Amy McGrath’s journey from Marine combat pilot to the Democratic nominee for a House race combines biography, risk taking and the virtues of the digital age.
By redefining welfare to include more federal assistance programs, Trump finds new ways to punish black people.
A graduate student discovers the importance of humanizing data.
Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a G.O.P. primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.
Ms. Abrams secured the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday morning, she spoke to The New York Times about what’s next.
Concerned evangelicals staged a revival in Liberty University’s backyard to challenge Jerry Falwell Jr. and his alliance with President Trump.
Ms. Abrams is the first black woman in the U.S. to be a major party’s nominee for governor. A Democrat, Ms. Abrams will test just how much the state’s conservative politics are shifting.
A Tennessee parole board was split on the release of Ms. Brown, who at 16 shot a man who hired her for sex. Her case has gotten celebrity support.
An African-American progressive woman is assembling a new coalition to claim the Georgia governor’s office.
Also: Small towns, shrinking and fighting back.
Gavin Grimm was barred from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school. He sued in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
In Georgia, two women were locked in a close race to become the Democratic nominee for governor. What does this election tell us about the future of the party?
Prime your eyes — have a search image in mind. Consult a tide chart.
Ms. McGrath won without the backing of national Democrats. A viral video about her military experience helped generate more than $1 million in donations.
Many places in rural Alabama don’t have working sewer systems.
See full results and maps from the Georgia primaries.
Speaking out in a community like Marshall County, Ky., has come at a social cost, including frayed friendships and fights with parents.
A case against Walmart is among the first to arise from the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, meant to broaden #MeToo beyond celebrities.
Georgians are choosing candidates for governor on Tuesday, and there are competitive House seats in all three states. Here’s what you should know.
See full results and maps from the Kentucky primaries.
See full results and maps from the Arkansas primaries.
In New Orleans, every call to a cellphone from the parish jail is taped, and prosecutors can listen in.
The effort by Mr. Blankenship, the ex-convict coal baron who lost the Republican nomination, could split the G.O.P. vote if he is able to overcome the state’s “sore loser” law.
The North Carolina man, Roger Self, was scheduled to appear in court after being charged with murder in the deaths of his daughter and daughter-in-law.
As state governments develop plans to introduce sports betting, some American Indian tribes in the casino business are working to make sure they’re dealt in.
Activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., led to the most successful push for gun control in decades in the state. Few expect the same in Texas.
A federal probe and criticism from an N.C.A.A. commission led by Condoleezza Rice have done little to change how shoe companies in youth basketball operate.
Ms. Clarkson, a Texas native, opted to call for a moment of action, rather than a moment of silence, in response to the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
The crash in North Carolina killed two people, including the daughter, who was a sheriff’s deputy, the police said. Several others were injured.
Younger voters typically do not cast ballots in midterm elections. But after the Parkland, Fla., shooting, registration among younger voters is accelerating.
Stacey Abrams, a Democrat running for governor of Georgia, is trying to win a statewide election in the Deep South without relying on conservative-leaning white voters.
The Montage Palmetto Bluff offers memorable kayaking in lagoons, soothing design in its rooms and romance throughout.
Two people were shot, one fatally, near the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center, in Jonesboro, Ga., according to local reports.
At the nation’s fourth-busiest gateway, local confidence over its potential outweighs any anxiety over the threat of tariffs.
In a city long known for its crime problem, increased local efforts have transformed blighted areas into buzzy social hot spots, attracting tourists along the way.
An armed man ranting against President Trump opened fire on officers early Friday in South Florida before he was wounded and apprehended, the police said.
“Women’s colleges are an American phenomenon”: An interview with Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar.
Florida candidates have traveled repeatedly to the island, a sign Puerto Ricans have become an increasingly important constituency.
David Sadler, a State Senate candidate in Alabama, wants people with a criminal record — like him and millions of other Americans — to have a voice in American politics.
State control of education helps explain why walkouts have happened in North Carolina and five other states, but not in others.
Any reason for a party, says David J. Kahn.
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “projectile wound to the head.” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States.
I must, however, make a confession: I usually end up hangry.
A 1916 colonnaded home in Kansas City, a midcentury-modern house in Atlanta and a riverfront home in New Hope.
A 1916 colonnaded home in Kansas City, Mo.; a midcentury-modern house in Atlanta; and a riverfront home in New Hope, Pa.
An opinion editor reflects on the hobby-turned-passion that offers him a respite from policy stories.
The parents of two students who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they want a voice on matters of school safety.
Four white sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative duty after the man suffered “significant traumatic injuries to the neck” during an arrest, the authorities said.
Georgia State, once seen as a night school for white businessmen, has reshaped itself amid a moral awakening and a raft of data-driven experimentation.
