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  1. West Virginia House of Delegates Votes to Impeach Entire State Supreme Court National, Today

    In a series of votes that frequently fell along rough party lines, lawmakers approved 11 articles of impeachment against all four sitting justices, sending the process on to the State Senate.

  2. A Year After Charlottesville, Disarray in the White Supremacist Movement National, Yesterday

    “It was a dead-enders event from the get-go.” The alt-right’s sparse turnout at a Washington rally on Sunday illustrated a fracturing within the movement.

  3. Florida Prosecutors Charge Man in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Killing National, Yesterday

    Prosecutors say a controversial state law does not prevent them from prosecuting a man who fatally shot another in a parking lot, even though the sheriff had declined to arrest him.

  4. Candidate for Florida State House Admits She Lied About Graduating From College Express, Yesterday

    Melissa Howard, a Republican candidate, posted a photo of what she said was a diploma from Miami University of Ohio. The school says she never graduated.

  5. Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era T Style, Yesterday

    As playful as he is provocative, Darren Bader interrogates the meaning of art itself. Plus, four works he created exclusively for T.

  6. A Guide to Covering the Manafort Trial Insider, August 8

    Reporters and news assistants in the Washington bureau have developed a series of tactics to manage the trial’s demands.

  7. America Has Stopped Being a Civilized Nation Op Ed, August 12

    In 1985, Billy Ray Irick committed a hideous crime in Tennessee. Last week, the state of Tennessee responded in kind.

  8. White Nationalists and Counterprotesters Rally in Washington, D.C. Video, August 12

    Thousands of people confronted a small group of white nationalists near the White House on Sunday. In Charlottesville, Va., a gathering honored Heather Heyer, who was killed there a year ago when a man who espoused white supremacist views rammed h...

  9. Texts Offer No Hint Schools Chief Would Back Out of New York Job Metro, August 12

    There was talk of money and power in messages between the mayor’s office and the would-be schools chancellor, but no indication that Alberto M. Carvalho would change his mind.

  10. Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy Op Ed, August 11

    An expert on voter suppression, he will help keep Georgia red.

  11. A Judge Blocked a Medicaid Work Requirement. The White House Is Undeterred. Washington, August 11

    Trump administration officials say they will still allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, despite a federal court ruling that blocked such requirements in Kentucky.

  12. Back-to-School Shopping for Districts: Armed Guards, Cameras and Metal Detectors National, August 11

    The shooting in Parkland, Fla., spurred school districts into reinforcing buildings, hiring armed guards and training staff to handle mass casualty events.

  13. Governor Demands Bill Nelson Back Up Claims That Russia Hacked Florida Voting Systems National, August 10

    The senator’s vague allusion to potential Russian interference caused a political maelstrom ahead of the state’s primary election.

  14. Monuments for a New Era Op Ed, August 10

    What should replace statues celebrating the Confederacy? Six artists imagine a way forward.

  15. In Virginia, Women Form an Insurgency to Try to Topple Republican Dave Brat Washington, August 9

    Representative Dave Brat’s stunning victory in 2014 showed the power of insurgency. But he is facing an uprising of his own among Democratic women in his Virginia congressional district.

  16. The Democratic Party Has Two Futures Op Ed, August 9

    Candidates in different states are testing out the electoral power of the left and the center.

  17. The Earth Ablaze Op Ed, August 8

    Are we locked in a worldwide pattern of persistent and catastrophic wildfires?

  18. How Nixon Came Back Op Ed, August 8

    Fifty years ago, the former vice president executed the greatest reversal of fortune in American political history.

  19. Final Suspect Arrested in Killing of XXXTentacion Culture, August 8

    Seven weeks after the shooting, the fourth suspect indicted in the rapper’s shooting death has surrendered in Florida.

  20. Prosecutors Investigate Whether Children Were Being Trained to Carry Out School Shootings Express, August 8

    A foster parent of a child found last week at a New Mexico compound told the authorities that adults there had trained the child to use an assault rifle to carry out school shootings.

  21. Paul Manafort Trial: Gates Admits Having Affair as Defense Attacks Him Washington, August 7

    Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump, is being tried on charges of bank and tax fraud in a case stemming from the special counsel’s investigation.

  22. Alabama Beachgoers May Have Killed Hundreds of Protected Birds Express, August 7

    Human visitors scared away least terns, which are considered a threatened species in the state, and used their eggs to decorate the sand.

  23. Meet Bill Nelson, the Under-the-Radar Senate Candidate in Florida. He’s the Incumbent. National, August 6

    Though he has served three terms, Bill Nelson, a Democrat, has less name recognition and less campaign money than his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, and some Democrats worry that he could lose his seat.

