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  1. Why Teacher Strikes Keep Happening (and Why There’s No End in Sight) U.S., Today

    The latest protests are in West Virginia (again) and Oakland, as a national movement pushes back against two decades of school reforms.

  2. Bearing Witness to Jim Crow in Mississippi With Uncompromising Candor Lens, Today

    Florence Mars captured a fading but no less virulent racial order in Mississippi, when forces beyond its control were gradually dismantling the state’s system of legalized segregation.

  3. As Trump Attacks Maduro, Some See Bid for Florida Votes World, Yesterday

    President Trump went to Miami not only to warn Nicolás Maduro that his days as Venezuela’s leader were numbered, but also to court a key bloc of voters ahead of the 2020 election.

  4. The Creeping Liberalism in American Islam Opinion, Yesterday

    Far from spreading Shariah, as Islamophobes have suggested, America’s Muslim clerics are focusing on a more familiar trend: youngsters blending into American life.

  5. For Curry, a Return Home Shows He Is Where He Belongs Sports, Yesterday

    An All-Star weekend in his hometown, Charlotte, N.C., affirmed the growth, and greatness, of the Golden State Warriors guard.

  6. In North Carolina, Investigators Find Ballot ‘Scheme’ in House Race U.S., Yesterday

    A House seat was hanging in the balance as state election officials heard the results of an investigation into absentee ballot fraud.

  7. Thank You, New York Opinion, Yesterday

    The city did the rest of the country a favor. Corporate-relocation handouts are terrible economic policy.

  8. When Does Kicking Black People Off Juries Cross a Constitutional Line? U.S., Yesterday

    The Supreme Court will consider whether a Mississippi prosecutor’s long record of excluding black jurors amounted to unconstitutional race discrimination.

  9. Election Fraud in North Carolina? State Board Will Hear Evidence This Week U.S., February 17

    The North Carolina State Board of Elections will consider whether fraud tainted a campaign for a seat in Congress, and whether the Ninth District should hold a new vote.

  10. The ‘Some of My Best Friends Are Black’ Defense Sunday Review, February 16

    It’s a myth that proximity to blackness immunizes white people from doing racist things.

  11. The Week in Business: Amazon Breaks Up With New York, and Warren Buffett Takes Stock Business, February 16

    Plus, tax season brings bad news, and the Fed offers more clues about its change of heart.

  12. A Better Way to Attract Amazon’s Jobs Opinion, February 16

    Virginia can teach New York a few things about how to make a deal that actually works.

  13. A Man in Florida Mistakenly Received a $980,000 Tax Refund, and Officials Say He Tried to Keep It U.S., February 16

    An incorrect tax return led to a huge check for a 29-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla., according to a forfeiture complaint filed by the federal government.

  14. Finally, the N.B.A. Comes to Charlotte Sports, February 15

    A divisive bill restricting the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, passed in 2016, caused sports organizations to abandon North Carolina. A partial repeal brought them back.

  15. Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It Technology, February 15

    The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.

  16. White Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Shooting Black Men After Hurricane Katrina U.S., February 14

    In 2005, Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 55, opened fire at three young men crossing through his neighborhood to reach an evacuation site.

  17. In the End, Amazon Didn’t Win Its Own Subsidy Game The Upshot, February 14

    Economists have long criticized tax breaks to corporations; politicians and the public may be starting to share their skepticism.

  18. Blaming Political Climate, Trumps Give Up on New Hotels U.S., February 14

    The Trump Organization has shelved plans for two hotel lines that the president’s sons once cast as part of the vision for “the next generation” of the company.

  19. XPO Logistics Will Close Warehouse Where Some Pregnant Workers Miscarried Business, February 14

    XPO said more than 400 employees would lose their jobs in April. The New York Times had reported on workers’ miscarriages and complaints of discrimination at the Memphis warehouse.