The justices also decided that drivers of rented cars not listed on the rental agreements do not lose their constitutional right to privacy.
The event, which had a “Welcome to the Jungle” theme, has been criticized for using the tiger for entertainment purposes. State authorities are investigating.
Eating at immigrant-run restaurants is a way to signal “I’m glad you’re here” and “Please don’t give up.”
In right-leaning districts they hope to flip, national Democrats are backing moderates in primaries, a strategy that may yield a fractious House caucus if they win.
In North Carolina as in Pennsylvania, Democrats may have found a formula for midterm success.
Louisiana has a chance to get rid of a racist 19th-century rule that allows nonunanimous juries to convict.
The South Carolina man paid an undercover agent to hang his neighbor from a tree with a burning cross on the lawn, according to court papers.
The Arts Innovation and Management Program will invest $43 million in Atlanta; Austin, Tex.; Baltimore; Denver; New Orleans; Pittsburgh; and Washington.
After primaries in prime Trump territory Tuesday, Republicans were eager to embrace the president while Democrats had a more delicate balancing act.
What the nation needs now is clearly more lobbyists.
Walkouts in Arizona and other states echo a long history of illegal strikes.
Robert Pittenger, seeking his fourth term, lost a primary challenge on Tuesday to Mark Harris, a Baptist minister who opposes same-sex marriage.
Richard Cordray won in Ohio. Don Blankenship lost in West Virginia. And Congress is very unpopular.
Whether the Senate confirms Ms. Haspel as the director of the C.I.A. or not, the United States needs a conversation about torture and rendition.
The victory by Richard Cordray, who was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, came as a relief to many Democrats who saw Dennis Kucinich as unelectable.
A colonial-style house in Raleigh, a 117-acre estate in Kirby and a 1968 home in Sonoma County.
A colonial-style house in Raleigh, N.C.; a 117-acre estate in Kirby, Vt.; and a 1968 home in Healdsburg, Calif.
The former coal executive faced a concerted effort by Republicans to stop him, including an appeal from President Trump. Patrick Morrisey, the state’s attorney general, won the party’s nomination.
The measure, which the gun maker’s board opposed, calls on the company to look into safer firearms and to explain how it keeps track of crimes committed with its products.
In new video, the officer and the suspect acknowledge that the kick did not actually land. Still, the officer was charged with a misdemeanor and will be fired.
Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?
Ahead of the primary election Tuesday, the state embraced cybersecurity with an enthusiasm greater than many other states.
Inside one extraordinary (and totally nonessential) space in Cajun Country.
James Shaw Jr., who set up the campaign to aid shooting victims, had sought far less. The outpouring of generosity has “overwhelmed” him, he said.
Republicans in Washington, including President Trump, encouraged West Virginians not to vote for Don Blankenship, a Senate candidate with a complicated past.
The president tweeted that Don Blankenship’s opponents have a better chance of beating the incumbent Democratic senator, Joe Manchin.
As problems mount with lethal injection, Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma are developing protocols for using nitrogen to carry out the death penalty. Little science exists about the method.
Excavation for a new waterfront development in Old Town Alexandria reveals the bones of ships that were scuttled to expand the coastline.
Rather than adopt another team or renounce hockey, some Atlanta Thrashers supporters have chosen to stick with the franchise, which left for Winnipeg in 2011.
Montgomery’s new lynching memorial provides an opportunity to reflect on the role newspapers played in this gruesome chapter of America’s history.
What walkouts show about the real power of organized labor.
Thanks to artists like Donald Glover and Janelle Monáe, we’re seeing a weirder, cooler, queerer and more realistic black and sexy.
Forty-three years after the fall of Saigon and almost 13 years after Hurricane Katrina, many residents wonder if their long-resilient community is nearing another — quieter — inflection point.
The police chief described the officer’s actions, which were captured on video, as “a clear violation of policy.” “I was disgusted by it,” the mayor said.
Thanks to Tyler Perry’s studio and a flurry of big-budget movie shoots, theater performers have an easier time supporting themselves.
“Beneath a Ruthless Sun,” by the Pulitzer winner Gilbert King, is a searing true account of corrupt law enforcement, racial violence and heroism in Jim Crow Florida.
Doing so will worsen the consequences of climate change.
A parole board will hear Ms. Brown’s request later this month. Her case has attracted the support of Rihanna, LeBron James and Kim Kardashian West.
In Alabama’s capital, you’ll find deep-fried bacon, stylish bars and revitalized neighborhoods. But the city’s real draw is its museums and other sites that focus on the evolution of civil rights.
Jasmine Harrison, 17, received more than $4 million in scholarship offers. She plans to major in biology and work in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Gird your loins because it’s time to vote.