  24. Emmett Till Sign Is Hit With Bullets Again, 35 Days After Being Replaced Express, August 6

    Four gunshots were fired into a sign on the banks of the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi, where Emmett’s mutilated corpse was found in 1955.

  25. See How The Times Gets Printed and Delivered Insider, August 5

    The Times is printed at 27 locations and takes a trip — by truck or by plane, sometimes thousands of miles — to get to you. Timing is everything.

  26. White Nationalists Love Corey Stewart. He Keeps Them Close. Politics, August 5

    The Republican nominee for Senate in Virginia likes to engage the racial fringes of his party, creating a dilemma for mainstream G.O.P. leaders wary of his views.

  27. Q. and A.: Arrested and Jailed. For Voting. National, August 4

    In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: An interview with the correspondent Jack Healy about “illegal voting,” and some secrets of Harvard’s admissions process.

  28. Parkland Shooting Suspect Lost Special-Needs Help at School When He Needed It Most National, August 4

    A report commissioned by the school district in Parkland, Fla., said Nikolas Cruz generally received the help he needed but lost access to it by mistake.

  29. Tennessee Republicans Select Newcomer, Spurning Trump Loyalist in Governor’s Race Politics, August 2

    Diane Black lost despite showing fealty to the president. Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen won the nominations for the open Senate seat.

  30. Arrested, Jailed and Charged With a Felony. For Voting. National, August 2

    Twelve people in a North Carolina county have been charged with voting illegally in the 2016 election. They face up to two years in prison.

  31. Tennessee Primaries: What to Watch For Politics, August 2

    The key races in the state, which President Trump won by 26 points in 2016, are for the governorship and the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker.

  32. $1.9 Million Homes in California, Alaska and Louisiana Real Estate, August 1

    A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a modernist home in Anchorage and a renovated 19th-century house in New Orleans.

  33. A Pregnant Dolphin. A Fatal Gunshot. A Disturbing Trend. Express, August 1

    The case is the latest example of violence against dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico, which experts say is becoming increasingly common.

  34. What You Get for $1.9 Million Slideshow, August 1

    A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, a modernist home in Anchorage and a renovated 19th-century house in New Orleans.

  35. Mueller Passes 3 Cases Focused on Illicit Foreign Lobbying to Prosecutors in New York Washington, August 1

    The special counsel has referred investigations into lobbying by Washington insiders to the federal prosecutors in New York handling the case against Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer.

  36. At Florida Rally, Trump Boasts About the Economy and Takes Aim at Usual Targets Washington, July 31

    The president called himself “the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party” — a debunked claim — and took shots at his usual list of piñatas, boogeymen and political targets.

  37. N.R.A. Joins Questioning of Florida Sheriff in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case National, July 31

    The sheriff continues to defend his decision not to make an arrest in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

  38. What Do 525 Ventriloquists Do at a Convention? Ask Their Dummies Culture, July 31

    Scenes from an annual “vent” gathering in Kentucky, where puppets rule and their masters crave respect for an unappreciated art form.

  39. Five Places to Shop in New Orleans Travel, July 31

    Magazine Street has some of the best antique stores, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shops to be found anywhere in New Orleans.

  40. In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race Politics, July 30

    The president’s endorsement of Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary has tipped the race in his favor and shown how unwavering support of Mr. Trump can be crucial.

  41. ‘Bigfoot Erotica’ Becomes an Issue in Virginia Congressional Campaign Politics, July 30

    Monster-themed pornography does exist. But Denver Riggleman, a Republican, said his writing on Bigfoot has not been pornographic.

  42. A Toxic Tide Is Killing Florida Wildlife Climate, July 30

    Toxic algal blooms are not unusual off the state’s coast, but the current episode is the longest in more than a decade.

  43. Paul Manafort’s Trial Starts Tuesday. Here Are the Charges and the Stakes. Washington, July 29

    Questions about Russian involvement in President Trump’s 2016 campaign are not on the docket but hang heavily over the proceedings.

  44. Mother of Dead Woman Says Medics Told Her She Could Not Afford Ambulance Express, July 29

    The mother questioned whether race placed a role in how her daughter was treated. Four emergency medical workers have been placed on paid leave and face a hearing this week.

  45. In Georgia Governor’s Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State Politics, July 28

    Democrats and Republicans alike believe that when Georgia chooses between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp, they will be signaling what the Deep South powerhouse stands for.

  46. Meet New Orleans’s All-Female Biker Club National, July 28

    With stilettos and magenta-hued burnouts, the Caramel Curves are hard to miss on the riding scene.

  47. A Greenville, S.C., Restaurant Celebrating Upcountry Bounty Travel, July 28

    The award-nominated Anchorage has a firm focus on vegetables — though fish and pork do make appearances.