  20. A Black Group Says Mardi Gras Blackface Honors Tradition. Others Call It ‘Disgusting.’ U.S., February 14

    Participants in the Zulu parade, mostly black but some of them white, wear blackface and grass skirts. Now some are questioning whether the tradition should continue.

  21. Parkland’s Day of Remembrance: Moments of Silence, Reflection and Grief U.S., February 14

    On a day nobody wanted to remember — or forget — Parkland students were observing a day of mourning for the 17 lives lost a year ago.

  22. The Parkland Students, One Year Later Podcasts, February 14

    “It’s hard to differentiate what’s from the shooting and what’s from regular teenage anxiety.” Four students who survived the massacre at their high school told us how it had changed them.

  23. When Judges Defy the Supreme Court Opinion, February 14

    The chief justice faces a time of great testing, both of himself and of the institution he heads, as the lower courts move rapidly even to his right.

  24. 36 Hours in Miami and Miami Beach Travel, February 14

    From South Beach to Little Haiti and beyond, the metropolitan Miami area has plenty to offer everyone from beachgoers and music lovers to gallery hoppers and foodies.

  25. Suspect on Ten Most Wanted List Is Killed in North Carolina, F.B.I. Says U.S., February 13

    Greg Carlson, a fugitive spotted in four states in the last 18 months, was killed in a predawn raid on his hotel room, the F.B.I. said.

  26. Walter B. Jones, 76, Dies; Republican Turned Against Iraq War Obituaries, February 13

    A staunch war supporter, he rebranded “french fries” as “freedom fries,” but then opposed the war and sought to atone for his earlier support.

  27. Governor Northam’s Troubling Silence on Racism Opinion, February 13

    Why won’t he explain how his views have evolved?

  28. What You Get for $850,000 Slideshow, February 13

    A Second Empire-style condominium in Newport, R.I.; a brick Tudor in Omaha; and an 1870s home in Mobile, Ala.

  29. $850,000 Homes in Rhode Island, Nebraska and Alabama Real Estate, February 13

    A Second Empire-style condominium in Newport, a brick Tudor in Omaha and an 1870s home in Mobile.

  30. Parkland: A Year After the School Shooting That Was Supposed to Change Everything U.S., February 13

    Those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School knew their lives would be transformed by the massacre. Many had no idea of the many ways that would happen.

  31. Unmistakable Divide Among Women in Virginia Over Accusations Against Fairfax U.S., February 13

    As Virginia faces the possibility that its executive branch could include two men who once mocked African-Americans and a third accused of rape, Democratic women are divided over how to move forward.

  32. F.B.I. Learned of Gunman’s Hatred of Women Months Before Attack at Yoga Studio U.S., February 12

    According to the police, the bureau had received a tip about Scott P. Beierle, who killed two women and himself in the attack, but there was not enough information to act on.

  33. The Political Ascent of Justin Fairfax, and the Disturbing Allegations That Might End It U.S., February 12

    Justin Fairfax was on the cusp of becoming Virginia’s governor. Then came allegations of sexual assault from early in his rise to prominence.

  34. Baton Rouge Apologizes for 1993 Photo Showing Undercover Officers in Blackface U.S., February 12

    One of the detectives said this week that he did not think the disguise was inappropriate and he was trying to blend into a predominantly black neighborhood.

  35. Arkansas White Supremacist Gang Conspired to Kill to Protect Drug Sales, Prosecutors Say U.S., February 12

    Federal prosecutors announced racketeering charges against dozens of people who they said belonged to the New Aryan Empire, which began as a prison gang.

  36. 21 Savage to Be Released From ICE Custody, His Lawyers Say Arts, February 12

    The rapper was arrested for being in the country illegally. His lawyer said he would be released on bond on Wednesday.

  37. Virginia’s Economy Weathers the Storm in Its Statehouse Business, February 12

    Leading business groups haven’t joined in pushing for leadership changes, and Amazon is moving forward with a major office presence.

