1. Biden and Big Oil Had a Truce. Now, It’s Collapsing. Climate, Yesterday

    Companies were enjoying record profits. But the president’s decision to pause permits for gas export terminals has whipped up industry support, and donations, for Donald Trump.

  2. Tormentas eléctricas, viento y cambio climático: esto es lo que hay que saber En español, May 20

    Los científicos afirman que tormentas como las que azotaron Houston podrían volverse más intensas a medida que el planeta se calienta, aunque precisar las tendencias sigue siendo difícil.

  3. The Author of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Can’t Go Home, Except in His Books Books, May 20

    Kevin Kwan left Singapore’s opulent, status-obsessed, upper crust when he was 11. He’s still writing about it.

  4. Ruben Gallego and the Fight for Arizona Opinion, May 20

    The Grand Canyon State is up for grabs — and so is its political future.

  5. ‘We Can’t Sleep’: Houstonians Still Without Power Struggle to Stay Cool National, May 19

    As stifling heat settled over the city, the local electricity provider said most service would return by late Sunday. But hard-hit areas could remain dark for days longer.

  6. 63 Years Later, First Black Man Trained as Astronaut Goes to Space Express, May 19

    Edward Dwight was among the first pilots that the United States was training to send to space in 1961, but he was passed over. On Sunday, he finally made it on a Blue Origin flight.

  7. A New Challenge for Asylum Seekers: Lawyer Shortages National, May 19

    A record number of new migrants has left many with legitimate asylum cases unable to find a lawyer to keep them from being deported.

  8. Accepting N.R.A. Endorsement, Trump Pledges to Be Gun Owners’ Ardent Ally Politics, May 19

    Addressing the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, former President Donald J. Trump on Saturday promised to roll back the Biden administration’s gun-control measures if elected.

  9. Texas Family Finally Learns Fate of Man Held in Syria Washington, May 18

    Majd Kamalmaz disappeared in Syria in early 2017. American officials recently disclosed to his family that they had intelligence indicating that he was dead.

  10. Una tormenta deja un rastro de destrucción en Houston En español, May 18

    Al menos cuatro personas perdieron la vida cuando un fuerte temporal arrasó la región. Las autoridades evaluaban los daños el viernes.

  11. Accustomed to Disasters, Houston Didn’t See This One Coming National, May 17

    Hurricane-strength winds swept through the city, but without the warnings that come with a hurricane. The storm left shocked residents and a landscape of debris.

  12. Thunderstorms, Wind and Climate Change: Here’s What to Know Climate, May 17

    Scientists say storms like those that battered Houston could become more intense as the planet warms, though pinning down trends is still challenging.

  13. Storm Carves Path of Destruction Across Houston Express, May 17

    At least four people were killed when powerful weather ripped through the region. Officials were taking stock of the damage on Friday.

  14. Storms Batter Houston, Leaving at Least 7 Dead Express, May 17

    School officials canceled classes in the city on Friday, and hundreds of thousands were left without power. It may take as much as 48 hours to restore power to some customers.

  15. Read the Texas Governor’s Pardon Interactive, May 16

    Gov. Greg Abbott pardoned a man who was convicted of fatally shooting a protester during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the summer of 2020, fulfilling a promise he made last year amid pressure from conservatives.

  16. Texas Governor Pardons Man in Fatal Shooting of Protester in 2020 National, May 16

    The man, Daniel S. Perry, was convicted of killing a protester during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Austin.

  17. In South Texas, Henry Cuellar’s Case Stirs an Old Feeling: Distrust Politics, May 16

    The Laredo congressman faces bribery charges, and some voters and party leaders worry that his legal troubles could dampen Democratic turnout.

  18. Barge Strikes Bridge in Galveston, Causing Oil Spill Express, May 15

    No injuries were reported when the barge struck a bridge that connects Galveston, Texas, to a small island along the Gulf of Mexico, causing a partial collapse.

  19. East Texas, Already Soaked, Prepares for a ‘Nightmare Scenario’ of More Rain Weather, May 15

    Some places in Texas have seen a year’s worth of rainfall since January.

  20. A White-Collar Indictment Shatters a Congressman’s Blue-Collar Image Washington, May 13

    Representative Henry Cuellar started from humble origins, but records show he welcomed the trappings of power afforded by his position.

