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  1. An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien Science, November 22

    Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry.

  2. What You Get for $800,000 Slideshow, November 22

    A 1936 modern house near Columbus, a Queen Anne Victorian in Fall River and a shingle-style house on Whidbey Island.

  3. $800,000 Homes in Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington Real Estate, November 22

    A Queen Anne Victorian in Fall River, Mass., once owned by Lizzie Borden, and homes in Bexley, Ohio, and Langley, Washington.

  4. How Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Policing Is Frustrating Some Chiefs National, November 21

    The president says the Justice Department has meddled too much in policing. But even police chiefs in Republican areas are frustrated with his rollback.

  5. More Than 450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Over Attack National, November 21

    Hundreds of victims are suing the gunman’s estate alongside the owners of both the hotel he used to carry out the attack and the festival he targeted.

  6. As Tech Start-Ups Mature, So Do Their Headquarters Business, November 21

    In a departure from the days when tech firms preferred old converted warehouses, they are now moving into newer high-end offices.

  7. A Vacation Home as Minimal as a Gallery Real Estate, November 21

    The owners of a minimalist house on Orcas Island in Washington were so opposed to visual clutter they didn’t even want towel bars in the bathroom.

  8. An Ultra-Minimalist Escape Slideshow, November 21

    In a vacation home on Orcas Island, in Washington, the architecture takes a backseat to the art — and to nature.

  9. A Time Capsule, Long Forgotten at the Space Needle, Is Found National, November 18

    Dozens of mementos were sealed in a box at the Seattle landmark in 1982. The capsule was supposed to be opened in 2002. Everyone forgot.

  10. In Oregon, You Can Now Save for Retirement. Unless You Object.
    Sunday Business, November 17

    The state is the first to have businesses that don’t offer their own plans automatically enroll workers for a payroll deduction. Workers can opt out.

  11. A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Market May Be Worth Millions National, November 16

    Experts say it’s a rare, valuable tintype of the famous outlaw, with Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.

  12. Dangerous Psychiatric Patient Escaped From Hawaii and Flew to California National, November 16

    Randall Saito, who was acquitted of murder by reason of insanity, managed to clear airport security and fly across the Pacific before being apprehended.

  13. 5 Lessons Seattle Can Teach Other Cities About Amazon National, November 16

    For Seattle, Amazon has become far more than a big employer and taxpayer.

  14. The History of Photography is a History of Shattered Glass Magazine, November 15

    In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, photography’s long engagement with broken windows took on a new, sorrowful meaning.

  15. Appeals Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s New Travel Ban National, November 13

    A federal appeals court in San Francisco said a ban on entry from six countries could go into effect for people with no ties to the United States.

  16. Silence Lifts in Statehouses as Harassment Scandals Bring Swift Penalties National, November 12

    The cascade of allegations has prompted broad disavowals and public calls for resignations in male-dominated legislatures.

  17. Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn Sunday Business, November 11

    Arizona’s promise to keep the driverless car industry free of regulations has attracted dozens of companies, including Uber, Waymo and Lyft.

  18. Yard Rage: The Rand Paul Assault Op Ed, November 10

    What could it have been about? Oh, any number of things, a highly scientific analysis of feuding neighbors through history suggests.

  19. Katie Lee, Folk Singer Who Fought to Protect a Canyon, Dies at 98 Culture, November 10

    Ms. Lee never forgave the builders of the Glen Canyon Dam and said the only thing that prevented her from blowing it up was that she did not know how.

  20. America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business Interactive, November 10

    If you’ve never heard of this spot, you’re not alone. But it deserves our attention, now more than ever.

  21. Revenge of the Obama Coalition Op Ed, November 10

    The resistance is transforming local politics. But it probably won’t stop there.

  22. The Worrisome Future of Abortion Rights Op Ed, November 9

    The Justice Department is becoming an outpost of the National Right to Life Committee.

  23. A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats Washington, November 8

    Democrats’ broad-based election wins on Tuesday reflected the strength of the party’s diverse voters and the power of their anger over President Trump.

  24. 36 Hours in Kauai, Hawaii Interactive, November 9

    All the raves you’ve heard are true. Kauai is a lush island with just the right mix of amenities and untamed beauty.

  25. Diverse Candidates Make History in Local Elections Video, November 8

    A transgender lawmaker in Virginia, a Sikh mayor in New Jersey and a refugee mayor in Montana were among Democrats’ victories in state and local elections. Was this a one-off rebuke of President Trump or a sign of what’s to come in next year’s mid...

  26. Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth T Style, November 8

    In the wilderness of Washington State’s Hoh Rain Forest, a poet searches for the rare peace that true silence can offer.

  27. $1.2 Million Homes in Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington, D.C. Real Estate, November 8

    A late Georgian house on Cape Cod, a Craftsman-style bungalow in Denver and a 1926 townhouse in Washington.

  28. What You Get for $1.2 Million Slideshow, November 8

    A Georgian-style house on Cape Cod, a Craftsman bungalow in Denver and a 1926 townhouse in Washington, D.C.

  29. Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint National, November 7

    Voters went to the polls on Tuesday from Maine to Seattle. They picked mayors and prosecutors and decided ballot measures on matters like drug price limits.

  30. Running Through the Heart of Navajo Sports, November 8

    The Canyon de Chelly Ultra on the Navajo reservation tests hearts, minds and legs on a treacherous, 34-mile path up 1,000 feet, to finish “in beauty.”

  31. Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Cut Out Human Drivers in Road Tests Business, November 7

    The Alphabet unit says it expects to allow passengers to ride in truly driverless cars in its tests within the next few months.

  32. Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly Science, November 7

    Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, but moving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.