  38. Why Chief Justice Roberts Just Protected Abortion Rights Podcasts, February 12

    By upholding abortion precedent, the usually conservative justice may also be seeking to uphold something else.

  39. Secrets of 1946 Mass Lynching Could Be Revealed After Court Ruling U.S., February 12

    No one was ever charged in the July 1946 Moore’s Ford lynchings in Walton County, Ga. More than 70 years later, new information could be forthcoming.

  40. Five Places to Visit in New Orleans Travel, February 12

    Big Freedia’s rap music is a part of the ether of modern New Orleans. So what better authentic travel guide to the city that so many tourists love to visit?

  41. Five Places to Visit in New Orleans Travel, February 12

    Big Freedia’s rap music is a part of the ether of modern New Orleans. So what better authentic travel guide to the city that so many tourists love to visit?

  42. How Trump Has Hurt the Gun Lobby Opinion, February 11

    His presidency hasn’t been the boon for gun-rights supporters that they might have hoped.

  43. Will Power Trump Values in Virginia? Opinion, February 11

    The Northam/Fairfax scandals are forcing the party to reckon between its commitment to equality and its control of the state.

  44. Florida School Hires 2 Former Combat Veterans to Take Down Active Shooters U.S., February 11

    A charter school in Palmetto, Fla., plans to protect its students by arming security guards with Glock handguns and semiautomatic rifles.

  45. How West Virginia’s Education Bill Will Punish Children Opinion, February 11

    Lawmakers are lashing out at teachers after their strikes. The children will lose the most.

  46. Virginia Democrat Backs Off Effort to Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Fairfax U.S., February 11

    A Democratic lawmaker’s push to swiftly begin impeachment proceedings stalled on Monday in the face of furious opposition from the party’s black caucus.

  47. For Virginia Governor Grappling With Race, a Childhood Trying to See Beyond It U.S., February 10

    Ralph Northam’s early life, growing up on Virginia’s rural Eastern Shore, provides clues about how his perspectives on race were shaped.

  48. For Virginia Governor Grappling With Race, a Childhood Trying to See Beyond It U.S., February 10

    Ralph Northam’s early life, growing up on Virginia’s rural Eastern Shore, provides clues about how his perspectives on race were shaped.

  49. Does Alabama Support Religious Liberty? Opinion, February 10

    By moving to bar chaplains from the death chamber, the state has undermined the place of faith in the public sphere.

  50. Virginia Democratic Lawmaker Moves to Consider Impeaching Justin Fairfax U.S., February 10

    A draft resolution directs a House committee to determine whether allegations of sexual assault against Mr. Fairfax “constitute conduct sufficient to provide grounds for impeachment.”

  51. ‘Dangerous Territory’ for Democrats as Republicans Seize Venezuela Moment in Miami U.S., February 10

    If President Trump helps force President Nicolás Maduro out of office, Democrats fear it could transform Venezuelan Americans into loyal Republicans.

  52. Few Americans Say They’ve Worn Blackface. But Many Have Seen It. Interactive, February 10

    The results suggest how prevalent the racist practice has been in American culture.

  53. If Justin Fairfax Is Forced Out in Virginia, Who’s Next in Line? U.S., February 9

    There is no clear succession plan should the state’s lieutenant governor leave office amid allegations of sexual assault.

  54. It’s Great That We Celebrate Black History Month in Totally Normal Ways Opinion, February 9

    Like revisiting yearbook pages of students in blackface.

  55. 21 Savage and the Way We See Black Immigrants Opinion, February 9

    Not recognizing the intersection of both parts of his identity prevents us from fully understanding what’s at stake with his arrest by ICE.

  56. Justin Fairfax Puts Virginia Democrats in Bind on Impeachment U.S., February 9

    If Democrats do not oust Mr. Fairfax, who faces sexual assault allegations, they could anger female voters. But if they push him out, they could deeply trouble African-Americans.