  21. Judge Blocks New U.S. Rule Limiting Credit Card Late Fees Business, May 11

    Set to take effect on Tuesday, the rule would save households $10 billion a year in “junk fees,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said.

  22. Ted Cruz, Better Known For Derailing Bills, Tries on a New Hat: Legislator Washington, May 10

    The Texas Republican, who made a name for himself trying to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act, took on an unfamiliar role as a critical player in pushing through a major aviation bill.

  23. ‘Someone’s Going to End Up Dead’: Settlements Over Fatal Astroworld Concert National, May 8

    A trial had been set to hear evidence that organizers of a 2021 Travis Scott concert knew the crowd was too large and ignored pleas to stop it as 10 people were crushed.

  24. Most Wrongful Death Lawsuits Tied to Astroworld Festival Are Settled Culture, May 8

    The rapper Travis Scott and the concert promoter Live Nation faced 10 suits after the 2021 tragedy. One case from the family of a 9-year-old victim is pending.

  25. Houston Police Chief Departs Amid Inquiry Into Suspended Cases National, May 8

    The abrupt retirement of Chief Troy Finner followed months of scrutiny into 260,000 crime reports, including for sexual assault, that were suspended for a “lack of personnel.”

  26. Why Having Kennedy on the Ballot in Texas May Worry Ted Cruz National, May 8

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who expects to be on the ballot in Texas, could prove to be a wild card in the U.S. Senate race, which Ted Cruz had appeared likely to win.

  27. Giant Batteries Are Transforming the Way the U.S. Uses Electricity Interactive, May 7

    They’re delivering solar power after dark in California and helping to stabilize grids in other states. And the technology is expanding rapidly.

  28. One Dead in Texas as Rain Pummels Parts of the State Express, May 5

    A 4-year-old boy died on Sunday in Johnson County, Texas, after being swept away by floodwaters, the authorities said.

  29. Southeast Texas Expects More Rain After Days of Flooding Express, May 4

    Several rivers north of Houston were forecast to reach or exceed their floods of record, the authorities said. Evacuation orders were in place for some areas.

  30. A Battle Over Beer Split a Texas Town’s Biggest Party National, May 4

    Muenster, Texas, has hosted a German-heritage festival for nearly 50 years. But then some locals rebelled.

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  32. Henry Cuellar Indicted Over Bribery Scheme Washington, May 3

    Mr. Cuellar and his wife are accused of accepting bribes from a bank in Mexico City and an oil and gas company owned by Azerbaijan. He has maintained they are innocent.

  33. As Rains Lash Southeast Texas, Residents Brace for More Flooding Express, May 3

    Several counties were under flood warnings in the Houston area and other parts of Southeast Texas on Friday.

  34. Mandatory Evacuations Are Issued in East Texas as Floods Swell Express, May 2

    Some residents in the Houston area along the east bank of the San Jacinto River were urged to leave before nightfall. Crews had rescued people and animals from flooded areas.

  35. $2.1 Million Homes in Massachusetts, Texas and South Carolina Real Estate, May 1

    An early 19th-century Cape Cod-style home with a writing studio in Provincetown, a 1939 cottage in Austin and an 1840 house in Charleston.

  36. Supreme Court Allows, for Now, Texas Law Restricting Access to Porn U.S., April 30

    The law, meant to shield minors from sexual materials on the internet by requiring adults to prove they are 18, was challenged on First Amendment grounds.

  37. New Round of Arrests at University of Texas as Protesters Defy Governor National, April 29

    Days after a crackdown on pro-Palestinian protesters, at least 50 people were arrested after new tents were erected on the Austin campus.

  38. Pennsylvania Hospital Suspends Its Liver Transplant Program Investigative, April 29

    The move by the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was the second time this month that a hospital has taken this rare step.

  39. Judd or Dud: Can You Tell the Difference? Real Estate, April 29

    It’s not that easy to tell fake Donald Judd furniture from the real thing. See if you can do a better job than Kim Kardashian.

  40. At Least 5 Dead in Oklahoma and Iowa as Nighttime Tornadoes Strike Express, April 27

    An infant was among those killed, officials said. Parts of five states — Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas — were under a tornado watch on Sunday.

  41. Children and Museums: You Can’t Start Early Enough Special Sections, April 27

    Many museums around the country have had children’s programs for years — but they are on the rise now more than ever.

