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  1. Ohio Carries Out Its First Execution Since 2014 National, Today

    The execution of Ronald Phillips was the first in Ohio since the state changed its methods after an inmate took an unusually long time to die in 2014.

  2. After 50 Years, Detroit Unrest Remains Vivid Video, Today

    In this 360° video, travel through archival photographs to sites of one of the most destructive civil disturbances in American history and hear from a woman who witnessed it.

  3. ‘People Love You’: For Trump, a Welcome Escape From the Capital National, Yesterday

    The president escaped Washington in search of more appreciative audiences and found that he still enjoys campaign-style rallies.

  4. Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll Business, July 24

    Employers say they are having trouble filling jobs because too many applicants can’t pass screening, a factor depressing the labor participation rate.

  5. Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes Business, Yesterday

    Employees at a Wisconsin technology company are volunteering to have microchips implanted in their hands to make unlocking doors and paying for food easier.

  6. He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It. National, July 24

    As a high school student, Courtney Carson was at the heart of a racial debate that drew national attention. He’s now trying to improve his hometown.

  7. Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says National, July 24

    The agency’s new chief spent 43 of 92 days from March through May in Oklahoma or traveling to or from the state, a watchdog group found.

  8. At Chicago Sun-Times, New Owners Vow Return to Paper’s Working-Class Roots Business, July 23

    Despite the pledge, some in the nation’s third-largest city worry that The Sun-Times, now partly owned by trade unions, will veer from its tradition of covering them aggressively.

  9. In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why? National, July 22

    The fatal shooting of Justine Damond had uncommon circumstances and stirred an uproar in Australia, but once more there were blanks to fill in.

  10. Don’t Let Detroit’s Revival Rest on an Injustice Op Ed, July 22

    Many longtime residents have lost their homes unfairly.

  11. Minneapolis Police Chief Forced Out After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman National, July 21

    Mayor Betsy Hodges, after criticizing the shooting and the officer’s failure to use a body camera use, asked Chief Janee Harteau to resign.

  12. Ralph Regula, Long-Serving Ohio Congressman, Dies at 92 National, July 21

    Mr. Regula, who served 18 terms in the House of Representatives, played a key role in creating the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

  13. Detroit House Music Takes a Swaggering Step Out of the Darkness Arts & Leisure, July 21

    A daytime lineup of producers and D.J.s is coming to the Panorama Festival on Randalls Island, giving an influential music scene a chance to shine.

  14. Helping Young People to Develop Their Own Voices Sunday Business, July 21

    A Chicago Y.M.C.A. youth programming director draws on her passion for poetry to inspire children through creative projects.

  15. Minneapolis Police Shooting of Australian Woman: What Is Known So Far Foreign, July 21

    Here are some major questions about the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

  16. Woman Shot by Minneapolis Officer ‘Didn’t Have to Die,’ Police Chief Says National, July 20

    In addition to saying that Justine Damond shouldn’t have been shot, the authorities questioned why the officers’ body cameras weren’t turned on.

  17. Somalis in Minneapolis Shocked and Saddened by Police Shooting National, July 19

    Somalis welcomed Officer Mohamed Noor to his precinct last year, but they’re now grappling with his having fatally shot an Australian woman who had called 911.

  18. American Shooting, Australian Pain Foreign, July 19

    This week’s Australia Letter reflects on American policing and the case of Justine Damond, who was fatally shot Saturday by a Minneapolis police officer.

  19. John Wayne Gacy Victim Is Identified After Four Decades National, July 19

    James Byron Haakenson was one of 33 teenage boys and young men killed by Mr. Gacy in the 1970s. The identities of six victims remain unknown.

  20. After Minneapolis Police Shooting, Many Ask: Why Wasn’t Body Camera On? National, July 19

    Neither Officer Mohamed Noor nor his partner had their video cameras activated during the fatal encounter with Justine Damond, depriving investigators of valuable evidence.

