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  1. Sorting Castoffs and Finding Renewal Sunday Business, Today

    After a rough decade and trouble finding work, a Marine Corps veteran and machinist, Steve Bavier, landed a job with a junk removal company that hires mostly vets.

  2. The Horses on Standing Rock Get a Checkup Slideshow, Yesterday

    Traveling veterinarians, their patients and tradition.

  3. Little Farm on the Prairie Book Review, November 22

    In “This Blessed Earth,” Ted Genoways writes about a Nebraskan farmer and his family as they try to adapt to changing times.

  4. Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy Climate, November 22

    A Minnesota utility wants to shut down a biofuel plant that runs on turkey droppings and wood. Loggers and truckers are suing to save it.

  5. What You Get for $800,000 Slideshow, November 22

    A 1936 modern house near Columbus, a Queen Anne Victorian in Fall River and a shingle-style house on Whidbey Island.

  6. $800,000 Homes in Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington Real Estate, November 22

    A Queen Anne Victorian in Fall River, Mass., once owned by Lizzie Borden, and homes in Bexley, Ohio, and Langley, Washington.

  7. 2 Minnesota Lawmakers Accused of Sexual Harassment Step Down Express, November 21

    Representative Tony Cornish and Senator Dan Schoen announced their resignations amid a national wave of powerful men accused of misconduct.

  8. Detroit’s Untold Stories of Slavery Book Review, November 21

    In “The Dawn of Detroit,” Tiya Miles reconstructs the history and experience of the city’s African-American and Native American slaves.

  9. Indian Automaker’s Plant Is Latest Sign of Detroit Comeback Business, November 20

    Mahindra will open the area’s first new vehicle assembly factory in 25 years, building off-road vehicles. The move may signal larger ambitions in the American market.

  10. Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates? Editorial, November 20

    The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.

  11. Bill de Blasio Will Go to Iowa Again: ‘This Is Who I Am’ Metro, November 20

    The mayor of New York City says he is not running for president, but promoting his perspective on what the Democratic Party should be.

  12. Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America? Travel, November 20

    How a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.

  13. Nebraska Allows Keystone XL Pipeline, but Picks a Different Path National, November 20

    The long-fought pipeline got a final approval, but its fate still seemed uncertain. TransCanada, the pipeline company, did not say whether it would move forward.

  14. 23 Years for Murder. He Didn’t Do it. What Went Wrong? Interactive, November 20

    Court documents and sworn affidavits show how the justice system failed 17-year-old Lamonte McIntyre.

  15. What to Read Before Heading to Detroit Travel, November 20

    Three books on Detroit’s decline and resurgence.

  16. Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ National, November 19

    State Representative Wesley Goodman supported family values and “natural marriage” but resigned after an “inappropriate interaction” at his office.

  17. Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85 Obits, November 19

    Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

  18. Preparing for Doomsday in a $1.5 Million Bunker Condo Video, November 19

    Take a step into an old missile silo that has been converted into expensive bunkers for wealthy survivalists.

  19. Travel Postcard: The Revival of Detroit Video, November 19

    Detroit's economy and auto industry were among the hardest hit after the 2008 recession, but the city is in the midst of renewal.

  20. Why a Firm Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Tax Cut Plan Washington, November 18

    Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a small-business owner, says the measure would give an unfair advantage to larger corporations.

  21. A Hedge Fund Manager Committed Fraud. Would the U.S. Let Him Go? Sunday Business, November 18

    Philip Baker admitted that he defrauded his hedge-fund clients. He was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Then he devised an escape plan.

  22. Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake Washington, November 17

    Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

  23. In Minnesota, Outrage and Sorrow Over Al Franken Allegations National, November 17

    Minnesotans reeled over the news that their senator had become the latest politician accused of mistreating women, though many stopped short of calling for his resignation.

  24. With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval National, November 17

    TransCanada, which began to mop up 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, will ask Nebraska regulators to approve a Keystone XL project on Monday.

  25. Above the Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Video, November 17

    Around 210,000 gallons of oil spilled onto the grasslands of South Dakota on Thursday. Get a 360-degree aerial view of the damage it left behind.

  26. Ohio State Halts Fraternity Activities Amid Hazing Allegations National, November 17

    The university canceled social and recruiting events at all its fraternities as it investigates claims of alcohol abuse and other possible misconduct.

