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  1. 4 Will Be Charged in Florida Nursing Home Deaths After Hurricane Irma, Lawyers Say U.S., Yesterday

    A dozen residents’ deaths were ruled homicides by a medical examiner after the nursing home’s air-conditioners failed in 2017.

  2. 6 Injured in Lightning Strike at PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta Sports, Yesterday

    A half-dozen people were injured, including one of the tournament’s vendors, after lightning struck a tree near the 16th tee during a weather delay. “It was like a sonic boom,” the vendor said.

  3. ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case in Florida Ends With Manslaughter Verdict U.S., Yesterday

    Michael Drejka said he had feared for his life when he killed Markeis McGlockton in an argument over a parking spot.

  4. Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Live in This Perfect Place? Style, Yesterday

    Womyn’s lands, established in the 1960s as lesbian utopias, have failed to attract a new generation of members. Should they be saved?

  5. A Marathon for a PGA Tour Rookie Sports, August 23

    Sungjae Im of South Korea, the only rookie to advance to the Tour Championship and its youngest competitor, kept playing and playing this season to reach an unlikely goal.

  6. Four Black Men Were Freed From Death Row. Republicans Put Them Back. Opinion, August 23

    The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear a case next week that’s a matter of life or death for some inmates.

  7. Baby Food, Bassinets and Talk of Salvation: Inside an Evangelical Pregnancy Center U.S., August 23

    The director used to attend anti-abortion protests. Now she tries to help pregnant women and new mothers find jobs, emotional support or a place to shower.

  8. Walmart to Overhaul and Reopen El Paso Store Where 22 People Were Killed U.S., August 22

    The renovated store will include a memorial to the victims and should be ready by the holidays, Walmart said.

  9. Is It Unconstitutional to Sleep in Your Home? For a Governor, Perhaps U.S., August 22

    Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia has had many political disputes, but whether he is spending enough nights in the Governor’s Mansion may be the unlikeliest.

  10. When Ransomware Cripples a City, Who’s to Blame? This I.T. Chief Is Fighting Back U.S., August 22

    The former information technology director of a northern Florida city forced to pay $460,000 after a ransomware attack was fired. Now he’s suing.

  11. El sorpresivo hallazgo de un ‘youtuber’ consuela a los padres de un joven ahogado en Español, August 22

    Rich Abernathy estaba grabando un salto en una cascada para su canal de YouTube cuando encontró una GoPro enterrada en el fango. El video contenía los últimos momentos de Richard Lee Ragland III, quien murió en 2017.

  12. La educación bilingüe se expande en EE. UU. y Luisiana dice ‘oui’ en Español, August 22

    Esta temporada escolar, más estudiantes que nunca tendrán clases en algún idioma distinto al inglés en Estados Unidos. Luisiana busca rescatar sus raíces francesas.

  13. Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America U.S., August 22

    As hackers lock up networks that power police forces and utilities, municipalities must operate with hobbled computer systems, and decide whether to pay ransoms.

  14. Economic Antidote for a Shrinking America: Immigrants Business, August 22

    Restaurants, farms and other employers say they need more foreign workers. And economic growth may depend on it, given lower birthrates.

  15. Did Venus Williams Ever Get Her Due? Magazine, August 22

    How the first Williams sister changed the course of women’s tennis.

  16. YouTuber’s Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost U.S., August 21

    Rich Abernathy was filming a dive for YouTube when he found an old GoPro partly buried in the muck. “It’s like he’s right here,” said Robin McCrear of seeing the video footage of her son, Richard Lee Ragland III, who died in 2017.

  17. Parkland Shooting Survivors Release Ambitious Gun Control Plan U.S., August 21

    The plan by March for Our Lives would ban assault weapons, raise the minimum age for buying firearms and introduce other measures that the gun lobby has strongly opposed.

  18. What You Get for $2 Million Slideshow, August 21

    A lighthouse keeper’s home on an island in Maine; a luxury prefab house in the desert near Moab, Utah; and a Craftsman-style home in Lexington.

  19. $2 Million Homes in Maine, Utah and Kentucky Real Estate, August 21

    A lighthouse keeper’s home on a Penobscot Bay island, a luxury prefab house in the desert near Moab and a Craftsman-style home in Lexington.

  20. Former V.A. Doctor Charged in Deaths of 3 Veterans U.S., August 21

    Prosecutors said that Robert Morris Levy was responsible for the deaths through incorrect and misleading diagnoses and that he had used a mind-altering substance while working.