  21. Was That Racist? National, July 19

    Three Times journalists reflect on recent personal experiences in which they perceived that their race played the defining role.

  22. What You Get for $500,000 Slideshow, July 19

    An antebellum home near Pittsburgh, a modernist house outside Santa Fe, N.M., and an 1895 townhouse in St. Louis.

  23. $500,000 Homes in Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Missouri Real Estate, July 19

    An antebellum home near Pittsburgh, a modernist house outside Santa Fe, N.M., and an 1895 townhouse in St. Louis.

  24. Officer Heard Loud Noise Before Partner Shot Minneapolis Woman, Officials Say National, July 18

    A state agency released a brief narrative about the fatal shooting last weekend of an Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible assault.

  25. Mapping the Brutality of North Korea, and Where the Bodies Are Buried Foreign, July 19

    Defectors who witnessed executions and saw mass graves are helping to identify where North Korea is believed to have carried out its reign of terror.

  26. Australians Shocked by U.S. Killing: ‘It Would Have Never Happened Here’ Foreign, July 19

    The killing of Justine Damond by a police officer in Minneapolis, her home after leaving Sydney, is all the more stunning to her friends because of the life she led.

  27. Officer Heard Loud Noise Before Partner Shot Australian Woman, Minnesota Officials Say U.S., July 18

    A state agency releases a brief narrative about the night a woman who called 911 to report a possible assault ended up getting killed by the police.

  28. Factories or Runways? Municipal Airports Face Economic Pressure Business, July 18

    Cities across the nation are reconsidering the value of small municipal airports, which offer the kind of space that could spur economic development.

  29. In Amelia Earhart’s Hometown, Mystique Has Its Benefits National, July 18

    People in Atchison, Kan., continue to celebrate the aviator 80 years after her disappearance. While theories are welcome, many are fine with never having answers.

  30. Sketch of Suspect in Indiana Girls’ Murder Renews Hope for Case National, July 18

    Authorities said they received at least 500 new tips in less than 24 hours after they released a composite sketch of a man suspected of killing two girls in February.

  31. No Third Trial for Ex-Officer Who Killed Cincinnati Driver National, July 18

    After a second jury deadlocked, a prosecutor said he would be dropping charges against Raymond M. Tensing, who killed Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist, in 2015.

  32. Weary Yankees Are Greeted by Injury News and a Loss in Minnesota Sports, July 18

    After a taxing series against Boston, the Yankees played sloppily in a drizzly game against the Twins in a city where they have traditionally had little trouble.

  33. Family Asks: Why Did Minneapolis Police Kill Australian 911 Caller? National, July 17

    The authorities have not offered any explanation of how an unarmed woman’s call to 911, to report a possible assault, led to her being fatally shot.

  34. Defendants Can’t Be Jailed Solely Because of Inability to Post Bail, Judge Says National, July 17

    An order issued by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans of Cook County, Ill., highlights a contentious national debate surrounding the ability of defendants to post bail.

  35. Anti-Violence Activist Is Fatally Shot in Chicago National, July 17

    The police do not know who shot Willie Cooper, 58, over the weekend. He was walking near the nonprofit organization where he worked to help the city’s young people.

  36. Do You Know Anyone in This ’60s Detroit Photograph? Interactive, July 17

    The New York Times is asking readers for their help in identifying the people in this photograph taken on July 24, 1967, in Detroit, where racial tensions had led to riots.

  37. Australian Woman Is Fatally Shot by Minneapolis Police National, July 16

    Police officials said they were looking into the circumstances of the shooting and why the officers were not using their body cameras.

  38. Whimsical Urban Debris as Art in Detroit Video, July 16

    More than 30 years ago, Tyree Guyton began transforming the blighted street he grew up on. Now, he is dismantling a portion of what is known as the Heidelberg Project to begin something new.

  39. Prince Estate’s $31 Million Distribution Deal Is Rescinded Business, July 13

    A Minnesota judge’s decision means the Universal Music Group’s money must be refunded and a new buyer found for rights to much of the star’s catalog.