Montgomery’s wealth of civil rights museums alone make it worth a visit, but its bars, restaurants and riverfront add to its charm and culture. Before you go, follow our guide to plan your visit, and pack these essentials for your trip.
The crash of an Air National Guard transport was the second fatal crash in less than a year involving a version of the C-130, a workhorse of military aviation.
Jurors recommended Jacob S. Goodwin, 23, face 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for the assault of DeAndre Harris in August.
A 1770 house in Middleway, a Spanish-Tudor revival home in Minneapolis and a Cape Cod in Sharon.
A 1770 house in Middleway, W.V.; a Spanish-Tudor revival home in Minneapolis; and a 2007 Cape Cod-style home in Sharon, Conn.
The investigation was ordered after documents were released showing that the Charles Koch Foundation had been given a voice in hiring faculty.
The company, whose Savage and Stevens brand makes versions of the controversial and popular AR-15 rifle, said it wanted to focus on its outdoor enthusiast base.
Upscale developments downtown have drawn a demographic that is largely wealthy and white, making some others feel unwelcome.
Mr. Moore, the former Senate candidate from Alabama, continues to deny allegations that he pursued sexual and romantic relationships with teenagers.
In Georgia, black women are leading a multiracial coalition to elect the nation’s first black female governor.
A way to protect property owners from personal liability has also turned out to be handy for enabling problematic behavior, like laundering money or being a bad landlord.
Maybe last fall’s Alabama Senate race wasn’t a fluke after all.
A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed.
The new memorial in Montgomery, Ala., brought an acknowledgment from the local newspaper about its coverage of lynchings over decades: “We were wrong.”
The official story of Ricky Boyd’s fatal encounter with the police changed from him firing at them first to his being armed with a BB pistol. Now even that is in dispute.
John Hubert Highnote was described by the few who knew him as a loner and a recluse, but why he ambushed two sheriff’s deputies at a Chinese restaurant may never be known.
Mr. Neville, a saxophonist, joined with his brothers in 1977 to form a New Orleans supergroup that mingled a party spirit with social consciousness.
Providing unused needles to people who inject drugs is an idea that has struggled to gain acceptance, in West Virginia and throughout the U.S.
Soon travelers in the Magnolia State will be able to visit places where authors like Faulkner, Ward, Eudora Welty and Richard Ford lived and wrote.
Thanks to right-wing policies, red state educators have nothing left to lose.
What happens in New Orleans stays there after the wedding of the photographers Danielle Levitt and Harry Eelman. But there will be photos. Lots of them.
The ubiquity of Waffle House, a chain of 1,800 eateries, invites every kind of story, some chronicled on Instagram, others in mug shots.
Winning the contest could mean a steeper increase in local housing costs over the next decade, a study finds. Nashville is already contemplating the impact.
A common refrain among conservatives is that black people should get over it. Even though conservatives refuse to.
A new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Ala., bring attention to a disturbing chapter of the nation’s history — one that in some ways lives on.
Rain drips blood-red from the rusted steel columns that hang from the ceiling, commemorating the thousands of lynchings of black Americans.
The former coal mining executive, a strong supporter of President Trump who is running as an “American competitionist,” has refused to disclose his personal finances as required by law.
Elwood Higginbotham was murdered by a mob in 1935. For his descendants, a new historical inquiry into his death offers a chance to confront the past.
On tap in the city’s Brewery District: stouts, I.P.A.s, stewed oxtails, collard pizza — and a skatepark.
A 19th-century cottage in East Hampton, a Tudor-style home in Altadena and an 1871 house in Savannah.
A 19th-century cottage in East Hampton, N.Y.; a Tudor-style home in Altadena, Calif.; and an 1871 house in Savannah, Ga.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.
The upbeat New Louisville district is buzzing with cool eateries, shops and thriving businesses, with a distillery and a hotel opening just in time for Derby season.
The police said Nikolas Cruz walked down the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and took aim at students and teachers trapped in the corridor.
Officials took the Nashville shooting suspect’s guns after a run-in at the White House last year. But his father gave the guns back.
Two surgeons explain how they respond when they get word of a mass shooting: “We try to set our emotions apart from that immediately, but we’re human.”
Video of the arrest shows white officers grabbing the woman and tossing her onto the floor, causing her shirt to come down and exposing her breasts.
The Waffle House shooting is a painful reminder of Tennessee’s failure to protect its own citizens from mass murderers with guns.
Why Republicans ended up at war with America’s schoolteachers.
About 160 law enforcement officials had been involved in the search for Travis Reinking, 29, who officials said used an AR-15 rifle to carry out a deadly shooting in Nashville on Sunday morning.
The suspect in the Waffle House mass shooting in Nashville once told the authorities he was a “sovereign citizen.” We examine the phrase.