  21. Louisiana Says ‘Oui’ to French, Amid Explosion in Dual-Language Schools U.S., August 21

    This fall, more American students than ever will start their first day of school learning in a language other than English.

  22. Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover Travel, August 21

    Eager to lure travelers, U.S. airports are increasing amenities to include culture, fitness and even the opportunity to commune with a little nature.

  23. Florida’s Panthers Hit With Mysterious Crippling Disorder Science, August 20

    State wildlife officials are sharing video of disabled animals in an effort to identify the ailment and save the beloved, endangered cats.

  24. Clerk Convicted of Murder for Shooting Memphis Teenager Who Stole ‘$2 Beer’ U.S., August 19

    A clerk at a store in Memphis, Anwar Ghazali, 29, was found guilty of fatally shooting Dorian Harris, 17, as he ran out last year.

  25. Searching for Hints About 2020, All Eyes Turn to a Reshaped Virginia U.S., August 19

    Demographics and redistricting are transforming Virginia, where November legislative elections are being closely watched for signs of where the nation is headed politically.

  26. A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic Health, August 19

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  27. What Part of ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ Don’t We Understand? Opinion, August 19

    Here in Tennessee, the hypocrisy of execution day is almost too much to bear.

  28. In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music Travel, August 19

    More than 90 years ago, recordings in a hat warehouse in Bristol, Tenn., unleashed a quintessentially American musical form.

  29. Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There. U.S., August 19

    A protest by a group of coal miners in Harlan County, Ky., has grown into a small 24-hour tent city.

  30. A Nun, a Doctor and a Lawyer — and Deep Regret Over the Nation’s Handling of Opioids Health, August 18

    In an Appalachian town, an unlikely group of activists recognized the early stages of the deadly drug epidemic, and fought in vain to stem its rise.

  31. Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana Governor During Hurricane Katrina, Dies at 76 Obituaries, August 18

    She was the first female governor of her state, and won mixed reviews for her response to the devastating storm.

  32. Atlanta Hotel, Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Reopens U.S., August 16

    Bacteria was found on a cooling tower and a fountain in the hotel’s atrium, Georgia public health officials said.

  33. Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds Health, August 16

    Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.

  34. Arkansas Woman Charged Over Holding Four Black Teenagers at Gunpoint U.S., August 16

    The boys were raising money for their football team. The woman, identified as Jerri Kelly, 46, is facing charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

  35. A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans. Technology, August 16

    Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.

  36. John Goodman Was a Man Without a Series. Now He’s Everywhere. Arts, August 16

    He talks about his short-term unemployment between the canceled “Roseanne” and its sequel, “The Conners” — and the Danny McBride comedy “The Righteous Gemstones” that is putting him all over the dial.

  37. Five Places to Visit in Greenville, S.C. Travel, August 16

    One of the Upcountry city’s most intriguing areas is West Greenville, an enclave that has been transformed into an artistic and entrepreneurial district.

  38. She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals Style, August 16

    And I was that man.

  39. Mississippi Plants Knowingly Hired Undocumented Workers, ICE Says U.S., August 15

    Affidavits unsealed in federal court after last week’s raids show that federal agents believe the companies “willfully and unlawfully” hired undocumented immigrants.

  40. ‘What You Gonna Do’ Review: Struggles and Resilience in New Orleans Movies, August 15

    The filmmaker Roberto Minervini offers a vibrant portrait of African-American life in urban Louisiana.

  41. Stacey Abrams Is Playing the Long Game for Our Democracy Opinion, August 15

    And she’s playing to win.

  42. Patricia Altschul, 78, Is the Dowager Countess of ‘Southern Charm’ Style, August 15

    A former New York City socialite has gained fans by swilling martinis, spouting witticisms and wearing caftans.

  43. How Segregation Caused Your Traffic Jam Interactive, August 14

    In some of America’s most congested cities, roadways were designed to keep people “in their place.”

  44. Dr. Carl Weiss Jr., 84, Dies; His Father, He Said, Didn’t Kill Huey Long Obituaries, August 13

    Doubting the official account — that Carl Sr. had killed the Louisiana senator before being gunned down himself — a son sought to clear his father’s name.

  45. Want to Pay Off a Student’s Debt? At Morehouse, Donors Now Can U.S., August 13

    Morehouse unveiled a program last week in which the school will solicit donations that would go directly to paying off its students’ loans.