  40. The Chicago Sun-Times Is Wrenched Away From a Rival Publisher Business, July 13

    The Sun-Times was acquired by an investment group that includes organized labor, preventing it from being bought by the owner of The Chicago Tribune.

  41. An Eerie Similarity in 2 Kansas Hate Crimes, 3 Years Apart National, July 13

    As she researched the story of two Indian immigrants mistaken for Iranians, our reporter came across a case of three Christians mistaken for Jews.

  42. Q. and A.: If Workers Are Scarce, Is It the Work or the Wages? Business, July 13

    A roofing-business owner, turning to temporary immigrants to fill $17-an-hour jobs, says hiring Americans at better pay isn’t a realistic alternative.

  43. Why Millennials Should Lead the Next Labor Movement Op Ed, July 13

    With memories of our parents’ union jobs, many of us have borne the brunt of the decline in employment quality.

  44. Letter of Recommendation: Detroit Techno Magazine, July 13

    Americans tend to associate techno with Europe, but it’s a product of the Rust Belt.

  45. Chicago Airport Security Officers to Shed ‘Police’ Label After United Airlines Dragging Episode National, July 12

    A report on the April treatment of Dr. David Dao says that new measures will limit the authority of Chicago’s airport security officers to board airplanes.

  46. Person of Interest in Custody After Explosion at Air Force Recruiting Center National, July 11

    Officials said it was unclear whether the explosion in Oklahoma was an act of domestic terrorism.

  47. Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices Op Ed, July 10

    Dentists are beginning to prescribe fewer opioids to teenagers after wisdom teeth extractions, since nonaddictive painkillers can be as effective.

  48. Where and How to See the Total Eclipse This Summer in the U.S. Travel, July 10

    On Aug. 21, the sun’s disappearance behind the moon will be visible from the Oregon coast to South Carolina. Here are eight places to see it.

  49. Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri National, July 9

    The college has had to close dorms and cut jobs because of plummeting enrollment, which officials attribute largely to fallout from protests in 2015.

  50. Abercrombie & Fitch Ends Talks to Sell Itself Business, July 10

    The retailer said it would instead focus on executing its business plan as a stand-alone company.

  51. Strategy for Democratic Mayors Facing Troubles: Attack Trump National, July 10

    Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, who is up for re-election this fall, and other liberal mayors are deflecting criticism by focusing on a common foe.

  52. Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub Business, July 9

    Fostered by the University of Michigan, testing and research programs draw companies and even equip residents’ vehicles to collect and transmit data.

  53. He Became a Hate Crime Victim. She Became a Widow. National, July 8

    Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s death in an anti-immigrant attack at a Kansas bar made headlines the world over. Now his wife, Sunayana Dumala, tells her story.

  54. Illinois Lawmakers Override Budget Veto, Ending Two-Year Stalemate National, July 6

    While lawmakers and officials cheered an end to the longest state budget impasse in the nation’s history, a prominent critic remained — the governor.

  55. Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say Business, July 6

    Among the companies targeted was a firm that operates a nuclear power plant in Kansas. It is not clear who was responsible.

  56. Unlikely Holdout Underscores Challenge for Senate Health Bill National, July 6

    At a constituent meeting in Kansas, a state President Trump won by 20 points, Senator Jerry Moran faced probing questions about the bill — and had some of his own.

  57. Chicago Transit’s Success? Letters, July 6

    A reader in Chicago takes issue with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s description.

  58. Illinois Moves a Step Closer to Ending Its Budget Deadlock National, July 4

    The Illinois Senate voted to override the governor’s veto of a budget deal that raises taxes in an attempt to end an impasse that has imperiled the state’s fiscal future.

  59. Who Can Reform the Chicago Police? Editorial, July 4

    The courts offer the best chance to clean up the police scandal.