  57. Justin Fairfax Puts Virginia Democrats in Bind on Impeachment U.S., February 9

    If Democrats do not oust Mr. Fairfax, who faces sexual assault allegations, they could anger female voters. But if they push him out, they could deeply trouble African-Americans.

  58. Why Ralph Northam Should Not Resign Opinion, February 8

    Should we judge people only by their most shameful moments?

  59. Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Faces Impeachment Threat and Calls to Resign U.S., February 8

    Justin Fairfax denied wrongdoing but found his political standing in a free fall by Friday night.

  60. In Surprise Abortion Vote, John Roberts Avoids ‘Jolt to the Legal System’ U.S., February 8

    The chief justice, a student of legal rules governing precedent, balances guarding his court’s legitimacy against his generally conservative impulses.

  61. In Surprise Abortion Vote, John Roberts Avoids ‘Jolt to the Legal System’ U.S., February 8

    The chief justice, a student of legal rules governing precedent, balances guarding his court’s legitimacy against his generally conservative impulses.

  62. Death Penalty Sought for Man Charged With Killing 5 in a Florida Bank Shooting U.S., February 8

    Zephen Xaver, 21, was charged last month with five counts of first-degree murder. A customer and four bank employees were killed in the shooting in Sebring, Fla.

  63. Why a Town Is Finally Honoring a Black Veteran Attacked by Its White Police Chief U.S., February 8

    Sgt. Isaac Woodard Jr., a decorated veteran, was brutally beaten by the police in a small South Carolina town in 1946. Now the town is facing up to its past.

  64. Virginia’s Racist History Clashes With New South Image U.S., February 8

    Revelations about past racist behavior by top Virginia politicians are testing the state’s reputation as a progressive-minded beacon that backed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  65. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Faces Eroding Support From Democrats After New Accuser Speaks U.S., February 8

    The new allegation follows one by a California professor, Vanessa Tyson, who says Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004.

  66. When Is Sorry Not Enough? Virginia Scandals Test the Limits of Forgiveness U.S., February 8

    The racial and sexual assault scandals that have roiled Virginia’s leaders are testing Americans’ views on failure, apology and when an act is unforgivable.

  67. Where Books Meet Black Mecca Books, February 8

    A bookstore in Atlanta where half of the books aren’t for sale?

  68. Scandal and Coup Opinion, February 8

    In Virginia and in Washington, the line-of-succession laws need to change.

  69. Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia. Podcasts, February 8

    A deepening political crisis involving the state’s top elected officials is testing the party’s messaging on race and gender.

  70. Beyond College Campuses and Public Scandals, a Racist Tradition Lingers U.S., February 8

    Blackface, with its roots in demeaning minstrel-show traditions, has persisted in fraternity houses and private clubs, occasionally exploding into public view.

  71. With Abortion in Spotlight, a Flurry of Legislation Across the Country U.S., February 8

    Lawmakers in several states have been busy crafting legislation that would either protect abortion or make it illegal in the event that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

  72. With Abortion in Spotlight, States Seek to Pass New Laws U.S., February 8

    Lawmakers in several states have been busy crafting legislation that would either protect abortion or make it illegal in the event that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

  73. The Virginia Mess: Punishing Officials for Mistakes in Their Youth Opinion, February 7

    “Do we really want to judge all of our politicians by what they did in school?” one reader asks. Others weigh in.

  74. Justices Allow Execution of Muslim Death Row Inmate Who Sought Imam U.S., February 7

    Alabama allows a Christian chaplain to be present in its execution chamber but excluded a Muslim imam. The inmate, Domineque Ray, was executed Thursday night.

  75. Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law U.S., February 7

    The law, requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, was very similar to a Texas law the justices struck down in 2016.

  76. Virginia’s Governor Is Hanging On. He Might Last Another Three Years. U.S., February 7

    Despite demands for Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation over a racist yearbook photo, he may now be better able to endure in office than some other Virginia officials swept up in scandal.