  48. Five Lawmakers Call on U.S. to Investigate Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case Express, July 27

    The congressional Democrats asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to open an inquiry into the killing of a man during an argument over a parking space.

  49. Maryon P. Allen, Made a Senator by Husband’s Death, Dies at 92 Obits, July 27

    One of only two female U.S. senators from Alabama, she was picked to fill a suddenly vacant seat but lost a bid to keep it, undone perhaps by her outspokenness.

  50. Once a Trump Antagonist, Rand Paul Emerges as His Russia Wingman Washington, July 26

    When they competed for the presidency, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky held Donald J. Trump in contempt. Now the senator is the president’s loudest Russia defender.

  51. Third Suspect Arrested in Killing of XXXTentacion Culture, July 26

    Robert Allen, 22, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Georgia on Wednesday, after being indicted in the shooting of the 20-year-old rapper.

  52. Get Ready for More Tapes Op Ed, July 26

    Also: Digging in to the Georgia governor’s race.

  53. Lucy McBath, Gun Control Activist, Wins Congressional Primary in Georgia Express, July 25

    Ms. McBath became an activist after her son was fatally shot during a dispute over the volume of his music. She’ll face Karen Handel, the incumbent.

  54. What Brian Kemp’s Victory Speech Says About His Plan to Take On Stacey Abrams Politics, July 25

    Mr. Kemp won the Republican nomination for Georgia governor on Tuesday night. We analyzed his acceptance speech.

  55. Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign Culture, July 25

    Two days after footage showed him yelling racial epithets on Mr. Cohen’s series “Who Is America?,” Mr. Spencer has decided to step down from office.

  56. Brian Kemp Wins Georgia G.O.P. Runoff for Governor to Face Stacey Abrams Politics, July 24

    Brian Kemp, who ran as a “politically incorrect conservative,” was aided by a well-timed endorsement from President Trump. He’ll face Stacey Abrams this fall.

  57. Georgia Primary Runoff Election Results Interactive, July 24

    See full results and maps from the Georgia primary runoffs.

  58. Georgia Primary Election: Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle Fight to a Bitter Runoff Politics, July 24

    An endorsement from President Trump has electrified the Republican primary for governor, which will decide who faces Stacey Abrams in November.

  59. Alabama Coal Executive and Lawyer Are Guilty of Bribing Politician Over Pollution Cleanup Express, July 24

    The men were found guilty of bribing a former state representative to oppose Environmental Protection Agency plans that could have made the coal company help pay to clean up a polluted Superfund site.

  60. The Spider in My Life Op Ed, July 23

    The world is on fire, but the tiny creature in my family room is a balm against the human chaos outside.

  61. Their Father Was a Refugee in India. Now They’ve Teamed Up With the Trumps. Investigative, July 22

    The Trump Organization has struck just one new hotel deal since the president took office. It’s with two brothers doing business in rural Mississippi.

  62. A Plea for a Fact-Based Debate About Charter Schools Op Ed, July 22

    Many have made substantial academic progress. They also have downsides. It’s worth talking about both.

  63. Georgia Leaders Condemn Jason Spencer, Lawmaker Who Used Slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen Show Culture, July 22

    Mr. Spencer, a state lawmaker who proposed a bill that could have banned facial veils in public, was duped into an embarrassing appearance in “Who Is America?”

  64. Waitress Discusses Taking Down Man Who Groped Her: ‘We Deal With a Lot’ Express, July 22

    Emelia Holden, 21, said the encounter, which went viral on social media, prompted women to reach out to her and other servers to tell their stories of harassment.

  65. Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor Politics, July 21

    At a rally, Vice President Mike Pence urged Republicans to vote for Brian Kemp in a runoff on Tuesday. Mr. Kemp has said he would be a “politically incorrect” governor, worrying some Republicans.

  66. Christopher Cantwell, White Nationalist in Vice Video, Is Barred From Virginia Express, July 21

    Mr. Cantwell pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery relating to his use of pepper spray at last year’s protests in Charlottesville, Va., prosecutors said.

  67. Year After White Nationalist Rally, Charlottesville Is in Tug of War Over Its Soul National, July 21

    Nearly a year after the rally, the city’s first black female mayor has vowed to address centuries of racial and economic disparities.

  68. ‘Stand Your Ground’ Cited by Florida Sheriff Who Declined to Arrest Suspect in Killing Express, July 21

    The sheriff said his office would not charge Michael Drejka, who fatally shot another man, Markeis McGlockton, during a dispute about a parking space.

  69. Trump Endorsement in Georgia Race Surprised, and Frustrated, Some Republicans Politics, July 20

    The president’s out-of-the-blue tweet in support of Brian Kemp was the latest example of him intervening in races with no warning to the party infrastructure.