  33. Trump Attacks Teddy Roosevelt’s Grand Legacy Editorial, November 6

    Two beautiful national monuments in Utah would be diminished, as would a tradition of preservation.

  34. Federal Trial Begins for the Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy National, November 6

    A guilty verdict for Mr. Bundy could reinforce Washington’s control of 640 million acres of public land, while an acquittal could embolden those who ignore federal rules.

  35. Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers Washington, November 6

    The case of a Colorado baker who refused to serve a gay couple on free speech grounds poses a test for First Amendment experts.

  36. Putting It All Together — on Video Insider, November 5

    Members of The New York Times’s video department explain how they use forensic techniques to uncover new information about news stories.

  37. Life on Mars: Return to Earth Video, November 5

    In the series finale of our 360 video series, "Life on Mars," the six crew members living in isolation for a NASA-funded research study exit their habitat in Hawaii after eight months. Follow their return from Mars-like conditions and how they adj...

  38. Poised for West Coast Dominance, Democrats Eye Grand Agenda National, November 4

    A special election in Washington State could give Democrats a free hand to enact liberal policies, including on climate, across the entire West Coast.

  39. Gun Death Rate Rose Again in 2016, C.D.C. Says Express, November 4

    The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose to about 12 per 100,000 people, the second consecutive increase after a period of relative stability.

  40. National Parks for the 1 Percent Op Ed, November 3

    Between the indictments and the Civil War revisionism, you may have missed the Trump administration’s proposed tripling of entrance fees.

  41. Running a Beer Distributor From a Shipping Container Sunday Business, November 3

    Matthew Park, a vice president at New West Distributing in Nevada, helps manage the company from the container — and takes skateboarding breaks around it.

  42. Yellowstone Grizzlies May Soon Commingle With Northern Cousins Science, November 3

    The male bears have become more adventurous, which could improve genetic diversity in long-isolated populations.

  43. Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Hate Crime, or a Wound of War? Podcasts, November 3

    A Marine attacked an Iraqi restaurant in Oregon. But what constitutes a hate crime, and how does the legal system treat combat veterans?

  44. Arrested Nurse Settles With Salt Lake City and University for $500,000 Express, November 2

    The nurse was forcefully detained in July by a police officer who has since been fired. The arrest was captured on body camera video and went viral.

  45. A Trail of Debt and Minor Charges for Walmart Shooting Suspect Express, November 1

    The police are still looking for a motive in the shooting, in which Scott Allen Ostrem, described by an acquaintance as “just really rude,” killed three.

  46. Manhattan Attack Is Called Terrorism. What About Vegas? Foreign, November 1

    The authorities were quick to brand the Manhattan bike path attack terrorism. But the term has become about much more than just defining an attack.

  47. An Alaska Senator Wants to Fight Climate Change and Drill for Oil, Too Climate, November 1

    Senator Lisa Murkowski’s views will take center stage this week in a hearing on opening an Arctic wildlife area to oil drilling.

  48. Buildings Across U.S. to Light Up Orange for Las Vegas Shooting Victims Express, November 1

    Some of the buildings will be illuminated for up to 58 nights, one for each person killed in the massacre. The campaign seeks to draw attention to the toll of gun violence.

  49. When Is It Terrorism? How a ‘Simple’ Question Divides a Nation World, November 1

    The authorities were quick to brand the Manhattan bike path attack terrorism. But the term has become about much more than just defining an attack.

  50. Judy Martz, Montana’s First Female Governor, Dies at 74 Obits, October 31

    Ms. Martz was noted for turning a state deficit into a surplus while reducing taxes, but her one term was also marked by scandal and gaffes.

  51. June Robles Birt, Whose Abduction at 6 Gripped the Nation, Is Dead at 87 Obits, October 31

    After “Little June” was rescued from a coffinlike cage in Arizona in 1934, she vanished again, this time deliberately into an inconspicuous life.

  52. You Are Looking Live at Brent Musburger in the Casino Sports, October 31

    The former football broadcaster is betting heavily that his family-owned streaming site will be a hit with gamblers obeying “the guys in the desert.”

  53. Next Challenge for the Golden Knights: A Long Eastern Road Trip Sports, October 30

    The Vegas Golden Knights enjoyed the best start of any expansion team in N.H.L. history, winning eight of their first nine games. But they opened a road trip with a loss.

  54. Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn Science, October 30

    Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration.

  55. ‘Bedlam Out Here in Arizona’ After Jeff Flake Departs Senate Race Washington, October 29

    The Republican senator’s surprise announcement not to run for re-election has thrown open the race to succeed him, igniting divisions in both major parties.

  56. Outside Anchorage, a Chef Makes the Case for Local Alaskan Cuisine Travel, October 29

    Zachary Reid, who opened Froth & Forage in May, is serving up inventive comfort food that pops with color and flavor.

  57. ‘You’re a Quadriplegic’: A Las Vegas Victim Faces a Hard Reality National, October 28

    Kim Gervais and two friends went to hear country music. Then the gunfire began. She was gravely injured, one of her friends died and one survived.

  58. Trump Plans to Shrink Two National Monuments in Utah Climate, October 27

    Senator Orrin Hatch said the president had confirmed that he would approve a plan to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

  59. A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher in the Wrong Payment Plan Business, October 27

    After $70,000 in payments, one teacher found that he wasn’t in the public service loan forgiveness program after all. Now, he has to start over.

  60. Flake’s Speech Bore Marks of Mormon Faith, Not Just Politics National, October 25

    When Jeff Flake railed on the Senate floor against the conduct of his president and his party, much of what he said had roots in his religious upbringing.

  61. Stephen Paddock’s Missing Hard Drive Complicates Las Vegas Case National, October 25

    The gunman apparently removed the hard drive from at least one computer found in his hotel room.