  77. Virginia Republican Was Top Editor of Yearbook That Included Blackface Photos and Racist Slurs U.S., February 7

    Thomas K. Norment Jr., the majority leader in the State Senate, denied responsibility for the racist material in the 1968 edition of the Virginia Military Institute yearbook.

  78. The Abortion Debate Opinion, February 7

    Men and women have similar opinions. So do different racial groups and generations.

  79. The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History Books, February 7

    “Unexampled Courage,” by Richard Gergel, is a riveting account of the 1946 legal case that spurred the federal government to act in defense of racial equality.

  80. Key West Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals Believed to Harm Coral Reefs U.S., February 7

    The law’s supporters see it as a crucial step toward protecting the city’s reefs, which draw visitors from around the globe.

  81. Nina Compton’s Work Diary: ‘You Cannot Show Any Sign of Fear’ Business, February 7

    Named the best chef in the South, she runs two acclaimed New Orleans restaurants — 140 pounds of pasta at a time.

  82. The Abortion Debate Opinion, February 7

    And is Medicare for All even possible?

  83. Virginia Police Sergeant Suspended After Antifa Group Identifies White Nationalist Ties U.S., February 6

    Robert A. Stamm, who had been assigned to monitor the protests related to Gov. Ralph Northam, was placed on paid administrative leave pending a review.

  84. Muslim Inmate’s Execution Is Blocked Over Denial of Request for Imam U.S., February 6

    A death row inmate in Alabama says the prison’s refusal to allow an imam to enter the execution chamber violates his constitutional rights.

  85. U.S. Opens Inquiry Into Handling of Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Abuse Case U.S., February 6

    The Justice Department is investigating a plea deal negotiated by President Trump’s labor secretary in 2007, when he was a top federal prosecutor in Miami.

  86. Vanessa Tyson’s Full Statement on Justin Fairfax U.S., February 6

    The complete statement from Dr. Tyson, who has accused Mr. Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, of sexually assaulting her in 2004.

  87. Vanessa Tyson’s Full Statement on Justin Fairfax U.S., February 6

    The complete statement from Dr. Tyson, who has accused Mr. Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, of sexually assaulting her in 2004.

  88. Vanessa Tyson, Accuser of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Describes Assault U.S., February 6

    Tyson said that Fairfax, now the number-two leader in Virginia, forced her to perform oral sex in 2004.

  89. Trump Loves a Culture War Opinion, February 6

    The president lied about abortion in the State of the Union.

  90. The Stacey Abrams Revolution Opinion, February 6

    She represents a repudiation of the idea that Democrats must downplay “identity” to appeal to the country at large.

  91. Virginia Attorney General Says He Also Dressed in Dark Makeup U.S., February 6

    The development deepens the troubles of the Democratic Party in the state, following the crisis over Governor Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo.

  92. Virginia Attorney General Says He Also Dressed in Blackface U.S., February 6

    The development deepens the troubles of the Democratic Party in the state, following the crisis over Governor Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo.

  93. Second Virginia Democrat Says He Wore Blackface, Throwing Party Into Turmoil U.S., February 6

    Attorney General Mark Herring, like Gov. Ralph Northam, said he dressed in blackface years ago. And a woman came forward to describe being sexually assaulted by the lieutenant governor.

  94. Trump Plan to Stop Spread of H.I.V. Will Target ‘Hot Spot’ Areas U.S., February 5

    The plan to end transmission of the virus in the United States by 2030, outlined in the president’s State of the Union address, will focus on 48 counties where about half of new infections occur.

  95. Northam Seeks Signs of Support as Crisis Strains Virginia Leadership U.S., February 5

    Gov. Ralph Northam was said to be planning to hire a private investigator to help clear his name, as his relationship with his lieutenant governor is strained.

  96. Ralph Northam Seeks Signs of Support as Crisis Strains Virginia Leadership U.S., February 5

    The Virginia governor was said to be planning to hire a private investigator to help clear his name, as his relationship with his lieutenant governor is strained.