  46. Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for President in 2020, Focusing Instead on Fighting Voter Suppression U.S., August 13

    Ms. Abrams will concentrate on building a national movement for fair and equitable elections, including a voter protection hotline.

  47. Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States U.S., August 13

    Millions of people across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee faced excessive heat warnings and high humidity.

  48. The Epstein Investigation, Now That He’s Dead Podcasts, August 13

    With Jeffrey Epstein dead, what will happen to the case against him and the women who lost the opportunity to face him in court?

  49. Ads Pitching CBD as a Cure-All Are Everywhere. Oversight Hasn’t Kept Up. Business, August 13

    “Basically nobody” is overseeing the quality of the many cannabidiol products that have proliferated, one researcher said. The F.D.A. says it is doing everything it can.

  50. This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope. Science, August 13

    The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn’t belong.

  51. Algae Can Poison Your Dog U.S., August 12

    Dogs have become fatally ill after frolicking in water infused with the toxic algae, owners said.

  52. Hate Crimes Are Slipping Through the Cracks Automobiles, August 12

    The mothers of Heather Heyer and Khalid Jabara want federal legislation to improve reporting.

  53. Hate Crimes Are Slipping Through the Cracks Opinion, August 12

    The mothers of Heather Heyer and Khalid Jabara want federal legislation to improve reporting.

  54. What Changed in Charlottesville Opinion, August 11

    For white supremacists, Confederate monuments aren’t about the past — they symbolize a racist vision of the future.

  55. Tennessee Prison Escapee Is Captured After 5-Day Manhunt U.S., August 11

    Curtis Ray Watson sexually assaulted and killed a veteran prison executive before he fled on a tractor, officials said.

  56. Why the Jeffrey Epstein Investigation Is Not Over New York, August 11

    Mr. Epstein is dead, but prosecutors will focus on those who may have helped him in a sex-trafficking ring. Accusers still plan to pursue lawsuits.

  57. Why Are Florida Republicans So Afraid of People Voting? Opinion, August 10

    There’s no other logical explanation for the effective poll tax that lawmakers recently passed.

  58. Jeffrey Epstein: Why He Symbolized Privilege and Depravity New York, August 10

    Mr. Epstein, the financier charged with sex trafficking of minors, died by suicide in jail about a month after he was indicted.

  59. Virginia Schools’ Bathroom Rule Violates Transgender Rights, U.S. Judge Says U.S., August 9

    The ruling is an important victory for transgender rights advocates as legal battles over school bathroom policies continue to play out across the country.

  60. Tennessee Inmate Killed Prison Official, Then Fled on Tractor, Authorities Say U.S., August 9

    Curtis Ray Watson remained at large two days after officials say he strangled a veteran prison executive.

  61. After ICE Raids, the Parking Lot Was Crowded, but No One Was There to Work U.S., August 9

    At a chicken processing plant in Morton, Miss., relatives and friends of the workers swept up in the raids came to collect what had been left behind.

  62. ‘Massage’ Was Code for ‘Sex’: New Epstein Abuse Revelations New York, August 9

    A cache of documents offers disturbing testimony about what happened inside the Florida mansion owned by Jeffrey Epstein.

  63. After Hurricane Katrina, How Do You Return Home When Home No Longer Exists? Books, August 9

    Sarah M. Broom’s memoir, “The Yellow House,” erects a textual record of a house destroyed — and of the lives lived within it.

  64. To Graduate, File a Fafsa, More High School Seniors Are Told Your Money, August 9

    More states are requiring it, and students who complete the form are more likely to attend college — especially low-income pupils, says a group that promotes college education.

  65. Let the People (of Florida) Vote Opinion, August 9

    Civil rights victories are never easy.

  66. Summer in the City Is Hot, but Some Neighborhoods Suffer More Interactive, August 9

    New research shows that summer temperatures can vary as much as 20 degrees across different parts of a city, with poor and minority neighborhoods often bearing the brunt.

  67. The Next Front in the Fight Over Gun Control? Virginia U.S., August 8

    The state’s elections in November will test the potency of gun rights as a voting issue. Democrats are looking to take power and enact gun control legislation next year.

  68. ‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws Aren’t Airtight. But Officials Say They’ve Saved Lives. U.S., August 8

    State laws that let judges take guns away from troubled owners have been used thousands of times, though they work only when people report threatening behavior.