  27. Milling 66 Acres of Oats (Every Hour) Without a Hitch Sunday Business, November 17

    With the help of a “run right” board and a conveyor for traveling between floors, a shift lead keeps processes at Quaker Oats running smoothly.

  28. Your Week in Culture: ‘Nutcracker,’ James Levine and Christmas Scripted by Charles Dickens Arts & Leisure, November 17

    Also the week of Nov. 19: James Levine returns to the Met Opera; Noname and Daniel Caesar perform in Chicago.

  29. Franken Should Go Op Ed, November 16

    It’s not necessarily fair to him. But it’s what needs to happen now.

  30. Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota National, November 16

    The spill in South Dakota comes just days before Nebraska regulators will decide on a permit needed for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline

  31. Al Franken Issues Apology After Accusation of Forcible Kissing and Groping Washington, November 16

    A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized.

  32. Execution in Ohio Is Halted After No Usable Vein Can Be Found National, November 15

    The execution of Alva Campbell was stopped 80 minutes after it began because prison workers could not find a vein to administer lethal injection.

  33. Tax Bill Thrown Into Uncertainty as First G.O.P. Senator Comes Out Against It Washington, November 15

    Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he opposed both the House and Senate tax plans as written, posing a new obstacle to Republican leaders eager to overhaul the tax code.

  34. Assisting the Poor to Make Bail Helps Everyone Op Ed, November 15

    In the Bronx, a fund keeps poor people charged with small offenses out of the city’s most notorious jail by helping them make bail.

  35. 5 Destinations for the Thanksgiving Traveler Travel, November 15

    For many Americans, Thanksgiving travel generally means visiting family and perhaps some shopping. But if you have time for something a little different this year, there are worthwhile events happening across the country, in big cities and spots m...

  36. Olga Viso, Embattled Leader of Walker Art Center, Steps Down Culture, November 14

    Her 10-year tenure will end following a controversy over a sculpture that depicted gallows.

  37. Memorial T-Shirts Create a Little Justice, a Tiny Peace Styles, November 14

    On the South Side of Chicago and around the U.S., memorial T-shirts are a way to remember, to celebrate — and to indict.

  38. Missouri Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google Business, November 13

    The state’s attorney general has begun investigating Google’s business practices, saying the company has gotten a “free pass” from federal regulators.

  39. Justices Take Cases on Free Speech at Pregnancy Centers and Polling Places Washington, November 13

    One case asks whether centers operated by abortion opponents must provide information on the procedure. The other is on political apparel at polling places.

  40. Revitalizing Detroit Letters, November 13

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation describes the progress being made in revitalizing vacant historic properties.

  41. Bronx Charity Founder Wants to Pay Bail for Poor Defendants Nationwide Metro, November 13

    Her new initiative, called the Bail Project, hopes to free 150,000 people in jail on bail in 40 cities in the next five years.

  42. Silence Lifts in Statehouses as Harassment Scandals Bring Swift Penalties National, November 12

    The cascade of allegations has prompted broad disavowals and public calls for resignations in male-dominated legislatures.

  43. $300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes Climate, November 10

    Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked in a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

  44. Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected Metro, November 10

    Dozens of young immigrants mailed renewal forms weeks before they were due. But their paperwork was delayed in the mail and then denied for being late.

  45. When Designing Luxury Cars Is Like Making Jewelry. And Friends. Sunday Business, November 10

    Earl Lucas, Lincoln Motor Company’s exterior design chief, was inspired by his mother’s aesthetic sense and his early training designing jewelry.

  46. Chinese-Owned Factory in Ohio Fights Off Unionization Plan Business, November 9

    Workers at the Fuyao Glass factory in Moraine overwhelmingly rejected the union proposal in a key test of how Chinese companies deal with labor relations.

  47. A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats Washington, November 8

    Democrats’ broad-based election wins on Tuesday reflected the strength of the party’s diverse voters and the power of their anger over President Trump.

  48. Barack Obama Reports for Jury Duty and Signs Autographs National, November 8

    The former president showed up to a courthouse to fulfill his civic duty, and Chicago stopped and stared.

  49. Leprechaun Economics and Neo-Lafferism Op Ed, November 8

    The growth case for tax cuts is even more pathetic than you thought.