  97. Yearbook Pages at Northam’s Medical School Recorded Both Memories and Prejudices U.S., February 5

    White former students say some of the offensive images were once acceptable, but their black classmates recall racially divided times when their presence was invisible.

  98. Officer Faces No Charges in Fatal Shooting in an Alabama Mall U.S., February 5

    A police officer acted reasonably when he shot and killed Emantic F. Bradford Jr. seconds after he heard gunfire, the state attorney general said.

  99. Food Trucks ‘Are No Longer a Novelty,’ but They Are Adapting Business, February 5

    Regulatory and market pressures are creating a tough operating environment for many vendors. Oversaturation and changing culinary tastes are also concerns.

  100. What if Shakespeare’s Dark Lady Told Their Love Story? What if It Were a Ballet? Arts, February 5

    Nashville Ballet’s “Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux,” started as poetry. A creative team that includes Rhiannon Giddens is bringing it to the stage.

  101. A New Breed of Hunters Focuses on the Cooking Food, February 5

    As the ranks of American hunters dwindle, millennials like the chef Wade Truong are taking up the tradition, seeking a direct connection to what they eat.

  102. An Energy Wish List for Congress Opinion, February 5

    Here’s how lawmakers can accelerate the clean-energy economy.

  103. ‘It’s the Human Way’: Corruption Scandals Play Out in Big Cities Across U.S. U.S., February 5

    Major federal corruption investigations have brought dark clouds to Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

  104. A School Board Says No to Big Oil, and Alarms Sound in Business-Friendly Louisiana U.S., February 5

    Given new veto power over the tax breaks the state lavishes on industry, local officials are starting to say their budget needs come first. Business leaders are aghast.

  105. With Northam Picture, Obscure Publication Plays Big Role in Virginia Politics U.S., February 4

    Big League Politics, an obscure right-wing publication, has put both Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the defensive.

  106. Who Is Stacey Abrams? The Face of the Democrats’ State of the Union Response Video, February 4

    Stacey Abrams will be the first black woman and the first nonsitting public official to deliver the rebuttal. Here’s what you need to know about her.

  107. Governor Northam and the Racist Yearbook Photo Opinion, February 4

    Readers discuss whether mistakes of the past should be forgiven.

  108. Stacey Abrams, Preparing Her State of the Union Response, Weighs Senate Run U.S., February 4

    Ms. Abrams, who attracted wide attention in her narrow loss for Georgia governor and will speak after the State of the Union, is being courted by the party to challenge Senator David Perdue in 2020.

  109. Cleaner Classrooms and Rising Scores: With Tighter Oversight, Head Start Shows Gains U.S., February 4

    The improvements made by the country’s biggest preschool program offer a story of bipartisan progress at odds with its polarizing time.

  110. Virginia Capitol Thrown Into Chaos as Pressure on Northam Intensifies U.S., February 4

    Gov. Ralph Northam’s fate hung in the balance on Monday as legislators returned to session not knowing who would be governor by the end of the day.

  111. Northam Scandal Opens Rift Between Top Democrats in Virginia U.S., February 4

    As a racist yearbook photo and claims of sexual assault plunged the capitol deeper into turmoil, the state’s lieutenant governor suggested the governor might be trying to sabotage him.

  112. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia Denounces Sexual Assault Allegation as a ‘Smear’ U.S., February 4

    Aides to Fairfax, a Democrat who has drawn national attention as Gov. Ralph Northam considers resigning over past racist behavior, said the allegation was false and unsubstantiated.

  113. Radicals for Income Inequality Opinion, February 4

    Also: The Ralph Northam fiasco, and Boston’s latest victory

  114. The Unseen Robert Frank: Outtakes From ‘The Americans’ Lens, February 4

    Thousands of Robert Frank’s unpublished photographs taken during and after his journeys that led to “The Americans” have never been seen before by wide audiences.