  69. Red Flag Laws Can Save Lives. Shootings in El Paso and Dayton May Expand Them. U.S., August 8

    State laws that let judges take guns away from troubled owners have been used thousands of times, though they work only when people report threatening behavior.

  70. ICE Raids in Mississippi Leave Fear and Uncertainty in Their Wake U.S., August 8

    A day after the raids, questions about what would happen to workers, families and businesses lingered in residents minds.

  71. Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest U.S., August 8

    The campaign posted a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville home. Twitter said the video violated its policy.

  72. Woman Dies After Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Atlanta U.S., August 7

    Public health officials have confirmed 12 cases of the disease, including one death. A downtown Atlanta hotel has temporarily closed in the aftermath.

  73. ICE Arrests Hundreds in Mississippi Raids Targeting Immigrant Workers U.S., August 7

    More than 600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were involved in what the authorities said might be the largest worksite enforcement action in a single state.

  74. $450,000 Homes in Rhode Island, Tennessee and Kansas Real Estate, August 7

    A modern retreat inside a Coventry nature preserve, a Craftsman-style home outside Nashville and an 1869 house near Kansas State University.

  75. What You Get for $450,000 Slideshow, August 7

    A modern retreat inside a Coventry, R.I., nature preserve; a Craftsman-style home outside Nashville; and an 1869 house in Manhattan, Kan.

  76. Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It U.S., August 7

    The Democratic candidates lashed the president with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and his resistance to gun control.

  77. Can the Giants Really Bank on Daniel Jones? Sports, August 7

    Team brass thinks he can be the next Eli Manning. Giants fans wondered why a Duke quarterback was worth the No. 6 pick. We talked to over 30 people who know Jones best to figure him out.

  78. Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left? U.S., August 6

    The Democratic Socialists of America figure out what it means to oppose Donald Trump.

  79. Mississippi Governor Primary: Republican Favorite Is Forced Into Runoff U.S., August 6

    Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves fell short of 50 percent of the vote, facing two rivals who support Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

  80. The Charm, and Challenge, of Savannah Business, August 6

    Eastern Wharf is the largest expansion of downtown Savannah, Ga., in the city’s 286-year history. Like other projects, it met intense scrutiny.

  81. Mississippi Governor Primary Election Results Interactive, August 6

    See full results and maps from the Mississippi primaries.

  82. Mississippi Primary Election Results Interactive, August 6

    See full results and maps from the Mississippi primaries.

  83. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Treatment U.S., August 5

    Mr. McConnell fractured his shoulder while Mr. Paul had surgery to have part of his lung removed. Both senators are recovering in Kentucky, their home state, their teams said.

  84. ICE Came to Take Their Neighbor. They Said No. Opinion, August 5

    It is the story of David and Goliath, of Hansel and Gretel, of Robin Hood.

  85. A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court U.S., August 5

    Calvin Duncan, “the most brilliant legal mind” in the nation’s largest maximum-security prison, had long questioned a Louisiana law that allows 10-to-2 jury verdicts.

  86. Forget the Beach: Hanging Poolside in Miami Interactive, August 5

    Sand and the ocean aren’t for everyone. And that’s O.K.

  87. White Extremist Ideology Drives Many Deadly Shootings Interactive, August 4

    Active-shooter episodes in which the gunmen espoused white extremist beliefs have been among the deadliest in recent years.

  88. Mass Shootings in 2019: A Week of Bloodshed Underscores the Scale of Violence U.S., August 3

    This year, there have been at least 32 fatal shootings with three or more victims in the United States.

  89. Georgia Elementary School Is Accused of Racial Insensitivity Over Hairstyle Guidelines Display U.S., August 3

    The display at Narvie J. Harris Theme School in Decatur, Ga., was removed on Thursday, the same day it was put up.

  90. Looking for a Beach House? It’ll Cost You Real Estate, August 2

    These days, you may end up paying more than just the asking price for a home near the water.

  91. A Northern California Retreat, With Room for Friends Slideshow, August 2

    This three-building complex, near the Pacific Ocean, is listed for $3.625 million.

  92. A Connecticut Island Cottage Slideshow, August 2

    This shingled house, on Cedar Island, is listed for $299,900.

  93. A Vintage Florida Cabin Slideshow, August 2

    This 1957 house on Sanibel Island is listed for $800,000.