  70. Father of Parkland Shooting Survivors Is Fatally Shot in Robbery Express, July 20

    Five months after two of his children escaped the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Ayub Ali was a victim of gun violence.

  71. Republicans Choose Charlotte for Their 2020 Convention Politics, July 20

    Party officials voted unanimously on Friday to select Charlotte, which approved the gathering amid concerns over protests and damage to its reputation.

  72. What It Takes to Get an Abortion in the Most Restrictive U.S. State Interactive, July 20

    Mississippi, which has only one abortion clinic, requires many more steps to undergo a procedure than California, which has 152 clinics and no major restrictions.

  73. A Pie to Cut Through Summer’s Heat Dining, July 20

    Childhood memories of summers in Atlantic Beach, N.C., inspired this no-frills lemon pie, sweetly creamy and salty all the same.

  74. ‘S-Town’s’ Treatment of Its Main Character Was Riveting. But Was It Unlawful? Express, July 20

    In a lawsuit filed this month against the podcast’s creators, lawyers for John B. McLemore’s estate allege that his personal information was exploited for profit.

  75. Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW Business, July 19

    The automaker became the No. 1 exporter of American-made cars, transforming Spartanburg. Now it is weighing the impact of an escalation of the trade fight.

  76. Trump Won’t Be the Only One to Benefit From the 2020 Republican Convention Op Ed, July 19

    Charlotte’s Democratic mayor will, too.

  77. She’s Mexican-Born and a New U.S. Citizen. But Can She Run for the Georgia House? National, July 18

    Maria Palacios, brought to the United States from Mexico, became a legal Georgia resident in 2009 and a citizen in 2017. But a judge has deemed her ineligible to run for the State House.

  78. Trump Endorses Brian Kemp Over Casey Cagle in Georgia Governor’s Race Politics, July 18

    Either Mr. Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, or Mr. Cagle, its lieutenant governor, will face Stacey Abrams in the November election.

  79. Letter of Recommendation: Used Clothing Magazine, July 18

    You might want to forget that a stranger once owned that jacket you bought — but you shouldn’t.

  80. Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff Politics, July 17

    Ms. Roby, a Republican congresswoman, defeated a primary challenger who assailed her for withdrawing her support for President Trump in 2016.

  81. The Age of the Downloadable Gun Begins Op Ed, July 17

    The government has just made it easier for terrorists and criminals to produce deadly weapons with an inexpensive 3-D printer.

  82. Judge Denies Paul Manafort’s Request to Move Trial Away From Washington Express, July 17

    President Trump’s former campaign chairman will be tried in Alexandria, Va., in what is scheduled to be the first of two criminal trials.

  83. Alabama Election Results: Second House District Republican Primary Runoff Interactive, July 17

    See full results and maps from the Alabama primary runoffs.

  84. Can a Pro-Coal Democrat in West Virginia Carve a Path for His Party? National, July 17

    Richard Ojeda, a populist Democrat riding a wave of labor activism, is making a deep-red House district look flippable, and may show his party a way to win in Trump country.

  85. Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright Politics, July 17

    Ms. Roby, who has held her seat in Congress since 2011, came up short during a June primary. She faces Mr. Bright, a former mayor of Montgomery (and a former Democrat) in a runoff on Tuesday.

  86. For Manufacturers, a Complex Mix Can Determine Location Special Sections, July 17

    While rural areas offer manufacturers some advantages, they can no longer count on lower salaries for workers or finding employees with the skills they need.

  87. Charlotte Reluctantly Says It’s Willing to Host Republican National Convention National, July 16

    North Carolina’s largest city has not been eager to embrace a bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020. The main reason? President Trump.

  88. The Perils of the Trump Cult Op Ed, July 16

    Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn wants to ride the president’s coattails to the Senate. But will her plan backfire?

  89. Among the Majestic Trees in Congaree, Slipping Into Silence Travel, July 16

    The little-visited Congaree National Park in South Carolina has been called “Redwoods East.” A kayak will take you deep into its quiet forest.

  90. Some Aviation History Is on the Verge of Being Lost in Ohio Special Sections, July 16

    A plan underway to preserve some of the buildings where the flight pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright built their Wright Flyers is falling apart.

  91. How New Orleans Is Helping Its Students Succeed Op Ed, July 15

    The New Orleans turnaround shows the power of giving more freedom to teachers and principals — and then holding them accountable for their performance.

  92. Georgia Governor Candidate Caught Saying He’s in Race to Be the ‘Craziest’ National, July 15

    His opponent has recorded ads with a chain saw, shotgun and “big truck” that he says he’ll use to round up “illegal immigrants.” It seems to be working.