  115. As Calls Mount for Ralph Northam to Resign, Some Virginians Mull a Second Chance U.S., February 3

    For many in Mr. Northam’s state, grappling with the fallout over the picture is as complicated as Virginia’s tragic racial history.

  116. The Governor Who Partied Like It’s 1884 Arts, February 3

    Mr. Northam moonwalked, dressed as Michael Jackson, for a 1980s dance contest. He wore a minstrel’s blackface, but showed no sense of history and little shame.

  117. How the Patriots’ Unyielding Dynasty Claimed a Sixth Super Bowl Title Sports, February 3

    In the Year of Offense, the N.F.L.'s championship game didn't have much. But in the end, Rob Gronkowski was there to catch passes from Tom Brady and the Patriots did it again.

  118. In Virginia Governor’s Turmoil, Democrats See an Agenda at Risk U.S., February 3

    Gov. Ralph Northam’s turmoil is erupting at a pivotal moment for his state’s Democrats, who are on the brink of consolidating power.

  119. Ralph Northam Rose Quickly to Become Virginia Governor. He Could Fall Even Faster. U.S., February 3

    Mr. Northam, who denies appearing in a decades-old racist photograph, is teetering precariously on the top rung of a political ladder that he ascended in just 10 years.

  120. ‘I Am Not Either of the People in That Photo’ Video, February 2

    In a news conference, Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia said he did not appear in the decades-old yearbook photo and would not accept his party’s calls to resign. He did admit to darkening his face on another occasion in the 1980s.

  121. Who Is Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor? U.S., February 2

    If Gov. Ralph Northam accedes to his party’s calls to resign, Mr. Fairfax would become the second African-American governor in the state’s history.

  122. T.S.A. Agent at Orlando Airport Jumps to His Death From Hotel Balcony U.S., February 2

    The terminal was evacuated after the unidentified man jumped, causing passengers to flee unscreened into restricted areas.

  123. This Super Bowl Is Not Everyone’s Bowl of Chips Sports, February 2

    St. Louis is angry the Rams left. New Orleans thinks the Saints got cheated. Los Angeles has the Rams, but hey, LeBron is back. Atlanta is the conflicted host.

  124. Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam, Defies Calls to Resign Over Racist Photo U.S., February 2

    Mr. Northam denied that he appeared in Ku Klux Klan robes or in blackface in a yearbook photo, but revealed that he darkened his face for a costume on another occasion in the 1980s.

  125. In the Pale of Winter, Trump’s Tan Remains a State Secret U.S., February 2

    The White House insists that only “good genes” and a clear powder are behind President Trump’s glow, but mysteries about his grooming routine abound.

  126. Justice Alito Temporarily Blocks a Louisiana Abortion Law U.S., February 1

    The law, requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, was essentially identical to one in Texas that the justices struck down in 2016.

  127. Virginia Governor’s Yearbook Page Shows Men in Blackface and K.K.K. Attire U.S., February 1

    A photograph from what appears to be the 1984 yearbook page of Ralph Northam shows a person dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member and another wearing blackface.

  128. Governor Admits He Was in Racist Yearbook Photo U.S., February 1

    Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, said he was “deeply sorry” for the decision to appear in the photo but resisted calls for his resignation.

  129. He Traded His Yellow Flag for a Microphone. Another Super Bowl Awaits. Sports, February 1

    Gene Steratore, a former N.F.L. referee, is the CBS rules analyst, which just might be a harder job than making calls on the field. Really.

  130. Fake News About Abortion in Virginia Opinion, February 1

    No, Democrats aren’t trying to legalize infanticide.

  131. The Billionaire’s Stadium Next Door Sports, January 31

    Two historically black neighborhoods lie in the shadow of the Atlanta stadium hosting this year’s Super Bowl, but the riches its creation represents? Just out of reach.