  94. A Classic Cape Cod Bungalow Slideshow, August 2

    This 1930 cottage in Truro, Mass., is listed for $1.2 million.

  95. A Lakefront Escape Slideshow, August 2

    This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house, on the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is listed for $639,000.

  96. I Had to Know if He Was Seeing Someone Else Style, August 2

    As the heartbroken mother of two young girls, I found myself routinely — compulsively — checking up on my ex.

  97. I Had to Know if He Was Seeing Someone Else Style, August 2

    As the heartbroken mother of two young girls, I found myself routinely — compulsively — checking up on my ex.

  98. An Art Museum in Your Hotel Lobby Travel, August 1

    Forget those predictable poster reprints. Some properties have begun to push the boundaries of what it means to be a hotel with great art.

  99. White Supremacist Leader Captured After Escape From Arkansas Jail U.S., July 31

    Wesley Gullett, who is listed in court documents as the president of the New Aryan Empire, was taken into custody without incident on Thursday, the Dover Marshal’s Office said.

  100. Overlooked No More: Georgia Gilmore, Who Fed and Funded the Montgomery Bus Boycott Obituaries, July 31

    Gilmore started the Club From Nowhere, a clandestine group that prepared and sold meals to raise money for the 381-day resistance action.

  101. A Rare Do-Over Congressional Election Is a Chance to Battle-Test 2020 Strategies U.S., July 31

    An emerging Republican strategy describes Democrats as “socialists” who “hate the values that make America great.” Will it work?

  102. Racist Display at Miami Airport Spurs T.S.A. Investigation U.S., July 30

    The Transportation Security Administration said it placed two of its officers on leave while it investigated the display, which included toy gorillas and a noose.

  103. Election Fraud in North Carolina Leads to New Charges for Republican Operative U.S., July 30

    L. McCrae Dowless Jr., who was previously indicted over work in other elections, was charged in connection to efforts related to the 2018 general elections.

  104. Where Floods of ‘Biblical Proportion’ Drowned Towns and Farms Business, July 30

    Floodwaters swamped more than half a million acres of forest and farmland in the lower Mississippi Delta more than six months ago, gulping up highways and homes, livestock and tractors.

  105. A Go-To Retort to ‘Go Back’ Opinion, July 30

    “I’m an American” — and that’s all there is to it. Also: T-shirts with a reminder about working toward equality; an urban challenge in North Carolina; life-giving trees and ecosystems.

  106. Shooting at Walmart in Mississippi Kills 2 U.S., July 30

    A “disgruntled” former employee opened fire at dawn, killing two employees and striking a police officer in the back, officials said. The officer was saved by his bulletproof vest.

  107. Trump Praises American Democracy, Then Plies Its Divisions U.S., July 30

    On the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America, the president stuck to his script in a speech. But unscripted before and afterward, he went on the attack.

  108. An American Middle Schooler, Orphaned by Deportation Magazine, July 30

    Fanny was in middle school when ICE came for her mother, leaving her to navigate the struggles of adolescence by herself.

  109. Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak May Have Sickened Dozens in Atlanta U.S., July 29

    The state said 11 people had contracted the disease and 55 more cases were “probable.” A Sheraton hotel linked to the outbreak has voluntarily closed for now.

  110. Trump Grants Clemency to 7 Men in Cases Dating Back Decades U.S., July 29

    The president commuted the sentences of two men, one accused in a Medicaid-related bribery scheme, and pardoned five others of crimes such as drug trafficking.

  111. I’m a Republican and I Oppose Restarting Federal Executions Opinion, July 29

    More and more, conservatives don’t trust the government to get capital punishment right.

  112. The Trump Strain in American History Opinion, July 29

    White supremacy has its own peculiar logic, to which the president is peculiarly attuned.

  113. The Real Problem With Trump’s Rallies Opinion, July 28

    There are a lot of similarities between the president and George Wallace of Alabama. But there’s also one big difference.

  114. Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts U.S., July 28

    Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say.

  115. Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? U.S., July 28

    Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings.

  116. Border Collie Trained to Recognize 1,022 Nouns Dies Science, July 27

    Chaser, often described as “the world’s smartest dog,” made headlines worldwide for being able to identify objects by their names.

  117. At a Clinic Threatened by Trump’s Rules, She Asks, ‘Why Attack Women?’ Opinion, July 27

    A septuagenarian male president imposed regulations that cut health services for women.