  60. Kelan Philip Cohran, a Musician Who Invigorated Chicago With Education and Activism, Dies at 90 Culture, July 4

    Mr. Cohran helped found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, which raised public consciousness through performances.

  61. After Backing Trump, Christians Who Fled Iraq Fall Into His Dragnet National, July 4

    Some Iraqi Christians who fled persecution and worse could be deported as part of President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

  62. Putting Citizenship Back in Congress Op Ed, July 4

    Advocates for reforms or better government can be trained to approach their lawmakers and make a difference.

  63. Caught in Budget Tugs of War, States Teeter on the Brink National, July 3

    At least eight states are without budgets several days into a new fiscal year, but the effects have been felt most starkly in Illinois, Maine and New Jersey.

  64. Rahm Emanuel: In Chicago, the Trains Actually Run on Time Op Ed, July 3

    New York’s mass transit system has chronic delays; Washington’s has fires. But Chicago has avoided those problems.

  65. How Low Can Taxes Go? Outside Washington, Republicans Find Limits National, July 2

    Republicans in several states have agreed to raise taxes recently, testing a fundamental economic principle for the right. But is Washington listening?...

  66. Going to a New Jersey State Park or Beach? Not This Holiday Weekend National, July 1

    A government shutdown over the state’s budget has shuttered more than 50 state parks, historic sites and recreational areas. At least nine other states are also at impasses.

  67. Asked for Voters’ Data, States Give Trump Panel a Bipartisan ‘No’ National, June 30

    A commission, searching for proof of fraud, requested personal data on 200 million voters. “Go jump in the Gulf of Mexico,” one state official responded.

  68. A Handmaid’s Tale of Protest National, June 30

    In state capitals and street protests, women’s rights activists have been wearing red robes and white bonnets based on “The Handmaid's Tale,” the 1985 novel that is now a series on Hulu.

  69. Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence National, June 30

    The announcement of a new unit to tackle Chicago’s gun violence came as President Trump declared on Twitter that he was sending federal help to the city.

  70. A College Town Gets Ready for Its Moment Under No Sun Science, June 30

    One of the best places to view August’s solar eclipse, Carbondale, home to Southern Illinois University, will host scientists and eclipse groupies.

  71. ‘Everything’s in Danger’: Illinois Approaches 3rd Year Without Budget National, June 29

    Many people who depend on state services — public university students, drug addicts, troubled teenagers, the elderly — have already felt the repercussions.

  72. Trump Nominates Indiana Health Commissioner as Surgeon General Science, June 29

    Dr. Jerome M. Adams was appointed health commissioner by Vice President Mike Pence when he was governor, and helped address an H.I.V. outbreak there.

  73. A Stunt Turns Deadly for a Couple Seeking YouTube Fame National, June 29

    Monalisa Perez shot Pedro Ruiz III at close range as he held a book, the authorities said. The couple apparently thought the book would stop the bullet.

  74. Police Investigate Video of an Off-Duty Officer Pinning a Teenager National, June 28

    The officer in Lansing, Ill., can be heard on a video accusing the 15-year-old of trespassing and saying that he could kill the teenager.

  75. Why We Shouldn’t Drug Test Poor People Op Ed, June 28

    Of all the ways to help people with drug problems, threatening their Medicaid eligibility is among the worst options.

  76. What You Get for $600,000 Slideshow, June 28

    A historic brick house in Columbus, a midcentury ranch in Michigan and a 1799 retreat in New York

  77. $600,000 Houses in Ohio, Michigan and New York Real Estate, June 28

    A historic brick house in Columbus, a midcentury ranch in Bloomfield Township, and a 1799 retreat in Old Chatham.

  78. What You Get for $600,000 Slideshow, June 28

    A historic brick house in Columbus, a midcentury ranch in Michigan and a 1799 retreat in New York...

  79. I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars Op Ed, June 27

    Has there ever been a crisper expression of the consequences of ‘intersectionality’ than a ban on Jewish pride flags?...