  132. Trump, Pence Lead G.O.P. Seizure of Late-Term Abortion as a Potent 2020 Issue New York, January 31

    Vice President Mike Pence wrote that a push in New York and other states to expand abortion rights was a “call to action for all Americans.”

  133. Alfred Hair, Whose Collective Created a Path for Black Artists Interactive, January 31

    Part artist, part businessman and all charisma, Hair started a movement that would allow African-American artists to make a living in the South.

  134. Trump Returns This Weekend to Mar-a-Lago, His Gilded Comfort Zone U.S., January 31

    In his Palm Beach cocoon, President Trump is in his most comfortable mode, friends and allies say: playing the host in front of an adoring crowd.

  135. Harold Bradley, a Nashville Studio Master, Is Dead at 93 Obituaries, January 31

    Mr. Bradley’s work on six-string bass and guitar was featured on records by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Loretta Lynn and numerous others.

  136. How the Supreme Court’s Inaction Could Decide the Future of Abortion Opinion, January 31

    If the justices fail to intervene in our case, the future of Roe v. Wade will be in enormous jeopardy.

  137. Leonard Dinnerstein, 84, Dies; Scholar of Anti-Semitism in U.S. Obituaries, January 31

    He began his academic work with a seminal account of the 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager in Georgia who was convicted of murder.

  138. A Secret Tunnel Leading Toward a Florida Bank Puzzles the F.B.I. U.S., January 31

    A narrow, 150-foot-long tunnel discovered on Tuesday was directed toward a Chase bank near Miami. The F.B.I. called it an “attempted bank burglary.”

  139. Jury Awards Rand Paul Over $580,000 in Damages From Attack U.S., January 30

    Mr. Paul had filed a lawsuit against a longtime neighbor who tackled him after a lawn care dispute in 2017.

  140. Atlanta Stokes a Civil Rights Conversation for Some Super Bowl Players Sports, January 30

    With issues of race percolating in the N.F.L., several players reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. and his protest movement.

  141. What You Get for $1.5 Million Slideshow, January 30

    A 1928 house in Los Angeles; a midcentury home in Charlottesville, Va.; and a modernist house in Austin, Tex.

  142. $1.5 Million Homes in California, Virginia and Texas Real Estate, January 30

    A 1928 house in Los Angeles, a midcentury home in Charlottesville and a modernist house in Austin.

  143. The Super Bowl That Trump’s America Deserves Opinion, January 29

    The post-truth era has found its post-truth sport.

  144. A Game Plan for Eating Well in Atlanta Food, January 29

    The city’s restaurant scene has evolved since the last Super Bowl here. So look beyond downtown, enjoy the diversity and don’t forget breakfast.

  145. Can Kamala Harris Repeat Obama’s Success With Black Voters? It’s Complicated U.S., January 29

    Ms. Harris has appeal for black voters. But she also faces challenges — skepticism about her background as a prosecutor, overcoming sexism and competing in a crowded primary field.

  146. From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons Lens, January 29

    The making of Sheila Pree Bright’s photo-mural of black women who had lost their sons gave a group of mothers a chance to tell their stories.

  147. Clark B. Olsen, Witness to a Civil Rights Killing, Dies at 85 Obituaries, January 28

    In Selma, Ala., in 1965, he saw a fellow minister, James Reeb, take a fatal blow to the head, a murder with national consequences.

  148. Big Ears Festival Will Throw ECM Records a 50th Birthday Party Arts, January 28

    The experimental-music event, entering its 10th year in Knoxville, Tenn., will host 20 separate ECM-related performances at the 2019 festival in March.

  149. Freshman in College, Freshman in the Capitol: West Virginia’s 19-Year-Old Lawmaker U.S., January 27

    Caleb Hanna, one of the youngest state legislators in the country, is a black man raised in a white family who represents a predominantly white district in West Virginia.

  150. Stone-Cold Loser Opinion, January 26

    Will the dawn raid on the Prince of Darkness shine a light on the Trump campaign’s original sin?