  50. Chinese Auto Glass Magnate Faces Union Challenge in Ohio Business, November 8

    Roughly 2,000 workers at the Fuyao plant are voting on affiliating with the United Auto Workers, a possible blow to the owner’s paternalistic model.

  51. Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint National, November 7

    Voters went to the polls on Tuesday from Maine to Seattle. They picked mayors and prosecutors and decided ballot measures on matters like drug price limits.

  52. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Was Iowa Killing a Hate Crime? Podcasts, November 8

    A murder trial after the death of a 16-year-old described by his mother as gender fluid has become part of the national debate over gender identity.

  53. The Nelson-Atkins Museum Acquires 800 Photographs Culture, November 8

    The museum, in Kansas City, Mo., has been adding the photos using a $10 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation, it announced Wednesday.

  54. What to Watch on Election Day Op Ed, November 7

    A national barometer, a Medicaid expansion, a drug-price referendum and a constitutional convention.

  55. Flint Mayor, Ushered in to Fix Water Crisis, Now Faces Recall National, November 6

    Mayor Karen Weaver says Flint has made progress, and she blames racism and sexism for the recall. Opponents accuse her of corruption and incompetence.

  56. How ISIS Resembles the Doomsday Cults of the 1970s Video, November 5

    Can the lessons we learned from extremist cults decades ago be used to fight ISIS recruitment today?

  57. Detroit: From Motor City to Housing Incubator Sunday Business, November 4

    The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses.

  58. Gun Death Rate Rose Again in 2016, C.D.C. Says Express, November 4

    The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose to about 12 per 100,000 people, the second consecutive increase after a period of relative stability.

  59. Take Claims About State and Local Tax Deductions With a Grain of Salt Washington, November 3

    Republicans claim that conservative-leaning states “subsidize” liberal-leaning states through deduction, while Democrats say repealing it will hurt middle-class families.

  60. Guilty Verdict in the Death of a Gender-Fluid Iowa Teenager National, November 3

    The killing of Kedarie Johnson drew national attention when Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to aid in the prosecution.

  61. The Unspeakable Greatness of Giannis Antetokounmpo Sports, November 3

    The Bucks’ All-Star isn’t changing the way his position is played. He’s changing the way all the positions are played.

  62. Is It Possible That the Eisenhower Memorial Will Finally Get Built? Culture, November 2

    Delayed by criticism, budget issues and bureaucratic hurdles, a memorial to the general who became president breaks ground in Washington, D.C.

  63. $450,000 Homes in Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Real Estate, November 1

    A Craftsman-style home in Great Barrington, an energy-efficient house in Tulsa and a 1948 ranch near Lake Michigan.

  64. What You Get for $450,000 Slideshow, November 1

    A Craftsman-style home in Great Barrington, an energy-efficient house in Tulsa and a 1948 ranch near Lake Michigan.

  65. Thanks to Wall St., There May Be Too Many Restaurants Business, October 31

    After years of explosive growth, there is a glut of fast-food and casual restaurants, industry experts say. Sales are slumping, and some businesses are faltering.

  66. At Women’s Convention in Detroit, a Test of Momentum and Focus National, October 28

    Nine months after the Women’s March, thousands gathered to discuss a wide range of issues, with sexual harassment being “the gorilla in the room.”

  67. Obama Expected to Report for Jury Duty in Illinois Next Month National, October 28

    The chief judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, which includes Chicago, said the former president “made it crystal clear” he intended to fulfill his civic duty.

  68. An Iowa Teenager Was Killed in an Alley, but Was It a Hate Crime? National, October 26

    A murder trial in the death of a 16-year-old, described by his mother as gender fluid, has become part of the national debate over gender identity.

  69. When an Algorithm Helps Send You to Prison Op Ed, October 26

    Giving a computer program responsibility over sentences doesn’t eliminate bias.

  70. Putting Detroit’s Finest in Detroit Public Theater Arts & Leisure, October 25

    A young, ambitious theater aims to build bridges, and audience, by programming the work of Dominique Morisseau, the city’s biggest theater export.

  71. Illinois Wields New Power to Challenge Noncompete Agreements Business, October 25

    The first lawsuit brought under a recently passed law seeks to overturn provisions keeping a payday lender’s employees from working for rivals.