  42. Tornadoes Sweep Through Nebraska and Iowa, Leveling Buildings Weather, April 25

    Storms destroyed homes and injured several people in Iowa and Nebraska, including in Omaha. A tornado also hit near Des Moines.

  43. Southwest Quits Four Airports in Cost-Cutting Drive Business, April 25

    The airline expects fewer deliveries of Boeing planes than before, and cited “significant challenges” in achieving growth plans because of it.

  44. With New Salt and Sugar Limits, School Cafeterias Are ‘Cringing’ Business, April 25

    Many parents and nutritionists applauded stricter federal regulations, but food companies say the changes could increase costs and waste.

  45. Hoping Art Can Strike a Balance on the U.S.-Mexico Border Special Sections, April 25

    In a biennial show this spring and summer between two museums on either side of the border, artists tell fresh stories about a contentious region.

  46. Bird Flu Outbreak in Cattle May Have Begun Months Earlier Than Thought Science, April 24

    A single spillover, from a bird to a cow, led to the infections, a review of genetic data has found.

  47. Fake Tags Add to Real Chaos on American Roads National, April 19

    Officials are moving to increase enforcement and change laws in response to the rise in counterfeit or expired plates, which exploded during the pandemic.

  48. Don’t Ditch Standardized Tests. Fix Them. Op Ed, January 17

    Assessing the academic skills of elementary and middle school students matters more than ever.

  49. Southwest Airlines Reaches Deal With Pilots Union Business, December 20

    The new contract would provide raises and better benefits, following similar deals at other big airlines.

  50. After End of Pandemic Coverage Guarantee, Texas Is Epicenter of Medicaid Losses Washington, August 13

    Since the end of a pandemic-era policy that barred states from removing people from Medicaid, Texas has dropped over half a million people from the program, more than any other state.

  51. El fin del Título 42 podría ocasionar que miles lleguen a la frontera de EE. UU. En español, May 9

    La política que ha permitido la rápida expulsión de muchos inmigrantes en la frontera sur se levantará el jueves. Las autoridades se preparan para un nuevo aumento de la inmigración.

  52. An End to Pandemic Restrictions Could Bring Thousands to the Border National, May 7

    Title 42, the policy that has allowed the swift expulsion of many migrants at the southern border, will lift on Thursday. Officials are bracing for a new immigration surge.

  53. As Oil Companies Stay Lean, Workers Move to Renewable Energy Business, February 27

    Solar, wind, geothermal, battery and other alternative-energy businesses are adding workers from fossil fuel companies, where employment has fallen.

  54. Will Lifting Title 42 Cause a Border Crisis? It’s Already Here. National, December 29

    Plans to lift Title 42 have prompted dire predictions of chaos on the border. But there is already a migrant surge, because the pandemic policy was never an effective border-control tool.

  55. La pandemia solo va a terminar si más personas se ponen el refuerzo en Español, November 7

    Hay nuevas vacunas contra la COVID-19 que funcionan. Pero también hay menos puntos de vacunación, menos alcance y menos soluciones creativas para generar conciencia y aumentar el acceso a las inyecciones.

  56. The New Covid Boosters Are Incredible, and Everyone Should Get One Op Ed, November 3

    Getting shots into arms isn’t rocket science, or at least it shouldn’t be.

  57. Meet Me Downtown Interactive, October 26

    We visited 10 cities across the country to see how the pandemic and its aftershocks have reshaped the American downtown.

  58. Voting access updates: Mail ballots are at issue as states consider new rules and legal action. Politics, July 15

    A signature-matching rule in North Carolina is rejected, mail ballots in Pennsylvania are in dispute, and more.

  59. Voting access updates: Mail ballots are at issue as states consider new rules and legal action. Politics, July 15

    A signature-matching rule in North Carolina is rejected, mail ballots in Pennsylvania are in dispute, and more.

  60. Ending a Decade-Long Decline, More Mexicans Are Migrating to U.S. Foreign, July 1

    The death of at least 53 migrants in Texas, more than half of whom were from Mexico, is testing U.S. efforts to enlist Mexico in deterring migration.

  61. Your Friday Evening Briefing N Y T Now, May 27

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  62. The maker of the gun used in the school massacre got $3.1 million in pandemic aid. Business, May 26

    Daniel Defense was one of nearly 500 gun and ammunition makers and retailers that collected a total of $125 million from the Paycheck Protection Program.