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

  105. Lincoln College to Close, Hurt by Pandemic and Ransomware Attack Express, May 9

    The predominantly Black college in Illinois will cease operations Friday after 157 years, having failed to raise millions to recover from the pandemic and a cyberattack that originated in Iran.